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Hollywood Unscripted


Writer/Director Rodrigo García discusses the ins and outs of his creative process; from being raised in an artistic home, to becoming a cinematographer, and evolving into a writer and director who works with top talent, including on his most recent film, Raymond & Ray.


Fran Kranz joins Hollywood Unscripted to talk about his screenwriting & directing debut, MASS.

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Actress Sarah Jones discusses her evolutionary career, beginning as a dancer and evolving to play dynamic female characters, leading her to her newest role in the Apple TV+ series, For All Mankind.

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Oscar nominated director Lee Daniels shares his love of entertainment and directing from an early age and the unusual, inspiring, path he took to Hollywood filmmaking, leading him to his newest film release, The United States vs. Billie Holiday. With guest co-host Dana Gourrier.

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Actor/Producer Joe Manganiello (TRUE BLOOD, MAGIC MIKE) discusses his career path, process and new film, ARCHENEMY.

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Writer/director Alan Ball (TRUE BLOOD, AMERICAN BEAUTY) and actor Stephen Root (BARRY, OFFICE SPACE) talk process, career paths and their new film, UNCLE FRANK.

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Actress, Writer, Director, and Producer Zoe Lister-Jones discusses her multifaceted career including her experiences working in both micro-budget projects and studio filmmaking, acting as a series regular on LIFE IN PIECES, her newest endeavor as the writer & director of THE CRAFT: LEGACY, and so much more.

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Jessica Rhoades, executive producer of SHARP OBJECTS, DIRTY JOHN: THE BETTY BRODERICK STORY, THE AFFAIR and Amazon’s new Original Series, UTOPIA, discusses her career, supporting the writer’s vision, mentoring, and advice for creatives. 

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Actor Lance Reddick discusses his career and craft in a candid conversation peering behind the scenes of projects such as THE WIRE, BOSCH, CORPORATE, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, JOHN WICK, FRINGE and more. 


Actress Noomi Rapace (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO) discusses her career, passions, characters and upcoming film, THE SECRETS WE KEEP.

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Liz Tigelaar, creator of LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, discusses the Emmy-nominated series along with her illustrious career in television; from DAWSON’S CREEK to CASUAL.

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32 - O-T Fagbenle (Maxxx, Black Widow): A Stuck at Home Special

O-T Fagbenle (THE HANDMAIDS TALE) joins Hollywood Unscripted to talk about his new Hulu show MAXXX and being a new part of the marvel universe in BLACK WIDOW.

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30 - (In)Visible Portraits (with Oge Egbuonu): A Stuck at Home Special

Filmmaker Oge Egbuonu joins Hollywood Unscripted to discuss her powerful directorial debut, (IN)VISIBLE PORTRAITS

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Writer and producer Mark Bomback of Defending Jacob, Life Free Or Die Hard, Total Recall, and many others, joins host Jenny Curtis with special cohost Dana Gourrier for a Hollywood Unscripted ‘Stuck at Home Special’ to discuss Mark’s first time as showrunner on Defending Jacob, and his illustrious career that helped him arrive in this new role.

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Producer James D. Stern (HOTEL RWANDA, LOOPER, MURDER MYSTERY, I’M NOT THERE) discusses his career, sports, the changing tide of the entertainment industry and his inspiring documentary GIVING VOICE.


Oscar nominated actress, Catalina Sandino Moreno (MARIA FULL OF GRACE, CHE) joins Hollywood Unscripted to discuss life in quarantine and her new film, THE QUARRY.


Producer Stacey Sher, who's vast body of work includes Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, Erin Brockovich, Garden State, Contagion, and the upcoming Mrs. America, joins Hollywood Unscripted producer Jenny Curtis and actress Dana Gourrier in an inspiring conversation looking back on her career.

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Sally Potter, director of Orlando, The Man Who Cried and The Party, joins Hollywood Unscripted to discuss her new film, The Roads Not Taken.

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Matt Kaplan, producer of runaway hits such as To All The Boys I've Loved Before, Before I Fall, and Are You Afraid of The Dark, joins Hollywood Unscripted to discuss his career in the young adult market.


16 - Kyle MacLachlan

The incredible and talented Kyle MacLachlan discusses his career in a vast array of projects ranging from Twin Peaks, Dune, and Blue Velvet, to How I Met Your Mother and Carol’s Second Act. With special bonus audio where Kyle discusses his second passion - winemaking.


Academy Award winning Director/Actor/Screenwriter duo, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, join Hollywood Unscripted to chat about The Way Back, The Descendents and their new film Downhill.


From top TV shows such as 'Family Guy', 'American Dad', 'Cosmos', and 'The Cleveland Show', acclaimed producer Kara Vallow joins Hollywood Unscripted to discuss her new show, working with Seth MacFarlane, and her illustrious career in animation.


From 'Star Trek', 'Battlestar Galatica' & 'For All Mankind', writer Ron Moore discusses his incredible career in science fiction: from dropping out of school to move to California, re-envisioning and creating a favorite childhood show and how science fiction TV has evolved and continues to go.


Hollywood in its heyday: from Humphrey Bogart to Lee Marvin and Tallulah Bankhead, Mark Bailey -  documentarian and writer - reads exciting passages from his new book on the exciting adventures (and misadventures) of old, wild Hollywood.


The power of music: a story of how Bruce Springsteen's music inspired Blinded By the Light. Director and producer Gurinder Chadha discusses her work process and the necessity of telling these stories with the world.

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A deep dive into Sea of Shadows, a powerful documentary about the fight to save the Vaquita from extinction in a habitat rife with organized crime; with filmmaker Richard Ladkani and film subjects, Dr. Cynthia Smith and Jack Hutton.

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Why is the National Enquirer so popular and how do they get away telling these salacious stories? Mark Landsman, director of Scandalous: the Untold Story of the National Enquirer discusses his new documentary and the influence and consequence of this mega magazine.

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D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place, Barry) details her path through a career she loves; going from a starry-eyed theater-loving kid, to a struggling NYC odd-job-juggling improv actor, to landing two of the best shows on television.


Renown actress Anna Camp opens up about her prolific acting career, from Pitch Perfect, True Blood, and Equus, to her recent role in the film Here Awhile.

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Actor Alfred Molina shares insight, stories, and inspiration from his illustrious career on television, stage, and screen, from Raiders of the Lost Ark, to Frida, Spiderman, and Frozen II, leading him to his most recent film release, The Water Man.

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Prolific writer/director/producer Chris Columbus discusses his career path, incredible collaborators, experiences working with children, behind the scenes stories and his newest holiday adventure, THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES 2.

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Writer/Director David E. Talbert to discuss his spectacular new holiday film, JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY. With Guest co-host, Nik Walker.


Actor Jake McDorman talks THE RIGHT STUFF, the lessons he’s learned throughout his career, and behind the scenes stories from GREEK, SHAMELESS, AMERICAN SNIPER, LIMITLESS, LADY BIRD and more. 

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Showrunner Mary Laws discusses her path from playwriting to screenwriting, lessons from her career, and her new anthology show MONSTERLAND. 


Director Julie Taymor (FRIDA, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE) discusses her amazing career in the arts, from Lion King on Broadway to her new film THE GLORIAS.

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Director Harry Bradbeer (FLEABAG, KILLING EVE, RAMY), discusses his career, process, and new film ENOLA HOLMES.

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Showrunner Jason Katims (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, PARENTHOOD, ROSWELL) on his new Netflix series AWAY, his upcoming Amazon series, ON THE SPECTRUM, and the incredible lessons he’s learned through his career.

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Showrunner Tony McNamara joins Hollywood Unscripted to discuss his Emmy-nominated show, THE GREAT, and his life in storytelling.

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31 - Catherine Hardwicke: A Stuck at Home Special

Director Catherine Hardwicke (TWILIGHT, THIRTEEN, LORDS OF DOGTOWN) discusses the path her career, working with actors and her new Quibi show, DON’T LOOK DEEPER.

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29 - Bruce Miller (The Handmaid's Tale): A Stuck at Home Special

Bruce Miller, showrunner of THE HANDMAID’S TALE,  discusses the show, his career, and the nature of the industry.

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Paul Dergarabedian, Senior Media Analyst and Box Office Analyst for Comscore, shares recommendations of great movies to catch up on while staying inside, including the movies he loves, fun facts, and more.


Jim Sturgess (ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, 21, ONE DAY) joins “Hollywood Unscripted: Stuck at Home” to discuss his career, quarantine, and the new series HOME BEFORE DARK.

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Award-winning Choreographer, Mandy Moore joins host Scott Tallal in a discussion of the art of dance, creativity and working on ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST in this special episode of “Hollywood Unscripted: Stuck at Home”.

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21 - Black Monday: A Stuck at Home Special

Inside Showtime's Black Monday: actor Don Cheadle and show runners David Caspe and Jordan Cahan share the making of of the hit Showtime comedy series, while stuck at home during a global pandemic.

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19 - Airplane! A 40th Anniversary Celebration

Shirley it's time for a laugh: Airplane! celebrates it's 40th anniversary! Robert Hays and David Zucker share their favorite stories of making one of the funniest movies of all-time: Airplane! and the amazing successes and laughs it's brought over the past 40 years. (And don't call us Shirley!)

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Dave Holstein, creator of Showtime series “Kidding” discuss everything BTS (Behind The Scenes), including the journey of the show, it’s incredible cast, and stories from set - including the unique way the script found its way into Jim Carrey's hands.


Jeremy Teicher, the one-man-band director/writer/cinematographer and more of OLYMPIC DREAMS, joins Hollywood Unscripted to discuss his unique opportunity of shooting a film inside Olympic Village during the Olympics

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13 - John Fithian: NATO

Are movie theaters still thriving? John Fithian, President and CEO of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), answers these questions and discusses the growing state of movie theaters today and where theaters will continue to thrive.


Irwin Winkler - prolific producer and director of The Irishman, Rocky and Double Trouble, opens up to discuss everything from his beginnings in the mail room at William Morris to what makes a successful producer to winning his first Oscar, and how he doesn't see retirement anytime in future.


From Clemency: star Alfre Woodard and director Chinonye Chukwu discuss their powerful new drama, the strength involved in creating such an emotional masterpiece, and the preparation and process of developing the characters and story, leaving inspiration for aspiring actors and filmmakers.

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Fresh off the release of Ford v. Ferrari, Tracy Letts, award-winning actor and writer of stage and screen, joins Hollywood Unscripted via phone and opens up about his family life, how it's impacted his career and what it's like creating for film versus theater.


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Actress Geraldine Viswanathan and director Minhal Baig delve into their movie, Hala: a powerful coming of age story that started from the grassroots of Kickstarter and took them all the way to Sundance, and the intimate process of creating a female-led movie.

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Daniel Jones spent 7 years investigating the CIA's report on torture following the September 11th attacks. We sit down for an in-depth conversation with director Scott Z. Burns and producer Jennifer Fox of The Report to see how they turned this intense time of history into a thrilling movie, and what they discovered along the way.


Calling all Marvel fans: an in depth conversation with the filmmakers of the biggest movie of all time - Avengers: Endgame. Guests Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus candidly discuss what it's really like creating in the Marvel universe!

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