Greenlit takes a deep dive into the wild world of how your favorite film and television projects came to be from idea, through development and production, and eventually reached your screen. Host Matthew Helderman (film producer, financier and media entrepreneur) brings a background of 300+ feature film and TV projects experience to chatting with the biggest names in front of and behind the camera from hits like The Office, Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, The Royal Tenanbaums Grand Budapest Hotel, The Irishman, Hook, Ant-Man and many more.
In this episode, we talked to Barry Josephson (@barryjayj), the man whose five-year persistence made the iconic Men In Black (1997) possible. For all of you in the wrong field, Barry is living proof you can still make it big in entertainment. Before he was working with stars like Will Smith and Harrison Ford, he worked in the music industry. He’s found success as President of Columbia Pictures and executive producer on noteworthy productions such as Enchanted (2007) and Bones (2005-2017). However, he will always say he learned more from his failures. In this episode, Barry talks about why his failures make him successful, the five year process of making Men In Black, and why right now is the Golden Era of television.