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Susan Rovner Talks Peacock Plans, Post-Kardashians E! and Future of “Broken” Golden Globes

The view outside Susan Rovner’s 11th-floor corner office — a now-bustling Universal Studios and the surrounding San Fernando Valley — is not unlike her new job. There’s a lot to take…

Millarworld Founder Mark Millar Teases ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ and Why the World Is Ready for a Black Superman

The DC and Marvel alum on taking his talents to Netflix, why comics will never be fully digital and how he challenged himself to make the "greatest superhero story."…

Phoebe Robinson Moves From ‘2 Dope Queens’ Into Producing and Publishing

The multihyphenate has a new series (Comedy Central's 'Doing the Most'), a production company and an upcoming book imprint, with aspirations for more: "We're going to…

‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’ Creator-Star Josh Thomas on Why Execs Avoid Challenging His Queer Sex Scenes

The creative mind behind Freeform’s series also talks about quitting stand-up, getting the show’s depiction of autism right and why he'll never do a Netflix comedy…

‘Nobody’ Producers David Leitch and Kelly McCormick on Bob Odenkirk’s Action Chops and Making a Brad Pitt Movie During COVID

With multiple box office smashes under their belts, the married producing duo shares why it took two years for Odenkirk to train, what it was like for Leitch to direct Pitt's 'Bullet Train' — as his…

Trilith’s Frank Patterson on Studio Transformation and Pandemic Filming

The president and CEO opens up about the most challenging aspect of COVID-era production, the studio’s biggest concerns and whether he’ll mandate vaccines.

Viacom CBS Streaming Exec on How to Navigate Massive Paramount+ Content Library

Tom Ryan talks to The Hollywood Reporter about licensing shows to a rival platform and why it's smart to be a contrarian in this business. 

Veteran Director Tim Story on the “Fun Game” of Creating Animation Hybrid Film ‘Tom & Jerry’

 For the upcoming film, set to bow Feb. 26 on HBO Max, the Story Co. CEO talks about the challenges of working with actors and animated characters together and why Tom…

‘Young Rock’ Showrunner Nahnatchka Khan on Working With Dwayne Johnson to Tell His Story

With a new sitcom about The Rock, the veteran showrunner explores her love of wrestling, writing for kids' shows and her uphill battle to get her unique intersectionality represented in Hollywood.

Producing Icon Debra Martin Chase on ‘Equalizer’ Reboot and How the Landscape has Changed for Black Creatives in Hollywood

The president and CEO of Martin Chase Productions became the first Black woman to produce a film to gross more than $100 million ('Courage Under Fire') and score a…

Jesse Collins on Producing Super Bowl Halftime Show Amid a Pandemic: “Viewers Will Still Have Spectacle”

The in-demand exec who pulled off June’s BET Awards — the first pandemic-era marquee TV event not filmed over Zoom — also discusses his upcoming gigs putting on the Grammys and the Oscars while under…

Diane Warren on Her Oscar Contenders, Releasing Her First Solo Album and the Importance of Owning Her Songs

The Emmy and Grammy winner is aiming for her 12th Academy Award nomination, with three original songs in contention.