Showrunning tasks are a hardworking scribe's dream (or nightmare)
Next wave of showrunners include Matthew Carnahan, Liz Meriwether, David Finkel, Brett Baer, Emily Kapnek, more. . .
Exec producers with multiple shows require trustworthy allies to avoid dropping the ball.
Although "Breaking Bad" showrunner Vince Gilligan is eager to praise the creative staff around him when it comes to his Emmy-winning cable series, he believes he's speaking for many other showrunners…
Showrunners Matthew Weiner of "Mad Men," David Shore of "House" and Christopher Keyser of "Lonestar" are among 18 nominations for the board of the Writers Guild of America West.
Fox just made it official: It’s a go for J.J. Abrams’ "Fringe." Two-hour pilot produced by Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros. TV, stars Aussie thesp Anna Torv as a femme FBI agent who tackles cases…
It’s a very weird year. That’s what everyone in town keeps saying over and over again as the biz gears up for the annual upfront ritual, which will be a little less ritualistic this year. Gone in…
Mundane news about the TV biz is overshadowed by the strike drama these days, but in the late afternoon today I caught up with the fact that Sunday was a pretty good night for business, for all but…
It’s hard to not feel a little melancholy when you’re working on a year-end obit package. Assembling a list of notables who died during a 12-month time span is like taking stock of how much the world…
(Here’s the link to part one if you’re just joining us.) AUGUST Hal Fishman, 75, news anchor who was a fixture of L.A.’s airwaves for 40 years, primarily on KTLA-TV. Fishman was known for his…
The real value of a good script in this town hinges not on the eloquence of the prose or the cleverness of the plot but in its execution from page to screen. Nobody understands this Hollywood truism…