A Star is Born

The latest remake of A Star is Born is, well it’s getting mixed reviews. Some are rapturous (like this, this, or this and espeically this) others not so much (for instance: this, this, or this).

Our panel discuss this latest version in the “there is always a possibility of getting discovered” American myths. This version stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga with Cooper also directing. It is the story of a musician who meets and falls for a young singer. He helps her find fame, as age and addiction send his own career into a downward spiral.

Jonathan Schwartz fills in for host Erroll Southers and is joined by veteran panelists Alex AgoAnge-Marie Hancock Alfaro, and Anita Dashiell-Sparks


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This podcast is brought to you by Price Video Services and USC Bedrosian Center, and continues ongoing efforts to bring policy and its impact into the public discourse.


Sound editing by the Brothers Hedden.

Aubrey Hicks is the Executive Director at the Bedrosian Center, where she oversees day-to-day operations and strategic planning for the Center. She was the Managing Editor, Journal of Public Policy. Prior to joining the Bedrosian Center, Aubrey was the Program Coordinator at The POGIL Project, a national professional development organization for educators. She also served as an academic reference librarian and worked in marketing and administration at Elsevier Science and Cornell University Press. She holds a degree in English from Moravian College and an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Jonathan Schwartz Jonathan Schwartz has spent over 10 years in the corporate video space with a specialization in production and marketing to fully realize, protect, and enhance a company’s brand through video. Projects that Jonathan has produced/directed have been featured in national marketing campaigns - distributed both on the web and broadcast television. Jonathan also has an extensive technical background which he leverages to build state of the art and award winning digital delivery systems. Currently, Jonathan is the Director of Video Productions and Operations at USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy where he has designed and implemented cost-effective streaming and video solutions/workflows which has allowed the University to reduce costs and bring production in-house. Jonathan came to USC from Celebrity Cruises, where he designed and implemented their on-board closed circuit IP-TV station / delivery system for their Solstice Class of ships. Jonathan also has a passion for the narrative space, and produces / directs short films that are often featured in film festivals around the country. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California - School of Cinematic Arts.