FROM Marina Zenovich
Slated The Business contributor John Horn talks with the founders of Slated, Stephan Paternot and Duncan Cork. They claim that the system of financing independent film is “broken” so they created Slated where credible projects could connect with legitimate financiers to invest in their movies. We also hear from two filmmakers who have found funding through Slated. Marina Zenovich for her Roman Polanski documentary Odd Man OutI; and first time director Christian Camargo for his arthouse indie starring William Hurt and Katie Holmes.
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.
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?
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."