Erich Schwartzel is a veteran film industry reporter who might have just written the most important book of the year (He’s a friend, but hey, the book is getting rave reviews). If you’re curious about the inside story of Hollywood getting coopted by China, by all means order “Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy.” In this episode we discuss, among many other things:
China’s longterm thinking vs. our corporations’ short term thinking
What surprising kinds of content China’s government bans in films (Such as Jamie Foxx’s penis)
Does Erich respect the CCP? What are their strengths?
Why the NBA is different from Hollywood