The Bart & Fleming Podcast: Creeps And Fallout
Anger is taking the place of reason in the dialogue about sexual harassment in Hollywood, but positive opportunities could still emerge, as we discuss on Episode #14 of The Bart & Fleming Podcast. Filmmakers are fighting to liberate their films from companies like The Weinstein Co., and spending major dollars on re-cutting negatives to permit removal of accused harassers.
Also discussed: Important movies about women are being released during awards season, such as Lady Bir… Read
Deadline’s Podcast New Hollywood: Race-Specific Characters & ‘The 15:17 To Paris’ With Sinqua Walls
In the inaugural episode of Deadline’s New Hollywood podcast, we welcome actor Sinqua Walls, who has been seen in Power, Once Upon a Time and Friday Night Lights. On the film side, he appears in the upcoming Clint Eastwood-directed The 15:17 To Paris. In addition to talking about his mellow experience working with the Oscar-winning Eastwood, Walls talks about working with Courtney Kemp on Power and being a black actor portraying Sir Lancelot on Once Upon a Time.
As for… Read
The Bart & Fleming Podcast: Allegations & Awards Season
The ghost of Harvey Weinstein hovers over the awards season. Agents and producers who came of age in the alpha male culture aren't sleeping well as last-minute casting changes are made, movies are cancelled and charges are exchanged and denied. Filmmakers are being put to the test, as with director Taylor Sheridan and the cast of Wind River, who fought to seize control of their film from The Weinstein Company. Oscars voters are having trouble focusing on the excellent… Read
The Bart & Fleming Podcast: “Gearing Up For Awards Season,” With Guest Mark Canton
While 2016 saw the wide success of several adult dramas like Hidden Figures and Sully, hits of this genre have been in sparse supply in 2017, as we point out on The Bart & Fleming Podcast this week. Given the disappointment of films like mother!, will movies for grownups gain the support of studios and indies?
Also, given the pervasive charges of sexual harassment, will proposed “codes of conduct” being pondered by the Motion Picture Academy and other groups contribute to… Read
The Deadline Podcast: “Hollywood & Sex’, With Guest Norman Lloyd
On Episode 10 of The Deadline Podcast, we talk about how several new films may be short-changing their potential because they out-live their welcome, with the 163 minute running time for otherwise superb Blade Runner 2049 as one example. Also, Hollywood's mistakes in dealing with sex either as film product or in terms of personal behavior is examined historically, going back to the defiant career of Mae West through the release of Deep Throat.
Also, we have an interview… Read
The Deadline Podcast: “What Is A Movie?”, With Guest Robert Evans
In launching a committee of governors to redefine "What is a movie?", the Motion Picture Academy recognizes the dimming line between film, TV and streaming. The growing resources of Netflix and its appetite for awards recognition underscores the need for new standards and definitions. Should extended play at theaters be a requirement for Oscar recognition?
Robert Evans also joins our podcast, commenting on the surprises of his long career, the forces that triggered… Read
‘House Of Cards’ Helped Russia Plant Anti-Hillary Messages During Presidential Race: Report
Netflix’s House of Cards helped Russian troll factory workers craft messages messages slamming Hillary Clinton that they posted in comments section of Washington Post and New York Times reports during the 2016 presidential race. This according to a Yahoo report from Michael Isikoff, as explained to CNN’s New Day this morning.
Watching House of Cards was supposed to help the trolls write messages to sway the election, Isikoff said he learned while interviewing a worker… Read
The Deadline Podcast: “A Boxing Kangaroo”, With Guest Albert S. Ruddy
The indie film business may be struggling, but each week 15 or so indie movies hit the cinemas, representing burgeoning new sources of indie support, Peter Bart reports on the latest Deadlinepodcast on film. The releases stem from a variety of sources ranging from billionaire investors to streaming services to stalwart indie distributors like Sony Pictures Classics, but some are falling along the way. Also on this podcast: The Godfather producer Al Ruddy reveals an Oscar… Read
The Deadline Podcast: “The Tyranny Of The Tomato”, With Guest Mike Fleming Jr.
At a moment when the indie film business is especially fragile, industry insiders are questioning the obstacles that are increasingly being put in the way of new releases, such as Rotten Tomatoes and similar services. Where distributors formerly relied on hopefully favorable reviews from a few top critics, the Tyranny of the Tomatoes today can pull the rug from under a release before it gains any traction, their ratings stemming from a maze of mostly unknown critics and… Read
The Deadline Podcast: “Hard R’s & Creative Differences”, With Guest Mike Fleming Jr
The major Hollywood studios’ growing dependency on R-rated movies as evidenced by It, Mother! and The Kingsman sequel points up a potential need to revise the ratings code, we suggest in the The Deadline Podcast with special guest Deadline co-editor-in-chief Mike Fleming Jr.
Deadpool's release two years ago (sequel forthcoming) was a reminder that “hard R”-rated movies found a wider audience than most pictures of that genre used to reach. In the 1960s, Jack Valenti… Read
The Deadline Podcast: “Fired Directors”, With Guest Ted Kotcheff
A growing number of directors are being fired off films. Is there a connection to the trend of more filmmakers writing their own screenplays, rather than depending on the craftsmanship of seasoned screenwriters? Directors have worked hard to achieve more creative freedom, but may be sacrificing those gains in their quest for total creative control. Several new films like Logan Lucky suggest an inattentiveness to the importance of screenplays and a need to return to the… Read
Emmy-Nominated Music Supervisor Thomas Golubic Brings The Soul To ‘Better Call Saul’ – Crew Call Podcast
For the first time in Emmy history, musical supervisors are receiving recognition from the TV Academy. It was only two years ago that these soundtrack architects were allowed to join the organization. One of those leading the charge is Thomas Golubic whose music supervision credits have appeared on such shows as Six Feet Under, Ray Donovan, The Walking Dead, Halt and Catch Fire, Grace and Frankie and Better Call Saul, the latter which he is currently nominated for in the… Read