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“Retake with John Horn”, a new podcast from LAist Studios, asks the question: do the stories that Hollywood tells about itself really reflect what's going on? Each week, host John Horn offers a critical, informed perspective not only on what’s happening in entertainment but also highlighting innovative artists and their creative content.

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“Retake with John Horn”, a new podcast from LAist Studios, asks the question: do the stories that Hollywood tells about itself really reflect what's going on? Each week, host John Horn offers a critical, informed perspective not only on what’s happening in entertainment but also highlighting innovative artists and their creative content.

    Gina Prince-Bythewood on ‘The Woman King,’ and ‘Rust’ shooting latest

    Gina Prince-Bythewood on ‘The Woman King,’ and ‘Rust’ shooting latest

    In this week’s episode: nearly a year after actor Alec Baldwin shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico set of Rust, prosecutors say criminal charges might be imminent.

    Also, my conversation with director Gina Prince-Bythewood about her new film - “The Woman King.” It’s a movie that she says wouldn’t have gotten made were it not for its star - Viola Davis.

    This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

    • 23 min
    Abigail Disney takes on Disney, reconsidering ‘Serial,’ and overdue apologies in Hollywood

    Abigail Disney takes on Disney, reconsidering ‘Serial,’ and overdue apologies in Hollywood

    On this week’s episode: the impact of the true crime podcast “Serial” on the case it delved into and on the podcast landscape.

    Plus, my conversation with Abigail Disney about her documentary that calls out her own family’s company for failing to pay workers a living wage.

    This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

     

    • 22 min
    David Bowie on the big screen, the purpose of the Emmys, and Harvey Weinstein’s LA trial

    David Bowie on the big screen, the purpose of the Emmys, and Harvey Weinstein’s LA trial

    In this episode of Retake: Five years after the Me Too movement began, powerful male figures in the industry continue to be identified - and convicted - like disgraced R&B star R. Kelly. 

    Plus, I talk to documentary filmmaker Brett Morgen, whose past subjects include Jane Goodall and Kurt Cobain. His new documentary about David Bowie is designed to tell you more about your own life than about his.

    This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

     

    • 29 min
    Telluride Film Fest highlights, plus an Emmys preview

    Telluride Film Fest highlights, plus an Emmys preview

    In this episode of Retake: a preview of this year’s Emmy Awards, which air on Monday, because, well, Sunday Night Football is more important to NBC. Plus, a taste of my conversations with some of the actors and filmmakers who premiered their films at the Telluride Film Festival this past weekend in Colorado.

    This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

     

    • 29 min
    The hit K-drama ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo,’ box office woes, and Hollywood’s hypocrisy on the environment

    The hit K-drama ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo,’ box office woes, and Hollywood’s hypocrisy on the environment

    On this week's episode: bankruptcy is on the horizon for the second-largest movie theater chain...

    Plus, an interview with the director of the latest hit streaming series from Korea - Extraordinary Attorney Woo - which is continuing to draw in new viewers on Netflix...

    This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

     

    • 25 min
    The fight to save the Amazon rainforest in ‘The Territory’; ‘Rust’ shooting latest; Disney Plus subscriber numbers

    The fight to save the Amazon rainforest in ‘The Territory’; ‘Rust’ shooting latest; Disney Plus subscriber numbers

    In this episode: The latest developments in the ongoing streaming wars

    Plus: "The Territory," a new documentary about the fate of the Brazilian Amazon, co-created by members of the indigenous community who are fighting to protect it.

    Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live. This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

    (Music courtesy of: ItsWatR from Pixabay, RalphReal from YouTube)

    • 27 min

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