FROM Col Needham
IMDB Founder Col Needham is a self-professed movie geek. From an early age he would watch films multiple times and keep a detailed log of what he seen and related information. That pen and paper document morphed into a computer list which was the antecedent to the Internet Movie Database . IMDb is an industry tool as well as a fan site. And in recent years it's generated some controversy. Last year an actress sued it for abetting ageism in the industry. Others have complained that it doesn't maintain accurate information. Despite this, nearly everyone relies heavily on IMDB.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?