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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Producers on Queer Representation, Activism: “It’s Become a Mission For Us”

World of Wonder founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato talk about their Emmy-winning reality TV breakthrough for drag culture ahead of receiving The Hollywood Reporter's Impact Award at the Banff World Media Festival.

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Canadian Wildfires Won’t Disrupt Banff World Media Festival, Say Organizers

Organizers of the Banff World Media Festival, which annually attracts top Hollywood talent and execs, say devastating wildfires in Alberta do not pose any threat to the industry event, which gets underway Sunday. “There are no major wildfires within or near Banff National Park and air quality is not presently an issue in Banff,” Jenn Kuzmyk, executive […]

“Let’s Swing Big”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With the Creative Team Behind ‘Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies’

Singing and dancing auditions over Zoom, shoots in the rain in Vancouver and filming during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic — none of that stopped the cast and creators from bringing “big Grease energy” to the set of the Paramount+ series, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies. “Annabel [Oakes, showrunner] was the first to […]

Hunter March to Host ‘Blown Away: Extreme Heat’ on Netflix (Exclusive)

Hunter March has signed on to host the fourth season of Netflix’s Blown Away, the red-hot glassblowing competition series. March on Blown Away: Extreme Heat will have the job of bringing audiences to the alluring world of glassblowing after earlier hosting Netflix’s Sugar Rush, which had teams of master bakers racing against the clock to […]

How ‘Bluey’ Became Mom and Dad’s Favorite TV Show, Too

In his attempt to create a show that kids and their parents can both enjoy, Joe Brumm delivered a bona fide, global juggernaut. Stateside, where Bluey, a big-hearted animated series about a family of Australian Heeler dogs, streams on Disney+, it ranked among the top 10 most streamed programs in the U.S. last year. Back home in […]

‘BMF’ Producer Accused of Threatening Striking Writers With His Vehicle Suspended

A producer on the Starz/Lionsgate drama BMF has been suspended from the 50 Cent-produced series after clashing with striking writers outside the show’s Atlanta set. “We take acts of intimidation and threats of violence seriously and investigate them thoroughly. As we continue to investigate, we have sent home the individual involved,” a Lionsgate rep said […]

How Sesame Workshop and Fred Rogers Productions Keep True to Their Mission 55 Years Later

When Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood debuted in 1968, they didn’t just usher in a golden age of puppetry on TV. They also set standards for inclusion and education in children’s programming that the industry is still trying to live up to, decades later. Especially at the studios that launched them. Developed for Children’s […]

“Tears On My Pillow Were Just Part Of The Price”: Mark Mylod, Karyn Kusama and the THR Director Roundtable

“That which scares me ultimately will be the thing I’m drawn to,” observed Mark Mylod, director and executive producer of HBO/Max’s Succession, not necessarily intending to get philosophical during The Hollywood Reporter‘s Director Emmy Roundtable. But fear, it turns out, is a major motivator for six of the top TV helmers working right now. Meeting […]

‘TV’s Top 5’: The Latest on Hollywood’s Labor Unrest as Actors, Directors Join the Fray

Welcome to the 217th episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as […]

How ‘Andor’ Broke Star Wars Rules to Reinvent Sci-Fi TV

Star Wars may be a wild sci-fi fantasy galaxy of aliens, pirates and space wizards, but it actually has a lot of secret rules. For instance: Paper does not exist. There are no wheels. Doors always slide open — no hinges. And windows can be many shapes, but not square. So writer Tony Gilroy was […]

Thomas W. Sarnoff, Legendary NBC Network Exec, Dies at 96

Thomas W. Sarnoff, who had a six-decade career at NBC as the youngest son of RCA/NBC media mogul David Sarnoff, has died. He was 96. Sarnoff died Sunday, a spokesperson for the Television Academy Foundation told The Hollywood Reporter . No cause of death was indicated. He was born in New York City into the […]

Mark Ruffalo to Star in HBO Drama from ‘Mare of Easttown’ Creator

HBO is getting back in business with Mare of Easttown creator Brad Ingelsby. The premium cable outlet has ordered a limited series about a law enforcement task force and the criminals they’re trying to apprehend. Mark Ruffalo is set to star and will serve as an executive producer. The series had been in the works […]

Feinberg Forecast: Emmys Standings With One Week Until Nominations Voting

PLEASE NOTE: This forecast, assembled by The Hollywood Reporter’s awards columnist Scott Feinberg, reflects his best attempt to predict the behavior of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, not his personal preferences. He arrives at these standings by drawing upon consultations with voters and strategists, analysis of marketing and campaigns, results of awards that […]