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Writer, director & producer Jerry Schnitzer

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Kori and Jerry chat about his book, "My Floating Grandmother," his experiences as a filmmaker, overcoming his fear of becoming a writer, who inspired him to pursue his goals, and what he tells his writing students. You don't want to miss this interview!

From Write Life:

He owned and operated Gerald Schnitzer Productions for twenty years. He was awarded several Gran Prix for his commercials for Kodak, Chevrolet and Clairol. Feature film credits: Sail to Glory, The Naked, Doomtown, Kid Dynamite, Bowery Boys, Jinx Money, The Corpse Vanishes; TV segment of Lassie and National Velvet. He directed Buster Keaton, Emmet Kelly,Robert Stack, Linda Evans, Phil Silvers, Jan Clayton, Jean Lockhart, Pops Fiedler,Lorne Greene, Arnold Palmer, Imogene Coco, Bela Lugosi, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts and Albert Brooks. He gained notoriety in the world of TV advertising in the late 50s by "his humanizing the commercial." - creating the so-called, "Kodak Moment."