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.
More From The Business
Director Sebastián Lelio & star Daniela Vega on 'A Fantastic Woman' For the now Oscar-nominated Chilean film ‘A Fantastic Woman,’ director Sebastián Lelio cast transgender actress Daniela Vega as a trans woman dealing with the sudden loss of of her partner. Lelio says box office grosses were less than his last movie, but in terms of starting a social conversation in Chile, the film has been incredibly powerful. Both Lelio and Vega join us to talk about making 'A Fantastic Woman.'
‘Mudbound’ cinematographer Rachel Morrison makes Oscars history ‘Mudbound’ director of photography Rachel Morrison just made history as the first woman nominated for an Academy Award for best cinematography. She’s also the first woman to shoot a big comic book movie: the upcoming Marvel mega-hit, ‘Black Panther.’ She fought hard to get to the top of her male-dominated field, but says more women are getting a shot at getting the shot.
In ‘Dirty Money,’ Alex Gibney takes on corporate crime Documentarian Alex Gibney is known for his award-winning investigative films on Enron, Wikileaks and Scientology. For his newest project, he took on the Volkswagen diesel-car emissions scandal and this time, it was personal. Gibney tells us about his new Netflix series ‘Dirty Money,’ in which his look at VW is one of six documentaries in a series on corporate greed.
Writer Tom Rob Smith on ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ Tom Rob Smith seems like a nice enough guy, but many of his works are about grisly murders. His newest project is ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace,’ FX’s second entry in its American Crime Story anthology. The series examines the murder of the fashion icon, and looks at the lives of the other men who died at the hand of killer Andrew Cunanan. Smith tells us why writing about murder is a useful way of exploring a society.
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