HBO Films president Len Amato has a strategy.
It was not exactly an easy sell: a TV movie about a woman who has autism, and, oh by the way, she designs slaughterhouses.
All five nominees for scribing a miniseries or telefilm delve into real-life notables' intensely private worlds, in order to shed light on their highly public accomplishments.
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Directors looking for a fast track to an Emmy nomination were reminded this year that partnering with HBO is always a good idea.
"It was kind of a daunting undertaking. I had about a month to prepare, which was what I needed. I read her books and worked with my friend who is a choreographer and recruited her help to see how…
Best drama series include 'Breaking Bad,' 'Dexter,' 'The Good Wife,' 'Lost,' 'Mad Men' and 'True Blood.'