Todd chats with his former intern turned Hollywood producer Alfred Gough about going from writing spec scripts to producing Shanghai Noon, Smallville and AMC's Into the Badlands. Also - find out who the studios originally wanted to star in Bad Boys.
On the 30th episode of The Producer's Guide - Todd brings back show favorite Billy Ray for an absolute clinic on silver screen story telling AND Billy talks about his upcoming TV miniseries about James Comey.
Veteran television writer / producer Tim Doyle chats with Todd Garner about the evolution of TV production - using personal stories in scriptwriting - and Tim's work on hit shows like Roseanne, Big Bang Theory, Last Man Standing - and his newest show starting October 16 on ABC - The Kids Are Alright.
For some - Hollywood is one big happy family. Todd chats with Thunder Road Films founder - Basil Iwanyk - about their unique relationship AND how working outside the system helped Basil create hit films like John Wick, Sicario and The Town.
Not every filmmaker can transition from comedy to drama. Paul Weitz talks with Todd about his jump from directing American Pie with his brother Chris - to the creation of Mozart in the Jungle and his latest film - Bel Canto.
Write what you know. Dan Fogelman has made a career adapting personal triumph and tragedy into content for the screen. Dan talks with Todd about how this idea has played into his work as the showrunner for the hit NBC drama This Is Us and his films The Guilt Trip and Life Itelf (in theaters this week)!
Director / Producer / Choreographer extraordinaire - Adam Shankman - joins Todd for a rollercoaster conversation about his career - from dancing with Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson - to choreographing countless films in the 90s - to directing the likes of The Wedding Planner, Bringing Down the House and Hairspray!
United Talent Agency Partner - Jason Heyman - shares how he went from working as a kid in the UTA mailroom in the early 90s to representing the likes of Will Ferrell, Sofia Vergara, Chris Pratt, Ali Wong, Zach Galifianakis AND MANY MORE!
Ten years ago - no one knew how the internet would affect the entertainment industry. That uncertainty led to one of the most disruptive strikes in Hollywood history. Enter Billy Ray (Captain Phillips / Hunger Games screenwriter and 4-time WGA board of directors member / 3-time negotiating committee co-chair for the WGA) to discuss the stories of turmoil, intense negotiations and the strike's lasting effects ten years later.
Todd chats with Jon M. Chu about working on the first all Asian cast film in over 20 years and his personal connection to the film - being discovered by Steven Spielberg - and how long he waited to catch his big break with Step Up 2: The Streets.