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Award-winning miniseries about the filmmakers who revolutionized the movies. Season 1: George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and the 1970s Movie Revolution. Season 2: The Story of James Cameron. It's a movie for your ears.

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Season 1 Trailer. Set in the 1970s, this six-part original series tells the story of two big-dreaming filmmakers and friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and how their personal, career and health struggles led to a movie revolution, and the greatest box office flop-turned-triumph of all time: Star Wars.  If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 BLOCKBUSTER is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Steven and George become allies. A tragedy stuns composer John Williams. Producers at Universal take a risk on a big idea. Set in the 1970s, this six-part original series tells the story of two big-dreaming filmmakers and friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and how their personal, career and health struggles led to a movie revolution, and the greatest box office flop-turned-triumph of all time: Star Wars.  If you enjoyed Blockbuster, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode II: The Shark

Episode II: The Shark

2019-04-3029:571

The open ocean devours Steven. George finds a home for his space adventure. John Williams returns to film scoring with an inspired idea. Set in the 1970s, this six-part original series tells the story of two big-dreaming filmmakers and friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and how their personal, career and health struggles led to a movie revolution, and the greatest box office flop-turned-triumph of all time: Star Wars.  If you enjoyed Blockbuster, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jaws is an international sensation. John Williams attends the Oscars. George and Steven embark on rival projects out of this world. Set in the 1970s, this six-part original series tells the story of two big-dreaming filmmakers and friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and how their personal, career and health struggles led to a movie revolution, and the greatest box office flop-turned-triumph of all time: Star Wars.  If you enjoyed Blockbuster, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
George and Steven struggle with crews, imploding budgets and nature itself. A $40-million handshake. "The Star Wars" faces its biggest threat. Set in the 1970s, this six-part original series tells the story of two big-dreaming filmmakers and friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and how their personal, career and health struggles led to a movie revolution, and the greatest box office flop-turned-triumph of all time: Star Wars.  If you enjoyed Blockbuster, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
George Lucas screens his film for Steven Spielberg and his friends. John Williams records a masterpiece. Theaters reject Star Wars. Set in the 1970s, this six-part original series tells the story of two big-dreaming filmmakers and friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and how their personal, career and health struggles led to a movie revolution, and the greatest box office flop-turned-triumph of all time: Star Wars.  If you enjoyed Blockbuster, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Season Finale. A startling surprise on Hollywood Boulevard. George and Steven build a sandcastle. Set in the 1970s, this six-part original series tells the story of two big-dreaming filmmakers and friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and how their personal, career and health struggles led to a movie revolution, and the greatest box office flop-turned-triumph of all time: Star Wars.  If you enjoyed Blockbuster, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Before the release of Season 2, creator Matt Schrader is joined by sound designer Peter Bawiec and producer Elena Bawiec to discuss the origin of Blockbuster (new season coming June 2020) and discuss their own entrepreneurial struggles in this special release for Dell Technologies Small Business PodFerence, a virtual conference of podcast creators. Matt details how he left his career in broadcast journalism with CBS and NBC to self-finance his own feature documentary (2017's Score: A Film Music Documentary, a New York Times Critics Pick), and the challenges the Blockbuster team faced tryiing to create a new model of high-end "biopic podcast" (biopod) storytelling, which parallels some of the struggles of many entrepreneurs, not to mention filmmakers George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. For more tips and inspiration from podcasters that can help your small business thrive in uncertain times, visit Dell Technologies Small Business PodFerence website at http://www.delltechnologiespodference.com. http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend! New season coming in spring 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 1: The Dropout

Episode 1: The Dropout

2020-06-1732:101

Premiere. 1977: College dropout James Cameron, a 22-year-old truck driver, aspires for something more. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Bonus Interview. BLOCKBUSTER series creator Matt Schrader asks James Cameron friend and screenwriter Bill Wisher about their early interests and motivations, and about starring in James and Randy Frakes' short film Xenogenesis. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 BLOCKBUSTER is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing BLOCKBUSTER with a friend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 2: New World

Episode 2: New World

2020-06-2429:49

James Cameron excels at Roger Corman's film studio, meeting several people who will change the course of his life. An electric moment on set demonstrates James' filmmaking potential. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Bonus Interview. BLOCKBUSTER series creator Matt Schrader asks author and co-director of James' short film Xenogenesis Randy Frakes about James' early motivations, nearly electrocuting Bill Wisher on set, and James rising through the ranks of Roger Corman's studio. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 BLOCKBUSTER is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing BLOCKBUSTER with a friend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Young James engineers a hot air balloon in Chippawa, Ontario. Tension builds on the set of Piranha II. James embraces his worst nightmare. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Bonus Interview. BLOCKBUSTER series creator Matt Schrader asks legendary producer and Academy Award honoree Roger Corman about James Cameron's rapid rise through New World Pictures in the 1980s, and about his disappointment with James being fired from Piranha II. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 BLOCKBUSTER is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing BLOCKBUSTER with a friend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
An up-and-coming Ridley Scott decides on a film that will revolutionize science fiction horror. James pitches The Terminator, and meets bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
James finishes filming on The Terminator, only to see the film disappoint. James marries his producer Gale, and fights for Sigourney Weaver's big payday in Aliens. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Bonus Archival. This special extended episode contains original news reports of the "greatest ocean discovery in history" on September 1, 1985. First is CTV's original report the evening of the discovery, and then ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, and the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. After this, CBS News and ABC News continue their coverage with the questions around who owns the ship, and excerpts from the 1986 documentary "Titanic: The Nightmare and the Dream." Lastly, Dr. Robert Ballard speaks about his discovery, and the top-secret military origins of the mission that found Titanic. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 6: The Tyrant

Episode 6: The Tyrant

2020-07-2232:21

James' vision is threatened by a mutiny at Pinewood Studios. Pressure builds on composer James Horner. James' father declines an opportunity to celebrate his son's success. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Bonus Interview. BLOCKBUSTER series creator Matt Schrader asks friend Randy Frakes about James Cameron's frustrations filming Aliens, their discovery of the Fairlight Synthesizer for sound effects (or was it music?), and speaking with James' father Philip about his son's career. This award-winning 10-part original miniseries stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame) as up-and-coming writer-director James Cameron, and tells the story of how he fought through decades of personal struggles and career setbacks to assemble the most expensive and grueling movie production of all-time, Titanic, that nearly sank two film studios. If you enjoyed BLOCKBUSTER, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits!  Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod Instagram: http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter 🏆 BLOCKBUSTER is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing BLOCKBUSTER with a friend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Whitney Rodden

Wow! Beautiful finale to a great miniseries. I left a long, hearfelt comment on their website already so I won't repost, but each episode is well-researched and incredibly immersive. Every cinephile should hear this!

Aug 21st
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Whitney Rodden

This episode felt so short! Great series.

Jul 17th
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Martin Whipkey

This is by far the best dramatic docucast I've had the privledge to be subscribed to. It's such an interesting and engaging way to immortalize these great filmmakers. I can't wait for future series, maybe like Kubrick, Tarantino, Ridley Scott, and of course Spielberg...so excited!

Jun 29th
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