FROM Jonathan Olshefski
'Quest' documents a family dedicated to love, hope and hip-hop Christopher “Quest” Rainey and Christine’a “Ma Quest” Rainey. Credit: Colleen Stepanian. Christopher Rainey is known as “Quest” around his North Philadelphia neighborhood, which is poor and often violent. He juggles various jobs, and struggles to take care of his wife and young daughter. He and his wife created a home music studio to nurture young, aspiring hip-hop artists in their community. A new documentary shows an intimate portrait of the Rainey family. Christopher “Quest” Rainey, Isaiah Byrd, Christine’a “Ma Quest” Rainey, and Patricia “PJ” Rainey. Credit: Carina Romano. Jonathan Olshefski, director. Credit: Carina Romano.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
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.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.