Puerto Vallarta, The Picture Perfect Location for ‘Sundown’ Movie
Jun17

Puerto Vallarta, The Picture Perfect Location for ‘Sundown’ Movie

The association between Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Los Angeles, California runs long and deep, especially when it comes to the Hollywood connection between the two legendary cities, located just a three-hour plane ride and 1,500 miles from each other on the Pacific Ocean. Going back to the classic 1964 John Huston film “The Night of the Iguana,” starring Richard Burton, Ava Gardner and Deborah Kerr, Hollywood has long had a...

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Variety TV Summit Tunes In to Trends in the Industry
Jun16

Variety TV Summit Tunes In to Trends in the Industry

It was a day of examining the latest trends in the industry at “Tune In!,” the Variety TV Summit, an annual confab featuring panel discussions and spotlight conversations with leading executives and talent in the television business. Held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills on June 14, the event attracted several hundred industry professionals from across the country. Among the many highlights were keynotes with...

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Television Academy Honors Socially Relevant Programs
Jun14

Television Academy Honors Socially Relevant Programs

Whether you lean toward calling it the new golden age of television, peak TV or another catchy phrase, there is no doubt that we are living in an era where the amount of high-quality programming is vast and deep. But a smaller subset of fine shows are those that also serve to educate about socially important issues and to inspire the audience. Those are the kind of programs that the Television Academy awards in its Honors ceremony,...

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Lear and Lorre: An Iconic Television Tag Team
Jun05

Lear and Lorre: An Iconic Television Tag Team

They are both undisputed kings of comedy on CBS, with years of number one shows between them. And although Norman Lear and Chuck Lorre came up in the business during different generations, many of their core values are very similar – especially when it comes to making people laugh. Lear and Lorre were interviewed onstage at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills by journalist Pete Hammond June 2 as part of programming by the...

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TV Upfronts Overview: It’s All About the Hamiltons!
May25

TV Upfronts Overview: It’s All About the Hamiltons!

It was just last week that the 2016 TV upfronts drew to a close and the music– and the spoofs– of “Hamilton” are still ringing in our ears. The smash hit Broadway show was omnipresent during the week of May 16 with cast members performing at a number of network presentations, including some unexpected ones, like ESPN.   Amid all the talk of catering to millennials, who have surpassed baby boomers as the nation’s...

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