Television Producer at E! News International, Show Runner at NBCUniversal , Film Producer at E! Entertainment Networks, Producer at MTV and much more, find out the awesome life of hollywood media with this great interview with Alexander Von Roon.
(George Clooney giving us some advice how to survive the "heat" in Hollywood and talking about directing and acting at the same time. — with George Clooney at Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel). Alexander Von Roon.
The film and showbiz industry has always startled me, the instant time taking, vision, passion and progression. I couldn’t help but get further into it and what it takes to be a devoted producer, actor and director. I was so enthusiastic when I had the chance to speak with Alexander Von Roon from behind the scenes of the exciting Hollywood movie industry.
Having just finished his latest project with Pierce Brosnan, he spills the onset invisibles about Jacob Waltz, what’s next in store and what’s to come out on screens!
(8 January 2013 Alexander With Samuel L. Jackson at Casa Del Mar.)
“Shooting "The Lost Dutchman" was a lot of fun, since we were filming on location in the Arizona desert and the movie is based on a legend surrounding the Superstition Mountains. Shooting guns and chasing Apaches around is always fun.” Quoted by Alexander himself when asked about his top project to date.
Alexander has worked on numerous volumes of projects, such as Femme, E Entertainment, Desperate Housewives, as well as with a vast variety of cultures, personalities, employers, directors, actors - you name it. Alexander took the time to talk about his productions, including the exciting ‘must know’ - if he could work with anyone - who would it be?
“I have always been obsessed with Brian DePalma. I think he continued Alfred Hitchcock’s legacy and it would be great to work on a psychological thriller.
I have already worked several times with David Fincher, J.J. Abrams, John Wells and of course David Mamet and Michael Bay.
It was fun doing comedy with Becky Martin, David Zucker, they are very hands on directors, so I learned a lot. “
Presently based in his second home in California, formerly from Hanover, Germany, it, goes to show that there is such a resourceful world out there, where you can bring your enthusiasm and grow it to such an extreme, no matter where you are!
Do you miss home (Europe)?
“There are around 250.000 Germans in the LA area and many Croatians, (especially in San Pedro), Brits, Scandinavians, you name it.
I miss my family. I love Europe, especially the cultural diversity and I go back several times per year.”
What was it that made you move to the US?
“I like the American spirit, where everything is possible. People give you a chance and even a second chance. Americans seem to be more forgiving and able to let go. New York seemed like a modern Rome to me till 9/11. Now, that Los Angeles is not only the Center of Entertainment but also for music, life is great in Southern California, especially near the Ocean, where you can enjoy the outdoors and catch a breeze.”
(A few shows Alexander has been involved in)