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HBO Announces Winners of the 2020 HBOAccess Directing Fellowship Photo HBO Announces Winners of the 2020 HBOAccess Directing Fellowship
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2020

HBO has selected the ten winning emerging directors to participate in the newly revamped 2020 Directing Fellowship. The ten directors will take part in a series of master classes with top industry speakers.

HBO Announces Semi-Finalists for 2020 HBOAccess Directing Fellowship Photo HBO Announces Semi-Finalists for 2020 HBOAccess Directing Fellowship
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2020

HBO has selected the top twenty-five emerging directors for the semi-final round of the 2020 HBOAccess Directing Fellowship. The program supports directors who are interested in a career in television by giving them the opportunity to shoot a pilot presentation which will air on HBO, HBO GO, HBO NOW and HBO Max.

Joanna Pickering's BEACH BREAK Awarded Full Scholarship to Adapt to Screenplay Photo Joanna Pickering's BEACH BREAK Awarded Full Scholarship to Adapt to Screenplay
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020

Sundance Institute Announces 2019 Episodic Lab Fellows Photo Sundance Institute Announces 2019 Episodic Lab Fellows
by TV News Desk - Oct 9, 2019

Nine original independent pilots and their 14 creators, will benefit from holistic support and development at Sundance Institute's sixth annual Episodic Lab, taking place at Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah October 10-15, 2019. With topics that span genres --  from provocative reimaginings of the American dream to  visionary and epic supernatural dramas-- the scope of this year's projects, along with the diverse backgrounds of their creators, speaks to the Institute's broad and visionary support of the episodic format as the industry develops and grows; the Episodic Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round support program for emerging television writers.

Sundance Institute Announces 2019 Episodic Lab Fellows Photo Sundance Institute Announces 2019 Episodic Lab Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

Nine original independent pilots and their 14 creators, will benefit from holistic support and development at Sundance Institute's sixth annual Episodic Lab, taking place at Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah October 10-15, 2019. With topics that span genres --  from provocative reimaginings of the American dream to  visionary and epic supernatural dramas-- the scope of this year's projects, along with the diverse backgrounds of their creators, speaks to the Institute's broad and visionary support of the episodic format as the industry develops and grows; the Episodic Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round support program for emerging television writers.

City Agencies, WGA East Announce Fellows for Second 'Made in NY Writers Room' Photo City Agencies, WGA East Announce Fellows for Second 'Made in NY Writers Room'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), along with the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) announced today the second cohort of the Made in NY Writers Room, a six-month television writing fellowship that provides mentorship, industry access and financial support to underrepresented writers who reside in New York City and seek to tell stories that are not often depicted on television.

HBO Announces Recipients of 2019 HBOAccess Writing Fellowships Photo HBO Announces Recipients of 2019 HBOAccess Writing Fellowships
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019

HBO announced the eight writers selected, out of over 3,000 submissions, to participate in the 2019 HBOAccess Writing Fellowship. The prestigious 8 month program offers master classes and ongoing mentorship with an HBO executive as writers develop a pilot script for HBO. 

New Optics Film Festival Showcases The Next Generation Of Filmmakers Photo New Optics Film Festival Showcases The Next Generation Of Filmmakers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

High school students will debut original films March 16 surrounded by celebrity actors, directors and writers at the second annual New Optics Film Festival, held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Columbia College Hollywood.

African American Film Critics Association to Honor Quincy Jones and Jason Blum Photo African American Film Critics Association to Honor Quincy Jones and Jason Blum
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) today announced music icon Quincy Jones and prolific filmmaker Jason Blum among its 2019 Special Achievement honorees. The awards, celebrating career excellence in and around the cinematic arts, are given out annually by the association which represents the largest body of Black film critics in the world. Along with Jones and Blum, who produced Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman this year, director Aneesh Chaganty, AAFCA Breakthrough Film Award recipient for his film SEARCHING, and early jazz innovator Buddy Bolden, the posthumous recipient of the AAFCA Pioneer Award and subject of Daniel Pritzker long-awaited biopic, BOLDEN, also join the impressive list of previously announced recipients, including Netflix's Tengo Nagenda and HBO's Kelly Edwards.

Gary Dourdan, Paul Feig's Powderkeg Media, Buffalo8 to Head the 2018 ITVFest Jury Photo Gary Dourdan, Paul Feig's Powderkeg Media, Buffalo8 to Head the 2018 ITVFest Jury
by TV News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

ITVFEST, the country's only independent television series marketplace Presented by the Television Academy and Sponsored by HBO announced today the festival's first-ever official Jury of industry talent and executives. The festival which is sponsored by HBO runs October 10-14 in Manchester Vermont and will feature five days of creators, executives, agents and producers coming together.  The 2018 ITVFEST Jury members are:

Nottingham Playhouse Unveils Autumn Season Updates Photo Nottingham Playhouse Unveils Autumn Season Updates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE has unveiled its autumn and winter season for 2018, following rave reviews for its spring and summer line-up.

HBO Announces Winners of 2018 HBOAccess Directing Fellowship Photo HBO Announces Winners of 2018 HBOAccess Directing Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

HBOAccess has selected three directors for their 2018 Directing Fellowship.  The new fellows will participate in a weeklong workshop before mounting their production this July. 

Kennedy Center Announces American College Theater National Festival Photo Kennedy Center Announces American College Theater National Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 120 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 9-14, 2018 in multiple locations throughout the Center. The Center also announced the national awardees for the KCACTF.

HBO Selects 3 Emerging Directors for 2016 Access Directing Fellowship
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

HBO has selected the three emerging directors to participate in the 2016 HBOAccess Directing Fellowship.

West End's CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Plays Special Relaxed Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

The award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, mounts a special relaxed performance at 6pm tonight 19 January 2016.

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces Special Relaxed Performance, Jan. 19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

The award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, will mount a special relaxed performance at 6pm on Tuesday 19 January 2016.

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Celebrates Second Year on the West End Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, will mark its second anniversary tonight with a gala performance and party for cast, crew and special guests.

Courtney Cox, Queen Latifah & More Set for BFF Events
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Geena Davis's Bentonville Film Festival (BFF), which debuts May 5-9, today unveiled a robust panel series that covers over a dozen topics addressing women, diversity and their intersections within the entertainment industry, featuring many well-known and highly regarded participants from various sectors of the industry.

STAGE TUBE: New Cast and Video Released for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Jonathan Slinger, Kraig Thornber, Lara Denning & More
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2015

As the hit West End show Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, approaches its second anniversary, producers today announced the cast that will take it into its third year. Alongside Jonathan Slinger as Willy Wonka will be Kraig Thornber (Grandpa George), Lara Denning (Mrs Bucket) and Mark Oxtoby (Jerry), among other new names. Originating company members Ross Dawes and Derek Hagen will take over the roles of Mr Salt and Mr Bucket respectively.

HBO Seeks Emerging Writers for HBOAccess Writing Fellowship
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Today, HBO announced the launch of the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship which will begin accepting applications on March 4, 2015.

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