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Cult filmmaker James Gunn makes a video game. Plus, the indie filmmakers who made Indie Game, the movie.

Banter The Hollywood News Banter 6 MIN, 19 SEC

Kim Masters and John Horn, entertainment reporter for the Los Angeles Times, banter about some of this week’s top Hollywood News stories.

- Fall Film Festival season begins -- Telluride, Venice and Toronto International -- and premieres some potential awards contenders like Argo and The Master
- The end of Jersey Shore
- Research reveals that television audiences are watching fewer and fewer TV ads

Jersey Shore

Billy Grant

Main Topic Filmmaker James Gunn Makes a Videogame 9 MIN, 53 SEC

Cult filmmaker James Gunn, who made Tromeo and Juliet and Super and wrote the screenplays for Dawn of the Dead and the two Scooby Doo movies, has written and directed a video game. It's called Lollipop Chainsaw and it's his first foray into that business. Gunn  talks about how freeing it is to write a 1000-page video game and how being part of an 'artform' that's still developing was exciting to him.

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 (This segment originally aired June 11, 2012)

Guests:
James Gunn, filmmaker (@JamesGunn)

Main Topic 'Indie Game' Filmmakers 12 MIN, 36 SEC

Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky made their new documentary, Indie Game the DIY way. They funded it through Kickstarter and are distributing themselves digitally through their website, iTunes and the video game online site Steam. They spent no money on marketing, but the film got into Sundance, where Scott Rudin and HBO bought the remake rights for a possible comedy series.

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Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky making Indie Game
Photo by Matthew Wegner

 

 

 (This segment originally aired June 11, 2012)

Guests:
Lisanne Pajot, filmmaker (@lisannepajot)
James Swirsky, filmmaker (@jamesswirsky)

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