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‘NCIS’ Showrunner Gary Glasberg Dies at 50

28 September 2016 1:23 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Gary Glasberg, the longtime showrunner of CBS’ “NCIS” and creator of spinoff “NCIS: New Orleans,” died Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 50.

CBS said Glasberg died in his sleep.

“Gary was our rock, our cheerleader, our team captain. He inspired us with his leadership, his creative instincts and keen insight,” the “NCIS” cast said in a statement. ” ‘NCIS’ will not be the same without him, and each of us will miss his smiling face and unwavering humor, which lifted us every day.”

The New York City native began his career writing comic books and working on animated series for Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros., Disney and Nickelodeon. He segued into drama by the early 1990s, working on the staff of such series as Upn’s “Swift Justice” and “Mercy Point,” CBS’ “L.A. Doctors” and Fox’s “The Street.”

Glasberg’s reputation as a writer-producer grew as he advanced to supervising producer and co-exec producer status on such series as »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Film Review: ‘War Dogs’

16 August 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

War Dogs,” starring Miles Teller and Jonah Hill as bushy-tailed geek scoundrels who become Internet arms salesmen, is that rare thing: a based-in-reality movie that gives you a buzz. The film just about tingles with the antic pleasure of seeing people get away with things they shouldn’t. It’s obvious that the director, Todd Phillips, was hugely influenced by the money-rush fever and propulsive shot language of Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and by the orchestrated delirium of David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” — giddy, spinning life-as-a-con-job psychodramas that show you how fraud really works, and that celebrate it, too. (They also condemn it, but only after giving the audience a rough and rowdy good time.)

Phillips borrows the bravura of Scorsese and Russell (who borrowed plenty of Scorsese’s to begin with), but he also makes it his own, merging it with his more casually mirthful, »

- Owen Gleiberman

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