FROM Jay Duplass
'Portlandia,' 'Togetherness' and 'Last Man on Earth' Panel Showrunners and stars from three different shows from three different networks join Michael Schneider for a panel discussion about the creative forces that drive their programs. *This podcast contains explicit language,
The Duplass Brothers Talk “Togetherness” “Mumblecore” is a film genre of sorts. In mumblecore movies, very little happens and everyone acts pretty much like you and me. They’re little, low-budget films with a sense of the absurd. Brothers Mark and Jay Duplass are mumblecore royalty, with films like The Puffy Chair, Baghead, and The Do-Deca-Pentathalon. They discuss their new TV show, Togetherness, which debuts on HBO this Sunday.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.