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LAist Studios’ New Podcast “Hollywood, The Sequel” Looks At How Entertainment Industry Can Change For The Better

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It’s a moment of massive disruption for the film and TV industries. Productions have been shut down for months due to COVID-19, forcing studios big and small to rethink how they release and distribute films. Movie theaters have been closed, and even the biggest national chains have expressed concern about continuing to operate under the new COVID guidelines. And all the while the industry continues to grapple with its own identity with regard to how to be more inclusive and representative of everyone who works in the industry, both in front of and behind the camera.

KPCC’s John Horn explores all of this while talking to some of the biggest movers and shakers in Hollywood, including Glenn Close, Kerry Washington, Ramy Youssef, Guillermo del Toro, Ava DuVernay and others who are poised to spur change in the industry in LAist Studios’ new podcast ‘Hollywood, The Sequel,’ which debuts on your favorite podcast platform on June 23rd.

Today on FilmWeek, we’ll talk to John about the making of the podcast, some of the interviews that resounded with him and what he learned about how Hollywood sees itself reimagined at a moment of disruption.

“Hollywood, The Sequel” from KPCC and LAist Studios will be available wherever you get your podcasts starting Tuesday, June 23rd. You can subscribe to it, hear the trailer and see other podcasts from KPCC and LAist Studios by going to



John Horn, host of the new LAist Studios podcast “Hollywood, The Sequel” and host of KPCC’s arts and entertainment show “The Frame”; he tweets @JGHorn