Podcast: The Process.Ink — Episode 4 with David Kanter

Tom Benedek talks with manager-producer of The Revenant and more.

Tom Benedek is my good friend and co-founder of Screenwriting Master Class. In fact, Tom is the very first screenwriter I met when I first broke into the business in 1987 (we had offices in the same building on the Universal Studios lot).

Tom has written over 40 projects with some of the top people in the movie and TV business including Robert Zemeckis, Lawrence Kasdan, Lili Fini Zanuck and Richard Zanuck, David Brown, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, Sydney Pollack, Richard Rush, Harold Ramis, Lauren Schuler Donner and Richard Donner.

Recently Tom launched The Process.Ink, a podcast in which he talks creative process with writers, showrunners, directors, producers, actors, executives, agents, and managers.

In Episode 4, Tom chats with Anonymous Content manager and producer David Kanter, their wide-ranging conversation covering how The Revenant got produced, the making of The End of the Tour, the current state of the film and television industries, and a kind of work ethic that yields success.

“One of the nice things about being a manager as opposed to being an agent, it’s an unspoken but very powerfully interpreted rule that you don’t go and steal other people’s business. You just don’t do it.”

You may listen to the half-hour conversation here.

For the Process.Ink iTunes site, go here.