FROM Tom Quinn
Radius’ Tom Quinn on ‘Snowpiercer’ The dystopian thriller Snowpiercer has a respected director, a recognizable cast and critical acclaim. But on its opening weekend in June, it only played at eight theaters. Just two weeks later, Snowpiercer was available on VOD. With all the hype, many wondered why the film didn’t stay exclusively in theaters longer. Radius, the boutique label of The Weinstein Company, is the distributor behind this multi-platform release plan. Kim Masters spoke to Tom Quinn, the co-president of Radius, about the economics of VOD and whether or not he left money on the table with his strategy for Snowpiercer.
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?
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
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.