You would be given a free pass if you forgot that before the rise of the social media influencer there were already pundits and personalities on TV, radio and print. There’s just been that much exponential change in the media business over the last 15 years. Yet today, those who were formerly the audience are now capable of reaching more fans than even the show itself, just think TikTok.
From micro to macro, big stage to small screen, to draw and maintain an audience is not easy. Now that change is the norm, authenticity in all its forms is what we demand of our idols, as we from Richard Crouse in this episode. Throughout the last 25 years, Richard has been authentic to a fault, which has kept him in the spotlight, and a source of light for all who believe in the magic of filmmaking.