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The Movie Crypt

May 2, 2022

PUBLIC VERSION. Director Michael Schultz is an absolute legend in film (THE LAST DRAGON, COOLEY HIGH, CAR WASH, DISORDERLIES, KRUSH GROOVE, SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND, etc) and one of the most prolific directors in television (THE ADVENTURES OF YOUNG INDIANA JONES, L.A. LAW, PICKET FENCES, FELICITY, ALLY MCBEAL, CHARMED, GILMORE GIRLS, BLACK-ISH, NEW GIRL, ARROW, CHUCK, etc). Starting out with a dream of serving in the United States Air Force, Schultz unexpectedly found himself pivoting into the theater where he would cast a (then) unknown actor named Al Pacino in one of his very first plays. Through sheer ambition, tenacity, and raw talent, Schultz would pave his own way into Hollywood. He would go on to direct some of the biggest actors, comedians, and musicians in the history of entertainment and now… 50 years later… Michael Schultz is one the most prolific directors in American television and a bonafide hero of Black cinema. Best of all, he has also managed to remain one of the most humble human beings you’ll ever be blessed to meet.

In this master class of an episode, Schultz shares his amazing career journey with a truly starstruck Adam, Joe, and Arwen. Prepare to be inspired, friends!