This week we present "the best of The Business. In honor of the writers' strike and celebrating his hit new movie, I Am Legend, we revisit our conversation with Oscar-winning scribe Akiva Goldsman about the vital and disposable Hollywood writer. Then, 'tis the season for Hollywood gifting.
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Ethan Hawke on artistic ambition and his new film ‘Blaze’ As a teenager, Ethan Hawke had a breakout role in ‘Dead Poets Society.’ Hawke’s agents said they could make him into a huge star, and they were not thrilled when Hawke said he had something else in mind. Hawke tells us about pushing back against uberagent Michael Ovitz, marching to his own drumbeat and about directing his newest movie, ‘Blaze,’ a drama on the life of country singer-songwriter Blaze Foley.
Showrunner Carlton Cuse on ‘Jack Ryan’ and life after ‘Lost’ Writer-producer Carlton Cuse devoted six years of his life to the ABC megahit 'Lost.' When the show ended, he realized he'd have to figure out what to do next. Now showrunner of Amazon’s new 'Jack Ryan' series, Cuse talks about life after 'Lost' and why it took three-and-a-half years and many millions of dollars to bring the renowned Tom Clancy character to television for the first time.
Banter update: Leslie Moonves out at CBS following second Ronan Farrow exposé Over the weekend, the New Yorker published a second story by Ronan Farrow about Les Moonves. This one chronicled six more allegations of graphic sexual misconduct by the CBS CEO. Moonves is now out at the company.
Comedian Laurie Kilmartin on Louis C.K. and her book ‘Dead People Suck’ Laurie Kilmartin had some thoughts after Louis C.K. did a surprise set at a New York comedy club less than a year after revelations of his sexual misconduct. She tells us what a path to redemption in the era of Time’s Up might look like, and why C.K.’s recent appearance wasn’t it. Kilmartin also tells us about bout the challenges that still face female comedians in 2018 and her book, ‘Dead People Suck.’
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