Pursuing Excellence with Marty Katz
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So you want to be a Hollywood producer. But what does it take to make it in today’s industry? It’s not all glamour—it’s hard work, disappointment, persistence—all in the pursuit of excellence. In this week’s podcast, we feature Marty Katz. If his name is familiar, it’s because he's been a Hollywood producer for over three decades and has worked with the cream of the crop in Tinseltown throughout his career. At Walt Disney Studios, he was Executive Vice President of Motion Pictures and TV Production, where he oversaw the production of classics like Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Honey I Shrunk the Kids (1989), Pretty Woman (1990), and later produced Man of the House (1995), Reindeer Games (2000), The Four Feathers (2002), and many more. His experience is at a level few have accomplished.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The truth of what a producer does and what the job entails
  • What it takes to get a movie made in Hollywood today
  • What it takes to get a star to read your script 
  • The challenges of working with actors/producers in filmmaking
  • Why low-quality scripts get produced over better projects
  • How a can producer survive in today's film industry

Get ready to learn what it takes to be a working producer in Hollywood.

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