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Documentary Filmmakers on "I'll Be Me" & "Finding...11/22/14
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...
George Takei on Activism, Shatner and 'To Be Takei'
Best known for his role at Lieutenant Sulu on Star Trek, George Takei is now the subject of a new documentary, To Be Takei. The actor and activist talks about the chaos behind the first Star Trek movie and why William Shatner is like the crazy uncle...
Creating Showtime's 'Masters of Sex'
Michelle Ashford, creator of Showtime's Masters of Sex, talks about making a show about sex that's not exactly sexy.
Radius Puts Summer Indies in Theaters and Your Living Room
Tom Quinn, co-president of Radius-TWC, explains his multi-platform distribution plan for the sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer; director Charlie McDowell and actor and producer Mark Duplass share why they went the ultra-VOD release route with their movie...
Neal Baer on Coming Out Mid-Career; Saving Scarecrow Video
TV writer and producer Neal Baer is known for his gay-friendly storylines. Now, he?s come out of the closet in his 50?s. And a famous video store hopes to go nonprofit to keep its doors open.
Ray McKinnon on 'Rectify'; James Garner's Legal Legacy
A decade after writing Rectify, Ray McKinnon?s drama finds a home on SundanceTV; Neville Johnson remembers James Garner?s courage in court.
Greg Poehler Tries TV; Film Rating Advisors, Inc.
Greg Poehler makes his television debut with Welcome to Sweden; two former MPAA rating board members go it on their own.
'Real Rob' and TV Kind of Everywhere
Rob Schneider is making his own TV show. He?s also paying for it. Media Analyst Rich Greenfield on why ?TV Everywhere? is a problematic consumer proposition.
Richard Linklater Builds a '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.
Michael Jackson's Hollywood Hopes; Groundlings Turn 40
The King of Pop also had aspirations to be a film star; LA?s famous improv troupe and school celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
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