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Our guest on today’s episode is Emmy award-winning filmmaker, actor, Filmtrepreneur, best -selling author, and instructor Shane Stanley. Shane’s been in the business way before he could walk. He started off as a child actor at 9 months old when his father, who was a working actor volunteered him for national TV commercials, starring in commercials and films and even going on to win his first two Emmy Awards at age 16  and 19 for his role in the Desperate Passage (1987) series.

Along with his outstanding talents in front of the camera, Stanley also had an eye out for the producer’s seat. He learned and honed camera and editorial skills and could comfortably find his way around behind the camera by age 10, and has since clocked directing, production, editing, and acting credits for over 58 shows, films, commercials, and music videos.

In 2001, he launched his production company, Visual Arts Entertainment under which he executive produced culture hits like the sports drama, and Box Office #1, Gridiron Gang starring Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson as lead, and critically acclaimed film, A Sight for Sore Eyes which was Shane’s directorial debut.

The film won several awards in 2004. It bagged a Special Jury Award at WorldFest Houston, won two Telly Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Film & Television as well as winning top honors at the International Family Film Festival, and ultimately won dozens of prestigious awards, and was invited to screen at Cannes Film Festival in 2005.

Shane’s latest book, What You Don’t Learn In Film School: A Complete Guide To (Independent) Filmmaking, offers a wealth of knowledge for anyone who wants an entertainment industry insider’s professional guidance on how to create a movie. I loved the book so much I decide to publish the audiobook version through my company IFH Books. If you want to get a FREE copy of the book all you need to do CLICK HERE and sign up for a FREE Audible account and download Shane’s book. 

The book is an especially invaluable tool for anyone thinking of going to film school. It is an in-depth, no-holds-barred look at making movies from ‘concept to delivery in today’s ever-evolving climate while breaking down the dos and don’ts of (independent) filmmaking.

Directed and written by Shane, Mistrust is about Veronica enjoys being a mistress. Having no commitments and never being vulnerable, She comes to realize her best friend holds the key to her heart and is the only one capable of extracting her emotions.

His latest film, Break Even (2020) tells the story of four adventurous friends find 50M in cash on a remote island only to discover it was left by the DEA for the Cartel in a rogue deal.

Shane is a wealth of information and he drops some MAJOR knowledge bombs on the tribe in this conversation. If you are a filmmaker do yourself a favor and pick up his book What You Don’t Learn In Film School: A Complete Guide To (Independent) Filmmaking, it is a GREAT companion book to Rise of the Filmtrepreneur: How to Turn Your Indie Film into a Moneymaking Business.

Get ready to take notes and enjoy my conversation with Shane Stanley.

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