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The multi-talented Joseph Gordon-Levitt hosts, produces, directs, and performs in the new variety show HitRECord on television. The show airs on Pivot, the new cable network from Participant Media and is produced by Gordon-Levitt's "open collaborative production company," HitRECord. Thousands of artists contribute to the show from around the world and they all get paid. Gordon-Levitt talks with The Business producer Darby Maloney about how it works and what influences this way of making art. Then, Kim Masters talks with indie producer Cassian Elwes (Dallas Buyers Club) as he gives unknown screenwriter Matthew Hickman a crash course in the film business at Sundance. Hickman was recently awarded a screenwriting fellowship by Elwes in collaboration with the Black List.

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Hollywood News Banter 7 MIN, 37 SEC

Ben Fritz, reporter for the Wall Street Journal, sits in for John Horn today, to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week with Kim Masters.

2014 Sundance Film Festival in Review: The general consensus was that this year's festival was full of art and avant garde films, pushing it further away from the commerciality of the past. Films discussed include Wish I Was Here, Laggies, Boyhood and the documentary, Dinosaur 13.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt 11 MIN, 51 SEC

Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks with The Business producer Darby Maloney about how and why he made his return to television with his variety show, HitRECord on TV. Produced by the open collaborative production company that he founded with his brother Dan, HitRECord on TV is directed by Gordon-Levitt with contributions from thousands of artists around the world. It airs on the new cable network Pivot, which is owned by the socially conscious company Participant Media. The show has already been renewed for a second season.  


Joseph Gordon-Levitt, actor, director, producer and musician (@hitRECordJoe)

A Sundance Crash Course 9 MIN, 29 SEC

Kim Masters catches up with Independent producer Cassian Elwes and aspiring screenwriter Matthew Hickman between screenings at the Sundance Film Festival. Hickman was recently awarded the first Independent Screenwriting Fellowship, which Elwes sponsored with the Black List. At Sundance, Elwes gave Hickman -- who works at a UPS store in Santa Monica -- a crash course in the indie film business.

Cassian Elwes, producer (@cassianelwes)
Matthew Hickman, writer


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