THE BACKSTORY, BY 101 STUDIOS AND IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SOHO HOUSE, IS A SERIES OF INSIGHTFUL DISCUSSIONS PAIRING CREATIVE INNOVATORS TO SHARE IDEAS AND MAKE CONNECTIONS
December 15, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA – 101 Studios and Jason Bentley have launched a new entertainment podcast: The Backstory bringing together unexpected artists, actors, and creators to share ideas and make connections. Listen to episode 1, featuring Kristen Bell (Actor, The Good Place, Frozen 2, Veronica Mars) and Adam Grant (NY Times Best-Selling Author, Podcast Host), HERE. Additional announced guests are Margaret Cho (Actor, Comedian, Over the Moon) and Paul Feig (Director, Writer, Producer, Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters), Terence Blanchard (Musician, Composer, Da 5 Bloods, BlacKkKlansman) and Kemp Powers (Playwright, Screenwriter, Director, Soul, One Night in Miami) as well as Justin Min (Actor, The Umbrella Academy) and Rosalind Chao (Actor, Mulan). More guests to be announced soon. Listen the The Backstory trailer HERE and watch clips from episode 1 HERE:
- Kristen Bell on Picking Roles and Authenticity: https://youtu.be/R_hMCb3vJ2k
- Kristen Bell talks about conformity in work/life:https://youtu.be/7jc4C64Y270
- Adam Grant on leading with weakness and admitting flaws: https://youtu.be/h-EBoa-rzu0
- Psychologist Adam Grant on Collaboration and Control: https://youtu.be/w5ifbuCSkhc
Supporting the ethos of Soho House; a place to have fun and make an impact,
The Backstory is a platform for Soho House members to connect with fellow creatives, share ideas and collaborate.
Bentley, former host of KCRW’s award-winning program Morning Becomes Eclectic and long-time Soho House member, invites listeners to candid conversations between the innovators and creatives who shape our culture. In discussions hosted by Bentley, the guests-thinkers, artists and tastemakers from across the worlds of film, music, politics and beyond-reveal what drives them and what inspires them, through never-before-told stories about their personal histories and the projects that brought them professional acclaim. Bentley has also supervised major motion picture soundtracks for TRON: LEGACY and THE MATRIX trilogy and is working with the music supervision team on the official soundtrack for the forthcoming release of TOP GUN: MAVERICK.
The Backstory is supported by D’USSÉ Cognac. Sullivan Doh, D’USSÉ’s global brand ambassador and premier mixologist will create custom cocktails inspired by episodes from the podcast. Listeners can find the recipes included in the episode descriptions or can watch a step-by-step tutorial on D’Ussé’s social channels (@DusseCognac).
About 101 Studios:
101 Studios is a global entertainment company dedicated to the acquisition, financing, development, production and distribution of high-caliber, creator-driven storytelling. The studio empowers content creators through first-class collaboration and innovation. On the film side, past releases include Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s The Current War: Director’s Cut, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon as well as the Sundance Audience award winner Burden featuring Forest Whitaker and Garrett Hedlund. Upcoming releases include the French sensation La Belle Epoque. On the television side, 101 produces Taylor Sheridan’s cable’s biggest show for Paramount Network Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner as well as Sheridan’s upcoming series Mayor of Kingstown. Additionally, 101 Studios oversees and manages the newly formed Sports Illustrated Studios, a content platform based on the biggest and most compelling stories, characters and moments in sports past, present and future.
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About Soho House:
Founded in 1995 by Nick Jones,Soho Houseis a home for creative people to come together. Today there are members and Houses around the world, as well as restaurants, spas, workspaces, and cinemas.
Soho House is a platform that fosters creativity in all its forms; a place where people can share ideas and make connections in physical and digital spaces.