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Drew Turney
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Word mercenary in technology, film, science and books.
Word mercenary in technology, film, science and books.

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Lindsay Collins, producer of Finding Dory
What took you so long to do a sequel to Finding Nemo ? I would blame Andrew first. Let's be honest, it's his fault. How much did Ellen DeGeneres lobby to make a sequel? Publicly she would do it on her show about once a month. Was it nerve wracking to come b...
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Charles Roven shepherds DC Comics to the screen
How do you bring an entire universe to screen? Are you the Warner Bros version of Kevin Fiege? It's a team of us. The team is obviously Debbie [Snyder], Zack, myself, Jeff Johns and the Warner Bros creative guys, Greg Silverman, John Burke. The interesting...
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When producers direct
We all know stories of actors who move into directing and producing, and some of them do great at it. Not as common are stories of producers who move in the other direction, into creative roles in directing or acting. It happens (see Matthew Vaughan), but f...
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What does it take to be a visionary?
Here's a question I can't quite figure out the answer to. Think of the people we consider visionary today. They come from technology (Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg), film (James Cameron, George Lucas Steven Spielberg), science (Einstein, Edison or ...
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Another former chief goes rogue
Well, it's not news that Amy Pascal walked/was jettisoned from the chiefdom of Sony Pictures in the wake of the hacking scandal that rocked the company to its core late last year. But she's also following a rite of passage shared by many former studio heads...
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On why the orgasm is the emblematic state of the human condition
The human being is a very unique combination of hardware and software, enmeshed to work in tandem at the minutest level (probably cellular), and I don't think anything illustrates that as perfectly as the orgasm. To begin with, it's an unmistakably physical...
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Producer Emma Thomas
We don't want to suggest that a producer's job is ever easy but when you're working on a Chris Nolan film you must have incredible resources behind you in both financial and human terms. How does that change the job? Well, it's interesting because when it c...
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How do you produce a movie when you're married to the biggest star in the world?
You'd think life couldn't be easier for producer Susan Downey (wife of Robert Downey Jr) when she wants to get a film greenlit for the new shingle she shares with her megastar husband – Team Downey. But as she explains, there are just as many battles when y...
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