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Friday, Jul. 17, 2020
This is real-life television, which is decidedly different from reality TV. That’s a prime distinction made by cinematographers Ben Bloodwell and Bryan Donnell when discussing We Are Here (HBO), an unscripted series starring well known drag queens Shangela Laquifa Wadley, Bob The Drag...
Friday, Jul. 10, 2020
“Watchmen” (HBO) and “Unbelievable” (Netflix) lead the 36th annual Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards tally with four nominations apiece. Topping the networks for the second straight year is HBO with 16 nominations. Netflix follows with 10 noms, while FX/FX on Hulu earned seven nods....
Thursday, Jun. 25, 2020
It's said that documentary filmmaking is all about being in the right place at the right time. If so, director Liz Garbus has been doubly lucky with her latest project.
Two years ago, she and her team started filming their series on the hunt for the still-unknown Golden State Killer,...
Friday, Jun. 19, 2020
The director of a new documentary about Roy Cohn is not exactly a neutral party. After all, Cohn played a key role in getting her grandparents executed.
Ivy Meeropol is the granddaughter of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union and executed in 1953...
Wednesday, May. 6, 2020
The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors has selected 60 nominees that represent the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2019. Of the 60 nominations, PBS and HBO lead with 11 and seven, respectively, followed by Netflix (five), Amazon (three), and...
Tuesday, May. 5, 2020
The fate of " Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind " hung on a Robert Wagner interview. Director Laurent Bouzereau knew that it would be a delicate conversation. If it didn't work, there would be no documentary. So they filmed it first.
"If there was nothing interesting in it or something...
Friday, Apr. 24, 2020
Jay Ellis' popularity thanks to his role as Lawrence on "Insecure" is still going strong as the show marks its fourth season: Check social media on Sunday nights, when the HBO comedy airs, and there's a good chance you'll see #LawrenceHive trending.
Although "Insecure's" star and creator...
Thursday, Apr. 23, 2020
No one can accuse Axios co-founder and CEO Jim VandeHei of small dreams for his bi-weekly news series on HBO, which is ramping up production to air nearly every two weeks for the rest of the year and moving to Monday nights.
He wants to be a "60 Minutes" for the modern age.
Thursday, Apr. 9, 2020
The HBO hit "Insecure" typically airs during the summer, but series creator Issa Rae has been moving like the Energizer Bunny with a schedule so booked and busy, the show's return had to be delayed.
But for good reason.
She filmed two movies ("The Photograph," "The Lovebirds"). She...
Friday, Apr. 3, 2020
Anthony Terrell believes an imprisoned man currently serving two life sentences may not have been the person who murdered his brother as part of a killing spree that rocked Atlanta four decades ago.
Terrell hopes new light can be shed nationwide on the murders that terrorized the African...