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Rebecca Ford

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‘Ted Lasso’: How Marcus Mumford and Tom Howe Created the Show’s Transatlantic Theme Song and Score

The collaboration between Marcus Mumford and Tom Howe on the theme song and score for Ted Lasso began when star Jason Sudeikis left Mumford “the world’s longest voice note” — something…

Selena Gomez Says ‘Selena + Chef’ Gives Viewers Chance to Learn Culinary Skills Alongside Her

The pop singer and actress cooked up her HBO Max show (shot remotely) during quarantine

‘Solos’ Creator David Weil on How the Amazon Series Went From Script to Screen

There was nowhere for them to hide as actors, it’s them uninterrupted for 30 minutes straight,” says Solos creator David Weil of Amazon’s seven-part sci-fi anthology series, in which each…

How Simon Godwin Directed ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Hybrid Adaptation After COVID-19 Broadway Shutdown

Simon Godwin was preparing a stage adaptation of Romeo & Juliet at the National Theatre when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, shuttering theaters and putting the show’s future into question. To salvage…

‘In & of Itself’: Derek DelGaudio Explains Why He Created a Filmed Version of His Conceptual Magic Show

Beginning in 2017, the stage version of Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself ran for 72 weeks at the Daryl Roth Theatre in New York. But for the many who didn’t get to catch the conceptual magic…

Emmys: Why the Limited and Anthology Series Category Is the Most Cut-Throat

There is no other race as packed with critically acclaimed programs and performances, and unlike the drama and comedy groups (which take eight nominees), only five will make the cut.

‘Hacks,’ ‘PEN15’ and ‘Girls5Eva’ Writers Reveal How They Crafted Their Funniest Jokes

A drunken conversation in a casino about bisexuality? Two best friends who are convinced they're witches? A musical based on Jim Carrey's oeuvre? Where do these ideas come from? The minds behind…

Emmys: 20 Supporting TV Actors on Their Characters, Pandemic Splurges and What They Miss From Set Life

NAOMI ACKIE (Master of None, Netflix) Best note from my showrunner/director Aziz [Ansari] once told me “making a show is like jazz.” I’ll never forget that. There was a flexibility…

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ Choreographer and DP Reveal How They Made 130 Musical Numbers

At the core of NBC’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist are the “heart songs,” which reveal a character’s inner emotions — and can be seen and heard only by Zoey (Jane Levy). For two seasons…

From ‘Bridgerton’ to ‘Ted Lasso’: The New Shows Vying for Emmy Attention as the Season Kicks Off

Of the eight comedy series nominated for Emmys in 2020, seven (including winner Schitt’s Creek) are not eligible this year. As for the drama category, there’s more overlap with heavyweights like The C…

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Screenwriters Detail How They Told Fred Hampton’s Story

 'Spotlight' writer Josh  Singer sits down (virtually) with the 'Judas  and  the  Black  Messiah' scribes Shaka  King, the Lucas  Brothers and Will  Berson to examine the life of the late…

Oscars: Producers on Best Picture Nominees Reveal Approaches to Portraying Specific Groups Authentically

Producers on 'Nomadland,' 'Judas and the Black Messiah' and 'Sound of Metal' open up about how they did endless research, brought on experts and often went straight to the people who had lived those…