The Producer's Guide: Todd Garner & Hollywood's Elite

The Producer's Guide: Todd Garner & Hollywood's Elite

By PodcastOne

Todd knows movies. For 30 years, the Hollywood veteran has overseen 170 films (and counting) - including XXX, Anger Management, 13 Going on 30, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Black Hawk Down, Punch Drunk Love, Con Air, and Hellboy. Join Todd as he shares tips and stories on the movie business and chats it up with A-list industry pals.


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06/05/231m 9s

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom / The Pursuit of Happyness producer: Todd Black!

With Warner Bros. shaking up the distribution model, veteran Producer Todd Black talks about studios and streamers, the future of the movie business, his early days in Hollywood, his relationships with Will Smith and Denzel Washington, the making of Antwone Fisher, The Pursuit of Happyness and The Equalizer franchise!
08/12/201h 21m

Hustle & Flow producer: Stephanie Allain

The kingmaker Stephanie Allain shares her journey from her early days as a script reader - to discovering John Singleton and Robert Rodriguez - to producing such hits as Hustle and Flow and Dear White People - to bringing diversity to the production of the Academy Awards!
01/12/201h 5m

Christopher Robin producer: Kristin Burr!

Todd catches up with fellow Disney alumn - and head of Burr! Productions - Kristin Burr about working on movies at Disney in the 90’s - how her love of musicals affected her taste later in life - and her current work on Netflix's Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey and 2021's Cruella!
24/11/201h 10m

Adam DeVine!

Workaholics star / co-creator ADAM DeVINE shares how getting hit by a cement truck affected his career trajectory - why Comedy Central thought he was big timing them - what he sung at his audition for PITCH PERFECT - AND MUCH MORE!
17/11/201h 4m

A Day in the Life On Set During COVID!

How do you make a movie during a pandemic? Todd Garner walks us through a day in the life on set of his upcoming film VACATION FRIENDS with JOHN CENA - MEREDITH HAGNER - and LIL REL HOWERY!
13/11/2045m 51s

John Cena: From the Ring to the Silver Screen

You can't see him. But you can hear him! WWE Superstar JOHN CENA gets candid with Todd on the set of their film VACATION FRIENDS! John shares how growing up in West Newbury, Massachusetts affected his early wrestling career - his ability to pivot as a live performer - and how that impacted him as a screen actor in both action films and comedies!
11/11/201h 17m

Eli Roth: Horror, Comedy & Jazz!

Todd goes a mile a minute with horror film mastermind ELI ROTH as they chat about Eli's love of 80's sex comedies - filming in the jungles of Chile - and which Disney film served as the inspiration for Hostel! Don't miss History of Horror - Saturdays on AMC! And stay tuned for Eli's adaptation of BORDERLANDS with Cate Blanchett!
27/10/201h 15m

UTA CEO: Jeremy Zimmer!

CEO of one of the “big four” agencies - JEREMY ZIMMER joins Todd to talk about how Hollywood is approaching packaging - expanding divisions across multiple platforms - adapting to new trends and technologies - and what content and distribution might look like post-pandemic!
20/10/2055m 49s

Bert Kreischer: Real Big Swings

"The Machine" BERT KREISCHER joins Todd to talk about halting his comedy tour for the COVID outbreak - his relationships with Joe Rogan, Bill Burr and Tom Segura - Bert's creative method and the nature of comedy - AND Bert & Todd's new NETFLIX show - THE CABIN!
13/10/201h 13m

King Bach!

Internet sensation turned movie star ANDREW BACHELOR shares the science of how he navigated from making shorts for YouTube, connecting with his fans on social media - to a huge career on the big and small screen! 

AFTER producer: Jennifer Gibgot!

Jennifer Gibgot shares how she blended her love of movies, writing, and dance into a lucrative career; from working with her brother Adam Shankman on the STEP UP series - to developing THE LAST SONG with Nicholas Sparks - to bringing the world of Anna Todd's AFTER to big screens all around the world!
29/09/2050m 21s

Bones / Enchanted producer: Barry Josephson!

From his early days in music management - to honing his producing chops under Joel Silver - BARRY JOSEPHSON shares how he found a way to develop hit movies and TV shows like BAD BOYS - BONES - and ENCHANTED!
22/09/201h 3m

The Wedding Ringer producer: Jeremy Garelick!

What makes a great pitch? Jeremy Garelick and I chat about his time working with Joel Schumacher - writing THE BREAK UP for Vince Vaughn -  finding an abandoned high school to create his company AMERICAN HIGH - and producing THE BINGE now on HULU!
15/09/201h 5m

The One and Only Ivan producer: Brigham Taylor!

From mission trips to couch surfing in LA to producing blockbuster Disney hits - BRIGHAM TAYLOR reminisces with Todd about his time working on Remember the Titans - Miracle - Pirates of the Caribbean - and The Jungle Book!
08/09/201h 20m

Jerry O'Connell!

Stand By Me / Jerry Maguire star JERRY O'CONNELL shares his experiences working with the likes of Tom Cruise, Rob Reiner, Cameron Crowe... and Todd Garner on the set of Tomcats!
03/09/201h 9m

The Goldbergs producer: Doug Robinson!

From his time as an agent to running Adam Sandler's highly successful TV operation, DOUG ROBINSON shares how he came to produce the hit TV shows RULES OF ENGAGEMENT and THE GOLDBERGS... all while not injuring Adam Sandler on the basketball court! 
31/08/201h 6m

Playing the Odds with Jennifer Todd!

From Austin Powers to Memento to Alice in Wonderland to The Oscars - Head of Jennifer Todd Pictures, JENNIFER TODD, shares how she and her sister Suzanne found and developed a huge variety of hit films over the last 20 years!!
24/08/201h 4m

Ted Lasso EP: Bill Lawrence!

SCRUBS creator BILL LAWRENCE talks about his nine seasons running the show - as well as his new Apple TV+ series with Jason Sudeikis - TED LASSO!
20/08/201h 5m

Tim Story & The Rules of Filmmaking!

From his early days as a member of Ice-T's Rhyme Syndicate, TIM STORY began developing ground rules for making movies. He joins Todd to share how shooting music videos lead to and impacted his work directing hit films like Barbershop - Taxi - Fantastic Four - Think Like A Man - Ride Along - and his upcoming adaption of Tom and Jerry!
17/08/201h 33m

Pulp Fiction producer: Stacey Sher!

Über Producer STACEY SHER tells how she went from a sports broadcasting major to working at Jersey Films, developing relatioships with Quentin Tarantino, Danny DeVito, & Steven Soderbergh - and her role in the discovery and production of PULP FICTION!
10/08/201h 13m

Timothy Busfield & Melissa Gilbert!

Hollywood power couple TIMOTHY BUSFIELD (Thirtysomething) & MELISSA GILBERT (Little House on the Prairie) discuss their acclaimed careers as actors - directors - producers - and the making of their film GUEST ARTIST with Jeff Daniels!
04/08/201h 13m

Twilight / Love Simon/ Hate You Give producer: Wyck Godfrey!

Veteran film / TV producer / Executive WYCK GODFREY talks about founding Temple Hill Entertainment - serving as President of Production at Paramount - streaming vs theater audiences - and creating film adaptations of The Fault in Our Stars and the Twilight & Maze Runner franchises!
31/07/201h 36m

Palm Springs producer: Becky Sloviter!

PEN15 producer BECKY SLOVITER talks about her time as a White House intern, an agent, an executive and producing the hit 2020 sci-fi rom-com PALM SPRINGS!
27/07/201h 5m

Nick Styne: The Power of Social Media

Super-agent turned super-manager NICK STYNE shares how he discovers emerging talent - working with the likes of CAMERON DIAZ, NOAH CENTINEO, and TAYLOR SWIFT - and the evolution and impact of social media on the entertainment industry!
20/07/201h 9m

Mrs. America's Dahvi Waller, Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck!

MRS AMERICA showrunner Dahvi Waller and directors Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck talk about Phyllis Schlafly and the creation of their acclaimed FX miniseries - as well as their past work on MAD MEN and CAPTAIN MARVEL!
10/07/201h 11m

David & Christina Arquette!

David & Christina share how they met on an 80s boat party - how a heart attack respawned David's wrestling career - and the creation of their film 12 Hour Shift and doucmentary You Cannot Kill David Arquette!!!
06/07/2057m 49s

Little Fires Everywhere Showrunner: Liz Tigelaar!

From her early days on Dawson's Creek - to becoming a prominent TV writer / producer - LIZ TIGELAAR talks about the importance of diversity in the writer's room - avoiding tropes - examining prejudice - and how she came to oversee the Hulu miniseries Little Fires Everywhere with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington!
29/06/201h 1m

The Morning Show showrunner: Kerry Ehrin!

The Wonder Years. Friday Night Lights. Bates Motel. KERRY EHRIN has worked on some of the best shows on television. And on this episode, she chats with Todd about the development of her newest project - the Apple TV+ series THE MORNING SHOW with Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell!
25/06/2058m 54s

Episode 100 with Chris Bender!

In his 100th episode - Todd chats with CHRIS BENDER about the development of MULAN - how the COVID pandemic has affected the release date - and how movie theaters can be more creative going forward!
22/06/201h 7m

The Great Creator / Showrunner: Tony McNamara!

TONY McNAMARA talks about his time with the Sydney Theatre Company - Australian comedy - how zeitgeist affects writing - and the creation of the Hulu miniseries THE GREAT with Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult!

MGM Motion Picture Group President: Pam Abdy!

From an internship - to becoming a producer - then an executive - then back again... and then again - PAM ABDY shares BTS stories of her early days at Jersey Films, the making of Garden State and Queen & Slim, and how MGM Studios is being re-started during a pandemic! 
16/06/201h 3m

Artists First CEO: Peter Principato!

Is comedy dead? Peter Principato shares how he's managing comedic talent during quarantine as well as his experiences working with the William Morris Agency and Lorne Michaels!
08/06/201h 15m

Amma Asante: The Universal is in the Details

Belle / Handmaid's Tale / Mrs America writer / director AMMA ASANTE joins Todd to discuss racism - making movies with social impact - and how to facilitate change as filmmakers.
01/06/201h 15m

Indie Film Giant: Cassian Elwes!

CASSIAN ELWES returns to talk partying in Cannes - promoting female directors - and the future of indie movies beyond quarantine.
28/05/201h 12m

Vertigo Entertainment Founder: Roy Lee!

Roy Lee shares how his early curiosity with intellectual property landed him the rights to produce The Ring - The Departed - The Lego Movie - It - and much more!
25/05/2051m 0s

Keeping The Faith with DeVon Franklin!

BREAKTHROUGH producer / best-selling author DeVON FRANKLIN chats with Todd about the cultural importance of content - as well as managing fear - finding self-value - and staying motivated during quarantine.
21/05/201h 3m

Ascendant Entertainment Founder: Rob Friedman!

Former Lionsgate Co-Chairman ROB FRIEDMAN talks about his time at Warner Bros & Paramount - overseeing production of TITANIC - making movies for international audiences - and creating his newest company ASCENDANT ENTERTAINMENT!
18/05/2053m 0s

TheInSneider: Jeff Sneider

Entertainment reporter / Schmoedown Legend JEFF SNEIDER chats with Todd about the recent history of the Hollywood trades - what it means to be a "fanboy critic" - and just what Christopher Nolan is thinking with the upcoming release of TENET!
14/05/2059m 0s

Beau Flynn & Silent Discos!

Beau Flynn returns to talk about his upcoming films with DWAYNE "THE ROCK" JOHNSON including RED NOTICE, JUNGLE CRUISE & DC's BLACK ADAM - how movies are being mixed / edited during quarantine - AND Todd gets fired up over how to save movie theaters!!
11/05/201h 9m

MCU Producer Charles Newirth!

Marvel executive producer CHARLES NEWIRTH shares stories of working with Ridley Scott on Black Hawk Down - Robert Zemeckis on Forrest Gump - and how the pandemic shut down production of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in Australia!
07/05/201h 4m

Bryn Mooser: Premium Non-Fiction

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker BRYN MOOSER talks about his time making documentaries in the Peace Corps - co-foundning RYOT Media - starting his new company XTR - the blurring of fiction and non-fiction content - how documentary storytelling might change post-COVID - and his work on You Cannot Kill David Arquette!
04/05/201h 5m

Con Air Writer Scott Rosenberg!

Todd chats with his pal SCOTT ROSENBERG about their time together working on CON AIR as well as Scott's work on Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead - Beautiful Girls - Jumanji - Venom - and Tales from the Crypt!
30/04/201h 35m

Silicon Valley Producer Clay Tarver

From indie rocker to TV showrunner - CLAY TARVER shares his journey from playing in rock bands to writing with JJ ABRAMS to producing SILICON VALLEY to working with Todd on their upcoming film VACATION FRIENDS... to having it delayed due to the COVID pandemic!
28/04/2059m 0s

Don't Let Me Get Me with Warren Zide

Todd has a heart to heart with WARREN ZIDE (American Pie / Final Destination producer) about the struggle with depression that lead Warren to contemplate suicide in 2001 - what got him out of it - and how that journey ultimately prepared him to help his teenage transgender daughter cope with similar issues. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or learn more at 
23/04/2056m 0s

Dave Producer Marty Bowen!

Temple Hill Entertainment co-founder MARTY BOWEN shares his personal bout with COVID-19 - how his company has adjusted during quarantine - and working with SCOOTER BRAUN & LIL DICKY to create the FXX series DAVE!
21/04/2054m 41s

Feeding The Dragon with Chris Fenton

Todd talks to China Expert, Media Executive, & Film Producer (Blockers, Chappaquiddick) CHRIS FENTON as pre-orders launch for his highly-anticipated book, and UTA readies a package for its film and television adaptation.
16/04/201h 20m

UTA Partner Jason Heyman!

United Talent Agency Partner JASON HEYMAN shares how the pandemic has affected the agency, their clients and the business as a whole.
14/04/201h 1m

Neal Moritz: The Eternal Optimist

Fast & Furious / I Am Legend producer NEAL MORITZ talks about film development and post production during quarantine AND debates Todd about shrinking the windows for film distribution.
10/04/2055m 0s

Jeff Lowell: Writers Write!

Todd talks TV production with Two and a Half Men / The Ranch producer JEFF LOWELL! They break down the role of a showrunner - how stories are created in the writer's room - and share how the COVID outbreak disrupted production of their upcoming NETFLIX project THE CREW!
08/04/2057m 0s

Bert Kreischer: Real Big Swings

"The Machine" BERT KREISCHER joins Todd to talk about halting his comedy tour for the COVID outbreak - his relationships with Joe Rogan, Bill Burr and Tom Segura - Bert's creative method and the nature of comedy - AND Bert & Todd tease their upcoming NETFLIX project together! Check out Bert's new special HEY BIG BOY - now on NETFLIX!
03/04/201h 13m

Ben Fritz: The Future of Distribution

Will movie theaters ever be the same? The Wall Street Journal's BEN FRITZ chats with Todd about the future of film distribution in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
31/03/2044m 0s

Basil Iwanyk: Everybody's in the Same Boat

Todd chats with Basil Iwanyk (John Wick / The Town / Sicario producer) about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected production of his upcoming films and what to expect from creators and consumers in the aftermath.
27/03/201h 2m

Hollywood in the Time of Corona

He's back!! Todd checks in to share how the COVID-19 pandemic has rocked the film industry and how we can exepct Hollywood to react in the months ahead!!
23/03/2022m 0s

Embracing Fear with Chris Bender

In his final episode - Todd brings on his pal and head of Good Fear Management CHRIS BENDER to talk about the daily fears of producing movies in Hollywood and how to overcome them.
26/09/191h 11m

"Magic Time" with Hawk Koch!

From Chinatown and Rosemary's Baby - to comedies like Heaven Can Wait and Wayne's World - to serving as the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - HAWK KOCH shares his incredible decades long journey growing up in movie business and chats about his new book Magic Time: My Life in Hollywood! Get theater tickets at the best prices with TODAY TIX! Go to and use promo code "GUIDE" to get $10 off your first purchase.
19/09/191h 12m

PG Panel: Gina Matthews, Andrew Trapani, Mark Fasano, Chris Goldberg, Ryan Lewis & Mark Korshak!

In his first panel episode - Todd talks about the daily hustle of being a producer with with Gina Matthews (What Women Want / 13 Going on 30) - Andrew Trapani (Winchester) - Mark Fasano (John Wick) - Chris Goldberg (White Boy Rick) - Ryan Lewis (Netflix's Naked) - and Mark Korshak (Off The Dock VP)! Don't miss the fantasy drama series CARNIVAL ROW starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne - NOW on Amazon Prime Video!
12/09/191h 52m

A Quiet Place Producer: Brad Fuller

Platinum Dunes co-owner BRAD FULLER goes beat by beat on the production / release of A QUIET PLACE and talks about his relationships with John Krasinski, Jason Blum and Michael Bay and his work on THE PURGE and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE! Don't miss the fantasy drama series CARNIVAL ROW starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne - NOW on Amazon Prime Video!
05/09/191h 17m

Maleficent / Alice in Wonderland Producer: Joe Roth

Revolution Studios Founder and Todd's mentor / former Disney boss JOE ROTH shares how greenlighting / marketing / home video have changed in the last 30 years as well as his work on Home Alone - Armageddon - The Waterboy - My Cousin Vinny - and 2020's Dolittle! Don't miss the fantasy drama series CARNIVAL ROW starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne - August 30th only on Amazon Prime Video!
29/08/191h 10m

Picturestart Founder/CEO: Erik Feig

Erik Feig talks about his time at Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment - his work on La La Land, the Twilight saga, Step Up and I Know What You Did Last Summer - AND how he defied the odds by creating a successful movie studio from scratch! Don't miss the fantasy drama series CARNIVAL ROW starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne - August 30th only on Amazon Prime Video!
22/08/191h 30m

Picking Your Moments with Chris Lebenzon

Renowned Hollywood editor CHRIS LEBENZON talks about his work on Ed Wood, Sweeney Todd, Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State, and Top Gun - AND shares what it's like in the editing room with the likes of Tim Burton, Tony Scott and Jerry Bruckheimer. Need a new car? Try TrueCar! 
15/08/191h 4m

Films in Focus with Kevin Goetz

Every movie SHOULD make money. Head of Screen Engine ASI - KEVIN GOETZ - shares the hard metrics of what makes a successful movie - the impact of streaming content - and how films like Green Book and The Hangover defied focus groups.
08/08/191h 30m

At Home with Giada De Laurentiis

From a shy Italian girl to a powerhouse TV personality - Food Network star GIADA DE LAURENTIIS chats with Todd about coming from Hollywood royalty to paving her own path in culinary and television world!

Scriptnotes Host: John August!

Todd chats with distinguished Hollywood screenwriter JOHN AUGUST (Aladdin / Big Fish / Go) about the collaborative process between writers and producers of taking stories from paper to the silver screen. Need a new car? Use TrueCar! 
25/07/191h 18m

Kaley Cuoco & Sarah Schechter!

Bing Bang Theory star KALEY CUOCO makes her podcast debut with her friend and Head of Berlanti Productions SARAH SCHECTER! They discuss Sarah's time at Warner Bros - Kaley's transition from acting into producing with her company Yes, Norman Productions - and how more women writers and directors can be working in Hollywood.
18/07/191h 15m

The Handmaid's Tale Showrunner: Bruce Miller

BRUCE MILLER shares how his early fondness for Margaret Atwood and his experience writing for ER led to Hulu picking him to be the showrunner and executive producer of The Handmaid's Tale.
11/07/191h 19m

Village Roadshow CEO: Steve Mosko

DR. STEVE MOSKO talks about his time running global TV at SONY - his involvement with shows like Breaking Bad - The Shield - Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee - Wheel of Fortune - Jeopardy... and why he just couldn't stay retired.
04/07/191h 19m

Tobias Queisser: Movies & Numbers

What's the risk involved in making a movie? Do you need a star? Summer or Christmas release? Got superheroes?? Cinelytic Co-founder / CEO TOBIAS QUEISSER shares how his company is impacting the film industry through historical data analysis. PLUS - Todd interviews Megan Cloherty and Jack Moore - hosts of the hit true crime podcast 22 HOURS: AN AMERICAN NIGHTMARE!
27/06/191h 21m

Stage 29 President/CEO: Jay McGraw!

Head of Stage 29 Productions - JAY McGRAW - talks about his early work with OPRAH and his dad (DR PHIL) - creating and syndicating THE DOCTORS - developing scripted TV shows like BULL on CBS - AND MUCH MORE!
20/06/191h 5m

Phoenix Pictures Chairman/CEO: Mike Medavoy

Film giant - MIKE MEDAVOY - talks about his time at United Artists, Orion & TriStar - his work on Young Frankenstein, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Robocop & Apocalypse Now - and how the movie industry has evolved over the last 50 years.
13/06/1954m 0s

Punch Me Again with Zane Lamprey!

Zane Lamprey (Host of THREE SHEETS, DRINKING MADE EASY and now FOUR SHEETS on DrinkTV) talks about his work with Merv Griffin and Mark Cuban - traveling the world - doing drunken stand-up - leading marches in the streets of LA and New York - AND MUCH MORE! And make sure to check out ZANE's WORLD on PodcastOne!
12/06/191h 13m

Diane Warren: Music & Cinema

Songwriting legend - DIANE WARREN - chats with Todd about their work together and creating smash hit songs for Up Close and Personal - Con Air - Armageddon - Coyote Ugly - Pearl Harbor - and her latest song for LATE NIGHT with Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling!
06/06/191h 15m

Alien / The Warriors Filmmaker: Walter Hill

Todd meets one of his heroes as film legend WALTER HILL shares incredible insights and stories from his work as writer/director/producer on ALIEN - THE WARRIORS - 48 HOURS - THE LONG RIDERS - and his recent spoken word album - THE COWBOY ILIAD.
30/05/1959m 0s

The Matrix / Transformers Producer: Lorenzo di Bonaventura

Veteran blockbuster producer - LORENZO di BONAVENTURA - shares insights he learned making FALLING DOWN and TRAINING DAY - and goes in depth on the development of THE MATRIX and TRANSFORMERS franchises!
23/05/191h 18m

Catch-22 Producer: Richard Brown

From discovering Massive Attack and The Cranberries to getting Matthew McConaughey on board for True Detective - Richard Brown shares his journey from the music industry to pioneering the world of streaming content to George Clooney almost dying while filming CATCH-22 (THIS WEEK ON HULU)!
16/05/191h 12m

Adam Carolla

From comedy traffic school to teaching Jimmy Kimmel how to box - Adam Carolla shares how he went from being a carpenter in North Hollywood to an LA radio personality to one of the biggest comedians and podcasters on the planet.
09/05/191h 5m

LIVE with Anna Faris!

In his first live podcast - Todd chats with Hollywood heavyweight and star of Mom on CBS - ANNA FARIS - about finding her comedic voice in the SCARY MOVIE franchise - developing and starring in THE HOUSE BUNNY - and her massive success in the podcast world!
02/05/191h 8m

Avengers: Endgame Director - Joe Russo!

As AVENGERS: ENDGAME hits theaters this week - Todd chats with co-director JOE RUSSO about how his work on ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT and COMMUNITY propelled him into the MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE!
25/04/1958m 0s

Michael Ryan & The State of Indie Filmmaking

Are indie films dead? Legendary independent producer Micheal Ryan (GFM Films Partner / IFTA Chairperson) gives a clinic on going outside of the system to get your movie made!
18/04/1949m 0s

Us / Happy Death Day 2U Producer - Jason Blum!

Blumhouse Productions founder & CEO - Jason Blum - chats with Todd Garner about discovering Paranormal Activity, why good horror and Sundance films are more similar than you think, working for Harvey Weinstein in the 90s AND MUCH MORE!
11/04/191h 14m

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Producer - Basil Iwanyk!

For some - Hollywood is one big happy family. Todd chats with Thunder Road Films founder - Basil Iwanyk - about their unique relationship AND how working outside the system helped Basil create hit films like John Wick, Sicario and The Town!
04/04/191h 19m

Getting A Movie Made: How it took Todd 14 years to make Playing With Fire

Live from the set of his film PLAYING WITH FIRE - Todd Garner tells the 14 year story of how the movie got made. From the creation and countless revisions of the script - to the politics surrounding family comedies - getting JOHN CENA on board - and how the film is marketed - Todd runs down the ENTIRE movie making process!!!
28/03/191h 1m

Reefer Madness Director - Andy Fickman!

Todd chats with director Andy Fickman on the set of their upcoming film - Playing With Fire! Andy talks about pivoting from stoner sex comedies to family films - working for Gene Wilder and Bette Midler - and his coveted time as a Texas Renaissance Fair court jester!
21/03/191h 35m

Celebrating Women in Hollywood!

To celebrate WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH - we're highlighting Todd's interviews with some of the most talented women in Hollywood: REBEL WILSON - ISLA FISHER - and Hunger Games producer NINA JACOBSON!
14/03/191h 40m

WarnerMedia Entertainment Chairman - Bob Greenblatt

Newly appointed Chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment - Bob Greenblatt - chats with Todd about developing ground breaking content as a producer / executive at Fox, HBO, Showtime and NBC.
07/03/191h 21m

Dallas Buyers Club Producer: Cassian Elwes!

Independent film giant - Cassian Elwes - shares how he went from driving mobile homes in Central America to transforming the William Morris Agency - selling Sling Blade to Harvey Weinstein - and working on hit films like Margin Call, Mudbound, Dallas Buyers Club and Monster's Ball.
28/02/191h 17m

Hollywood Reporter Editor-At-Large: Kim Masters

She's the writer that scooped the world. Editor-at-large of the Hollywood Reporter and host of KCRW's The Business - Kim Masters - joins Todd to talk about her coverage over the years of David Puttnam, Michael Eisner, & Harvey Weinstein - AND how Netflix and the Me Too movement have affected the Hollywood landscape.
21/02/191h 13m

MGM Pictures President - Jonathan Glickman

Studio executive and Todd's long time friend - Jon Glickman - talks about overseeing the production divisions of Caravan, Spyglass & MGM - and producing diverse films like the Rush Hour franchise, While You Were Sleeping and The Jerky Boys!
14/02/191h 27m

DeVon Franklin: Faith & Diversity in Hollywood

Believe it or not - Hollywood is a faith based business. Producer / preacher / best-selling author DeVon Franklin shares how faith and service led him to the creation of hit films like Heaven is For Real - The Star - and Miracles from Heaven. Todd and DeVon go in depth about the state of diversity in Hollywood AND Todd shares his own personal story about Will Smith!
07/02/191h 19m

Barry Katz & Industry Standards

A life of comedy can be hard to manage. Host of the Industry Standard podcast - Barry Katz - shares with Todd Garner how he went from being a comedy booker in Boston to managing the likes of Bill Burr, Wanda Sykes & Dane Cook - AND what Barry told Dave Chappelle the first time they met.
31/01/191h 3m

Evolution of TV, Part Two: Bob Greenblatt & Creating Content

Fox. HBO. Showtime. NBC. Bob Greenblatt has left his mark on all of them. Todd Garner chats with Bob about creating ground breaking content and the evolution of story telling in the entertainment industry.
24/01/191h 20m

Evolution of TV, Part One: Ted Chervin & Making Deals

TV is not TV anymore. ICM co-managing director - Ted Chervin - chats with Todd Garner about the history of syndication - the relationship between networks, studios, and agencies - and how TV has evolved into a multi-media platform.
17/01/191h 13m

Rampage / Skyscraper Producer - Beau Flynn

From Requiem for a Dream to Bubble Boy - Beau Flynn has run the gamut in Hollywood. Beau sits down with Todd Garner to talk about his career, gaining the trust of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and the countless movies they've made together including Rampage, Skyscraper, Baywatch, San Andreas and the upcoming Disney film - Jungle Cruise!
10/01/191h 22m

Kevin James

Star of King of Queens and the Paul Blart franchise - Kevin James chats with Todd Garner about the movies they've made together over the last ten years - Kevin's early days doing stand-up with the likes of Joe Rogan and Adam Sandler - and how failing an SNL audition led to a nine year stint on his own prime time CBS sit-com!
03/01/191h 12m

Adam Sandler, Shay Mitchell & Jeff Probst!

As we look back on 2018 - we highlight three of Todd Garner's biggest interviews: Survivor's Jeff Probst - Pretty Little Liars' Shay Mitchell - and Hollywood heavyweight Adam Sandler!
27/12/181h 12m

The Purge / Get Out Producer - Jason Blum

Blumhouse Productions founder & CEO - Jason Blum - chats with Todd Garner about discovering Paranormal Activity, why good horror and Sundance films are more similar than you think, working for Harvey Weinstein in the 90s AND MUCH MORE!
20/12/181h 15m

Hunger Games Producer - Nina Jacobson

Sometimes adversity forges great friendships. Color Force Studios founder and CEO - Nina Jacobson - chats with Todd about their ups and downs together as former Disney executives - creating her own production company - and producing Pose, Crazy Rich Asians, The Assassination of Gianni Versace and the Hunger Games franchise.
13/12/181h 7m

Avengers: Endgame Director - Joe Russo

Deconstruction is a unique form of story-telling. Joe Russo shares with Todd Garner how this concept served him in the opening of his new L.A. restaurant, Simone - the hit sit-coms Arrested Development and Community - and the Marvel blockbusters Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War...and the highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame!
06/12/1859m 0s

Ed Helms: Hollywood Hangovers

Who says there's no nice guys in Hollywood? Todd Garner chats with actor / comedian / producer Ed Helms about his time in film school and Upright Citizen's Brigade, managing to shoot The Office and The Hangover simultaneously AND Ed & Todd share their experiences working together on the set of TAG!
29/11/181h 2m

Scott Steindorff: Failure & Resilience

On this Thanksgiving edition of The Producer's Guide - Todd Garner chats with his friend and veteran filmmaker Scott Steindorff about the reality of failure in Hollywood. Todd and Scott talk about their troubles working on Gigli and Jane Got A Gun (respectively) and the resilience needed as an entrepreneur in the movie business.
22/11/1859m 0s

Instant Family Writer / Director - Sean Anders

In Hollywood - everyone's career is weird. Sean Anders shares how frozen food entrees sparked his film making career and the insights he learned working on Sex Drive, Hot Tub Time Machine, the Daddy's Home franchise - and his latest film - Instant Family. ALSO - Todd reveals his favorite Sandler film!
15/11/181h 14m

Seth Green Means Go!

From child acting to portraying the biggest TV and film zeitgeist characters of a generation to creating one of the most successful shows in Adult Swim history...Seth Green chats with Todd about his career, getting involved with NASA and writing / directing / starring in his upcoming film - Changeland!
08/11/181h 8m

Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein

Actor / TV personality Ricki Lake and Producer / Director Abby Epstein talk about their powerful new documentary WEED THE PEOPLE - how Ricki's experience with water birth sparked their first doc THE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN - and their process of creating and selling documentaries. 
01/11/181h 13m

OLD SCHOOL with The Fast and the Furious Director - Rob Cohen

Veteran filmmaker Rob Cohen chats with Todd about his early days studying anthropology at Harvard, being the first Hollywood agent to ever read the Sting, his relationships with Yul Brynner and Berry Gordy, and directing the first installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise.
25/10/181h 16m

NEW SCHOOL with Tag Director - Jeff Tomsic

Rookie director Jeff Tomsic talks with Todd about how he went from studying film and computer science in Iowa to wrangling star studded talent and losing 35 pounds on the set of Tag.
25/10/181h 27m

Billy Ray, Part Two: The Art of Storytelling

On the 30th episode of The Producer's Guide - Todd brings back show favorite Billy Ray for an absolute clinic on silver screen story telling AND Billy talks about his upcoming TV miniseries about James Comey.
18/10/181h 13m

The Kids Are Alright Creator - Tim Doyle

Veteran television writer / producer Tim Doyle chats with Todd Garner about the evolution of TV production - using personal stories in scriptwriting - and Tim's work on hit shows like Roseanne, Big Bang Theory, Last Man Standing - and his newest show starting October 16 on ABC - The Kids Are Alright.
11/10/181h 5m

John Wick Producer - Basil Iwanyk

For some - Hollywood is one big happy family. Todd chats with Thunder Road Films founder - Basil Iwanyk - about their unique relationship AND how working outside the system helped Basil create hit films like John Wick, Sicario and The Town.
04/10/181h 18m

Mozart in the Jungle Creator - Paul Weitz

Not every filmmaker can transition from comedy to drama. Paul Weitz talks with Todd about his jump from directing American Pie with his brother Chris - to the creation of Mozart in the Jungle and his latest film - Bel Canto.
27/09/181h 3m

This Is Us Creator - Dan Fogelman

Write what you know. Dan Fogelman has made a career adapting personal triumph and tragedy into content for the screen. Dan talks with Todd about how this idea has played into his work as the showrunner for the hit NBC drama This Is Us and his films The Guilt Trip and Life Itelf (in theaters this week)!
20/09/181h 5m

Jeff Probst

Survivor host and executive producer - Jeff Probst - chats with Todd Garner about the creation, evolution and chaos of one of the most successful reality shows in TV history!
13/09/181h 11m

Hairspray Director - Adam Shankman

Director / Producer / Choreographer extraordinaire - Adam Shankman - joins Todd for a rollercoaster conversation about his career - from dancing with Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson - to choreographing countless films in the 90s - to directing the likes of The Wedding Planner, Bringing Down the House and Hairspray!
06/09/181h 22m

Jason Heyman & The Making of a Super Agent

United Talent Agency Partner - Jason Heyman - shares how he went from working as a kid in the UTA mailroom in the early 90s to representing the likes of Will Ferrell, Sofia Vergara, Chris Pratt, Ali Wong, Zach Galifianakis AND MANY MORE!
30/08/181h 13m

Billy Ray & The 2008 Writer's Strike

Ten years ago - no one knew how the internet would affect the entertainment industry. That uncertainty led to one of the most disruptive strikes in Hollywood history. Enter Billy Ray (Captain Phillips / Hunger Games screenwriter and 4-time WGA board of directors member / 3-time negotiating committee co-chair for the WGA) to discuss the stories of turmoil, intense negotiations and the strike’s lasting effects ten years later.
23/08/181h 20m

Crazy Rich Asians Director - Jon M. Chu

Todd chats with Jon M. Chu about working on the first all Asian cast film in over 20 years and his personal connection to the film - being discovered by Steven Spielberg - and how long he waited to catch his big break with Step Up 2: The Streets.
16/08/181h 20m

Shay Mitchell: Pretty Little Liars & Beyond

Pretty Little Liars star - Shay Mitchell - sits down with Todd Garner for a clinic on creating content for social media. Shay talks about the role PLL played in getting her on social media, creating an authentic brand, her YouTube travel series - Shaycation! - and the upcoming horror film she and Todd worked on together! Go to GETQUIP.COM/PRODUCERS to get your first re fill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush. 
09/08/181h 1m

J. Todd Harris & The Business of Theater

Todd Garner chats with his buddy and head of Branded Pictures Entertainment - J Todd Harris - about stage production and his work on the musical versions of Heathers, Doctor Zhivago and American Psycho. Get 15 percent off your first pair of underwear and FREE shipping when you go to  Go to GETQUIP.COM/PRODUCERS to get your first re fill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.
02/08/181h 4m

Krista Smith & The Modern Movie Star

In the modern age of streaming content - what does it mean to be a movie star? Does it require talent and authenticity? Or is content even still reliant on star power? Todd digs into these questions and more with the executive west coast editor of Vanity Fair - Krista Smith! Get 15 percent off your first pair of underwear and FREE shipping when you go to  Go to GETQUIP.COM/PRODUCERS to get your first re fill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.
26/07/1850m 0s

John C McGinley: Confessions of a Thespian Mind

From Broadway to the big screen to his televsion roles on Scrubs and Stan Against Evil - John C McGinley has mastered it all. Just ask him. Don't miss his conversation with Todd Garner on this edition of The Producer's Guide! Get 15 percent off your first pair of underwear and FREE shipping when you go to  Go to GETQUIP.COM/PRODUCERS to get your first re fill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.
19/07/181h 23m

Captain Phillips Producer - Michael De Luca

The Oscar nominated producer behind Captain Phillips, The Social Network, Moneyball and The 50 Shades Franchise - Mike Deluca - sits down with his buddy Todd Garner to talk about the troubles and triumphs of his career. Get 15 percent OFF your first pair of underwear and FREE shipping when you go to  Go to GETQUIP.COM/PRODUCERS right now to get you r first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush!
12/07/181h 9m

Eli Roth: Horror, Comedy & Jazz

Todd goes a mile a minute with horror film mastermind - Eli Roth - as they chat about Eli's love of 80's sex comedies, filming in the jungles of Chile, which Disney film served as the inspiration for Hostel and their upcoming film collaboration - Haunt!
05/07/181h 23m

Fast & Furious Producer - Neal Moritz

Veteran Hollywood producer - Neal Moritz - talks about his early days making movies, his massive success with the Fast and Furious franchise and the role Roger Corman played in it!
28/06/181h 2m

Jim Rash: Sketch Comedy to Oscar Gold

Actor / writer / producer Jim Rash shares his journey from the Groundlings to Community to winning an Oscar for The Descendants to his latest film Bernard and Huey. ALSO - Todd shares a valuable lesson he learned on the set of Zookeeper!
21/06/181h 7m

Live from the American Film Institute!

Todd chats with the Dean of the AFI Conservatory and Oscar nominated producer, Richard Gladstein, in front of a live audience about Todd’s career and latest film, TAG, starring Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Hannibal Buress, Jake Johnson and former guest Isla Fisher! To receive your first month of treatment for free - go to 
14/06/1859m 0s

Marlon Wayans & Rick Alvarez

Comedian / Actor Marlon Wayans and his partner - Rick Alvarez - stop by for Todd's loudest interview yet. They dig into the roots of Marlon's comedy, the Wayans family tree and developing the Scary Movie franchise.
07/06/181h 1m

Rob Riggle: Semper Gumby

Actor / Comedian Rob Riggle chats with Todd about their time together shooting True Memoirs of an International Assassin, Rob's upcoming web series - Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy - AND what role Todd was supposed to play in Big Daddy!
31/05/181h 11m

Ben Fritz & The Shrinking Windows Theory

You have to give movie goers what they want... but what do we really want? Todd chats with Wall Street Journal Reporter and New York Times best-selling author, Ben Fritz, about the shrinking windows theory, Iger vs. Eisner, free beer vs free speech, fear of technology and MUCH more on a very compelling edition of The Producer's Guide.
24/05/181h 7m

Nobodies! Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras

Todd chats with the stars of TV Land's Nobodies - Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras - about their early work in the Groundlings, how the 2013 Oscars helped inspire the creation of Nobodies and why they are terrible at social media. Save your hair by going to for a free month o f treatment

Cobra Kai showrunners Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald & Hayden Schlossberg!

The creators of the YouTube Red Series Cobra Kai - Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald & Hayden Schlossberg - regale Todd of how they rose through the Hollywood ranks working on films like Blockers, Harold & Kumar and Hot Tub Time Machine.
10/05/181h 7m

Twilight Producer - Marty Bowen

Marty Bowen - producer of Twilight, The Maze Runner and The Fault in our Stars - sits down with Todd to talk about his early days as a Hollywood agent, recreating best-selling novels on the big screen, and his upcoming film with Kyrie Irving, Uncle Drew.
03/05/181h 14m

Adam Rifken: Cruise Ships, Kids Films, & Burt Reynolds

Write it for the kids. If you have a ship - use it. Garbage is cheap. Just a few tips from indie writer-director, Adam Rifken (aka Rif Coogan), who also shares stories of shooting super 8 movies as a kid, how a cruise dictated the production of Going Overboard and his latest film with Burt Reynolds, The Last Movie Star.

Into the Badlands Producer - Alfred Gough

Todd chats with his former intern turned Hollywood producer Alfred Gough about going from writing spec scripts to producing Shanghai Noon, Smallville and AMC's Into the Badlands. Also - find out who the studios originally wanted to star in Bad Boys.
19/04/181h 8m

Isla Fisher: Clown School & Life With Borat

Todd chats with Isla Fisher from the set from their most recent film, TAG! Isla talks about her comedic insights, her early days in clown school and what it's like being married to Sacha Baron Cohen.
12/04/1847m 0s

Rebel Wilson: Down Under to Hollywood Stardom

From a shy Australian kid with a love of maths to one of the premier comedic actresses in Hollywood - Rebel Wilson chats with Todd about how she joined the Pitch Perfect cast, her upcoming films "The Hustle" and "Isn't It Romantic" and her foray into film production.
05/04/181h 2m

Adam Sandler

On the debut episode of The Producer's Guide with Todd Garner - Adam Sandler shares his wacky journey from stand-up to acting to producing his own movies to his current work with Netflix.
29/03/1856m 0s

The Producer's Guide Teaser

"The Producer's Guide" debuts March 29th, 2018.
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