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Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer on 'Still Alice'01/24/15
Julianne Moore is in Oscar contention for playing a woman struggling with Alzheimer's in Still Alice. The film was directed by a married couple with their own story of battling a debilitating disease.
Richard Linklater and His Oscar-Nominated 'Boyhood'
Thirteen years ago, Richard Linklater had a simple, but brilliant idea for a film. Investors loved the idea too. The catch? There'd be no return for over a decade. Now, the film is nominated for six Oscars.
Ava DuVernay on 'Selma,' Building a Career Her Own Way
Before she became a filmmaker, Ava DuVernay worked as a film publicist. DuVernay traces how she shifted her career and ended up making history as the first African American woman nominated for Best Director at the Golden Globes for the historical...
Alejandro González Iñárritu on 'Birdman,' the Future of Film
Director Alejandro González Iñárritu talks about the struggles of getting Birdman, his dark comedy about a washed-up actor seeking redemption, off the ground.
The Year in Film and Television: 2014 Edition
Hollywood news banter partners Michael Schneider and Matthew Belloni join Kim Masters to mega-banter 2014, the year that may forever be known as the year of the Sony hack.
Laura Poitras on Snowden, Watchlists and 'Citizenfour'
Documentarian Laura Poitras on the secretive making of Citizenfour, the film about NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
'Big Hero 6' Brings a Marvel Comic Book to a Disney Universe
Big Hero 6 is the first Disney animated feature to use characters from the Marvel library, but it's not being marketed that way. Producer Roy Conli and Disney Animation Studios president Andrew Millstein explain why.
Producer DeVon Franklin Keeps the Faith in Hollywood
DeVon Franklin is a minister, former studio executive and now producer behind movies with a message. While he was at Sony, he worked on the upcoming remake of the musical Annie.
Revisiting Kevin Spacey: The Disruptor
Kevin Spacey calls for change in the entertainment business and backs it up by funding and self-releasing his first documentary.
Documentary Filmmakers on "I'll Be Me" & "Finding Hillywood"
Conversations with Leah Warshawski, director of Finding Hillywood,and James Keach, director of Glen Campbell...I?ll Be Me.
Showrunner Jill Soloway on Amazon's 'Transparent'
Writer and producer Jill Soloway traces how she went from being second-in-command on cable shows to creating the most-binged series on Amazon.
TV Legend Norman Lear on a Lifetime of ?Experience?
Television icon Norman Lear wrote sitcoms that tackled real issues, like rape, abortion and race relations. Lear talks to Kim Masters about a few lifetimes worth of adventures in film and television and his new memoir.
Damien Chazelle on ?Whiplash;? Jewish Émigrés & Film History
Director Damien Chazelle tells Kim Masters how he was able to turn a 15-minute short film into a full-length feature that was the darling of Sundance. Then, a look at the role of Jewish émigrés in the birth of film noir.
Producer Steven Schneider on Life After ?Paranormal?
When producer Steven Schneider discovered Paranormal Activity, he lived the Hollywood dream of sudden, stunning success. Then it all fell apart. He tells us how it happened, and what he?s doing now.
Lynn Shelton?s ?Laggies? and Unlikely On-Screen Friendships
Filmmaker Lynn Shelton shares the unique career path that took her from New York theater actor to Seattle indie director. Her new movie Laggiesstars Keira Knightley.
Mark Whitaker on ?Cosby: His Life and Times?
Author and journalist Mark Whitaker has written a new biography of a giant of American comedy. Kim Masters talks with Whitaker about what is and isn?t in the book on Bill Cosby?s life and career.
?Cristela? Comes to ABC; Barbara Rosenblat?s Many Voices
Cristela Alonzo was thrilled to sell a script to ABC, but the show seemed dead after the network decided not to shoot a pilot. She tells us how she was able to resurrect Cristela. Then, meet the woman who has been called the Meryl Streep of audiobook...
Ben Mezrich Writes with Hollywood in Mind; ?Hope for Film?
Ben Mezrich?s books have been made into movies like 21and The Social Network. His new novel, Seven Wonders, came with a movie deal already in place. Plus, Fandor CEO Ted Hope reflects on his many years in the indie film business in his new book Hope...
Gustavo Dudamel and Alberto Arvelo on 'The Liberator'
Filmmaker Alberto Arvelo and LA Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel sit down with Kim Masters at the Walt Disney Concert hall to talk about the special role of music in the new Simón Bolívar biopic, The Liberator.
A Decade in the Making, 'The Dog' Finally Has Its Day
Filmmakers Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren set out to make a documentary about the bank robber who inspired Al Pacino?s character in Dog Day Afternoon. Now, after more than ten years of filming and editing, their self-financed film The Dog is finally...
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