Ira Deutchman

Summer Digest: Future of Media

Amanda and Alex catch up and think big in this supersized podcast. We pull out key themes that emerged in the Future of Digital Media Businesses talks and Alex's interviews with theater executives. Amanda hints at some new preliminary thinking and uses Alex's insights from the theater industry to reimagine a future for film. 

Industry Interview: A Conversation with an Independent Film Producer

Amanda and Alex host Ira Deutchman in the studio to talk about how the independent film business has changed, and remained the same, over his forty years in the business. Ira reveals what he thinks are the most important parts of training filmmakers, what irks him about discussions of the recent "golden age" of television, and misunderstandings of independent film.