Behind the glitz and glamor, Hollywood can be brutal. For every success, there are many more rejections and failures. Screaming into the Hollywood Abyss explores that world and each week a new guest will talk about dealing with rejection, failure and adversity in the entertainment industry. Writer Noah Evslin and podcaster Dan Rutstein ask the questions.
Take 13 - Writer Shawn Simmons, Wayne
An interview with Shawn Simmons
Take 12 - Writer Jeff Howard, Haunting of Hill House, Oculus, I Know What You did Last Summer
An interview with writer Jeff Howard
Take 11 - Writer Robert Hewitt Wolfe, Star Trek, Andromeda, Elementary
An interview with writer Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Take 10 - Actor and writer Geoffrey Thorne, In the Heat of the Night, Magnum P.I.
An interview with actor and writer Geoffrey Thorne
Take 9 - John Zaozirny, President of Bellevue Productions
An interview with manager John Zaozirny
Take 8 - Actress Ann Cusack, The Boys, Sully, A League of Their Own
An interview with actress Ann Cusack
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A new must-listen in the "Pro Writers Host Podcasts" category
This has quickly become a must-listen for anyone who's interested in being a pro writer or who just likes real, pragmatic stories about the behind-the-scenes life in Hollywood. It's focused specifically on people's rejections and failures, and it's s till a wildly entertaining listen. Noah Evslin, himself a pro writer who's had his share of ups and downs, and his co-host Dan Rutstein has experience as an interview. The duo has already landed some great guests -- Adele Lim (CRAZY RICH ASIANS), Robert Hewitt Wolfe (STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE), and others.
If you like THE MOMENT with Brian Koppelman, or HAPPIER IN HOLLYWOOD from Liz Craft & Sarah Fain, or if you're pursuing any kind of film & TV career, this is the podcast for you.
Caveat: Co-host Dan Rutstein is not to everyone's taste, and is inexplicably mean on several occasions to Noah, and also starts off a lot of interviews by being weirdly rude to the guests. "You're successful...you know this is about failure… *why'd* you come on this podcast?" Um, because you invited them, Dan?
I'm assuming Dan is like an evil John August and handles most of the podcasting duties, but it's the one seriously off-putting element of this podcast. And no, I've never met Noah personally.
Anyway, still very much a must-listen.
It always makes me feel better. Please have more comedy writers, please.
Fascinating podcast on what it takes to work in Hollywood and how to deal with rejection. Worthwhile listen for anybody interested in film.