In this episode, we talk about…

  • Defining what it means to really be a "movie star"
  • Whether franchise movies mean less power for actors 
  • Letting CGI Stan Lee live in Marvel movies forever
  • Measuring success and significance in the film industry and media
  • Pre-digital effects feelings and the different joys actors bring 
  • Tom Cruise vs. Tyler Perry and how Tyler Perry is the modern Charlie Chaplin    
  • Why indie films no longer need a big celebrity who’s trying to be serious  
  • The challenge of finding an audience interested in your work
  • Recognizing that different people scale to different-sized screens 
  • Benefits of casting the actor who’s good and right for the part  
  • Sirui’s affordable lenses and the growing lens space    

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by George Edelman.