| Apr 21, 2015
| 8:00 AM
The top entertainment figures filling the stage at the Writers Guild Theatre came from wildly diverse areas. One was an Oscar-winning actress, another was an Oscar-winning writer, and another was one of TV's most powerful producers.
Moderating the event...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 11:45 AM
Director Baz Luhrmann is the latest major filmmaker to bring his next project to a streaming service. "The Get Down," the story of a group of South Bronx kids maneuvering through the music scene of 1970s New York City, will premiere on Netflix in 2016....
| Feb 13, 2015
| 11:00 AM
We live in the age of edge, an age in which edginess is the grail for almost everything: popular literature, visual arts, music, sports (think Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman), journalism and especially television. In fact, just about the only medium...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Time Warner has said it wants its TNT and TBS cable channels to be edgier and more culturally relevant.
The company is near a deal to hire former Fox programming chief Kevin Reilly to attempt to do just that.
Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting unit...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The big television networks and studios have shelled out millions of dollars marketing their shows for Emmy consideration, and on Thursday they'll find out if that spending paid off when nominations are announced.
But what will they get for all that...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As a new television season begins this month, even the most devoted couch potatoes may be overwhelmed by the deluge of new and returning series premieres that will unspool over the next year. And they're not the only ones.
Industry executives are quietly...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:00 PM
On a scorching August day in Studio City, Metro buses screech down Ventura Boulevard stamped with NBC advertisements boasting its revamped Thursday block: "NBC's New Family of Comedies." Inside Stage 21 on the CBS Radford Studios, the "Parks and...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:27 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding who to root for in the World Series.
The Skinny: If I don't have a personal rooting interest in the World Series, I tend to go with the American League. This year is tougher since the Red Sox beat the Tigers and I hate...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Julia Hartz, 34, is co-founder and president of Eventbrite, the San Francisco company that has carved out a niche in the multibillion-dollar ticketing industry by focusing on the "democratization" of online ticketing. It helps anyone —...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Fox Broadcasting says it wants to reinvent the way it makes television shows.
Specifically, it wants to do away with what is known as pilot season, a frantic period in the spring in which the broadcast networks order scores of scripts and then make...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:54 AM
The family of April Jace -- allegedly shot dead by her husband, "The Shield" actor Michael Jace -- pledged to take care of the couple's two sons, saying their hearts were "ripped out instantly" upon hearing of her death last month.
In an interview...