Podcast Episode 171 – Broadway AND Hollywood Super Producer, Paula Wagner
It’s hard enough to make it as a Producer on one coast, but both?
That kind of success is reserved for a very select group of moguls, and this week I got to sit down with one of them.
Paula Wagner has worn a lot of hats in the business on her way up the ladder, from Broadway actress to Powerhouse Agent to running a movie studio to producing movies like Mission Impossible . . . and yep, producing big Broadway shows like this season’s hit, Pretty Woman.
Could there be a better person to talk to about movies to musicals and vice-versa?
Paula and I talked about that, of course, as well as . . .
- The skills she learned as an agent that help her be a better Producer.
- What Hollywood does well that we could learn from and what Hollywood can learn from us!
- Eye-poppin’ idea that could save the movie industry (and it’s so simple).
- Why Pretty Woman was made to be a musical and why it’s doing what she thought it would (gross over $1mm a week!).
- Coming up in the entertainment industry as a female Producer and how that has changed. Or not.
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Broadway, known for its dazzling performances and captivating storytelling, has…
So much has changed in our industry . . ….
Ken created one of the first Broadway podcasts, recording over 250 episodes over 7 years. It features interviews with A-listers in the theater about how they “made it”, including 2 Pulitzer Prize Winners, 7 Academy Award Winners and 76 Tony Award winners. Notable guests include Pasek & Paul, Kenny Leon, Lynn Ahrens and more.