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Script to Scene: How ‘Perry Mason’ Creators Used Erle Stanley Gardner’s Novels for Origin Story

“The decision to do an origin story for our hero was crucial,” says co-showrunner Ron Fitzgerald of the famous lawyer (played by Matthew Rhys) who gives the series its title. Fitzgerald…

‘Framing Britney Spears’, ‘Kid 90’ and ‘Showbiz Kids’ Directors on Depicting Media’s Impact on Former Child Stars

I really couldn’t tell my story, honestly, in 90 minutes,” says director Alex Winter with a laugh. Sure enough, the only image of Winter — who is perhaps best known to audiences as Bill S…

Script to Scene: ‘It’s a Sin’ Showrunner Examines Pivotal Scene From First Episode

“I almost thought this was a risky scene because it feels a bit like a thriller,” says creator Russell T. Davies. Despite It’s a Sin being a drama set against the AIDS epidemic, the way the…

Script to Scene: ‘Good Lord Bird’ Boss Breaks Down Moment That Sparked John Brown’s Abolitionist Crusade

In Showtime’s limited series The Good Lord Bird, co-creator and executive producer Ethan Hawke stars as the infamous abolitionist John Brown. The series — based on the National Book…

Actors Ben Affleck, Sacha Baron Cohen and Gary Oldman on Working with Demanding Directors: “If They Want to Do 10 Takes or 60, I’m on the Clock”

In this exclusive clip from The Hollywood Reporter’s Actors Roundtable, Affleck and Oldman recall David Fincher’s perfectionism, while the 'Borat' star says you can’t ask Rudy Giuliani for a second…

Directors Chloé Zhao and George Clooney on “Happy Accidents” That Can Change a Film for the Better

In this exclusive clip from The Hollywood Reporter’s Directors Roundtable, the 'Nomadland' and 'The Midnight Sky' filmmakers discuss embracing the unexpected during production.

How Glenn Close, Andra Day, Vanessa Kirby, Carey Mulligan, Kate Winslet and Zendaya Navigated the “Big Reboot” of Life in Quarantine

In this exclusive clip from The Hollywood Reporter’s Actress Roundtable, these six performers reflect on the surprising lessons they’ve learned — and all of the obsessive cleaning — during the…

‘Sound of Metal’ Writer-Director and Actor on the Film’s Portrayal of Deafness and Addiction

Darius  Marder and Paul Raci reflect on their Oscar-nominated movie's unflinchingly authentic depictions and how Raci's upbringing influenced his acting ambitions.

‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ Writer Reveals How to Craft a Screenplay for Improvisation

Co-writer and producer Anthony Hines describes the massive amount of material the film's eight screenwriters produced, preparing their actors for any situation.

“I Don’t See People as Subjects”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Time’ Director Garrett Bradley

Garrett Bradley, the Oscar-nominated director of the documentary 'Time,' talks about her portrait of a woman’s endless fight to free her husband from a 60-year prison sentence.

Oscar-Nominated Doc Short ‘A Concerto Is a Conversation’ Maps a Journey From the Jim Crow South to the Walt Disney Concert Hall

The short traces composer Kris Bowers' family lineage through discussions with his 91-year-old grandfather, Horace.