34 episodes

Hosted by former Marvel entertainment lawyer Paul Sarker and entertainment enthusiast Mesh Lakhani, Better Call Paul will delve into the business and legal issues at play behind the glitz and glam. This show takes you beyond the catchy headlines to find out what’s really at play behind the scenes and gives you an introduction to the business side of show business.

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Hosted by former Marvel entertainment lawyer Paul Sarker and entertainment enthusiast Mesh Lakhani, Better Call Paul will delve into the business and legal issues at play behind the glitz and glam. This show takes you beyond the catchy headlines to find out what’s really at play behind the scenes and gives you an introduction to the business side of show business.

    33. Adnan Syed’s Release and The Infamous GTA 6 Hack

    33. Adnan Syed’s Release and The Infamous GTA 6 Hack

    Mesh and Paul laud Tom Hardy’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu chops; he recently entered (and won) three tournaments to benefit his charity, REORG. They then dive into the Rockstar Games leak where confidential footage and source code from the highly-anticipated GTA 6 was posted online. Finally, Paul and Mesh reflect on Serial, Adnan Syed’s release, and the legal considerations which caused prosecutors to vacate his conviction.
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    • 35 min
    32. Disney, Comcast & Hulu- a Love Triangle Worth Billions

    32. Disney, Comcast & Hulu- a Love Triangle Worth Billions

    Paul and Mesh celebrate Roger Federer’s incredible career. They break down Billboard’s top earning music industry execs. Paul shares stories from his trip to TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) while Mesh highlights the best of the Emmy’s. Finally, Paul breaks down why Hulu is such an attractive business, the agreement between Disney and Comcast, and the potential financial outcomes in 2024.
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    • 33 min
    31. Fantasy Football's $20B Business is Booming

    31. Fantasy Football's $20B Business is Booming

    Paul and Mesh pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II. They discuss DC’s quest to find the right studio head. Paul explains why the legal framework around sports gambling and fantasy sports has evolved and allowed fantasy sports to grow into a $20B+ annual business. Finally, Paul and Mesh chat about Cineworld, the second-largest theatre operator in the world, its bankruptcy, and potential implications for the movie business. 
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    • 32 min
    30. Don't Worry Darling Drama- Olivia Wilde vs Shia LaBeouf (and everyone else)

    30. Don't Worry Darling Drama- Olivia Wilde vs Shia LaBeouf (and everyone else)

    Paul and Mesh discuss Serena Williams's amazing tennis career and her upcoming new act as a VC. They then dive into the drama behind Olivia Wilide's Don't Worry Darling -Shia LaBeouf's departure from the movie and other tension between the cast. The film recently premiered at the Venice International Film Festival. Paul discusses the latest on the Top Gun: Maverick lawsuit between Paramount and the family that created the article the original movie was inspired by.
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    • 38 min
    29. Barcelona FC Risks it All (Financially)

    29. Barcelona FC Risks it All (Financially)

    Paul and Mesh banter about HBO's House of Dragons premiere, Matt Reeve's greenlit Batman Universe and Bad Bunny's NYC/VMA takeover. They then dive into the main topic- Bareclona Football Club's financial struggles, as they leverage their assets in order to raise more money for fresh players and a new stadium.
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    • 25 min
    28. India's Movie Scene Breaks Records with "RRR"

    28. India's Movie Scene Breaks Records with "RRR"

    Paul kicks off the episode by sharing his favorite "law" show as Marvel launches their new legal comedy- She-Hulk. Paul and Mesh then do a deep dive into the state of South Asia's booming entertainment industry- from multibillion-dollar cricket rights to South Asian/Hollywood crossovers to Netflix's investment in India as they break records with the release of "RRR."
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

BellaFranklin ,

Wow the algorithm really got this one right for me

This is a perfect intersection of a few of my podcast interests: the media and entertainment industry, law, and two people having an engaging conversation. The hosts have insider knowledge without being too exclusionary, and they have good takes on the latest gossipy topics without delving into page six-like speculation. A bonus - I absolutely hate sports and hearing about sports, unless it’s these two talking about it!

Just an overall solid podcast, I look forward to it every week.

longtimelistenerandfan12345667 ,

Learn something

Without the fillers. Super well edited and insightful!

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