Howard announced that Richard watched a number of the movies that have been entered in next week's Howard Stern Film Festival and thought some of them were "amazing."
Because it sounded like there were quite a few high quality entries, Howard wondered why Doug Goodstein was limiting the number of finalists at the festival to eight.
Richard commented that Doug has the event "planned down to the second," which was why he couldn't include more films.
Doug told Howard that "budgetary things," including flying the finalists to New York, were the reasons why only a certain number of entries will be involved. Doug added that another reason they need to limit the number of entries is because, according to the show's contract with the theater hosting the festival, the event has to be done by 10 p.m., because another show needs to be "loaded in" afterwards.
After Doug added that the film festival can't start until 8 p.m. because there's "an earlier show" as well, he noted that he had to "deflect the blame" for the booking, explaining that members of the marketing team were actually responsible for the plans.
Howard replied that he thought Doug was too accommodating and needed to let the theater know that they might need the facility for longer than the contract stated.