Brian Smolensky
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Brian Smolensky

Brian Smolensky is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and a former Air Force Full Spectrum Threat Response Officer with over 15 years of experience in film and television production. He runs the Script Risk Analysis Department at Epitome Risk and is their lead Script Analyst.

RISKY BUSINESS: The Conqueror

Advice / Tips & Tricks Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Hollywood history is littered with bad movies. 1956’s “The Conqueror” is one of the worst in a crowded field of terrible films. John Wayne stars as Genghis Khan and things only get worse from there. While it suffers from a host of racists and sexist issues – and many more overall quality issues – the reason we are talking about it today is because nearly half the cast and crew contracted cancer.