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New Zealand Bans Live Cow Exports Due to Welfare Concerns
"Are applauding New Zealand's announcement today that the export of livestock by sea will be phased out due to welfare concerns. It comes after the country temporarily suspended such exports last year after a ship bound for China capsized, killing seven nearly 6000 cows and over 40 crew members, Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connell New Zealand must stay ahead of the curve in a world where animal wealthy is under increasing scrutiny if we truly want to be the most ethical producers off food O'Connor says the band will take up to two years to be fully enforced live from the
Broadway Actress Who Learned How to Be Her Own Producer
"Well ashley kate. It is so wonderful to have you on the podcast. Thank you for being here. Thank you so much for having me. Patrick it's a joy to be joining you today. Well i wanna get started out as we all. Do you know we come from different family. Lives we come from different Home lives and yours really was like everyone was in the performing arts. So did you feel like pressure to do. It was like a right of passage to start. You know that's an awesome question. Because i i really believe we are You know we come from where we come from we. Are you know a representation kind of kambli light if you will especially when it comes to the entertainment industry yes. I was born and raised in a loving musical kunar family so my parents were never You know stern stage parents if you will but they were. You know loving supportive an honest leaders in the industry if you will My mother still proudly works at the professional dinner theatre in southern indiana kentucky area In at her age which is beautiful and ripe age heading into her early sixties soon. But she's been married since her early twenties and it's unbelievable that consistency of her career amd And my father or the the late and great. Ernie adams was just the most loving generous man and a pillar in the musical theater community. Where i was born and raised in mobile kentucky and He unfortunately passed away for years ago due to cancer but his legacy is living on through me and my sister who's also in the industry ten years younger than me. Who's a phenomenal singer. And she just got off the due to the pandemic the national tour of charleena chocolate factory. So exactly what you're saying the family business you know. Some people make you know Air conditioning and heating and cooling in our family business is is entertainment and the theater so very wonderful upbringing and very honest portrayal of what. I was getting myself into
Weinstein Challenges Extradition to Face California Charges
"Harvey Weinstein is fighting efforts to have him tried in California on sexual assault charges the convicted disgraced producer made his bones by becoming a Hollywood mogul now Harvey Weinstein is trying to avoid a trip to California to face the sexual charges that were included in a recently unveiled indictment his attorneys have filed an appeal based on a paper work technicality in the case a judge has granted the request for hearing now set for April thirtieth however the judge rejected a request by wind Steen to grant what his lawyers called a humanitarian delay to let Weinstein have procedures done to both his eyes and his teeth once then it's been charged in California with assaulting five women in Los Angeles and Beverly hills from two thousand and four to twenty thirteen as he did in the trial that led to his conviction and current prison term Weinstein has maintained his innocence and contends that any sexual activity was consensual I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
New Car Agency, the South African Experiment With Peter Viljoen
"He's talking to beautiful young. The managing director said some in south africa. He has done extensive research into the whole agency. Model and peter. Thanks very much for joining us and agreeing to shay some of the things you have found out in terms of what's happened in south africa. Welcome to the show. Thank you very much john. Thank you very much markets and met. Somebody came to ask you a question before we jump into the agency saw just to put some perspective. Ray what you do in south africa. You run a successful automotive talk show. Can you tell us about the show. Yep so the cost sharing. It's one of its a win by that. We lost in action. You win cosstalk harbach downs again. Where we wanted to do was my body. Crops on scouts is on the shine actually for the producer the archives and what they wanted to renew isues be attached customs. I joined the shine after being an oxygen and so we provided some industry insights to That slides or missing funds usually watching the chart and somebody transitions consumer price. And there's immediately on to the point that we've mentioned to keys onslaught we had We will have one of the modules insurance needs king postures and we recently got a new sponsor sponsors are climbing pixel part someone all very happy z. Aggressive bras but not the whole new at seventy. It's much easier for us to shoot so many batches then and office another boss to us. So we're having a lotta pita
'Promising Young Woman' Doesn't Let Anyone Off the Hook
"Comic feminist revenge film Promising young woman has five Oscar nominations. Best picture director, screenplay, actress and film editing. That's pretty remarkable, considering it's the first feature film made by Emerald Finnell. She spoke with our producer Sam Rigger who can fill us in about the movie. General Channel wrote and directed, promising and woman, which starts Carrie Mulligan is Cassie. Cassie is in grief over the loss of her best friend who the movie implies, died by suicide after her rape and medical school. Rape witnessed by other students and ignored by the school. Since then cast his life has been put on hold. She dropped out of the same med school works at a coffee shop and hasn't moved out of her parent's home who are very concerned about her. However, at night Cassie Hunt sexual predators, She goes to bars and clubs and pretends to be falling down drunk. Invariably, a man will offer to help her when in fact, they take her home and try to take advantage of her inebriated state. When it's clear what's happening. Cassie snaps out of her drunken act and confronts them. Here's a scene where she's rebuking one of those men played by Christopher Mintz. Plus Just that you were drunk. Yeah, really drunk. Yeah, well, I'm not. But that's good, isn't it? E think you should leave. Oh, now you want me to leave? No, just really high like I'm really high right now. I don't know what I'm doing. E think you should go on a second ago. You were determined for me to stay. You're pretty assistant actually. I'm a nice guy. Are you way had a connection? I guess a connection. Okay. What do I do for a living? Sorry. Maybe that was too hard. How old am I?
'Shameless' Ends With Loss and Questions
"Right. You guys after eleven seasons shameless sadly came to an end last night with some controversy. So right now. This is your spoiler alert. I'm gonna give you point two seconds put on new if you need to. Because i don't want anybody to get upset with me but Here's here's what's making everybody sad about this why macy's character died of covid and as he passes away. He imagined himself rising above the rooftops as he narrates a letter giving advice to his family. No emmy rossum did not return the series finale. Even though a lot of fans were really hoping that she would what series finales pissed you off gracefully. First of all i've met. I never got a chance to be on a man. Nancy thought that was my good friend. Shoes executive producer of salisbury. Like she's like we. Don't bring you on kim. Yeah okay over all the time too. Yeah for sure. We're definitely going to get. But he died and he died of covert which you can be fans could be upset but at the same time. I think they're trying to show you know what's going on these days. People are dying
India Reports More Than 145,000 New COVID-19 Cases in One Day
"Among those countries seeing a surge confirming a record number of new Corona virus infections more than 145,000 new cases in one day. Mumbai has been put under lockdown as NPR's Lauren Frayer reports here in Mumbai where cases are among the highest. A curfew is in place and you're only allowed to go out for essentials, food and medicine. But factories are still open and Busses and trains are still running. In other parts of India state elections are underway and voters are crowding into polling stations. India is now where the corona virus is spreading. Fastest hospital ICUs are filling up. But authorities are trying to avoid the economic pain and even starvation. That happened under total lockdown last spring, India's the world's biggest vaccine producer, But even it has shortages now, and some vaccination centers have closed. India has administered nearly 100 million shots so far. But that's still a tiny fraction of the country's 1.4 billion people. Lauren Frayer NPR news Mumbai The
Wholesale prices up 1% in March, energy leads the way
"Prices leads to a jump in wholesale prices. The Producer Price Index, which measures inflation before it reaches consumers, Rose 1% last month that follows a record jump of 1.3% in January and a half a percent increase in February. Labor Department says energy prices increased almost 6% last month and accounted for 60% of the march advance in wholesale prices, but economists think the recent surge in prices will be temporary. They believe it's the result of several factors, including the government's recent fiscal stimulus package and pent up demand due to the Corona virus Pandemic.
Wholesale prices up 1% in March, energy leads the way again
"A big increase in energy prices leads to a jump in wholesale prices the producer price index which measures inflation before it reaches consumers rose one percent last month that follows a record jump of one point three percent in January and a half a percent increase in February the labor department says energy prices increased almost six percent last month and accounted for sixty percent of the March advance in wholesale prices but economists think the recent surge in prices will be temporary they believe it's the result of several factors including the government's recent fiscal stimulus package and pent up demand due to the corona virus pandemic my camp in Washington
Can Netflix help solve the Isabella Stewart Gardner art heist?
"Now on the eighteenth of march nineteen ninety stole thirteen works of art including masterpieces by rembrandt and vermeer from the isabella stewart gardner museum in boston massachusetts. The extraordinary story of that night and thirty years of investigation and intrigue that followed the subject of a new four part series on netflix. Could this is a robbery. I spoke to jeff siegel producer of the series about the greatest art host in history. Jeff to begin with. Let's set the scene. What happened in march. Nineteen ninety at the golden museum in boston. So saint patrick's day night in boston march seventeenth into the eighteenth. Nineteen ninety two men dressed as police officers. Ring the doorbell for the security desk at the isabella stewart gardner museum and are buzzed in pretty quickly by the guard on duty and without much effort are able to lower the guard away from the security desk away from the only panic button leading to the outside world and are able to can him have him call down the other security guard who is on the rounds and you know in just a matter of minutes. Basically taking control over the whole museum fairly effortlessly it seems like The protocol was that that it shouldn't be that easy but it turned out to be that easy and the two men obviously turn out to. Police officers handcuffed the the two guards and tie them up down in the basement of the museum before going on and eighty one minute excursion through the museum and stealing thirteen pieces of art including a few masterworks. That are just unbelievably priceless. A rembrandt storm on the sea of galilee. Another rembrandt ladies and gentlemen in black. The vermeer one only thirty four thirty five in the world. The concert as well as the one of the more curious ones being the matinee stolen from the blue room downstairs the shea tour tony as well as a few other a few other items that are not necessarily of such great value monetarily or as well known which is part of. What's kind of confounding about what what was stolen there. They stole a five day. Gos- sketches but also a chinese who and the final from an opole jahic flag which are two items. That just don't a lot of people don't really seem to fit in with everything else that was stolen
Union agreement at Gimlet, The Ringer
"The writers and producers at specifies gimblett media and specifies the ringer to the first podcast production companies to unionize with the writers guild of america east both ratified their first collective bargaining agreements agreements mean among other things increases for salary minimums and limit to the use of contract is and should set a template for others.
`MSNBC Apologizes For Showing Wrong Video of Congressman
"S d. N c. Let's not forget them. Here is MST N c host apologizes after network Confused too black Congressman I talked about it. The impeached former federal judge criminal taking bribes Alcee Hastings. God rest his soul. Hey, died a couple of days ago, The age of 84. MSNBC was doing the orbit for Congressman Alcee Hastings. Unfortunately, they weren't showing a picture of Alcee Hastings. They were showing a picture of another random black congressman by the name of Benny Thompson, who is not Alcee Hastings and looks nothing like Chelsea Hastings. So they put on their white anchor Hallie Jackson to come on and apologize. But you wanna apologize. First mistake that we made on this show. Yesterday we're reporting on the death of Congressman Alcee Hastings. We mistakenly showed video of Congressman Bennie Thompson, which should never have happened were started never have happened. We're very sorry. It reminded us naturally of when MSNBC introduced the Reverend Jesse Jackson, but they introduced him as Al Sharpton. Me now to talk about this and the nation's real problem of joblessness. Reverend Al Sharpton. What's your reaction to hearing someone say? Hey, you know when it's just looking at many qualities l hear too Well, the rising tide floats all boats is actually here. I'm Reverend Jesse Jackson. I don't You know, I'm so sorry. The script in front of me, said Reverend Al Sharpton. I'm looking at your face. I know you are Reverend Jackson. We all doing so not only am I a racist, but the writers and producers are raised us today. MSNBC too. It's good to not be fox news
Does Aaron Rodgers Want to Be the Permanent Host of 'Jeopardy!'?
"Course, is the reigning M v P of the NFL, a Green Bay Packer and we should note a former winner of celebrity jeopardy. He's hosting this week and next. As the quiz show looks for a successor for the late Alex Trebek. Erin was great to keep prepared so intensely. That it was really a joy to watch. Mike Richards is the executive producer of Jeopardy. Fans will recall. He also guest hosted the program recently. And although they could be angling for the same job, Richard says there was no sense of competition potentially on the golf course There might be some competition. But you know my job is to make everyone who comes onto that set. As great as they can be, he says. You'll see Aaron Rodgers get better during his guest run. The quarterback already showed Grace under pressure when a contestant took the chance to poke fun at the Packers strategy in the NFC Championship game, Scott You come up the correct response who wanted to kick that field goal That is a great question should be should be correct. But unfortunately for this game today, that's incorrect. Well, the competition is intensifying because this week the actor Levar Burton of Star Trek and reading Rainbow. And roots, among other things, said he wants to host jeopardy to Mike Richards would not say whether burden is on the list, but did confirm they've talked
EU Regulator Finds Possible Link Between AstraZeneca Vaccine and Blood Clots
"There's a possible link between the covert 19 vaccine made by drug maker AstraZeneca and certain blood clots. But E M s officials say this is exceptionally rare. When it occurs, it primarily does so in women under 68 doctors, Sabine Strauss is the head of the agency's safety committee. Despite the rare chance for side effects, she urged European nations to use the AstraZeneca vaccine overall. Benefits off the vaccine from us to Zenica and preventing covert 19 are well established on the risks are very rare if manufacturing goes according to plan, AstraZeneca is expected to be the largest producer of covert vaccines worldwide this year. President Biden is
Sheryl Underwood addresses Sharon Osbourne leaving 'The Talk'
"Oh the sharon osbourne story is not going way cheryl underwood. She's breaking her silence on sharon's exit from the talk so again to a big kerfuffle over the whole meghan markle in piers morgan interview. Sharon turned around and she defended her piers. Morgan and it turned into race. This accusations and sharon ended up leaving show. Well cheryl has now broken. Silence about it. In on her podcast. She revealed that she actually hasn't heard from sharon. Sharon has not apologized which is surprising to me. She's been in this business a long time. I would have assumed some sort of text just saying. Hey i'm sorry if i misled you. I'm sorry five. Seemed to have offended you in any way. And she has not done that. And sharon actually went as far to say that the producers kind of blind side and cheryl saying. That's not true. I remember that you definitely know cheryl saying now. This is not happening. Oh because sharon did say a rep for. Sharon told people magazine. The osborne had reached out to under word now under would naturally saying that is not true and she actually held up her phone so you could look through the history to confirm. The story doesn't end there only. I just got a press release from the daily mail. Sharon is talking to the daily mail. And she is cheryl's not telling the truth. She said that she's got screenshots. Lengthy text that she sent to cheryl to try and patch things up. She went on to say quote. I not only send these messages to cheryl. But i apologize to her in person in her dressing room quotes. Why are you saying. I never apologize. Cheryl what are you trying to do to me Are you trying to destroy my reputation. Just be honest. Tell may
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Announce Netflix Series
"By Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for Netflix will be about the Invictus Games. The AP is Margie's. Our letter has the story making Marchal and Prince Harry will do a documentary series called Heart of Invictus about the Invictus Games, which gives sick and injured military personnel and veterans the chance to compete in sports. Prince Harry has been a longtime supporter of the Games, which are set to take place next year. He will appear in the Syriza and act as executive producer. Marchal and Prince Harry had been involved in a slate of new projects, including creating podcasts for Spotify and joining a mental health firm Marches.
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Reveal First Netflix Docuseries
"The first project Meghan Markle and prince Harry will do for Netflix will be about the Invictus games I marches are a letter with the latest Meghan Markle and prince Harry will do a documentary series called heart of Invictus about the Invictus games which gets sick and injured military personnel and veterans the chance to compete in sports prince Harry has been a long time supporter of the games which are set to take place next year he will appear in the series and act as executive producer Markle and prince Harry have been involved in a slate of new projects including creating podcasts for Spotify and joining a mental health firm
Disgraced Producer Harvey Weinstein Appeals Against Conviction for Sex Crimes
"Mogul is trying to get a new trial. More than a year after being imprisoned for sexual assault. Harvey Weinstein is trying to get his conviction flipped. His attorneys say prosecutors in the straw got too much help from the judge. They say James Burke was Cavaliers. They put it and protecting one steams right to a fair trial. In a 166 page brief filed with the state appellate court, Weinsteins lawyers say Burt made too many rulings to help prosecutors. One was to let the state call additional witnesses to tell jurors about allegations against Weinstein that never led to criminal charges. The brief even criticizes the 23 years sentence that was imposed on the ex producer. Prosecutors say they will respond to the brief in court. A Moscow Wells Gabriel
"producer" Discussed on Vamily Show
"The audio from that edited edited out May sound better and he could make a podcast out of his morning show. and. I know a lot of youtubers ages take their feet Just you know pull on video rip out the audio cleaned up and then put it out on her as a podcast because. It's just a different medium for people to listen to your contact right in a lot of people listen to podcasts their car. You know right now our cars driving work, but they won't be getting soon that you know people just like that. They listen to podcasts like the listened to radio. So it's just another way to get your stuff off their. Finale out all morning shows back in the day right And I know I asked you for fifteen minutes in the fifteen minutes is up. So I do appreciate you being here off my pleasure Bob. Hopefully. We can do this again in the future and. And maybe I'll see you when I come through New Orleans there. Yeah please do. Make sure. We'll definitely balk for adult beverage Bob. Banking. there. Thank you. So there is David the producer I hope you guys enjoyed his show Please please go in. And check them out. Over there. say hello to all you guys I haven't for fifteen minutes so. Low construction crony. Thank.
"producer" Discussed on The MC Nel Podcast
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"producer" Discussed on The MC Nel Podcast
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"producer" Discussed on Reality Life with Kate Casey
"And off the track and the Docu series gives viewers exclusive really intimate to the people in one of the world's greatest racing competitions. I knew Jack Squat about Formula One. I stumbled across the show and I have to tell you. I got sucked in quick. I'm totally fascinated by this business. Now I love shows that kind of peel back the layer in a world that I don't know anything about and MRS PERSONIFIES THAT SO FORMULA. One drive to survive reveals the true story of this high-octane sport which goes beyond just the fight to be number. One there's also a battle for the heart soul and direction of the multibillion dollar business storylines include changes that a team under goes after an ownership change and the pressure felt to outperform other drivers. They follow some incredible drivers. You kind of get to go home with them. And to see their extended family for one of the racers. He is a second generation. He shows us his family and Spain. His cousin is his manager. So they're all these great personal stories that are tied into it. It's sort of like hard knocks on. Hbo which is for the football industry. American football this is kind of like their version. And I have to say you're gonNA walk away feeling emboldened by this knowledge about this incredible sport and touched by some of the personal stories. You're gonNA find yourself wanting to follow them on instagram town. You it's a great show for couples if you've got boys at home that are really into car. Racing was actually thinking about my son in kindergarten Yearbook the boy said what they wanted to be an I. Now that I think back to my son had said soldier but there were like three boys that wrote Formula One race car drivers and I kind of just didn't even think about it. But now. In retrospect and like totally get it. These are really incredible athletes and I was really interested in the workouts that they have to do because they have to have the best hand eye coordination of any athlete and then I had no idea but Lewis Hamilton. Who's one of the drivers? He is the highest paid athlete in the entire world. Apparently so it's a great show and I asked Travis Clark Executive Vice President of Action Sports at Wasserman Media Group to to Kinda give me insight into this world. He loves the show too. So if you're like I don't know I'm not totally into this yet. I don't know he is going to. Kinda give you the lay of the land so you can start watching it now. The other show. I'm crazy about is a six part documentary series from executive producer Mark Wahlberg mic millions. Chronicles the stranger than fiction. True Story of how? Twenty four million dollars was stolen from McDonald's monopoly. Game of the nineteen nineties. The mystery master. Mind behind the scam and the intrepid FBI agents on his trail. I'm sure all of you have at some point played that monopoly game. I used to Babysit for a family and they were so crazy about that. Stupid Game Am I. I have to go out and get you like. How many happy meals to get you some points. Paul turns out all these people had been playing and there was no chance that they were GONNA win. So for over a decade McDonald's fast-food Empire ordered prizes in its monopoly promotional game-tying on aware that the biggest.
"producer" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Producer Harvey Weinstein has been hospitalized as a precaution after being convicted of sex crimes correspondent bridging grasses guilty verdict bringing redemption for the two women at the heart of this case and likely for dozens of others who accused Harvey Weinstein of unwanted sexual acts over decades the disgraced movie mogul handcuffed and led out of the New York City courtroom after a jury convicted him on to sex crime charges it's a busy week for Congress the house votes this week on a measure to make lynching a federal hate crime also on the agenda is a bill to ban the manufacturing and sale of flavored tobacco in the Senate members will take largely symbolic votes on two anti abortion bills one would ban late term abortions except in cases of medical peril for the mother the other bill would penalize doctors who do not provide adequate care to babies who survive abortions the votes are largely symbolic because they are not expected to reach the sixty vote hurdle required to proceed they come as the conservative political action conference holds its annual gathering starting Wednesday Linda Kenyon Washington investors around the globe are nervous as a number of coronavirus cases now top seventy nine thousand this is a classic selloff in financial markets it was triggered by emerging markets particularly in Asia who are exposed to the downturn of China this spread to the commodity markets like oil with a drop of four and a half and five percent and even to Europe after seeing the cases from Iran to Italy that was perhaps the most shocking sell off of the day John the Farias Riyadh on Wall Street the Dow Jones industrial average fell one thousand thirty two points the S. and P. five hundred dropped one hundred twelve points the nasdaq fell three hundred fifty five points that's declines of three and a half percent for all three indexes I'm in case do you have concerns about mild memory loss related to aging and have you thought about taking a supplement to.
"producer" Discussed on Podcast Brunch Club
"Today we'll be speaking with Raina Cohen the producer on the hidden brain episode fake news and Origin Story from this month playlist the episode we feature this month featured Andy Tucker a professor at Columbia University who shares the history of fake news and objectively in the media. The besides her work with hidden brain rain aucoin worked at ABC News this week with George Stephanopoulos and her writing has appeared in the Atlantic and the new republic rain. Welcome to the show. Oh thanks for inviting me to talk. Yeah I'm excited to talk to you. So he told me a little bit about your role a hidden brain a little bit about the team behind the episode. We listen to WHO this month. Yeah so I am an associate producer and as a producer. It means kind of doing everything from start to end with. I think about it is essentially that I I'm involved in all parts of the process minus the business and the like actually being on air part and I'm on a team where there is the host a supervising producer and then and five other producers. who kind of had similar roles to me? You know what I get to do and the rest of us get to do is pitch stories. We do a lot of reading to figure out WHO's going. CBS on the show. You know once story is in process we are setting up interviews getting to prepare shocker for the interviews which means reading the books six or doing pre interviews or reading someone's journal articles so I'm a nerd. I'm just GONNA leave that out pretty early. So this is it's very fun for me that that part the refund for me and we have hours of tape in hand we get to start scripting and we go through collaborative editing process and then there is all the audio media production work and I've been on hidden brain for about three years and I think as time goes on we've played more and more with sound design so that is also sort of a fun rich part of the process to think about how to use music to tell the story and other forms of sound design that can bring ideas alive so kind of from from conception Shen to the actual execution. That's that's what a I get to do and the other producers on the show get to do. Yeah as a producer you might be the host but it sounds like you're really in the trenches. Yeah for sure I mean that's the that's the fun part is how long does it take from beginning to end for an episode like that too. I mean from what we hear listeners. It sounds like an interview with Andy Tucker sure seems like maybe the host and her sat down and they did over the weekend and the show went out on Monday. Yeah no not not that quick at this was actually a quicker turnaround one just because the way that ended up working in our schedule but that was first trying to figure out. Who are we going to have on the show and then Andy has more than one book? Could you know other articles so I remember trying to figure out. How do these different things that she's written out about over the years you know fit together and figuring bring out like how do you convey ideas through a story arc where each segment of the episode feels like? You are traveling somewhere you know if you listen to a lot of the questions shins and on on handwriting. They're kind of driven by stories. So then. There is the interview with Andy which meant some logistical setup. And then the interview I you no. I don't know what the raw interview was exactly somewhere between an hour and an hour and a half. I'm sure and that episode is about a half hour so we cut things down considerably and that that means trying to figure out what what is essential. How do you keep the momentum? Have to find music. I had to search for tape and that can take a very long time to find the exact thing that you're looking for four and they're all sorts of other things involved like making everything the right volume and sort of finessing so those are the parts of the process and it's usually happening over the course of of months while people are working on multiple projects. But yeah this one. I think we were able to turn around within several weeks. Yeah and it was done so effectively. I mean you really followed the human in Germany of news and how people interact with it over a hundred years really well done team. This month is fake news as someone who works Islamic widely respected new source such as NPR. How does this current era of fake news shape your reporting there are organization in wide standards? So the first thing that I think of is our beloved former standards and Editor of standards and practices Mark Moment. He had add a memo. That was about it truth Sandwich which I think actually is something that other journalists have written about as well but the idea is I mean no this from the kind of psychology research that we've shown that if you just tell somebody something that's false and then afterward you tell them that the thing they previously heard was wrong. It's not really going to be very effective active in debunking the this false belief. So what meant suggested. was that people who are presenting something that you know one person said that was false. Is that you start with the truth. And then you say the thing that is that is wrong but his new newsworthy. And that's why you're there to talk about it and then you reiterate that it was wrong. So they're kind of fun. Example that he had in this memo was despite the fact that Korva Coleman has accurately said mark commits name all the time he falsely claimed that she mispronounced it by you know emphasizing the wrong place and we looked back and she said his name correctly seventeen eighteen times on the air like that kind of idea. Have the truth as your bread and the thing in between to be the the the false belief so I think that's like a organisation-wide idea in terms of hidden. I mean we have the luxury of not having to cover the news as it's happening and that allows i. I saw things like we have. We have a very thorough fact checking process which newsroom has to do with a much quicker way but it also means that it affects what we get to cover so you know besides this story on Fake News. We've also done other stories that are about how people come to believe things that aren't true. So there's an episode tally Sharon about the psychology of false beliefs. And I think it's pretty humbling to think about why we are are are drawn to ideas that are not true and we also had an episode around specifically false beliefs in science and even even among scientists how these ideas spread so even if we're not covering what politician said that was inaccurate. We get to step back and give people information that allows them to maybe reflect on whether they believe something that isn't really accurate and so I think that's the way it kind of comes out most prominently innately in in brain. Well it makes sense that your practices at NPR hidden brain would be so granular seeing as you're so respected. I would just say you know this whole episode had to was just talking about objectively in reporting and really there was a lack of objectivity throughout history. I mean it seems almost like our modern beliefs of fact checking is a little bit of an outlier in terms of what people have been consuming for so long. I mean I'd be interested in hearing how the hidden brain team the values I mean. Is that part of your process. I think the way that we you know the way that objectivity comes into the work that we do is We are interested in ideas that make us uncomfortable and instead of turning away from them to try to understand them and to try to get them from different vantage points so I think really obvious example of this was there is an episode about explanations for why White voters voted as they did in the two thousand sixteen election and they were two different scholars who had different arguments that were in conflict with one another to quite an extent and about why white voters had gone for trump. And you know whether this was like basically whether you want to emphasize the class part or the or racism in their behavior so you know I guess the way that I think about hidden brain is that it is a show that is interested in investigating all sorts of ideas even ones that make us uneasy. See you know to do it with a lot of nuance and to not be pursuing controversy but to shed light rather than he and I think about this with the episode in the air we breathe breathe which was about the implicit association test. So it's Y- vary widely used to kind of determine someone's level of implicit implicit bias. So like sort of bias that they would not themselves maybe even be aware of. We were focused on race. But it's a test you can do for all sorts of prejudices and there are pieces in the media at the time that we're kind of very negative on the Iot because there were issues with how much it was actually able to predict people's behavior and people sort of saying well. This is useless and I think the you know the episode turned into wasn't just basically a hit job on this. I'm really really important task. But instead was an investigation into A. What does this test explain? And I think we got a much more interesting answer from that so I think maybe like geico willingness to look at all corners and not do a very simple story is part of what it means to. You know to be objective like I I think there are. There are other things that reported on about implicit bias. And maybe we could just not report on the problems with the you know the debate over the problems with the test because is it would undermine other things that have come on the show. But that's not the way we go out things well. I really appreciate you taking the time to explain that to me. I feel I feel a little guilty that the episode that bringing you on is about fake news and objectivity and I am really grilling you hear practices as a journalist. I hope that's alright. Alright yeah I mean. I think it's important to have a lot of integrity and I I mean actually this story behind how Andy Tucker got on is is is related to journalism practice because I encountered her work through fellowship that I went on that was about professional ethics and I was specifically in the journals and program and she she was one of the leaders of it so she gave this presentation on the history fake news that was pretty extraordinary and when we were thinking about people to have on the show that she had she'd come to mind mind but anyway that's just to say that I'm interested in thinking deeply about the ethics that go into how journalists carry out their work and a lot. The stuff we do can get into tricky territory. Even if you're trying to be careful well and I would say we're very interested as well at least me personally. I mean as a podcast consumer. I think I'm someone who's yearning for information so the Morgan here about your processes excellent but I'd like to move on a little bit past this topic here about what you working on now. Like what are you doing personally. Or what is hidden brain rain doing that. We can look forward to so I am at the early stage of several different episodes. So yeah one. I'm excited about where still so figuring out exactly the you know the angle. But it'll be related to anger in some way and I am pretty certain we're GONNA have on this philosopher who I I've disliked adored her work for a very long time. So that's pretty exciting to get You know be helping with an interview with somebody who's WHO's working like. I you know in my outside life fine really interesting people working on all sorts of things. There's an episode. That's coming out in a couple of weeks that I am really eager to hear from my colleague Laura and it has been in the works for a while but the general idea as I understand it is that you know well past the period when people have imaginary friends we actually are kind of communing with different people Mentally so whether it is like a celebrity or the author of a book or somebody who you kind of feel like you know and you're in conversation with even though you actually don't know them she's sort of looking into what those sorts active relationships look like and I think the some of those sort of interesting psychology around so It'll be it'll be new to me once once I get to hear it. Abbas she she is in the trenches right now trying to Produce that episode and there's also there is another one of my colleagues has an episode. Kosovo coming out. Soon that I like for me has changed the way the I think about political activism and yeah has made me observe certain.
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"Silence and when I kept banging on doors asking for answers I was finally told that the matter was under review even higher up the chain by our parent company NBC Universal and its CEO. Steve Burke a few days after that I was told by Noah Oppenheim to pause are reporting he said the company was worried about the legal implications of me talking to sources who had signed nondisclosure agreements with Weinstein he cited an illegal concept concept tortuous interference with contract. It refers to an someone deliberately tries to mess up a contract between two parties usually to gain some kind of business business advantage. If you remember the phrase at all it's probably from a movie is a legal concept that has been getting some new attention. Recent tortuous interference appearance. Yeah that movie the insider about CBS News as parent company shutting down. Its Big Tobacco reporting using this same mm-hmm specious argument. Does he go on television. And tell the truth yes is it newsworthy. Yes are we going to air it. Of course it's not it was baffling because it was like it was like the script of the movie playing out for us in slow motion. I remember Jonathan May partner at one point just through shouting outing. Frustrated like has no one in his building seen the inside your questioning our journalistic integrity questioning your hearing Here's what I can tell you. Now that I didn't know was happening at the time as I was working on this story three top executives executives at NBC conducted. At least fifteen secret calls with Harvey Weinstein in some according to records and sources who listened. They had assured heard him that the reporting had been stopped before I knew it had been Weinstein. Also later claimed in legal threat letters to me that NBC had given him written assurances that they'd kill the story. The network has denied reaching any agreements or making any assurances to Harvey Weinstein or his legal team. Almost all of this had been concealed from me and rich so I'd kept pushing as NBC. Kept stalling as the network continued to drag its feet McGowan facing increasing pressure from mounting legal threats sent. NBC season desist. Letter over her interview. We still had a lot and even gotten legal to sign off on a draft of the script But the decision would ultimately fall to the executives. Then on August Eighth I went into a meeting with Oppenheim after the meeting grabbed rich and found a side room and thirty ready rock to hop into I turned on the recorder on my phone. We were doing that a lot by then so at three. PM I went. In with Noah Oppenheimer's concerns weren't always coherent. He would go on to argue. That the story wasn't news pattern. He's like my view. Is that the tape and Harvey Weinstein Gene Grabbing Ladies Breasts a couple of years ago. He's like that's not national news and he said that we didn't have enough like look we have. There's animus sourcing in here in any seemed to slip up saying Harvey says and then walking it back. And saying he'd been told Harvey said that there. It was a bigger issue that because of my sisters assault allegation against Woody Allen had a conflict of interest I also and then you know he said Yeah but you wrote that Hollywood reporter order piece a year ago in that conseco slash and like the public narrative is going to be terrible on this that like you know. You let Ronan Farrow. Who just you know came out as this kind of crusader Seder on sexual assault issues? You know hating his father so he's likely that you let him do this. You know this reporting You know despite the fact that you were aware that the guy that he decried in this Hollywood reporter piece Woody Allen have you know fruitful business relationship with Harvey Weinstein to be clear. Caring about an issue is not a conflict of interest I had no animus against Harvey Weinstein. My sister's allegation wasn't related to him in any way At the outset of the reporting Greenberg even sat with rich and me and we gould and checked out any contacts between Weinstein and my family turns out both of my parents worked with him like most people in Hollywood. I'd had only a friendly cocktail party interaction with him. Anyway we all agreed not a conflict of interest Oppenheim told me the story was dead that day at thirty rock rich and I struggled to make sense of what was happening was continues to get off good. God it's amazing can win by or at least hold this off and get an organization journalists and producers to story. This is amazing over the following days. There was some effort to put window-dressing on the decision decision with the network briefly saying they're going to review the evidence but the kill order held firm and when I secured another major interview that one in Los Angeles I mentioned and Oppenheim mortared me and Greenberg ordered mccue to cancel it Oppenheim told me. NBC couldn't have anything to do with the story after NBC killed. The story got a warm email from Weinstein burying the hatchet. He mentioned how Great Megan Kelly show US quote. I'm GonNa send you a little gift to celebrate. They wrote then Weinstein's staff got the email they typically got when a gift was mailed out. Update it read. No Oppenheim received a bottle of grey goose so I took the evidence to the New Yorker and they looked at the same reporting. NBC had sent away and ran on all cylinders to to build on it. And get it out. You'd be surprised. How many leads start to pan out? Once you aren't being told to cancel interviews every time you reveal their happening. It took a little more than a month to go from green-lighting the the story to publishing it rich had encouraged me to take the story elsewhere. Even though it meant he couldn't be a part of finishing the reporting. I was a contractor who worked in print print occasionally he was still fulltime employees at NBC and add to keep his job to support his girls. He felt conflicted about staying at the network other journalists suddenly NBC Investigative Unit did two in the same way that we were asking you know victims of sexual assault to come forward and tell their stories like we had a responsibility then on what was happening at NBC. The day the story broke. I went on the Rachel Maddow. Show joining us. Once again. Is Ronan Farrow. He's a contributor for the New Yorker magazine Zine who broke this explosive story today about further revelations concerning Hollywood mega producer Harvey Weinstein again the NBC executives asked me not to talk about why the the story didn't run on the network. I told them I wouldn't bring it up but also wouldn't lie but let me tell you folks that Rachel Maddow. She's got a nose for we're good story outlets. NBC says that you didn't. The story wasn't publishable that it wasn't ready to go by the time that you brought it to them but obviously is ready to go. By the time you got got Anthony Yorker I walked into the door at the New Yorker with a explosively reportable piece that should have been public earlier and Immediately mmediately obviously a New Yorker recognized that and it is not accurate to say that it was not reportable in fact there were multiple determinations that was reportable NBC. After the show I texted rich. I was was out celebrating my wife. Dini's birthday We are at restaurant and you send me a text in the middle of it saying Boom you know I told the truth I I guess that's former. NBC correspondent now. That was my last appearance on. MSNBC for a while rich however are still had to go into work the next day he and the investigative team more called into a meeting with Oppenheim where Oppenheim largely went on the defensive. We tried and want to correct the noise out there and we supported the story in Romans. Jones you know we've been putting him on our air he. He tried to go down this road and I literally. It was like the second most mad I've ever been in my life and and people in the room described it like we could feel like the back of your neck getting red like I was like. I'm witnessing a cover up but I mean there's no other way to I was it's like I'm witnessing them rewriting my history. There was a point where I was like. You know what I'm Gonna I'm GonNa just bite my tongue or or I'm going to have to actually confront this in this meeting and it was terrifying. 'cause I was like the sky's the president and I'm you know a senior Peru or supervising producer. And so I said I just went in. I was like you know what what forgive me but I have to correct you on some things and It got it got messy a lot of the members of the investigative unit like like really got upset and ask some really tough questions to the point where he was like you know.
"producer" Discussed on The Catch and Kill Podcast with Ronan Farrow
"This is the catch and kill. PODCAST I'm Ronan. Farrow much of my reporting on Harvey Weinstein has become synonymous with the New Yorker magazine. That's the story ultimately ran and they're the folks I've kept reporting with in the months and years since but what's not as well known. Is that much of the reporting actually started at NBC News an outlet that decided not to run the story. Now stories get killed all the time. Sometimes you just don't have enough reporting. Don't have enough evidence but that wasn't the case with the Weinstein story worry at NBC. We had a lot and plenty more promising leads. We could have pursued and the fact that NBC passed on it the fact that they it didn't let us pursue those leads. Raise a lot of questions. Both outside of that building and within the network zone ranks the story of what unfolded at. NBC is a case study in the power of news organizations to safeguard the truth and in how devastating the consequences can be so when they do the opposite and nobody had a clear view of that drama or was placed in a more difficult position because of it. Then rich McHugh admin. We're GONNA probably get fired today. We're going to tell you that story how it happened in real time when you couldn't go to L. A. That one really got me right. The cutoff offer. That really infuriated me which lives in suburban New Jersey with his wife. Dan and their four daughters two sets the twin girls and you deserve some crazy metal for just surviving. That rich grew up in the suburbs to outside Chicago. The youngest of four kids Irish Catholic Catholic family to Jesuit schools played ice hockey like a lot of hockey. He drove himself to Detroit for Games even went to a special school for it. He was still playing when we worked together. He'd limp into the office with all sorts of weird injuries but riches dreams of playing in the NHL didn't quite pan out. He wound up studying English in college. I never actually thought about being a journalist and tall. You're gonNA find this interesting I Columbia and I watched the insider if you got vital insider stuff the American people for their welfare really do need to know you feel impelled to disclose it and violate major agreement doing so. That's one thing if you haven't seen it the insiders great journalism movie. It's a dramatized version of a true story. Al Pacino plays as reporter Lowell Bergman a sixty minutes producer. Who convinces a big tobacco whistle blower to go public about a massive cover up at his company and break his nondisclosure Russia Agreement Bergman's problem though is that executives at CBS? Do not want the story to air on sixty minutes. They're worried you'll get sued and end so Bergman winds up fighting his bosses at the network since when has the Paragon of investigative journalism allowed lawyers to determine the news content on sixty minutes. You won't be satisfied unless you're putting the company and win. What are you are you a businessman or are you a newsman? And I was is like low Bergman that that guy's amazing Sir Richmond into broadcast news. He started out producing at Fox. News than MSNBC EH. Then he spent nearly a decade at. ABC's Good Morning America. When I met him he was trying to settle into a new role at the investigative unit at NBC News? You know I was trying to find my a my spots. I was working with several correspondence. And you know enjoying some of the work I went overseas and did some crime stories about the NYPD. The but I hadn't found a lane at didn't have a correspondent that I was gelling with particularly you know there wasn't somebody that we haven't Egged with and then and then we met and then you come into the picture. What was your well? Tell me your side. First impression of you was watching you on under cable show. Hello and welcome to Ronan Farrow daily. I'm Ronan Farrow. I'll be here daily. And as it turned out briefly my own career was pretty up in the air when rich and I met I was in my mid twenty s I've been hosting this midday show on. MSNBC got some bad reviews news at the start some good reviews by the end and pretty much know. Viewers throughout pay. Cable is tough enough about me. It's time for today's headlines. So it was cancelled I got bumped and I became an NBC. Investigative correspondent. I was working with a rotating cast of producers on stories. That's when rich and I got assigned to work together. We weren't exactly Ham egg ourselves. If I'm being honest I was like I. You know I'm I'm not sure I'm going to like this guy. You asked me to be honest. I just remember I you were you. Were texting all the time. Like what is this right is what are we doing and I was like I. Ah Haven't hadn't been used to that level of hands on. I'm sure that the producers were here on this podcast to have any experience so far Are laughing at this because my my worst is very much like I am so invested in every aspect of it and like very controlling and I love to be collaborative and bringing other people but I also so demand a lot of involvement one text. Like yes you'd send me like seventeen more texts like okay. Now that you're listening. Okay like home. Yeah thanks for putting up with that literally. Everyone I've ever worked with I actually wondering retrospectively thought we would just cancel each other out and like the problem would be solved and they could just put us over like okay McEwen Pharaoh. They're done on the next problem like did they think we would actually develop some good work together. I I honestly don't know. I don't know what the expectation was but I doubted that we would develop good work together and they're always been unspoken norms about how mainstream outlets cover wealthy and connected men accused used of sexual abuse like when I try to cover the allegations against bill cosby on my show. I sometimes push back from veteran producers. It was is old news. It wasn't news but things were starting to change. In Spring Twenty sixteen. The Hollywood reporter ran glowing profile profile of Woody Allen glossing over a long standing allegation. My sister Dylan had made that. He molested her when she was seven years. Old and for the First Time Time magazine got a lot of backlash for not asking harder questions about it so they asked if I'd write something about the media's responsibilities when it came to this issue as you for most of my adult life I'd avoided talking about the allegations at one point I even told Dylan to basically quiet down about it. I've been trying to build my own career on my own merits but now I'd basically been cornered into confronting it. I'd begun interviewing my sister and Looking Ping through court records and I realized that this was something credible backed up by a mountain of evidence even eyewitnesses. So I said said I'd write the article. Farrow wrote very often women with allegations do not or cannot bring charges very often those who do come forward pay dearly league facing off against the justice system and a culture designed to take them to pieces by this point rich and I had been traveling the country and rental cars together for about a year working working on stories often in the middle of nowhere. The story came out as we're sitting in line at some fast food place and I remember we go to sonic and go to sonic. You had told me that this article come out and I remember reading it. That was a real turning point for you. Everything we've done prior was good but I felt like there was a little bit of a change in you that you realize a need to cover stories were victims need to be heard. We got some stories Green Greenland that we're about sexual abuse one of the interesting ones was about How sexual abuse allegations are handled on college campuses? I did everything a rape victim supposed to do. I reported it allowed the rape kits taken. I gave a statement Eh. I learned a lot in that process for sure. I remember talking to that Harvard student and she. She didn't WanNa go on camera. She didn't want to go on camera and for days and then finally as you said you know what I'll do it because it's important and I was like whoa there. Is someone out there who had attacked me and we'll probably attack someone else flying with that. Do you blame Harvard for that. I do that was my first experience with that story. I don't think he'd watch that piece. And not have a different opinion on the matter after it there was a precursor to the the Weinstein story for sure that year I pitched a series about bad behavior. You're in Hollywood. And for months I got a crash course in how hard a sell. The topic is a story on. Pedophilia was deemed. Too Dark. One on race was dinged because her bosses said no one would care hair but I held onto a green light on one tough story. I pitched casting couch the casting couch. It's a euphemism in the industry. It's when powerful people seek sexual favors from newcomers trying to get a foot in the door and that fall the term was coming up again because of something. The actress interest rose McGowan had tweeted. She used the Hashtag. Why women don't report and wrote quote because it's been an open secret in Hollywood slash media and they shamed me while agitating my rapist? She said she'd been raped by a powerful studio head and that when she'd looked into reporting boarding at lawyers had told her she would quote never win because she done a sex scene before the tweets came up in our planning meetings we went up to Know Oppenheim office and pitched kind of the the the the stories that we wanted to go in on no Oppenheim again is the president of NBC News. He's a former senior producer. Chris Matthews and for the today show he also had a career in Hollywood where he wrote screenplays including one on for Jackie. Kennedy bio-pic starring.
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"Now on Apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcasts. Hey we're going to be talking a lot about sexual violence in this series. There's also some language if either of those things are upsetting for you. Please take care while you're listening. So it was a couple days before we were going to go to L. A. to interview a woman with a credible allegation of rape against Harvey Rich. McHugh is a news and documentary producer and back in two thousand sixteen and twenty seventeen. He was my producer at NBC. He was alongside me. While I was reporting on allegations against Harvey Weinstein the Hollywood executive and we were about to book our flights. I think you might have already booked your flight or might even been in route and the the decision was handed down to me by virus. Greenberg Rich Greenberg runs the investigative unit at NBC News. He was our boss and just below the president of NBC. News is Noah Oppenheim. I'll never forget it. He said Knows very very clear you are to stand down. You know done. We're done here. I don't think I've ever been more angry my life than I went back to my desk and I wrote you in myself. An email about what what was said to me in that meeting. In in that moment I realized a couple of things one the story was added. NBC For all intents purposes for me but also there was another story right now that that I had a certain responsibility to pay attention to at the very least like pay attention to which is the NBC killing the story..
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"Producer that that creates the raw, you know, the beef patties in the in the in the freeze dried fries in all those things are also made in factory settings that are that are distributed to some degree not as much as the stores, but then the distribution of the the the inputs that go into burger those those are also standardized globally. So what you end up with his light. You have a pipeline. You have you have into the pipeline. You you put in some raw materials, but you also you you replicate this pipeline everywhere. And then you decide centrally how to adjust the the recipes in to adjust the menu. So that you can pump out the same stuff global. So it's a it's a manufacturing business and the distribution business and what you're offering is for the franchisees. You're offering basically you can plug into this. Enter this pipeline for for an operate. The the local outlets that that take the output from this pipe in and give them to the consumer. And so this is very very sophisticated when you look at it on the grand scale, and you realize what happened in the restaurant business to enable this this broad distribution of of of consistency across the world in terms of food production, which was a revelation. I'm sure probably fifty sixty years ago. This was finally perfected. It was. It was a breakthrough that enabled again tens of thousands of of restaurants globally. It's not just McDonalds, but everybody else replicated this process now, I same thing. And we have to stand as as a process what it is I ki- as again manufacturing of typically, you know, furniture, some woods some glass to some plastics and those are made probably with contractors, but they're also made in a consistent manner. Her the the also have to have a high degree of precision. Because these these things have to screw together. Very very very precisely. I haven't example, though, they don't always pretty good pretty good in my opinion. I haven't example, I once I bought something from the same store, but there were multiple the nightstand or something like that. And when I opened it up like one was made in Poland and the other one he's always identical was made in Thailand. And or maybe I forget, maybe it was somewhere else in the in south southeast Asia was, but it was like a you couldn't tell them apart. They they had designed for the the the I kid zainur in presumably in Sweden, the they are sitting there, you know, trying to figure out. Okay. What would what the what tools that we need to cut this wood than drilling than all these things to it? And and then, you know, get those get that done. Globally, and then have those shift back throughout the globe in all directions? Having them be so consistent. So both was I the I can't McDonald's do exactly the same ways as managed consistency at scale. And so so even though it's a distributed network. Things are done globally sourced, globally, the operations are global. So that the store in in here in Palo Altos gonna be more or less the same as store in a motorcycle Spain L or or or Helsinki Finland. Right. And that's okay. So we kinda really got off the off the apple threat. But but in in many ways when when you look at these two franchises make Alden in I ki-, you people aren't saying there might be some differences in. Yes, I do know for example, difficult by Kim to operate in. Let's say Russia or maybe in the. Middle east. I don't know depending on on the country that, but usually it's a permit process that they they are unwilling to let's say situate the locations in the they have to have some location decision making about you know, the land has to be cheap. But it has to be kind of within reach of a city..
"producer" Discussed on /Film Daily
"Do any of you guys have any differences I may have missed in what? What's the difference between a producer and executive producer on the film, get the the bulk of it. The one thing I will note though is executive producer means different things for television. TV tends to be the creative hands on type. And so what Peter said is very comprehensive for film, but once you start branching out into small screen, it's completely different thing for sure. That's usually the Showrunner, right? It's the, yeah, usually, yeah. Okay. Let's move on to Damon p from Saint Louis. Missouri writes in, he knows that a lot of our team reads books and he wants to know if we believe that breaking up a film into multiple parts like deathly hallows or mocking Jay, to make the book more the movie more complete. Like the book is a good thing. So many times we hear the book is better. Why is that? Is that because the movies are limited by time to incorporate additional pop points or anything like that? What do you guys think? I'm guessing the person who reads the most books here is who Jakup maybe I mentioned me or t. but I'll chime in real quick, then I'll I'll pass baton to her since I've been talking too much, but I think that the splitting a book in the two movies has never been crave decision. I don't believe anybody who said, I think it's always been a financial decision to make more money because w hollows in mocking, Jay are books that do not demand to movies. I like both books. I like both movies were all four movies even. But there's nothing in that narrative that demands those additional hours. I think that both of them could be improved even if they were sharper. More critical adaptations when that knew what to pick and choose a new, what was important? I think a better adaptation is one that isolates the feeling of a book Riceland towards important and reconstructs it into a film rather than trying to our laboriously recreate that feeling because I think that a book and movie are so different things that trying to just say we need more time to do more events is not as good as let's find a brisker way to recapture that feeling in a new medium. But what do you think HD actually agree with most of what you said except for the splitting of deathly hallows locking. Jay was definitely a very financial decision. Thusly hallows actually provided a good splitting point in which you they gave kind of two very different films out of this very gigantic, very dense book. And I will say deathly hallows part one is my favorite book because favorite movie. Sorry, because it is so. Limited in that sense to to this one adventure in this one story that we're telling. So I think that actually works in that kind of felt like it came from both financial and creative decision, but anything that came after that such as mocking Jay, the hobbit trilogy, which was like the dumbest leading of of a book ever definitely felt more financial than anything. And as for that common phrase, the book is better than the movie. I don't fully believe that either. I think that people who who like to spout that off often are upholding the movie to different standards than the what they should. They are wanting to see their favorite parts of a book adapted and thus want that laborious that stilted at uptake to take place which don't doesn't suit movie making at all. It's something that is a very medium. It's if you want something that's closer to that feeling of the book or whatever you wanted to see from a book adaptation. Often mini series is better and. That also is a very different medium than film as well. I kind of wish that they're like filmmakers. I know that this does not make sense, but I wish film makers were given the Rome, kind of like Peter Jackson with given on the original Lord of the rings films to shoot a watt more of the book in included in a director's cut or an ultimate cut later on, like I would've loved to have seen more scenes in the Harry Potter films, you know, added back in to the the movies. I mean, I guess I guess as a screener, you have to, you know, cut it down to the the story that you wanna present onscreen, but I also see that holy Hollywood could make money by these, you know, ultimat- cut free releases and whom video Ben..
"producer" Discussed on Toure Show
"You have a dream career, but one that most people don't understand what does a movie producer actually do. That's true. Everything he said is true. Edit is a dream is very, very hard. But so here's, here's say, you Oscars, and you have all these various categories right best director and best costumes and score cinematography. At the end of the night, the final war goes to best picture and the producer gets the award for best picture because producers responsible for pulling together all those other categories. All those are the elements, all that other talent in order to make the total film the best picture. So and that's true, whether it's movies, TV of the content. So my job is put it all together, fine script project manager get the are yet the actors to sign on. Right. Get right to radio to thing. Yeah. If it's independent gotta find you should be getting the money. Yeah, that's the number one thing. Yeah. Well, I mean, you know. In in order to get the money needed town Italian needed money. So it's kind of neat distribution for any of that. So I don't know that there's a number one thing that all is important all goes together. You know, you can have money, but without like talent distribution, I'm not sure how valuable that is. Right. You can have a great project, but if you can't finance it and you just got a great project, you know, completed movie. Are you tinkering with the scripts? Oh yeah. Yeah. I'm a creative producer so I'm not just a business producer that like goes and like talks the banks financing and walks away. No, I'm very involved with coming up with, you know, concepts ideas, I don't, right. I don't direct, but I'm involved with the creative process and I support my writers and directors developing this are. So are you a big part of what produces as developing? Somebody told me that casting is critical. That is it's it's ever not. I'm not gonna not to you. I mean it cast, listen, you know, you take a, you pick a movie and you you. Change the cast elements out, and that's going to be very different movie. So there's no question. I have had a fair amount of success with on Sambol pictures and ensemble movies, rushing on samba comedy. That's very intricate, delicate balance because you've got a lot of different skill sets that you gotta bring together. You gotta have him all kind of we've together seamlessly, which is very difficult thing to do comedies harder to John. Anyway, I think the hardest, but we got on SABA comedies even harder. Well, one of the things that you do this really intelligent, I think, is that you are aiming at a niche audience. And so many artists and creators say, I want everybody to like my product. Whatever that product is, you understand, I'm gonna make this product for a certain group of people and they will love it that will make a success. I think that's, I think that's a true statement. I would just add some flavor on top of it. Right? So I don't know that I am making a project that is solely aimed at niche audience. However, in today's ecosystem, there. So much accusation that unless you have. One of those projects that really works across all, you know to call four quadrants of the demographic spectrum. That is really for everybody, marvel movies and star war. What are the four hundred? It is actually not sure exactly. It's it's, but it's like male, female young old, right? And so basically you, you divide them up and so it's like for older males and females and young young female. So that's basically out is. And so when you think about a project that is for everybody, very few projects actually appeal to everybody. So I think that what you have to content today, make something that definitively appeals to somebody yet. So I'm not going out saying, I just want everybody. I'm going out saying, listen, this is for you know, housewives and Tacoma between ages of thirty and forty, right? Hopefully we're not that narrow. No, but I'm saying it's for that audience if nobody else comes, they're coming. And I hope to make the movie in such a way. Way that audiences outside of my core audience also will come and enjoy the picture. And if I pick the right Corradi, it's one that is persuasive one that is when it is loud one that is influential that I have a better chance of expanding my audience beyond the core..
"producer" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast
"There are people who who exist in that space doing giving the advice you're looking for and really those are sales agents in festival publicists so the full tida questions so let's say that you are a person who loves movies and loves minute film but you're not ready director yourself how does one become a person who's making films is it what what you're describing where you're you find a filmmaker you like at a festival in like hey i wanna help you make your next thing what is the process of becoming a producer upcoming producer becoming sort of like what you're doing yeah you know what i actually do think that if you if you live really anywhere in the world and you want to be a producer i do think your best that forward is to go to your local film festivals and i i'm where ever you live there's probably one within driving distance and see what the local talent bases like and see if you can build a local make community of some sort and make movies that way i don't think that that is necessarily a path to financial success and kind of success within the larger industry but it is a path to working within the arts and making making movies in the same way that i think if you want to do feeder you can go be in your local theater production you don't you shouldn't have an expectation that that's gonna lead to you starring in a play on broadway i don't think there's anything wrong with making regional cinema i think that's actually a great way for people to to spend their time and i think you can you can do really cool work that can expand way beyond that but.
"producer" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast
"The sales agent because especially if you're making your first movie you you don't know how to a manage the the sort of market process of getting distributors to show up screening but certainly you don't know how to manage the process of handling proposals in how to counter the proposals in win and went have went to have filmmaker meetings in when not filmmaker meetings and there's there's a whole rigmarole to selling movie at a festival that you just won't know how it works on your first movie or probably your second movie either and then with the publicists and there's a lot of things that you can do as a as a savvy producer to help promote your movie but the publicist while the better sense of how target it towards critics how how which critics again to which screenings a lot of the times they'll be helpful thinking about sales strategy but they'll also give you good advice on what not to do so they're simple things that that i would advise filmmakers not to do when premiering a film at a large festival and a lot of those things go against what the festivals encourage you today so i think that you don't want to release a ton of still images i think usually would wanna release one maybe two and i don't think you should be putting up your own trailer and your own promo and i don't think you should be releasing clips for the movie and really all things that on the surface seem like really logical things to promote your movie i would advise against so why i think that that if you have a movie that has intimidation where either it seems like it's a commercially minded movie or it seems like it's a real the launch of a really interesting film maker or interesting acting thailand and you have a good a good screening slot in the festival i think you have to have confidence in your movie and confidence in the festival you're in that people will want to come see it and i think that the more materials you release the more you're potentially seeming desperate which i think doesn't help the market around your movie and i think the more that you are.
"producer" Discussed on Happier in Hollywood
"Happier to be here than even you're a set of get started can you talk a little bit about for our we have people listening from all over the world he can you talk a little bit about what a non writing producer dozen hollywood non writing producer um well there are different kinds of reduces what i dear the good kind yeah outweigh dismay there are many people that you will meet in hollywood that say oh i'm a producer right but they're really not there um you know they're they're usually i said glommed on tour project and call themselves a producer but um i worked for mando films um i ran the television department and we have a deal with abc studios so do you yes oh okay so as a not and and i think this two parts to being a non writing producer one is development and finding the pitches finding the writers finding the stories that you want to eventually turn into a television series naidoo as soon as scripted only scripted dramas scripted comedies and then you know what we do is ask you a pitch and we sell where like sometimes were really lohman no hundred win all over town with our pitch and trying to sell to a network so i develop our work with the writers on the script and then hopefully we go shoot it and then you really gonna kick in to the producer port where you're put actually putting the show together putting the pilot together hiring everybody.