Meet the Filmmaker
Summary: iTunes and the Apple Store bring you insights from the makers of today's biggest films. Subscribe to the podcast to hear behind-the-scenes stories from the onscreen stars as well as filmmaking wisdom from a diverse selection of writers, directors, and producers.
Join Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels ("Precious"), as he discusses "The Paperboy," an edgy film noir set in 1960s South Florida. Showing at the New York Film Festival, the film is based on the novel by Pete Dexter and follows investigative reporter Ward Jansen (Matthew McConaughey) and his partner, Yardley Acheman (David Oyelowo) as they chase a sensational, career- making story. The movie also features Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman, Macy Gray, and John Cusack.
Best known for their impressive improv, celebrity impressions, and inventive characters, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are coming back to Comedy Central for the second season of the hit series "Key & Peele." Join them for a moderated discussion as they talk about what to expect for the new season. We’ll wrap the session with an audience Q&A.
Join actor Matthew Lillard (The Descendants) as he discusses his directorial debut, "Fat Kid Rules The World," based on the book by K.L. Going that’s been called a punk rock coming-of-age story. The film tells the story of Troy Billings, an overweight high schooler contemplating suicide when a homeless former classmate intervenes, insisting that they start a band with Troy playing drums. One problem: Troy hasn’t played drums since seventh grade.
Join actor Jack Black and director Richard Linklater as they discuss their new tragicomedy, "Bernie." Black stars as a mortician who strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when he kills her, he goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she’s alive.
Join Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson ("Rain Man"), as he discusses his new film, "The Bay"—the chronicle of a small town’s descent into absolute terror. When two biological researchers from France find high levels of toxicity in Chesapeake Bay’s water, they attempt to alert the mayor, but he refuses to create a panic. A deadly plague is unleashed, turning the town’s residents into hosts for a mutant breed of parasites.
Join writer/director Jay Duplass and actors Mark Kelly and Steve Zissis as they sit down with Indiewire’s Eric Kohn to discuss the hilarious comedy "The Do-Deca-Pentathlon." They’ll be joined by brothers Anton and Mark Solak—the real-life inspiration for the film about two grown brothers who rekindle their competitive childhood sporting event during a family reunion. When their games become fierce and disruptive, they continue to carry on in secret.
"Beauty Is Embarrassing" is an inspiring documentary featuring the life and current times of one of America’s most important artists, Wayne White. Join the artist himself and filmmaker Neil Berkeley in conversation as they discuss this funny, irreverent, and joyful film that chronicles White’s 30-year career as a painter, art director, puppeteer, illustrator, and overall raconteur. White has been responsible for some of the most iconic images in popular culture.
Join actor/writer/director Josh Radnor (“How I Met Your Mother”) as he discusses his new film “Liberal Arts.”
Join Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, There Will Be Blood), Zoe Kazan (Revolutionary Road, It’s Complicated) and directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton (Little Miss Sunshine) as they discuss their new film Ruby Sparks. Ruby Sparks is the story of a novelist struggling with writer’s block who unexpectedly finds romance when Ruby, a fictional character he has created, suddenly manifests in his apartment.
Join director John Hillcoat (The Road, The Proposition) as he discusses his new film Lawless starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska and Gary Oldman. Lawless is based on the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers who find their bootlegging business under threat in Prohibition-era Virginia, by authorities who want in on their profits. Based on the novel by Matt Bondurant, the screenplay was written by Nick Cave who also scored the film’s soundtrack with Warren Ellis.
Join legendary filmmaker David Cronenberg as he discusses his latest film, "Cosmopolis."
Join actors Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, and Steve Carell, and director David Frankel as they discuss their new comedy, "Hope Springs."
Join Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation”), actor/writer Will McCormack, and director Lee Toland Krieger as they discuss their new film “Celeste and Jesse Forever”.
Join comic talent Dax Shepard (NBC’s “Parenthood”) and actor Kristen Bell (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) as they discuss their new film “Hit and Run”, written and directed by Shepard. The film is the story of Charlie Bronson (Shepard), a former getaway driver who busts out of the Witness Protection Program to drive his girlfriend (Kristen Bell) to Los Angeles so she can land her dream job. Their road trip grows awkwardly complicated, when they are chased by the feds (led by Tom Arnold), and increasingly dangerous, when Charlie’s former gang of criminals (led by Bradley Cooper) enter the fray.
Join legendary filmmaker Spike Lee as he discusses the latest film, “Red Hook Summer.”