Collaboration & Friendship / Seth Rogen + Evan Goldberg, Comedy Duo
“At the end of the day, I’d rather make stuff period than make stuff how I want to make stuff. And specific to us, I’d rather make stuff together even than stuff alone.” -Evan GoldbergMy guests this week are the comedy duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. You've probably heard of their movies Pineapple Express, This Is The End, Neighbors, Superbad, Sausage Party, and most recently Good Boys. They’ve also ventured into the entrepreneurial space with their own cannabis brand, Houseplant. I’ve known these guys are a while, and have had the pleasure of working with them on 50/50 and The Night Before. Seth and Evan are unique in that they do a vast majority of their creative work as a duo. Because of this, I thought they would make the perfect pair for this week’s question.For this episode, Seth, Evan and I discussed a question from Pretince Martin Southwell from Springfield Illinois. Pretince asked, “Have you had people you didn’t get along with personally turn out to be good to work with professionally, or vice versa?” We talked about the origin story of how Seth and Evan’s working relationship began, how their dynamic changes when they work with or involve other people, how they navigate disagreements, and we even debated the existence of extraterrestrial life.If you have a question about the creative process, that you think would spawn a good conversation on this show, ask me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter tagged #creativeprocessing, or by emailing email@example.com. New episodes are coming out every Tuesday through October 22, 2019. ABOUT THE GUESTS: Seth Rogen is an actor, writer, producer, director, entrepreneur and philanthropist whose films and TV projects have had an impressive impact on popular culture and box office returns. As an actor, his films have grossed over $930 million worldwide and as a filmmaker, his global box office success exceeds $850 million. Alongside longtime collaborator Evan Goldberg, Rogen produces film and television projects through their production company, Point Grey Pictures. Evan Goldberg is a director, screenwriter and producer. In 2011, Goldberg alongside long time collaborator Seth Rogen, founded Point Grey Pictures (PGP), a production company dedicated to creating multi-genre film and television content anchored in dynamic, authentic and passionate storytelling. Through PGP, Goldberg has produced a diverse slate of films such as 50/50, Neighbors, Good Boys and the Academy Award -nominated The Disaster Artist. In the TV space, Goldberg currently produces Future Man on Hulu, Black Monday on Showtime, Preacher on AMC, and The Boys on Amazon.LINKS FOR EPISODE: Connect with Seth and Evan:Twitter: @SethRogenInstagram: @SethRogenFacebook: Seth RogenReelStart.orgHilarityforCharity.OrgPeople Mentioned:Sammy Fogell (Childhood Friend)Sam Raimi (Director)Stanley Kubrick (Director)Jeremy Irons (Actor)Kevin Smith (Filmmaker)Jim Carrey (Actor)Kyle Hunter (Producer)Ariel Shaffir (Producer)Eric Kripke (Writer)Christopher Miller and Phil Lord (Filmmaking Duo)Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Filmmaking Duo)Bonnie and Terry Turner (Producing Duo)Johnathan Levine (Director) Alex McAtee (Producer)Sandy Rogen (Seth’s Mom)Judd Apatow (Filmmaker)Sam Catlin (Writer)Michael Shannon (Actor)Kevin Corrigan (Actor)David Krumholtz (Actor)Paul Sheer (Actor)June Diane Raphael (Actress)Jason Mantzoukas (Actor)Movies Mentioned:Pineapple Express (2008)This Is the End (2013)Neighbors (2014)Superbad (2007)50/50 (2011)The Night Before (2015)Sausage Party (2016)Good Boys (2019)Spaceballs (1987)Reservoir Dogs (1992)Pulp Fiction (1994)Evil Dead (1981)Bad Lieutenant (1992)Lolita (1997)Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)Swingers (1996)Clerks (1994)Wayne’s World (1992)TV Shows Mentioned:The Larry Sanders Show (1992-1998)Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000)The Boys (2019-)3rd Rock from the Sun (1996-2001)Undeclared (2001-2002)Preacher (2016-)Other Mentions:HouseplantHow Did This Get Made Podcast
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On his new ten-episode series, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will get into the nitty-gritty of how a wide variety of creative people do what they do. Listeners’ questions will inspire conversations between Gordon-Levitt and a range of creative guests, from Hollywood notables like Rian Johnson and Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, to behind-the-scenes heavyweights like casting director Mary Vernieu, and from political visual artist Shepard Fairey to indie sonic songstress, Yuka Honda, and more.