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31 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mark Duplass. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mark Duplass, often where they are interviewed.

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31 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mark Duplass. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mark Duplass, often where they are interviewed.

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Mark Duplass and Sydney Fleischmann on HBO’s Room 104

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Before Emmy award-winning filmmaker, writer, and actor Mark Duplass made a name for himself, he dreamed of producing a “genre-less anthology” series. His vision came to fruition with HBO’s Room 104. Created by Mark and Jay Duplass (HBO’s Animals and Togetherness), the late-night, half-hour anthology series tells a unique and unexpected tale of the characters who pass through a single room of a typical American chain motel. While the setting stays the same, every episode of the series features a different story, with the tone, plot, characters, and even the time period, changing with each installment. Join Duplass and Room 104 executive producer and director Sydney Fleischmann to talk about their passion project’s final season and what they have learned throughout their creative process. This program will be moderated by Collider Film, TV & Theme Parks senior reporter Christina Radish. This program was livestreamed on September 28, 2020.

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Oct 07 2020 · 42mins
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Ep 76. Mark Duplass

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Our talk with Mark Duplass will take you about an hour to absorb, and we sincerely hope you will. But say you only have about seven minutes, 13 seconds, and access to YouTube. Watch his 2003 short This Is John and you’ll have the CliffsNotes on who he is as a filmmaker: A genius at distilling our most towering personal fears, frustrations and joys into one seemingly inconsequential or silly event. The simple task of recording an outgoing phone message becomes a study of existential loneliness and self-doubt. The cold fingers-on-your-neck sensation comes when you realize you know exactly how he’s feeling.

Another early Duplass trademark? The entire cost of the wholly improvised film was about three bucks. Duplass, along with his brother and producing partner Jay, became known for making studies of the human condition that masquerade as movies; and for making movies that fit whatever budget, props and actors were available.

Two years later, Mark wrote, produced and acted in his debut feature, The Puffy Chair, which The New York Times called “a scruffy little miracle of truthfulness.” It was a true Duplass production – highly personal, built around a couple of props they already owned, and featuring mostly their friends, who mostly improvised the dialogue. Though it was seen by just 25,000 people in theaters after screening at Sundance, Mark and Jay suddenly found themselves fielding calls from well-established actors who wanted to be in their next indie. Stars like Ed Helms, Jonah Hill and John C. Reilly were fine swapping trailers for couch surfing in exchange for a collaborative, improvisational experience that used their talents beyond saying a line and hitting a mark.

Major studios got interested, too. As the movies and the budgets got bigger, Mark and his brother sometimes struggled to walk the line between commercial filmmaking and the subdued, human and outright weird aesthetic that set their work apart in the first place. It’s a creative POV that feels as much a part of who he is as what he does, and therefore to be valued above any potential box office take. And they largely succeeded in maintaining that sensibility. “What’s intriguing about Cyrus,” wrote Roger Ebert of Duplass’ 2010 feature about an overgrown kid with creepy mommy issues, “is the way it sort of sits back and observes an emotional train wreck as it develops. The movie doesn’t eagerly jump from one payoff to another, but attunes itself to nuance, body language and the habitual politeness with which we try to overlook social embarrassment.”

Jeff, Who Lives at Home, The Do-Deca-Pentathlon and Creep followed in quick succession, all bigger, all largely well reviewed. And all great for a Duplass, a guy who wants beyond little else just to make films that people see. Even so, he realized his and Jay’s approach is not the stuff of which blockbusters are made. Enter the golden age of TV, embodied in this instance by Netflix. It’s a platform made for an artist seeking creative freedom in getting niche projects to a significant number of people who are actually looking for something different, and Duplass has taken full advantage of it. The guys at Netflix are no dummies, either. “[Mark and Jay] are singularly the most informed and instinctive filmmakers and businessmen in the industry,” says Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer. “They know how to get a film made, and they know how to get it seen.” Probably why they now have a four film production deal with the company, and why Mark has become somewhat of a fairy godmother to countless up-and-comers he now helps. Consequence of Sound wrote in 2015, “The simple fact that with all of his success, [Mark] still pushes tiny projects… is proof that he may be independent film’s most valuable asset.”

Amid all this, it’s easy to forget that on top of all the writing, producing, directing and mentoring, Duplass is a fine actor, earning praise for his performances in many of his own films, as well as others’, including Safety Not Guaranteed, Zero Dark Thirty, The Lazarus Effect, and TV series like The League and The Mindy Project. Not bad for a guy who early on almost quit in despair of ever becoming a filmmaker. Yet he’s said his questions about happiness and why it can be so hard to achieve is a theme he continues to explore in his work. Just our two cents, but maybe it’s as simple as doing what you love. And proving time and again that whether they cost three bucks or $10 million, great stories are always worth telling.
Sep 03 2020 · 1hr 1min

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Bet on Yourself with Emmy Nominee Mark Duplass

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Mark Duplass is a man who wears many hats. He is an Actor, Writer, Director, Producer and Author along with his brother Jay Duplass. Mark managed to bridge the gap from Indies to a major Hollywood player. He's just been nominated for an Emmy for his role in the uber successful "The Morning Show" with Jennifer Anniston and Reese Witherspoon. Mark and I chat everything from collaborating with your brother without killing them, overcoming a lack of resources to create a mini-studio and betting on yourself.

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Jul 31 2020 · 1hr 2mins
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The End of Cable as We Know It? Plus, Wrapping up ‘Dark’ Season 3 and an Interview With Mark Duplass.

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Chris and Andy explore the phenomenon that is ‘Yellowstone’ (6:28) before having a broader conversation about the state of cable television (15:27). Then, they talk about the final episodes of ‘Dark’ Season 3 and reflect on the season as a whole (25:20). Finally, they are joined by Mark Duplass to talk about ‘Room 104’ and the current state of the TV industry (47:16).

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Jul 23 2020 · 1hr 34mins

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'The Morning Show' Star Mark Duplass

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This week on "TheWrap-Up," an interview with Mark Duplass from "The Morning Show" and a discussion about the Facebook ad boycott #StopHateforProfit with Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League and Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of Color of Change.

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Jul 03 2020 · 1hr 14mins
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Mark Duplass

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Film and TV writer, producer, director, musician, and actor Mark Duplass has made a name for himself in super-low-budget, naturalistic, independent projects, and forged a path for others to do the same. In this podcast’s 100th interview, he outlines many of the obstacles facing aspiring filmmakers and his techniques to overcome them: “I am very encouraging of embracing limits—and if you don’t have that many limits, self-imposing them.”

Mark and Jay Duplass’ production company, Duplass Brothers Productions, has brought such critically acclaimed indies to the screen as “The Puffy Chair,” “Baghead,” “Safety Not Guaranteed,” “The One I Love,” “Creep,” and more recently, HBO’s “Room 104” and Netflix’s “Paddleton” and “Horse Girl.” Mark has also starred on “The League,” “Togetherness,” “Goliath,” and now, AppleTV+’s hit drama “The Morning Show” as Chip Black. This episode is brought to you by AppleTV+.
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Jun 16 2020 · 59mins
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Creep 2: Call Us, Mark Duplass (or Doug Jones)

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Welcome to Everything Trying to Kill You, the comedy podcast that talks about horror movies! In episode 65 about Cloverfield, your hosts Mary Kay, Rachel, and Mary answer important questions like these:HAVE YOU FUCKERS READ MARY KAY’S BOOK YET? How...
Jun 05 2020 · 1hr
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Brené with Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass on The Power of Paradox

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Jay and Mark Duplass are two of my favorite humans. They are film-makers, writers, directors, producers, actors, and activists. They’re also partners, fathers, and brothers who believe in connection, love, and the importance of small moments. In this episode we talk about their memoir, Like Brothers, and how so much of what we crave in life comes from straddling the paradoxes inherent in love, creativity, and relationships.

May 13 2020 · 1hr 26mins
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Mark Duplass

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Multitalented actor, writer, and director Mark Duplass talks with HFPA journalist Barbara De Oliveira Pinto about his relationship with his brother, becoming a filmmaker, and how it led him to his role on the new Apple TV+ series The Morning Show. They also discuss the genesis of his first successful movie, The Puffy Chair, advice he has for up-and-coming artists, his role as a producer in the #MeToo movement, and more.

Jan 08 2020 · 42mins
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Mark Duplass Has Two Speeds: Go and Crash

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Filmmaker and actor Mark Duplass has been prolific over the course of his career. Along with his brother and creative partner, Jay Duplass, he's made films such as "The Puffy Chair" and "Cyrus," as well as TV shows like "Togetherness" and "Room 104." Mark's also an in-demand actor, starring on "The League" on FX and "The Morning Show" on Apple TV+. Depression threw a big wrench into his creative ambitions and he attempted to muscle his way through it. That doesn't work, of course, and Mark crashed hard. Hear how he finally got help and how he approaches his life and work today.

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Nov 11 2019 · 49mins