Michael H. Weber
Michael H. Weber is an American screenwriter and producer from New York. He and his writing partner Scott Neustadter have written the original screenplays for the films 500 Days of Summer and The Pink Panther 2.
February 25, 2018
Oscar-nominated screenwriter (“The Disaster Artist,” “500 Days of Summer”) and GGACPsuperfan MICHAEL H. WEBER joins Gilbert and Frank to talk about the studio development process, the eccentricities of Marlon Brando (and Tommy Wiseau), the cinema of Richard Curtis and the importance of truth in storytelling. Also, Jane Fonda takes a seat, Bill Murray thanks Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman pursues Hannibal Lecter and the boys list their favorite romantic comedies (and romantic comedy cliches). PLUS: Evel Knievel! “The Knack…and How to Get It”! Gilbert hangs with Paul Rudd! Praising “Jerry Maguire”! And Michael swaps punchlines with Steve Martin!
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December 25, 2017
Screenwriter Michael H. Weber (500 Days of Summer, The Disaster Artist) joins Amy this week to discuss the 2003 romantic comedy “Love Actually.” They discuss how the film succeeds as a mosaic of interlocking stories and why it adds up to more than the sum of its parts. Plus, Michael shares some of the moments on his “Yikes” list before they assess the movie’s charm and take a deep dive into the many plot threads of “Love Actually.” Does “Love Actually” belong in The Canon? Cast your vote on the Earwolf forums now!
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December 18, 2017
On June 27th, 2003, a $6 million movie premiered at two theaters in Los Angeles, earning a reported box office gross of less than $2000. That movie was called THE ROOM, and against all odds it became a midnight screening sensation, changed the way the entire world watches movies, and made an enigmatic fake New Orleans native into the most successful unsuccessful director in Hollywood history.
On this week’s podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, screenwriters of the new (and high quality!) movie THE DISASTER ARTIST. Find out how a movie based on a book based on a film production slash friendship became a universally meaningful piece of drama, while keeping in every open door, ass shot, and demented line reading that makes THE ROOM a legend.
December 8, 2017
On a very special episode of How Did This Get Made?, Paul speaks with the stars and writers of The Disaster Artist which includes James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Ari Graynor, Michael H. Webber, Scott Neustadter, Greg Sestero, and Tommy Wiseau. Plus, we present the classic HDTGM episode on The Room with Steve Heisler from The AV Club and Greg Sestero!
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Where to Find Jason, June & Paul:
You can see Jason, June, and Paul in The Disaster Artist in theaters now.
Paul’s new comedy Drive Share is available on Go90. Paul can be seen on Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, Opening Night, and Veep. You can see June and Paul on NTSF:SD:SUV:: on HULU. June stars in Grace and Frankie on Netflix, as well as Lady Dynamite alongside with Jason.
Jason can be seen in The Good Place, The House, The Lego Batman Movie, How to Be Single, Sleeping with Other People, and is still indeed in The Dictator.