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9 items from 2016


‘Empire’ Showrunner Ilene Chaiken on How to Handle Trump’s Presidency – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

18 November 2016 11:43 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Week’S Podcast: David Blaine Reveals the Man Behind the Magic – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

The presidential election results hit a lot of Hollywood hard, including the producers, cast and crew of Fox’s megahit “Empire.”

“I don’t have anxiety attacks, but when I saw what was happening I did,” executive producer and showrunner Ilene Chaiken told IndieWire’s Turn It On podcast, two days after the results came in and Donald Trump was named president-elect. “I’m going through the full range of emotions that I know many people are going through.”

Chaiken said one of the show’s writers was attacked on social media after commenting to NPR. “Most of my writing colleagues are African-American, and there was a lot of rage and fear and despair,” Chaiken said. “It necessitates our doubling down on our convictions. We were already telling those stories. [But] a lot of us feel more rage. »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Empire’ Showrunner Ilene Chaiken on How to Handle Trump’s Presidency – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

18 November 2016 11:43 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Week’S Podcast: David Blaine Reveals the Man Behind the Magic – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

The presidential election results hit a lot of Hollywood hard, including the producers, cast and crew of Fox’s megahit “Empire.”

“I don’t have anxiety attacks, but when I saw what was happening I did,” executive producer and showrunner Ilene Chaiken told IndieWire’s Turn It On podcast, two days after the results came in and Donald Trump was named president-elect. “I’m going through the full range of emotions that I know many people are going through.”

Chaiken said one of the show’s writers was attacked on social media after commenting to NPR. “Most of my writing colleagues are African-American, and there was a lot of rage and fear and despair,” Chaiken said. “It necessitates our doubling down on our convictions. We were already telling those stories. [But] a lot of us feel more rage. »

- Michael Schneider

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‘The Simpsons’ 600th Episode Celebration Previews Vr Couch Gag

15 October 2016 6:21 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

James L. Brooks can recall the exact moment he realized “The Simpsons” had become a pop culture phenom.

“It was 27 years ago and some magazine like ‘Satellite News’ put us on the cover,” recalled Brooks, one of the show’s co-creators. “I said, ‘Oh my God, we’re on the cover!’ And put it on my wall. Remember how in ‘Tootsie,’ there’s this montage where all these magazine covers start coming at you at once? It was like that, and suddenly all the covers were on my wall. There’s an actual sound that happens when you enter the culture and I remember experiencing that.”

Brooks was speaking at a party in celebration for the 600th episode of “The Simpsons,” held Friday night at the YouTube Space L.A. Attendees walked a yellow carpet and got a sneak preview of the episode, “Treehouse of Horror Xxvii,” which airs Sunday. They »

- Jenelle Riley

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Simpsons Movie 2 Will Happen Under One Condition Says Producer

27 July 2016 10:03 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, Fox brought a whopping 13 shows to San Diego Comic-Con, one of which was the network's longest-running show, The Simpsons. It is going into its 28th season this fall. Several of the show's producers and voice cast members greeted fans in San Diego to discuss this upcoming season, but they also addressed the possibility of a sequel to 2007's The Simpsons Movie. As it turns out, according to showrunner Al Jean, a movie still very well may happen.

Fox released a highlights video on YouTube just a few days after the panel, which features a fan asking whether or not another Simpsons Movie will happen. Way back in 2009, series creator Matt Groening didn't sound too optimistic about the possibility of The Simpsons Movie 2, bemoaning the fact that it took four years to make, instead of the two years they were planning. When asked about a new movie at this year's Sdcc panel, »

- MovieWeb

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Comic-Con 2016: Game of Thrones, Orphan Black Added to Panel Lineup

28 June 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s almost that time of year when hordes of TV fans storm San Diego to get a sneak peek at their favorite returning shows and a glimpse of the upcoming season’s best new offerings at Comic-Con. Below, we’ve compiled the dates, times and locations of all the major TV-related events.

PhotosFall TV Preview: Your Guide to Next Season’s New Shows

We’ll be updating this page as more panels are announced, so make sure to bookmark it and check back often!

Wednesday, July 20

6 pm Warner Bros. Television’s annual “Preview Night” will unspool the pilot episodes for NBC’s Powerless, »

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“Altered States of the Union” anthology shows what America could be

21 June 2016 8:15 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Have you ever wondered what could have been? What if Key West seceded from the mainland? If the state of Wyoming ended up in the middle of Pennsylvania? If freed slaves were given the state of Mississippi after the Civil War? Perhaps you would like a Brief Explanation as to how Budapest became the Taco Capital of the World? Or, if you prefer, there is one story that is a fight to the death between the governor of North Alaska, Sarah Palin, and the billionaire orange haired governor of South Alaska…

You can wonder all of these no longer with ‘Altered States of the Union: What America Could Be’; An American alternate history anthology (say that five times fast) that features a varied and fantastic line up of first time authors, New York Times best selling authors, and Hugo and Nebula award winning authors, coming all together with their own »

- Nikki Lyka

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‘Prison Break’ and ’24: Legacy’ Heading to Comic-Con 2016

20 June 2016 12:29 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Prison Break” and “24: Legacy” will make their revamped Comic-Con debuts this summer.

The two hotly-anticipated series are part of 20th Century Fox Television’s lineup at the annual summer mega-fest. The studio announced their entire Comic-Con programming slate on Monday, which includes events for 13 shows.

Son of Zorn,” Jason Sudeikis’ animated-hybrid comedy, will make its Con debut. The full cast and crew of “Bones” will gather one final time at the convention, before the series signs off. 20th is also sending the teams behind animated favorites “American Dad,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy,” plus “Scream Queens,” “Last Man on Earth” and “Salem.” As for new projects premiering in 2016-2017, the studio is sending “The Exorcist” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” to Comic-Con.

Aside from panels and screenings for the 13 shows above, the studio will host its stars and producers on their two-story Fox booth on the convention room floor for autograph signings »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Report: Online Advertising Reaches All-Time Q1 High, Will Surpass TV Revenues In 2017

10 June 2016 9:52 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Online advertising revenues reached an all-time high of $15.9 billion in the first quarter of 2016, reports the Interactive Advertising Bureau (Iab) -- a digital ad business organization. This figure represents a 21% year-over-year increase from the first quarter in 2015, when digital ad revenues clocked $13.2 billion. This 21% increase represents the sharpest growth spike over the past four years.

“Last year, the industry reached its highest level of investment at over $50 billion," said Iab’s Evp and Cmo, David Doty, in astatement. “And this first quarter lays the foundation for what could very well be the biggest year yet for digital ad spending.”

Iab noted the above figures in its annual Internet Advertising Revenue Report, conducted by professional network PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC Us). “This year’s first quarter numbers speak to the vitality of the interactive marketplace and the power of digital to attract consumers,” noted PwC Us partner David Silverman.

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- Geoff Weiss

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‘Simpsons’ Director Teams With Social Media Stars for Animated Stoner Comedy ‘Superslackers’ (Exclusive)

18 April 2016 3:39 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

David Silverman, a key creative figure on “The Simpsons,” has signed on to direct animated stoner comedy “Superslackers,” which will feature several social media stars and is currently in production on a six-episode season, TheWrap has exclusively learned. “Superslackers” follows a group of friends who get a bag of pot that has been switched with a drug being used in a government experiment that gives them superpowers. When a Professor Xavier-type shows up to train them, they have no interest in saving the world. They agree to move into a rent-free government compound, but all they want to do is watch. »

- Jeff Sneider

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