Don't Kill the Messenger with Movie Research Expert Kevin Goetz

Don't Kill the Messenger with Movie Research Expert Kevin Goetz

Don't Kill the Messenger, hosted by movie and entertainment research expert Kevin Goetz, brings his book Audienceology to life by sharing intimate conversations with some of the most prominent filmmakers in Hollywood. Kevin covers a broad range of topics including the business of movies, film history, breaking into the business, theater-going in the rise of streaming, audience test screening experiences, and much more. Host: Kevin Goetz Producer: Kari Campano Writers: Kevin Goetz, Darlene Hayman, Kari Campano Audio Engineer: Gary Forbes Produced at DG Entertainment, Los Angeles CA


September 20, 2023 34 mins

Kevin is joined by acclaimed filmmaker, Antoine Fuqua.

Antoine Fuqua, director and producer, is known for his work on the films Training Day, The Magnificent Seven, and The Equalizer.

Kevin Goetz sits down with renowned Hollywood director Antoine Fuqua. They discuss Fuqua's extraordinary path from the tough streets of Pittsburgh to directing blockbusters and working with some of the greatest actors of our tim...

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Kevin is joined by Oscar and Emmy Nominated Director and Producer, Evgeny Afineevsky.

Evgeny Afineevsky, Oscar-Nominated Documentary Filmmaker

Kevin Goetz is joined by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky. The pair discuss Afineevsky’s unlikely journey from childhood in the Soviet Union and Israel to becoming an Oscar-nominated director. Afineevsky shares behind-the-scenes stories about making powerfu...

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Kevin is joined by Hollywood journalist and studio executive, Peter Bart.

Peter Bart, Journalist and Hollywood Executive

Over an influential career spanning over 50 years, Peter Bart has played a key role in shaping modern Hollywood. He began as a journalist at The New York Times before becoming a studio executive at Paramount in the late 1960s and 70s, overseeing movies like The Godfather, Rosemary’s Baby, and Chinatown. H...

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Kevin is joined by David Madden, Emmy-winning producer and studio executive.

David Madden, Producer

Kevin Goetz is joined by acclaimed entertainment executive David Madden. David has had a fantastic career spanning over four decades in the film, television, and streaming industry. He's been on the front lines developing and overseeing some of the most acclaimed shows of our time. He has successfully produced ...

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Kevin is joined by John Davis, prolific producer and founder of Davis Entertainment.

John Davis, Producer, Entrepreneur, and Founder of Davis Entertainment

Kevin Goetz is joined by John Davis, a renowned producer and the founder of Davis Entertainment. This powerhouse production company has left an indelible mark on the film and television industry. With an impressive list of credits to his name, Davis has consist...

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Kevin is joined by Academy Award-winning producer and activist, Cathy Schulman.

Cathy Schulman, Producer

Cathy Schulman is a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry, using her platform to advocate for gender equality and empowering women. In this episode, Schulman opens up about her journey, sharing how her own experiences of sexism, harassment, and bullying ignited a deep passion for change. Cathy...

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Kevin is joined by Will Packer, acclaimed filmmaker and founder of Will Packer Productions.

Will Packer, Producer

Kevin Goetz is joined by industry trailblazer, Will Packer. A film and two-time Emmy-nominated producer, Packer is a mastermind when it comes to captivating audiences with stories that resonate across cultural boundaries. From his early days as a student filmmaker at Florida A&M University to the p...

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Kevin is joined by Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, powerhouse producers and founders of Temple Hill Entertainment.

Marty Bowen, Producer
Wyck Godfrey, Producer and Former Studio Head

Kevin Goetz is joined by two exceptional guests who have produced some of the most popular entertainment of recent years.  Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are the dynamic duo behind Temple Hill Entertainment. With a list of credits tha...

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Kevin is joined by Jim Gianopulos, former studio head of 20th Century Fox and Paramount Pictures.

Jim Gianopulos, Studio Head
Jim Gianopulos is a highly influential executive in the entertainment industry, known for his visionary leadership. With a career spanning decades, he has made significant contributions to film and television, overseeing major blockbusters such as Titanic, Avatar, and more recently, Maverick: Top Gun. Und...

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Kevin is joined by Mark Gordon, film and television producer, Academy Award nominee, and Golden Globe winner.

Mark Gordon, Producer
Mark Gordon, a visionary producer and executive in the entertainment industry, boasts an impressive array of career highlights. From producing critically acclaimed dramas to commercially successful films, his portfolio is a testament to his creative prowess. Notable highlights include prod...

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Kevin is joined by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, founder and CEO of Gotham Group, a management and production company.

Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Gotham Group CEO, Producer
Ellen Goldsmith-Vein is a business woman and producer, widely recognized for her prolific work as the founder and CEO of Gotham Group, a leading management company in the entertainment industry. In addition to her successful career in management, Ellen is a nota...

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Kevin is joined by Martha Coolidge, a celebrated American film director known for her groundbreaking work in the film industry.

Martha Coolidge, Director
Coolidge has directed a wide range of films over the course of her career, including the iconic 1983 teen comedy Valley Girl, the critically acclaimed drama Rambling Rose, and the romantic comedy Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. She has received numerous awards and acco...

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Kevin is joined by highly accomplished film and television producer and former studio executive, Jonathan Glickman.

Jonathan Glickman, Producer and Former Studio Executive
With over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry, he has established himself as a creative force and a visionary producer with a keen eye for identifying and developing successful projects. As president of the MGM Motion Picture Gro...

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Kevin is joined by Nancy Kirhoffer, a highly experienced post-production supervisor, to delve into the intricacies of successfully bringing movies to completion.

Nancy Kirhoffer, Post-Production Supervisor
Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Nancy Kirhoffer, a distinguished post-production specialist with over 150 films to her name. With a remarkable career spanning indie films to blockbuster hits, Nancy has ga...

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Kevin is joined by Amy Baer, veteran producer and studio executive, to discuss her multi-faceted Hollywood career.

Amy Baer, Producer & Studio Executive
Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Amy Baer, a trailblazer in the entertainment industry. With a diverse background that includes work at major studios, heading an independent development fund, and producing, Amy's expertise is unparalleled. Her impre...

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Kevin is joined by Academy Award-nominated editor David Rosenbloom to discuss his experience in the editing room and how audience research affects the final cut.

David Rosenbloom, Editor
David Rosenbloom has had an incredible career, working on critically acclaimed and award-winning films like The Insider, Rudy, The Black Mass, All Good Things, and the recently released Plane. In this podcast, we'll delve into Dav...

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Kevin is joined by veteran producer Monica Levinson to discuss producing award-winning blockbusters and giving back.

Monica Levinson, Producer
Monica Levinson is a renowned film and television producer known for her exceptional range and versatility in the industry. From the critically-acclaimed drama Trial of the Chicago 7 to the blockbuster comedy Borat, Levinson's productions have received both popular and crit...

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Kevin is joined by the critically acclaimed Director/Writer/Producer George Tillman Jr. to discuss making movies from the heart.

George Tillman Jr., Director, Producer, Writer
With a career spanning over two decades, George Tillman Jr. has brought a unique voice and perspective to the film industry, tackling a wide range of genres and themes in his work. He is best known for his films Soul Food, Men of Honor, and The H...

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Kevin is joined by Academy Award-winning film editor, William Goldenberg.

 William Goldenberg, Editor
William (Billy) Goldenberg is an award-winning editor who has worked on over 20 films and television shows. His numerous awards include the BAFTA and the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for Argo. Goldenberg also received Oscar nominations for his editing work on Seabiscuit, The Insider, Zero Dark Thirty, and The Imitation Ga...

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Kevin is joined by veteran producer and Hollywood creative executive, Todd Garner.

Todd Garner, Producer
Todd Garner, formerly the Disney co-head of production, emerged from one of the most turbulent periods in that studio's history and transitioned from executive to producer. He co-founded Revolution Studios and then started his own production company, Broken Road Productions. He has developed, overseen, executiv...

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