Film Subsidies

Gavin Polone on Hollywood Hypocrites, Bad Film Subsidies, and the Future of the Industry

|

"In the entertainment industry, you see a lot of very preachy people, who are very 'Save the Bay,'" says Gavin Polone, a Hollywood producer, former talent agent and columnist for New York Magazine's Vulture.com. "And then, you know, they're getting on a private plane."

Polone, who's produced such memorable projects as Curb Your Enthusiasm, Panic Room, Zombieland, and Gilmore Girls, has a reputation for speaking his mind, even when what he's saying isn't popular. He sat down to speak with ReasonTV's Zach Weissmueller about the irritating and hypocritical preachiness of celebrities, why film subsidies are killing the entertainment industry and hurting the economy, the urgent need for the studios to adapt to new technology more quickly, and why he describes his politics as "more libertarian than anything else." 

About 9.30 minutes. Interview by Zach Weissmueller. Shot by Sharif Matar, Alex Manning and Tracy Oppenheimer. Edited by Weissmueller.

Scroll down for downloadable versions and subscribe to ReasonTV's YouTube channel for automatic notification when new material goes live.