Stan Brooks is a talented and highly regarded film and television producer and director. He has produced more than 70 films for film and television since 1989, some going on to be nominated and win Emmys. In this episode, we discuss his first job in the industry, working in the mailroom at a company called Filmways. He explains his incredible subsequent journey to becoming a Producer and now, Director.
In this episode, we talk about:
His transition from AFI (American Film Institute) to the “real world."
The simple and memorable advice his grandfather gave him before his first job.
How a tiny film "Perfect Sisters" turned into a successful teen thriller with an Oscar winning cast
His involvement in the making of Oscar winning “Rain Man.”
Why he got unapproved 3x in a row to direct his first film
An incredible story regarding the screening of the film “Submerged” at the White House.
Thoughts about filming during this time.
His charitable organization, The Hollywood Indies Little League Foundation.
Directing 2 episodes of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Stan & Deliver Website: https://www.stananddeliver.com/about
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