E005 Rob Newman, Mr. Hollywood in Midlife

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E005 Midlife with Rob Newman, Mr. Hollywood

Rob NewmanMeet Rob Newman at midlife. The commercial producer has worked with Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin and Rihanna, just to name a few artists whose music videos he has produced. His first jobs included working as an extra on the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and spending summers in high school working for Howard Hughes cataloguing his newspaper clippings.

In this episode, Mary and Rob talk about their first meeting on the set of an Aretha Franklin music video, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Rihanna and more. Also, the ever-changing entertainment industry, Rob’s travels, his bucket list and regrets.

Some of Rob’s work:

Rihanna, What Now

Aretha Franklin, Pride (A Deeper Love)

Whitney Houston, I Will Always Love You

Marc Cohn, Walking in Memphis

Note: In this episode, Rob asks Mary to help him fulfill his #1 bucket list item. Since recording this interview, it is in the works. Updates will be coming.

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Recommended books:

2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America, by Albert Brooks

A Curious Mind, by Brian Grazer

Sick in the Head: Conversations about Life and Comedy, by Judd Apatow

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