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Filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris on making ‘Ruby Sparks’-- the follow up to their hit ‘Little Miss Sunshine.’ Plus, the linguist who created the language Dothraki for the HBO Fantasy series ‘Game of Thrones.’

 

Main Topic ‘Game of Thrones’ Linguist 10 MIN

Saul Gonzalez visits Berkeley-trained linguist, David Peterson in his Orange County apartment and finds the brain behind the ‘Game of Thrones’ warrior language, Dothraki. Peterson explains how he got the gig writing for the HBO fantasy series and how he works with the production-- translating and recording the Dothraki lines for actors. He also joyfully announces he’s recently helped another member of the LanguageCreation Society get a gig on an upcoming blockbuster movie.

Guests:
David Peterson, Linguist

Banter The Hollywood News Banter 7 MIN

Michael Schneider,Bureau Chief of TV Guide Magazine joins John Horn, Film Writer for The Los Angeles Times, to banter about some of this week’s top Hollywood News stories.

‘Gangster Squad’ release date is pushed in wake of the movie theater massacre.
‘American Idol’ reboots with Mariah Carey as new judge
‘Modern Family’ cast sues producing studio over contracts
Peter Jackson wants to make a third ‘Hobbit’ movie

Guests:
Michael Schneider, TV Guide magazine (@Franklinavenue)

Main Topic ‘Ruby Sparks’ Filmmakers 13 MIN

Filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris talk with Kim Masters about the pressure to follow their 2006 indie sensation ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ with just the right second film. They had many starts and stops on other projects over the last six years and often went back to directing commercials to pay the bills. But in the end this married couple-- who compares co-directing with parenting-- landed the job directing the new romantic comedy ‘Ruby Sparks.’

Guests:
Valerie Faris, Filmmaker
Jonathan Dayton, Filmmaker

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