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Hollywood, The Sequel
Hollywood, The Sequel
Hollywood, The Sequel
The pandemic has stopped Hollywood in its tracks. Production is at a standstill. The financial ecosystem is disrupted. And the industry’s power structure is being challenged by the new and growing social justice movement and its demands for equity, access and representation. So how will Hollywood adapt and evolve? Will it take this opportunity to make transformational change?

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The pandemic has stopped Hollywood in its tracks. Production is at a standstill. The financial ecosystem is disrupted. And the industry’s power structure is being challenged by the new and growing social justice movement and its demands for equity, access and representation. So how will Hollywood adapt and evolve? Will it take this opportunity to make transformational change?

Hollywood, The Sequel is a limited-run podcast series in which veteran film journalist John Horn asks some of the entertainment industry’s most influential artists and executives how Hollywood could and should reinvent itself.

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Episodes
  • Hollywood, The Sequel
    25:24
    Episode 1
    The ACLU lawyers in “The Fight,” Kerry Washington’s new documentary, want justice for all. And so, too, does Washington. The actor and producer says when work begins again, it won't be enough for Hollywood to be not racist. It has to be actively anti-racist if the industry wants to be an agent of change.
  • Hollywood, The Sequel
    20:22
    Episode 2
    20:22
    “Big Checks and Bandaids Won’t Do It” with Ava DuVernay
    Just as advocates for meaningful police reform say you can't simply reassemble broken pieces, Ava DuVernay argues that reform won’t be enough to fix Hollywood. The director of “Selma” and “When They See Us” believes it’ll take drastic change in the executive suites of the networks and studios if Hollywood wants to rid itself of bias.
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  • Hollywood, The Sequel
    24:43
    Episode 3
    24:43
    “First Responder Filmmaking” with Kenya Barris
    With his comedy series “Black-ish” and “#blackAF,” Kenya Barris has never avoided difficult conversations about race. Entertainment, especially comedy, he says, will push those conversations forward, but there need to be many more versions of what Black lives and other underrepresented experiences look like.
  • Hollywood, The Sequel
    24:44
    Episode 4
    24:44
    “Hollywood’s Loss Is Hollywood’s Gain” with Jason Reed
    When work resumes in Hollywood, the business of show business will be very different, from how films are made, to where they’re shown, to what defines a box office hit. “Mulan” Producer Jason Reed is dealing with those challenges now, as he waits for the much-delayed release of his film. But he’s hopeful that some of the changes will lead to lasting solutions to Hollywood’s problems. He’s advocating for better financial support for the freelancers who are the backbone of Hollywood’s gig economy. He’s also calling for changes in the executive suites, so that more diverse voices can “shift the dominant paradigm.”
  • Hollywood, The Sequel
    21:17
    Episode 5
    21:17
    “If we have to resort to shame...” with Gloria Calderon Kellett
    For Hollywood executives trying to fix the industry’s diversity problem, producer and actor Gloria Calderon Kellett has a simple piece of advice: just do it--even if it means you have to work through your own discomfort. The showrunner of “One Day at a Time” points to her own writers’ room and cast as proof that it’s not a “favor” to hire a diverse team--it makes everybody’s storytelling richer and more honest.
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  • Hollywood, The Sequel
    21:17
    Episode 6
    21:17
    “Realistic Optimist/Optimistic Realist” with Lesli Linka Glatter
    While the pandemic rages on, “Homeland” director Lesli Linka Glatter is part of a select group crafting safety protocols designed to allow production to resume. But she’s worried about another danger--that some of the gains made in racial and gender equity will slip away. She’s calling on her peers and the studios to make a firm commitment to hire outside their comfort zones.
  • Hollywood, The Sequel
    22:47
    Episode 7
    22:47
    “Rewriting Hollywood's Story” with Janet Mock
    With the FX series "Pose," writer/director Janet Mock became the first trans woman of color to write and direct a TV episode. The show features more transgender actors in regular roles than any other scripted series. That kind of representation, Mock says, has real power to change attitudes and behavior toward trans people. She also believes that the industry gatekeepers are beginning to realize that she’s able to tell more than one kind of story.
  • Hollywood, The Sequel
    22:13
    Episode 8
    22:13
    Fast, Nimble and Very Big with Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos
    When Netflix began its streaming service in 2008, the movie studios were happy to sell the company their old films and shows. In doing so, they ended up inadvertently creating their biggest rival. As Co-CEO and Chief Content officer Ted Sarandos says, being fast and nimble, and not fearing their bigger competitors, turned out to be Netflix's superpower.
  • Hollywood, The Sequel
    22:59
    Episode 9
    22:59
    Two Comedians Walk into a Pandemic...with Samantha Bee and Ramy Youssef
    Full Frontal’s” Samantha Bee and Ramy Youssef, of Hulu’s “Ramy,” are making us laugh despite the times we’re living in. But in their different ways, each is also trying to be an agent for change in how, and by whom, stories are told on television.
  • Hollywood, The Sequel
    25:37
    Episode 10
    25:37
    2020 Visions For Hollywood’s Future with Glenn Close and Ruth Carter
    Glenn Close is hoping for a new “golden age of storytelling;” costume designer Ruth Carter is hoping for a new Hollywood with a much wider world view. But if there’s one thing they have in common, it’s that they can’t wait to get back to work.
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