Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter

Interview with filmmaker Morgan Neville

Morgan Neville describes the making of the documentary Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter, a riveting chronicle of the time, weaving together archival footage, rare performances, and interviews from a veritable who’s who, including Elton John, Steve Martin, and Bonnie Raitt. Neville discusses his editing process and the relationship […]


Filmmaker Interview (and Podcast Extra)

For the upcoming premiere of LENNONYC for American Masters on PBS, producer Jessica Levin and director/producer Michael Epstein sat down to discuss the making of the film and answer some questions about the creative process.

Episode 9: Earl Slick

In episode nine of LENNONYC: Beyond Broadcast, meet Earl Slick, legendary lead guitarist, who originally met Lennon during David Bowie’s Young Americans sessions. In 1980, Jack Douglas brought Slick on to play guitar for Double Fantasy.

Conversation with Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones

Scorsese and his longtime collaborator Kent Jones discuss the creative process while creating A Letter to Elia, their a deeply personal film on Kazan, both a frank portrait and self-portrait.

Interview with Director Gandulf Hennig

Gandulf Hennig, the director of AMERICAN MASTERS Merle Haggard: Learning to Live With Myself premiering July 21, 2010 at 9pm on PBS(check local listings), explains his film making process and shares anecdotes about what it’s like to interview and film a maverick country musician such as Haggard.