How does a passion for comics, James Bond films and music become a career for a senior executive in Hollywood? In this episode, we learn the fine art form of Getting Deals done under the mega wattage of tinsel town's bright lights.
Michael Stradford is a senior Warner Brothers executive who is a producer and executive director on projects as Matt Reeve's Batman and the Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam. he has pioneered myriad forms of media including music, radio, DVD, film, television and interactive entertainment on films as Spiderman, Men in Black, Lawrence of Arabia, Bad Boys, Bugsy and the Larry Sanders Show. he has worked in collaboration with many of Hollywood's biggest stars and creators including Warren Beatty, Paul Newman, Spike Lee, Kevin Smith, Pierce Bronson and Robert Dinero.
"Whoever you are at your core, success will bring it out. You may kind of veer off the path initially until you get your equilibrium back but at your core, whoever you are is just going to be magnified.” Michael Stradford
• How preparation and diligence will take a career to its highest potential
• Celebrating the career, tireless work and persistent verve of a Hollywood trailblazer who has worked from behind the scenes to make the world a better place, one film at a time, one deal at a time.
• How to leverage the lessons you learn at home into your dream career.
Guest: Michael Stradford
Creator and Host: Patrick A. Howell
Executive Producer and Narrator: Tori Reid
Writer: Patrick A. Howell and Tori Reid
Postproduction: WeEdit Podcasts
Postproduction Assistant: Alana Coleman
Intern School Affiliation: Norfolk State University
Premier Advertising Sponsor: Vivreau Water Systems
Advertising Sponsor: Hilton Sacramento Arden West
Ad Voiceover Artist: Ginger Levert
Getting Deals Done is a show about doing business, changing power, changing systems and making the world a better place one deal at a time. Host, veteran banker and entrepreneur Patrick A. Howell, speaks with leading and successful innovators, mavericks and captains of industry about making big things happen in the world.