'A Wild Swan and Other Tales' There’s not a whole lot of room in the classic fairy tale for moral ambiguity. Be good and good things will come to you. Happily ever after, right? Well, no. That’s not really the way life works. So why then do we treat fairy tales as moral allegory? Enter Michael Cunningham’s new collection of reworked fairy tales. The author of novels like 'The Hours' and 'By Nightfall' has taken stories like 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Rumplestiltskin' and 'Hansel and Gretel' and injected them with a bit of hard reality.
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.
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."