Shaping a Career in Film: John Wayne S. III, Filmmaker

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John Wayne S. III: Critically Acclaimed Producer / Director / Writer (Red All Over, Ebony Hustle, Plugged)

Esteemed filmmaker and visionary storyteller John Wayne S. III, affectionately known as JW, takes center stage to unravel the mysteries behind crafting compelling narratives that leave an indelible mark on audiences worldwide.

Jay Franze delves into JW’s illustrious entertainment industry career spanning over two decades, from his humble beginnings as a production assistant on George Tillman’s “Scenes for the Soul” to his meteoric rise as a producer, director, and writer, JW shares the pivotal moments and lessons learned along his journey.

You will be captivated by JW’s unique blend of film and music expertise, honed through collaborations with Grammy-nominated producer Steve “Silk” Hurley and managing international A&R teams. Discover how JW’s diverse experiences have shaped his approach to storytelling, seamlessly blending the worlds of music and film to create immersive narratives that resonate on a universal level.

JW offers invaluable insights into his creative process, highlighting the challenges and triumphs of producing over 200 music videos for renowned artists and bringing five feature films to life, including “Red All Over” and “Ebony Hustle.” From navigating the complexities of production to staying true to his vision, JW’s unwavering commitment to excellence shines through in every aspect of his work.

JW shares his philosophy on pushing creative boundaries, embracing new technologies, and staying ahead of the curve in an ever-evolving industry. Whether you’re an aspiring filmmaker, a seasoned professional, or simply a lover of great storytelling, this episode promises to leave you enlightened and eager to embark on your creative journey.

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  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: John Wayne S. III
  • Recorded: February 26, 2024

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