In this new podcast series, recovering screenwriter (and Mr. Monitor) Jay Rosen and I will indulge in passion for the movies by looking at them through the lens of compliance. Jay is a contemporary movie fan and I am more of a classic movie maven so we present a well-rounded view of the movie fandom. To jump start the series, Jay and I revisited the intersection of Star Wars and compliance in five episodes this week. Today for our first full episode, we look at the recently released music bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody. So if you want to indulge in your love for the movies with two guys who are passionate about Hollywood and get some ideas for your compliance program, this is the podcast series for you.

Some of the highlights include:

  • How the movie came together after years in development and how it could have been a much different picture.
  • The stars were spot on in their portrayals of the band members (living and dead).
  • How do you wrap a story of redemption around a character you know will die of a terminal illness?
  • Tom indulges in his love of tracking shots.
  • Jay explains how the story structure worked in this movie.

The Compliance takeaways:

  1. A compliance program must continually innovate.
  2. You must bake continuous improvement into your compliance program.
  3. Every compliance professional should be ready for the opportunity; whether it be to move up in your profession or sell a new compliance initiative.
  4. The creative process in music can inform your innovation in compliance—engage your audience.
  5. Use the design thinking model, listen to what your audience wants from compliance.
  6. Learn from your mistakes and move forward incorporating the lessons learned into the next iteration.