In this episode, we talk about…

  • What led to Levy’s “Hollywood System Career”
  • The power of seeing yourself with harsh clarity to truly know thyself
  • Understanding on the other side of the hard path is a chance at greatness
  • Reconciling the idea of your identity with who you really are and what you can be
  • Knowing how to use your words, persona, and vision to inspire movie stars (and money) to bet on you
  • Spielberg’s advice on knowing when you’ve got it right 
  • Why Levy believes directing requires decisive leadership and being clear about what you want 
  • Learning the language of actors so you can put them in the mood and the moment so they can be great  
  • What Levy and Ryan Reynolds added to the Free Guy script, and why it worked  
  • How Levy picks his projects based on comedic and heart-felt content

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