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'Silicon Valley' Star Amanda Crew Talks Working With An All Male Cast

Is it difficult to work with an all male cast? If you’re Silicon Valley star Amanda Crew and your coworkers include comedy all-stars Thomas Middleditch, T.J. 230 more words


Television Academy Lauds Casting Director Marion Dougherty with Governors Award

The late casting director Marion Dougherty will be awarded the Television Academy’s 2014 Governors Award.

Dougherty will be feted for her more than 50-year legacy as a casting director in film and television, starting with NBC’s “Kraft Television Theatre.” She is credited with coining the term “casting director” and for giving early breaks to such notables as Dustin Hoffman, William Shatner, Glenn Close and Christopher Walken. 299 more words


Emmy Writer and Director: The Nominees Who Knew Too Much

Documents, images and consultants’ testimony can lend unexpected dimension to a narrative in development. This year’s Emmy writing and directing nominees remind us that research changes a story because it changes the storyteller — it lobs a curve at preconceptions or perspective. 530 more words


Emmys Drama Preview: Why Serials Knocked Procedurals Out of the Race

It seems obvious to say, yet it’s still a striking thought: A procedural drama, historically a staple of television, is unlikely to ever win another best series Emmy — and, indeed, will probably struggle even to get nominated. 594 more words


Is it Time to Expand the Emmys Best Drama Series Category to Ten Slots?

Should the top drama category at the Emmys be expanded? The answer from many in the biz is a resounding yes. After all, we are living in a time of smallscreen riches. 1,144 more words


Emmy Hopes and Predicitions: Drama Categories!

In case you missed my Comedy selections, here they are. As I said before, I won’t be posting selections for miniseries or TV movie because I’m never informed enough to make decisions on those. 1,243 more words


Networks Compete Against Themselves as Time-Shifted Viewing Spikes

Network and cable execs have a tough new competitor to square off against in primetime: themselves.

In the past year, the volume of DVR playback viewing that occurs during primetime hours has reached the point where the DVR now ranks as the No. 924 more words