The Film Scene with Illeana Douglas

The Film Scene with Illeana Douglas

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Popcorn Talk Network, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary proudly presents “The Film Scene w/ Illeana Douglas”, a weekly, freewheeling discussion show where industry veteran Illeana Douglas interviews Hollywood’s most important voices in TV and Film, discussing some of Cinema’s most important films, scenes, and shots. Produced by Ryan Nilsen and co-hosted by Jeff Graham, this show is essential listening for serious and casual fans of film!


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Actress Peri Gilpin - The Film Scene w/ Illeana Douglas
Jul 2 • 61 min
Born in Waco, Texas, Peri Gilpin grew up in Dallas, where her family encouraged her acting abilities. After studying at the Dallas Theater Center, she pursued acting at the University of Texas at Austin and then at London’s British-American Academy. She…
The Legacy Of Alan Ladd, Jr w/ Amanda Ladd-Jones & Joe Amodei | The Film Scene w/ Illeana Douglas
Jun 26 • 56 min
Director/Producer Amanda Ladd-Jones is Alan Ladd, Jr.’s youngest daughter from his first marriage. She was born in London, six weeks before her father—Laddie, as he’s known to his friends—moved the entire family back to L.A. to begin his famously…
Writer A. S. Hamrah On The Future Of Cinema | The Film Scene w/ Illeana Douglas
May 29 • 59 min
A. S. Hamrah is the author of The Earth Dies Streaming: Film Writing, 2002-2018 (n+1 Books) and the film critic for The Baffler. He was n+1’s film critic from 2008-2019 and was the editor of their film review supplement. Hamrah also writes for a number of…
Homecoming Creators/Showrunners Micah Bloomberg & Eli Horowitz | The Film Scene w/ Illeana Douglas
May 22 • 55 min
#PopcornTalk #TheFilmScene #Homecoming Our guests got their start in podcasting, with Gimlet Media’s breakthrough podcast Homecoming, which made a national impression when adapted into an Amazon Show of the same name starring Julia Roberts! On today’s…
Hollywood’s Most Famous Family: Mankiewicz Mania w/ Sydney Stern On The Film Scene!
May 14 • 55 min
Stern worked as a reporter for Fortune and Money magazines and as an editor and award-winning columnist for the Scarsdale Inquirer before she started freelance writing. Her column, “Suburban Exposure,” covered politics and contemporary culture as well as…
21st Century Studio Comedy’s w/ Jonathan Goldstein on The Film Scene!
May 8 • 64 min
#PopcornTalk #TheFilmScene #IlleanaDouglas Our guest today, writer/director Jonathan Goldstein, has his hand in some of the greatest studio comedies of the last decade. With writing and/or directing credits on films like VACATION, HORRIBLE BOSSES, and…
Actor/Comedian Hal Sparks - The FIlm Scnee w/ Illeana Douglas
May 1 • 51 min
#PopcornTalk #TheFilmScene #IlleanaDouglas From Hal Himself…I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, raised in Kentucky – a little town called Peaks Mill. Don’t strain your brain, you’ve never heard of it. I lived in the sticks, I was a boy Scout, started taking…
Classic Film Deep Dive with Historian Alan K. Rode The Film Scene w/ Illeana Douglas
Apr 24 • 43 min
#TheFilmScene #IlleanaDouglas #AlanKRode Alan K. Rode’s affinity for classic cinema is part of his DNA. His mother grew up in Hollywood and was an extra in Our Gang comedy shorts and studied acting at Ben Bard Drama. His grandfather was a silent film…
Paul Fishbein Guests on The Film Scene w/ Illeana Douglas
Apr 16 • 77 min
Paul Fishbein, creator of the internationally broadcast AVN Awards Show, sold AVN Media Network in 2010 and formed Plausible Films, an independent production company. Plausible Films is known for the documentary X-Rated: The Greatest Adult Movies of…
Illeana Douglas Career Retrospective, Pt 2 - The Film Scene With Illeana Douglas!
Apr 10 • 47 min
Illeana takes more fan questions and continues to dig into her incredible career! She is a member of the Women Film Critics Circle. For two years, she hosted the podcast Fear(ful)less: Filmmaking From the Edge, a monthly window into the successes,…
What Are You Watching? - The Film Scene With Illeana Douglas!
Apr 3 • 48 min
#PopcornTalk #TheFilmScene She is a member of the Women Film Critics Circle. For two years, she hosted the podcast Fear(ful)less: Filmmaking From the Edge, a monthly window into the successes, failures, and conversations of an independent filmmaker, which…
Christina Lane Jones Guests on The Film Scene w/ Illeana Douglas
Mar 20 • 63 min
#PopcornTalk #TheFilmScene #ChristinaLane Christina Lane is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema and Interactive Media at the University of Miami, where she also directs the Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies. She…
Naomi McDougal Jones Guests on The Film Scene w/ Illeana Douglas
Mar 13 • 75 min
#IlleanaDouglas #TheFilmScene #NaomiMcDougalJones Naomi McDougall Jones is an award-winning actress, writer, producer, and women in film activist. Naomi wrote, produced, and starred in the 2014 indie feature film, Imagine I’m Beautiful, which took home 12…
Brian Koppelman Guests on The Film Scene w/ Illeana Douglas
Feb 28 • 60 min
#PopcornTalk #TheFilmScene #BrianKoppelman Koppelman was born on April 27, 1966 in Roslyn Harbor,[6] New York to a Jewish family, the son of Brenda “Bunny” Koppelman and Charles Koppelman. His father was a producer and media executive. Koppelman holds…
Dee Wallace Guests on The Film Scene w/ Illeana Douglas
Feb 21 • 72 min
#DeeWallace #TheFilmScene #IlleanaDouglas Wallace began her career on television appearing in episodes of The Streets of San Francisco, Starsky and Hutch and Police Woman, before appearing in the box-office horror hit film The Hills Have Eyes (1977). In…
Anna Biller
Feb 14 • 93 min
#TheFilmScene #IlleanaDouglas #AnnaBiller Today we feature groundbreaking feminist writer/director Anna Biller. Biller is an independent American filmmaker who has directed two feature films. Biller consciously explores feminist themes throughout her…
Dennis Christopher
Feb 7 • 102 min
#IlleanaDouglas #DennisChristopher #TheFilmScene Dennis Christopher (born Dennis Carrelli; December 2, 1955) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in Breaking Away (1979), Fade to Black (1980), It (1990), Chariots of Fire (1981), and Django…
Tia Carrere - The Film Scene w/ Illeana Douglas
Jan 31 • 61 min
Today, we’re thrilled to welcome actor Tia Carrera. While attending Sacred Hearts Academy, Tia was discovered in a Waikiki grocery store and landed the female lead in the film Aloha Summer. Although her passion has always been singing (grandmother Rae…
John Carroll Lynch
Jan 24 • 100 min
Today, we’re thrilled to welcome actor and director John Caroll Lynch: He first gained notice for his role as Norm Gunderson in Fargo. He is also known for his television work on the ABC sitcom The Drew Carey Show as the title character’s cross-dressing…
“Dolemite Is My Name” Writers Karaszewski and Alexander - The Film Scene w/ Illeana Douglas
Dec 23, 2019 • 61 min
TBD#PopcornTalk #DolemiteIsMyName #ScottAlexander #LarryKaraszewski Hollywood writing team and industry staples Larry Karaszewski chat with Illeana and Jeff about Dolemite Is My Name, including Eddie’s Murphy’s process, Craig Robinson’s Piano Skills, and…
Alonso Duralde’s Top 5 Christmas Films
Dec 13, 2019 • 84 min
#TheFilmScene #MovieLittleChristmas #AlonsoDuralde Today, we chat with noted film critic Alonso Duralde - the critic expert on Christmas films - and each of us are going to discuss our top 5 Christmas films! More on Alonso: he was the artistic director at…
Matt Oswalt Interview - The Film Scene Illeana Douglas
Dec 6, 2019 • 85 min
#TheFilmScene #MattOswalt #IlleanaDouglas Illeana is joined by special guest Matt Oswalt on today’s episode! Make sure to subscribe to Popcorn Talk! - http://youtube.com/popcorntalknetwork
Jason Clark Interview - The Film Scene Illeana Douglas
Nov 22, 2019 • 86 min
#TheFilmScene #JasonClark #IlleanaDouglas Jason Clark is a producer in the world of live-action and CGI feature films and television programs. He recently served as executive producer on the Jackie Robinson biographical sports film, 42 (2013), released by…
Daniel Waters Guests on The Film Scene w/ Illeana Douglas
Nov 8, 2019 • 72 min
#FilmScene #DanielWaters #IlleanaDouglas LIVE! From the Alex Theater in Glendale, we interview Bela Lugosi Jr, son of the greatest American American horror icon of all time, Bela Lugosi. Enjoy this special show, and Happy Halloween! Popcorn Talk Network,…
SPECIAL: Live Interview w/ Bela Lugosi Jr.
Nov 1, 2019 • 25 min
#PopcornTalk #BelaLuglosi #IlleanaDouglas LIVE! From the Alex Theater in Glendale, we interview Bela Lugosi Jr, son of the greatest American American horror icon of all time, Bela Lugosi. Enjoy this special show, and Happy Halloween! Popcorn Talk Network,…
Ruta Lee on The Film Scene w/ Illeana Douglas
Oct 25, 2019 • 77 min
#PopcornTalk #TheFilmScene #IlleanaDouglas Ruta Lee was born on May 30, 1935 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as Ruta Mary Kilmonis. She is an actress, known for Witness for the Prosecution (1957), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) and Funny Face (1957).…
Moby Guests on The Film Scene w/ Illeana Douglas
Oct 18, 2019 • 91 min
#Moby #TheFilmScene #IlleanaDouglas On this week’s addition to ‘The Film Scene’ Director Moby sits down and talks with Illeana Douglas. Popcorn Talk Network, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary…
BEFORE SUNSET Writer Kim Krizan & The Life of Anaïs Nin - The Film Scene with Illeana Douglas
Oct 11, 2019 • 67 min
#BeforeSunset #TheFilmScene #KimKrizan Kim Krizan’s career began with a close working relationship with acclaimed director Richard Linklater, having appeared in both Slacker and Waking Life. She is co writer on Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, for which…
Writer Paul Sado and Illeana Douglas discuss Cinema’s best “Hollywood” movies - The Film Scene
Oct 8, 2019 • 93 min
Screenwriter and Director Paul Sado was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Queens. He began his career as an actor, appearing on Law And Order and alongside Kevin Hart in his first film Paper Soldiers (Universal). He co-wrote, produced, and starred in the…
Noah Wyle - The Film Scene w/ Illeana Douglas
Oct 4, 2019 • 82 min
#PopcornTalk #TheFilmScene #NoahWyle On this addition of The Film Scene - Star or ER, Falling Skies, and The Librarians - Noah Wyle guests on The Film Scene this week! On this addition of “The Film Scene” Illeana is joined by Pamela Green and her Be…
Pamela Green and Be Natural Documentary - The Film Scene w/ Illeana Douglas
Sep 26, 2019 • 54 min
#IlleanaDouglas #PamelaGreen On this addition of “The Film Scene” Illeana is joined by Pamela Green and her Be Natural Documentary! Popcorn Talk Network, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary proudly…
John Cameron Mitchell and Creating Hedwig - The Film Scene w/ Illeana Douglas
Sep 18, 2019 • 81 min
#JohnCameronMitchell #Hedwig #IlleanaDouglas Johns Cameron Mitchell’s New York stage appearances included Broadway’s Big River, The Secret Garden, Six Degrees of Separation, and Larry Kramer’s The Destiny of Me for which he won an Obie Award. He starred…
Merrin Dungey, Actress – The Film Scene
Sep 17, 2019 • 70 min
TODAY: Merrin Dungey, American actress with a diverse list of film and television roles. Dungey’s career began with small roles in Hollywood films such as Deep Impact, but she quickly made a breakthrough when she was cast in a regular role on the sitcom…
“A Quiet Place” Writers Scott Beck & Bryan Woods | The Film Scene w/ Illeana Douglas
Sep 14, 2019 • 59 min
#FilmScene #ScottBeck #BryanWoods This week on ‘The Film Scene” the writers of “A Quiet Place” Scott Beck and Bryan Woods join Illeana Douglas’ vodcast. The Film Scene features exclusive interviews, discussion, and topical commentary from one of the…
Writer, Producer, Director, Actor & Author, Matthew Weiner - The Film Scene
Jun 5, 2019 • 106 min
For our 100th show, Writer, Producer Matthew Weiner joins Illeana on the podcast. Multiple award nominee and Emmy winner, Matthew is perhaps best known for his work on The Sopranos, Madmen, and The Romanoffs. He and Illeana talk movies, the writing…
Author, Karen Hannsberry In Studio with Illeana Douglas - The Film Scene
May 31, 2019 • 47 min
Karen Hannsberry, best known for her book “Femme Noir: Bad Girls of Film” - joins Illeana Douglas for this week’s I Blame Dennis Hopper. Popcorn Talk Network, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary…
Karina Longworth, Author, Film Critic and Journalist - The Film Scene
May 15, 2019 • 60 min
TODAY: Critic and author Karina Longworth joins Illeana on today’s podcast. A legendary figure in the internet podcast community, Longworth is the creator and host of the Hollywood history podcast “You Must Remember This,” and the author of Seduction:…
Rob Schneider, Actor - The Film Scene
May 8, 2019 • 78 min
TODAY: Rob Schneider, American actor. Schneider best known for his film roles, “Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo,” and “The Hot Chick,” Rob Schneider is on the podcast today with Illeana. He’s starred on TV series, “Men Behaving Badly,” “Rob,” and “Real Rob,”…
Writer/Producer Lee Broda - The Film Scene
May 1, 2019 • 53 min
TODAY: Producer Lee Broda joins Illeana on today’s podcast. Her producing credits include “A Private War,” and “The Kindergarten Teacher.” She’s also a writer, and founder of the creative Middle Eastern women’s group, Women Creating Change. She starts…
Writer/Director Eric Haywood - The Film Scene
Apr 17, 2019 • 62 min
TODAY: Eric Haywood, writer, producer, and director. He’s written shows such as ABC’s Private Practice and Showtime’s Soul Food: The Series, wrote and directed three short films (Nick of Time, Intersection, and Staring at the Sun), each of which screened…
Actress Donna Pescow - The Film Scene
Mar 19, 2019 • 68 min
TODAY: Donna Pescow, American actress with a groundbreaking career spanning 40 years. She began acting in 1977, coming right out with a breakout role in the classic film Saturday Night Fever, as Annette. Following this, she took on a career made up of…
Mark Griffin, Author – The Film Scene
Mar 8, 2019 • 53 min
TODAY: Illeana talks with author, Mark Griffin. His new book, All That Heaven Allows is a biography of Rock Hudson, and has been optioned by Universal. In researching the book, Mark had unprecedented access to personal correspondence, journals, and…
Patrick Fabian, Actor – The Film Scene
Feb 12, 2019 • 60 min
TODAY: Patrick Fabian, American . He’s a working actor for over 20 years who’s jobs have taken him all over the country and the world, playing with everyone from Angela Lansbury to Xena. He is best known for his role on Better Call Saul as Howard Hamlin,…
Mitch Glazer, Producer – The Film Scene
Dec 20, 2018 • 67 min
TODAY: Writer, producer Mitch Glazer is Illeana’s guest. Mitch Glazer is an American producer and writer, with a career spanning 40 years. Glazer began his career as a writer/reporter for rock magazines Rolling Stone and Crawdaddy, before becoming a…
Joely Fisher, Actress – The Film Scene
Dec 13, 2018 • 52 min
Joely Fisher is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her work on television as Paige Clark on the ABC sitcom Ellen as well as Joy Stark in the Fox sitcom ‘Til Death. She is also known for singing on Broadway in the 1990s. Fisher made her…
Mario Cantone Actor, Comedian – The Film Scene
Nov 30, 2018 • 67 min
TODAY: Mario Cantone, American actor and comedian with a fast-paced sense of humor. Cantone’s comedic career began when he was in Junior High, when he did a comedic impression of Julia Child for a talent show. After graduating from Emerson College in…
Kelli Maroney, Actress – The Film Scene
Nov 14, 2018 • 75 min
TODAY: Kelli Maroney, American actress. Maroney’s career began in 1982, with her debut in the 80’s classic comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High. She’s perhaps also best known for her roles in other classic 80s films like Night of the Comet, and the Roger…
Jaime King, Actress – The Film Scene
Nov 7, 2018 • 75 min
TODAY: Jaime King, American actress and model. A successful model, King was discovered at age 14 in 1993 and appeared in Vogue, Mademoiselle and Harper’s Bazaar, among other fashion magazines. From 1998, she moved into acting, taking small film roles. Her…
Joe Dante, Director – The Film Scene
Oct 26, 2018 • 62 min
TODAY: Joe Dante, American director, producer, editor, and actor with a penchant for fantastical stories and comedic elements. Dante started his directorial career collaborating with Allan Arkush on the cult films Hollywood Boulevard and Rock ‘n’ Roll…
Craig Chester, Actor & Writer – The Film Scene
Oct 19, 2018 • 59 min
TODAY: Craig Chester, actor, writer, and friend of Illeana. Chester has been involved in film and television since 1992, beginning with a star role in the film Swoon, his debut performance. Chester would go on to have starring and minor roles in a handful…
Ione Skye, Actress - The Film Scene
Oct 10, 2018 • 59 min
TODAY: Ione Skye Lee, British-born American actress, author, and painter. She made her film debut in the thriller River’s Edge before gaining mainstream exposure for her starring role in Cameron Crowe’s Say Anything. Lee would follow that with a sprawling…
Jeremy Arnold, Film Historian - The Film Scene
Sep 26, 2018 • 47 min
TODAY: Jeremy Arnold, American author and film historian. Arnold grew up in Washington, D.C. and throughout Western Europe, where his father served as a career diplomat. His short film “On the Lake,” produced at Wesleyan University, played in film…
Allan Arkush, Director/Producer – The Film Scene
Sep 18, 2018 • 53 min
TODAY: Allan Arkush, American Emmy winner and multiple nominee, Director and Producer. He’s perhaps best known for his work on “Heroes” and “Crossing Jordan.” Allan has also directed episodes of “Nashville,” “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” “The Good…
Stephanie Allain, Producer – The Film Scene
Aug 28, 2018 • 60 min
TODAY: Stephanie Allain, American producer with a penchant for independent films. Allain, a New Orleans native, moved to Los Angeles and started her career in film in 1985, as a reader for Creative Artists Agency, before moving up the line to being one of…
John Brancato, Screenwriter – The Film Scene
Aug 7, 2018 • 56 min
TODAY: John Brancato, American screenwriter. Brancato began screenwriting in the early 90’s with his partner Michael Ferris, who he would collaborate with from there on. Their earliest works included the not-so-well-known films The Unborn and Into the…
Robert Patrick, Actor – The Film Scene
Jul 17, 2018 • 67 min
TODAY: Robert Patrick is an American actor, perhaps best known for his portrayals of villainouscharacters. He is a Saturn Award winner with four nominations. Patrick dropped out of college when drama class sparked his interest in acting, and entered film…
John Landis, Producer, Director, Actor (Part 2) – The Film Scene
Jun 21, 2018 • 55 min
TODAY: John David Landis, American film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer. He is best known for the comedy films that he has directed such as National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), An American Werewolf in London…
John Landis, Producer, Director, Actor – The Film Scene
Jun 12, 2018 • 43 min
TODAY: John David Landis, American film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer. He is best known for the comedy films that he has directed such as National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), An American Werewolf in London…
Matt Chesse, Producer, Editor – The Film Scene
Jun 5, 2018 • 45 min
TODAY: Matthew “Matt” Chessé (born October 27, 1965), American film editor, producer, and director who is mainly associated with Independent films. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Film Editing for Finding Neverland (2004). Chessé has edited…
Allen Havey, Actor – The Film Scene
May 22, 2018 • 78 min
TODAY: Allen Harvey, American stand-up comic and actor. He started his career as a comedian in New York City in 1981. He made his national debut in 1986 on Late Night with David Letterman and made many appearances on the show throughout the 1980s and…
Alan K. Rode, Producer – The Film Scene
May 15, 2018 • 64 min
TODAY: Alan K. Rode is a writer, historian, actor and producer. A cinematic Renaissance man, he has written acclaimed biographies of legendary director Michael Curtiz and tough guy actor Charles McGraw while creating essays and profiles for a variety of…
Marshall Bell, Actor - The Film Scene
May 1, 2018 • 69 min
TODAY: Marshall Bell, American actor. Bell was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he lived until age 13. His family then moved to Denver, Colorado. Bell attended boarding school at St. Paul’s, Concord, New Hampshire, but was expelled. He then went to the…
Curtis Armstrong, Actor – The Film Scene
Apr 24, 2018 • 79 min
TODAY: Curtis Armstrong, American actor, best known for playing the roles of Booger in the Revenge of the Nerds movies, Herbert Viola on the TV series Moonlighting, Miles Dalby in the film Risky Business, famed record producer Ahmet Ertegün in the film…
Diedrich Bader, Actor – The Film Scene
Apr 17, 2018 • 72 min
TODAY: Karl Diedrich Bader is an American actor, voice actor and comedian best known for appearing in comedies, including the films The Beverly Hillbillies, Office Space, EuroTrip and Napoleon Dynamite and the sitcoms The Drew Carey Show, Veep, Outsourced…
Tom Arnold, Actor – The Film Scene
Apr 10, 2018 • 75 min
TODAY: Thomas Arnold, American actor and comedian. He is best known for starring alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in True Lies, earning a nomination for the MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance, followed by many years of small and large roles in…
Alec Mapa, Actor – The Film Scene
Apr 3, 2018 • 71 min
TODAY: Alejandro “Alec” Mapa, American actor, comedian and writer. He got his first professional break when he was cast to replace B.D. Wong for the role of Song Liling in the Broadway production of M. Butterfly. Mapa would go on to play a handful of…
Phil Rosenthal, Producer – The Film Scene
Mar 27, 2018 • 83 min
TODAY: Philip Rosenthal, American television writer and producer who is best known as the creator, writer, and executive producer for the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005). He also has a new show on Netflix “Somebody Feed Phil,” that premiered on…
Rich Little, Voice Actor – The Film Scene
Mar 20, 2018 • 52 min
TODAY: Richard Caruthers Little, Canadian-American impressionist and voice actor, nicknamed “The Man of a Thousand Voices”. Little’s career began in the early 60’s when he picked up a job as a disc jockey in Ontario. He became known for his voice…
Brad Wyman, Producer – The Film Scene
Mar 13, 2018 • 63 min
TODAY: Brad Hibbs Wyman, American film producer, best known for producing Monster. His first film was the 1987 thriller White of the Eye, followed by several dozen producer credits on films of all genres, including films such as Freeway, Trees Lounge, The…
Griffin Dunne, Actor – The Film Scene
Mar 6, 2018 • 74 min
TODAY: Thomas Griffin Dunne is an American actor, film producer, and film director. Dunne studied acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City. Dunne would go on to have an expansive career acting in, producing, and…
Michael McKean, Actor – The Film Scene
Feb 27, 2018 • 68 min
TODAY: Michael John McKean, American actor, comedian, and musician, known for a variety of roles played since the 1970s. McKean’s first big role was playing annoying neighbor Lenny Kosnowski on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley. Later in his career, he would…
Chris Bergoch, Writer – The Film Scene
Feb 22, 2018 • 60 min
TODAY: Chris Bergoch, American screenwriter and producer. Bergoch began writing in 2012, having written the screenplay for the critically acclaimed independent drama film Starlet. Bergoch continued writing, returning for the also critically acclaimed 2015…
Steven Rogers, Writer – The Film Scene
Feb 15, 2018 • 56 min
TODAY: Steven Rogers, American screenwriter from Seattle, Washington. Rogers began his career in screenwriting with the 1998 film Hope Floats, a drama starring Sandra Bullock. Since then, Rogers has written a handful of feature films including the romance…
Marg Helgenberger, Actress – The Film Scene
Feb 8, 2018 • 87 min
TODAY: Mary Marg Helgenberger, American actress. Helgenberger began her career in the early 1980s and first came to attention for playing the role of Siobhan Ryan on the daytime soap opera Ryan’s Hope from 1982 to 1986. She would go on to star in numerous…
Steven Weber, Actor – The Film Scene
Feb 1, 2018 • 83 min
TODAY: Steven Robert Weber, American actor. Weber began acting in 1984 with his debut role in the romantic comedy The Flamingo Kid. His breakout role came in 1990, when he started playing the main character Brian Hackett in the American sitcom Wings,…
Ed Solomon, Writer – The Film Scene
Jan 25, 2018 • 59 min
TODAY: Edward James “Ed” Solomon (born September 15, 1960), American writer, producer and director. He began his career in college as a joke writer, stand up comedian, and playwright and, while still in college, was a staff writer for Laverne & Shirley —…
Josh Olson, Director, Screen Writer – The Film Scene
Jan 18, 2018 • 74 min
TODAY: Josh Olson, American director and screenwriter. He began his career as a production assistant on the 1987 film adaptation of He-Man, Masters of the Universe. Olson would go on to direct and have production roles in several short films. In 2006, he…
Lois Smith, Actor – The Film Scene
Jan 9, 2018 • 47 min
TODAYL Lois Smith, American actress. Smith was born on November 3, 1930 in Topeka, Kansas, USA as Lois Arlene Humbert. She is an actress, whose film career began in 1955, alongside her equally groundbreaking runs on television and broadway. Through the…
Adam Rifkin, Writer & Director – The Film Scene
Jan 4, 2018 • 74 min
TODAY: Adam Rifkin, American writer/director/producer/actor whose eclectic career ranges from broad family comedies to gritty urban dramas. As a screenwriter, Rifkin has written several family-friendly movies. He wrote Knucklehead for WWE Studios,…
Laraine Newman, Actress – The Film Scene
Dec 14, 2017 • 55 min
TODAY: Laraine Newman is an American comedian, actress, voice artist, and writer who was part of the original cast of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. After graduating from SNL, Newman went on to star in dozens of film and television series, with some of her…
Beverly D’Angelo, Actress – The Film Scene
Dec 7, 2017 • 72 min
TODAY: Beverly Heather D’Angelo (born November 15, 1951), American actress and singer, who starred as Ellen Griswold in the National Lampoon’s Vacation films (1983–2015). She has appeared in over 60 films and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her…
Ed Asner – The Film Scene
Nov 30, 2017 • 111 min
TODAY: Yitzhak Edward Asner (born November 15, 1929) American actor, voice actor and a former president of the Screen Actors Guild. He is primarily known for his role as Lou Grant during the 1970s and early 1980s, on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its…
Beverly Gray, Author – The Film Scene
Nov 16, 2017 • 45 min
TODAY: Beverly Gray, author of Roger Corman: Blood-Sucking Vampires, Flesh-Eating Cockroaches, and Driller Killers and Ron Howard: From Mayberry to the Moon … and Beyond. After earning her PhD in American literature at UCLA, Beverly Gray spent nearly a…
Tom Cross, Film Editor – The Film Scene
Nov 9, 2017 • 76 min
TODAY: Tom Cross, American television and film editor. He began his career in 1997 as an assistant editor, contributing to such diverse projects as We Own the Night (2007), Crazy Heart (2009), The Switch (2010) and the Primetime Emmy Award-winning drama…
Amanda Wyss, Actress – The Film Scene
Nov 2, 2017 • 67 min
TODAY: Amanda Wyss, American film and television actress. She began her career in the early 1980s and first gained notice for her role as Lisa in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). She then rose to international prominence after playing Tina Gray in the…
Jon Cryer, Actor – The Film Scene
Oct 26, 2017 • 81 min
TODAY: Jon Cryer (born April 16, 1965), American actor, screenwriter, television director, and film producer. Born into a show business family, Cryer made his motion picture debut as a teenaged photographer in the 1984 romantic comedy No Small Affair; his…
James Ponsoldt, Director/Actor/Screenwriter – The Film Scene
Oct 12, 2017 • 83 min
TODAY: James Adam Ponsoldt, American film director, actor and screenwriter. Born in Georgia, Ponsoldt started directing in 2003, when he wrote and directed the short films Coming Down the Mountain and Rush Tickets. His feature film career began in 2006,…
Alicia Malone, Film Reporter – The Film Scene
Sep 28, 2017 • 54 min
TODAY: Alicia Malone, Film Reporter. Alicia Malone is a Film Reporter, TV Host, Producer, Writer, Editor, and all around film geek. She developed her taste for film at a young age, spending many a heady Friday night pajama-clad at the video store, picking…
Mary Birdsong, Actress – The Film Scene
Sep 21, 2017 • 61 min
TODAY: Mary Birdsong, American actress. Mary Birdsong was born in Florida and grew up in Long Beach Island, New Jersey, one of five sisters. She played the role of Kai Mitchell opposite George Clooney in the Alexander Payne film The Descendants. She may…
Julie Ann Emery, Actress – The Film Scene
Sep 14, 2017 • 60 min
TODAY: Julie Ann Emery, American actress. Emery began her career with small roles in episodes of various American television series like Dexter and Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles. Julie Ann Emery is now best known for her breakout recurring role…
Dane Cook, Actor/Comedian – The Film Scene
Aug 31, 2017 • 81 min
TODAY: Dane Cook, American actor and comedian with a penchant for storytelling and grabbing laughs. A native of Massachusetts, Cook took up comedy and acting in high school, and became a regular performer in the greater Boston area during the 90’s. In…
Anson Mount, Actor – The Film Scene
Aug 22, 2017 • 68 min
TODAY: Anson Mount, American actor with famed roles in film, TV, and video games. Mount’s career began in the early 2000’s with roles in the drama films Tully and Boiler Room. While gaining a reputation as a dramatic actor, he also had several featured…
Annette O’Toole, Actress – The Film Scene
Aug 15, 2017 • 63 min
TODAY: Annette O’Toole, American actress and star of dozens of film and television shows in a career spanning over 50 years. She originally began with small roles in late 60’s television, and graduated to featured roles in the 70’s, with the most notable…
Randal Kleiser, Director/Producer – The Film Scene
Aug 8, 2017 • 62 min
TODAY: Randal Kleiser, American director, writer, and producer whose films have reached the silver screen and the television. Kleiser began his directorial career making television movies, most notable the film The Boy In the Plastic Bubble, a film where…
Bruce Davison, Actor – The Film Scene
Aug 1, 2017 • 61 min
TODAY: Bruce Davison, American actor with a background in stage and a legacy of film and TV roles across all genres. After making his Broadway debut in 1968, Davison made his film debut with the cult classic horror film Willard, where he played the title…
Remembering John Heard – The Film Scene
Jul 25, 2017 • 12 min
TODAY: Illeana and Tamara take some time to remember John Heard, late American actor and star of dozens upon dozens of beloved and successful American films and shows. Popcorn Talk Network, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion,…
John Heard, Actor – The Film Scene
Jul 18, 2017 • 70 min
TODAY: In his final interview, we feature the late John Heard, American actor with a 40 year long career on stage, film, and television. Heard began his career on stage and quickly moved to film and television, making a name for himself. Heard began on…
Rhea Seehorn, Actress – The Film Scene
Jul 11, 2017 • 70 min
TODAY: Rhea Seehorn, American actress with an extensive career over a 20 year duration. Seehorn began acting in indie films at the end of the 90’s, and started her television career a few years after. She would act in TV shows that each lasted a few…
Michael Tolkin, Filmmaker/Novelist – The Film Scene
Jul 3, 2017 • 70 min
TODAY: Michael Tolkin, American screenwriter, director, and novelist whose career includes self-made adaptations and covers a broad scope of genres. Tolkin’s first project was the novel The Player, released in 1988. The story of a Hollywood exec that…
Allison Anders, Writer/Director – The Film Scene
Jun 27, 2017 • 81 min
TODAY: Allison Anders, American writer and director with a laundry list of acclaimed independent films and several distinguished awards. Anders set off her career with a bang, winning a Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award for a script she penned called Lost…
Kevin Nealon, Actor/Comedian – The Film Scene
Jun 20, 2017 • 60 min
TODAY: Kevin Nealon, American actor and comedian with one of the longest tenures as a cast member of SNL and an extensive career in film and scripted TV. After short stints in a few high school bands, Nealon shifted to comedy during college. He started…
Bob Weide, Screenwriter/Producer/Director – The Film Scene
Jun 13, 2017 • 72 min
TODAY: Bob Weide, American screenwriter, producer, and director, whose career spans from documentary filmmaking to comedy TV screenwriting. His debut documentary film, The Marx Brothers In a Nutshell, received acclaim from PBS viewers and allowed him to…
Titus Welliver, Actor – The Film Scene
Jun 6, 2017 • 95 min
TODAY: Titus Welliver, American actor with a film and TV career spanning close to 30 years. At the beginning of his career, he was primarily a film actor, with roles in Oliver Stone’s The Doors and Lewis Teague’s Navy Seals being some of his earliest…
Dana Gould, Actor/Writer – The Film Scene
Jun 5, 2017 • 85 min
TODAY: Dana Gould, American actor, writer, and comedian with credits on half a dozen major networks. Gould began doing standup at 17, and after leaving UMass Amherst at the end of his first year, he moved to San Francisco to pursue a career in comedy.…
Thora Birch, Actress – The Film Scene
May 23, 2017 • 75 min
TODAY: Thora Birch, American actress with a long career of roles ranging from child acting roles to action movies and voice roles. She achieved fame as a child star, with notable film roles being the romantic comedy All I Want for Christmas, and the…
Cecilia Miniucchi, Director, Producer, Writer – The Film Scene
May 16, 2017 • 53 min
TODAY: Cecilia Miniucchi, director, producer, and writer. Miniucchi’s earliest work was an acting credit in the 1985 Italian crime drama film Camorra (A Story of Streets, Women, and Crime). She would later go on to produce documentaries and films, as well…
Joe Dante, Director, Producer, Editor, Actor – The Film Scene
May 9, 2017 • 77 min
TODAY: Joe Dante, American director, producer, editor, and actor with a penchant for fantastical stories and comedic elements. Dante started his directorial career collaborating with Allan Arkush on the cult films Hollywood Boulevard and Rock ‘n’ Roll…
Jennifer Tilly, Actress – The Film Scene
May 5, 2017 • 78 min
TODAY: Jennifer Tilly, American actress and horror movie icon. Her rise to fame came when she starred as Tiffany Valentine in the Child’s Play series, a role which she has reprised several times. She has also starred in numerous non-horror films. One of…
Fred Willard, Actor – The Film Scene
Apr 25, 2017 • 67 min
TODAY: Fred Willard, American actor and Second City alumn with a sprawling filmography in film and television. In a career spanning over 50 years, Willard has had dozens of lead and supporting roles. He is best known for his recurring roles as a cast…
Rose McGowan, Actress – The Film Scene
Apr 18, 2017 • 54 min
TODAY: Rose McGowan, American actress with a constant presence in film, television, and feminist activism. Though she began her acting career in the early 1990’s, her breakout came when she starred in the 1996 slasher film Scream. She would go on to…
Timothy Omundson, Actor – The Film Scene
Apr 11, 2017 • 56 min
TODAY: Timothy Omundson, American actor with a wide career in both live-action and voice over work. He was best known through his early career for supporting roles in several television series. His most famous from among these included Eli from Xena:…
Frances Fisher, Actress – The Film Scene
Apr 4, 2017 • 64 min
TODAY: Frances Fisher, English actress whose career spans from the Broadway to Hollywood. She began her career starring in off-Broadway productions, and spent much of her younger life touring theaters on the East Coast before breaking out into television…
Eddie Muller, Writer – The Film Scene
Mar 28, 2017 • 68 min
TODAY: Eddie Muller, writer, commentator, and author of several fiction and nonfiction books, with a career spanning over two decades. His first book was released in 1996; titled Grindhouse: The Forbidden World of “Adults Only” Cinema, it traced the…
Heather Matarazzo, Actress – The Film Scene
Mar 21, 2017 • 61 min
TODAY: Heather Matarazzo, American actress with a penchant for playing interesting and diverse roles in film and television. Her film breakout came in 1995 with her starring role in the coming-of-age black comedy Welcome to the Dollhouse, for which her…
Faith Prince, Actress – The Film Scene
Mar 14, 2017 • 55 min
TODAY: Faith Prince, American stage actress and singer with a constant presence in Broadway. Prince began her Broadway career in 1989, with the role of Tessie Tura in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, and made her breakthrough debut in the 1992 revival of Guys…
DB Sweeney, Actor – The Film Scene
Mar 7, 2017 • 76 min
TODAY: DB Sweeney, American actor with a career beginning in the 1980’s. Sweeney’s earliest role was Mike in a made-for-television film called Out of the Darkness, but his breakout came when he starred in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1987 drama Gardens of…
Penelope Ann Miller, Actress – The Film Scene
Feb 28, 2017 • 72 min
TODAY: Penelope Ann Miller, award-winning American film and Broadway actress. She began her career with her Broadway breakout in 1985, starring opposite Matthew Broderick in Biloxi Blues. Her next major role was a Broadway revival of Our Town, for which…
Alfred Molina, Actor – The Film Scene
Feb 21, 2017 • 77 min
TODAY: Alfred Molina, English actor with a staggering career in film and television. His first feature film role was the minor part of Satipo in Raiders of the Lost Ark, before his big break as the lead role in the 1985 film Letter to Brezhnev. Since then…
Peter Bogdanovich, Director/Writer/Actor – The Film Scene
Feb 7, 2017 • 73 min
TODAY: Peter Bogdanovich, American director/writer/actor with a career spanning 53 years and counting. Bogdanovich began his professional career as a film critic, but changed his career path to film director in 1966. His most famous film is the 1971 drama…
Ben Mankiewicz, Host/Reporter – The Film Scene
Feb 2, 2017 • 71 min
TODAY: Ben Mankiewicz, American television host and reporter, and grandson of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz. Mankiewicz began his career as a reporter for WCSC in South Carolina, before becoming an anchor for the Miami-based television show The Times.…
Shirley Knight, Actress – The Film Scene
Jan 24, 2017 • 55 min
TODAY: Shirley Knight, American actress with over 50 film credits and television roles in a career spanning over 50 years. Twice an Academy Award nominee, she had starring roles in several Hollywood in the 1960’s, most notably The Group. In the 1970’s she…
Christopher Noth, Actor – The Film Scene
Jan 17, 2017 • 60 min
TODAY: Christopher Noth, American actor who has starred in dozens of film and television roles. His first well-known role was Mike Logan in the television series Law and Order from 1990-95, followed by another longterm role in HBO’s Sex and the City,…
Daniel Yost, Writer/Director/Producer – The Film Scene
Jan 12, 2017 • 57 min
TODAY: Daniel Yost, Writer, director, and producer. Yost began his film career in 1989 with the crime film Criminal Act, and had several other writer credits throughout. His future projects were rooted in his background of journalism, but still placing…
David Mirkin, Writer/Director – The Film Scene
Jan 3, 2017 • 82 min
TODAY: David Mirkin, American feature film and television writer and director. Originally beginning as an electrical engineer, Mirkin quickly realized that this career path wasn’t for him and began his career as a writer, with early credits on Three’s…
Lesley Ann Warren, Actress/Singer – The Film Scene
Dec 20, 2016 • 66 min
TODAY: Lesley Ann Warren, American actress and singer with a sprawling list of film, television, and stage roles. Warren is best known for Golden Globe award-winning role in the NBC miniseries Harold Robbins’ 79 Park Avenue, as well as roles in Desperate…
Matt Oswalt, Writer/Actor – The Film Scene
Dec 13, 2016 • 68 min
TODAY: Matt Oswalt, writer, actor, and director with a career beginning in the early 2000’s. His first credited writing roles were for the Nickelodeon sketch series All That, writing 13 episodes from 2000-2004, as well as the 2005 All That: 10 Year…
Kliph Nesteroff, Comedian/Author – The Film Scene
Dec 6, 2016 • 68 min
TODAY: Kliph Nesteroff, author and comedian, “The Human Encyclopedia of Comedy”. He is best know for his extraordinary knowledge of show business, and is the author of The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy. For his…
Wayne Federman, Actor/Comedian – The Film Scene
Nov 29, 2016 • 72 min
TODAY: Wayne Federman, American actor and comedian with a legendary stand-up comedy career and a sprawling list of supporting roles in comedy films. Federman rose to fame in the 1970’s New York comedy scene with his one-man standup act, which he would…
Kate Micucci, Actress/Comedian/Musician – The Film Scene
Nov 22, 2016 • 40 min
TODAY: Kate Micucci, American actress, comedian, and musician with dozens of film and television roles, as well as 3 studio albums. Micucci is best known as half of the American musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates with fellow actress and musician Riki…
Dana Delany, Actress/Producer – The Film Scene
Nov 15, 2016 • 66 min
TODAY: Dana Delany, Emmy award-winning American actress and producer with a career spanning almost 40 years. Delaney is best known for her television role as Colleen McMurphy on the ABC television series China Beach, for which she won two Emmy awards. She…
Kevin Pollak, Actor/Comedian – The Film Scene
Nov 8, 2016 • 86 min
TODAY: Kevin Pollak, American actor/comedian with over 80 film roles in feature films and over 30 in television. He is best known for his film roles as Sam Weinberg in the drama film A Few Good Men and a recurring role as Jacob Goldman in Grumpy Old Men…
Ed Begley Jr., Actor/Environmentalist – The Film Scene
Nov 1, 2016 • 73 min
TODAY: Ed Begley Jr., American actor and environmentalist with an almost unprecedented number of credited film and television roles. He is best known for his role as Dr. Victor Ehrlich in the television series St. Elsewhere, as well as being a recurring…
Larry Karaszewski, Writer/Producer – The Film Scene
Oct 25, 2016 • 66 min
TODAY: Emmy and Golden Globe winner, Larry Karaszewski talks about how re-imagining the biopic changed his career; from Ed Wood to Big Eyes to thePeople vs. O.J. Popcorn Talk Network, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion, news,…