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Hollywood Gold
Hollywood Gold
Hollywood Gold

Hollywood Gold is a talk show podcast that pulls back the curtain on the making of some of the industry’s most iconic... more

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BULL DURHAM: Baseball, Shots with Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon’s Tube Dress

Filmmaker Ron Shelton discusses how his experience as a minor league baseball player inspired him to make one of the... more

10 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
THELMA & LOUISE: Callie Khouri’s Feminist Fever Dream and the Movie Ridley Scott Almost Didn’t Direct

Producer and writer Callie Khouri takes us on the journey from script to screen of the beloved film Thelma and... more

03 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
SECRETARY: How Maggie Gyllenhaal's Debut Shocked Sundance

Director Steven Shainberg recalls the making of 2002's SECRETARY, a daring film that centers around a BDSM relationship between a lawyer and his... more

26 Jun 2024 · 54 minutes
HARRIET: How Cynthia Erivo Helped Make a Superhero Origin Story for Harriet Tubman

For the first time on the podcast, host Daniela Taplin Lundberg talks to her right-hand woman Becca Cammarata to discuss... more

19 Jun 2024 · 51 minutes
THE OUTSIDERS: Francis Ford Coppola Gets His Groove Back

S.E. Hinton's classic book The Outsiders has influenced an entire generation of young people, and has inspired artists to create... more

12 Jun 2024 · 39 minutes
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER: How John Travolta Learned to Disco

Producer Kevin McCormick recalls the making of 1977's generation-defining SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Based on a New York Magazine article about working class... more

05 Jun 2024 · 55 minutes
I, TONYA: How Margot Robbie Learned to Skate While Allison Janney Needed an Oxygen Tank

Producer Bryan Unkeless recounts the making of 2017's smash I, TONYA. The script, floating around the industry as a spec,... more

29 May 2024 · 53 minutes
THE PROPOSAL: How Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock’s Surprising Chemistry Reinvigorated the RomCom Genre

Producer Todd Lieberman joins Hollywood Gold to discuss 2009’s romantic comedy classic THE PROPOSAL. Having been a huge fan of... more

22 May 2024 · 49 minutes
Summer Movie Preview Presented by Kalshi

Daniela, Vanessa and Rachel go over what are sure to be some of the biggest movies of the summer including... more

20 May 2024 · 45 minutes
GIRL, INTERRUPTED: How Winona Ryder's Passion Led to Angelina Jolie's Oscar

Producer Cathy Konrad returns to Hollywood Gold to discuss the making of 1999's GIRL, INTERRUPTED. The film's champion from the... more

15 May 2024 · 57 minutes
THE IDEA OF YOU: How Nicholas Galitzine and Anne Hathaway Created a New Kind of Romantic Comedy

Writer/Director/Producer Michael Showalter recounts the journey of this year's romance THE IDEA OF YOU, recently released on Amazon and making... more

08 May 2024 · 41 minutes
CHALLENGERS: How Zendaya, Josh O'Connor, and Mike Faist Make Tennis Sexy in Luca Guadagino's Unabashed Film

[WARNING: This content contains spoilers]When Producer Rachel O'Connor first read the script for CHALLENGERS, she was immediately intrigued. The character... more

01 May 2024 · 51 minutes
FATHER OF THE BRIDE: How Steve Martin and Martin Short's Improv Led to Comedy Gold

When Steve Martin first approached Charles Shyer and Nancy Meyers about rewriting the script for a modern take on the... more

24 Apr 2024 · 33 minutes
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD: How an Oscar Nominated Hit Was Crafted By a Team of Industry Outsiders

Producer Josh Penn recalls leaving the Obama campaign to try his hand at movie producing, and striking gold with 2012's BEASTS OF... more

17 Apr 2024 · 55 minutes
BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE: How Ziggy Marley and the People of Jamaica Blessed the Film

Director Reinaldo Marcus Green recalls the challenges of making a film about the legendary Bob Marley. One of the hardest... more

10 Apr 2024 · 53 minutes
BLADES OF GLORY: How Ben Stiller Passed the Baton to Will Ferrell and Jon Heder Broke His Ankle

Directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon glide us through the making of 2007's hit comedy BLADES OF GLORY. Having made their... more

03 Apr 2024 · 57 minutes
MAJOR LEAGUE: How Producers Didn't Need to Give Away a Car to Get 27,000 People to Fill the Stands

Writer/Director (and Daniela's stepdad) David Ward recounts how he hit a box office home run with 1989's MAJOR LEAGUE. At... more

27 Mar 2024 · 55 minutes
LEGALLY BLONDE: How Reese Witherspoon Learned to Bend & Snap

Writer Kiwi Smith recalls the making of the 2001 classic LEGALLY BLONDE. Fresh off of her first hit 10 THINGS... more

20 Mar 2024 · 56 minutes
Hollywood Gold 2024 Oscars Post Mortem with Riva Marker

In this special edition of Hollywood Gold, we give you a post mortem of all the biggest moments from the... more

15 Mar 2024 · 38 minutes
THE LAST EMPEROR: How a Meeting in a Chinese Restaurant Led to A Film that Won 9 Oscars

Producer Jeremy Thomas remembers the making of 1987's legendary film THE LAST EMPEROR. Jeremy was a young indie producer with... more

13 Mar 2024 · 40 minutes
Hollywood Gold 2024 Oscars Preview Presented by Kalshi

On this week's episode of the Hollywood Gold Podcast sponsored by Kalshi, Daniela, Becca, and Vanessa discuss the 2024 Oscars... more

06 Mar 2024 · 54 minutes
PAST LIVES: How a Match Made in Indie Film Heaven Led to an Oscar Bet Picture Nominee

Producers David Hinojosa and Pamela Koffler discuss the making of last year's powerful film PAST LIVES. From first time feature... more

28 Feb 2024 · 56 minutes
THE HOLDOVERS: How Paul Giamatti's Dad Brought Authenticity to Alexander Payne's Oscar Nominated Film

Writer/producer David Hemingson reflects on the making of 2023's THE HOLDOVERS, which is nominated for 5 Oscars. An established TV... more

21 Feb 2024 · 58 minutes
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING: How the Iconic RomCom Made Sandra Bullock a Star

Producer Jonathan Glickman joins Hollywood Gold again to discuss the making of 1995's classic romantic comedy WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING.... more

14 Feb 2024 · 52 minutes
THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS: How Blake Lively's Accidental First Acting Gig Created the Perfect Ensemble

Producer Debra Martin Chase returns to Hollywood Gold to talk about the making of 2005's THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELLING... more

07 Feb 2024 · 53 minutes
COCAINE BEAR: How Elizabeth Banks Shocked the Industry with the Wild Tale of a Coked Out Bear

Director/Producer Elizabeth Banks, who always impresses us with her vast array of talents, joins Hollywood Gold for a second time... more

31 Jan 2024 · 59 minutes
POOR THINGS: How the Power of Emma Stone Got the Year's Oscar Darling Made

Producers Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe discuss the long and winding road to production for Yorgos Lanthimos' fantastical POOR THINGS,... more

24 Jan 2024 · 42 minutes
THE JOY LUCK CLUB: How a Barrier-Breaking Film Paved the Way for Asian Content in Hollywood

Producer Janet Yang recounts the making of 1993's groundbreaking adaptation of Amy Tan's THE JOY LUCK CLUB. After trailblazing a... more

17 Jan 2024 · 47 minutes
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE'S 20th Anniversary: How a Movie No One Believed In Became a Cult Classic

Producer Sean Covel details the making of 2004's surprise box office smash NAPOLEON DYNAMITE. In contrast to the poppy, feel-good... more

10 Jan 2024 · 58 minutes
THE LITTLE MERMAID: How Lin-Manuel Miranda Helped Modernize a Disney Classic

Editor Wyatt Smith guides us through the making of the most ambitious Disney live action remake to date. Wyatt, fresh... more

20 Dec 2023 · 46 minutes
THE HUNGER GAMES: How Jennifer Lawrence's Untouchable Audition Won Her a Career-Making Role

Producer Nina Jacobson recounts the making of 2012's wildly successful THE HUNGER GAMES, the adaptation of the hit book series... more

13 Dec 2023 · 58 minutes
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA: How Meryl Streep's Unexpected Comedic Turn Made Anna Wintour a Household Name

Producer Wendy Finerman discusses the making of 2006's Oscar-nominated classic THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA. Wendy was confident in the unexpected... more

06 Dec 2023 · 38 minutes
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK: How David O. Russell's Incredible Direction Won Jennifer Lawrence Her First Oscar at 23

Producer Bruce Cohen recounts the making of 2012’s Oscar winning Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell’s brilliant film about a... more

29 Nov 2023 · 51 minutes
ARRIVAL: The Genius of Denis Villeneuve and His First Foray Into Sci-Fi

Producer Dan Levine recalls the making of 2016's iconic ARRIVAL. From the moment he read Ted Chiang's STORY OF YOUR... more

22 Nov 2023 · 51 minutes
DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN: How Madonna Went From Unknown to Superstar While Filming Her Feature Debut

Producer Sarah Pillsbury details the Superstar women both in front of and behind the screen who made1985's iconic film DESPERATELY... more

15 Nov 2023 · 50 minutes
SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE: How Nancy Meyers Turned an Unwanted Romcom Into an Oscar-Nominated Success

Multi-hyphanate writer, director, and producer Nancy Meyers shares how studios initially rejected her idea for a romantic film about an... more

08 Nov 2023 · 50 minutes
AIR: How Michael Jordan Got Viola Davis to Play His Mom

Producers Jason Michael Berman and Jordan Moldo talk about the kismet involved in assembling the perfect team to tell Sonny... more

01 Nov 2023 · 53 minutes
A BEAUTIFUL MIND: How Akiva Goldsman Became an Oscar Winner Thanks to Ron Howard

Writer Akiva Goldsman guides us through the long and winding road to the production of 2001's Best Picture Oscar winner... more

25 Oct 2023 · 55 minutes
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Writer Akiva Goldsman guides us through the long and winding road to the production of 2001's Best Picture Oscar winner A BEAUTIFUL... more