Magazine article Screen International

Screen International Podcast: The Serious Business of the Oscars

Magazine article Screen International

Screen International Podcast: The Serious Business of the Oscars

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The first episode looks at what it takes to win an Oscar these days, with guests Daniel Battsek, Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley.

Screen International looks at the serious business of awards season in the first of our new Media Business Podcasts, which will be brought to listeners monthly by Media Business Insight, the publisher of Screen International and Broadcast.

In this inaugural episode, Screen International editor Matt Mueller is joined by the director of Film4 Daniel Battsek and Screen International’s chief film critic Finn Halligan and features editor Charles Gant to discuss this year’s awards season, looking at what it means for talent and studios and what it takes to win an Oscar these days.

As a former president of Miramax, Buena Vista International and Cohen Media Group before he joined Film4 in 2016, Battsek reflects on how awards season has changed over the years and the importance of the awards corridor for prestige titles like the Film4-backed The Favourite and Cold War. …

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