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Episode from the podcastLet's Get Reel

Episode #1: Jim Whitaker and "Rebirth"

Released Friday, 9th September 2011
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Welcome to Let's Get Reel! On this premiere episode, Andrew explains the types of people he'll be talking to on the show. He then calls up his first guest: Jim Whitaker, former President of Motion Pictures for Imagine Entertainment and current Chairman of Whitman Entertainment for Walt Disney Pictures. He's here to talk about directing his first feature film, a documentary about the aftermath of 9/11.


About Our Guest:

Jim Whitaker is the former President of Motion Pictures at Imagine Entertainment, where he produced such films as "American Gangster," "8 Mile," "Cinderella Man," "Friday Night Lights" and "Changeling."  He is currently the chairman of Whitaker Entertainment at Walt Disney Studios, where he recently finished producing "The Odd Life of Timothy Green."  He is also the founder and director of Project Rebirth and the director of "Rebirth," a new documentary film that explores the aftermath of 9/11 in the lives of several individuals. "Rebirth" is his directorial debut.

The Episode:

0:00 - Introduction
12:27 - The Interview

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