SEEKING INSIGHT FROM LEADERS IN OUR FIELDS

Produced by the Junior Board of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter
of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Episode 9: Nicolas DeGrazia

Filmmakers

interviewed by

Anthony Landahl

Nexstar Producer

A co-founder of Bitter Jester Studios, Nic DeGrazia is the creative director of the Emmy-winning studio. Producer Anthony Landahl talks with Nic about working on the company in his off-hours when it first started to now organizing the annual Bitter Jester Music Festival in Highland Park. The conversation touches on the impact of art, music and the concept of “just going for it.”

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John Owens

Executive Producer

Rebekah Cowing

Executive Producer

Aliyah Muhammad

Graphic Designer, Producer & Editor

Carmen Vincent

Producer & Editor

Anthony Landahl

Producer & Editor

Melyssa Guzman

Producer & Editor

Tiyen Simmons

Producer & Editor

Nihar Gagneja

Producer & Editor

Larry Larson

Producer & Editor

Sam Brief

Producer & Editor

Mikey Boyd

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