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‘Those Who Can’t’: Tonight’s Premiere Marks a Big Moment in truTV Rebranding

All the cool kids are doing it. truTV, known for reality skeins like “Impractical Jokers,” “The Carbonaro Effect” and “Billy on the Street,” is delving into the scripted series world for the first time tonight with its high school-set comedy…

Directors Guild Awards Make History

Even as the controversy over the second year of #OscarsSoWhite simmers down a few notches with the Academy’s accelerated efforts to diversify its membership, Hollywood’s major professional guilds continue to make clear statements that could be termed #NotSoWhite. The Screen…

WGA-West Event Is Beyond Words

You know it’s going to be an entertaining evening when a “fight” breaks out amongst acclaimed screenwriters of some of the most honored films this awards season. That’s what happened at the Writers Guild of America West’s Beyond Words Feb….

Diversity Issue Rubs Off on Casting Society’s Artios Awards — Here Are the Ceremony Highlights and Full List of Winners

With all the recent controversy about the lack of inclusion at the Oscars, and on the evening before the Motion Picture Academy took action to broaden its membership, the point was made several times during the 31st annual Artios Awards…

Critics’ Choice Awards: A TV Drama Breaks Out, an Action Movie Dominates and an Oscar Contender Wins Best Picture

One of the most exciting things about the television industry is when a little-seen basic cable show bursts out of the gate of its freshman season to widespread acclaim, often, as “Mad Men” did for AMC, redefining its parent network….

Warren Littlefield in Conversation With Dick Wolf and Chuck Lorre: TV Icons Share Insights Into the Business — Then and Now

Network presidents get deluged with gifts for the holiday season, but not many keep those presents for 25 years. Enter Warren Littlefield — who ran NBC Entertainment during its “must-see TV” era and is now an executive producer of FX’s…

A Call to Action at Press Play Ceremony

Ever since the slate of Oscar acting nominees announced earlier this year was without any minority representation, spawning the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, there’s been a renewed and intense discussion about diversity in Hollywood. And it was no different at the Variety…

‘Silicon Valley’s’ T.J. Miller to Host Critics’ Choice Awards

You’ve seen him as the “den mother” on HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” running a household of brilliant geeks working to take their startup to the next level — and of course, attempting to horn in on the action. Now actor and…

Jon Favreau, the Farrelly Brothers, Robert Townsend, Buck Henry, Jennifer Westfeldt, Rob Reiner and Many Others Join to Celebrate the WGA’s Newly Released List of 101 Funniest Screenplays of All Time

EDITOR’S NOTE: A list of the 101 funniest screenplays of all time has been released by The Writers Guild of America (East and West). According to the Nov. 11 press release, the list was “voted on by members of both…

Documentary Series Attracts Top Hollywood Players

Ron Howard. Brett Ratner. Akiva Goldsman. The names of these major Hollywood players are not normally associated with documentaries about science. But all three, along with Peter Berg and actors Angela Bassett and Paul Giamatti, have each directed an episode…