Ira Glass, creator/host of the popular NPR radio show "This American Life," is featured in the current issue of FAST COMPANY magazine. Glass and comic Mike Birbiglia have collaborated on a movie treatment of Birbiglia's stage show "Sleepwalk with Me." The film opens in select markets this weekend.
From the article:It wasn’t until past guests on the radio show began selling their stories to movie studios that the idea of expanding into films started looking like a smart business move.
“It seemed like we should get into movies because it would be a way for This American Life to raise money, and for every dollar we could raise from the movie business, we wouldn’t have to come and beg our listeners. That seemed like it would be a lovely thing to do for listeners, to raise money from Hollywood instead of them.”