February 15, 2021
Episode 98

Scott Budnick Produces Criminal Justice Refor‪m‬

After producing The Hangover and its sequels, Scott Budnick took the incredibly rare step of leaving Hollywood to work full-time on sentencing reform and keeping young people out of jail. Through his work with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, he was instrumental in passing sentencing reform and other key social justice measures in California. He’s continuing in this work and is now pack in Hollywood with One Community, a production company making socially-minded entertainment.

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Sources for audio clips

Intro
Producer Scott Budnick: Inmates are "terrified" amid COVID-19 pandemic - CBS News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWlY_J87lmo
"Hangover" Hollywood Producer Goes to Prison to Mentor Inmates - ABC News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWhtEtWHFE0
Vision Talk: Scott Budnick - How Do We Reduce Recidivism? (Visioneering 2014) - Xprize https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UWbfUyDkWU
Scott Budnick - Reducing Recidivism through Connection and Community - The San Diego Foundation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9slBJaSka4g
Patti Jenkins ARC
Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins honored for work with ARC at Variety's Power of Women https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ8tcfyo0RU
Mark Ruffalo (12:04)
Mark Ruffalo -- What is Social Justice? - The Love Alliance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS30O-tQeMI
Gang Sentencing Enhancements (18:33)
Gang enhancement law unconstitutional - KYMA youtube.com/watch?v=BGpuvPYlg60
Prison Firefighters (24:52)
A New Form of Slavery? Meet Incarcerated Firefighters Battling California’s Wildfires For $1 An Hour - Democracy Now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3lME6jMBy0
Juvenile Life Without Parole (30:55)
Unlocking Hope: Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentences in Michigan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTBB91Kk2ZQ
California SB 9 (37:11)
CA Law To Prevent Juveniles From Being Tried As Adults - KPIX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFuStCHmF2U
Just Mercy (43:17)
How Social Justice Protests Are Affecting Hollywood | Celebrity Page https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3mlR0i1Y0U
COVID in prisons (48:56)
Prisoners Are Using Smuggled Cellphones to Show the Coronavirus Nightmare Behind Bars - VICE News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmODcwJmf4c
Outro
From prison to UCLA graduation youtube.com/watch?v=eoQmO3yq2Xs

Show Credits

Host: Alyssa Milano
Executive Producer: Alyssa Milano
Associate Producer: Ben Jackson
Editing and Sound Production: Natasha Jacobs
Music by: Josh Cooke & Eleisha Eagle