Hollywood, The Sequel

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Hollywood has been brought to its metaphorical knees by the pandemic. Production has stopped. Easy funding has dried up. Audiences are holed up and anxious. International alliances (China) may be broken. And no one knows when any of it will change.

Hollywood, The Sequel is a limited-run podcast series in which leading journalist John Horn asks some of the most important and influential people in film, television and entertainment at large (established stars and emerging taleånt) about how they hope Hollywood will change in this moment of severe disruption.


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Introducing Norco 80 Episode 1: The Robbery
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Introducing Norco 80, the unbelievable true story about God, guns, survivalism and the bank robbery that changed policing in America forever. May 9th, 1980 began as a regular Friday in sleepy Norco, a small town about 48 miles east of Los Angeles, known mostly for its horse trails and old western look. But around 3:30pm, five masked men with assault rifles would attempt to rob the Security Pacific Bank downtown. Host Antonia Cereijido introduces us to a region that was rapidly becoming the “Bank Robbery Capital of the World'' in the 1980s. The robbers themselves describe the beginning hours of the ill-fated robbery, that forty years later is still used to justify the evolution of armed policing and crime response in America. Norco ‘80 is produced by LAist Studios in collaboration with Futuro Studios.
Jan 11, 2021
No Going Back to “Normal” with Guillermo del Toro, Zack Arnold and Laine Trzinski
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We don’t know yet how the entertainment industry will adapt and respond to the traumas of 2020 when production resumes full time. But from an Oscar winning director to gig workers behind the scenes, there’s broad agreement that not everything in Hollywood should return to the “good old days.”   Hollywood, The Sequel sponsors include: Korea Tourism: Visit Korea and experience delicious food, vibrant cities, and natural beauty. Please visit https://www.visitkorea.com.my/ Caltech: Cal Tech Science Exchange provides trustworthy answers, clear explanations, and fact-driven conversation on critical topics in science and technology. Please visit scienceexchange.caltech.edu 
Sep 08, 2020
Inside a Shifting Paradigm with Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, Casting Director David Rubin, Indie Filmmaker Ana Lydia Monaco
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Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman and Casting Director David Rubin predict how the crises of 2020 will be represented by Hollywood’s storytellers, from scripting to casting. And Indie filmmaker Ana Lydia Monaco tells how she was able to shoot a short film in July, despite the challenges of Covid-19 safety protocols.  
Sep 01, 2020
2020 Visions For Hollywood’s Future with Glenn Close and Ruth Carter
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Glenn Close is hoping for a new “golden age of storytelling;” costume designer Ruth Carter is hoping for a new Hollywood with a much wider world view. But if there’s one thing they have in common, it’s that they can’t wait to get back to work. Hollywood, The Sequel sponsors include: Watch Emmy®-eligible programs from HBO at hbofyc.com With critically acclaimed dramas and insightful documentaries. FX Networks has important content to help understand the world today. The limited series “Mrs. America,” with Cate Blanchett and Sarah Paulson explores the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and the backlash that shifted the political landscape. And the documentary “AKA Jane Roe” reveals the complex truth behind Norma McCorvey’s role in America’s abortion debate. Available on Hulu, and also for Emmy consideration at https://www.fxnetworks.com/fyc
Aug 25, 2020
Two Comedians Walk into a Pandemic...with Samantha Bee and Ramy Youssef
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Full Frontal’s” Samantha Bee and Ramy Youssef, of Hulu’s “Ramy,” are making us laugh despite the times we’re living in.  But in their different ways, each is also trying to be an agent for change in how, and by whom, stories are told on television.  Hollywood, The Sequel sponsors include: HBO: Watch Emmy®-eligible programs from HBO at hbofyc.com FX: With critically acclaimed dramas and insightful documentaries. FX Networks has important content to help understand the world today. The limited series “Mrs. America,” with Cate Blanchett and Sarah Paulson explores the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and the backlash that shifted the political landscape. And the documentary “AKA Jane Roe” reveals the complex truth behind Norma McCorvey’s role in America’s abortion debate. Available on Hulu, and also for Emmy consideration at https://www.fxnetworks.com/fyc
Aug 18, 2020
Fast, Nimble and Very Big with Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos
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When Netflix began its streaming service in 2008, the movie studios were happy to sell the company their old films and shows. In doing so, they ended up inadvertently creating their biggest rival. As Co-CEO and Chief Content officer Ted Sarandos says, being fast and nimble, and not fearing their bigger competitors, turned out to be Netflix's superpower.  Hollywood, The Sequel sponsors include: HBO: Watch Emmy®-eligible programs from HBO at hbofyc.com FX: With critically acclaimed dramas and insightful documentaries. FX Networks has important content to help understand the world today. The limited series “Mrs. America,” with Cate Blanchett and Sarah Paulson explores the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and the backlash that shifted the political landscape. And the documentary “AKA Jane Roe” reveals the complex truth behind Norma McCorvey’s role in America’s abortion debate. Available on Hulu, and also for Emmy consideration at https://www.fxnetworks.com/fyc
Aug 11, 2020
"Rewriting Hollywood's Story" with Janet Mock
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With the FX series "Pose," writer/director Janet Mock became the first trans woman of color to write and direct a TV episode. The show features more transgender actors in regular roles than any other scripted series. That kind of representation, Mock says, has real power to change attitudes and behavior toward trans people. She also believes that the industry gatekeepers are beginning to realize that she’s able to tell more than one kind of story.
Aug 04, 2020
“Realistic Optimist/Optimistic Realist" with Lesli Linka Glatter
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While the pandemic rages on,  “Homeland” director Lesli Linka Glatter is part of a select group crafting safety protocols designed to allow production to resume. But she’s worried about another danger--that some of the gains made in racial and gender equity will slip away. She’s calling on her peers and the studios to make a firm commitment to hire outside their comfort zones.
Jul 28, 2020
“If we have to resort to shame..." with Gloria Calderon Kellett
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For Hollywood executives trying to fix the industry’s diversity problem, producer and actor Gloria Calderon Kellett has a simple piece of advice: just do it--even if it means you have to work through your own discomfort. The showrunner of “One Day at a Time” points to her own writers’ room and cast as proof that it’s not a “favor” to hire a diverse team--it makes everybody’s storytelling richer and more honest.  Hollywood, The Sequel sponsors include: Stream We Are Freestyle Love Supreme beginning July 17, only on Hulu
Jul 21, 2020
“Hollywood’s Loss Is Hollywood’s Gain” with Jason Reed
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When work resumes in Hollywood, the business of show business will be very different, from how films are made, to where they’re shown, to what defines a box office hit. “Mulan” Producer Jason Reed is dealing with those challenges now, as he waits for the much-delayed release of his film. But he’s hopeful that some of the changes will lead to lasting solutions to Hollywood’s problems. He’s advocating for better financial support for the freelancers who are the backbone of Hollywood’s gig economy. He’s also calling for changes in the executive suites, so that more diverse voices can “shift the dominant paradigm.” Hollywood, The Sequel sponsors include: Stream We Are Freestyle Love Supreme beginning July 17, only on Hulu
Jul 14, 2020
“First Responder Filmmaking” with Kenya Barris
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With his comedy series  “Black-ish” and  “#blackAF,” Kenya Barris has never avoided difficult conversations about race. Entertainment, especially comedy, he says, will push those conversations forward, but there need to be many more versions of what Black lives and other underrepresented experiences look like. Hollywood, The Sequel sponsors include: Stream We Are Freestyle Love Supreme beginning July 17, only on Hulu
Jul 07, 2020
“Big Checks and Bandaids Won’t Do It” with Ava DuVernay
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Just as advocates for meaningful police reform say you can't simply reassemble broken pieces, Ava DuVernay argues that reform won’t be enough to fix Hollywood. The director of “Selma” and “When They See Us” believes it’ll take drastic change in the executive suites of the networks and studios if Hollywood wants to rid itself of bias.  Hollywood, The Sequel sponsors include: Stream We Are Freestyle Love Supreme beginning July 17, only on Hulu  
Jun 30, 2020
"The Personal is Political" with Kerry Washington
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The ACLU lawyers in “The Fight,” Kerry Washington’s new documentary, want justice for all. And so, too, does Washington. The actor and producer says when work begins again, it won't be enough for Hollywood to be not racist. It has to be actively anti-racist if the industry wants to be an agent of change.  Hollywood, The Sequel sponsors include: Stream We Are Freestyle Love Supreme beginning July 17, only on Hulu
Jun 23, 2020
Welcome to Hollywood, The Sequel
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Introducing a new podcast from LAist Studios hosted by John Horn. Entertainment decision makers, celebrities, creators and beyond discuss how to fix Hollywood.
Jun 15, 2020