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  1. 'Empire's' Black (Ratings) Power: How Fox's Targeted Marketing Paid Off


    10:00 am 1/28/2015

    Nearly two-thirds of the drama's 18-49 viewers are African-American as the network lures an underserved audience that is "broad and niche at the same time."Read more

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  2. 'Empire': How Lee Daniels Made TV's "Black 'Dynasty' "

    9:00 am 1/7/2015

    The 'Butler' filmmaker tackles such heavy subjects as homophobia and mortality in his 'King Lear'-meets-'Godfather' musical hip-hop dramaRead more

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  3. New Fox Chiefs Reveal Reboot Plan: "We're Not Looking to Do Smaller, Dark Programming"

    9:00 am 1/7/2015

    Fox TV Group chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman start the year with a loud launch ('Empire'), turn to the town's top behind-the-scenes talent (hello, Ryan Murphy) and dismiss predecessor Kevin Reilly's cable envy: "We're looking to have big, broad commercial hits"Read more

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  4. Fox Orders Lee Daniels' Hip-Hop Drama, Octavia Spencer's 'Red Band Society' to Series

    3:28 pm 5/6/2014

    UPDATED: The network has added two more dramas to its roster for the 2014-15 broadcast season. Read more

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  5. Danny Strong Making Directorial Debut With Biopic 'Salinger's War' (Exclusive)

    4:25 pm 4/29/2014

    Black Label Media is backing the drama about the famed "Catcher in the Rye" author J.D. SalingerRead more

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  6. Hip-Hop Drama From Lee Daniels, Danny Strong Lands Pilot Order at Fox

    7:15 pm 1/23/2014

    The "Butler" duo will reunite for the drama series from exec producer Brian Grazer.Read more

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  7. Watch The Hollywood Reporter's Producers and Writers Roundtables Tonight on PBS SoCal

    10:00 am 12/30/2013

    The latest episodes of a holiday television event features George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and other producers and writers in candid conversations about rewriting, renegotiation and realizing an awards-worthy film.Read more

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  8. Danny Strong on Why 'The Butler' Is an Original, Not Adapted, Screenplay (Video)

    11:24 am 11/16/2013

    The Emmy-winning writer of the summer hit says the character of Cecil Gaines was "inspired by" Eugene Allen but not adapted from an article about his life.Read more

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  9. ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ Writer Danny Strong on the Success of the Movie

    9:38 am 11/16/2013

    Danny shares why he wanted to bring his civil rights movie to the big screen and how navigating through the movie awards season is different than television. He has won two Emmys for his work on HBO’s ‘Game Change.’ Read more

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