Randy Douthit’s filming career
Randy Douthit has had many successful careers, but he got his start in entertainment when he was 9. His appreciation for old-fashioned variety shows it spurred him to create his production company. Today, he does most of his work in events like concerts and conferences.
Randy Wooten started his own production company and even served as the President and CEO of the CableAce Awards from 1984 to 1993. He left and went to work for Quincy Jones Entertainment, where he was involved with the TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, among other things. What Randy is most proud of is the TV show, Judge Judy. He’s been extremely successful with the show because it’s been around for a long time and has won three Emmy Awards.
Production during the Pandemic
Television production was affected by the pandemic, with many shows postponing filming and those that went ahead doing so with new safety measures in place. The pandemic changed the industry in many ways, including how long it took to shoot a show, which impacted the cost of production.
Safety measures are there to keep employees, artists, and audiences safe. Producers should be aware of the risks and take precautions accordingly. Although the safety measures seem like a hassle at first, they help stop exposure by blocking out airborne particles. “Even though these precautions add extra steps, we’ve seen their value after a few incidents,” Douthit says.
Experience from Judy Justice
Randy Douthit learned that many people who contact him think they have an “open-and-shut” case. People think they know what they want and are usually quite angry for not getting it or can’t get the outcome they think is right. He had to learn to separate himself from the issue and be as patient, empathetic, and helpful as possible.
Technological advances also made it possible for companies to provide remote, online assistance during the flu. Judge Judy Sheindlin has mused about how much she prefers virtual cases compared to in-the-flesh ones. In her words, “I’m a great believer in technology, and I love the idea of conducting all my court business through the computer and television.