Private Property sign in foreground with beach behind it | Still from "Access Denied" on SoCal Connected

Hollywood Artists Should Reconsider 'Aesthetic of Violence as Cool', Says 'Enlightened' Creator

Screenwriter Mike White is famous for comedies like "School of Rock" and "Nacho Libre." But when it comes to violence in movies, he has a very serious stance against fellow filmmakers who use their medium to promote what he calls Hollywood's "aesthetic of violence." He joins Madeleine to discuss the film industry's responsibility to society.

Mike White is the creator of the HBO show "Enlightened." You can follow Mike on Twitter at @mikewhiteMW.



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