Jesse Shapiro
Writer | Director | Producer
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The Subplot

A Podcast

On ‘The Subplot’ I interview people who aren’t just talking… but actually making their dreams a reality in show business.

Filmmaker Jesse Shapiro talks to actors, directors, comedians, producers, writers, managers and everyone in between about the ins-and-outs and the ups and downs of a life in the entertainment business.  The podcast provides inspirational stories of perseverance and success, as well as expert advice for anyone who wants to have a successful career in entertainment.

Where to Listen

iTunes - Stitcher - Spotify - Google Play - YouTube 

Featured Episodes

This episode is an excellent example of what The Subplot is. Perfect listen for everyone looking to create their own success.

Adam Shapiro is currently starring in the Broadway musical 'Waitress' and starred in Jesse's film 'Nobody Walks in LA'. The conversation delves into Adam’s process for authenticity in auditions, which helps him get acting roles that are right for him.

This episode is a good lesson is perseverance for everyone who is coming to Hollywood with no connections.

Payman Benz is a much sought after television director known from 'Who is America', 'Modern Family', 'Key and Peele', and 'Teachers' on TV Land. Payman discusses his journey from Iranian refugee to becoming an acclaimed television comedy director.

Learn how Jesse's film ‘Nobody Walks in LA’ came to be with this panel interview with Jesse and his producers, Jeremy Elliot and Sierra Satow. Originally recorded November 1, 2016. Moderated by Dennis Baker, Business Program Director for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.


The Subplot Episodes