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Film & TV episodes of the popular The Creative Process podcast. We speak to actors, directors, writers, cinematographers & variety of behind the scenes creatives about their work and how they forged their creative careers. To listen to ALL arts & creativity episodes of “The Creative Process · Arts, Culture & Society”, you’ll find our main podcast on Apple: tinyurl.com/thecreativepod, Spotify: tinyurl.com/thecreativespotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!

Exploring the fascinating minds of creative people. Conversations with writers, artists & creative thinkers across the Arts & STEM. We discuss their life, work & artistic practice. Winners of Oscar, Emmy, Tony, Pulitzer, leaders & public figures share real experiences & offer valuable insights. Notable guests and organizations include: David Rubin (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences), Neil Patrick Harris, Matthew Libatique (A Star is Born, Black Swan), Martin Ruhe (The Midnight Sky), Alice Brooks (In the Heights), Jack Thorne (Harry Potter & the Cursed Child), George Pelecanos (The Wire, The Deuce), Neil Gaiman (American Gods), Alan Edward Bell (The Hunger Games), David Hollander (Ray Donovan), Marian Macgowan (The Great), Paul Hirsch (Star Wars, Mission Impossible), Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Carter Burwell (Carol, Twilight), Joe Mantegna, Robert Nathan (Law & Order, ER), Jane Alexander, John Powell (Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Bourne films), Stuart Dryburgh (The Piano), Amy Aniobi (Insecure), Salvador Pérez (President Costume Designers Guild, The Mindy Project), Cindy Chupack (Sex & the City, Modern Family), Daniel Handler a.k.a. Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events), Howard Rodman (Sundance Institute, Fmr. President Writers Guild of America West), Tom Perrotta (The Leftovers, Mrs. Fletcher), Marcelo Zarvos (Wonder, Fences), Delia Ephron (You’ve Got Mail), Ian Seabrook (Jungle Cruise, Batman v Superman), Tema Staig & Allison Vanore (Women in Media), Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands), Jordan Kerner (Charlotte’s Web, Fried Green Tomatoes), Jonathan Furmanski (Search Party), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Harris Yulin, Denson Baker (Get Out), François Clemmons (Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood), James McDaniel (NYPD Blue), Trish Sie (Pitch Perfect 3), Peter Weller, Alan Jacobsen (The Lonliest Whale), Michael Maren (Shriver), Albert Serra (Last days of Louis XIV), Ante Cheng & Matthew Chuang (Blue Bayou), John Matysiak (Old Henry), Josh Pais, Linh Nga (Inside this Peace), among others.

The interviews are hosted by founder and creative educator Mia Funk with the participation of students, universities, and collaborators from around the world. These conversations are also part of our traveling exhibition.
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Film & TV, The Creative Process: Acting, Directing, Writing, Cinematography, Producers, Composers, Costume Design, Talk Art ‪&‬ The Creative Process

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 69 Ratings

Film & TV episodes of the popular The Creative Process podcast. We speak to actors, directors, writers, cinematographers & variety of behind the scenes creatives about their work and how they forged their creative careers. To listen to ALL arts & creativity episodes of “The Creative Process · Arts, Culture & Society”, you’ll find our main podcast on Apple: tinyurl.com/thecreativepod, Spotify: tinyurl.com/thecreativespotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!

Exploring the fascinating minds of creative people. Conversations with writers, artists & creative thinkers across the Arts & STEM. We discuss their life, work & artistic practice. Winners of Oscar, Emmy, Tony, Pulitzer, leaders & public figures share real experiences & offer valuable insights. Notable guests and organizations include: David Rubin (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences), Neil Patrick Harris, Matthew Libatique (A Star is Born, Black Swan), Martin Ruhe (The Midnight Sky), Alice Brooks (In the Heights), Jack Thorne (Harry Potter & the Cursed Child), George Pelecanos (The Wire, The Deuce), Neil Gaiman (American Gods), Alan Edward Bell (The Hunger Games), David Hollander (Ray Donovan), Marian Macgowan (The Great), Paul Hirsch (Star Wars, Mission Impossible), Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Carter Burwell (Carol, Twilight), Joe Mantegna, Robert Nathan (Law & Order, ER), Jane Alexander, John Powell (Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Bourne films), Stuart Dryburgh (The Piano), Amy Aniobi (Insecure), Salvador Pérez (President Costume Designers Guild, The Mindy Project), Cindy Chupack (Sex & the City, Modern Family), Daniel Handler a.k.a. Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events), Howard Rodman (Sundance Institute, Fmr. President Writers Guild of America West), Tom Perrotta (The Leftovers, Mrs. Fletcher), Marcelo Zarvos (Wonder, Fences), Delia Ephron (You’ve Got Mail), Ian Seabrook (Jungle Cruise, Batman v Superman), Tema Staig & Allison Vanore (Women in Media), Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands), Jordan Kerner (Charlotte’s Web, Fried Green Tomatoes), Jonathan Furmanski (Search Party), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Harris Yulin, Denson Baker (Get Out), François Clemmons (Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood), James McDaniel (NYPD Blue), Trish Sie (Pitch Perfect 3), Peter Weller, Alan Jacobsen (The Lonliest Whale), Michael Maren (Shriver), Albert Serra (Last days of Louis XIV), Ante Cheng & Matthew Chuang (Blue Bayou), John Matysiak (Old Henry), Josh Pais, Linh Nga (Inside this Peace), among others.

The interviews are hosted by founder and creative educator Mia Funk with the participation of students, universities, and collaborators from around the world. These conversations are also part of our traveling exhibition.
 www.creativeprocess.info

For The Creative Process podcasts from Seasons 1 & 2, visit: tinyurl.com/creativepod or creativeprocess.info/interviews-page-1, which has our complete directory of interviews, transcripts, artworks, and details about ways to get involved.

INSTAGRAM @creativeprocesspodcast

    Remembering PAUL AUSTER - Novelist, Director (1947-2024)

    Remembering PAUL AUSTER - Novelist, Director (1947-2024)

    It is said that people never die until the last person says their name. In memory of the writer and director Paul Auster, who passed away this week, we're sharing this conversation we had back in 2017 after the publication of his novel 4 3 2 1. Auster reflects on his body of work, life, and creative process.

    • 49 min
    There’s another side to every war. Satire, War & Hollywood - Co-creator DON McKELLAR on The Sympathizer

    There’s another side to every war. Satire, War & Hollywood - Co-creator DON McKELLAR on The Sympathizer

    On casting Robert Downey Jr. in 4 Roles:
    "That was Park Chan-wook's idea early on. In the book, there are these sorts of male-white figures of the American establishment. They're all differentiated in the book, but he had the idea. What if we have one actor playing all the parts kind of like Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove and immediately we thought that's a great idea. Robert Downey Jr.'s characters represent academia, intelligence in the military, entertainment, and politics. Even if they have opposing political ideas on the surface, there's something at the root that is working together. It's a kind of deep-state metaphor and - I don't want to give away the ending of the series - but it comes together in a way that feeds into The Captain's character, too."
"Casting of The Captain (Hoa Xuande) was very hard because it's really all from his perspective. The whole thing is on his shoulders. He's in almost every scene. And when he isn't, it's from his point of view, so he's a spy, you know, so he's got to be able to have that poker face. He's got to be able...it can't be on the surface. He's got to have a certain amount of control. So we had to have someone who was very emotional, but at the same time had a lot of control, who was very agile in a way, like the narrative of the book is, who is able to quickly change modes and at the same time sort of evoke the protagonists of American 70s action films, except from a Vietnamese side.”

    • 9 min
    DON McKELLAR on The Sympathizer with Hoa Xuande, Robert Downey Jr., Park Chan-wook

    DON McKELLAR on The Sympathizer with Hoa Xuande, Robert Downey Jr., Park Chan-wook

    What are the stories we tell ourselves to justify our actions in times of war? How can the arts convey complexity and foster understanding?

    Don McKellar is a highly accomplished writer, director, and actor. He has written films including Roadkill, Highway 61, Dance Me Outside, The Red Violin, and Blindness. He won the Prix de la Jeunesse at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival for his directorial debut, Last Night, which he also wrote and starred in. He is an eight-time Genie Award nominee and a two-time winner.

    He wrote the book for the acclaimed musical The Drowsy Chaperone, for which he received a Tony Award. Most recently, Don served as writer, executive producer, and co-showrunner on The Sympathizer, a television adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. The series was co-created with Park Chan-wook.

    • 38 min
    Do good deeds offset bad deeds? How do our families shape who we become?- Highlights - DAN FUTTERMAN & ADAM RAPP

    Do good deeds offset bad deeds? How do our families shape who we become?- Highlights - DAN FUTTERMAN & ADAM RAPP

    "We ended on such a cliffhanger with Isaac presenting the wrench at the police station to Jeff Daniels' character. It allowed us to sort of start from a place of what's going to happen next? And I think because what is drawn in the novel and because of what Danny brought into the original script of the first season and all the ideas he brought in. The biggest thing we talked about was the relationship between Del Harris and Grace Poe and what is the ambiguity there? And I think when, when you start answering questions on either side of that too firmly, I think it allows the audience to disconnect from it and then they go, Oh, he's a monster, or she's a monster. And then you just have this sort of a good and bad guy, good and bad woman narrative that is oversimplified all too often in our culture."
    "It felt to me like a lot of the drive of season two is about payback. There are people who feel they're owed things. They want payback. There are people who feel like they have to get back at people because they've been wronged in some way. In a way, every character has something, some way that they're trying to right the wrong that was done to them or that they did in the first season. Jeff Daniel's character, Del Harris, is really driven by trying to right what he sees as wrongs that he did in the first season. And he's staying a little bit away from Grace because he doesn't know how much to blame her or how much were his own decisions or how much she kind of drove him to do things. So that was fun to explore."
    Dan Futterman is creator, executive producer, and writer of Amazon Prime's American Rust, the acclaimed crime drama starring Jeff Daniels, Maura Tierney, and David Alvarez. Previously, Dan has written screenplays for Capote, Foxcatcher, In Treatment, and Gracepoint. He served as executive producer on The Looming Tower. Dan is also an actor, director, and two-time Oscar nominee.

    Adam Rapp is the executive producer and writer of American Rust. He has written plays, films, and series, including Red Light Winter, The Sound Inside, In Treatment, Blackbird, The Looming Tower, and Dexter: New Blood. His latest novel is Wolf at the Table. He recently wrote the book for the new Broadway musical, The Outsiders. 

    • 11 min
    Exploring American Rust: Broken Justice w/ DAN FUTTERMAN & ADAM RAPP - Award-winning Screenwriters/EPs

    Exploring American Rust: Broken Justice w/ DAN FUTTERMAN & ADAM RAPP - Award-winning Screenwriters/EPs

    What role do the families we’re born into or the traumas we experience shape the people we become? Do good deeds offset bad deeds? How can the arts increase our capacity for empathy, understanding, and kindness?

    Dan Futterman is creator, executive producer, and writer of Amazon Prime's American Rust, the acclaimed crime drama starring Jeff Daniels, Maura Tierney, and David Alvarez. Previously, Dan has written screenplays for Capote, Foxcatcher, In Treatment, and Gracepoint. He served as executive producer on The Looming Tower. Dan is also an actor, director, and two-time Oscar nominee.

    Adam Rapp is the executive producer and writer of American Rust. He has written plays, films, and series, including Red Light Winter, The Sound Inside, In Treatment, Blackbird, The Looming Tower, and Dexter: New Blood. His latest novel is Wolf at the Table. He recently wrote the book for the new Broadway musical, The Outsiders.

    • 39 min
    Consciousness, AI & Creativity with DUSTIN O’HALLORAN - Emmy Award-winning Composer

    Consciousness, AI & Creativity with DUSTIN O’HALLORAN - Emmy Award-winning Composer

    What will happen when Artificial General Intelligence arrives? What is the nature of consciousness? How are music and creativity pathways for reconnecting us to our humanity and the natural world?
    Dustin O’Halloran is a pianist and composer and member of the band A Winged Victory for the Sullen. Winner of a 2015 Emmy Award for his main title theme to Amazon's comedy drama Transparent, he was also nominated for an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA for his score for Lion, written in collaboration with Volker Bertelmann (aka Hauschka). He has composed for Wayne McGregor (The Royal Ballet, London), Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, Ammonite starring Kate Winslet, and The Essex Serpent starring Claire Danes. He produced Katy Perry’s “Into Me You See” from her album Witness and appears on Leonard Cohen’s 2019 posthumous album Thanks For The Dance. With six solo albums under his name, his latest album 1 0 0 1, which explores ideas of technology, humanity and mind-body dualism, is available on Deutsche Grammophon.


    • 51 min

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Sam Levy - A genius!

Finding an episode of Sam Levy talking about “Lady Bird,” “Frances Ha,” and “While We’re Young” was a dream! The first two are my favorite coming-of-age films, and being able to hear how the cinematographer was influenced before and while making this project a reality confirms the depth and expertise I attribute to the artist.

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KID CUDI | ALAN POUL

As a big Kid Cudi fan, his music itself speaks to his audiences, but also produces these visuals and incites imagination within all of us. Then, when he came out with the animated films to coincide with vibrant stories being told, everything seemed to come to life. To hear the inspiration, how it stemmed from reading and breathing these comics, to making his own, is simply gold.

“A broad understanding of humanity”: necessary for artistry, for encapsulating written people, their life, their culture, and their language. But, also necessary for being human, having empathy and the ability to accept.

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New perspectives on pop culture

Enjoyed this podcast very much listening to various creators sharing their insights and see behind the curtains. Hearing from creators of new and beloved film and television series gives a meditative space to think about them in a new light.

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