#35.The BOB goes Hollywood with Director Jason C. Brown #DrunkHistoryStyle
This week on Business Over Beer, we welcome big time Hollywood (Assistant) Director, Jason C. Brown. He shares with us how he went from a Zoology degree at Miami University of Ohio to working on some of the biggest shows in Hollywood. Most notably, Jason has been the First Assistant Director on Drunk History and has directed the short films Panic Button, Imaginary Friends and soon to be released Meet Cute. Other credits include Brews Brothers, The Mindy Project, NCIS LA, Awkward and Medium, among many others. We get a little sneak peek into what it’s actually like working in Hollywood, the actual “work”, not the perceived glitz and glam. Prost!
In this episode:
Jason talks about the “Midwest work ethic”, and how that helped him stand out when he was getting started.
Preparation is key to success in any industry; Nothing ever goes as planned, so everyone on set, on a team, in a business, has to have some element of thinking outside the box.
Plan for all contingencies, see it before it happens and respond.
Networking. Do it (That’s it, that’s the whole bullet point).
Don’t say “No” to any job that might help you learn your craft or industry.
There’s learning to be had from all situations; Learn from the good AND the bad directors/managers/business owners you work with.
Don’t be afraid to tell people what you want and go for it.
Guest Beer: Boulevard Brewing – Kansas City, MO Jam Band Berry Ale, 5.9% ABV, 6 IBU
“Accompanying a simple malt base, blueberry, raspberry and tart cherry play in perfect harmony to create a slightly tart ale that sings with ripe, bursting fruit flavor. Aromas of dark berries, citrus and melon open the show, bridging to zippy fruit flavors that meld into an easy-drinking summer beer worthy of an encore.”
Angie’s Mystery Beer: Stone Brewing – Escondido, CA Enjoy By 07.04.20 IPA, 9.4% ABV, 90 IBU
“For this version of Stone Enjoy By IPA we thought: “We don’t always have a filter, so why should our beer?” By skipping a step and letting this devastatingly fresh, golden-hued double IPA go unfiltered, the beer takes on a hazy appearance and its peach and tropical fruit hop aroma are intensified. So though it may sound like it, this missed step was no misstep.”