Transcript: Hollywood Execs' Summer Bummer
One month into the strike, creative decision-makers are left wondering, 'what's my purpose?'
Sean McNulty (00:04):
Hey, everybody. Welcome to The Ankler Podcast. This is Sean McNulty from The Wakeup Newsletter here at The Ankler, here on the Jersey Shore on Friday, June 2nd. The morning of June 2nd. I'm of course joined by Richard Rushfield and Elaine Low in Los Angeles. In a few minutes, we'll also have Nicole LaPorte here to talk about and give us some inside baseball look into a piece she just did with Peter Kiefer on what is, or I guess is not going on, on the studio executive suites these days. But first, Richard, Elaine and I have been Slacking about this all week. How did your pasta salad turn out last weekend for Memorial Day weekend?
Richard Rushfield (00:41):
As our coming guest, Nicole LaPorte, can tell you, I did not one, but two pasta salads.
Elaine Low (00:47):
So what goes into a pasta salad for you, Richard?
Sean McNulty (00:50):
Richard Rushfield (00:50):
Well, so these are two pasta salad recipes written by Alison Roman on her newsletter there.
Elaine Low (01:00):
Oh, it's a trendy pasta salad.
Richard Rushfield (01:01):
Yes, it is. It's a...
Sean McNulty (01:03):
I'm not invited to that party, Elaine.
Richard Rushfield (01:05):
Millennial chef. So there's one in particular that she does that I've made quite a few times with walnuts. She calls for zucchini, I use summer squash, which I...
Elaine Low (01:17):
Controversial decision, but okay.
Sean McNulty (01:19):
Well, you know.
Richard Rushfield (01:20):
And some other things. That will make you the hit of any party.
Sean McNulty (01:25):
Well done. You did a Fast X and a Fast X part two in one weekend, that's very impressive, so.
Richard Rushfield (01:29):
Sean McNulty (01:31):
Reminder, as always, you can follow The Ankler on all social platforms. For Richard's pasta salad reporting and all the other things we do at The Ankler, subscribe there at theankler.com, and of course, sign up for The Ankler's Strikegeist newsletter, totally free, covering all news from the WGA picket lines, Hollywood executive suites, and so forth. Plus, news updates from Richard and the rest of The Ankler team. And Elaine's daily evening newsletter. Again, you can get that at Strikegeist, that's Strike-G-E-I-S-T. And that's totally free. Strikegeist.com. And since series finales were basically the only thing anybody wrote about this week, can we all agree this episode of the podcast will be spoiler free? Elaine and Richard, are we good on that?