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VIFF Podcast

The VIFF Podcast brings you exclusive in-depth conversations with industry-leading filmmakers, creators and cultural luminaries recorded live at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Listen as VIFF guests Michael Moore, Jane Goodall, Rob McElhenney and RZA (just to name a few) share insights into their creative process.

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Latest Episode: Bill Lawrence on Ted Lasso

In this episode, we revisit a conversation with Bill Lawrence – the creator behind hit sitcoms Scrubs, Cougar Town, Spin City, and the animated series Clone High.

Joining us online as part of our 2020 virtual Creator Talk series, Bill shared a behind the scenes look at his latest big-hearted comedy Ted Lasso.

The Apple TV+ show finds Jason Sudeikis recruited to manage an English Premiere League soccer team, despite having no experience in the role (or even a clear concept of the sport). The series, which proves that comedy and sincerity can be potent strike partners, has garnered a lot of awards season buzz, with nominations across SAG, Golden Globes, Critics Choice, Writers Guild Awards and more.

Speaking to Warrior Nun Creator Simon Barry, Bill discusses mixing sensibilities in the writers’ room, and why some of the best comedies are the ones with a little bit of heart.


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