Escape from Tomorrow is a dark psychological thriller shot surreptitiously at Disneyland and Disney World. The filmmaker and his distributor talk with John Horn about how they avoided the wrath of Disney to release the film. Plus, with two new cable channels geared towards the young bilingual viewer we look at what’s working and what isn’t for Latinos on TV.
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Kim Masters and Michael Schneider, L.A. Bureau Chief of TV Guide Magazine discuss some of this week’s top entertainment news stories.
John Horn is away today.
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The Business contributor John Horn interviews filmmaker Randy Moore who surreptitiously shot his low-budget psychological thriller, Escape from Tomorrow, at Disney World and Disneyland. He lays out the details of how he pulled this off without arousing the suspicions of Disney officials.
Then he’s joined by his lawyer and his film’s distributor John Sloss who articulates the case for “fair use” and why Moore should be protected from legal action by Disney.
Journalist Carolina Miranda brings us this story. In the coming months two new cable channels aimed at the young bilingual Latino audience will launch. Fusion is a collaboration between ABC and Univision; and El Rey is in part the brainchild of filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. They join the growing channels trying to reach this hard to find audience.
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Morgan Neville on his unexpected tearjerker, 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' Director Morgan Neville knew his new documentary about the life and legacy of Fred Rogers and his neighborhood would be emotional. But he wasn’t prepared for theaters full of mass sobbing. He tells us why Mister Rogers makes us cry and how he made the deeply touching film, 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?'
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