NatGeo’s ‘Genius’ Brings Albert Einstein’s Story to Life in 10-Part Series
Apr25

NatGeo’s ‘Genius’ Brings Albert Einstein’s Story to Life in 10-Part Series

NatGeo Channel makes history Tuesday, April 25 with its first scripted series, Genius, starring Geoffrey Rush as Albert Einstein, the most brilliant scientist of the 20th century.   The ten-part series, from Fox 21 Television Studios and Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Television, chronicles Einstein’s rise from his humble beginnings as an imaginative, rebellious thinker, through his struggles to be recognized by the...

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For Your Consideration: Amazon Studios Ups the FYC Ante
Apr24

For Your Consideration: Amazon Studios Ups the FYC Ante

‘Tis the season for Emmy FYC (For Your Consideration) events, which have blown up in the past few years. On many nights, overwhelmed Los Angeles-area Television Academy members must choose between competing events, whose main purpose is campaigning for their votes. Just a few years ago, Amazon Studios wouldn’t have been part of any awards discussion in the 213, 323 and 310 area codes. It’s only been since 2013 that the big streamer on...

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Documentaries Go Deep on 25th Anniversary of LA Riots
Apr21

Documentaries Go Deep on 25th Anniversary of LA Riots

For everyone who lived in the Los Angeles metro area at the time – and countless millions upon millions of others watching live on television – the horrific events that transpired beginning April 29, 1992 will forever be etched in memory. Twenty-five years later, at least four major documentaries are examining the deadly violence and chaos that broke out after a Simi Valley, California jury acquitted four LAPD officers of beating...

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‘Soundtracks’ on CNN: The Music of History’s Most Defining Moments
Apr19

‘Soundtracks’ on CNN: The Music of History’s Most Defining Moments

September 11. The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Stonewall riots. Music is a unique lens through which to view these and other highly-examined, momentous events that have shaped world history over the past half a century. That is the concept behind a distinctive eight-part documentary series– with each hour-long episode focusing on a groundbreaking historical event or period of time—called “Soundtracks: Songs That...

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‘The Encounter:’ A Compelling, Creative Theater Experience
Apr09

‘The Encounter:’ A Compelling, Creative Theater Experience

Every seat was filled as Simon McBurney took the stage Saturday night at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts’ Bram Goldsmith Theater in Beverly Hills before his performance of “The Encounter.” McBurney admonished the few latecomers and had all the audience members check their headphones to see if they were working. Yes, certainly. There were voices to the left, voices to the right and voices directly behind – or were...

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