#148-Randy Read


January 6th, 2023

1 hr 14 mins 31 secs

Season 4

Your Host

About this Episode

After spending over a decade as the lighting director for the Marshall Tucker Band, Randy Read set off on a path that would make him a pivotal player in building the foundation of the production marketplace in Knoxville, TN. After meeting television mogul Ross Bagwell at the 1982 World's Fair, Randy would go on to have an outsized impact on the trajectory of the film and television business at Cinetel and Scripps Networks. While he admitedly ruffled some feathers over the years, Randy's commitment to craft and cinematic aesthetic cemented him as one of the most important forebearers of the television industry as we know it in Knoxville.