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I'm producer, writer and sometimes host for Variety's "Artisans" video series.
Variety Artisans: The Sound of "Fury"
Oct. 24, 2014
The Visual Effects of 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes'
July 11, 2014
Variety Artisans: Calling the Shots at Fox NFL Sunday
Sept. 30, 2014
Variety Artisans: Backstage at Fox NFL Sunday
Oct. 8, 2014

Variety Artisans: The Dangerous Art of Aerial Cinematography
Sept. 16, 2914

Variety Artisans: Aerial Cinematography Tricks of the Trade
Oct 8, 2014

Variety Artisans: What Makes A Great Collaboration
July 30, 2014
Variety Artisans: Working With Actors
July 30, 2014
Variety Artisans: Bringing A Concept To Life
Aug 4, 2014
HuffPost Live: “The Summer of the Flop,”
August 12, 2013

NAB Technology Summit on Cinema

Keynote Conversation: Jon Landau, April 7, 2013

Fox Business Network
Steve Jobs’ illness and the Future of Pixar, Jan. 16, 2009


Here & Now, Jan. 21, 2014
Jeremy Hobson and I discuss the shift of film & TV production away from Los Angeles, tax incentives -- and my idea for a grand bargain.

Here & Now, December 25, 2013
I join host Jeremy Hobson to discuss changing business practices in Hollywood this past year, and what they might mean for the future.

KCRW’s The Business, March 25, 2013
VFX Biz Update
Kim Masters and I discuss the crisis afflicting the visual effects industry in California and worldwide.

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All Things Considered, Jan. 3, 2011
Robert Siegel picks my brain about how 3D movies were doing in 2010. Answer: Mixed.

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The World Today Weekend with Sean Leslie, Jan. 19, 2014
I hold forth on the Oscars from the film-weary viewpoint of Variety reporter.
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The World Today Weekend with Sean Leslie, Dec. 21, 2013
I join Sean to discuss Peter Jackson and “The Desolation of Smaug.”
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The World Today Weekend with Sean Leslie, Sept. 1, 2013
Kevin Spacey told a U.K. audience the TV pilot system is broken and Netflix’s “House of Cards” model is the future. What is he talking about?
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The World Today Weekend with Sean Leslie, Aug. 25, 2013
A Twitter meltdown occurred this week when Ben Affleck was announced as the next Batman. Why?
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The World Today Weekend with Sean Leslie, June 15, 2013
The Future of Hollywood: Will We Really See $100 Movie Tickets?
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