Ep 423: Jeffrey Gurian / Matt Ruskin / Sujewa Ekanayake

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[5 mins. 10 secs.] Comedy producer & writer Jeffrey Gurian returns to the podcast for his second appearance to discuss his friendship with Jerry Lewis. Visit Jeffrey’s website (comedymatterstv.com) and subscribe to his newsletter to keep up to date with all of Gurian’s amazing work in the comedy industry. His friendship with Lewis, who died this past week at the age of 91, goes back several decades.

[26 mins. 30 secs.] The filmmaker Matt Ruskin discusses his new feature film, Crown Heights, which is currently screening in NYC, opens theatrically in Los Angeles on Friday, August 25th, then wider in the coming weeks. The film is based on a real incident in 1980 and was adapted from a segment on This American Life. The stellar cast includes Lakeith Stanfield, Nestor Carbonell, Natalie Paul, and prior FIlmwax Radio guest Josh Pais, and is distributed by Amazon Studios and IFC Films.

[51 mins. 30 secs.] Last up, Brooklyn-based filmmaker Sujewa Ekanayake. Sujewa discusses recent projects as well as his sideline which is consulting with clients running crowdsourced fundraisers. If interested, you can find him on Facebook or Twitter.

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by the Vermont College of Fine Arts film program. Visit vcfa.edu/film for further details.

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