What They Will Never Teach You In Film School – Shane Stanley [FULL INTERVIEW]

Film Courage: Toward the end of your book What You Don’t Learn in Film School you have this fascinating story where you said you saved a Hollywood studio what 50 million?

Shane Stanley, Filmmaker/Author/Instructor: About yeah, and it was for a very large trilogy that they were producing at the time. What had happened is they had committed to making three blockbuster movies (tent pole) over the course of I think five or six years and they had tremendous success with the first one. It was everything that they make these kind of movies for and more. The second one had come out and not done very well. I got a phone call one day from somebody that I had worked with when I was doing studio work and I guess he had talked to one of the heads of production at this other studio and said you need to kind of flip the script on your mindset. You really need to get an indie rat to look at your budget, your schedule and your script and let somebody go in with the mindset that understands production at this level but thinks how do…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

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BIO:

Shane Stanley is a producer/author/instructor/screenwriter known for numerous film and television projects including Desperate Passage (1987) starring Michael Landon, The Desperate Passage Series (1988 to 1995) starring Sharon Gless, Edward James Olmos, Marlo Thomas and Louis Gossett Jr. Street Pirates (1994), Gridiron Gang (2006) starring Dwayne Johnson and Xzibit, A Sight for Sore Eyes (2004) with Academy Award nominee, Gary Busey. Shane is also the author of WHAT YOU DON’T LEARN IN FILM SCHOOL: A Complete Guide To (Independent) Filmmaking.

 


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