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Russell Peters, "Deported"

Comedian Russell Peters talks about causing trouble and his new highly personal Amazon comedy special, "Deported".


Cynthia Erivo: 'Harriet'

Cynthia Erivo, nominated for best actress and best song for ‘Harriet’, found a way to bring a lot of her own life to the story of slave turned freedom fighter Harriet Tubman.


Arianne Phillips: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Costume design is an integral part of movies, a visual storytelling tool that the most engaged directors recognize. Arianne Phillips is one of those artists. Her wardrobe contributions to ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’, her first collaboration with Quentin Tarantino, brought her a third Oscar nomination. She discusses that new relationship in her career, in all of its uniqueness.


Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx: ‘Just Mercy’

Two generations of African-American talent — Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx — team for ‘Just Mercy’, the story of crusading lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s (Jordan) quest to find justice for wrongly convicted Walter McMillan. The actors bring their own real world experiences to this real-life tragedy. and talk about being inspired by each other.


Ilene Chaiken: ‘The L Word: Generation Q’

‘The L Word: Generation Q’ is not a reboot of the groundbreaking Showtime series on lesbian life in Los Angeles. It’s an evolution, reuniting characters from the original with a new younger group. Creator Ilene Chaiken discusses the changes, including the welcome one of shooting Los Angeles...in LA this time.


Rufus Sewell: "The Man in the High Castle"

Actor Rufus Sewell is best known as a villain, having struck fear in protagonists’ hearts for over twenty years – with a witty and thoughtful acting style. His current role is one of his biggest, and most challenging – the American Nazi of Amazon Studios’ adaptation of “The Man in the High Castle”. And, of course, Sewell got his start in comedy – and he talks about how his beginnings (and comic precision) still play apart in his work.


Ash Carter and Sam Kashner: “Life Isn’t Everything”

Evasive, brilliant, demanding and charming – just being all of those things would consume most of us. But Mike Nichols was an acclaimed performer, writer and finally, director of stage, screen and television, a career spanning from "The Graduate" to "Angels in America". Yet he hid in plain sight, which led writers Ash Carter and Sam Kashner to gather over one hundred of Nichols' friends and colleagues for the Mike Nichols oral history “Life Isn’t Everything” – a compelling and revealing book.


Danny Elfman

He got his start as a member of Oingo Boingo. He has since brought you the music for the “Men in Black” films, “Good Will Hunting”, has been collaborating with Tim Burton since “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” in 1985 and wrote the enduring theme for “The Simpsons”. Now, Oscar nominated film composer Danny Elfman has done a MasterClass – the newest addition to a career that he will discuss.


Noah Baumbach: 'Marriage Story'

The title of writer/director Noah Baumbach’s new film, ‘Marriage Story’ both summarizes its intent and then goes beyond into a genre particular to its creator (who also made ‘The Squid and the Whale’ and then 'The Meyerowitz Stories’): an adult coming of age story, touching on marriage, parenthood and finally, their demands.


Melina Matsoukas: 'Queen & Slim'

In her feature film debut, ‘Queen & Slim’, director Melina Matsoukas has made a road drama that examines African American stereotypes and flipped them on their heads. She folds questions about black culture into a new kind of storytelling.


Todd Snyder

If you spliced the Rock Hudson and the James Dean of the movie 'Giant' together -- two different kinds of all American icons -- you'd get the sensibility that Todd Snyder brings to design, from fashion to watches to furniture to cars. He covers the world -- or will, one day soon.


Scott Z. Burns: 'The Report'

In his feature film directorial debut 'The Report', Scott Z. Burns applies his unique approach to look at the truth behind the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" after 9/11.


Edward Norton: 'Motherless Brooklyn'

Edward Norton, writer, director and star of 'Motherless Brooklyn', discusses the time-traveling and imperatives that attracted him to this private eye story.


Jeff Stanzler: State Power

Jeff Stanzler uses virtual reality for good in his dramatic new project "State Power".


Jeff Garlin: "Jeff Garlin: Our Man in Chicago"

After a tumultuous year, Jeff Garlin is back with a brand new hour of comedy recorded in his hometown Chicago.


Jim Moore

The best style is truly timeless. With his new coffee table book, “Hunks and Heroes: Four Decades of Fashion at GQ”, GQ creative director-at-large Jim Moore has edited together a selection of photos that illustrate the combination of taste, playful and sophistication that elevates Gentleman’s Quarterly above its imitators.


Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski: 'Dolemite Is My Name'

Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski ('The People vs. Larry Flynt', 'Ed Wood') find another pack of outsiders and artists-manque for their new project, 'Dolemite Is My Name'. It's an inside look at how the legendary blaxploitation film 'Dolemite'-- and its creator, Rudy Ray Moore (Eddie Murphy) came to be. The most unlikely origin story ever.


Rupert Goold

Between his film and stage work, director Rupert Goold has often been attracted to material focusing on protagonists caught between the real world and a truth of their own making. This makes him the ideal candidate to bring the life of Judy Garland to the screen. His newest project, the biopic “Judy”, starring Renee Zellweger, artfully weaves between those two states.


Lisa Henson

Lisa Henson, executive producer of the new Netflix series, “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance”, has a unique relationship to the material. She discusses her familial connection to puppetry – her father, Jim Henson, created the Muppets – as well as an affinity for folklore and the rituals of storytelling.


Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg: "The Boys’’

Producing duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg break down the superhero construct in "The Boys"