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: A League of Their Own

Advice / Tips & Tricks Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Directed by Penny Marshall from a script by Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel and based on a story by Kim Wilson & Kelly Candaele, “A League of Their Own” tells the true story of the World War II era All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). The film stars Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Rosie O’Donnell, Tom Hanks, and Madonna.


RISKY BUSINESS: The Princess Bride

Advice / Tips & Tricks Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Thirty-five years ago, “The Princess Bride” premiered. Its original theatrical run was not a success but “The Princess Bride” found its audience at the video store—and through constant play on television—during the 1990s. Today, it is considered a family classic.

PANDEMIC BEST PRACTICES: Post-Production

Advice / Tips & Tricks Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Epitome Risk has been on the front lines of Pandemic Production Safety since the beginning. With over one hundred combined productions, our experts have helped film & television companies minimize risk, avoid shutdowns, and eliminate outbreaks for over two years.




PANDEMIC BEST PRACTICES: Production

Advice / Tips & Tricks Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Epitome Risk has been on the front lines of Pandemic Production Safety since the beginning. With over one hundred combined productions, our experts have helped film & television companies minimize risk, avoid shutdowns, and eliminate outbreaks for over two years.


Risky Business: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Advice / Tips & Tricks Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Few movies have reached the iconic levels of cultural saturation as the Harry Potter franchise. What began as a roundly rejected book became one of the bestselling works of literature in history, a blockbuster eight-film series, several theme parks, a billion-dollar merchandising juggernaut, and a steadfast staple of internet discussion, fanfiction, and cosplay.