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Podcast Network Parcast Sets First Scripted Fiction Series As Part Of 2019 Slate

Podcast network Parcast has announced its slate of new shows for the first four months of 2019, including its first scripted fiction series Mind’s Eye. It marks an expansion beyond scripted non-fiction fare for Parcast, which is in the midst an impressive growth period. In 2018, Parcast saw a nearly 200% increase in download numbers, to 100+ million across all of its fully-owned audio productions. By the end of 2018, Parcast had 16 shows available for listeners up from… Read

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Janeane Garofalo Supports Louis C.K.: “If You Don’t Want To Listen To Him, Get Up And Leave The Room”

Janeane Garofalo

Janeane Garofalo defended her longtime friend Louis C.K. during an intense podcast conversation with feminist magazine Bust. “If you don't want to listen to him, get up and leave the room,” Garofalo says at one point in the Poptarts podcast. “You are acting like Mussolini has walked into the room, and it is not. This is a human being.” The hourlong conversation, recorded shortly after on of C.K.’s first comeback appearances in December at New York’s Comedy Cellar, starts… Read

Film

The Bart & Fleming Podcast: Rethinking The Globes

The Bart & Fleming Podcast

The rookie co-hosts on the Golden Globes show Sunday had their ups and downs, so perhaps the Oscars would do better to pursue proposals of going without hosts at all, especially since the job of clearing an emcee is proving ever more tenuous, as we discuss on this week’s episode of The Bart & Fleming Podcast. The missteps from Kevin Hart and the Movie Academy regarding his consideration as Oscar host illustrate the ominous nuances of the political correctness movement… Read

Film

New Hollywood Podcast: Michael B. Jordan Talks How ‘Black Panther’ Shifted Hollywood’s Idea Of Representation

It’s the 50th episode of the New Hollywood Podcast, so we decided to celebrate this milestone with a very special guest: the one, the only Michael B. Jordan. The Black Panther star stopped by to talk about his turn as Erik Killmonger who is considered a villain of the Marvel film, but, in all honesty, he does bring up some good points when it comes to cultural identity. As one of the most groundbreaking films of the year, Black Panther was a significant cultural moment… Read

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Former ESPN ‘SportsCenter’ Anchor Jemele Hill To Launch Exclusive Podcast On Spotify In March

Jemele Hill

Former ESPN SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill will launch a podcast exclusively on Spotify, joining a growing roster of talent who are lending their authentic voices and perspectives to the streaming service. Dubbed Unbothered, Hill’s podcast will air twice a week, starting in March. “I have a lot of things to say, and there's not a lot of platforms that give you the freedom to not just be thoughtful but to come with a realness that not everyone is prepared to accept,” said… Read

Film

The Bart & Fleming Podcast: The Choose Your Own Ending Edition

The Bart & Fleming Podcast

By inviting viewers to create and effectuate their own favored endings to shows, Netflix via its recent movie Black Mirror: Bandersnatch may be opening audiences to participate positively in the filmmaking process, but may also be opening a can of worms, as we discuss in the latest episode of Deadline’s The Bart & Fleming Podcast. Filmgoers may start re-thinking endings to popular movies, for example, and come up with better ideas — asking, for example, why superhero… Read

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New Hollywood Podcast: ‘Bumblebee’ Star Jorge Lendeborg Jr. Talks Going From Indies To Blockbusters

In the first episode of the New Hollywood Podcast for 2019, we welcome Bumblebee star Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (pronounced “Jorj” not “Hor-hay” FYI). The up-and-coming Dominican-born actor has appeared in numerous films before running from giant robots with Hailee Steinfeld in what many people are calling one of the best movies in the Transformers franchise. But before Lendeborg was in one of the most big-budget franchises in cinematic history, he has an impressive slate of… Read

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The Bart & Fleming Podcast: The Films That Fueled 2018

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Despite the much publicized gains of Netflix and other streamers, Hollywood studios got good news this week about solid increases in ticket sales and attendance, as we discuss in this week's episode of The Bart & Fleming Podcast. And the good numbers stemmed not just from sequels but from several well-performing original projects such as Bohemian Rhapsody and Crazy Rich Asians. The “originals” also are gaining attention in some cases due to their unexpected casting — Chris… Read

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New Hollywood Podcast: The Best Of Diverse And Inclusive Film & TV In 2018

From Marvel’s game-changing superhero pic Black Panther to the Warner Bros. rom-com blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians to the fabulous trailblazing FX ’80s ball culture drama Pose, 2018 was a big year for diversity, inclusion, and representation. This year also marked the one year anniversary of the New Hollywood Podcast where we have had almost 50 episodes featuring some of the best when it comes to underrepresented voices in film and television. With our first ever-year end… Read

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The Bart & Fleming Podcast: Takeaways From The Year In The Movie Biz

The Bart & Fleming Podcast

In the latest episode of The Bart & Fleming Podcast, we look back on the year in the movie business, and what it means going forward. Led by Netflix, 2018 saw more money and attention spent on films meant not for theatrical release but home viewing. The ground continues to shift, with the aftermath still to be felt from giant Hollywood deals fusing Disney to Fox and AT&T to Time Warner. There were also ripples from the #MeToo movement that gobsmacked Hollywood and left… Read

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New Hollywood Podcast: ‘Aquaman’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Talks Going From City Planner To Movie Star

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II didn’t always have his eyes set on being an actor. Long before he was starring in movies about circus oddities and underwater superheroes, he was utilizing his architecture degree from UC Berkeley and working as a city planner in San Francisco. He left the city planning life behind and attended the Yale School of Drama and went on to appear in Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down. He has since landed some sweet roles that are prepping him to be the leading… Read

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New Hollywood Podcast: ‘Aquaman’ Director James Wan Takes To The Seven Seas To Explore Cultural Identity

With the Saw and Conjuring franchises (would it be called the Conjure-verse?), filmmaker James Wan has become a maestro when it comes to horror, thrills, and demonic possessions that make you sleep with the light on. Wan goes from scares to superheroes with the forthcoming Warner Bros. DC comic pic Aquaman starring Jason Momoa — and he goes all out with giving us never-before-seen underwater action realness. When Wan stopped by the New Hollywood Podcast, he talked to us… Read