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Hillary Atkin

A Movie Star Embraces Television — in a Scandalous Way

Here’s a self-professed admission from Hugh Grant, whose films over the past several decades have grossed more than $3 billion globally at the box office. Until just very, very recently, he was a snob about TV, even as his co-stars…

FX’s John Landgraf on the Coming Streaming Wars: At What Point Does Television Become a Utility?

Long-established as an industry thought leader, FX CEO John Landgraf is getting ready for the big change when Disney takes over the cable network he’s called home for about 17 years. Landgraf spoke last week at Variety’s Entertainment and Technology…

Kurt Sutter Takes Out ‘Mayans M.C.’ for a Test Ride

Kurt Sutter was more than revved up for the premiere screening of his new FX outlaw crime drama, “Mayans M.C.” The creator of ”Sons Of Anarchy,” the epic seven-season motorcycle gang show from which “Mayans” is a spinoff, was introduced…

The Story Behind ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

“Crazy Rich Asians” is poised to take the box office by storm when it opens nationwide Wednesday. Based on the runaway 2013 bestseller by Kevin Kwan, it’s the first major studio film with an all-Asian cast since 1993’s “The Joy…

Here’s What’s Coming Up on Two of the Big Four Broadcast Nets

Two of the Big Four broadcast networks, ABC and NBC, capped off the TCA summer press tour held at the Beverly Hilton hotel. But unlike Fox and CBS, neither net provided its entertainment division presidents for what are commonly known…

Heads of the CW and Showtime Talk Expansion and How Streaming Has Disrupted the TV Model — in a Good Way

This week got off to a very strong start for two network presidents, the CW’s Mark Pedowitz and Showtime’s David Nevins. Their respective networks shared a day at TCA’s summer press tour held at the Beverly Hilton hotel. Pedowitz got…

How ‘New’ Will the ‘New Fox’ Be?

Dana Walden didn’t waste a single second before addressing what was on everyone’s minds during Fox’s day at the TCA summer press tour at the Beverly Hilton hotel. It was to be the last time in that venue the Fox…

FX Chief Explains Why His Network Won’t Be Trying to Compete With Netflix

Aside from being the chief executive of FX Networks, John Landgraf is known for being an authoritative source on the scripted television (and streaming) landscape. During his remarks at the TCA summer press tour Friday, he gave a midseason update…

Highlights From the TCA Cable Presentations

Several large and controversial personalities dominated the proceedings during last week’s cable portion of the Television Critics Association summer press tour, known as CTAM, which wrapped up Sunday at the Beverly Hilton. We’re talking people like Tom Arnold and Bobby…

CBS Bites the Bullet, Previews Its New Programming Against a Backdrop of Scandal

It was early on a Sunday, the morning after the Television Critics Association awards, where celebrating often goes late into the night after the ceremonies. But instead of a leisurely a.m. before getting back to business of the summer press…