The Bart & Fleming Podcast
About This Show
Show Info: Each weekly show will be built around the lively, news-driven and occasionally quarrelsome debates between Michael Fleming and Peter Bart about the disruptive forces that are changing the face of the entertainment industry. On one level the shows will reflect the energy and depth of the widely read and respected columns by Bart and Fleming that have appeared on Deadline over the past three years -- columns that reflect their long association at Variety. The podcasts, however, will be separate and distinct from these columns, breaking new ground on subject matter and also embracing celebrity guests and occasional contributions from other Deadline contributors. Fleming’s recent list of interviews have included Leonardo Di Caprio and Woody Allen. Over the course of his nine-year television show Bart often interviewed Clint Eastwood, Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg, among others. The podcasts will begin in the fall, originating from the Toronto Film Festival, and will delve into topics of the awards season, focusing on key contenders and campaign strategies as well as box office trends. The spotlight will be on those stars and star filmmakers who are experiencing breakthrough years, and the background circumstances that framed their achievements. In some cases the show will continue to ‘travel’ as the season unfolds. The objective will to make the audience feel that they’re at the center of the action, achieving insights into the behind-the-scene machinations, not just standing at the fringe of the red carpet.