Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz

Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz

United States

A one-of-a-kind insiders look at Hollywood from a totally different perspective. This inspirational weekly series provides an “all access pass” to the entertainment business through the eyes of comedy manager/producer Barry Katz and the industry's biggest "behind the scenes" players who candidly reveal the risky decisions they made that led to the most groundbreaking internet, television, radio, music, and film content in the world. Combining humor, insight, and motivation; Katz provides the blueprint for the audience to take their careers to the next tier, while showcasing each guests’ extraordinary journey from humble beginnings to the highest levels in their field.


207: Bart Baker  

Bart Baker is an American entertainer, web-based comedian, video producer and artist known for his short videos on Youtube, Vine and also

He started his own Youtube channel in 2010 which quickly became a success through his parodies of music videos from famous artists.
His parodies include Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and many others. Today, Bart is one of the top online influencers in the world with a YouTube following of over 12 million.

206: Deborah Aquila  

DEBORAH AQUILA is one of the most renowned casting directors in Hollywood. She began in NYC with Steven Soderbergh's "Sex, Lies and Videotape" and Uli Edel's "The Last Exit to Brooklyn" before moving to L.A to cast "The Shawshank Redemption."

After several years as the head of casting for Paramount, Aquila returned to the independent casting world with Sam Raimi's "The Gift," starring Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves, and Katie Holmes, and "What Women Want," directed by Nancy Meyers and starring Mel gibson and Helen Hunt.

Her credits also include "La La Land," "The Expendables," "Dexter," "The Shield," "Now You See Me 2," "Live Free or Die Hard," "Crank," and "The Underworld" series. Aquila has been recognized 15 times by the Casting Society of America, winning three Artios awards.

205: Wonder Woman Director, PATTY JENKINS (re-release)  

PATTY JENKINS is an award winning writer/director, best known recently for directing the highest grossing film by a woman in history ("Wonder Woman") and for her debut feature “Monster,” based on the life of convicted serial killer Aileen Wuornos.  The film was named best first feature by the 2004 Independent Spirit Awards, one of the ten best films of the year by the AFI, and # 3 film of the decade by critic Roger Ebert.


The movie also earned star Charlize Theron an Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG award, and numerous critics awards in the best actress category for her stunning performance. Jenkins has also directed a plethora of TV, including the Emmy award winning Fox series “Arrested Development," HBO’s "Entourage,” and was nominated for an Emmy and won the DGA award for helming the TV pilot of “The Killing."

204: Chris Myers  

Chris Myers is an Emmy award winning American sportscaster with more than 30 years in broadcasting. He has covered premiere events, including the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA finals, NCAA final four, NASCAR, the Masters and U.S. Open (golf), the Daytona 500, and the Olympics. He was awarded an Emmy in the sports features category in 1990 as an anchor/reporter.

One of the busiest broadcasters in sports, Myers has interviewed everyone from Muhammad Ali to John Wooden to OJ Simpson to Tom Brady and many stars from the entertainment world as well, like Bill Murray and Adam Sandler.   

203: Mark Lonow and Jo Anne Astrow  

Mark Lonow and Jo Anne Astrow have shared 50 years of personal and professional relationship together. Mark Lonow is an actor and producer who has appeared in countless films and worked with the greatest. His credits include The Wedding Singer with Adam Sandler, National Security with Martin Lawrence, & City Hall with Al Pacino. 

Lonow is also the owner of The Improv with his friend Budd Friedman. The legendary comedy club opened in 1963 and remains to this day a landmark of stand up comedy as it was the very first comedy club at the time.

Jo Anne Astrow is an actress, performer, manager and producer. After a partnership at New Visions with her husband, Jo Anne turned to personal management where she helped develop such talents as Michael Rapaport, Lewis Black, Andrea Abbate and many others

202: Best of Directors  

The best of all the episodes with some of the greatest directors in the entertainment industry, featuring Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up), Reggie Hudlin (House Party, Boomerang, The Great White Hype), David Zucker (Airplane, The Naked Gun, Scary Movie 3), Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Spy, Ghostbusters) & Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman, The Flamingo Kid, The Princess Diaries). 

201: Andrew Golder  

Andrew J. Golder has created, produced, and written numerous TV game, reality and comedy programs. His credits include "1st and Ten" with OJ Simpson, the multiple Emmy-winning "Win Ben Stein's Money" that launched the career of Jimmy Kimmel, "Solitary", “the Game of Life” for the Hub, Comedy Central’s “Gong Show," NBC’s “Identity” with Penn Jillette, CBS' “Star Search”, & the magic series "Penn & Teller: Fool Us", which begins its' 4th season this summer on the CW on July 13th

200: Lee Harvey Oswald's lover, Judyth Vary Baker  

LEE HARVEY OSWALD’s girlfriend in 1963, JUDYTH VARY BAKER is an American artist, writer, cancer researcher, and poet who was the lover of the accused assassin in the murder of JFK, which she claims was a CIA/Mafia conspiracy with Oswald being a designated scapegoat. A wizard student with the highest IQ in her class, in 1958, she was introduced to a high-ranking Norwegian geneticist and radiobiologist with CIA ties who had served as a double agent against Hitler. His exploits as a spy fascinated her and he provided her with equipment, and contacts, after she indicated her interest in finding a cure for cancer. 

Young and impressionable, Judyth saw Fidel Castro as a cruel communist dictator, a threat to national security and the American way of life. Under direction of Alton Ochsner, well connected and funded by right wing politicians and Texan oil barons, she met Oswald for the first time and he took Judyth under his wing, while they were involved in an American top secret plot to kill Castro. Judyth and Lee grew to liking each other, which developed into a powerful working relationship and love affair, even though the both of them were married. 

199: Best of Casting Directors  

The best of all the episodes with the biggest casting directors in the entertainment industry. 

198: Rob Schneider Re-Release  

ROB SCHNEIDER is a 3-time emmy nominated TV and film actor, well known all over the world for his hugely successful tenure on "Saturday Night Live," his trademark blend of character/comedian acting, as well as for his esteemed career as a stand-up comedian, director, producer, and writer. His more memorable films include "The Chosen One" (a drama he also co-wrote), "You may Not Kiss The Bride," as well as several Happy Madison productions including "Bedtime Stories," "You Don't Mess With The Zohan," "The Benchwarmers," "50 First Dates," "The Longest Yard," "Eight Crazy Nights," "Little Nicky," "Mr. Deeds," "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo," "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo," "The Hot Chick," "The Animal," "Shark Bait," "The Waterboy," and "Big Daddy."

197: Steve Mosko  

STEVE MOSKO is one of the most famous and powerful personalities in the world of television.

During his 24 years at Sony Television, including 16 as president, Mosko oversaw some of the best TV shows in history, including "The Shield," "Outlander," "The Goldbergs," "The Blacklist," "Preacher," "Better Call Saul," "Masters of Sex," "Wheel of Fortune," "Jeopardy," and of course, the hit show that won 16 Primetime Emmy Awards and 2 Golden Globes during its 5 year run, "Breaking Bad."

196: Kirk Fox  

KIRK FOX is an actor, writer, producer and award-winning stand-up comedian. Fox was the host of the syndicated daytime conflict talk show The Test and had a recurring role on NBC’s hit comedy Parks and Recreation as Sewage Joe. Other acting credits include Nickelodeon’s How to Rock, NBC’s Community, The Carmichael Show, The Mick, and as a series regular on CBS’s hour-long dramedy Rush Hour.

Fox’s extensive television background includes multiple guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, as well as his own Comedy Central Presents. His experience is not only limited to television, though. Fox has also built an impressive list of film credits including Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Postman, Post Grad, The Patriot, and Wyatt Earp.

195: Kevin Bright  

Over the last 40 years, KEVIN BRIGHT has gained recognition as one of TV Comedy’s most successful producers and directors. He produced 6 “Magic of David Copperfield” specials that won multiple Emmys, including the Vanishing of the Statue of Liberty and Walking Through the Great Wall of China.

His credits include executive producing one of the greatest half-hour comedy "Friends" which was a cultural phenomenon that ran for an entire decade, the HBO hit show "Dream On," & the hilarious groundbreaking sketch comedy show "In Living Color."

194: Chris D'Elia Re-Release  

CHRIS D'ELIA is a comedian, writer, and actor who began acting in high school, with several guest roles on "Chicago Hope". He attended New York University, but dropped out to pursue comedy writing full time, and began performing stand-up at 25 years old. His relentless stage practice landed him slots on "Comedy Central's Live At Gotham" and "Comedy Central Presents". D'Elia has since become one of the most popular and successful stand-up comedians touring today.  In 2011, he landed a starring role on NBC's sitcom "Whitney" opposite Whitney Cummings, and appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber.  In 2014, he joined the cast of "Undateable", a sitcom executive produced by Bill Lawrence, premiering it's third season (consisting entirely of live episodes) on October 9th, 2015, on NBC.

193: Michael Phillips  

MICHAEL PHILLIPS' films have been praised by critics and film lovers all over the world, and have garnered 23 academy award nominations as well as a palme d’or.

His incredible resume includes unique cinematic gems such as Steven Spielberg’s "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," (which won him Italy’s David Di Donatello award for best picture), Martin Scorsese's "Taxi Driver," and "The Sting," starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman which won 7 academy awards. 

192: David Copperfield  

DAVID COPPERFIELD is the winner of 21 Emmy Awards for his groundbreaking TV specials, holds 11 Guinness World Records, was named "Magician of the Century," "King of Magic," & "Magician of the Millennium" by the Society of American Magicians, is the first living illusionist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was knighted by the French government, awarded a living legend award by the U.S. Library of Congress, entertained Presidents at the White House, has been featured on postage stamps from 6 different countries, owns Musha Cay-- a set of 11 private resort islands in the Bahamas, has been involved in multiple film projects like the Jim Carrey/Steve Carrell Film "Burt Wonderstone", where he developed illusions for the film & coached the well as the $350M grossing film, "Now You See Me," where he was a producer & consulted on the screenplay, has 3.62 million followers on twitter, and Forbes named him one of the top 5 wealthiest entertainers in the world.  

191: Gary Miller  

GARY MILLER is an internationally renowned English music producer, composer, arranger and songwriter. Miller has worked with iconic artists including David Bowie, Sting, Elton John, George Michael, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Simply Red, Slash, Fergie, Andrea Bocelli, Lionel Ritchie, Donna Summer, Rick Astley, Kylie Minogue, and many others. Miller created a non-profit "Rock Against Trafficking", which fights to end human trafficking, particularly with children, and will soon release a star-studded album to raise money for the organization.

190: Catherine Oxenberg  

CATHERINE OXENBERG is an award-winning actress best known for her performance as Amanda Carrington on the 1980's Prime-Time soap opera "Dynasty." An Ivy-League educated model, performer, and activist, Oxenberg is the daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, making her 1,375th in line for the British Throne. She has appeared in numerous TV shows, and starred in her own Lifetime reality series, "I Married a Princess" in 2006. Additionally, she recently produced and starred in "Sexology," a documentary which analyzes the female orgasm in our modern Post-Feminist society. Once named by Harper's Bazaar as one of America's 10 Most Beautiful Women, Oxenberg is a strong advocate regarding the issues of child abuse and crimes against women.

189: Tommy Davidson  

TOMMY DAVIDSON'S exceptional range -- from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music accomplishments -- have earned him a reputation as a legendary performer. Best known for being one of the stand-out cast members on "In Living Color," Davidson has also made 3 comedy specials and appeared in the hit films "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls", "Strictly Business", "Booty Call", and Spike Lee's "Bamboozled". As an animated voice artist, Tommy starred in Will Smith's series, "Youngin's", Disney's "The Proud Family", and Adult Swim's "Black Dynamite", having also co-starred in the original cult live-action feature of the same name. Tommy currently hosts "Vacation Creation" on the CW. Davidson continues to perform for audiences across the country and will take the stage doing comedy at Madison Square Garden on April 1st.

188: Pete Holmes Re-Release  

PETE HOLMES is a comedian, actor, voice actor, writer, producer, and podcaster.  Performing standup for over 15 years, Pete was a featured comedian on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and VH1's Best Week Ever.  He wrote for NBC's sitcom "Outsourced" and Fox's "I Hate My Teenage Daughter," and has created dozens of skit comedy videos for After two successsful appearances on Conan, Conan O'Brien commissioned and produced "The Pete Holmes Show" on TBS, a late-night talk show with Pete as host.  His extremely succssful podcast "You Made It Weird" is featured on the Nerdist Network has welcomed some of the best comedians and actors active today. Currently, Holmes writes and stars in the new HBO comedy, Crashing, which premiered on February 19th, which Holmes executive produces alongside Judd Apatow, who directed the pilot. 

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