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Hollywood Unscripted

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A show for film lovers by film lovers. Hollywood Unscripted delves into illuminating and unique conversations with top professionals in the entertainment industry. Hear stories and lessons from behind the scenes of the biggest blockbusters and most-admired features in film history. Featuring candid conversations with Hollywood legends, moguls, auteurs and other industry insiders, host Jenny Curtis goes far beyond the standard celebrity interview to take listeners inside the creative process. Listen each week to find out how the most creative minds in film and television do what they do and what their work ultimately means to them. From CurtCo Media.

A show for film lovers by film lovers. Hollywood Unscripted delves into illuminating and unique conversations with top professionals in the entertainment industry. Hear stories and lessons from behind the scenes of the biggest blockbusters and most-admired features in film history. Featuring candid conversations with Hollywood legends, moguls, auteurs and other industry insiders, host Jenny Curtis goes far beyond the standard celebrity interview to take listeners inside the creative process. Listen each week to find out how the most creative minds in film and television do what they do and what their work ultimately means to them. From CurtCo Media.

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United States

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A show for film lovers by film lovers. Hollywood Unscripted delves into illuminating and unique conversations with top professionals in the entertainment industry. Hear stories and lessons from behind the scenes of the biggest blockbusters and most-admired features in film history. Featuring candid conversations with Hollywood legends, moguls, auteurs and other industry insiders, host Jenny Curtis goes far beyond the standard celebrity interview to take listeners inside the creative process. Listen each week to find out how the most creative minds in film and television do what they do and what their work ultimately means to them. From CurtCo Media.

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@curtcomedia

Language:

English


Episodes

48 - Lee Daniels (The United States vs. Billie Holiday)

3/5/2021
Director, Writer, Producer Lee Daniels joins host Jenny Curtis and Special Guest Co-Host Dana Gourrier to talk about his life long drive towards entertainment and his latest movie, the United States Vs. Billie Holiday. 00:56 – Taking a moment to get to know this episode’s co-host, Dana Gourrier, a little better. 2:37 — Dana boils herself down in a nutshell as strong artist and shares the magical moment when you feel connected to the material you’re acting. 3:37 — One of Dana’s favorite...

Duration:00:53:31

Stacey Sher // Reissue

3/1/2021
In honor of Women's History Month, we are re-issuing one of our favorite episodes: our conversation with prolific producer Stacey Sher; An incredible career retrospective, hosted by Jenny Curtis with special guest co-host Dana Gourrier. In a conversation focused on connection, passion, and the love of filmmaking, we hear stories and advice from Stacey and Dana. Episode Topics: • The introductions of our co-host and guest. We learn that in this special, we are joined by actress Dana Gourrier,...

Duration:00:50:11

47 - Chris Columbus (The Christmas Chronicles 2)

12/14/2020
Prolific writer/director/producer Chris Columbus joins host Jenny Curtis in a conversation about his career path, incredible collaborators, experiences working with children, behind the scenes stories and his newest holiday adventure, THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES 2. Through the conversation they discuss: 1:08 - His experience in this holiday season and not watching many holiday films. 1:52 - When Chris knew he was going to be a filmmaker, his path to NYU and his first screenplay written on the...

Duration:00:40:34

46 - Joe Manganiello (Archenemy)

12/7/2020
Actor/Producer Joe Manganiello joins host Jenny Curtis for a conversation about his career path, process and new film, ARCHENEMY. TIMESTAMPS: 0:46 - When Joe first knew he wanted to be an actor 3:08 - Joe’s experience at Carnegie Mellon in a cut-program. 3:55 - Shooting a movie in secret while at school 5:08 - The exhaustion of making it through his acting training 6:43 - Lessons in school that clicked while filming MAGIC MIKE XXL and TRUE BLOOD 9:06 - Graduating and moving to LA following...

Duration:00:39:19

45 - David E. Talbert (Jingle Jangle)

11/30/2020
Writer/Director David E. Talbert joins host Jenny Curtis and guest co-host Nik Walker to discuss his spectacular new holiday film, JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY. 0:30 - Nik Walker’s introduction, discussion of HAMILTON, his podcasts THE CHAOS TWINS & LITTLE JUSTICE, the experience of playwriting, and who he is as an artist. 4:37 - David E Talbert joins the conversation 5:22 - Nik and Jenny’s impressions of JINGLE JANGLE 6:04 - The initial idea of JINGLE JANGLE being thought of for...

Duration:00:46:14

44 - Alan Ball and Stephen Root (Uncle Frank)

11/23/2020
Writer/director Alan Ball and actor Stephen Root join host Jenny Curtis to talk about their processes, career paths and new film, UNCLE FRANK. Through the conversation they discuss: 1:02 - their experiences in quarantine 1:42 - Alan’s history and how it inspired Uncle Frank 3:29 - Stephen being drawn in by the script 4:40 - Why now was the time to make this film 5:05 - Casting Alan’s wishlist of actors 6:00 - Stephen’s take on Alan’s directing style 6:34 - Alan’s take on working with Stephen...

Duration:00:37:26

43 - Jake McDorman (The Right Stuff)

11/9/2020
Actor Jake McDorman joins host Jenny Curtis to talk about the Disney+ series THE RIGHT STUFF, the lessons he’s learned throughout his career, and behind the scenes stories from his many projects. Throughout the conversation they discuss: 0:36 - the impending election at the time of the recording 1:15 - his experience of quarantine and being back in Los Angeles 3:03 - getting to live through the fantasy of being an astronaut and learning about the history of the space race in THE RIGHT STUFF...

Duration:01:00:36

Enola Holmes with Harry Bradbeer: A Short Spoiler Special

11/2/2020
In a previously unheard part of host Jenny Curtis’ conversation with Director Harry Bradbeer - Harry reveals how the final (and his favorite) scene of ENOLA HOLMES was a late addition to the film. ----------------- Learn More: Hollywood Unscripted Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter Hosted and Produced by: Jenny Curtis Co-Produced and Edited by: J Whiting Executive Producer: Stuart Halperin Theme Music by: Celleste and Eric Dick A CurtCo Media Production See omnystudio.com/listener for...

Duration:00:06:05

42 - Zoe Lister-Jones (The Craft: Legacy)

10/26/2020
Actress/Writer/Director/Producer Zoe Lister-Jones joins host Jenny Curtis to talk about her career and life as a creative. Through the conversation they discuss: 0:56 - The rollercoaster of her career ambitions and the struggle to decide on a creative path. 2:39 - The core of Zoe’s parents teaching her to be an artist. 4:09 - Going from the world of theater into the world of film. 5:20 - Being on WHITNEY, learning from Whitney Cummings, and her favorite memory of that time. 6:28 - How she...

Duration:00:38:10

41 - Mary Laws (Monsterland)

10/19/2020
Showrunner Mary Laws joins host Jenny Curtis to discuss her career, writing, and her new anthology series on Hulu, MONSTERLAND. Throughout the conversation they discuss: 0:37 - Finding her way to the arts as a young child. 2:20 - Receiving some harsh but beneficial advice from a teacher in undergrad. 3:36 - Starting out as a playwright and the first play she wrote, FINGAL’S CAVE. 4:50 - Tina Howe’s observation of Mary 5:35 - Going to NY and working at Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater 6:21 -...

Duration:00:37:23

40 - Jessica Rhoades (Utopia)

10/12/2020
Executive Producer Jessica Rhoades joins host Jenny Curtis to talk about the new Amazon Original series UTOPIA, her career, supporting the writer’s vision, mentoring, and advice for creatives. Through the conversation they discuss: 0:59 - The experience of putting two series out during quarantine, DIRTY JOHN: THE BETTY BRODERICK STORY and UTOPIA. 2:54 - The title of ‘non-writing executive producer’ and what Jessica does in production. 4:34 - Discovering that she could be a producer when...

Duration:00:35:31

39 - Julie Taymor (The Glorias)

10/5/2020
Director Julie Taymor joins host Jenny Curtis to talk about her amazing career in the arts, from Lion King on Broadway to her new film THE GLORIAS. Through the conversation they discuss: 1:07 - Julie’s experience during quarantine. 1:51 - How she connected to Gloria Steinem and began the process of THE GLORIAS 4:59 - Developing a core image to build a story around in THE LION KING, MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM, and THE GLORIAS. 7:00 - Having the film come out at this time and how the original...

Duration:00:43:48

38 - Lance Reddick

9/28/2020
Actor Lance Reddick (THE WIRE) joins host Jenny Curtis and guest co-host Dana Gourrier in a conversation about his career and craft. Through the conversation they discuss: 1:13 - Lance's experience on AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN and working with Jessica Lange 3:29 - Dana’s experience with Jessica Lange on COVEN, her friendship with Gabourey Sidibe, her recollection of Lance’s role and working with Sarah Paulson 6:01 - Dana’s take on working across actors of a certain level 7:19 - Lance’s...

Duration:00:49:48

37 - Harry Bradbeer (Enola Holmes)

9/21/2020
Director Harry Bradbeer (FLEABAG, KILLING EVE, RAMY) joins host Jenny Curtis to talk about his career, process, and new film ENOLA HOLMES. Through the conversation they discuss: 0:50 - The nature of the pandemic 1:19 - Harry’s parents 1:45 - Finding the arts and connecting to entertainment 3:47 - His first short film 4:44 - Going to America for film school 6:31 - Writing to John Schlesinger, his love of MIDNIGHT COWBOY, his connection to John, and his experience of meeting and working with...

Duration:00:49:54

36 - Noomi Rapace (The Secrets We Keep)

9/14/2020
Actress Noomi Rapace (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO) joins Host Jenny Curtis on Hollywood Unscripted in a passionate conversation about her career, characters and upcoming film, THE SECRETS WE KEEP. Through the conversation they discuss: 0:51 - Traveling through summer and quarantining in London 2:38 - How THE SECRETS WE KEEP came to be and finding Yuval Adler. 4:25 - Being able to see her film differently as a producer. 5:31 - Finding how she was able to juggle the producer and actor...

Duration:00:43:01

35 - Jason Katims (Away)

8/31/2020
Showrunner Jason Katims (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, PARENTHOOD, ROSWELL) joins host Jenny Curtis to talk about his new Netflix series AWAY, his upcoming Amazon series, ON THE SPECTRUM, and the incredible lessons he’s learned through his career. Throughout the conversation they discuss: TIMESTAMPS: 0:44 How AWAY came to be 2:04 Andrew Hinderaker’s involvement and creating a “real” sci-fi 4:49 What Jason is most proud of in AWAY 6:50 Gravitating to stories focused on youth 7:41 Bringing in a team...

Duration:00:38:13

34 - Liz Tigelaar

8/24/2020
Showrunner Liz Tigelaar joins host Jenny Curtis to talk about her illustrious career in television, from beginning as an intern on a hit show to creating LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE. Throughout the conversation they discuss: 0:38 - LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE being nominated for five Emmy awards. 1:07 - Adventuring in quarantine. 2:00 - Beginning her career in the industry on DAWSON’S CREEK. 3:30 - Her first writing partner, Holly Henderson, and the value of starting out with a partner. 7:05 - The...

Duration:00:46:02

33 - Tony McNamara (The Great)

8/17/2020
Showrunner Tony McNamara joins host Jenny Curtis to talk about his career, his life in storytelling and his Emmy-nominated Hulu hit, THE GREAT. Throughout the conversation, they discuss: 0:36 - Tony’s experience in quarantine in Australia. 1:30 - His beginnings in finance and finding his path to writing 3:03 - His first play, which was produced by the Sydney Theatre Company. 4:00 - His experience with film school. 5:30 - Returning to work with STC. 6:11 - His play, THE GREAT, and writing for...

Duration:00:29:17

32 - O-T Fagbenle (Maxxx, Black Widow)

8/3/2020
O-T Fagbenle joins Jenny Curtis on Hollywood Unscripted to talk about THE HANDMAID’S TALE, being a new part of the marvel universe in BLACK WIDOW, and his new Hulu show MAXXX. Through the conversation they discuss: 1:02 - creating MAXXX 2:09 - working with Second City improvisers when developing the show. 4:23 - a hiccup in starting production and changes that C4 wanted changes 6:21 - bringing on more weight to the production team 7:31 - reflections of O-T in the character of Maxxx. 8:16 -...

Duration:00:43:17

31 - Catherine Hardwicke

7/27/2020
Director Catherine Hardwicke joins host, Jenny Curtis, and guest co-host, Dana Gourrier in a virtual sit-down on HOLLYWOOD UNSCRIPTED. Throughout the conversation they discuss: 0:50 - How Catherine has spent her time during Quarantine. 1:28 - Catherine’s beginning as an architect and the advice on creativity from her professors. 2:32 - Why animation was not the right path for her. 3:20 - The fun of designing TANK GIRL 3:55 - Learning to direct not only from classes, but from working with big...

Duration:00:42:14