A Documentary Podcast About Overlooked Movie History

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Nov. 6, 2019

A Not So New Hope

Patrick Read Johnson first wrapped on his autobiographical film 5-25-77 back in 2004. The title refers to the day Star Wars was released and how it changed his life. In the years since then he's be working to get the …

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Oct. 23, 2019

How To Slice A Sicilian

Director Michael Cimino has a complicated history. As Oscar and Razzie winner who only made seven films, Cimino frequently found himself struggling with producers to get his vision out. When the producers of The Sicilian felt his version was too …

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Oct. 9, 2019

The Rebellion of Jamaa Fanaka

Jamaa Fanaka was the most prolific college filmmaker of all time. Once he left college he found Hollywood to not be so inclusive. He decided to fight the industry with a series of lawsuits that would ultimately cost him his …

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Sept. 25, 2019

He Really Was That Masked Man

On paper it was a great idea. Bringing the iconic character of The Lone Ranger to the silver screen should have brought with it good feelings of classic television, Americana, and just plain ole nostalgia. However, when producers decided to …

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Sept. 11, 2019

No Mr. Bond, I Expect You In Court

The James Bond series has been going for over 50 years. In that time the MI:6 agent has fought many villains. However, for many fans of the series, 007's greatest villain might have been off screen. Producer Kevin McClory helped …

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Aug. 28, 2019

The (Almost, But Not Quite) Return of Billy Jack

In the 1970's actor Tom Laughlin helped change the industry with his advertising and distribution ideas for his Billy Jack series. In the 1980's he planned a comeback movie and another potential industry game changer, this time for home video. …

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Aug. 14, 2019

The Dino De Laurentiis Million Dollar Giveaway

Robertino Yanzanny was just a teenager in Puerto Rico when he fell in love with the movies and developed an admiration for super producer Dino De Laurentiis.De Laurentiis left a huge impression in The Industry. Big successes and big flops …

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July 31, 2019

The Great Gleason Pivot

Jackie Gleason is an entertainment legend. He's one guy who truly did it all. Movies, Broadway, conducted his own orchestra (!), and most of all television. He was The Great One, after all. That doesn't mean the guy didn't make …

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May 9, 2019

Season Two Trailer

A new season of The Industry is coming this summer, with more lesser known stories of Hollywood history. Check out season one at http://theindustrypodcast.com.

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Nov. 26, 2018

The Ballad of Coy and Vance

The Dukes of Hazzard was a top ten show heading into its fifth season. That's when a report came out revealing just how much the show had earned in merchandising. And that's when the stars of that show realized how …

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Oct. 29, 2018

Staring at the Sunn

Aliens, mountain men, and Jesus were the stars of the day for Sunn Classic Pictures. Throughout the 1970s, Sunn Classic proved to be a highly successful independent movie studio, cranking out pseudo-documentaries and G rated nature themed movies like it …

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Sept. 30, 2018

Mr. Dugan Doesn't Go To Washington

Mister Dugan had the potential to be a hit show. It was a topical series about a recently elected idealistic black congressman who has to contend with his less than helpful staff. Norman Lear was producing, Cleavon Little was the …

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Aug. 27, 2018

Bonus Episode: Waiting For Hoffman

In this bonus episode we take a look at how in the 1980s Cannon Films signed a major star to the biggest deal in entertainment history and still didn't get the movie made. LaBrava was to be an adaptation of …

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July 23, 2018

The Legend of Supertrain

The fall season for NBC in the 1978-79 season was a disaster. It was such a wreck that virtually of their fall debuts were gone by the time January rolled around. However, hope was on the horizon. For the last …

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July 16, 2018

Cliff Robertson Will Not Be Silenced

In 1977 actor Cliff Robertson received a notice in the mail saying he owed taxes a $10,000 payment he received from Columbia Pictures. The only problem was he hadn't worked for Columbia Pictures in the previous year. What followed uncovered …

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July 9, 2018

Winter Kills

Director William Richert had a dream set up for his first feature film. It was based on a new popular novel from the author of The Manchurian Candidate, he had a hot leading leading man in Jeff Bridges, and he …

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July 2, 2018

Sorcerer

After earning massive success in the early 1970's with the movies The French Connection and The Exorcist, William Friedkin could call his own shots. For his next movie he decided on a remake of the 1953 French thriller The Wages …

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June 27, 2018

Lambada vs The Forbidden Dance

When Menahem Golan left Cannon Films for 21st Century Pictures, he brought with him a grudge that would propel both companies into direct competition over the Brazilian dance craze, the lambada. From this sprang a crazy race to the theaters …

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June 22, 2018

The Rural Purge

The Rural Purge is legend of television history. A landmark time and a watershed moment when TV decided to leave behind the down home fun and wholesomeness of shows like Mayberry RFD, Green Aces, and The Beverly Hillbillies for urban …

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June 20, 2018

The Industry Trailer

Introducing a new podcast telling stories of Hollywood history.

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