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Oscar-winning writer Diablo Cody (Juno, Young Adult) directs a feature film and finds it not for her. She talks honestly about not wanting to be an ‘authority figure’ and about the stress of balancing directing with mothering. Filmmaker James Toback talks about how and why he made his HBO movie Seduced & Abandoned with Alec Baldwin.

Banner image: Diablo Cody at KCRW by Larry Hirshowitz

Banter Hollywood News Banter 7 MIN, 52 SEC

Kim Masters and John Horn of the Los Angeles Times discuss some of this week's top entertainment news stories.

- Auteur director Darren Aronofsky and Paramount battle over the final cut of his expensive epic telling of Noah’s Arc: Noah

- 50 Shades of Grey loses an actor perhaps due to script troubles.

- Netflix and Sony make a deal for a new thriller. Plus, could Comcast be the first cable provider to create a channel for Netflix?

Main Topic Diablo Cody 11 MIN, 8 SEC

Oscar-winning writer Diablo Cody (Juno, Young Adult) has made her directorial debut, Paradise. She speaks openly about how she was glad to have tried her hand at directing but that she won’t do it again. She’d rather be the “Robin” to the director’s “Batman” and not be the one in charge. Also, as a mother, she found it nearly impossible to balance mothering and directing. Cody also reads—and elaborates on—her list of tips for top screenwriters that recently appeared in vulture.com.

 

Guests:
Diablo Cody, writer-director (@DiabloCody)

Main Topic Seduced & Abandoned 9 MIN, 30 SEC

Filmmaker James Toback talks with Kim about how and why he made his movie Seduced & Abandoned with Alec Baldwin. Punctuated by clips from the movie—which will air on HBO October 28th—Toback tells Kim that he and Baldwin traveled to the Cannes Film Festival in hopes of finding financing for a film but also to give a sense of the people and the conversations that happen there. Ryan Gosling is a highlight.

Guests:
James Toback, director

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