FROM Monica Martino
The Perils of Producing Reality TV Monica Martino has made a career of producing "guys in danger" reality shows, like Whale Wars and Deadliest Catch. So when she got the call to be the show-runner on History Channel's Bamazon she was game. But logistics on the shoot proved woefully lacking and she alleges that the safety plan in place for cast and crew was "fabricated." This proved dangerous when she and others suffered two boat accidents in the Amazon late at night. The result was not just injury but legal action and Martino is calling for changes in her industry.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
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.