| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:30 PM
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:19 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences elected 10 first-time governors including Sony Pictures Co-chairman Amy Pascal to its board of directors for the upcoming year. The board's ranks have been expanded from 43 to 48.
In addition to Pascal,...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 10:34 AM
The Stephen King experiment begins on CBS Sunday night, an open-ended series adaptation of "Under the Dome." The novel ran 1,100-plus pages, but still the show's creators have been given free reign in taking the story in new directions, which could be...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 3:30 PM
A powerful recurring motif in the varied works of Christopher Guest is the dummy.
From early sketch comedy on "Saturday Night Live" through a series of mock documentaries, the looming figure is an essential part of the Guest aesthetic. It can be a...
| May 29, 2013
| 8:30 AM
| May 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Family Tree Sundays beginning May 12 HBO, 10:30pm ET The Christopher Guest troupe of actors from films like Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show and For Your Consideration seem like a little family all their own. So it’s only appropriate that they...
| May 9, 2013
| 2:50 PM
"Family Tree" (HBO, premieres Sunday). Christopher Guest has made you a TV series. Thank him. The director of "A Mighty Wind" and "Best in Show" and one of the forces behind and in "This Is Spinal Tap" -- in which he was Nigel Tufnel, whose amplifier went...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:25 AM
NBC has given "The Office" more time to say goodbye.
The series finale will run an extra 15 minutes. It will air from 9 to 10:15 p.m. Thursday, May 16. The extension will push back the start of the drama "Hannibal."
NBC also provided this preview of...
| May 4, 2013
| 2:56 PM
In a move to expand the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership's involvement in Oscar voting, the organization announced Saturday during its first general membership meeting that it will allow all members to vote in the foreign-language...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 2:19 PM
In two previous posts, I discussed the Amazon pilots, a slate of proposed series by the cyberspace bookseller turned virtual moving-picture studio, now streaming online for viewer comment and ratings. (Thousands have already chimed in.) The first post was...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 7:07 AM
Amazon, the online bookseller turned online department store, turned e-book-reader manufacturer, turned publisher, turned video streaming service, turning movie-and-TV studio, has posted its first 14 "TV pilots" -- six kids' shows and eight grown-up...