July 17, 2019

How to Break into Hollywood, with Greg Mariotti

Episode 9:

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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