John welcomes Kate Hagen to talk about missing movies and the role that video stores play in archiving film history, preserving access to all movies and creating a sense of community. They discuss some of the barriers to films getting digital distribution, from limited music licenses to struggles with chain-of-title when companies fail.
We also discuss what it is to be a script reader, write coverage and clash with a boss’ taste. And we follow up on Moviepass and its legacy.
- Thanks for joining us, Kate Hagen!
- In Search of the Last Great Video Store by Kate Hagen
- The Black List
- Netflix’s DVD service
- Fresh Horses was one of those missing movies.
- The Fall of MoviePass and its reverse stock split
- Kate recommends Ladies & Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains, Mikey and Nicky and FilmStruck to watch classic movies.
- My Life as a Goddess by Guy Branum
- Tees-En-Scène sells shirts that highlight and support female writer/directors.
- The USB drives!
- John August on Twitter
- Craig Mazin on Twitter
- Kate Hagen on Twitter
- John on Instagram
- Find past episodes
- Scriptnotes Digital Seasons are also now available!
- Outro by Luke Davis (send us yours!)
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UPDATE 8-28-18: The transcript of this episode can be found here.