Evan Goldberg is a Canadian screenwriter, film producer and director. He and Seth Rogen are childhood friends and they've collaborated on several films, including Superbad, Pineapple Express, This Is the End, and The Interview.
Recent episodes featuring Evan Goldberg
Collaboration & Friendship / Seth Rogen + Evan Goldberg, Comedy Duo
“At the end of the day, I’d rather make stuff period than make stuff how I want to make stuff. And specific to us, I’d rather make stuff together even than stuff alone.” -Evan GoldbergMy guests this week are the comedy duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. You've probably heard of their movies Pineapple Express, This Is The End, Neighbors, Superbad, Sausage Party, and most recently Good Boys. They’ve also ventured into the entrepreneurial space with their own cannabis brand, Houseplant. I’ve known these guys are a while, and have had the pleasure of working with them on 50/50 and The Night Before. Seth and Evan are unique in that they do a vast majority of their creative work as a duo. Because of this, I thought they would make the perfect pair for this week’s question.For this episode, Seth, Evan and I discussed a question from Pretince Martin Southwell from Springfield Illinois. Pretince asked, “Have you had people you didn’t get along with personally turn out to be good to work with professionally, or vice versa?” We talked about the origin story of how Seth and Evan’s working relationship began, how their dynamic changes when they work with or involve other people, how they navigate disagreements, and we even debated the existence of extraterrestrial life.If you have a question about the creative process, that you think would spawn a good conversation on this show, ask me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter tagged #creativeprocessing, or by emailing creativeprocessing@hitrecord.org. New episodes are coming out every Tuesday through October 22, 2019. ABOUT THE GUESTS: Seth Rogen is an actor, writer, producer, director, entrepreneur and philanthropist whose films and TV projects have had an impressive impact on popular culture and box office returns. As an actor, his films have grossed over $930 million worldwide and as a filmmaker, his global box office success exceeds $850 million. Alongside longtime collaborator Evan Goldberg, Rogen produces film and television projects through their production company, Point Grey Pictures. Evan Goldberg is a director, screenwriter and producer. In 2011, Goldberg alongside long time collaborator Seth Rogen, founded Point Grey Pictures (PGP), a production company dedicated to creating multi-genre film and television content anchored in dynamic, authentic and passionate storytelling. Through PGP, Goldberg has produced a diverse slate of films such as 50/50, Neighbors, Good Boys and the Academy Award -nominated The Disaster Artist. In the TV space, Goldberg currently produces Future Man on Hulu, Black Monday on Showtime, Preacher on AMC, and The Boys on Amazon.LINKS FOR EPISODE: Connect with Seth and Evan:Twitter: @SethRogenInstagram: @SethRogenFacebook: Seth RogenReelStart.orgHilarityforCharity.OrgPeople Mentioned:Sammy Fogell (Childhood Friend)Sam Raimi (Director)Stanley Kubrick (Director)Jeremy Irons (Actor)Kevin Smith (Filmmaker)Jim Carrey (Actor)Kyle Hunter (Producer)Ariel Shaffir (Producer)Eric Kripke (Writer)Christopher Miller and Phil Lord (Filmmaking Duo)Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Filmmaking Duo)Bonnie and Terry Turner (Producing Duo)Johnathan Levine (Director) Alex McAtee (Producer)Sandy Rogen (Seth’s Mom)Judd Apatow (Filmmaker)Sam Catlin (Writer)Michael Shannon (Actor)Kevin Corrigan (Actor)David Krumholtz (Actor)Paul Sheer (Actor)June Diane Raphael (Actress)Jason Mantzoukas (Actor)Movies Mentioned:Pineapple Express (2008)This Is the End (2013)Neighbors (2014)Superbad (2007)50/50 (2011)The Night Before (2015)Sausage Party (2016)Good Boys (2019)Spaceballs (1987)Reservoir Dogs (1992)Pulp Fiction (1994)Evil Dead (1981)Bad Lieutenant (1992)Lolita (1997)Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)Swingers (1996)Clerks (1994)Wayne’s World (1992)TV Shows Mentioned:The Larry Sanders Show (1992-1998)Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000)The Boys (2019-)3rd Rock from the Sun (1996-2001)Undeclared (2001-2002)Preacher (2016-)Other Mentions:HouseplantHow Did This Get Made Podcast
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg: "The Boys’’
What's comedy without a little high stakes and looming death thrown in? Long time friends and producing partners Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg ask that very question every time they embark on a new project. From spinning a traditional "weed story" into a life or death scenario in "Pineapple Express" to illegal underage exploits of high school students in "Superbad", they seek to bring a heightened level of motivation to their characters. In "The Boys", Rogen and Goldberg take their love of comics and mold it to their reality, breaking down the American superhero construct in a dark, gritty and humorous way. Today on The Treatment, they discuss the length of time it takes for projects to come to fruition deepening their connection to each as well as being glad to release "The Boys" at a time when comic franchise films have already done the work in creating a strong foundation of the universe and multiverse concepts, leaving freedom to create new.
#108: Comedy's Dynamic Duo, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
This episode features a dynamic duo. Seth Rogen (@SethRogen) is an actor, writer, producer, and director. Evan Goldberg (@EvanDGoldberg) is a Canadian director, screenwriter, and producer. Together, they get into a lot of mischief and create amazing comedy. They’ve collaborated on films such as Superbad (which they first conceived as teenagers), Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, The Green Hornet, and Funny People. They have also written for “Da Ali G Show” and “The Simpsons.” In 2013, Evan and Seth released their directorial debut, This Is the End. In 2014, Seth starred in and produced (alongside Evan) Neighbors, which was a worldwide comedy hit and has taken in more than $268 million worldwide. In December 2014, Rogen and Goldberg’s film, The Interview, became the most-talked-about news story around the world. Under extremely difficult circumstances, the film persevered to become Sony Pictures' #1 digital title of all time. Neighbors 2 is shooting now and will be released next May. Seth and Evan are also in production on Sausage Party, a raunchy animated movie for adults about one sausage's quest to discover the truth about his existence. Seth and Evan are producing the film with Megan Ellison and Conrad Vernon. In our conversation, we discuss all manner of tactics and silliness, including: Kyokushin karate Writer’s block and related debates Writing process Who are the most underrated comedians and comedy writers? How Superbad got made... after they first drafted it around age 13 The odd book Judd Apatow recommended to them (also Woody Allen's favorite) How The Kids in the Hall influenced them The movie they both wish they'd written Common pot mistakes Recommended newb pot for working versus relaxing Will there be a McLovin spinoff? And much more... Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast. This podcast is brought to you by Vimeo Pro, which is the ideal video hosting platform for entrepreneurs. In fact, a bunch of my start-ups are already using Vimeo Pro. WealthFront uses it to explain how WealthFront works. TaskRabbit uses it to tell the company’s story. There are many other names who you would recognize among their customers (AirBnB, Etsy, etc.) Why do they use it? Vimeo Pro provides enterprise level video hosting for a fraction of the usual cost. Features include: Gorgeous high-quality playback with no ads Up to 20 GB of video storage every week Unlimited plays and views A fully customizable video player, which can include your company logo, custom outro, and more You get all this for just $199 per year (that’s only $17 per/mo.). There are no complicated bandwidth calculations or hidden fees. Try it risk-free for 30 days. Just go to Vimeo.com/business to check it out. If you like it, you can use the promo code “Tim” to get 25% off. This is a special discount just for you guys. This podcast is also brought to you by Athletic Greens. I get asked all the time, “If you could only use one supplement, what would it be?” My answer is, inevitably, Athletic Greens. It is my all-in-one nutritional insurance. I recommended it in The 4-Hour Body and did not get paid to do so. Get 50% off your order at Athletic Greens.com/Tim Enjoy!***If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews!For show notes and past guests, please visit tim.blog/podcast.Sign up for Tim’s email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) at tim.blog/friday.For transcripts of episodes, go to tim.blog/transcripts.Interested in sponsoring the podcast? Visit tim.blog/sponsor and fill out the form.Discover Tim’s books: tim.blog/books.Follow Tim:Twitter: twitter.com/tferriss Instagram: instagram.com/timferrissFacebook: facebook.com/timferriss YouTube: youtube.com/timferriss
Deep Blue Sea: LIVE! (w/ Evan Goldberg, Paul F. Tompkins)
Director Evan Goldberg and HDTGM All-Star Paul F. Tompkins join Paul & Jason at Largo in Los Angeles to talk all about the insanity in the shark film Deep Blue Sea. They get into how Saffron Burrows is the villain of the movie, Stellan Skarsgard new name, LL Cool J’s relationship with his bird, and the infamous Samuel L. Jackson death scene. Plus, we hear LL Cool J’s Hip-Hop prayer and the best song ever recorded for a movie during audience Q&As!
Screen Time 57: Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg - What If?!
Hosted by Harry Knowles, the uncut ButtNumbAThon 16 Q&A with Seth Rogen and Evan D Goldberg after the surprise screening of The Interview, just days before the movie was pulled from a planned wide release.Warning: This Q&A includes heavy spoilers for The Interview and This is the End.This Q&A was excerpted in Electric Shadow 19: Ignite the LightIf you subscribe to the Electric Shadow Channel feed, it includes all Screen Time extended interviews as well as Electric Shadow-related extras and deleted bits.Butt Numb A Thon is a 24-hour movie marathon programmed in secret every year by Ain't It Cool News founder (and friend of the show) Harry Knowles.TimelineSunday, 14 December: the Sony hackers released more data, promising a "Merry Christmas"Monday, 15 December: Rogen goes on Stern, Gawker reaches a new low, posting a clip from the very end of the movie that you should not seek out for the sake of not spoiling the movieTuesday, 16 December: Carmike Cinemas drops The Interview, and the New York premiere is cancelledWednesday, 17 December: four promo screenings are cancelled by the respective theater chains, followed by the U.S.'s five major chains canceling all bookings of The Interview, citing safety concerns on what, for them, is "the Super Bowl of movie holidays". 2.5 hours later, Sony canceled the entire release. The rest of Hollywood wasn't thrilled with this. A couple hours after that, Aaron Sorkin called Christina and other journalists "terrorists" in line with whoever was behind the hacks. Various theaters planned screenings of Team America: World Police. Sony went on the record saying they had "no further plans" to release The Interview, on VOD or otherwise. Thursday, 18 December: Paramount Pictures cancels all screenings of ten-year-old satire Team America nationwide.Friday, 19 December: The FBI state that North Korea is in some way behind the hack, with no further substantiation. IT professionals and "tech" types are widely undeterred by the assumption the hack was somehow a result of Sony having a disgruntled former IT worker. President Obama labels the choice to cancel The Interview's release "a mistake" in his final press conference of the year. The Interview promo merchandise starts going for insane premiums on eBay. The question of whether or how Sony could have released The Interview becomes the new hot topic of conversation.Saturday, 20 December: Sony pulls all social media and digital advertising for The Interview from the internet, as ordered by their hackers.Monday, 22 December: North Korea refuses to participate in U.N. Security Council deliberations regarding their human rights record.Tuesday, 23 December: Just as this episode was set to post, independent theaters including Austin's Alamo Drafthouse announce that Sony is, in fact, allowing them to screen The Interview on Christmas Day.
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Birthdate
May 11th, 1982
Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Episode Count
9
Podcast Count
8
Total Airtime
8 hours, 15 seconds