PRODUCTION JOURNAL - Midweek Morning Mixer - 8.21.13

Captain's Log.
Stardate: 8.21.13

August 21 was a good day for rebels and innovators.  Today in 1932, Melvin Van Peebles, director of the politically and artistically radical film, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971), was born.  Also, today in 1939, Orson Welles signed a 63-page contract with RKO Pictures that allowed him to write, direct, produce and act in two movies for the studio with an unprecedented offer: complete creative control.  This led to the production of RKO 281 better known as the innovative and artistically daring film, Citizen Kane (1941).

Now that your artistic appetite has been whetted, consider this:

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