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August 22, 2019
Erik Feig talks about his time at Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment - his work on La La Land, the Twilight saga, Step Up and I Know What You Did Last Summer - AND how he defied the odds by creating a successful movie studio from scratch! Don't miss the fantasy drama series CARNIVAL ROW starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne - August 30th only on Amazon Prime Video!
August 15, 2019
Renowned Hollywood editor CHRIS LEBENZON talks about his work on Ed Wood, Sweeney Todd, Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State, and Top Gun - AND shares what it's like in the editing room with the likes of Tim Burton, Tony Scott and Jerry Bruckheimer. Need a new car? Try TrueCar! www.truecar.com
August 8, 2019
Every movie SHOULD make money. Head of Screen Engine ASI - KEVIN GOETZ - shares the hard metrics of what makes a successful movie - the impact of streaming content - and how films like Green Book and The Hangover defied focus groups.
August 1, 2019
From a shy Italian girl to a powerhouse TV personality - Food Network star GIADA DE LAURENTIIS chats with Todd about coming from Hollywood royalty to paving her own path in culinary and television world!
July 25, 2019
Todd chats with distinguished Hollywood screenwriter JOHN AUGUST (Aladdin / Big Fish / Go) about the collaborative process between writers and producers of taking stories from paper to the silver screen. Need a new car? Use TrueCar! www.truecar.com
July 18, 2019
Bing Bang Theory star KALEY CUOCO makes her podcast debut with her friend and Head of Berlanti Productions SARAH SCHECTER! They discuss Sarah's time at Warner Bros - Kaley's transition from acting into producing with her company Yes, Norman Productions - and how more women writers and directors can be working in Hollywood.
July 11, 2019
BRUCE MILLER shares how his early fondness for Margaret Atwood and his experience writing for ER led to Hulu picking him to be the showrunner and executive producer of The Handmaid's Tale.
July 4, 2019
DR. STEVE MOSKO talks about his time running global TV at SONY - his involvement with shows like Breaking Bad - The Shield - Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee - Wheel of Fortune - Jeopardy... and why he just couldn't stay retired.
June 27, 2019
What's the risk involved in making a movie? Do you need a star? Summer or Christmas release? Got superheroes?? Cinelytic Co-founder / CEO TOBIAS QUEISSER shares how his company is impacting the film industry through historical data analysis. PLUS - Todd interviews Megan Cloherty and Jack Moore - hosts of the hit true crime podcast 22 HOURS: AN AMERICAN NIGHTMARE!
June 20, 2019
Head of Stage 29 Productions - JAY McGRAW - talks about his early work with OPRAH and his dad (DR PHIL) - creating and syndicating THE DOCTORS - developing scripted TV shows like BULL on CBS - AND MUCH MORE!
June 13, 2019
Film giant - MIKE MEDAVOY - talks about his time at United Artists, Orion & TriStar - his work on Young Frankenstein, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Robocop & Apocalypse Now - and how the movie industry has evolved over the last 50 years.
June 12, 2019
Zane Lamprey (Host of THREE SHEETS, DRINKING MADE EASY and now FOUR SHEETS on DrinkTV) talks about his work with Merv Griffin and Mark Cuban - traveling the world - doing drunken stand-up - leading marches in the streets of LA and New York - AND MUCH MORE! And make sure to check out ZANE's WORLD on PodcastOne!
June 6, 2019
Songwriting legend - DIANE WARREN - chats with Todd about their work together and creating smash hit songs for Up Close and Personal - Con Air - Armageddon - Coyote Ugly - Pearl Harbor - and her latest song for LATE NIGHT with Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling!
May 30, 2019
Todd meets one of his heroes as film legend WALTER HILL shares incredible insights and stories from his work as writer/director/producer on ALIEN - THE WARRIORS - 48 HOURS - THE LONG RIDERS - and his recent spoken word album - THE COWBOY ILIAD.
May 23, 2019
Veteran blockbuster producer - LORENZO di BONAVENTURA - shares insights he learned making FALLING DOWN and TRAINING DAY - and goes in depth on the development of THE MATRIX and TRANSFORMERS franchises!
May 16, 2019
From discovering Massive Attack and The Cranberries to getting Matthew McConaughey on board for True Detective - Richard Brown shares his journey from the music industry to pioneering the world of streaming content to George Clooney almost dying while filming CATCH-22 (THIS WEEK ON HULU)!
May 9, 2019
From comedy traffic school to teaching Jimmy Kimmel how to box - Adam Carolla shares how he went from being a carpenter in North Hollywood to an LA radio personality to one of the biggest comedians and podcasters on the planet.
May 2, 2019
In his first live podcast - Todd chats with Hollywood heavyweight and star of Mom on CBS - ANNA FARIS - about finding her comedic voice in the SCARY MOVIE franchise - developing and starring in THE HOUSE BUNNY - and her massive success in the podcast world!
April 25, 2019
As AVENGERS: ENDGAME hits theaters this week - Todd chats with co-director JOE RUSSO about how his work on ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT and COMMUNITY propelled him into the MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE!
April 18, 2019
Are indie films dead? Legendary independent producer Micheal Ryan (GFM Films Partner / IFTA Chairperson) gives a clinic on going outside of the system to get your movie made!
April 11, 2019
Blumhouse Productions founder & CEO - Jason Blum - chats with Todd Garner about discovering Paranormal Activity, why good horror and Sundance films are more similar than you think, working for Harvey Weinstein in the 90s AND MUCH MORE!
April 4, 2019
For some - Hollywood is one big happy family. Todd chats with Thunder Road Films founder - Basil Iwanyk - about their unique relationship AND how working outside the system helped Basil create hit films like John Wick, Sicario and The Town!
March 28, 2019
Live from the set of his film PLAYING WITH FIRE - Todd Garner tells the 14 year story of how the movie got made. From the creation and countless revisions of the script - to the politics surrounding family comedies - getting JOHN CENA on board - and how the film is marketed - Todd runs down the ENTIRE movie making process!!!
March 21, 2019
Todd chats with director Andy Fickman on the set of their upcoming film - Playing With Fire! Andy talks about pivoting from stoner sex comedies to family films - working for Gene Wilder and Bette Midler - and his coveted time as a Texas Renaissance Fair court jester!
March 14, 2019
To celebrate WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH - we're highlighting Todd's interviews with some of the most talented women in Hollywood: REBEL WILSON - ISLA FISHER - and Hunger Games producer NINA JACOBSON!
March 7, 2019
Newly appointed Chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment - Bob Greenblatt - chats with Todd about developing ground breaking content as a producer / executive at Fox, HBO, Showtime and NBC.
February 28, 2019
Independent film giant - Cassian Elwes - shares how he went from driving mobile homes in Central America to transforming the William Morris Agency - selling Sling Blade to Harvey Weinstein - and working on hit films like Margin Call, Mudbound, Dallas Buyers Club and Monster's Ball.
February 21, 2019
She's the writer that scooped the world. Editor-at-large of the Hollywood Reporter and host of KCRW's The Business - Kim Masters - joins Todd to talk about her coverage over the years of David Puttnam, Michael Eisner, & Harvey Weinstein - AND how Netflix and the Me Too movement have affected the Hollywood landscape.
February 14, 2019
Studio executive and Todd's long time friend - Jon Glickman - talks about overseeing the production divisions of Caravan, Spyglass & MGM - and producing diverse films like the Rush Hour franchise, While You Were Sleeping and The Jerky Boys!
February 7, 2019
Believe it or not - Hollywood is a faith based business. Producer / preacher / best-selling author DeVon Franklin shares how faith and service led him to the creation of hit films like Heaven is For Real - The Star - and Miracles from Heaven. Todd and DeVon go in depth about the state of diversity in Hollywood AND Todd shares his own personal story about Will Smith!
January 31, 2019
A life of comedy can be hard to manage. Host of the Industry Standard podcast - Barry Katz - shares with Todd Garner how he went from being a comedy booker in Boston to managing the likes of Bill Burr, Wanda Sykes & Dane Cook - AND what Barry told Dave Chappelle the first time they met.
January 24, 2019
Fox. HBO. Showtime. NBC. Bob Greenblatt has left his mark on all of them. Todd Garner chats with Bob about creating ground breaking content and the evolution of story telling in the entertainment industry.
January 17, 2019
TV is not TV anymore. ICM co-managing director - Ted Chervin - chats with Todd Garner about the history of syndication - the relationship between networks, studios, and agencies - and how TV has evolved into a multi-media platform.
January 10, 2019
From Requiem for a Dream to Bubble Boy - Beau Flynn has run the gamut in Hollywood. Beau sits down with Todd Garner to talk about his career, gaining the trust of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and the countless movies they've made together including Rampage, Skyscraper, Baywatch, San Andreas and the upcoming Disney film - Jungle Cruise!
January 3, 2019
Star of King of Queens and the Paul Blart franchise - Kevin James chats with Todd Garner about the movies they've made together over the last ten years - Kevin's early days doing stand-up with the likes of Joe Rogan and Adam Sandler - and how failing an SNL audition led to a nine year stint on his own prime time CBS sit-com!
December 27, 2018
As we look back on 2018 - we highlight three of Todd Garner's biggest interviews: Survivor's Jeff Probst - Pretty Little Liars' Shay Mitchell - and Hollywood heavyweight Adam Sandler!
December 20, 2018
Blumhouse Productions founder & CEO - Jason Blum - chats with Todd Garner about discovering Paranormal Activity, why good horror and Sundance films are more similar than you think, working for Harvey Weinstein in the 90s AND MUCH MORE!
December 13, 2018
Sometimes adversity forges great friendships. Color Force Studios founder and CEO - Nina Jacobson - chats with Todd about their ups and downs together as former Disney executives - creating her own production company - and producing Pose, Crazy Rich Asians, The Assassination of Gianni Versace and the Hunger Games franchise.
December 6, 2018
Deconstruction is a unique form of story-telling. Joe Russo shares with Todd Garner how this concept served him in the opening of his new L.A. restaurant, Simone - the hit sit-coms Arrested Development and Community - and the Marvel blockbusters Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War...and the highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame!
November 29, 2018
Who says there's no nice guys in Hollywood? Todd Garner chats with actor / comedian / producer Ed Helms about his time in film school and Upright Citizen's Brigade, managing to shoot The Office and The Hangover simultaneously AND Ed & Todd share their experiences working together on the set of TAG!
November 22, 2018
On this Thanksgiving edition of The Producer's Guide - Todd Garner chats with his friend and veteran filmmaker Scott Steindorff about the reality of failure in Hollywood. Todd and Scott talk about their troubles working on Gigli and Jane Got A Gun (respectively) and the resilience needed as an entrepreneur in the movie business.
November 15, 2018
In Hollywood - everyone's career is weird. Sean Anders shares how frozen food entrees sparked his film making career and the insights he learned working on Sex Drive, Hot Tub Time Machine, the Daddy's Home franchise - and his latest film - Instant Family. ALSO - Todd reveals his favorite Sandler film!
November 8, 2018
From child acting to portraying the biggest TV and film zeitgeist characters of a generation to creating one of the most successful shows in Adult Swim history...Seth Green chats with Todd about his career, getting involved with NASA and writing / directing / starring in his upcoming film - Changeland!
November 1, 2018
Actor / TV personality Ricki Lake and Producer / Director Abby Epstein talk about their powerful new documentary WEED THE PEOPLE - how Ricki's experience with water birth sparked their first doc THE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN - and their process of creating and selling documentaries. www.weedthepeoplemovie.com
October 25, 2018
Veteran filmmaker Rob Cohen chats with Todd about his early days studying anthropology at Harvard, being the first Hollywood agent to ever read the Sting, his relationships with Yul Brynner and Berry Gordy, and directing the first installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise.
October 18, 2018
On the 30th episode of The Producer's Guide - Todd brings back show favorite Billy Ray for an absolute clinic on silver screen story telling AND Billy talks about his upcoming TV miniseries about James Comey.
October 11, 2018
Veteran television writer / producer Tim Doyle chats with Todd Garner about the evolution of TV production - using personal stories in scriptwriting - and Tim's work on hit shows like Roseanne, Big Bang Theory, Last Man Standing - and his newest show starting October 16 on ABC - The Kids Are Alright.
October 4, 2018
For some - Hollywood is one big happy family. Todd chats with Thunder Road Films founder - Basil Iwanyk - about their unique relationship AND how working outside the system helped Basil create hit films like John Wick, Sicario and The Town.
September 27, 2018
Not every filmmaker can transition from comedy to drama. Paul Weitz talks with Todd about his jump from directing American Pie with his brother Chris - to the creation of Mozart in the Jungle and his latest film - Bel Canto.
September 20, 2018
Write what you know. Dan Fogelman has made a career adapting personal triumph and tragedy into content for the screen. Dan talks with Todd about how this idea has played into his work as the showrunner for the hit NBC drama This Is Us and his films The Guilt Trip and Life Itelf (in theaters this week)!
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