FROM Dan Harmon
A Visit to ‘Harmontown’ Dan Harmon came to fame as the creator of the quirky sitcom Community. Then, he became infamous for his very public feud with Community star Chevy Chase. After being fired from the TV show he created, Harmon decided to take his comedy podcast, Harmontown, on tour across the country. Filmmaker Neil Berkeley went along, and the result is the new documentary Harmontown.
Dan Harmon's Exit from 'Community' Frequent collaborators Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab addressed some of the talk around Harmon's firing off of NBC's Community . After creating and running that show for three seasons, the studio that owns and produces it fired him. Since then there have been rumors about how hard he is to work with and work for. But despite that, Harmon reports he's had many new offers. In fact, he's recently signed deals to write pilots for both Fox and CBS. He's also producing a stop-motion film, Anomalisa, written by Charlie Kaufman, whose kickstarter campaign has recently reached its goal.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
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.