'Ghostbusters' Editor on Why He Rides the L.A. Metro —to Judd Apatow's Disbelief (Guest Column)

Metro Train Illo - H 2015
Illustration by: Melinda Josie

Metro Train Illo - H 2015

"Parking is expensive, and it gets us walking more," says Brent White, who has worked with Apatow since 'Freaks and Geeks.'

This story first appeared in the Nov. 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

I'm excited about the new Expo line that will go to Santa Monica because it goes by Sony and Judd Apatow's offices, the "Apatower" on Pico Boulevard. The next time I work for Judd, I may abandon the car and take the Metro.

He and Adam McKay are surprised that I use the Metro. I'll say, "I went and saw a show at the Ace Hotel and took the Metro." And they'll say, "You took the what?" My wife and I take it to go to the Chinese Theatre, the Egyptian or ArcLight. Parking is expensive, and it gets us walking more. There's a certain colorful element you rub up against on the subway — people going to Staples Center for a show or game, or the L.A. Coliseum during these new music festivals. I've even taken the Metro home from LAX! It's tricky. There's a bus and you have to change lines twice.

There's a famous subway sequence in the original Ghostbusters, and there's a great subway sequence in the new Ghostbusters, too. They built it on a soundstage so we could have total control — but it looks and feels just like a real subway.

White has been an editor for Apatow since Freaks and Geeks and is currently editing Ghostbusters, directed by Paul Feig.