S1E16 – Rejecting Brian Grazer (Splash)

Show Notes

Splash launched the filmmaking careers
of Brian Grazer and Ron Howard. It put Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah on the
map and was nominated for an Academy Award. But as a budding movie
producer, Grazer spent seven years trying to sell the script, facing unrelenting rejection from every studio in LA.

Join us this week as dive into Grazer’s
fascinating story. From being told mermaids  don’t sell movie tickets to earning $70 million at the box office.

Major sources for this episode include:

1. A Curious Mind by Brian Grazer
2. Forbes: How The Art Of Human Connection Turned Brian Grazer Into An Iconic Hollywood Film Producer
3. Documentary: The Making of Splash (1984)
4. New York Times: How To Be A Hot Hollywood Producer
5. Reunited Apart with Josh Gad: Splash

6. Ideas for Tomorrow by Cleveland Clinic: Brian Grazer, Producer & Executive Chairman, Imagine Entertainment
7. Goldman Sachs: Brian Grazer: Academy Award-Winning Producer
8. Deadline:
How Producer Brian Grazer’s Firing Led To His Big ‘Splash’ And The “Little Scam” That Started His Career
9. Business Insider: Brian Grazer’s Splash Turning Point

10. Talks At Google: A Career In Curiosity: Brian Grazer
11. Producers Guild of America: Brian Grazer on the Making of Splash
12. OWN: How Brian Grazer Fell Into The Movie Business
13. Child Mind Institute: Dyslexia And What I Would Tell My #YoungerSelf
14. 92nd Street Y: Brian Grazer in Conversation with Ron Howard: Face to Face
15. The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity: Brian Grazer, Academy Award-Winning Producer
16.
Questia: Splash
17. Hollywood Reporter: Writers Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz Reflect on
‘Splash’ Genesis, ‘A League of Their Own’s’ Most Famous Line

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Engineer: Keith Ohman
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Company and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

Splash launched the filmmaking careers of Brian Grazer and Ron Howard. It put Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah on the map and was nominated for an Academy Award. But as a budding movie producer, Grazer spent seven years trying to sell the script, facing unrelenting rejection from every studio in LA.

Join us this week as dive into Grazer’s fascinating story. From being told mermaids don’t sell movie tickets to earning $70 million at the box office.

Major sources for this episode include:

1. A Curious Mind by Brian Grazer
2. Forbes: How The Art Of Human Connection Turned Brian Grazer Into An Iconic Hollywood Film Producer
3. Documentary: The Making of Splash (1984)
4. New York Times: How To Be A Hot Hollywood Producer
5. Reunited Apart with Josh Gad: Splash

6. Ideas for Tomorrow by Cleveland Clinic: Brian Grazer, Producer & Executive Chairman, Imagine Entertainment
7. Goldman Sachs: Brian Grazer: Academy Award-Winning Producer
8. Deadline:
How Producer Brian Grazer’s Firing Led To His Big ‘Splash’ And The “Little Scam” That Started His Career
9. Business Insider: Brian Grazer’s Splash Turning Point

10. Talks At Google: A Career In Curiosity: Brian Grazer
11. Producers Guild of America: Brian Grazer on the Making of Splash
12. OWN: How Brian Grazer Fell Into The Movie Business
13. Child Mind Institute: Dyslexia And What I Would Tell My #YoungerSelf
14. 92nd Street Y: Brian Grazer in Conversation with Ron Howard: Face to Face
15. The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity: Brian Grazer, Academy Award-Winning Producer
16.
Questia: Splash
17. Hollywood Reporter: Writers Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz Reflect on ‘Splash’ Genesis, ‘A League of Their Own’s’ Most Famous Line

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Engineer: Keith Ohman
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Company and powered by Acast.

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