On this week's episode of KCRW's The Business, I'm guest hosting, filling in for Kim Masters, and handling the Hollywood headlines banter (this week with The Hollywood Reporter's Matt Belloni) and also interviewed filmmaker Charlie McDowell and indie darling Mark Duplass, both of whom are behind the new indie film The One I Love. A synopsis of this week's episode:
Radius, the boutique label of The Weinstein Company, is known for their multi-platform distribution strategy. We look at two Radius films from this summer, Snowpiercer, and The One I Love. The co-president of Radius Tom Quinn tells us why Snowpiercer went to VOD very quickly after a small theatrical release, and Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass say putting their movie The One I Love on VOD first helped build a fan base that would thoughtfully market the mysterious indie for them.
Banter topics: - As the Emmys near and excitement builds, there’s also grumbling about the anticipated traffic problems of holding the event in downtown Los Angeles on Monday at rush-hour. Plus, people are still rightfully confused about shows being nominated in categories where they don’t belong.
- AMC struck gold with TV shows like Mad Men and Breaking Bad. But now, the network is facing a bare cupboard.
- The NFL wants bands to pay for the privilege of performing at the Superbowl, the most-watched television event of the year.