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The MAKE IT podcast amplifies the voice of the filmmaker by exploring the filmmaking journeys of actors, writers, directors, producers, and a host of other creatives from across the film industry. We provide a platform for filmmakers to provide advice, lessons learned, personal reflections, and ins… read more


114 - Tony Scott - Telling Universal Stories and Changing Careers

In this episode, we have a conversation with Writer/Director Tony Scott. We talk about his mid-life heart-change from finance to a filmmaker, how the Civil Rights movement inspired his storytelling, and why we have to protect the filmmaker's ability to tell stories about groups, races, and ethnicities outside their own.

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Tony’s Links:




Broadvision Pictures

Jean Qing Su (producer)


Grey Lady (film)

Representation Matters? (short film)

Together (film)



Eric Dane (actor)

Natalie Zea (actress)

Amy Madigan (actress)

Jason Olive (actor)

Filmmakers must be free to tell the stories they want (article)

Lulu Wang (director)

The Farewell (film)

Iron Man (film)

Lawrence of Arabia (film)

The Deer Hunter (film)

John Shea (actor)

Roma (film)

David Mamet (writer)

David Lean (director)

The Bridge on the River Kwai (film)

Doctor Zhivago (film)

Brief Encounter (film)

Ridley Scott (producer)

Blade Runner (film)

Alexander Payne (producer)

Woody Allen (writer)

Clint Eastwood (actor)

Rasheena Nash (writer)

Gordan Parks (director)

Richard Roundtree (actor)

Shaft (film)


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