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How Lawrence Bender Beat Hollywood On His Own Terms

Many people set out to conquer Hollywood. However, during the course of their journey, these people end up compromising their vision. One producer, however, has been able to bring hit after hit to the big Hollywood screen without compromise. That producer, Lawrence Bender, has become one of the outsiders to conquer Hollywood on his own terms.

Mr. Bender wasn’t always the toast of Tinstletown. In fact, for several years, Mr. Bender spent his time producing low-budget movies in hopes of making it big. It was a chance encounter with an unusual aspiring writer-director that changed everything.

budget films. During their conversation, Mr. Tarantino pitched Mr. Bender on the idea of a heist gone wrong. Seeing the brilliance of that idea, Mr. Bender instructed Quentin Tarantino to write out the script while he sought funding for the film.

During a get-together at a mutual friend’s barbecue, Lawrence Bender met a fast-talking aspiring Hollywood filmmaker named Quentin Tarantino. The two hit it off right away with their love for low budget films. During their conversation, Mr. Tarantino pitched Mr. Bender on the idea of a heist gone wrong. Seeing the brilliance of that idea, Mr. Bender instructed Quentin Tarantino to write out the script while he sought funding for the film.

Two years later, “Reservoir Dogs” hit the big screen. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January of 1992 to rave reviews from art house fans. Several months later, the film was released into theaters. While reviewers weren’t quite sure what to make of this ultraviolent film about a heist gone wrong, the film found itself an incredible cult following.

After the release of “Resavaiour Dogs,” Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender would follow-up their first film with a motion picture that would change Hollywood forever.

“Pulp Fiction,” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1994 where it won the prestigious “Palm d’Or” for best film. The sprawling crime drama about the lives of gangsters, boxers, drug dealers and killers lit the movie world on fire. Produced for just $8 million dollars, the film would go on to gross over $100 million in the domestic box office.

Born in the Bronx, New York City, Lawrence Bender has been producing films in Hollywood for over three decades. In that time, he has garnered three Academy Award nominations for Best Picture. Throughout Hollywood, Mr. Bender is known as a producer who plays, and wins, by his own rules.

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Live Sound Engineer Clayton Hutson Strives to Be the Best in the Industry

Starting your own business is also a bit risky, especially when it is in a field like the music industry and is a role almost entirely of your own making. Entrepreneur Clayton Hutson knows all about the risks, but he uses them to ensure that he continues to excel at his work while growing all the time. As a live sound engineer and concert production producer, Hutson is responsible for making sure that live music concerts look and sound good to the audience. Through hard work and dedication Clayton has seen his business and reputation grow, booking concert tour after tour, but he never uses that as an excuse to stop growing his skill set or investing in new technology or knowledge.

 

In a recent interview Hutson spoke about his experience building his business and what he has done since creating it to establish himself as a leader in the industry. Most of his clients are referrals, recommended by past clients who he went on tour with or worked on special projects with to create their vision. This type of word of mouth recommendation is especially impressive because it means that his work speaks for itself and artists know they can rely on him to both produce a great concert experience, but also depend on him professionally. Overall, Hutson credits his strong work ethic and constant experimentation with new technology, artistic mediums, ideas, and formats in order to keep up with everything that is coming out but to also be able to provide something new for each and every client.

 

Clayton Hutson is a leader in the live sound engineer world, a small world in itself, but one that is always changing and introducing new engineers and methods of production. Hutson has grown and developed his entire skillset to make his company a one stop shop that is able to handle all aspects of a live concert production. Where he is not able to provide the best and most knowledgeable experience, Hutson has assembled the best team in the business that works and travels with each tour to create a start to finish concert. Learn more: http://fohonline.com/news/17024-ver-drives-onerepublic’s-honda-civic-tour-production.html