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To help nurses and doctors in LA, Lulu Wang, the writer and director of the award-winning 2019 film “The Farewell,” is throwing her star power behind crowdsourcing protective…

from Greater LA

With theaters nationwide closed, we talk about what you can stream at home during the COVID-19 outbreak.  “ Crip Camp ” is a documentary about a 1970s summer camp for teens…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution," evokes the history of a camp for disabled kids that flourished in the Catskills in the 1960s and 1970s.

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

"Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution," evokes the history of a camp for disabled kids that flourished in the Catskills in the 1960s and 1970s.

from Film Reviews

With a lot of people now stuck at home, TV viewing across the country continues to spike. Viewers may be eager for new content.

Will new TV streamers HBO Max, Peacock, and Quibi meet their launch dates?

With a lot of people now stuck at home, TV viewing across the country continues to spike. Viewers may be eager for new content.

from Hollywood Breakdown

“A summer camp for the handicapped run by hippies.” That’s a description of Camp Jened, a summer camp located in upstate New York in the 1970s.

Netflix’s ‘Crip Camp’: hippie-run summer camp leads to civil rights movement

“A summer camp for the handicapped run by hippies.” That’s a description of Camp Jened, a summer camp located in upstate New York in the 1970s.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“   The Good Place   ,” the popular NBC comedy series starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, is streaming on Netflix and Hulu. Its fourth and final season aired in January.

‘The Good Place’ director on why it’s tough to be good

“ The Good Place ,” the popular NBC comedy series starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, is streaming on Netflix and Hulu. Its fourth and final season aired in January.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The email came from a friend: a play on Zoom, Friday, 5 pm Pacific, the day after California began to shelter in place. I logged on skeptically.

Theater through a webcam

The email came from a friend: a play on Zoom, Friday, 5 pm Pacific, the day after California began to shelter in place. I logged on skeptically.

from Opening the Curtain

Since most of us will be cooped up in our homes for a while, there’s a lot of time to catch up on movies and TV.

Stream at home: ‘Big Time Adolescence,’ ‘Swallow,’ ‘Blow the Man Down’

Since most of us will be cooped up in our homes for a while, there’s a lot of time to catch up on movies and TV.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

What's a movie lover to do? No new openings because theaters are shutting down for the duration. But new releases are coming.

Streamers

What's a movie lover to do? No new openings because theaters are shutting down for the duration. But new releases are coming.

from Film Reviews

As social distancing measures go into place to slow the spread of coronavirus, Hollywood has come to a standstill.

Hollywood news banter: TV productions shut down, some new movies go to streaming

As social distancing measures go into place to slow the spread of coronavirus, Hollywood has come to a standstill.

from The Business

Jim LeBrecht is co-director of the new Netflix documentary “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution.”

Directors Jim LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham on their disability activism documentary ‘Crip Camp’

Jim LeBrecht is co-director of the new Netflix documentary “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution.”

from The Business

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, TV production has almost entirely shut down.

Coronavirus and Hollywood: TV production shut down, some movies shift to streaming

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, TV production has almost entirely shut down.

from Hollywood Breakdown

The documentary series “Hillary” takes viewers inside Clinton’s bid for the presidency in 2016.

Hulu docuseries: Hillary Clinton as presidential hopeful, first lady, Yale student

The documentary series “Hillary” takes viewers inside Clinton’s bid for the presidency in 2016.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Try to imagine “Star Wars” without that hypnotic hum of a lightsaber, or “Jurassic Park” without the blood-curdling roar of the tyrannosaurus rex.

‘Making Waves’ film is a love letter to Hollywood sound editing

Try to imagine “Star Wars” without that hypnotic hum of a lightsaber, or “Jurassic Park” without the blood-curdling roar of the tyrannosaurus rex.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

If you’re suddenly out of work due to a suspended production, closed office, or canceled Hollywood event, KCRW’s The Business would like to hear from you.

Out of work in Hollywood due to coronavirus? We want your story

If you’re suddenly out of work due to a suspended production, closed office, or canceled Hollywood event, KCRW’s The Business would like to hear from you.

from The Business

When the documentary/performance piece they institute caught the attention of Jason Segel, he decided to turn it into a shape shifting drama series about the need for community.

Jason Segel: ‘Dispatches from Elsewhere'

When the documentary/performance piece they institute caught the attention of Jason Segel, he decided to turn it into a shape shifting drama series about the need for community.

from The Treatment

Madam C.J. Walker was the first self-made female millionaire in America. She was also black.

Madam C.J. Walker, America’s first self-made female millionaire, gets a Netflix series

Madam C.J. Walker was the first self-made female millionaire in America. She was also black.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Over the past week, the TV industry moved quickly to first get rid of live audiences at late night tapings and game shows. Now those productions have been shut down altogether.

Coronavirus and TV industry: uncharted waters, plus streaming recommendations

Over the past week, the TV industry moved quickly to first get rid of live audiences at late night tapings and game shows. Now those productions have been shut down altogether.

from Screengrab

At the most fundamental level, the theater connects artists with an audience at one time, in one space. That's about presence.

What do we do in the theatre when there is no theater?

At the most fundamental level, the theater connects artists with an audience at one time, in one space. That's about presence.

from Opening the Curtain

Between 2006 to 2016, Gretchen Carlson was a familiar face on Fox News, appearing on the morning show “Fox & Friends.”

With ‘Lift Our Voices,’ Gretchen Carlson and Julie Roginsky aim to end NDAs

Between 2006 to 2016, Gretchen Carlson was a familiar face on Fox News, appearing on the morning show “Fox & Friends.”

from The Business