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  • Harold Ramis honored at memorial service in Los Angeles

    Harold Ramis honored at memorial service in Los Angeles
    You’d expect a Harold Ramis memorial to be funny given that the guy basically invented modern American comedy in his work from Second City and “SCTV” in 1960s and ‘70s through “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” “Caddyshack,” “Stripes,” “Ghostbusters” and “Groundhog Day.”
  • Entertainment Education: America's Film School Programs

    American Film Institute, Los Angeles Graduate students in AFI's production-based program make 4-10 films in two years under the guidance of master filmmakers led by artistic director James L. Brooks. AFI alumni number 4,500, with an impressive 81% of them...

    'Hill Street Blues' paved the way for today's golden era of TV drama

    The ambitious police drama seemed doomed even before it hit the NBC airwaves on Jan. 15, 1981. Test audiences were unimpressed by the gritty pilot that focused on the personal and professional struggles of police officers working in a crime-ridden urban...

    Complete 'Hill Street Blues' coming to DVD in April

    Complete 'Hill Street Blues' coming to DVD in April
    "Let's be careful out there." That trademark line is one of the touchstones of "Hill Street Blues," the classic 1981-1987 TV drama about the personal and professional challenges facing the police and detectives fighting crime in an urban metropolis. The...

    Female TV Directors Still Missing From Primetime

    Caucasian males remain the dominant group among TV directors, helming 72% of all primetime episodes in the 2012-13 season, according to a new report from the Directors Guild of America. That number represented a slight shift in the DGA stats, which had...