On set with Sebastian Lelio; Steven Yeun on life after ‘The Walking Dead’
Earlier this year, actor Steven Yeun joined us to talk about his role in the Oscar-shortlisted Korean film, ‘Burning.’ We talked about other topics too, and this week, for the first time, we’re airing that part of the conversation. Yeun tells us about getting his start in the industry and what he’s looking for in future roles. Plus, a visit to the set of Sebastian Lelio’s new film ‘Gloria Bell.’
Revisiting comedian Kathy Griffin, following her film premiere at SXSW
When comedian Kathy Griffin posed for a photo holding what appeared to be the bloody head of Donald Trump, she became a pariah overnight. So she did the only thing she could do: turned her story into an act, and took it around the world. This week, we revisit our conversation with Griffin, whose movie version of her stand-up special just premiered at SXSW.
Battle brewing between the Writers Guild and talent agencies; 'Apollo 11'
A potentially epic confrontation is on the horizon, pitting the Writers Guild against the talent agencies. And, after Todd Douglas Miller made a short film about Apollo 17, he figured he was done with outer space. Then he got an email from an employee at the National Archives who had found some old reels labeled: Apollo 11. Miller talks about the never-before-seen footage that led to his new movie, ‘Apollo 11.’
Director Dan Reed on his unflinching documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’
Dan Reed’s documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’ features interviews with two men who say Michael Jackson sexually abused them for years when they were children. Initially conceived as just one hour of television, Reed soon realized it’d have to be longer. He talks about making this unflinching four-hour film and how, despite a lawsuit from the Jackson estate, HBO is standing behind ‘Leaving Neverland.’
Bonus post-Oscars banter
Without a host, the night moved right along b ut then, it came to best picture. How did it come to be that Julia Roberts was announcing 'Green Book' as the winner when the film had endured scandal after scandal? Scott Feinberg explains what makes the ballot for best picture different from all the other categories. And the other takeaway? The Academy is not the same as "film Twitter"--far from it, in this case!