Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021

LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television has retreated slightly this season due to delays and shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study out Thursday by the advocacy group GLAAD.

The percentage of regularly seen LGBTQ characters on streaming as well as...

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), has announced that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen will receive a Director’s Tribute, and Emmy, Golden Globe, Tony and Peabody Award-winning screenwriter, producer and director Ryan Murphy will receive the Industry Tribute at the 2020 IFP...

Friday, May. 1, 2020

Terry Donahue, the subject of the new Netflix documentary " A Secret Love," was a catcher for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Yes, kind of like Geena Davis' character Dottie Hinson from Penny Marshall's "A League of Their Own." She wore those skirts, she went to charm school...

Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2020

Ryan Murphy has a clear-eyed fascination with the 20th-century Hollywood dream machine, so adroit at making stars and breaking the hearts of those who didn't fit the mold. Among the casualties: Anna May Wong and Hattie McDaniel, gifted actresses of color consigned to play stereotypes, and...

Friday, Sep. 27, 2019

To hear Ben Platt describe it, producer Ryan Murphy’s pitch for him to star in the new Netflix series “The Politician” had all the planning, precision and vision of a successful presidential campaign.

“He said, ‘OK, the show is called ‘The Politician.’ The character’s Peyton Hobart. This...

Thursday, May. 30, 2019

While it remains to be seen if an Emmy nomination or perhaps even multiple nods are in the offing for Pose (FX Network), major TV Academy recognition has already been attained. Last month, the 12th Television Academy Honors were presented, celebrating programs that examine and portray...

Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

After a year like this, Netflix shows no signs of chilling.

The dominant online video streamer started 2018 with almost 118 million subscribers, went on to win its first feature-film Oscar, briefly surpassed Disney as the most valuable U.S. media company, lured the likes of superstar show...

Monday, Mar. 26, 2018

A California appeals court on Monday threw out a lawsuit by 101-year-old actress Olivia de Havilland against the creators of the FX Networks show "Feud: Bette and Joan," bringing an abrupt end to a closely-watched case that pitted an individual's rights to their life and likeness against the...

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning producer, director and writer Ryan Murphy and his Ryan Murphy Productions have entered into a multi-year deal to produce new series and films exclusively at Netflix, starting July 1.

“Ryan Murphy’s series have influenced the global cultural...

Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017

You might think an eight-part miniseries about screen legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford butting heads and being fabulous would have little to say about modern times.

You'd be wrong.

Without soft-pedaling any of the fun and fabulousity of vintage Hollywood, "Feud: Bette and Joan...

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