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Writer/Producer Alex Blagg (@Midnight, Workaholics) joins to discuss how he went from being a ghost writer for the Kardashian's blogs and turning down a job at TMZ to writing for TV and creating a Comedy Central game show that ended up filming
Writer/Producer Alex Blagg (@Midnight, Workaholics) delivers his feature length audio commentary for the 2010 comedy cult classic MacGruber. Starring Will Forte, Kristin Wiig, Maya Rudolph and directed by The Lonely Island's Jorma Taccone. ---
Writer/Producers Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio (Despicable Me trilogy, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who) deliver a feature length audio commentary for the 1971 not-so-child-friendly Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Starring Gene Wilder and at least
Screenwriter/Producers Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio (Despicable Me trilogy, Secret Life of Pets 1 & 2, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who) discuss the art of screenwriting for feature length animated movies, their first cult-favorite bomb Bubble Boy, the
Writer/Director/Producer Ed Burns (The Brothers McMullen, She's the One, Sidewalks of New York) delivers his own feature-length audio commentary for the 1983 Academy Award winning Robert Duvall film, Tender Mercies. One of three movies that Bur
Writer/Director/Producer Edward Burns (The Brothers McMullen, She's the One, Saving Private Ryan) does an entertaining deep dive into how he broke into Hollywood via a micro-budget indie smash, how working with Spielberg gave him insight on how
In 1999, über Writer/Director John Hughes recorded his first and only commentary for the 1986 classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off. It would appear on that year's DVD release, then per Hughes would be removed going forward. Hard to find, this comme
Writer, Producer and Actor Jay Duplass (Transparent, Room 104, Togetherness) delivers a passionate feature length audio commentary for the 1976 Academy Award Best Picture winner, Rocky. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire and Directed by J
Writer, Producer and Actor Jay Duplass (Transparent, Room 104, Togetherness) discusses guerrilla filmmaking on a budget, his partnership with brother Mark Duplass (The Morning Show), why he hates writing, abhors producing, yet can't stop the cr
Writer and Producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, The Middleman) travels through time with Director Terry Gilliam to revisit one of two movies that inspired his career in Hollywood -- Time Bandits. The 1981
Writer/Producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost, The Dark Crystal: Resistance, The Middleman) talks about that Star Wars moment when he knew he wanted to write, how his first gig as an NBC Development Executive turned into his first job on Seaques
Writer, Producer & Actor Sarah Megan Thomas delivers her feature-length audio commentary for the 2010 David Fincher masterclass The Social Network. Written by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones and The S
Writer, Producer & Actor Sarah Megan Thomas (Equity, A Call To Spy) discusses her Philly origins, her aspirations to become the female M. Night, how a cold call to Sundance put her Wall Street Anna Gunn-starring Equity in a solid position for a
Producer, Writer and Showrunner Moisés Zamora (Netflix's Selena) delves into the spooky afterlife as he delivers his feature-length audio commentary for the Alejandro Amenábar, Nicole Kidman-starring The Others. --- Support this podcast: htt
Writer and Producer Moisés Zamora (American Crime, Star) joins the 'cast to discuss his newest creation, the Netflix limited drama series, Selena. We discuss how a transplant from Guadalajara, Mexico turned a passion for writing into an actual,
Director Kevin Phillips and screenwriter Ben Collins (Super Dark Times) join forces to deliver their feature-length audio commentary for the Paul Thomas Anderson 2012 film The Master, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Ada
Director Kevin Phillips (Super Dark Times, Hulu's Monsterland) and screenwriter Ben Collins (Super Dark Times, The Night House) discuss their own origin story, how the nostalgic 90's era thriller Super Dark Times came to be, why napping is the
Director Frank Oz (Bowfinger, What About Bob?, In & Out, The Dark Crystal) discusses his over-50 year history as a Director and Performer working with the likes of Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Scott Rudin, Jim Henson, Nicole Kidman, George Lucas,
Director Frank Oz (Bowfinger, What About Bob?, The Dark Crystal) delivers a feature-length audio commentary for the Orson Welle's classic film noir Touch of Evil. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-side-track/support
Author and journalist Melissa Maerz (Alright, Alright, Alright) delivers her feature length audio commentary for the Richard Linklater classic; incorporating amazing easter eggs and dramatic details that came from hundreds of hours of interview
Music journalist and author Melissa Maerz of Spin Magazine, Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly walks The Side Track through the Herculean effort necessary to interview hundreds of key cast and crew members from Richard Linklater's classic c
Entertainment journalist Piya Sinha-Roy (Reuters, Entertainment Weekly and THR) discusses how Mulder & Scully made her a good investigative reporter, what makes a good writer, best interviews, worst experiences and why How to Lose a Guy in 10 D
Actor/Director Max Minghella (The Handmaid's Tale, The Social Network) joins Actor/Producer Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Rocketman, Skin) to talk about partnering up on their 2018 Elle Fanning pop-drama Teen Spirit, who wears which pants in their
Screenwriter/Producer Mike Makowsky (Bad Education, I Think We're Alone Now, Take Me) talks Lahng Island, how to turn a film short into a screenwriting success story, the glory of Pat Healy, filming a movie with Hugh Jackman in his childhood be
Writer/director Hannah Fidell (A Teacher, 6 Years, The Long Dumb Road) and artist/radio host Jake Longstreth (Beats 1 Radio's Time Crisis) discuss McFlurries, the new FX series A Teacher, how to be creative in quarantine, how the two met and a
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