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Adam Anders: Behind the Music with a Hitmaker

Adam Anders: Behind the Music with a Hitmaker

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Adam Anders is a television and music producer who has sold more than 100 million albums and in recent years has become one of the most in-demand Executive Producers for music-driven film and television. Anders is the CEO of Anders Media, and its record label Deep Well Records, a sub-label of Capitol Music Group.Host Gordon Cox (contributing theatre editor at VARIETY and host of VARIETY’s Stagecraft Podcast on The Broadway Podcast Network) helps drive this amazing collection of conversations with Adam including adapting The Prom from stage to screen for Netflix, creating the original sound of Glee for Ryan Murphy, and even why he decided to step away from an incredibly successful career writing songs for top pop artists around the world.

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Not only does Meryl Streep bring her own spin to each new song she records, but every take is a new and unique performance. That's the challenge Adam Anders had when working with Meryl as well as Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Keenan Michael Key, Andrew Rannells, Ariana DeBose, and the rest of the amazing cast of The Prom on Netflix. This group of experienced and incredibly talented performers pushed Adam in new and exciting creative directions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What does it take to become the music producer on a Meryl Streep / Nicole Kidman film? After a vague phone call from Ryan Murphy asking him to listen to the cast album of The Prom on Broadway, Adam Anders was excited to dive in. Working with Ryan to adapt the hit stage musical to the screen was thrilling and challenging. Adam and his colleagues worked to maximize the cinematic quality of the adaptation while still staying true to the original script, score, and message. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
With only 3 days left to shoot, The Prom movie was forced to shut down production due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, presenting enormous problems for the entire film and for Adam and the music team specifically. Completing production, post-production and recording remaining music was massively challenging. With great ingenuity Adam Anders and his team created new systems and new protocols that made it possible to complete The Prom in spite of the overwhelming challenges. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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