Kim Masters talks with Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios about that company's approach to creating TV shows and its bid to be a rival to Netflix. Then Michael Schneider sits down with X-Files creator Chris Carter who is making his return to "TV" with a recently picked up series for Amazon, The After.
FROM THIS EPISODE
John Horn and Michael Schneider, who's sitting in for Kim Masters, banter about top entertainment news stories of the week.
- WGA diversity study shows no progress in Hollywood as it relates to the employment of female writers or writers of color.
- Glenn Beck plans to get into the feature film business.
- Yahoo! gets into the scripted content game...again.
Glenn Beck Moves into Movie Production (Exclusive)
Netflix, Hulu and ... Yahoo? Why Marissa Mayer Wants Original TV Programming
So why did Glenn buy that giant movie studio in Texas?
WGA Diversity Report Finds Declines in Film, Small Gains in TV
WGAW Releases Latest Findings of 2014 Hollywood Writers Report
Women writers, already minor characters in Hollywood, watch a gloomy plot twist
Yahoo Rolls the Dice on TV
Kim Masters talks with Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios about how this tech company approaches the creation of original scripted series. Having grown up in the business as the son of a studio chief, Price has a unique vantage point on the intersection of Hollywood and "tech land." He elaborates on why they do an open pilot process and says that, just like its chief rival, Netflix, it won't release ratings. Plus, he has plans for Amazon to produce feature films through a first-look deal with Warner Bros.
In this outtake from The Business, Roy Price talks about the new Amazon set-top box, Fire TV. As Director of Amazon Studios, Price oversees all of original programming for that tech company's streaming video service.
Michael Schneider sits down with Chris Carter to discuss his return to television via his new Amazon series, The After. It's Carter's first series order since his hit show, The X-Files, went off the air over a decade ago. He talks about why he's at Amazon and how he likes their open pilot process.
Chris Carter, TV writer, producer and director
More From The Business
Showrunner Carlton Cuse on ‘Jack Ryan’ and life after ‘Lost’ Writer-producer Carlton Cuse devoted six years of his life to the ABC megahit 'Lost.' When the show ended, he realized he'd have to figure out what to do next. Now showrunner of Amazon’s new 'Jack Ryan' series, Cuse talks about life after 'Lost' and why it took three-and-a-half years and many millions of dollars to bring the renowned Tom Clancy character to television for the first time.
Banter update: Leslie Moonves out at CBS following second Ronan Farrow exposé Over the weekend, the New Yorker published a second story by Ronan Farrow about Les Moonves. This one chronicled six more allegations of graphic sexual misconduct by the CBS CEO. Moonves is now out at the company.
Comedian Laurie Kilmartin on Louis C.K. and her book ‘Dead People Suck’ Laurie Kilmartin had some thoughts after Louis C.K. did a surprise set at a New York comedy club less than a year after revelations of his sexual misconduct. She tells us what a path to redemption in the era of Time’s Up might look like, and why C.K.’s recent appearance wasn’t it. Kilmartin also tells us about bout the challenges that still face female comedians in 2018 and her book, ‘Dead People Suck.’
Revisiting showrunner Tanya Saracho on ‘Vida’ Soon after Tanya Saracho got the green light to write a pilot for her first TV series, she contracted a dangerous spinal infection that left her stuck in bed for months. But Saracho rallied and her show 'Vida' premiered on Starz. This week, we’re revisiting our conversation with Saracho, a former Chicago-based playwright. She tells us how she ended up running the first all Latinx writers room in cable.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
LA teachers and students work to curb cannabis use On a sunny Saturday afternoon in September, about a dozen high school health teachers gathered around a semi-circle of tables at the Los Angeles Unified School District’s downtown headquarters. The… Read More
Now that recreational marijuana is legal, what should advertising look like? Just east of West Hollywood, right before the iconic Sunset Strip, a MedMen billboard looms over pedestrians and al fresco diners eating burgers at nearby cafe. The billboard features a… Read More