It's not every day that someone asks you to play a character with Tourette's syndrome. So when Anne Heche was offered the role of Melanie Cook on "Ally McBeal," she embraced the preparation process.
Sally Field is clearly no stranger to mental illness, having depicted Sybil's 16 personalities with terrifying accuracy in the 1976 television movie (for which she won an Emmy). And she was back on…
Perhaps Michael Emerson should have known he was destined to play a role like serial killer William Hinks on "The Practice," considering it was while watching a performance of the play "Arsenic and…
The reason William Petersen has had an illustrious acting career but had yet to find a character he was passionate about playing on a TV series?
Don Mischer has once again inked to exec produce the Primetime Emmy Awards. This year's 53rd annual kudocast marks Mischer's seventh straight year as showrunner.
Barcelona-based mini-major Filmax has licensed Japanese rights on three pics to Gaga Communications, one of the deepest-pocketed, if selective, buyers at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
In what could be a sign of things to come, the producers of CBS' "Everybody Loves Raymond" have decided to pair their annual Emmy screening tapes with a DVD boasting the same episodes as the VHS…
Music fans have a choice these days: They can pay top dollar to see their favorite performers -- from Ricky Martin to Whitney Houston to Shania Twain -- in stadiums or arenas. Or they can sit home…
Unfortunately, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences voters find youth angst inferior to more grown-up problems. With the exception of last year's writing nom for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"…
Alabama Gov. George Wallace, diva Josephine Baker and Russia's legendary Rasputin were the subjects of acclaimed TV fare over the past decade in miniseries and made-for-TV movies. Not incidentally…
At awards time, there's the familiar refrain, "Just being nominated is honor enough, winning is icing on the cake." When it comes to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Prime Time Emmys, the…