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02

Oct
2014

In Press & News

By SBI

OC Weekly: Road-Tripping With Community’s Dan Harmon

On 02, Oct 2014 | In Press & News | By SBI

For a lot of reasons that probably have to do with shareholder value maximization, this is an era in which mainstream cinema has been eclipsed by excellent television. And you could argue that the people who make TV tend to be more interesting and complicated than those who make films. This is likely the result of creative people descending on the medium most receptive to their talents, bringing along all of the psychological baggage that talent entails. Harmontown is a documentary about being stuck on a bus with genius comedy writer Dan Harmon and all of his psychological baggage during the period after May 2012, when Sony Studios fired him from his cult NBC sitcom Community.

By January 2013, Harmon’s post-Community life involved the things he loved most: his girlfriend (now fiancée), Erin McGathy; drinking with his friends; pitching new series pilots to television networks; and the weekly recording of his podcast, Harmontown, in front of a live audience at Meltdown Comics in LA.

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