The Road to Cinema Podcast
#27 - Tom Schulman - Screenwriter DEAD POETS SOCIETY - WHAT ABOUT BOB? - HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS

#27 - Tom Schulman - Screenwriter DEAD POETS SOCIETY - WHAT ABOUT BOB? - HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS

March 19, 2015

A conversation with Oscar winning screenwriter Tom Schulman of the 1989 classic Dead Poets Society starring Robin Williams. We discuss his writing process as well as the comedy What About Bob? starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss.

#26 - Thomas McCarthy - Screenwriter/Director THE COBBLER - SPOTLIGHT - THE STATION AGENT - UP

#26 - Thomas McCarthy - Screenwriter/Director THE COBBLER - SPOTLIGHT - THE STATION AGENT - UP

March 12, 2015

A conversation with Oscar nominated screenwriter and director Thomas McCarthy about his new film The Cobbler starring Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Dustin Hoffman, Ellen Barkin, Method Man, and Melonie Diaz.

#25 - Lisa Fruchtman - Editor APOCALYPSE NOW - THE GODFATHER PART 3 - THE RIGHT STUFF

#25 - Lisa Fruchtman - Editor APOCALYPSE NOW - THE GODFATHER PART 3 - THE RIGHT STUFF

March 5, 2015

A conversation with Oscar winning editor Lisa Fruchtman. We'll discuss her work on Apocalypse Now, The Godfather: Part 3, Heaven's Gate, and The Right Stuff. We'll also have an in-depth discussion on Lisa's editing process.

#24 - Randy Wilkins - Editor/Filmmaker DA’ SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS - WORKING WITH SPIKE LEE

#24 - Randy Wilkins - Editor/Filmmaker DA’ SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS - WORKING WITH SPIKE LEE

February 26, 2015

A conversation with editor and filmmaker Randy Wilkins. We'll discuss his work editing his first feature film Da Sweet Blood of Jesus for director Spike Lee. We'll also discuss Randy's experience in Spike Lee's NYU graduate film class as well as vital lessons learned from the Oscar nominated filmmaker that have helped Randy as an editor, director, cinematographer, and screenwriter.

#23 - Dan Gilroy - Screenwriter/Director NIGHTCRAWLER - STARRING - JAKE GYLLENHAAL - RENE RUSSO

#23 - Dan Gilroy - Screenwriter/Director NIGHTCRAWLER - STARRING - JAKE GYLLENHAAL - RENE RUSSO

February 18, 2015

A conversation with screenwriter/director Dan Gilroy of the Oscar nominated film Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo. We discuss his detailed writing process as well as his preparation for directing the film through pre-production, filming, and editing. Dan Gilroy's film Nightcrawler earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

#22 - Michael Coleman - Producer FOXCATCHER  - STARRING - STEVE CARELL - CHANNING TATUM - MARK RUFFALO

#22 - Michael Coleman - Producer FOXCATCHER - STARRING - STEVE CARELL - CHANNING TATUM - MARK RUFFALO

February 17, 2015

A conversation with producer Michael Coleman of the Oscar nominated film Foxcatcher. We'll discuss Michael's first initiative to develop the film over 12 years ago through optioning the life rights of wrestler Mark Schultz and eventually teaming with producer Tom Heller. Foxcatcher earned 5 Oscar nominations including Best Actor Steve Carell, Best Supporting Actor Mark Ruffalo, Best Director Bennett Miller, Best Original Screenplay E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, and Best Make-Up Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard.

#21 - Robert Yeoman - (DP) Cinematographer THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - THE FILMS OF WES ANDERSON

#21 - Robert Yeoman - (DP) Cinematographer THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - THE FILMS OF WES ANDERSON

February 12, 2015

A conversation with Oscar nominated (DP) cinematographer Robert Yeoman of director Wes Anderson's film The Grand Budapest Hotel. We'll discuss his collaboration process with director Wes Anderson as well as his craft as a (DP) cinematographer.

#20 - Antonia Bogdanovich - Filmmaker PHANTOM HALO - LEGACY OF PRODUCER POLLY PLATT - WES ANDERSON BOTTLE ROCKET - CAMERON CROWE SAY ANYTHING… MATT GROENING THE SIMPSONS

#20 - Antonia Bogdanovich - Filmmaker PHANTOM HALO - LEGACY OF PRODUCER POLLY PLATT - WES ANDERSON BOTTLE ROCKET - CAMERON CROWE SAY ANYTHING… MATT GROENING THE SIMPSONS

January 30, 2015

A conversation with filmmaker Antonia Bogdanovich about the legacy of her mother Polly Platt, production designer, screenwriter, and producer. We discuss how Polly Platt produced the first films of directors Cameron Crowe (Say Anything...) and Wes Anderson (Bottle Rocket) as well as discovering such talents as filmmaker J.J. Abrams and The Simpsons creator Matt Groening.

#19 - Billy Weber - Editor DAYS OF HEAVEN - BULWORTH - TOP GUN - BEVERLY HILLS COP - NEW WARREN BEATTY FILM

#19 - Billy Weber - Editor DAYS OF HEAVEN - BULWORTH - TOP GUN - BEVERLY HILLS COP - NEW WARREN BEATTY FILM

January 23, 2015

A conversation with Oscar nominated editor Billy Weber. We discuss his work with directors Terrence Malick, Warren Beatty, Martin Brest, and Tony Scott. Among the films we discuss: Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life, Bulworth, Beverly Hills Cop, Midnight Run, Gigli, and Top Gun.

#18 - Derek Wayne Johnson - Filmmaker JOHN G. AVILDSEN: KING OF THE UNDERDOGS - ROCKY - SYLVESTER STALLONE - THE KARATE KID

#18 - Derek Wayne Johnson - Filmmaker JOHN G. AVILDSEN: KING OF THE UNDERDOGS - ROCKY - SYLVESTER STALLONE - THE KARATE KID

January 16, 2015

A conversation with filmmaker Derek Wayne Johnson on making his new documentary John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs which chronicles the career of John G. Avildsen, the Oscar winning director of Rocky and The Karate Kid.

#17 - Pamela Martin - Editor THE FIGHTER - WORKING WITH DAVID O. RUSSELL

#17 - Pamela Martin - Editor THE FIGHTER - WORKING WITH DAVID O. RUSSELL

January 9, 2015

A conversation with Pamela Martin, the Oscar nominated editor of The Fighter. We discuss her collaboration with director David O. Russell as well as her work on Little Miss Sunshine.

#16 - Chuck Workman - Director MAGICIAN: THE ASTONISHING LIFE AND WORK OF ORSON WELLES

#16 - Chuck Workman - Director MAGICIAN: THE ASTONISHING LIFE AND WORK OF ORSON WELLES

January 2, 2015

A conversation with Oscar winning director Chuck Workman of the new documentary Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles.

#15 - SCOTT ALEXANDER LARRY KARASZEWSKI - Screenwriters Big Eyes - STARRING - AMY ADAMS - CHRISTOPH WALTZ - TIM BURTON

#15 - SCOTT ALEXANDER LARRY KARASZEWSKI - Screenwriters Big Eyes - STARRING - AMY ADAMS - CHRISTOPH WALTZ - TIM BURTON

December 18, 2014

A conversation with screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski of the new film Big Eyes starring Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz and directed by Tim Burton. We also discuss their collaboration with director Milos Forman and their new FX network miniseries American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.

#14 - Alexander Dinelaris - Screenwriter BIRDMAN - STARRING - MICHAEL KEATON - EDWARD NORTON - EMMA STONE

#14 - Alexander Dinelaris - Screenwriter BIRDMAN - STARRING - MICHAEL KEATON - EDWARD NORTON - EMMA STONE

December 10, 2014

A conversation with screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris, co-writer of Birdman starring Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

#13 - Jane Anderson - Screenwriter/Director OLIVE KITTERIDGE - STARRING - FRANCES MCDORMAND - BILL MURRAY

#13 - Jane Anderson - Screenwriter/Director OLIVE KITTERIDGE - STARRING - FRANCES MCDORMAND - BILL MURRAY

November 14, 2014

A conversation with Jane Anderson, the writer of Olive Kitteridge a new HBO miniseries based on Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize winning novel. The 4 part miniseries is directed by Lisa Cholodenko and stars Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Zoe Kazan, John Gallagher Jr, and Bill Murray. We also discuss her experiences adapting stage plays to the screen; writing and directing Normal for HBO. And her experience writing for television on the hit series Mad Men.

#12 - Deborah Landis - Costume Designer RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK - THE BLUES BROTHERS - STEVEN SPIELBERG - HARRISON FORD

#12 - Deborah Landis - Costume Designer RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK - THE BLUES BROTHERS - STEVEN SPIELBERG - HARRISON FORD

October 31, 2014

A conversation with Oscar nominated costume designer Deborah Landis. We discuss how she curated the Hollywood Costume Exhibit currently on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. We also discuss her involvement creating the costume for Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark with director Steven Spielberg.

#11 - Peter Bogdanovich - Director/Screenwriter SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY - STARRING - OWEN WILSON - JENNIFER ANISTON

#11 - Peter Bogdanovich - Director/Screenwriter SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY - STARRING - OWEN WILSON - JENNIFER ANISTON

October 22, 2014

A conversation with Peter Bogdanovich, the Oscar nominated director and screenwriter of The Last Picture Show. We discuss his new film She's Funny That Way starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston. Also, the importance of his early work as an editor on Targets and The Last Picture Show. And a new book Mr. Bogdanovich is working on called My First Picture Show: A Director's Apprenticeship.

#10 - William Steinkamp - Editor TOOTSIE - OUT OF AFRICA - SCENT OF A WOMAN - WORKING WITH SYDNEY POLLACK

#10 - William Steinkamp - Editor TOOTSIE - OUT OF AFRICA - SCENT OF A WOMAN - WORKING WITH SYDNEY POLLACK

October 16, 2014

A conversation with Oscar nominated editor William Steinkamp of Tootsie, Out of Africa, and The Fabulous Baker Boys. We discuss his many collaborations with director Sydney Pollack as well as his work on A Time to Kill with director Joel Schumacher and Scent of a Woman with director Martin Brest. We also discuss his early collaborations with his father Oscar winning editor Fredric Steinkamp and director Billy Wilder.

#9 - Jeff Kanew- Director/Editor ORDINARY PEOPLE - REVENGE OF THE NERDS - TROOP BEVERLY HILLS

#9 - Jeff Kanew- Director/Editor ORDINARY PEOPLE - REVENGE OF THE NERDS - TROOP BEVERLY HILLS

October 9, 2014

A conversation with director and editor Jeff Kanew. We discuss his revolutionary techniques for editing trailers on classic films such as The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The Graduate, Annie Hall, and Rocky. Also, how directing his first feature film Natural Enemies led him to edit the Robert Redford directed Oscar winner Ordinary People. We also discuss his breakout directing hit Revenge of the Nerds a classic comedy of the 1980s. And his friendships with actor Kirk Douglas and the late director Paul Mazursky.

#8 - Bill Teck - Director ONE DAY SINCE YESTERDAY: PETER BOGDANOVICH AND THE LOST AMERICAN FILM

#8 - Bill Teck - Director ONE DAY SINCE YESTERDAY: PETER BOGDANOVICH AND THE LOST AMERICAN FILM

October 1, 2014

A conversation with director Bill Teck about his new documentary One Day Since Yesterday chronicling the cinematic legacy of Peter Bogdanovich's film They All Laughed.

#7 - Henry Jaglom - FILMMAKER - EASY RIDER - TRACKS - ALWAYS - MY LUNCHES WITH ORSON WELLES

#7 - Henry Jaglom - FILMMAKER - EASY RIDER - TRACKS - ALWAYS - MY LUNCHES WITH ORSON WELLES

September 19, 2014

A conversation with director Henry Jaglom. We discuss Mr. Jaglom's involvement re-editing Easy Rider with Jack Nicholson, the Oscar winning Vietnam war documentary Hearts and Minds, his friendship with Orson Welles documented in the book My Lunches with Orson, and Mr. Jaglom's new film The M Word.

#6 - Lucas Lee Graham  - (DP) Cinematographer ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW

#6 - Lucas Lee Graham - (DP) Cinematographer ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW

September 11, 2014

A conversation with (DP) cinematographer Lucas Lee Graham. We discuss the Sundance hit Escape from Tomorrow filmed secretly at Disney World. Also, his experience as a cinematography grad student at the AFI - American Film Institute.

#5 - Richard Halsey Colleen Halsey - Editors ROCKY - EDWARD SCISSORHANDS - DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS - PAUL MAZURSKY

#5 - Richard Halsey Colleen Halsey - Editors ROCKY - EDWARD SCISSORHANDS - DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS - PAUL MAZURSKY

September 3, 2014

A conversation with husband and wife editors Richard Halsey and Colleen Halsey. We discuss Rocky, Edward Scissorhands, late director Paul Mazursky, and much more.

#4 - Ronald Bass - Screenwriter RAIN MAN - MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING - WORKING WITH DUSTIN HOFFMAN - TOM CRUISE - ROBIN WILLIAMS

#4 - Ronald Bass - Screenwriter RAIN MAN - MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING - WORKING WITH DUSTIN HOFFMAN - TOM CRUISE - ROBIN WILLIAMS

August 27, 2014

A conversation with Ronald Bass, Oscar winning screenwriter of Rain Man.

#3 - Tim Zinnemann - Producer/First A.D. BULLITT - THE DAY OF THE LOCUST - CARNAL KNOWLEDGE

#3 - Tim Zinnemann - Producer/First A.D. BULLITT - THE DAY OF THE LOCUST - CARNAL KNOWLEDGE

August 18, 2014

A conversation with producer and first A.D. Tim Zinnemann. He shares his experiences working on the famous Steve McQueen car chase in Bullitt as well as the visually stunning sequences in the John Schlesinger film The Day of the Locust.

#2 - Scott Conrad- Editor ROCKY - STARRING - SYLVESTER STALLONE

#2 - Scott Conrad- Editor ROCKY - STARRING - SYLVESTER STALLONE

August 12, 2014

A conversation with Scott Conrad, one of the Oscar winning editors of Rocky.

#1 – Hawk Koch – Producer/First A.D. CHINATOWN - ROSEMARY’S BABY - THE WAY WE WERE - HEAVEN CAN WAIT

#1 – Hawk Koch – Producer/First A.D. CHINATOWN - ROSEMARY’S BABY - THE WAY WE WERE - HEAVEN CAN WAIT

July 31, 2014

A conversation with producer and first A.D. Hawk Koch. Mr. Koch began his career as an assistant director on such legendary films as The Way We Were, The Parallax View, Chinatown, Marathon Man, and Heaven Can Wait.