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Listen in as The Ankler team and industry insiders break down Hollywood’s latest business headlines, power struggles and trends shaping the future of entertainment.
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    • 4.0 • 65 Ratings

Listen in as The Ankler team and industry insiders break down Hollywood’s latest business headlines, power struggles and trends shaping the future of entertainment.
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    Greenlight Like It’s 1985

    Greenlight Like It’s 1985

    What’s the one common trait across every studio executive with greenlight power? They’re all old enough to remember the launch of the first Mac. And what they give the go-aheads to on their film slates shows it (looking at you, St. Elmo’s Fire sequel). Sean McNulty, Elaine Low and Richard Rushfield break down what remake fever means to the box office, why Paramount and AMC stocks are the opposite of Nvidia, and how showrunners have adapted to the world of brand-building.
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    • 43 min
    Hot Seat: Ed Zwick’s Battles With the Stars

    Hot Seat: Ed Zwick’s Battles With the Stars

    Over four decades, legendary director, writer and Oscar-winning producer Ed Zwick built an enviable body of work, from acclaimed films (Courage Under Fire, Legends of the Fall) to zeitgeisty TV series (Thirtysomething, My So-Called Life). Ankler CEO Janice Min spoke to Zwick about his best-selling memoir, Hits, Flops, and Other Illusions, a page-turner that’s packed with revealing stories about what it took to bring his iconic movies over the finish line, including his battles with Julia Roberts, Matthew Broderick, and Hollywood bigwigs who “messed with the wrong hippie.”
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    • 56 min
    A TV Deal Flurry. For Some

    A TV Deal Flurry. For Some

    It feels like 2019 all over again — for a lucky few, that is. The Night Agent creator Shawn Ryan this week inked an eight-figure overall with Netflix, the latest in a flurry of recent announcements bucking the slash-and-burn trend in overall deals and first looks. Sean McNulty, Richard Rushfield and Elaine Low discuss who is getting these deals (and not), how Paramount can turn around four straight years without growth, and why are movie theaters nice everywhere but L.A.?
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    • 36 min
    'My Career Feels Like it's On Life Support'

    'My Career Feels Like it's On Life Support'

    The state of careers in entertainment is shifting radically. As a new college major takes over the industry, the latest class of graduating seniors also is being told by their screenwriting and film professors, “Nope, find another line of work.” But how do these shifting tides impact those already mid-career? The team talks about Elaine Low’s new Salary Confessions series, where one development exec bares their full rage and grief as their ambitions — and pay — hit a dead end.
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    • 29 min
    Pray for Paramount. And the Movies

    Pray for Paramount. And the Movies

    Maypocalypse Now just came to a close, ending with the worst box office since 1995. The timing happens to coincide with Paramount’s uncertain future as Sean McNulty, Richard Rushfield and Elaine Low talk through the current state of play — and best and worst case scenarios. Meanwhile, in TV land, the team dive into Elaine’s stunning interview with a big name TV studio exec who, anonymously, explains their private thoughts and intel on what’s selling, what’s not and why the market is in such chaos.
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    • 40 min
    Cannes vs. Box Office: Film's Troubling Split Personality

    Cannes vs. Box Office: Film's Troubling Split Personality

    At the Cannes Film Festival, the active buyers’ market and (largely) applauded indies had everyone in the market, from haute couture hangers-on to cinema’s swells, feeling festive says Claire Atkinson. But back in L.A., an early June gloom has descended, with Sean McNulty, Elaine Low and Richard Rushfield talking movies’ early signs of a summer bummer — and a release calendar that looks like it’s on Ozempic.
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

mari_hendrix ,

Very enjoyable and informative

Hosts have genuine chemistry and the conversations are informative. I do wish they would go into more deeply but perhaps that's what their paid content is for

ukiddin ,

Oh my God

Oh my God, how cringe! Hollywood wannabe reporters trying to be funny. About as tasty as chewing carton and as boring as watching Iger doing an interview. Cartoonish is not far from this

jarbradbury ,

Just discovered this podcast-

Love it!
Julie Anne

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