Posts Tagged ‘SAG’
Wow. This week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour is one for the vaults. There’s something for everyone, especially if you love good stories and insightful, hilarious and inspiring conversation.
Your friends in podcasting discuss the SAG-AFTRA merger, doing what you love, loving what you do, the cool history of the Pickfair studio, Phil’s atrocious handwriting, the conspiracy theory surrounding The Hunger Games, a lawsuit against an award-winning playwright and another lawsuit against the worst filmmaker of all time.
Finally, Dean and Phil tell the legend of Edmund Kean’s sword and debate how Laurence Olivier’s failure to pass that sword on either represents the way knowledge is lost or the way that knowledge is never forgotten!
From artists and actors who have committed crimes to movie studios and authors’ estates suing each other, this installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour is full of show people behaving badly. Not YOUR friends in podcasting, of course. Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness are on their best behavior, discussing such a wide range of topics as …
The inspiration that can be drawn from a man like John Adams when dealing with issues like the proposed SAG-Aftra merger …
The storytelling AND marketing failures of John Carter …
More on the state of romantic comedies …
The lack of demand for any new books, movies or television shows and what that lack of demand might mean to storytellers and conglomerates …
And after all that, if you still haven’t had enough of your friends in podcasting, please enjoy their appearance on 16 March’s Combat Radio (you’ll learn why Dean is on “double-secret probation”).
Your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, are back from their respective road trips and they have a world of topics to discuss …
The state of women’s on-screen roles in the movies and what that state indicates about the financial health of the industry is explored. A great Swedish actor, a beloved cartoonist and a Monkee are remembered. The impending death of 20% of all U.S. movie theaters is discussed. The potential potential merger between the two show business unions representing actors is analyzed. The way you listen to the internet is changed (as it has been every week since May of 2007).
And, of course, there are always delightful surprises and some big laughs. It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, after all …
Because Dean Haglund is packing up for Galaxy Fest in Colorado Springs, Colorado (to perform comedy and show The Truth Is Out There), and Phil Leirness is hitting the road for the 2012 International UFO Congress in Fountain Hills, Arizona (where the TRUTH is also screening), this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour is coming to you a few hours later than we like.
It is, however, one of our very best shows!
That it’s President’s Day in the U.S. leads to a discussion of presidential UFO lore, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, JFK, Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball and Merv Griffin. The special friendship between The UK’s “The Midweek Drive” and YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, leads to a discussion of Phil’s pajamas and his forthcoming tour of the UK. The book The Wayfinders leads to a discussion of cultural relativism, the biosphere, the ethnosphere, the living history of Los Angeles, and Dreamtime and The Dream Factory. An Albert Einstein quote leads to a discussion of the intuitive mind and the rational mind and the way we might move beyond divisiveness in an effort to address the common challenges facing us all. The Chillpak Hollywood Live Event of the Week leads to a discussion of Phil’s admiration for an actress he had never before seen, the best director working in theatre today, and the way storytellers strengths in one medium can serve as weakness in another.
All that, plus TWO Chillpak Hollywood Lawsuits of the Week (the one involving Chris Pine, “Captain Kirk” from JJ Abrams’ re-booth of Star Trek is a paticular hoot.
Your friends in podcasting definitely brought their “A” game. We hope you will enjoy it enough to share it with others …
“From a secret location somewhere in America” your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness are attending a very unique event. Pull up a chair and sit beside them in Exhibitor Booth 404 at the LAX Hilton as they discuss stop-motion animation, Clint Eastwood, California’s Proposition 8, SOPA, stop-motion animation, Whitney Houston, community theater, The Great Gatsby, Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson, Kevin Costner, a record-setting box-office weekend, a lawsuit between Marvel comics and their artists, and the worst reception Dean and Phil have ever attended. A “freight train of fun”, it’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!
It’s an annual Chillpak Hollywood Hour event as your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, offer up their respective top ten lists of the best films of the previous year.
It’s also our longest show ever – YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour with 25% more hour!
Your friends in podcasting just returned from the Pacific Northwest, where they were showing THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE (which makes a fantastic holiday gift!).
Phil and Dean discuss the challenges of getting shipments through U.S.-Canadian customs and that sets the tone for a truly international installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.
The international box office, international financing and the international distribution of television shows are discussed.
The Chillpak Hollywood Lawsuit of the Week comes to us from the highest court in the European Union.
The Chillpak Hollywood “Wingnut” of the Week comes to us from the United Kingdom.
The Chillpak Hollywood Explanation of the Week involves gender and ethnic diversity.
Action-packed, passionate, insightful and informative, why not share YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour with someone you love?
Arye Gross is a great character actor. His guest-starring resume includes most of the touchstone television series of the past thirty years … Diff’rent Strokes, Knight Rider, The Wonder Years, Remington Steele, Cybill, Friends, Diagnosis Murder, The X-Files, Millennium, Profiler, Just Shoot Me, Grey’s Anatomy, The Practice, E.R. … And Arye has had recurring roles on such series as Ellen and most recently, Castle.
Arye is often recognized for his film work, which includes Just One of the Guys, Soul Man, Tequila Sunrise, For the Boys, Gone in Sixty Seconds and Minority Report. He is a great person, a true character and a wonderful storyteller.
And this week, he is the guest on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!