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Digital Production Buzz – October 4, 2018

This week, we look at the world of stunts. How they work, who creates them and what it’s like to perform them. We talk with four professional stunt people about how they got into the industry, how they setup a stunt and what it’s like to crash a car at 100 miles per hour!

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Melissa Stubbs, Jack Gill, Georgia Durante, Buddy Joe Hooker and James DeRuvo.

  • Melissa Stubbs: Professional Stunts
  • Jack Gill: Action Designer/Director
  • From Mob Driver to Stunt Driver
  • “Stunts Unlimited:” The Back-Story
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week

Melissa Stubbs: Professional Stunts

Melissa Stubbs
Melissa Stubbs, Action Director/2nd Unit Director/Stunt Coordinator, Action Girl Films
When you are one of the first women in your genre you have to work harder, faster, stronger than anyone else. Tonight we talk with Melissa Stubbs, Stunt Coordinator and Action Director about what got her started in stunts and how she sets up a stunt.

Jack Gill: Action Designer/Director

Jack Gill
Jack Gill, Action Designer/Action Director, Stunts Unlimited
As a veteran in the stunt industry, Jack Gill has seen a lot of changes. Tonight he joins us to talk about his career, changes in the stunt industry and what separates a professional stunt person from an crazed idiot. The line is narrower than you might think …

From Mob Driver to Stunt Driver

Georgia Durante
Georgia Durante, Stunt Driver, Website
She began her career as a model, and get-away driver for the mob. She spun that into a career as one of Hollywood’s most successful female commercial stunt drivers. Tonight we are joined by Georgia Durante who shares her almost-unbelievable story.

“Stunts Unlimited:” The Back-Story

Buddy Joe Hooker
Buddy Joe Hooker, Stuntman, Stunt Coordinator, 2nd Unit Action Director, Website
Buddy Joe Hooker co-founded Stunts Unlimited in 1970. Today, it is one of the most trusted groups for stunt people. Tonight, he talks about how he got into stunts, the business of doing stunts and the role of Stunts Unlimited.

The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief, DoddleNEWS.
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief at, has a multi-faceted career spanning radio, film and publishing. With experience covering technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James joins us every week to present the latest industry news.
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