TALKHOUSE AND VANITY FAIR PRESENT A TWO-PART CONVERSATION BETWEEN GUILLERMO DEL TORO AND WILLIAM FRIEDKIN

TALKHOUSE AND WETALK PARTNER FOR DISCUSSIONS WITH ARLAN HAMILTON, EMILY BEST & JEN CONSALVO AND MEGAN SMITH, NEHA NARULA & SAMANTHA SNABES RECORDED AT SXSW

ADDITIONAL COVERAGE INCLUDES ESSAYS FROM
CASSIE RAMONE, JONAH FURMAN, COURTNEY MOOREHEAD BALAKER AND MORE

TALKHOUSE PODCAST NOMINATED FOR BEST INDIVIDUAL EPISODE WEBBY AWARD

“Must-listen podcast.” —Entertainment Weekly

“The website for artist-on- artist criticism.” —Pitchfork

“The pieces are quality, smart adventures and the writer/artist combinations are frequently mind-blowing.” —Village Voice

“The show isn’t merely the audio recording of a mutual admiration society, but a conversation between artists capable of offering each other critical analyses and educated opinions on each other’s craft.” —Fast Company

This week the Talkhouse Podcast presents a special two-part conversation with Academy Award-winning directors William Friedkin (The French Connection, The Exorcist) and Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth) in conjunction with Vanity Fair’s Little Gold Men podcast. In addition to presenting the two-part conversation together, Talkhouse Film’s Nick Dawson joins Little Gold Men while Vanity Fair’s Katey Rich guests on the Talkhouse Podcast. Listen to Part One of the podcast HERE and Part Two HERE.

Also this week, Talkhouse continues its collaboration with WeTalk, a new talk show for and about the women shaping our culture. Watch a discussion between Arlan Hamilton, Emily Best and Jen Consalvo— the founders of Backstage Capital, Seed&Spark and CocktailHERE and see Megan Smith, Neha Narula & Samantha Snabes— women at the forefront of technological development— speak HERE. All WeTalk interviews are hosted by award-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner (Dig!, We Live in Public).

Throughout the month of April, Talkhouse will present WeTalk conversations filmed live in partnership with Dell Technologies at THE EXPERIENCE at SXSW. The mission of WeTalk is to bring together women who are blazing new paths across arts, business, technology, government and entrepreneurship, in unique combinations, to spark new ideas & creations. Upcoming talks include:

April 24—Voice to Power—Films for Social Justice: Alexandria Bombach & Hayley Pappas
April 26—Anthems for Artists: Sasha Waters Freyer & Xan Aranda

Along with the conversations from SXSW, WeTalk and Talkhouse will partner to present a series of panel discussions from the Tribeca Film Festival at the Roxy Hotel Cinema beginning April 24 at noon ET. With five panels ranging from “Women of the Web” to “The Ethics of Protest,” each panel will be anchored by a film that is premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival: Rethinking Barbie, General Magic, Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland, RX: Early Detection A Cancer Journey and Blowin' Up

Featured WeTalk guests will include award-winning actress Tatum O’Neal, Huffington Post photo editor Christy Havaran, shift7 co-founder Puneet Kaur Ahira, activist Rabbi Rachel Timoner, photographer Heather Hunter, Program Communications Specialist for U.N. Women Jennifer Cooper, president of BBG Ventures Susan Lyne, award-winning filmmakers Kate Davis & Andrea Nevins, Haute Hijab founder Melanie Elturk and serial entrepreneur & mental health advocate Bea Arthur. See HERE for the complete schedule of WeTalk events at the Tribeca Film Festival and to RSVP.

Also this week at Talkhouse, Vivian GirlsCassie Ramone reviews King Tuff's The Other (read it HERE) and director/actress/producer Courtney Moorehead Balaker discusses how motherhood prepared her for directing (read it HERE). Tomorrow, Jonah Furman (Krill) reviews Frankie CosmosVessel.

The critically acclaimed Talkhouse Podcast is nominated for a 2018 Webby Award for Best Individual Episode—Podcasts & Digital Audio for their conversation between actress Rose McGowan and Perfect Pussy frontwoman/MTV News anchor Meredith Graves. Listen to the nominated podcast episode HERE and vote for the category’s winner HERE.

Talkhouse’s editorial website and podcast offer an alternative to traditional models of journalism and criticism. Readers and listeners gain unique insight to the creative process as musicians, actors, filmmakers, comedians and leaders in the food world explore and express their opinions on each other’s crafts in writing and on the podcast. All content on Talkhouse—written editorial, audio podcasts and video—is created by musicians, filmmakers, actors, chefs and more. Talkhouse has changed the journalistic landscape with landmark contributions from the late Lou Reed, Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, Rose McGowan and hundreds of other creative leaders. On the Talkhouse Podcast, guests have included Kid Cudi talking with Paul Reubens, Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) in conversation with Talib Kweli, Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre sitting down with Nicole Holofcener, and Darren Aronofsky talking with one of his cinematic heroes, Alejandro Jodorowsky.

The fast-rising media company continues to grow its platform in scope with the recent launch of its Food Podcast, with the debut episode featuring a discussion between NYC restaurateur Andrew Carmellini and rapper A$AP Ferg (listen HERE). The Talkhouse Podcast was recently named a Webby Award honoree (Best Individual Podcast Episode), while Amy Rose Spiegel was hired as editor-in-chief of Talkhouse Music, highlighting the organization’s continuing growth and evolution. Additionally, Talkhouse was recently featured in Fast Company’s “The Recommender” column, noting that “The show isn’t merely the audio recording of a mutual admiration society, but a conversation between artists capable of offering each other critical analyses and educated opinions on each other’s craft.”

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