Gary Ousdahl is the Owner and Manager of Advanced Management. He recently produced the upcoming Warren G documentary “G-Funk”, which premiered at SXSW this past March and will be released in early 2018. Previously, Gary worked as an agent at William Morris. He also worked side by side with the prolific Tyler Perry almost every day from 2008-2010.
Gary is a master networker and dot connector, and he shares some of the methods that have helped him succeed as a film producer, manager, and business owner. He also walks us through the process of meeting Warren G and making the “G-Funk” documentary in just a matter of months.
7:50 How Warren G brought Snoop Dogg to Dr. Dre 11:07 Finding the right investors for the “G-Funk” documentary 21:46 How to involve the right people who will be excited about your project 27:24 How to become a person of value and connect good people with each other 28:34 How to raise money from investors 30:20 A few lessons Gary learned while working with Tyler Perry 32:45 Why Craig Robinson is Gary’s favorite person to work with 35:45 The importance of surrounding yourself with friends who inspire you 39:00 Always be in the outgoing call business 40:10 Struggling makes you stronger 42:53 Setting and accomplishing goals 46:38 Life is pointless if you’re not following your passion