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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.

Screaming into the Hollywood Abys‪s‬ Noah Evslin and Dan Rutstein

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

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

    Take 13 - Writer Shawn Simmons, Wayne

    An interview with Shawn Simmons

    • 48 min
    Take 12 - Writer Jeff Howard, Haunting of Hill House, Oculus, I Know What You did Last Summer

    Take 12 - Writer Jeff Howard, Haunting of Hill House, Oculus, I Know What You did Last Summer

    An interview with writer Jeff Howard

    • 49 min
    Take 11 - Writer Robert Hewitt Wolfe, Star Trek, Andromeda, Elementary

    Take 11 - Writer Robert Hewitt Wolfe, Star Trek, Andromeda, Elementary

    An interview with writer Robert Hewitt Wolfe

    • 48 min
    Take 10 - Actor and writer Geoffrey Thorne, In the Heat of the Night, Magnum P.I.

    Take 10 - Actor and writer Geoffrey Thorne, In the Heat of the Night, Magnum P.I.

    An interview with actor and writer Geoffrey Thorne

    • 54 min
    Take 9 - John Zaozirny, President of Bellevue Productions

    Take 9 - John Zaozirny, President of Bellevue Productions

    An interview with manager John Zaozirny

    • 45 min
    Take 8 - Actress Ann Cusack, The Boys, Sully, A League of Their Own

    Take 8 - Actress Ann Cusack, The Boys, Sully, A League of Their Own

    An interview with actress Ann Cusack

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

GregMachListener ,

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.

sadwriter ,

Great show!

It always makes me feel better. Please have more comedy writers, please.

Lorky - wait, Lorky is taken? ,

Compelling show

Fascinating podcast on what it takes to work in Hollywood and how to deal with rejection. Worthwhile listen for anybody interested in film.

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