Producer, director and writer Scott Z. Burns chats with Recode’s Peter Kafka about how he was able to convince Netflix and Amazon Prime to distribute and produce The Report and The Laundromat. Scott details the process of having his movies bounce around from studio to studio until ultimately landing a deal with two major streaming services, while also having his films released theatrically.Want to attend Code Media in Los Angeles, CA from November 18th-19th? Click here to register.Featuring: Scott Z. Burns, Writer, Director, and Producer of The Report and The LaundromatHost: Peter Kafka (@pkafka), Senior Editor at RecodeMore to explore: Subscribe for free to Recode Media, Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians, and more to get their take on today's media landscape.About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Screenwriter Scott Z. Burns has often created projects about characters' relationship to the facts. In his feature film directorial debut, 'The Report', Burns elevates what was once the thematic to the narrative foundation of the work. And marrying these aspects allows him to stake a claim on an approach that is uniquely his. And 'The Report', a look at the truth behind the use of 'enhanced interrogation techniques' after 9/11 starring Adam Driver, is the perfect material for Burns' outlook.
Host Christopher Kubasik speaks with screenwriter Scott Z. Burns (Contagion, Side Effects, The Informant) about his two new films in release this season, The Laundromat, and his directorial debut, The Report.