FROM Nancy Tartaglione
How Will Brexit Affect Hollywood? The thorny battle over the Brexit vote had a certain “Game of Thrones” quality to it. Which is ironic, since it may actually have an effect on programs like “Game of Thrones” that film all over Europe, taking advantage of free movement between EU countries, including Britain. But that, plus questions about tax breaks and financing, may mean fewer TV and film projects in Britain.
China’s Hollywood Gamble Poker players have a saying: “If you don’t know who the sucker is at the table, it’s you.” In the Hollywood card game, the sucker has been one wave after another of foreign investors. The Germans, Italians, and Arabs are on a long list over the years who’ve tried to make money in Hollywood and had to fold. Now, it’s China’s turn at the table. But is the game different this time?
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
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."
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.