Illeana Douglas on going from actress to webseries entrepreneur. Her IKEA branded show Easy to Assemble is now in its fourth season. Plus, The Business contributor Ari Karpel sits down with Oscar-winning make-up artist Lois Burwell. On Lincoln she helped transform Daniel Day Lewis into the iconic president.
FROM THIS EPISODE
Kim Masters and John Horn-- Film Writer for the Los Angeles Times-- banter about some of this week’s top Hollywood News stories.
- Netflix strikes a huge deal with The Walt Disney Company for that studio’s content. To go into effect in 2016. How this will transform the landscape of video-on-demand and cable.
- Celador, the company that created and owns Who Wants to Be a Millionaire wins a legal fight with The Walt Disney Company over reported unpaid fees from when the show aired on Disney-owned ABC.
- Studios send swag to woo voters-- critics, guild and academy members alike.
Netflix takes Disney pay-TV rights from Starz
Disney Loses Appeal of Massive $319 Million 'Millionaire' Verdict
Oscar Excess: Lincoln Cookbooks and Haggis Chips
In 2008, after three TV pilots failed to be picked up, Illeana Douglas turned her attention to the smaller screen. Now she’s in her fourth season of ‘Easy To Assemble’-- the IKEA branded webseries. But this is not an ad-- at least not in the traditional sense. Douglas explains the rare creative freedom she gets (only two notes in four years) and how essentially IKEA has paid her to go to film school for the last four years.
Illeana Douglas at KCRW
On Set at Ikea
Journalist Ari Karpel sits down with Oscar-winning make-up artist Lois Burwell who was tasked with the responsibility to transfrom Daniel Day Lewis into the iconic president for the Spielberg movie Lincoln. Burwell, gives us a sense of what it’s truly like to work as a make-up artist-- stripping away the idea of glamour to the sometimes messy work on set.
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Pamela Adlon on 'Better Things' and collaborator Louis C.K. Better Things co-creator Pamela Adlon tells us about learning to stop second guessing herself and embracing many roles -- writer, director, producer and actor. And yes, we ask her about Louis C.K. We spoke to Adlon just days before the New York Times published a story alleging that C.K., her long-time collaborator, had a history of sexual misconduct.
Director Ruben Östlund on his Swedish satire 'The Square' Hollywood chased after Swedish writer-director Ruben Östlund following his well-received 2014 film Force Majeure. But Östlund isn't so sure he wants to be caught. He tells KCRW's Matt Holzman about staying in Scandinavia and his new movie The Square, a satirical dramedy that is his second film selected as Sweden's foreign language submission to the Oscars.
Krista Vernoff and Janis Hirsch on sexual harassment in Hollywood Two women who have carved out great careers in Hollywood share their stories of sexual harassment. Comedy writer Janis Hirsch and Grey's Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff talk about what they've had to put up with and their hope that the culture will finally change.
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