FROM Zach Seward
Netflix's New, Generous Parental Leave Policy Netflix has a new parental leave policy that’s generous even by cushy Silicon Valley standards. New moms and dads at the streaming video service now get up to a year of unlimited, paid time off. Most American workers get only three months of unpaid family leave. Is the company leading the way to better work-life balance? Or can unlimited time off backfire?
Internet TV Is Coming Soon, but Is Everyone Ready? Despite development of new technology, television broadcasters fought long and hard against the introduction of cable. Now, there's competition to deliver TV service directly using the Internet. Will cable companies be fighting back? Sony, Verizon, Apple and Amazon are all working on TV services that would take advantage of the Internet. One might actually launch this year. That's according to Zach Seward, senior editor of the online news service Quartz .
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.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Lucia Micarelli: An Evening with Lucia Micarelli Violinist and actress Lucia Micarelli visits The Treatment to discuss her emotive performances as she prepares for PBS' An Evening with Lucia Micarelli.
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.