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Hollywood Bear Wrangler

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A new thriller called Backcountry comes out today. It’s about a couple on a backpacking trip… that goes horribly awry. You will not find Chester and Charlie in the credits of Backcountry, but the twins play a central character in the film: the big black bear that is the horrible undoing of a romantic trip into the woods. Now, you don’t just send out a casting call for bears. There are specialists in Hollywood who’s job it is to provide the animals, get the performances the director needs and keep the cast and crew safe.

Credits

Guest:
Dana Dube - Has a company called Animal Insight For Film. She provides animals for TV and film. She provided the bears for the new thriller “Backcountry.”

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal