TOP DOG RADIO speaks with film producer, writer, theatre director and Academy Award winner David Brown (1916 – 2010). Brown formed his own film production company in the early 1970s and went on to produce over a dozen blockbuster hits, including The Sting (1973), Jaws (1975), Cocoon (1985) and Driving Miss Daisy (1989). Saying that “every setback is an opportunity,” Brown discusses an issue important to those dreaming of starting their own business. Namely, the right time to quit where you’re at and strike out on your own. Brown also focuses on the changing business of film and movie production, the increasing importance of marketing, and the ability to “read an audience.” For entrepreneurs interested in the entertainment industry, Brown’s insights are beyond valuable.
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David Brown is interviewed on a show (radio I believe, based on the quality), but his answers do shed light and insight on his years in the film industry.
What did you love best about How to Produce Blockbuster Movies with JAWS' David Brown?
Nuts and bolts of the industry's business side uncovered
Who was your favorite character and why?
What about the narrators’s performance did you like?
To the point questions.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
It is a business making an audience entertained
Any additional comments?