Warren Etheredge

Warren Etheredge

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandComedy

Conversationalist, Interviewer, Film Analyst

Warren Etheredge didn’t speak until he was 6 years old; he’s been going strong ever since, making a lively livelihood and the most out of every conversation, elevating small talk to high art, discourse to an ideal. He talks. He teaches. He interviews.

Biography

Warren Etheredge has has conducted over 1,500 interviews ? in print, on camera, on stage ? with a wide range of filmmakers, authors, personalities and smarties including Amy Sedaris, Darren Aronofsky, Michael Pollan, Charlie Kaufman, Naomi Watts, Salman Rushdie, Robert Duvall, Alexander Payne, Nora Ephron, Augusten Burroughs, Michael Lewis and Chuck Palahniuk. He hosts “The High Bar,” the award-winning weekly television series devoted to “raising the bar” through light-hearted conversation with people who care about culture that matters. He is the founder of the entertainment website The Warren Report (www.thewarrenreport.com), curating and hosting over 200 events every year. He is also one of the founding faculty of The Film School (www.thefilmschool.com), former Curator for the 1 Reel Film Festival (at Bumbershoot), a published author, an Off-Broadway produced playwright, an acclaimed documentarian, a regular contributor to public radio and a sought-after public speaker.
The Art of Conversation

In this age of social media, scripted reality and talking points, truly inspiring conversations have become scarcer than truth in journalism. From dating to networking to elevator-pitching, too many of us squander opportunities for wisdom, wit, love and profit. In this special presentation, Warren helps you sharpen your conversational skills by sharing tips learned through years of study and practice. He offers tips on active listening and persuasive speaking. He recounts many of his favorite all-star encounters. And he teaches you how to trust enough to embrace honest, dynamic dialogue. The Art of Conversation is an entertaining and edifying lecture for anyone who has ever had to speak with other humans!
The Art of the Interview Workshop

The secret of a great interview lies not in the questions but in the interlocutor. Now you can learn how Warren preps for interviews and stays in the moment with celebrities, common folks and the infamous, whether on stage, on air or on screen. He reveals how to research, how to open and how to guide interviews so that you can deflect talking points and glean the truth. And, he shares insights and a little bit of gossip from the 1,500+ interviews he’s conducted with the likes of Woody Allen, Amy Sedaris, Calvin Trillin, Naomi Watts, Robert Duvall, Mariel Hemingway, Salman Rushdie, Nora Ephron, Michael Pollan, Charlie Kaufman, Augusten Burrough, Andy Samberg, Vincent Bugliosi, Nicolas Cage and others.
What’s Wrong with This Picture?

When a movie works, it’s magic. When a movie fails, there are many reasons. In this beloved presentation for aspiring filmmakers, Warren publicly scrutinizes student work. As a veteran festival curator, he’s seen over 10,000 short films thus can identify the flaws within moments. Brave volunteers screen the first five minutes or so of their works, then Warren offers his wickedly honest and spot-on judgment, delivered with quick wit and good will toward the dedicated artists in the mix. It’s the perfect way to way to improve your film/s to the delight of your audience and the approval of festival programmers.
The Response

“Warren Etheredge is an extraordinary interviewer — one of the best in the country. He’s incredibly prepared for each encounter — and has an uncanny ability to absorb complicated material and distill it for audiences. He also has a terrific sense of humor that makes the interviews feel less like dutiful graduate seminars and more like a late-night talk show. Indeed, I think it’s only a matter of time before some media executive wises up and gives Warren his own show.”

Daniel H. Pink
author of DRIVE and A WHOLE NEW MIND

“Warren is the most knowledgeable and engaging interviewer and commentator on film that I have ever been engaged with. His insight and criticism are tempered with a keen sense of humor and irony. To be the subject of one of his filmmaking classes was both intellectually stimulating and a whole lotof fun.”

James Foley
filmmaker (GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS; AT CLOSE RANGE)

“Warren Etheredge is one of the most probing and thoughtful interviewers–not to mention the wittiest!”

David Grann
author of THE LOST CITY OF Z

“As for Warren, his heart warming story of his childhood speech disorder really sunk home with our audience and was the reason why we reached our goal. He captivated the audience and kept the event running smoothly with his charm and charisma. He was highly reliable, spoke clearly, was very approachable, always had a smile and gave great advice on the timing and order of the showflow/event.”

Erin Oest-Larsen
Larsen-Brennan Events (RiteCare WA Breakfast)

“Warren manages to pick the pockets of patrons with such confidence, wit and ease that they actually seem grateful; he is my #1 choice for master of ceremonies.”

Tina Meadows
The Novel: Live!

“Warren is an engaging teacher – funny, insightful, highly opinionated. Great class for movie-lovers, screenwriters and other