Today we bring you the sixth episode of the Steal This Show podcast, with feature guest Lance Weiler. In this episode we discuss upsides of piracy and how digital distribution revolutionized indie filmmaking.

steal240This special episode features Lance Weiler – writer, director & experience designer. Lance is the creator of movies The Last Broadcast (1998) and Head Trauma (2005). WIRED magazine named him ‘one of 25 people helping to re-invent entertainment and change the face of Hollywood.’

As well as zooming through Lance’s career, Jamie and Lance discuss how digital distribution revolutionized indie filmmaking, while filmmakers resisted it; how Lance sees piracy as a positive; the challenges for discovery and attention when everyone’s a creator; and how to hijack Sherlock Holmes.

Steal This Show aims to release bi-weekly episodes featuring insiders discussing copyright and file-sharing news. It complements our regular reporting by adding more room for opinion, commentary and analysis.

The guests for our news discussions will vary and we’ll aim to introduce voices from different backgrounds and persuasions. In addition to news, STS will also produce features interviewing some of the great innovators and minds.

Host: Jamie King

Guess: Lance Weiler.

Produced by Jamie King
Edited & Mixed by Eric Bouthiller
Original Music by David Triana
Web Production by Siraje Amarniss