Today on the podcast Mike Medavoy Part 2 – Mike and I talk about him getting started United Artists, how after his bosses told him hurry up and green-light a movie, the first thing he thought of was a book Kirk Douglas gave him years ago called One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest. We also discuss what it’s like making a movie with Sam Peckinpah, how producers simultaneously brought him Martin Scorsese’s next film New York New York and a script by some unknown actor called Rocky, how UA made them both and how the results of those two movies were not what anyone thought they would be. And we discuss his trip to the Philippines where he asked Francis Coppola when he was going to finish his film Apocalypse Now and Francis responded “Never”. All that and more on The New Hollywood Podcast.
For episode 3 of The New Hollywood Podcast, Brian sits down with former actress and current American Horror Story writer/producer Jennifer Salt. Jennifer discusses her parents – writer Waldo Salt and actress Mary Davenport, working with directors John Schlesinger, Robert Altman, Brian De Palma and Woody Allen as well as living with her best friend Margo Kidder in that famous house on Nicholas Canyon beach.