A weekly podcast about the entertainment industry
While the moviegoing experience remains a hallmark of our culture, a multitude of devices are changing how individuals access entertainment and watch movies. Listen in to stay on top of the big picture in the film and entertainment industries.
In “Many Screens, Big Picture,” Comscore Sr. Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian talks with the industry’s leading experts to discuss key trends and things to watch for in the landscape of film and entertainment.
# 31: Release the Snyder Cut with Sean O’Connell March 31, 2021
This week host Paul Dergarabedian is joined by Sean O’Connell, the Managing Editor of CinemaBlend and author of Release the Snyder Cut. Listen as Sean shares his take on the Snyder Cut and what inspired him to write a book about it. Then stick around as Sean and Paul discuss how the Snyder Cut has and will continue to impact and influence the film industry.
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# 30: Eric Tabak’s True Hollywood Story March 17, 2021
This week Paul Dergarabedian is joined by Eric Tabak who has over 30 years of expertise and knowledge in the cinema and motion picture industry! Listen as Eric shares how he turned his dream of being an actor into a film career that has spanned across various fields in the industry. Then stick around as Eric and Paul share their predictions for the future of the movie theater experience!
# 29: A Window of Opportunity for Film with Shawn Robbins March 10, 2021
This week host Paul Dergarabedian is joined by Shawn Robbins, the Chief Analyst at Boxoffice PRO with over 15 years of experience in the film industry, as they discuss how theatrical windows are changing and what the future of film release strategies look like. Then stick around as Shawn and Paul share their predictions for the 2021 summer movie season!
# 28: The State of Theatrical Releases with Universal Pictures’ Jim Orr March 3, 2021
This week host Paul Dergarabedian is joined by Jim Orr, the President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution for Universal Pictures, who has been at the forefront of film release innovation during the pandemic. Listen as Paul and Jim discuss the reopening of theaters across the country and what that means for the film industry. Then stick around as Jim shares what he thinks the state of theatrical releases will look like in the year to come.
# 27: Creating Inclusive Cinema with Claudia Puig February 24, 2021
This week host Paul Dergarabedian is joined by Claudia Puig, the president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and a longtime critic on NPR’s Film Week who was recently featured in the Los Angeles Times as one of the 14 film critics making media more inclusive. Listen as Paul and Claudia discuss the state of film festivals and their importance within the film industry. Then stick around as Claudia shares the benefits of diversity initiatives and why diversity in the film industry matters.
# 26: Top 10 Movie Franchises with Sarah Whitten (Part 2) February 17, 2021
Paul is joined once again by Sarah Whitten, an Entertainment Reporter for CNBC, to discuss the top 10 movie franchises of all time based on Comscore’s Global Movie Data. In part 2 of this episode, Paul and Sarah wrap up the countdown with the top 5 movie franchises that have grossed the most money worldwide, including films about a spy, some superheroes, wizards, and more! Listen to see if your favorite franchise made the list and hear how much the highest-grossing franchise on the list has made (so far)!
# 25: Top 10 Movie Franchises with Sarah Whitten (Part 1) February 10, 2021
This week host Paul Dergarabedian is joined again by Sarah Whitten, an Entertainment Reporter for CNBC, to discuss the top 10 movie franchises of all time based on Comscore’s Global Movie Data! In part 1 of this 2 part episode, Paul and Sarah begin the count down from the tenth to the sixth top movie franchises that have grossed the most money worldwide, discussing and defining what exactly counts as a movie franchise along the way. Listen and see if your favorite franchise made the list, then come back next week for part 2 where we reveal the top 5 movie franchises of all time!
# 24: The Fan-Fueled Snyder Cut with Brandon Katz February 3, 2021
This week host Paul Dergarabedian is joined again by Brandon Katz, Senior Entertainment Reporter for Observer covering the film and television industry, this time discussing the much-anticipated release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, often referred to as the “Snyder Cut.” Listen as Brandon explains how fan pressure led to the release of the Snyder Cut and what hurdles it must overcome to succeed. Then stick around as Paul and Brandon analyze how the rules of movie releases are changing as more studios opt for both streaming and theater premieres over the traditional theatrical release.
# 23: Getting Back to the Beatles with Scott Mantz January 20, 2021
Paul Dergarabedian is joined by Scott “Movie” Mantz, a longtime host, correspondent, film critic, 5-time Emmy-nominated producer, and Beatles history buff, to discuss the upcoming Peter Jackson Beatles documentary, The Beatles: Get Back. Join Scott as he gives a brief history of the Beatles leading up to their 1970 film, Let It Be, followed by their breakup in anticipation of the new film featuring restored, never-before-seen footage of the Beatles during the recording sessions for their album “Let It Be.” Then stick around for Scott’s favorite Beatles songs and see if yours made the list!
# 22: Video Game Voiceover and Beyond with Andi Gibson January 13, 2021
Paul Dergarabedian is joined by Andi Gibson, a voiceover artist best known for her work on Guitar Hero and as Impa in Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Join Andi as she recounts her beginnings in showbiz at the age of 2 in Fleetwood Mac’s Gyspy music video and all the noteworthy jobs she’s had since. Then stick around to hear how she’s built a successful voiceover career and continues to collaborate and create during a time where being together isn’t always possible.
# 21: The Magnificence of Living Your Illusion with Joel Alexander Van der Molen December 23, 2020
Paul Dergarabedian is joined by Joel Alexander Van der Molen, a multi-award-winning English actor and filmmaker, best known for telling his own life story in the documentary films, The Magnificence of You and Living My Illusion on Amazon Prime. Join Joel as he recounts “killing” his acting dream to find success and what he’s learned while in front of the camera as an unexpected character: himself. Plus, stick around to hear about his latest work What the Fact, providing a very current look at the conversations happening in many households around the world in 2020.
# 20: Solving the Composing Puzzle with David Stal December 16, 2020
Paul Dergarabedian is joined by David Stal, an award-winning composer who recently contributed to the music for Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit.” David gives Paul a musical education as he shares how he manages to use his limitless palate to paint sonic pictures that fit within the boundaries of a film, breaking down the different needs of narrative and documentary projects.
# 19: Writing for the Page and Screen with B.Y. Randall December 9, 2020
Host Paul Dergarabedian is joined by B.Y. Randall, a journalist, editor, and screenwriter whose first novel, Fishing With Dynamite, has recently been published! Listen in as Paul and B.Y. Randall discuss his inspiration for his novel, the difference between writing a screenplay and a novel, and the importance of pursuing your creative ambitions even if they are outside of your comfort zone.
# 18: The Rise of Filmmaking in Georgia with Fall Line Entertainment December 2, 2020
Host Paul Dergarabedian is joined by Crystal Trawick, LaMont Shedrick, and Bryan Jeffries who make up the Executive Leadership Team at Fall Line Entertainment, a film production, distribution, and marketing company located in Columbus, GA. Listen as the Fall Line Entertainment team shares how the company and team came to be, the FLE philosophy, and what projects to expect from them in the future!
# 17: The Dawning of a New Superhero Day with Donovan Russo November 18, 2020
Paul Dergarabedian is joined by Donovan Russo, a screenwriter and journalist whose first novel “Steven’s War” serves as a love letter to the comic book industry while providing more LGBTQ+ representation within the genre. Hear how Donovan developed the story for his novel, the potential for a future film, and how he gained a following as a journalist. Don’t forget to stick around for the bonus round where he reveals his favorite superhero, superhero movie, and what film he’s looking forward to most in 2021!
# 16: The Triumphant Triumvirate of Cardinal Trio Pictures November 11, 2020
Paul is joined by the Cardinal Trio Pictures team made up of John C. Hall, Chasen Parker, and Nick Scherma. Listen as they share how their team was formed and the difficulties they’ve overcome while starting a company during a pandemic. Plus, hear how their different backgrounds and specialties in the entertainment industry work so well together and what upcoming projects you can expect from them!
# 15: A Drive-in Dive Into Little Black Lie with Todd Theman and Tricia Grashaw November 9, 2020
Paul is sitting down with independent filmmakers Todd Theman and Tricia Grashaw to discuss the increased success of drive-in movie theaters during the pandemic using Comscore’s exclusive drive-in data. Make sure you check out their film “Little Black Lie” coming to the Van Nuys drive-in on Friday, November 13.
# 14: The Best Movie Endings with Jason Guerrasio November 4, 2020
There’s nothing quite like a movie with a great ending. This week Paul is joined by award-winning senior entertainment reporter at Insider, Jason Guerrasio. Listen in as they break down Jason’s list of the 33 best movie endings and discuss what makes certain movie endings so effective. Jason, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
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# 13: Driven to Love Car Movies with Aimee Shackelford October 29, 2020
Paul is joined by Aimee Shackelford who comes from a family that bleeds motor oil. Her great uncles, the Famighetti Brothers, built sprint midget race cars in Los Angeles in the 1930s - 1960s. Her latest company is GearOne Agency, a full-blown marketing agency specializing in automotive. Now she’s sitting down with Paul to talk about their favorite car movies and the power that these movies and their subject matter have to bring people together.
# 12: A Conservation Conversation with Nature Photographer Ben Hicks October 22, 2020
This week Paul is joined by nature photographer Ben Hicks who has journeyed across the Americas and ventured to exotic locales spanning the globe to compose a profoundly diverse collection of fine-art photography that truly captures the majestic beauty of the natural world. Listen as Ben shares how his love of nature became a love for photography that blossomed into the important work he does today to foster an appreciation for nature and raise environmental awareness, specifically in regards to sea turtle conservation.
# 11: Traversing the Film Industry with Booze Traveler’s Jack Maxwell October 14, 2020
This week host Paul Dergarabedian is joined by Jack Maxwell, a professional actor, adventurer, and host of Booze Traveler on the Travel Channel. Maxwell takes us through the process of getting both Booze Traveler and his acting career off the ground, plus the lessons he’s learned about the industry along the way. Then stick around for the bonus round where Maxwell reveals his favorite films and what makes a movie so great!
# 10: Spend Some Time with The Great Katzby, Brandon Katz October 7, 2020
This week host Paul Dergarabedian speaks with Brandon Katz, Senior Entertainment Reporter for Observer covering the film and television industry. In his role, he tracks the latest trending news, major moves by Hollywood’s power players, and everything from blockbuster cinema and prestige Oscar bait to the streaming wars and exclusive scoops. Hear how Brandon has made a career for himself as a “proud couch potato” then stick around for the bonus round where Brandon reveals his favorite films and his definition of a perfect movie!
# 9: Falling for Film with Sarah Whitten September 30, 2020
In the first episode Many Screens, Big Picture Paul speaks with CNBC Entertainment Reporter Sarah Whitten about the current state of the entertainment industry and where we go from here. Plus, some insight into finding a job in the industry and whether a degree or practical experience is more helpful. Then stick around for some bonus questions where Sarah reveals her love for D&D, how her cat made an impression on Russell Crowe, and her favorite film of all time!
# 8: Enter the magical, musical world of entertainment with Adam Weissler June 18, 2020
On this edition, Adam talks to Paul about what it’s like to be a award winning producer, talent booker and how his innate love of music has influenced and informed his amazing career in broadcast journalism.
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# 7: Christy Lemire on the fabled life of a film critic May 28, 2020
Christy Lemire is a longtime film critic whose work appears at RogerEbert.com. She co-hosts the podcast Breakfast All Day, appears on radio on KPCC FilmWeek and KCRW Press Play in Southern California and is a correspondent for "The SoCal Scene" on Spectrum News 1.
Paul and Christy delve into her circuitous path to becoming a film critic, the importance of great career mentors, the brilliance of Roger Ebert & how beer with Chris Evans, Tequila with Johnny Knoxville & tea with Charlie Hunnam are just another day on the job.
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# 6: Everybody Loves Carl Gilliard! May 22, 2020
Longtime friends Carl & Paul discuss Carl’s amazing career journey from his early days discovering the brilliance of Jack Lemmon on the big screen to his love of the Matt Helm films, his “Inception” as the go-to guy in movie trailers, his latest web-series “Two Degrees” and how being a bass player informs his creativity.
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# 5: It’s “Movie Night” with Max Friend May 21, 2020
Paul and Max discuss Filmbot’s recently launched Movie Night online platform that hosts one-night-only screenings of new exciting films, where movie fans can choose which theater they want to receive the proceeds of their purchase, make a donation, and ask questions during a filmmaker Q&A following each screening. Joinmovienight.com
# 4: Getting to Know “Movie Mantz” Scott Mantz May 12, 2020
On this episode, Paul asks Scott Mantz “Movie Mantz” about the ins and outs of being a movie critic, his “Star Trek” inspired career path, interviewing David Crosby & Cameron Crowe, his well-known love of the movie “La La Land” and why he may very well be the most passionate movie fan in the business.
# 3: The State of the Movie Theater in the Age of COVID-19 with John Fithian May 5, 2020
John and Paul discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the movie theater industry, filmmaker support for the big screen experience and what the future holds for cinemas around the globe and why 2021 could be the biggest year ever at the box office.
# 2: Inside the Exciting World of Film Distribution with Chris Aronson May 1, 2020
Paul & Chris discuss Chris’ career journey, we learn the intricacies of buying and booking film back in the days when Chris had to haul around massive film cans in the trunk of his Datsun B-210, his role in the creation of Rentrak Theatrical, his top CinemaCon moments and finally, Mr. Aronson gives us his pick for the best Martini spot on the planet.
# 1: A Look at Independent Filmmaking with David DuBos April 17, 2020
David DuBos is an award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter living and working in New Orleans. David and Paul riff on the realities of the independent film world, the ups and downs of pursuing passion projects and reveal how David’s favorite director has influenced the naming of his favorite canine.