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“My Family Doesn’t Want to Be Overwhelmed by My Backside”: Regé-Jean Page, Chris Rock, John Boyega and the THR Drama Actor Roundtable

During the course of an hour in mid-May, five of the industry’s most talented actors, full-stop, convened for a conversation — part of The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual Emmy Roundtable series…

“How the Hell Are We Going to Do This?”: Lena Dunham, Noah Hawley, Steven Canals and the THR TV Director Roundtable

There’s nothing Zach Braff likes more than directing. It’s where he’s happiest, he says, surrounded by creative people, encouraging them to do their best work. It is also stressful — sometimes…

“You Have to Feel Sick in Order to Feel Good”: Barry Jenkins, Ethan Hawke and the THR Drama Showrunner Roundtable

In the past, a question posed to a table of creatives about the projects that each would love to tackle if only Hollywood were ready for them would be met with a laundry list of wistful responses

“Alpha Males Scare the Crap Out of Me”: Ted Danson, Pete Davidson and the THR Comedy Actor Roundtable

For an hour in early May, six enormously talented men convened on Zoom to swap stories and praise. Mr. Mayor’s Ted Danson, something of a legend in sitcom-land, had watched The Office for the…

“People Are Going to Be Desperate to Laugh”: Kenya Barris, Greg Daniels, Amy Sherman-Palladino and the Comedy Showrunner Roundtable

Top TV bosses, including Rob McElhenney, Tony McNamara and Liz Feldman, go deep on misogyny, sex scenes and navigating the moment: "I don’t want to f*** it up.

If “Film Is a Fling, TV Is Like a Marriage”: TV Directors on Everything From the Social Justice Movement to “Difficult” Actors

Anna Boden, Deborah Chow, Jon M. Chu, Alex Garland, Janet Mock and Jonathan Nolan discuss how the state of the world affects them ("The news just got darker and darker — I found myself not being able…

“We Are Hilarious and Filthy and Complicated and Interesting”: Tiffany Haddish, Elle Fanning and The Hollywood Reporter Comedy Actress Roundtable

Tiffany Haddish, Elle Fanning, Jane Levy, Jameela Jamil, Robin Thede and Amy Sedaris also get (very) candid about the shocking roles they've passed on ("I don't want to just be someone's fuck toy")…

Drama Showrunner Roundtable: Damon Lindelof, Courtney Kemp and More Tackle Race, Cops and Resuming Production

Five top TV creators — 'Watchmen's' Damon Lindelof, 'Power's' Courtney Kemp, 'The Good Fight's' Michelle King, 'Little Fires Everywhere's' Liz Tigelaar and 'The Terror: Infamy's' Alexander Woo — join…

The Time Is Now to “Make People Uncomfortable”: Patrick Stewart, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and The Hollywood Reporter Drama Actor Roundtable

Patrick Stewart, Daveed Diggs, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Kieran Culkin, Tobias Menzies and Bob Odenkirk talk race on TV, getting in shape for nude scenes and seeking early happy hours (and therapy)…

Watch Hollywood Reporter’s Full, Uncensored TV Director Roundtable With Ava DuVernay, Ben Stiller, Patty Jenkins and More

The TV Director Roundtable brings together Ava DuVernay, Ben Stiller, Patty Jenkins, Adam McKay, Jean-Marc Vallée and David Nutter. THR Roundtables air every Sunday on SundanceTV.

Watch Hollywood Reporter’s Full, Uncensored Drama Showrunner Roundtable With John Singleton, Sam Esmail and More

The Drama Showrunner Roundtable brings together the late John Singleton, Sam Esmail, Steven Canals, Sera Gamble, Marti Noxon and Nic Pizzolatto. THR Roundtables air every Sunday on SundanceTV.

Watch Hollywood Reporter’s Full Comedy Showrunner Roundtable With Bill Hader, David Mandel, Jerrod Carmichael and More

The Comedy Showrunner Roundtable brings together Bill Hader, David Mandel, Ali Rushfield, Tanya Saracho, Alan Yang and Jerrod Carmichael. THR Roundtables air every Sunday on SundanceTV.