Lorenzo di Bonaventura – How to make Hollywood movies, raise finance, find directors with ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ producer.

On this weeks episode we chat with Hollywood legend Lorenzo di Bonaventura!

He chats to Giles Alderson & Dom Lenoir about his career, on set advice and how to produce movies including GI Joe, The Meg, Plane and Four Brothers.

He also talks about:

What he looks for in directors.

Filming huge set pieces.

Shooting and getting permission in remote locations.

How they find the transformers stories.

Why learning psychology and reading history is vital for filmmakers.

How he raises finance and why getting a good script takes time.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts in is CINEMAS now.

Link to BOOK recommendation Mr and Mrs Hollywood


Acting for screen workshop – Acting Lincs


The Stranger in our Bed for Best Thriller at the National Film Awards here


Breaking Infinity on it’s cinema tour here


Big thank you to:

Serena Gardner

Mark Hammett

Lee Hutchings

Marli J Monroe

Karen Newman

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