Manage episode 281273264 series 2830631
Ryan discusses with School of Hollywood how the production companies handled Covid Compliance and steps that were needed. We also go back in time when Spielberg changed the course of his life with "Hook" starring Robin Williams and Julia Roberts.
Ryan has been busy as Producer and some great advice for Indie Producers as well.
Ryan Francis Bio -
Ryan has spent over 35 years in entertainment. He has worked with Academy Award Winners Steven Spielberg, Robin Williams, Gwyneth Paltrow, Maggie Smith and Dustin Hoffman in Hook, and Emmy Award Winners Sela Ward and George Clooney on NBC's Sisters, which he was a series regular for its entire six year run. He has also appeared in 100 national commercials, having the lead role in selling products like Subaru, Coors Lite and Twix. Ryan's voice can be heard on the radio and television for McDonalds, Chevrolet, Taco Bell, CiCi's Pizza as well as promo spots for the CW network and CBS. He was the Patriot and various other characters in the popular video game Hitman: Absolution. Having produced numerous short films and music videos, as well as the feature, The Helix Loaded... and Just Another Day in the Neighborhood a feature film shot entirely in one day for under $10,000, growing up on movie sets was a reality, one that continues today. He recently has turned his sights on writing and directing. His first short film Open 24 Hours, has received outstanding reviews and was selected to play at the 20th Arizona International Film Festival, 3rd San Jose Short Film Fest as well as the 14th Dances with Films. Ryan's recently wrote, directed and produced the feature film Do Over which was acquired by FreeStyle Media and received a world wide distribution deal available on all VOD platforms as well as iTunes, DishNetwork, Amazon Video, DirecTV, YouTube, PS4 and XBOX. Besides acting, he is an all around athlete who lettered in football as well as soccer, a team that knocked off the number two team in California on the way to the semi-final round of the California Southern Section Tournament. But it was on the baseball diamond where Ryan would set state and school records that still stand today. He was selected back to back years All-Westide, All-Outlook, and All-Ocean League. He also picked up a trophy in tennis, winning the Adidas Desert Challenge in Mixed Doubles as well as winning a belt buckle in team penning at a rodeo in North Carolina.