Peter Bart (Editor-in-Chief of Variety Publications) and Peter Guber (Chairman and CEO of the Mandalay Entertainment Group) present your favorite stars, directors and film industry heavyweights in SUNDAY MORNING SHOOTOUT, the definitive guide to mastering the secrets of success in Hollywood. Over the course of the show, superstar guests including Clint Eastwood, Jude Law, Charlize Theron, Denzel Washington, Mel Gibson and many more share personal stories and experiences illustrating the skills and confidence that are absolutely necessary to understanding the business of entertainment and achieving superstardom. From indie filmmaking to big budget blockbusters, from opening weekend box office grosses to what itâs like to win an Academy Award, the Shootout Experience is a must-have resource for aspiring filmmakers and everyone who loves movies.
Disc One & Two:
THE TRIPLE THREAT
Disc Three & Four:
WOMEN IN FILM
THE NEW BREED OF LEADING MEN
ADDITIONAL BONUS FEATURES include a glimpse into Season 2 with such high-wattage talent as George Clooney & Bruce Willis and a Behind-The-Scenes look at what really happens when the cameras stop rolling on the Shootout set. The documentary, A Day In the Life features insightful and candid interviews with Bart and Guber as they manage their respective empires before heading to the studio to shoot another installment of the show.
Disc Five & Six:
AND THE OSCAR GOES TO â¦
REVENGE OF THE HOLLYWOOD SUITS
This six-disc boxed set (with each of three two-disc sets also available separately) compiles 35 episodes from the first season, each disc covering a specific category of Hollywood personnel. While all of the episodes tend to revolve around the general topic of surviving and thriving in Hollywood, the varied guests shape each episode according to their individual identities as "triple-threat" hyphenates, directors, producers, or actors. In the case of "The Oscar Goes To ," every kind of guest participates in an all-inclusive discussion of the Academy Award and its importance, or negative effect, on the overall spectrum of the motion picture industry.
Enhanced by pop-up boxes containing facts, figures, and industry terms relevant to the movies and issues being discussed, each episode begins with a pair of topical questions exploring a timely facet of film-industry strategy (typically a forum for lively debate), followed by the weekly "shootout" guest interview, brief news items from show-biz reporter Linda Grasso, and answers to viewer e-mail. The timely nature of the show guarantees that some of the material will be ephemeral, but the series is certain to retain long-term value as an audiovisual history of Hollywood business in the early 21st century. Even though SMS was taped on a coffee-house set in Hollywood's legendary Raleigh Studios, watching these fast-paced, efficiently structured shows is the next-best thing to eavesdropping in L.A.'s trendiest show-biz eateries. --Jeff Shannon