Life Changes Show, February 6, 2023
Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy
Life Tools to Balance Rich Personal Relationships and Family with CARLA MCCLOSKEY and Performance Guest EASAE - show 723
Featuring Interview Guest, Hollywood Film and TV Director and Assistant Director, and Author, Carla McCloskey; and Performance Guest, EASAE, Indie Pop Artist, on The LIFE CHANGES Show Episode 723 Titled, “Life Tools to Balance Rich Personal Relationships and Family”
Interview Guest: CARLA MCCLOSKEY; and Performance Guest: EASAE
Guest, CARLA MCCLOSKEY
Before becoming an author, Carla McCloskey was a long-time director and assistant director who began her film career when she was picked as an assistant director by the Producers Association.
“I was one of the first women in this position,” recalls Carla, who has lived in Malibu since 1981 with her husband, Leigh J. McCloskey, an actor, artist and author.
Carla was later the assistant director on many films, including The Goodbye Girl, California Suite, Death Becomes Her, Point of No Return, Point Break, The ‘Burbs, The Color of Night, Hook and Jurassic Park.
She worked with directors Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, Robert Zemeckis, Richard Rush, John Badham, Herbert Ross, and Cher. She also worked on the television series Amazing Stories, Babylon 5, Ally McBeal, Gilmore Girls and The Closer.
Carla wrote her first book, Grandma Told Me So—Lessons in Life and Love, to help others find and keep the best possible relationships in their lives. Carla writes with the wisdom and simplicity that she learned during her early life in Lodi, Wisconsin, a picture-perfect small Midwestern town.
“At my grandmother’s side, I developed the life tools to balance rich personal relationships and family with a demanding life in Hollywood as a director and assistant director to many of today’s most notable actors and filmmakers,” says Carla, adding that she and her husband “have shared the many facets of a life in Hollywood while never forgetting to live a life in love.”
Carla wrote her second book, Living in an Alien Body—Surviving Stroke, from her own personal experience to help others navigate the life-altering trauma of stroke.
“This book will transform the way you think about stroke,” emphasizes Carla, whose goal with the book is “to navigate a stroke for you or a loved one—and hopefully prevent stroke.”
Ultimately, “t may even help you or a loved one survive it—not as a helpless victim, but as an unexpected journeyer into strange and foreign lands.”
EASAE is an indie pop artist originally from Buffalo, NY. Pulling from Fleetwood Mac & Maggie Rogers, hitting a unique emotional tone that is sure to resonate through your bones. Making her debut feature on “Melting”, alongside Danny Olson and Yetep, establishing her sound as an emotional vocal powerhouse for subsequent releases. Her debut album “Not Sure I Love It Here Yet” premiered December 16th, 2022. A collection from her journey navigating loss while trying to keep her love for life close by.
Life Changes Show
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A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.
In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.
The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.