Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner discusses the show’s origins, his difficult contract negotiations, and his inspirations when writing the series, as well as Big Media issues and a lot of personal reminisces with his big sis! Check it out!!Read More »
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[WATCH] AN INTIMATE TALK WITH ‘MAD MEN’ CREATOR MATTHEW WEINER!
AMAZING! SHONDA RHIMES SELLS HER 4TH PROJECT!
Shonda Rhimes’ company Shondaland has sold its fourth project this season, drama The Circle to ABC.Read More »
SUZANNE de PASSE INKS 3 PICTURE DEAL WITH UNIVERSAL!
Universal Pictures announced today that the studio has forged a significant three-year, first-look production agreement with Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones’ de Passe Jones Entertainment (depassejones.com). The announcement was made by Universal Pictures Chairman Adam Fogelson and Co-Chairman Donna Langley.Read More »
‘BLACK LIST’ CREATOR LAUNCHES BLCKLST.COM!
Deadline Exclusive: If you’re in the industry and don’t know who Franklin Leonard is, stop what you’re doing right now – and do some research. Film executive Franklin Leonard has maintained The Black List for the past six years to champion hundreds of talented screenwriters and unproduced scripts. Well over 125 screenplays have been made into movies, and they’re responsible for 20 Oscars and roughly $10 billion in worldwide grosses.Read More »
MEET CAA’S ‘ASSISTANT TO WATCH’ ASHLEY HOLLAND!
Dallas native Holland, who joined CAA in February 2009, has already mastered quite a juggling act. As Nancy Etz’s assistant, she runs the office and liaises with such top talent as Mark Roberts (exec producer, “Mike & Molly”), Andre & Maria Jacquemetton (exec producers, “Mad Men”), Alex Graves (pilot director for “Fringe” and “Terra Nova”) and Michael Mayer ( pilot director for “Smash”). As a member of the CAA’s agent trainee program she’s also focused on developing her own skills and networking with other agents. “It’s a challenge to balance it all,” says Holland, who’s worked on projects for client Spike ...Read More »
DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: CONVERSATION WITH REL DOWDELL!
On a chilly Saturday morning in the city of Brotherly Love THO’s editor-in-chief Linda Madison sat down with writer/director Rel Dowdell over stuffed French toast and coffee at Philadelphia’s famed Sabrina’s Cafe to talk about his latest film ’Changing the Game.’Read More »
AL THOMPSON’S NEW SCI-FI SERIES ‘ODESSA’ SCREENS AT NYTVF!
BET’s ’Lennox Avenue’ Creator and Executive Producer Al Thompson’s new sci-fi series ‘Odessa’ starring adorable six-year old Skai Jackson (The Smurfs) is slated to screen at The New York Television Festival.Read More »
EXCLUSIVE! FACEBOOK LIVE CHAT WITH SHONDA RHIMES!
In a first-ever event, ABC is providing fans the opportunity to view the opening ten minutes of the “Off the Map” series premiere and chat exclusively with show creator and executive producer Jenna Bans, executive producer Shonda Rhimes, and actor Jason George (Dr. Otis Cole). The chat and stream will take place live on the official Facebook fan page Tuesday, January 11 at 11:00 a.m., PT. Fans who have “liked” the page will be able to participate. For more information and to join, visit http://www.facebook.com/OffTheMap?v=app_4949752878. “Off the Map,” premieres WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.Read More »
BLACKLIST CREATOR LEAVES UNIVERSAL PICTURES FOR BIG WILLY!
With all the uncertainty over at NBCU, Franklin Leonard, the creator of the Black List, is yet another exec leaving his post at Universal Pictures and joining Overbrook Entertainment, the company run by mega film starRead More »
ANN MARIE JOHNSON STEPS DOWN FROM SAG!
This is my last letter as SAG’s 1st vice president. For some, the end of my term as chairwoman of the largest and most prolific division of Screen Actors Guild will be a joyous day. Hopefully there will be others who won’t feel the same. Regardless, my four terms as SAG’s first vice president have been filled with some of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in my professional life. [Basically is saying, y'all biatches didn't make me Prez, so I'm peacing out on y'all motherfuggaz and hoping to hop on the next 'Tyler Perry' movie!!] Read the rest of ...Read More »