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364 - Netflix Killed the Video Store

By John August and Craig Mazin

John welcomes Kate Hagen to talk about missing movies and the role that video stores play in archiving film history, preserving access to all movies and creating a sense of community. They discuss some of the barriers to films getting digital distribution, from limited music licenses to struggles with chain-of-title when companies fail. We also discuss what it is to be a script reader, write coverage and clash with a boss’ taste. And we follow up on Moviepass and its legacy. Links: Thanks for joining us, Kate Hagen! In Search of the Last Great Video Store by Kate Hagen The Black List Netflix’s DVD service Fresh Horses was one of those missing movies. The Fall of MoviePass and its reverse stock split Kate recommends Ladies & Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains, Mikey and Nicky and FilmStruck to watch classic movies. My Life as a Goddess by Guy Branum Tees-En-Scène sells shirts that highlight and support female writer/directors. The USB drives! John August on Twitter Craig Mazin on Twitter Kate Hagen on Twitter John on Instagram Find past episodes Scriptnotes Digital Seasons are also now available! Outro by Luke Davis (send us yours!) Email us at You can download the episode here.

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