FROM Joy Press
Why TV writers' rooms are shrinking The writers’ room is changing in fundamental ways. With the arrival of the gig economy, there are shorter jobs, so-called “mini writers’ rooms,” two or three weeks of work, and no guarantees. Some people are happy with that change, while some are frustrated.
In TV, women have been 'stealing the show' for the past 30 years From “Roseanne” to “Gilmore Girls” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” women showrunners like Roseanne Barr, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Shonda Rhimes have changed the TV industry over the past three decades. A new book looks at how they’ve fought for creative control, struggled with being “liked,” and introduced more nuanced characters and stories. Author Joy Press. Credit: Kieran Press-Reynolds.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
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.