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Scott Budnick is the Founder of One Community Films, the Founder of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, and one of the most successful comedy film producers in history.
Scott was the Executive Producer of the Hangover film franchise and via One Community Films, the producer of Just Mercy, the feature film that details the story of Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.
Scott's work with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition began as an annual camping trip bringing together a few dozen formerly incarcerated young people with positive mentors to offer encouragement, guidance, and resources.
Today, ARC has grown into a support and advocacy network of more than 450 members and hundreds of volunteers, mentors, and allies committed to helping one another through reentry and advocating for a fairer criminal justice system.
ARC provides its members with mentorship, mental health services, supportive housing, access to jobs and education, opportunities to advocate for criminal justice reform, and has been responsible for changing dozens of laws that create a more humane reality for those at the bottom of our society.
He joins us to discuss his circuitous journey, from producing the Hangover franchise to founding one of the leading advocacy+policy groups affecting criminal justice reform, and back again to making films and television whose stories seek to change policy by changing perceptions.
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