NBC's Controversial 'Outsourced' and Directing TV Pilots

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Director Ken Kwapis' latest TV project is the new NBC series Outsourced, which premieres September 23. The show follows an American running a call center in Mumbai, and has been accused of stereotyping the Indian characters. Kwapis discusses these accusations and the nature of provocative comedies. He also talks about directing the pilot episodes of The Bernie Mac Show, The Larry Sanders Show and American version of The Office, and on working with show-runners and talent to create the tone and template for these beloved shows.

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Telluride and Toronto film festivals
Disney Company shake-ups and the hiring of an outside marketer for Pirates of the Caribbean 4



Banner image: Ken Kwapis on the set of the NBC series Outsourced. Photo by: Adam Rose/NBC




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