July 17, 2019

How to Break into Hollywood, with Greg Mariotti

Greg Mariotti has been working in Los Angeles, California with Cameron Crowe’s production company Vinyl Films for the past four years. Prior to producing the documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name, which premieres in theaters on July 19, his most recent projects include Showtime’s Roadies and the Jerry Maguire 20th Anniversary Blu-ray and DVD. Prior to joining Vinyl Films, Greg had a prominent career at some of the leading financial institutions in Seattle, Washington.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Greg Mariotti’s journey into the film industry
  • The challenges Greg encountered with the creation of his film, David Crosby: Remember My Name
  • The many roles Greg Mariotti plays at Vinyl Films
  • How Greg Mariotti and his partner developed the concept and format for their movie
  • Why it takes two and a half years to get a film into theatre
  • How Greg Mariotti made a jump from banking to the film industry
  • The best places to start a film career
  • Greg Mariotti and Cameron Crowe’s television series, Roadies
  • The different challenges of television and film production
  • Licensing and music clearance in film
  • Why there has been a spike in demand for music documentaries in recent years

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