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Ep 418: Craig Brewer

Released Monday, 7th June 2021
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PUBLIC VERSION. Filmmaker Craig Brewer (COMING 2 AMERICA, HUSTLE & FLOW, BLACK SNAKE MOAN, FOOTLOOSE 2011, DOLEMITE IS MY NAME) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen IN STUDIO to discuss his career journey. In this fascinating conversation Craig discusses everything from John Singleton mentoring him… to the many lessons he’s learned from directing both feature films and episodic television… to which of his many incredible films he truly feels is his best (you may be surprised!)… to how he added a “sale making” surprise to a very big pitch at a very big studio… to his experiences telling stories about black culture as a white filmmaker… to what really needs to change in Hollywood if our industry is truly going to offer more opportunities to under-represented voices. Dr. Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” for a filmmaker facing “the crossroads of coincidence” and the boys offer Craig a free copy of A SERBIAN FILM for his 13 year old daughter in this terrific episode that’s one of THE MOVIE CRYPT’s best!
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Filmmakers Adam Green (FROZEN, the HATCHET franchise), Joe Lynch (MAYHEM, EVERLY), and Arwen the Yorkie host this inspirational and educational program that offers a fully comprehensive look at the entertainment industry, the artistic process, and the enduring struggle of not giving up on your dreams. By candidly sharing their own trials and tribulations in Hollywood, Adam and Joe create an extremely honest and heartfelt dialogue with their guests. The hilarious, heartbreaking, and therapeutic “artist on artist” conversations focus on each guest’s individual journey and the various hurdles they have personally faced and conquered along the way. With guests ranging from Academy Award winners, entertainment icons, and A-list celebrities... to cinematographers, editors, studio executives, and countless other crucial positions not typically featured in the spotlight, an average episode of THE MOVIE CRYPT offers more insight for navigating the entertainment industry than an entire semester of film school. Hailed by Entertainment Weekly magazine as “one of the top 20 podcasts you should be listening to” [Issue #1345], a new episode of THE MOVIE CRYPT has been released every single Monday without fail since the day the podcast launched on May 6, 2013. To get the FULL version of every new episode every Monday morning simply subscribe to our Patreon for just $1 a month! Our early episodes, access to our monthly LIVE events, and more are all available at: www.Patreon.com/TheMovieCrypt
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