Peter Schaenk interviews Merlin Miller, Mar. 11, 2009

March 7, 2009

Update: The interview is now available here.

This Wednesday, VoR radio host Peter Schaenk interviews filmmaker Merlin Miller. Topics discussed:

  • Jewish involvement in Hollywood.
  • How the MPA is used to keep independent filmmakers out of the mainstream.
  • Merlin’s involvement with survivors of the U.S.S. Liberty.
  • All this and more!

About Merlin Miller

Merlin Miller

Merlin Miller was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY in 1974. He served several years in the U.S. Army where he commanded two units and then worked as an Industrial Engineering Manager for Michelin Tire Company. In 1983, he was accepted into the University of Southern California’s “Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program,” graduating in 1985 with an MFA degree in Cinema/Television. Merlin has since been an independent screenwriter, motion picture producer/director, and media instructor.

Merlin’s award winning films include; “A Place to Grow” starring Gary Morris, Tracy Kristofferson, John Beck and Wilford Brimley, and “Jericho” starring Mark Valley, Leon Coffee, Lisa Stewart, R. Lee Ermey and Buck Taylor. His vision is to build a viable and far-reaching alternative to Hollywood… one that can help shape a more positive destiny for the marginalized, yet traditionally valued American majority.

Americana Pictures

Jericho (2002): Director, Producer
A Place to Grow (1994): Director