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20th Century Fox Television President of Business Operations Howard Kurtzman to Retir Photo 20th Century Fox Television President of Business Operations Howard Kurtzman to Retire in June 2020
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 7, 2020

Howard Kurtzman, president of Business Operations for 20th Century Fox Television and head of business and legal affairs for over two decades, will step down in June, it was announced today by Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment Chairman Dana Walden and Disney Television Studios President Craig Hunegs. Carolyn Cassidy, formerly president of Creative Affairs and partnered with Kurtzman, will be named president, 20th Century Fox Television.

Ensemble Studio Theatre Announces 2019-2020 EST/Youngblood New Members Photo Ensemble Studio Theatre Announces 2019-2020 EST/Youngblood New Members
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 4, 2019

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) (William Carden, Artistic Director), along with EST's Youngblood (Graeme Gillis and RJ Tolan, Co-Artistic Directors) are proud to announce new EST/Youngblood members for the 2019-2020 season.

Tanya Barfield to Step in as Co-Director of Juilliard's Playwrights Program Following Photo Tanya Barfield to Step in as Co-Director of Juilliard's Playwrights Program Following Marsha Norman's Exit
by Julie Musbach - Oct 17, 2019

Evan Yionoulis, Richard Rodgers Director of Juilliard's Drama Division, announced today that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman will step down as co-director of Juilliard's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at the end of the 2019-20 academic year

KATY KEENE, LOOKING FOR ALASKA to Premiere at TRIBECA TV FESTIVAL Photo KATY KEENE, LOOKING FOR ALASKA to Premiere at TRIBECA TV FESTIVAL
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 12, 2019

The Tribeca TV Festival will return September 12-15 for its third edition.The lineup is a showcase of new series debuts, new episodes from fan favorites, talks with creators and stars, and one-night-only events that can only be seen at Tribeca. The 2019 Tribeca TV Festival will take place at Regal Battery Park in New York City. Tickets go on sale today, Monday, August 12, at 11am ET at tribecafilm.com/TVFestival.

Disney Television Studios Restructures Leadership Team Photo Disney Television Studios Restructures Leadership Team
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 10, 2019

Disney Television Studios today announced the restructuring of its leadership team. At ABC Studios, Jonnie Davis has been named president. At 20th Century Fox Television, Carolyn Cassidy has been promoted to president, Creative Affairs, to run that studio alongside Howard Kurtzman, who continues as president of Business Operations. Josh Sussman will be promoted to executive vice president, Business Affairs, ABC Studios, where he will work for Davis. The new appointments were announced today by Craig Hunegs, president of Disney Television Studios, to whom Davis, Cassidy and Kurtzman will report. Bert Salke continues as president, Fox 21 Television Studios, also reporting to Hunegs. 

Ryan Reynolds to Star In Action-Comedy, SHOTGUN WEDDING Photo Ryan Reynolds to Star In Action-Comedy, SHOTGUN WEDDING
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 29, 2019

Ryan Reynolds is set to star in and produce the action-comedy Shotgun Wedding for Lionsgate, Mandeville Films and Reynolds' Maximum Effort, according to Deadline. Jason Moore on board to direct the feature, which is set to shoot in the summer.

Ensemble Studio Theatre Announces 2018-19 EST/Youngblood New Members Photo Ensemble Studio Theatre Announces 2018-19 EST/Youngblood New Members
by Julie Musbach - Nov 2, 2018

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) along with EST's Youngblood announce new EST/Youngblood members for the 2018-2019 season.

Zoe Lister-Jones Comedy Lands Put Pilot Commitment at ABC Photo Zoe Lister-Jones Comedy Lands Put Pilot Commitment at ABC
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 9, 2018

Zoe Lister-Jones' comedy has received a put pilot commitment from ABC, according to Variety.

NEW GIRL'S Liz Meriwether Extends Deal with 20th Century Fox TV Photo NEW GIRL'S Liz Meriwether Extends Deal with 20th Century Fox TV
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 8, 2018

New Girl creator Liz Meriwether has signed a one-year extension of her overall deal with 20th Century Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

ABC Unveils 2018-19 Prime-Time Schedule Photo ABC Unveils 2018-19 Prime-Time Schedule
by Tori Hartshorn - May 15, 2018

Coming on the heels of a tremendously successful 2017-18 season that boasts the No. 1 show on television ("Roseanne"), the No. 1 new drama ("The Good Doctor") and the No. 1 reality show launch ("American Idol"), ABC is set to announce a stellar slate of programming for the 2018-19 season. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York City.

ABC Reveals 2018 - 2019 Primetime Schedule Including THE ALEC BALDWIN SHOW, ROSEANNE, Photo ABC Reveals 2018 - 2019 Primetime Schedule Including THE ALEC BALDWIN SHOW, ROSEANNE, THE GOOD DOCTOR, & More
by Macon Prickett - May 15, 2018

Coming on the heels of a tremendously successful 2017-18 season that boasts the No. 1 show on television ("Roseanne"), the No. 1 new drama ("The Good Doctor") and the No. 1 reality show launch ("American Idol"), ABC is set to announce a stellar slate of programming for the 2018-19 season. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York City.

New ABC Pilot To Star Leighton Meester, Taran Killam & Brad Garrett Photo New ABC Pilot To Star Leighton Meester, Taran Killam & Brad Garrett
by Tori Hartshorn - Mar 2, 2018

According to Deadline, ABC's newest pilot is set to star Leighton Meester, Taran Killam and Brad Garrett. The show is called SINGLE PARENTS, and comes from Liz Meriwether (NEW GIRL creator), writer J.J. Philbin, and 20th Century FOX TV. Read more about it from Deadline here!

Review Roundup: Zoe Kazan's AFTER THE BLAST at LCT3 Photo Review Roundup: Zoe Kazan's AFTER THE BLAST at LCT3
by Review Roundups - Oct 24, 2017

Eboni Booth, Will Connolly, William Jackson Harper, Ben Horner, Cristin Milioti, David Pegram, and Teresa Yenque comprise the cast of the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of After the Blast, a new play by Zoe Kazan, directed by Lila Neugebauer. AFTER THE BLAST will run for six weeks only through Sunday, November 19 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street).

Photo Flash: Shoshana Bean, Jesse Eisenberg and More Light Up the Stage in First Ever 24 HOUR MUSICALS: LOS ANGELES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Last night, stars of the stage and screen dazzled a full house at the Theatre at ACE Hotel during the first ever The 24 Hour Musicals: Los Angeles. The event raised money for the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, a nonprofit arm of the Dramatists Guild of America, which advocates for the freedom of expression on behalf of all who are confronting censorship on stages across America. Scroll down for photos from the event!

BWW Review: Andrew Rannells, John Mulaney, Nick Kroll, and More Reject Donald Trump's Plea for Antiseptic Theater in A SAFE AND SPECIAL PLACE Benefit
by Casey Mink - Dec 24, 2016

Early on the morning of November 19, Donald Trump took to Twitter (as he has a tendency to do) to make the assertion that "The Theater must always be a safe and special place." On December 19, one month to the day after Trump's Broadway-fueled Twitter deluge, Liz Meriwether and Shira Milikowsky put on A SAFE AND SPECIAL PLACE, an evening of works written and performed by some of the theater's best and most promising talents. The event, held within the atmospheric walls of the McKittrick Hotel and which benefited The Trevor Project and Kids in Need of Defense was, as you could guess, anything but what Trump would deem "safe and special."

Laura Benanti, Andrew Rannells, Nick Kroll, John Mulaney and More Join New Work Inspired by Trump Tweet
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 14, 2016

Playwright Liz Meriwether and director Shira Milikowsky host a benefit on Monday, December 19th at 7:30pm at The McKittrick Hotel's The Heath (542 West 27th Street, NYC). The evening will include performances of new work, inspired by Trump's tweet, 'The theater must always be a safe and special place.' 

FOX Makes Pilot Production Commitment to Single Camera Comedy From NEW GIRL Creator
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 22, 2016

FOX has made a pilot production commitment to the single camera comedy THIN ICE from Liz Meriwether, it was announced today by David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

FOX Renews NEW GIRL for Sixth Season
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 12, 2016

FOX has renewed comedy series NEW GIRL for its sixth season, it was announced today by David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

Ars Nova Names 2016 Resident Artists
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 25, 2016

Ars Nova continues its support of artists in the early stages of their professional careers through its wide array of unique development programs. Recognizing the critical need for performance as part of the development process, Ars Nova's programs bring bold, innovative new work to the stage all year long, through Project Residencies, concerts, readings, variety shows, workshops, festivals and full productions. Each season, Ars Nova provides audiences over a hundred opportunities to catch something extraordinary.

Megan Fox Set for Recurring Role on NEW GIRL
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Actress Megan FOX ('Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,' 'Transformers') will guest-star in a recurring role on the upcoming season of NEW GIRL, appearing in a multi-episode arc of the hit comedy.

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