| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:03 PM
If “House of Cards” creator and showrunner Beau Willimon is getting used to awards recognition by now, he certainly isn’t letting on. On Thursday, the New Yorker was in a hotel room in Century City when he got the news that the political...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Steven Van Zandt knows his way around the underworld. For six seasons on "The Sopranos," he played Silvio Dante, the consigliere to crime boss Tony Soprano who obediently carried out his orders with a distinctive glower.
But these days the actor is...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Taylor Schilling earned her first Golden Globe nomination Thursday morning for portraying Piper Chapman, a New York yuppie sent to prison in the dramedy “Orange Is the New Black.” Based on Piper Kerman's memoir of the same name, the series...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:22 PM
The Writers Guild of America-East, which has been trying to unionize writers of "reality" shows for years now, is just out with a new report on the mistreatment of these wage slaves in the ever-burgeoning and fabulously profitable entertainment segment....
| Nov 23, 2013
| 2:32 PM
The national board of the Directors Guild of America on Saturday voted in favor of a new three-year film and TV contract that includes proposed increases in wages, residuals and significant new pay terms for work in new media.
The contract, which must...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:34 PM
After three weeks of negotiations, the Directors Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers said they had reached an agreement on a new TV and film contract.
Neither side, however, commented on the terms of the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Writers and producers who craft the story lines behind National Geographic Channel's "Doomsday Preppers" and other reality-TV shows lose $40 million annually in lost wages, according to a new survey by the Writers Guild of America, East.
In its latest...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Syd Field, described by many in the film community as the "guru of all screenwriters," has died at age 77.
According to his website, Field died Sunday of hemolytic anemia at his Beverly Hills home, surrounded by his wife, family and friends.
| Nov 12, 2013
| 11:18 AM
NBC should listen to Angela Lansbury.
The actress is not thrilled that the network is planning to make a new version of "Murder, She Wrote," the long-running CBS drama that she starred in about a mystery writer who becomes a real-life detective of...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer, stars of the CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men," have been named the highest-paid TV actors of 2013 by Forbes magazine.
Despite flagging viewership as of late, the show makes most of its dough in syndication, which keeps its...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:40 PM
The Directors Guild of America and the group representing the major Hollywood studios have agreed to begin contract negotiations next month, nearly seven months before the expiration of the current agreement.
The DGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture...