Lights, Camera and Lots of Action in the Local Film Industry | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

Lights, Camera and Lots of Action in the Local Film Industry

Play associated audio

When you think about jobs in our region, you might think of titles like "analyst," "lawyer," or "lobbyist." But there's another type of job on the rise, and it’s one we associate with a town in Southern California called Hollywood. The local film and TV industry is having what may be one of its busiest years yet, with some high-profile productions getting started this fall. Emily Friedman takes us inside the film industry and finds out what local governments are doing to entice filmmakers to the mid-Atlantic.

[Music: "Hooray for Hollywood" by Don Swan and his Orchestra from Mambo Fever]

NPR

If These Shorts Could Talk ... New Book Tells 'Worn Stories'

In her new collection Worn Stories, Emily Spivack compiles odes to beloved pieces of clothing, written by celebrities and fashionistas.
NPR

Can Oxfam Nudge Big Food Companies To Do Right?

Oxfam is scoring the 10 biggest food companies on a scale of 1 to 10 on a host of issues, from worker rights to climate change. But will promises translate into concrete changes?
NPR

Rick Perry's Legal Trouble: The Line Between Influence And Coercion

The Texas governor is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official, but he claims he was just doing what governors do: Vetoing a budget item.
NPR

Tech Week: Uber's Tricks, JPMorgan Hacked & A Desk Microwave

Also in this week's roundup, Amazon's $1 billion purchase surprises some tech watchers. Yet we're most excited about finding a way to avoid physical exertion at lunch.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.