Doug Ellin struck gold on HBO with his series Entourage. Not only was it out at the right time, it was unlike anything else on television. Sure, it showcased a group of friends navigating fame and Hollywood, but it was truly about their bond. Not everyone remembers it now, but Entourage was a bit of an awards juggernaut for a while. The luster and prestige wore off towards the end and for a while afterwards, but in recent years, has begun to be re-evaluated. Part of that, most recently, is due to Ellin, the show’s creator, launching “Victory: The Podcast” (found here). There, he talks not just about the show, but spends time with folks like Kevin Connelly and Kevin Dillon. As a fan of the show, when given the chance to interview Ellin, I was delighted for the opportunity.
Below, you can hear my chat with Ellin. We obviously talk about Entourage, but much like with “Victory: The Podcast” and its episodes, that’s only one part of the discussion. Ellin is incredibly easy to talk to, self-deprecating, smart, but also quick to point out the facts about his pride and joy. That’s just part of what made this interview so enjoyable. Ellin cut his teeth on film, before his hit TV show (not to mention Entourage: The Movie), so he’s done it all. Now, he’s a hit podcaster, and to boot, he’s able to do it with his friends. How can you beat that? Hopefully you dig our talk as much as I enjoyed having it…
Here now is my conversation with Doug Ellin. Enjoy:
Be sure to check out Victory: The Podcast!