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?
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
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."
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?