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Friday, Jan. 3, 2020
The former head of HBO, Richard Plepler, has signed an exclusive production deal with Apple to make TV shows and movies for the iPhone maker's new streaming service, Apple TV Plus.
Plepler is well known in the entertainment industry and cultivated HBO's reputation for "prestige" TV. He...
Monday, Dec. 9, 2019
The Golden Globe TV nominations were most striking not for what they included, but what they didn't: The traditional broadcast networks were completely shut out in all 55 nominations.
It was a crowning moment for Netflix, and not just for the jeweled one on Queen Elizabeth's head. The...
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
Of all the editors, fashion notables, filmmakers and cultural critics who opine on Ralph Lauren in the new documentary "Very Ralph," it's an unlikely voice who perhaps most succinctly describes the appeal of the Lauren empire.
Kanye West says he was seeking a way to stand out early in his...
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019
HBO is green-lighting a new "Game of Thrones" prequel after reportedly canceling another that starred Naomi Watts.
The cable channel said Tuesday that it's given a 10-episode order to "House of the Dragon," set 300 years before the original series that ended its eight-season run in May....
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019
Damon Lindelof didn't take lightly the challenge of adapting the most acclaimed graphic novel of all time.
The "Lost" and "The Leftovers" co-creator was a fan of the revered "Watchmen" book ever since his father handed him the first few issues when he was 13 in the mid-1980s. So agreeing...
Monday, Sep. 16, 2019
On Saturday (9/14), the first evening of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater in downtown L.A., Netflix led the pack with 15 Emmys, nearly twice as many as second place finisher National Geographic which scored a total of eight (seven for Free Solo). But on Sunday (9/15),...
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019
David Klein, ASC is a three-time Emmy Award nominee, the latest coming this season for best cinematography for a limited series or movie on the strength of Deadwood: The Movie (HBO), directed by Daniel Minahan. Klein’s first two Emmy nods came in 2014 and 2016 for the respective ...
Friday, Aug. 16, 2019
Robin Thede knew plenty of talented African-American female comedians, but only a few were getting hired on popular TV comedy shows such as "Saturday Night Live" and "Mad TV."
So, Thede decided to create her own show featuring some of the industry's funniest black women. The comic-writer-...
Thursday, Jul. 25, 2019
HBO's forthcoming fantasy series "His Dark Materials" and its new televangelist comedy "The Righteous Gemstones" bring wildly different worlds to the screen, yet both grapple with the same central problem: How to take on religion without degrading and demeaning viewers' beliefs.
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2019
HBO's "Game of Thrones" slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap.
The bloodthirsty saga's...