FROM Rob Schrab
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.
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?
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.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
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.”