FROM Nick Hornby
Nick Hornby: Brooklyn Novelist Nick Hornby has seen several of his books adapted into films, including High Fidelity and About a Boy. More recently, Hornby's been adapting other people's writing for film -- including last year's Reese Witherspoon vehicle Wild and the Oscar-nomination screenplay for An Education. His latest adaptation is in the awards race. Brooklyn , based on the novel by Colm Tóibín, tells the story of Irish immigrant who comes to America in the 1950's. When Saoirse Ronan's character Eilis first comes to New York, she is beset by homesickness. Life starts to look up when she meets Tony, a Brooklyn Dodgers-obsessed Italian American played by Emory Cohen. Working on adaptations such as Brooklyn, has made it tough for Hornby to focus on his own novels. But he's not worried--nor does he see adaptations as a lesser art form...as long as he picks wisely. He doesn't see himself working on superhero films any time soon. With the smaller indies, Hornby actually likes the against all odds nature of the process. It's a struggle that can be a personal one for Hornby since his wife Amanda Posey is a producer of An Education and Brooklyn.
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."
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.”
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.