Courtney Miller, Filmmaker/Producer/Author/Editor: So when I have my meeting with them they say Okay Courtney this is how we’re going to do it. We’re going to have a three-year program with you. I said Okay. He said Your number one is the year of Yes. You say Yes to every single job that comes your way.
Film Courage: Starting your film career later in life as you did, how do you think your mindset is different?
Courtney: Starting later with my film career my mindset is I’m very focused and I know what I want and I feel a lot more confident and how to go about getting it and I’m not afraid to ask for it, to ask for the order so to speak. I think probably in the past I would have been nervous, I would have been afraid to hit up IMDB, find the producer and hit them up. I would probably have been afraid to do that but now I’m not afraid at all so I think I just have this confidence in me because I’ve lived life and I’m not afraid.
Film Courage: Since 2018 you’ve directed over 20 episodes of television, three made-for-tv movies and you’ve also written scripts that have been produced since 2018? What’s your secret?
Courtney: Going back to the Will Smith adage of There’ll be other screenwriters, other directors that are more talented than me but I won’t be outworked and it comes down to the work. It literally just comes down to the work and taking advantage and leveraging the relationships that I do have though they’re not a lot. It’s afforded me the opportunity to be a part of all these different projects. Being a good person, being a person that people can count on, being on time, being courteous, the basics that your mother and father taught you, that does carry a long way in this business because there’s…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
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Courtney Miller is a 5-time award winning director who has worked with the biggest names in entertainment including Michael Jackson, Usher, and Britney Spears. His award winning short film REPAIRations! – The Musical, has garnered him meetings with top studios and networks including Lionsgate, TBS, and Viola Davis’ company, Juvee Productions. He has directed commercials for Nike & Apple, and has written several television and film screenplays in the Drama, Comedy, Musical, and Horror genres’.
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