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Theater Talk: Nia Vardalos & Marshall Heyman Talk Tiny Beautiful Things

'Tiny Beautiful Things' writeractor Nia Vardalos and co-conceiver Marshall Heyman discuss their theatrical adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's bestselling book, with co-hosts Susan Haskins and Tony-winning playwright Warren Leight. Next, Scott Alan Evans, executive artistic director of The Actors Company Theatre Tact, Trustee at The No l Coward Foundation Geoffrey Johnson, and actress Kristine Nielsen discuss the never-produced No l Coward play 'Salute to the Brave,' with co-hosts Susan Haskins and Donna Hanover.
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Can We End the Myth That You Have to Be a Bully to Make It in Hollywood?

Can We End the Myth That You Have to Be a Bully to Make It in Hollywood?
A proposal: Let’s retire the idea that to be a power player — or just a participant — in the entertainment industry, you need to be a bully.

The much-deserved fall of Harvey Weinstein has highlighted an enormous number of problems that will surely outlast his ouster from the Weinstein Company. For years to come, the entertainment industry will be — or should be — dealing with the rampant sexism and exploitation the Weinstein scandal highlighted, as well as a culture of enabling and complicity that has too often been aided by non-disclosure agreements. The revelations about his behavior — and that of Roger Ailes, Bill Cosby, Roy Price, and so many others — have kickstarted a series of much-needed discussions, and have, one hopes, prompted real change along with all the soul searching.

Among the fallout, here’s one big takeaway: It’s time to disavow the idea that you have to be mean to make it in this town.

It
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More Stars Named For 17th Annual 24 Hour Plays

More favorites of stage and screen have joined the star-studded line-up for the 17th-Annual 24 Hour Plays on Broadway.

Michael Shannon, Rachel Dratch, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Paul Sparks, Annie Parisse, Carolyn Cantor and Leslye Headland are the latest to join the exceptional group of artists who will come together to write, direct and perform six original plays within 24 hours. The culminating performance will take place on Monday, October 30th at 8:00pm at the American Airlines Theatre.

Proceeds from the one-night-only performance benefit the Company’s program supporting theatre professionals 25 and under through The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals and The Lilly Awards Foundation’s work supporting women in theatre and promoting gender parity.

As previously announced, this year’s cast also features Raul Castillo, Josh Charles, Jackie Cruz, Jennifer Esposito, Noah Galvin, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Nina Hellman, Cush Jumbo, Mia Katigbak, Lola Kirke, Russell G. Jones, Orlando Pabotoy, Christina Ricci, Jonathan Marc Sherman,
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24 Hour Plays On Broadway Announces Cast

The 24 Hour Plays has announced the first round of participants for this year’s production on Monday, October 30th, at 8:00pm at the American Airlines Theatre in Times Square.

Additional cast and creative team members will be announced in the coming weeks.

This year’s cast will feature Raul Castillo, Josh Charles, Jackie Cruz, Jennifer Esposito, Noah Galvin, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Nina Hellman, Cush Jumbo, Mia Katigbak, Lola Kirke, Russell G. Jones, Orlando Pabotoy, Christina Ricci, Kyra Sedgwick, Jeremy Shamos, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Justice Smith, Lois Smith, Nico Tortorella and Yul Vasquez.

This year’s directing team will include May Adrales, Warren Leight, Patricia McGregor, Jessica Stone and Kate Whoriskey. The writing team will include Fernanda Coppel, Chisa Hutchinson, David Lindsay-Abaire, Martyna Majok and Molly Smith Metzler. This year’s musical guest is Shaina Taub.

"We are thrilled to announce the first round of actors, writers and directors for this year,
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Svu Season 19: Chicago Justice Ep Is Procedural's New Showrunner

Svu Season 19: Chicago Justice Ep Is Procedural's New Showrunner
One of the original Law & Order showrunners is returning to helm Svu, TVLine has confirmed.

Michael Chernuchin, who most recently was an executive producer on NBC’s recently cancelled Chicago Justice, will be in charge when the Mariska Hargitay-led procedural returns for Season 19. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

RelatedChicago P.D.: Sophia Bush Not Returning for Season 5

Chernuchin replaces Rick Eid, who was in charge for the just-wrapped Season 18 and who left to take over at Chicago P.D. in the wake of Matt Olmstead’s departure. Eid, in turn, replaced longtime show boss Warren Leight.

Chernuchin
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'Law & Order: Svu' Taps 'Chicago Justice' Exec Producer as Showrunner

Law & Order: Svu has found its new showrunner.

Chicago Justice's Michael S. Chernuchin has signed on to take the helm for season 19 of the long-running drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. 

Chernuchin is the second new showrunner to come onboard Svu in as many years. Rick Eid served as showrunner for season 18, replacing longtime leader Warren Leight.

Eid exited Svu earlier this month to take over as showrunner of Chicago P.D. after co-creator Matt Olmstead left for a lucrative overall deal at ABC Studios.

"Whoever it is will hopefully be someone collaborative and excited to be part of...
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Us writers' strike averted as "tentative" deal reached

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WGA, AMPTP reach “tentative” three-year deal.

The Writers Guilds of America West and East (WGA) and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have reached a “tentative” last-minute agreement to avert the impending writers strike.

The old contract expired at midnight Pacific Time on May 1. The new deal will now need to be ratified by the WGA’s board and eventually its members.

In a statement, the WGA confirmed that the teams have “concluded negotiations and have reached a tentative agreement on terms for a new three-year collective bargaining agreement” which it said was worth “$130m more than the pattern we were expected to accept”.

The WGA cited contribution increases to the organisation’s health plan, as well as expanded protections in options and exclusivity, and an increase in Pay TV residuals, as terms that it had made gains in.

Further details of the agreement will be provided in the coming days.

Read the statement
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Us writers' strike averted

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WGA, AMPTP strike “tentative” three-year, eleventh-hour deal.

The Writers Guilds of America West and East (WGA) and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have reached a “tentative” last-minute agreement to avert the impending writers strike.

The old contract expired at midnight Pacific Time on May 1. The new deal will now need to be ratified by the WGA’s board and eventually its members.

In a statement, the WGA confirmed that the teams have “concluded negotiations and have reached a tentative agreement on terms for a new three-year collective bargaining agreement”. Read the statement in full below.

Dear Colleagues –

Your Negotiating Committee is pleased to report that we have reached a tentative agreement with the AMPTP that we can recommend for ratification.

In it, we made gains in minimums across the board – as well as contribution increases to our Health Plan that should ensure its solvency for years to come. And we further
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Writers strike averted

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WGA, AMPTP strike “tentative” three-year, eleventh-hour deal.

The Writers Guilds of America West and East (WGA) and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have reached a “tentative” last-minute agreement to avert the impending writers strike.

The old contract expired at midnight Pacific Time on May 1. The new deal will now need to be ratified by the WGA’s board and eventually its members.

In a statement, the WGA confirmed that the teams have “concluded negotiations and have reached a tentative agreement on terms for a new three-year collective bargaining agreement”. Read the statement in full below.

Dear Colleagues –

Your Negotiating Committee is pleased to report that we have reached a tentative agreement with the AMPTP that we can recommend for ratification.

In it, we made gains in minimums across the board – as well as contribution increases to our Health Plan that should ensure its solvency for years to come. And we further
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Nadia Gan Joins NBC Pilot ‘Shelter’; Quinn Shephard In ‘Redliners’

Nadia Gan (Mr. Robot) is set for a series-regular role opposite Rachel Griffiths on NBC's drama pilot Shelter (formerly Untitled Medical Drama), from Law & Order veteran Warren Leight, Paul Haggis and Sony TV. The project, written/executive produced by Leight and directed/exec produced by Charles McDougall, is described as a real-time "extreme event" medical series that follows the nurses and doctors of an understaffed Brooklyn hospital that becomes the borough's last…
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Writers’ Guild Negotiations Stall, as Leaders Call for Strike Authorization Vote

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The Writers Guild of America is inching a step closer toward a potential writers’ strike.

The WGA’s negotiating committee sent a letter to members on Friday, recommending that the guild’s 12,000 members take a vote on strike authorization. It did not give a timetable for such a vote, however, and such a vote would not automatically lead to a strike.

Negotiations between the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Pictures & Television Producers started March 13, but without any movement, the guild is looking to take the next step.

Read More: Another Writers’ Strike May Be Looming — Report

On the last day of these two weeks, the companies’ proposal has barely a single hard-dollar gain for writers,” the letter said. “$51 billion in profits and barely a penny for those of us who make the product that makes the companies rich. But that’s not all. In response to our proposal to
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WGA Negotiators Call for Strike Authorization

Leaders of the Writers Guild of America have asked their 12,000 members for strike authorization, following two weeks of negotiations.

The WGA leaders have asserted that the talks with the Alliance of Motion Pictures & Television Producers, which launched March 13, have been unproductive and contain two major rollbacks in the guild’s health plan. The AMPTP accused the WGA of breaking off the talks.

“First, they have demanded that we make cuts to the plan – $10 million in the first year alone,” the WGA negotiating team said in a letter to members. “In return, they will allow us to fund the plan with money diverted from our own salaries. More, they’ve demanded the adoption of a draconian measure in which any future shortfalls to the plan would be made up by automatic cuts in benefits – and never by increases in employer contributions.”

“This, too, is unacceptable. The package, taken as a whole,
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Jamie McShane Joins ‘Shelter’ NBC Pilot; Dulce Sloan In Fox’s ‘Type-a’

Jamie McShane (Bloodline) is set for a series-regular role opposite Rachel Griffiths on NBC's drama pilot Shelter (formerly Untitled Medical Drama), from Law & Order veteran Warren Leight, Paul Haggis and Sony TV. The project, written/executive produced by Leight and directed/exec produced by Charles McDougall, is described as a real-time "extreme event" medical series that follows the nurses and doctors of an understaffed Brooklyn hospital that becomes the borough's last…
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Jj Feild & Latarsha Rose Cast In NBC’s Warren Leight Pilot; Rodney To In ‘Redliners’

Jj Feild (Turn) and Latarsha Rose (The Hunger Games) have booked series-regular roles in NBC's untitled medical drama from Law & Order veteran Warren Leight, Paul Haggis and Sony TV. The project, written/executive produced by Leight and directed/exec produced by Charles McDougall, is described as a real-time "extreme event" medical series that follows the nurses and doctors of an understaffed Brooklyn hospital that becomes the borough's last viable trauma center after a…
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Rachel Griffiths to Star in NBC Medical Drama Pilot From Svu Ep

Rachel Griffiths to Star in NBC Medical Drama Pilot From Svu Ep
Don’t worry, victims of a fictional Brooklyn catastrophic event: Rachel Griffiths is on the case.

The Six Feet Under alum has signed on to star in an untitled NBC medical drama pilot from Law & Order: Svu‘s Warren Leight, our sister site Deadline reports.

The potential series, which unfolds in real time, takes place at an understaffed hospital that becomes the New York City borough’s last viable trauma center after a holiday weekend hurricane devastates the city. With few doctors on call, the
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Rachel Griffiths To Topline NBC’s Warren Leight Medical Drama Pilot

Six Feet Under and Brothers & Sisters alumna Rachel Griffiths is set as the lead of NBC’s untitled medical drama (fka Salvation), from Law & Order veteran Warren Leight, Paul Haggis and Sony TV. The project, written/executive produced by Leight and directed/exec produced by Charles McDougall, is described as a real-time "extreme event" medical series that follows the nurses and doctors of an understaffed Brooklyn hospital that becomes the borough's last viable trauma…
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My Favorite Scene: Past and Current Producers Look Back on ‘Law & Order: Svu’

My Favorite Scene: Past and Current Producers Look Back on ‘Law & Order: Svu’
No one loves a great scene more than the person who first dreamed it up -- the writer. We're asking iconic shows' creators and writers to tell Et all about getting to see their most cherished moment on their series make it from script to screen.

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit will reach a major TV milestone when it airs its 400th episode, a feat only previously achieved by eight scripted series over the past four decades. While a lot of credit for the show’s success and stamina is given to the cast led by Mariska Hargitay, who has won an Emmy for playing Det. Olivia Benson, it’s hard to ignore the writing, which has earned several Edgar Allen Poe Award nominations over the course of its run.

More: The Impact and Legacy of 'Law & Order: Svu' 400 Episodes Later

At its core, creator Dick Wolf tells Et the show has always been about
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Paul Haggis-Warren Leight Medical Drama Lands NBC Pilot Pickup

NBC is getting back in business with former Law & Order: Svu showrunner Warren Leight.

The network on Friday handed out a pilot order to an untitled drama from Leight and Oscar winner Paul Haggis (Crash).

Formerly known as Salvation, the drama was first put in development in August and scored a pilot-production commitment from NBC. The drama is written and executive produced by Leight.

It is described as a real-time "extreme event" medical series that follows the nurses and doctors of an understaffed Brooklyn, N.Y., hospital that becomes the borough's last viable trauma center after a catastrophic hurricane...
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Warren Leight-Paul Haggis Medical Drama Gets NBC Pilot Order

NBC has given a pilot order to an untitled medical drama (fka Salvation), from Law & Order veteran Warren Leight, Paul Haggis (Crash) and Sony TV. The project, written/executive produced by Leight, was the first big drama buy for the broadcast network this season, receiving a pilot production commitment by NBC with Haggis potentially directing. He will executive produce the pilot, which will be directed/exec produced by veteran Charles McDougall. The untitled drama is…
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Real-Time Hurricane Drama From Svu Alum Gets Pilot Order at NBC

Real-Time Hurricane Drama From Svu Alum Gets Pilot Order at NBC
Tick-tick-tick… NBC is taking 24‘s real-time gimmick and setting it in the eye of a hurricane.

The Peacock Network has ordered a pilot for an untitled medical drama (formerly known as Salvation) from former Law & Order: Svu showrunner Warren Leight and Oscar-winning writer Paul Haggis, TVLine has learned. In it, the doctors and nurses at an understaffed Brooklyn hospital have to cope with being the only trauma center open when a devastating hurricane hits during a holiday weekend. And it will all play out in real-time, in what NBC is calling an “extreme event” series.

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