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PODCAST & TRANSCRIPT: Billions Co-Creator Brian Koppelman Says Everyone Knows How to Tell a Great Story But Few Get the Chance – July 19, 2018

Koppelman Calls the Hit Showtime Series His “Dream Show” and an “Absurd Privilege”

by Eric Johnson | Recode | July 19, 2018

Source: Showtime

On the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, filmmaker and writer Brian Koppelman talks with Kafka about co-creating the hit Showtime series “Billions.” He talks about his writing process, the show’s intense commitment to detail — including its frequent visits to real-life New York restaurants — and whether he thinks the viewers of “Billions” are watching for the characters or for “wealth porn.”

Below, we’ve posted a lightly edited full transcript of the conversation.

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Categories Behind the Scenes Billions Dining Guide Food/Dining

Billions Dining Guide, Season 3 – June 10, 2018

What the Fork?

by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | June 10, 2018

Source: Showtime

It is no secret that one of my favorite things about my favorite show is how it showcases the New York dining scene from hole-in-the-walls and neighborhood gems, to Michelin-starred restaurants. In case you missed previous season Dining Guides, here is the information about restaurants appearing on the show for Season 1 and Season 2. Continue reading Billions Dining Guide, Season 3 – June 10, 2018

Categories Billions Print Media

Bobby Axelrod’s Fixer on Billions – June 6, 2018

TV’s Fixers Crank Up the Tension

by Hugh Hart | LA Times | June 6, 2018

Source: Showtime

In real life, Michael Cohen, lawyer to President Trump and self-declared fixer, embodies the risks that come with cleaning up messes for the rich and powerful. On television, fixers tend to be more effective. They might be a PR puppet master like Kerry Washington’s “Scandal” character Olivia Pope or the homicidal White House chief of staff Doug Stamper played by Michael Kelly in “House of Cards.”

But whatever their official job titles, fictional TV fixers share an ability to crank up dramatic tension through the ruthless practice of skulduggery-for-hire.

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Categories Billions Music Print Media

How Billions Creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien Use Music as an Emotional Accelerator on the Show – May 24, 2018

NPR’s All Songs Considered, Music Pods, Sound Opinions, Spotify Discover Weekly and Twitter Solicitation Beacons: Discovering Music for Billions

by Caitlin White | Uproxx | May 24, 2018

Last fall over the holidays I was desperately trying to avoid reality. Looking for an escape, I turned to a popular TV show called Billions because I’d noticed one of my favorite Uproxx TV writers, Brian Grubb, writing a love letter to it earlier in the year. It looked just far enough away from my own life to distract from the stupid minutia of what was bothering me, the characters were strong, powerful, and self-assured — but they were also caught up in tough situations, unfair portrayals, and pesky mistakes.

The plot was thick and moved with deftness, there was not one but two strong, badass female characters, there was a subplot involving a nonbinary character working in the midst of the boys club, and the whole thing swung on an unholy rivalry that was a thrill to watch. This all made for great, addictive TV, but as a music editor, what stopped me in my tracks was the soundtrack. Unexpectedly, I found old folk and indie rock favorites like Andrew Bird cropping up alongside a guest appearance from the rock gods themselves, Metallica!

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Billions: Exclusive Screening of Season 3 Finale – May 21, 2018

Superfan Finale Event

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 21, 2018

Calling all Billions superfans in the East Coast area! You are invited to an exclusive advance screening of the Billions season three finale on Thursday, June 7 at NeueHouse in New York City.  This is a ‘first-come, first-served’ event so be sure to RSVP by emailing RSVP2@GQ.com.  Cocktails will be served at 7:00 p.m., followed by a 7:30 p.m. viewing in the screening room, cellar level. Join executive producers and co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien for a Q&A at the event!

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