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Oprah, Eddie Murphy, Kate Hudson, and Mike Epps Join Richard Pryor Biopic Oprah, Eddie Murphy, Kate Hudson, and Mike Epps Join Richard Pryor Biopic
by Sally Henry - August 30, 2015

A Richard Pryor biopic is officially on the way.... (more...)
BET Networks Announce 2015 Urbanworld Film Festival Slate BET Networks Announce 2015 Urbanworld Film Festival Slate
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

The 19th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival (www.urbanworld.org), presented by BET Networks (BET) with founding sponsor HBO, today announced all of the films that will be showcased.... (more...)
VIDEO: John Oliver Talks Food Waste & More on LAST WEEK TONIGHT VIDEO: John Oliver Talks Food Waste & More on LAST WEEK TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - July 20, 2015

HBO continued its satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, as well as addressing broader issues with a new edition of LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER... (more...)
AMC & Sundance TV Garner 28 EMMY AWARD Nominations Including 11 for MAD MEN AMC & Sundance TV Garner 28 EMMY AWARD Nominations Including 11 for MAD MEN
by TV News Desk - July 16, 2015

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced this morning the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy® Award nominations, recognizing AMC with 24 nominations and SundanceTV with 4 nominations.... (more...)
Fox News CEO Roger Ailes Signs New Multi-Year Contract with 21st Century Fox Fox News CEO Roger Ailes Signs New Multi-Year Contract with 21st Century Fox
by TV News Desk - June 25, 2015

21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX) today announced that Roger Ailes has signed a new multi-year contract with the Company to continue to serve as Chairman and CEO of Fox News and Fox Business Network, and Chairman of Fox Television Stations.... (more...)
AMERICAN MASTERS Documentary on TV Legend Norman Lear Coming to PBS AMERICAN MASTERS Documentary on TV Legend Norman Lear Coming to PBS
by TV News Desk - June 03, 2015

Today, Loki Films and THIRTEEN's American Masters series announced they are co-producing a new documentary about television legend Norman Lear (born July 27, 1922).... (more...)
Tom Fontana & Barry Levinson Named Executive Producers of Discovery Channel Series KILLING FIELDS Tom Fontana & Barry Levinson Named Executive Producers of Discovery Channel Series KILLING FIELDS
by TV News Desk - June 02, 2015

Discovery Channel announced today that it has tapped Hollywood heavyweights Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson as co-executive producers of its new crime series KILLING FIELDS.... (more...)
Armando Iannucci to Step Down as VEEP Showrunner; David Mandel to Take Over Armando Iannucci to Step Down as VEEP Showrunner; David Mandel to Take Over
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2015

It seems that VEEP is getting a new head of state.... (more...)
BWW Special MAD MEN Feature: Recalling the Golden Era of Advertising BWW Special MAD MEN Feature: Recalling the Golden Era of Advertising
by TV News Desk - April 05, 2015

In this special BWW feature, Chris Pfaff, son of Warren Pfaff, a leading creative figure in the 1960s ad world at J. Walter Thompson, shares a personal reflection on the end of the popular series.... (more...)
TNT Unveils Summer Lineup, Featuring 10 Original Series TNT Unveils Summer Lineup, Featuring 10 Original Series
by TV News Desk - April 03, 2015

TNT, home to more hit shows than any other cable network, is getting ready to light up summer with another dramatic lineup of original series.... (more...)
DOWNTON ABBEY Creator Julian Fellowes to Receive 2015 International EMMY Founders Award DOWNTON ABBEY Creator Julian Fellowes to Receive 2015 International EMMY Founders Award
by TV News Desk - March 30, 2015

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will present the 2015 International Emmy® Founders Award to Julian Fellowes, the writer and creator of Downton Abbey, one of the most acclaimed, widely watched and best reviewed television series in the history of the medium.... (more...)
Photo Flash: Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, and More Donate MAD MEN Props to Smithsonian Photo Flash: Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, and More Donate MAD MEN Props to Smithsonian
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2015

Including historically-accurate pieces such as Lucky Strike cigarettes, authentic alcoholic beverage bottles, as well as a slew of costume pieces, a collection of the artifacts has been donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Stars Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, and John Sl... (more...)
HBO to Premiere Season Four of Hit Comedy Series VEEP, 4/12 HBO to Premiere Season Four of Hit Comedy Series VEEP, 4/12
by TV News Desk - March 24, 2015

The Emmy®-nominated comedy series VEEP kicks off its ten-episode fourth season SUNDAY, APRIL 12(10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.... (more...)
HBO Renews 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' for Two More Seasons HBO Renews 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' for Two More Seasons
by TV News Desk - February 17, 2015

HBO has renewed LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER for its third and fourth seasons, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Consisting of 35 shows apiece, season three will run on HBO in 2016, to be followed by season four in 2017.... (more...)
American Masters Documentary About Pulitzer-Winning Playwright August Wilson To Premiere 2/20 American Masters Documentary About Pulitzer-Winning Playwright August Wilson To Premiere 2/20
by TV News Desk - February 17, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series and Pittsburgh PBS affiliate WQED join forces to explore the life and legacy of playwright August Wilson (April 27, 1945 - October 2, 2005) -- the man some call America's Shakespeare -- from his roots as an activist and poet to his indelible mark on Broadway. Ameri... (more...)
VIDEO: Brother of AMERICAN SNIPER Author Addresses Negative Remarks; Says Snipers are Saviors VIDEO: Brother of AMERICAN SNIPER Author Addresses Negative Remarks; Says Snipers are Saviors
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2015

Sean Hannity recently had Jeff Kyle, brother AMERICAN SNIPER subject Chris Kyle on his show to discuss the success of the movie, as well as the backfire from personalities like Michael Moore. In response to Moore's comments on Chris Kyle being a coward, his brother said, “Just because somebody was k... (more...)
CMT's STEVE AUSTIN'S BROKEN SKULL CHALLENGE Picks Up DGA Nomination CMT's STEVE AUSTIN'S BROKEN SKULL CHALLENGE Picks Up DGA Nomination
by TV News Desk - January 16, 2015

STEVE AUSTIN'S BROKEN SKULL CHALLENGE has been named a contender for this year's Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding direction in the Reality Programs category, it was announced yesterday by the DGA.... (more...)
MAD MEN Season 7B Set for April Release; AMC to Air MAD MEN Marathons MAD MEN Season 7B Set for April Release; AMC to Air MAD MEN Marathons
by TV News Desk - January 10, 2015

AMC's Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning drama “Mad Men” kicks off its final seven episodes on Sunday, April 5 at 10:00PM ET/PT. Created by Emmy® Award winner Matthew Weiner and produced by Lionsgate, “Mad Men's” highly anticipated series conclusion will, for the last time, follow the complex liv... (more...)
CNN to Premiere Season 3 of MORGAN SPURLOCK INSIDE MAN, 1/22 CNN to Premiere Season 3 of MORGAN SPURLOCK INSIDE MAN, 1/22
by TV News Desk - January 08, 2015

Popular CNN Original Series Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, hosted and produced by the Oscar®-nominated documentary filmmaker, moves to Thursday nights in its third season on CNN, beginning January 22 at 9pm ET with an inside look at the mystery of robots and artificial intelligence.... (more...)
Emmy-Winner Larry Auerbach Dies at 91 Emmy-Winner Larry Auerbach Dies at 91
by BWW News Desk - December 20, 2014

Emmy Award-winning director Larry Auerbach, famous for soap operas like Love of Life, died today, Dec. 20 in La Jolla, California at age 91.... (more...)
ESPN's 30 FOR 30 to Highlight 1980 US Olympic Hockey Game Through Soviet Lens ESPN's 30 FOR 30 to Highlight 1980 US Olympic Hockey Game Through Soviet Lens
by TV News Desk - December 16, 2014

?ESPN Films today announced a new 30 for 30 documentary, “Of Miracles and Men,” that will premiere on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. The film, directed by Jonathan Hock (“The Best That Never Was” and “Survive and Advance”), will take a different look at the “Miracle on Ice.”... (more...)
Shonda Rhimes to Be Inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame Shonda Rhimes to Be Inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - December 04, 2014

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today that Shonda Rhimes, creator and executive producer of 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Scandal' will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the 2015 NAB Show Television Luncheon on Monday, April 13 in Las Vegas.... (more...)
TV Legends James Burrows & Robert Butler to Receive DGA Lifetime Achievement Award TV Legends James Burrows & Robert Butler to Receive DGA Lifetime Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - December 04, 2014

Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay today announced that legendary directors James Burrows and Robert Butler will be the first recipients of a new DGA Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award... (more...)
Neil Patrick Harris, Rosie Perez Among Winners of 2014 MADE IN NY Awards Neil Patrick Harris, Rosie Perez Among Winners of 2014 MADE IN NY Awards
by TV News Desk - November 11, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Media & Entertainment Commissioner Cynthia López will today present the 2014 “Made in NY” Awards, celebrating excellence in the New York City creative community and recognizing the achievements of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the ... (more...)
ESPN's 30 FOR 30 Presents Knicks Championship Film WHEN THE GARDEN WAS EDEN Tonight ESPN's 30 FOR 30 Presents Knicks Championship Film WHEN THE GARDEN WAS EDEN Tonight
by TV News Desk - October 21, 2014

In the early 1970s, America was being torn apart by the war in Vietnam, with racial unrest in the streets and a distrust of the White House.... (more...)




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