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  • Fearless women rule at Black Women in Hollywood Awards luncheon

    Fearless women rule at Black Women in Hollywood Awards luncheon
    The event: At Thursday’s Black Women in Hollywood Awards luncheon, Essence Magazine honored actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw of “Belle” and “Beyond the Lights"; actress-director Regina King of “Ray,” “Southland” and “Jerry Maguire"; Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth Carter; newcomer Iman Milner; and cast members of “Orange Is the New Black:” Adrienne Moore, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Lorraine Toussaint, Samira Wiley, Uzo Aduba and Vicky Jeudy.
  • 'Uncle Buck' Tries TV Again, This Time at ABC

    The 1989 John Candy comedy "Uncle Buck" may be making a second trip to the small screen. ABC is developing a new spin on the comedy written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley for Universal TV. Prolific film producer Will Packer ("No Good Deed") is exec...

    Universal Pictures Brings Back Emerging Writers Fellowship Screenwriting Program

    Universal Pictures will seek out new screenwriters through its Emerging Writers Fellowship for a second year, after the first exceeded the studio's expectations. The studio will start accepting submissions on Oct. 21 through the fellowship's website....

    NBC Seeks TV Comedy Talent for New 'Playground'

    NBC aims to find fresh comedy voices through a talent-search initiative dubbed "Comedy Playground." The Peacock is inviting aspiring writers to submit short video pitches for original comedy projects to the website NBCComedyPlayground.com starting on May...

    Universal Announces Names for Inaugural Emerging Writers Fellowship

    Universal Pictures announced Wednesday the five writers who have been selected to participate in the studio's inaugural Universal Pictures Emerging Writers Fellowship, which is aimed at identifying and cultivating emerging voices in storytelling and...