FROM Woody Jackson
Jason Schwartzman and Woody Jackson Actor Jason Schwartzman (seen at L) was a musician before he began acting, and he still makes music today. Now he's added composer to his repertoire. He and his old friend musician, Woody Jackson (R), teamed up to write the music for the movie Goats . The two talk about how hard it is to get into composing and their hopes that this will lead to more gigs. Plus, Schwartzman recounts the story of how he got cast in the Wes Anderson film Rushmore which launched his acting career.
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
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 is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."