Joe Escalante, Live From Hollywood

Joe Escalante, Live From Hollywood

Movies! Disneyland! and the business side of Hollywood from Entertainment Business Affairs Expert and TV Showrunner Joe Escalante.

Episodes

February 19, 2024 38 mins
Joe Escalante's weekly escapade into the business end of showbiz. This week: Joe talks about the precursor to the Oscars, the BAFTAs (it's a British award show). Poor Things and The Holdovers look like they are poised for Oscar night success, even though Joe can't understand why. Also, is ESPN/Disney/Fox creating a sports programming monopoly? Are you ready to pay $40 to watch your favorite sports team? And one of Joe's old bosses,...
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Joe Escalante's weekly dive into the business end of showbiz. This week: Alec Baldwin pleads not guilty, as did the armorer on the Rust set. Also, the latest from the Box Office, and Joe starts digging into his Oscar picks for Best Picture, including Zone of Interest, a WWII film that caught all of Joe's attention, and Poor Things (nominated for 11 Academy Awards). Also, Universal pulled all their artist masters off of TikTok for n...
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January 28, 2024 39 mins
This week on Joe Escalante's graceful swandive into the business end of showbiz. Joe talks Vince McMahon and Brock Lessnar potentially being in serious marital and legal trouble. Also, the latest from the Box Office (why isn't anyone seeing ISS???). And Texas does not like Alec Baldwin. At all. Joe doesn't think it'll amount to much, but Alec Baldwin is selling his home in the Hamptons for a reason... This whole thing isn't going t...
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January 21, 2024 29 mins
Joe Escalante's weekly dip into the treacherous waters of the business end of showbiz. This week: Madonna got hilariously sued for starting a show late. Also, the latest from the box office, Joe's awesome band management skills, and Pauly Shore tryiong his hand at acting like someone else for a change! Richard Simmons??? Oh this is going to be good...
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January 15, 2024 38 mins
Joe Escalante's weekly sojourn into the business end of showbiz. This week: the latest from the box office, and George Carlin's family is pissed off at Artificial Intelligence. Also, Disneyland has a secret day-drinker day.

Ok... Now we know that there's a secret day-drinking day at the park. Next step is to figure which day that actually is!
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January 8, 2024 27 mins
Joe Escalante's weekly dip into the business end of showbiz. The show was shortened by NFL football, but that doesn't stop Joe Escalante from bring you the latest info from Hollywood. This week: the latest from the box office, and the Steamboat Willy is now public domain. That's not stopping people from making huge legal mistakes when trying to make new Mickey Mouse stuff.

You really don't want to piss off Disney's legal department...
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January 6, 2024 37 mins
Joe Escalante's dip into the murky waters of the business end of showbiz. This week: a look back at the top movies of 2023!!!
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December 18, 2023 73 mins
Joe Escalante's arduous journey through the business end of showbiz. This week: Mickey Mouse enters the public domain, Joe's lifelong love affair with Steve Martin, and Mr Broadway Pants returns to talk about some of the great shows you can catch in LA this winter. Whatever you do... DON'T TAKE JOE TO SEE RENT.
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December 14, 2023 16 mins
Joe got pre-empted by NFL football, so he's bringing you an emergency edition of the podcast. This week: Godzilla may have not won in the box office, but it certainly won over Joe Escalante's heart.
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December 4, 2023 36 mins
Joe Escalante's weekly exploration of the business end of showbiz. This week, Joe talks about Kelly Clarkson's latest legal news... apparently managers aren't allowed to get talented people jobs. Who knew (Joe did)?

Also, the latest from the box office, and Joe goes into some of his favorite cults of all time.
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November 29, 2023 39 mins
Joe Escalante's weekly dip into the shark infested business end of showbiz. This week: the latest from the box office and Joe's weekly movie picks. Also, Hall & Oates are no more, thanks to Daryl Hall's restraining order against John Oates. And more and more musicians are getting taken to court for being naughty with their female fans. Diddy and Axl Rose might be in trouble...
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November 20, 2023 39 mins
Joe Escalante's weekly look at the business end of showbiz. This week: the latest from the box office. Also, Joe is really pissed at PBS for blatant lies told in their new Monopoly documentary. Also, Joe still hates Killers of the Flower Moon. And, in this weeks celebs behaving badly: P-Diddy settles a rape charge (that was quick...), and Ron Jeremy is out of prison... Not sure if he's aware of that fact, but he's out!
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November 8, 2023 42 mins
Joe Escalante's weekly dive into the business end of showbiz. This week: the latest box office numbers. Also, AI is taking over everything, and Scarlet Johannson Is not a fan... Even with a disclaimer saying that it isn't really her, she's worried that people will think that the AI is actually her. And Joe rips apart Aerosmith's Steven Tyler for being a terrible person in the 1970s.
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November 2, 2023 39 mins
Joe Escalante's weekly drive thru the business end of showbiz. This week: the latest box office numbers, and Joe's feelings about the Milli Vanilli Documentary. Remember them? The guys that lip synced other people songs? Turns out it really wasn't their fault! Moral of the story: always blame the producer!

Also, the latest info from the SAG/AFTRA strike. The writers were able to take care of business, but things are still heated bet...
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October 27, 2023 46 mins
Joe Escalante's weekly sojourn into the business end of showbiz. On this week's NFL pre-empted episode: the latest from the box office, as Joe does a deep dive into Killers of the Flower Moon, and why he just doesn't like peas. Some people like paying to be outraged. Does Joe???

Nope! Especially not for 3 hours and 45 minutes. For the love of God, Scorcese... Do you actually want people to watch your film, or use it to cure insomni...
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October 16, 2023 40 mins
Joe Escalante's weekly dive into the business end of showbiz. This week: The box office is dominated by horror films... I wonder if Halloween has anything to do with that... Also, should celebs like Ashton Kutcher apologize for offering support to a monster? Should Mila Kunis be cancelled for coming to the aid of a friend in need, even if that friend is serial rapist??? Joe tells all!
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This week, Joe Escalante was pre-empted on AM1150 by NFL Football (go sportsball!). However, Joe has graced us all with podcast exclusive episode. The week's box office numbers are highlighted, as well as the terms from the agreement from between the studios and the writers' guild. Now, let's get the deal signed with the actors already!!!
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September 26, 2023 20 mins
Joe Escalante's weeky jaunt into the business end of showbiz. This week: the latest from the box office, celebs behaving badly, and Joe is a closet Wayniac (Wayne Newton fan). But, honestly, who isn't? He's a national treaure!!! Go see him live in Vegas while you can!!
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September 18, 2023 70 mins
Joe Escalante's weekly dip into the business end of showbiz. This week: the latest from the box office, including movies seen by Joe and Producer Sam (Haunting in Venice was decent!). Also, we learn the meanig of NIL, and why it is important to college athletes looking to make a legal buck. Joe discusses his love for the Halloween traditions at our local theme parks. He actually went to the 2nd Knott's Scary Farm.

And some random g...
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September 17, 2023 36 mins
Joe Escalante's weekly dive into the muddy waters of the business end of showbiz. This week (in a podcast only edition (thanks NFL!): the latest box office numbers, the latest news from Fox News, and one really bad celebrity behaved very badly, and has to go to prison for 30 years for it. Joe does his best to poke this bear without getting the attention of Scientology... shh...
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