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The Jonah Keri Podcast, Episode 3

18 October 2010

My guest for the third episode of The Jonah Keri Podcast is Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Entertainment.

We also introduced a new feature this week: The Jonah Keri Podcast Drinking Game! Drink every time you hear that damn bird.

The topics we cover:

  • 1:47-2:30: Greg’s beginnings working at MGM
  • 2:31-5:09: Trying to break into the movie business? Here are a few pointers
  • 5:10-7:34: The movie business has become much more corporate – but you still need to forge relationships to make it work
  • 7:35-11:10: If it’s all about the money now, how do you find room to make good indie and low-budget films?
  • 11:11-17:25: How did IMAX go from documentaries about whales, bears, and seals to Avatar and The Dark Knight?
  • 17:26-42:37: Greg and I list our Top 5 favorite movies of all time! CONTROVERSY! (Encino Man narrowly misses the cut)
  • 42:38-47:30: You didn’t think we’d go the whole time without at least a little baseball talk, did you?
  • 47:31-51:40: Food Pick of the Week
  • For my pick, see here.
    For Greg’s picks, head here and here.

  • 51:41-52:50: Check out these awesome IMAX movies coming to a theater near you

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