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[Watch] ‘Grease: Live’ executive producer Marc Platt celebrates 10 Emmy nominations as ‘icing on the cake’

26 August 2016 6:18 AM, PDT

During our recent webcam chat (watch above), “Grease: Live” executive producer Marc Platt beamed as he talked about the 10 Emmy nominations for the landmark television event, calling them “the icing on the cake for what was, for all of us, a really memorable, terrific experience.” Platt, who produced the smash hit stage show “Wicked,” says he leapt at the opportunity to work […] »


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[Watch] Emmy-nominated ‘Chef’s Table’ composer Duncan Thum: ‘It’s not a show about cooking, per se’

25 August 2016 1:55 PM, PDT

“It’s not a show about cooking, per se,” declares “Chef’s Table” composer Duncan Thum during our recent webcam chat (watch above). “It’s very much, I’d say, a show about the artist’s journey.” Thum earned his second consecutive Emmy nomination for his work on this Netflix documentary series, which takes viewers inside the lives and kitchens of some of […] »


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[Watch] ‘All the Way’ screenwriter Robert Schenkkan on bringing his Tony-winning play to TV

25 August 2016 6:56 AM, PDT

“This is kind of special,” admits “All the Way” screenwriter and executive producer Robert Schenkkan as we chat via webcam (watch above) about the telefilm’s eight Emmy nominations, including Best TV Movie. He adapted his 2014 Tony-winning play about President Lyndon B. Johnson’s (Bryan Cranston) struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act during his first year in office. Cranston, who […] »


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Emmy for Best Movie/Mini Writing: ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ x3 vs. ‘Fargo’ x2 vs. ‘The Night Manager’

22 August 2016 9:11 AM, PDT

Seven talented scribes have been nominated for their six scripts that are contending for Best Movie/Mini Writing at this year’s Emmy Awards. This highly prestigious category is dominated by newbies. The only Emmy vet is “Fargo” creator Noah Hawley who has one previous writing nomination plus a directing bid this year. In such a wide-open field, anything can happen.  Let’s check […] »


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