Ep. 22 — Writer/Director Joshua Michael Stern on The Secret to Landing Hollywood's Biggest Talent

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On the pod this week, I talk to triple threat Joshua Michael Stern, who writes, directs, and produces films and TV series.

Joshua was the creator and showrunner of the Epix series Graves. He's also directed Jobs with Ashton Kutcher, and written and directed Swing Vote starring Kevin Costner and Neverwas with Nick Nolte.

The guy has a knack for casting some of the biggest talent in the business, even when his budgets aren't the biggest in the business. Case in point: The people I named above and Ian McCellen, Jessica Lange, Dennis Hopper, Vera Farmiga, Nathan Lane, Kelsey Grammar, Josh Ladd, and the list goes on.

In our interview, Joshua talks to me about how he got into writing films, transitioned to directing, then returned to doing all three. I hope you find it inspiring!