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Shonda Rhimes, Judd Apatow, Amy Schumer Among Writer-Directors Urging Hollywood to Reconsider Guns Onscreen

Hollywood creators, led by Shonda Rhimes, Judd Apatow, Jimmy Kimmel and Mark Ruffalo, have signed a open letter urging their colleagues to reconsider the use of guns onscreen. “Like most of America, we are enraged by the recent mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde. Considering there have been over 250 other mass shootings so far […]

HBO’s ‘George Carlin’s American Dream’: TV Review

Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio's four-hour documentary traces the evolution of George Carlin's career, from clean-cut establishment success to counterculture sensation to prescient truth-teller.

Judd Apatow’s ‘The Bubble’: Film Review

David Duchovny, Pedro Pascal, Keegan-Michael Key and Kate McKinnon are among the large ensemble cast in this Netflix parody of a sci-fi shoot ruled by pandemic protocols.

Judd Apatow Inks Overall Film, TV Deal With Universal

Judd Apatow is extending his relationship with Universal. The director, writer and producer has inked a multiple-year deal with Universal’s film and television studios. Apatow’s relationship on the film side dates back to his 2005 directorial debut, The 40-Year-Old Virgin. He would go on to direct Knocked Up (2007), Funny People (2009), This Is 40 […]

DGA Awards: Jane Campion and ‘The Power of the Dog’ Take Top Honor

The 2022 Directors Guild Awards were presented at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday night, with Jane Campion taking the top prize for The Power of the Dog. At a ceremony hosted by Judd Apatow, Campion prevailed in the theatrical feature film category over Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza), Kenneth Branagh (Belfast), Steven Spielberg (West Side Story) […]

Judd Apatow to Return as Host for 2022 DGA Awards

Judd Apatow will return to host the 2022 DGA Awards, Directors Guild of America president Lesli Linka Glatter announced on Thursday. Additionally, it was announced that Beth McCarthy-Miller has been appointed as awards chair for the event which will take place on March 12 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. “What makes the […]

Nancy Meyers Set to Receive USC Comedy’s Oakie Award

The mark Nancy Meyers has left on film and TV comedy has garnered another prize as she’s been selected to receive USC Comedy’s Oakie Award. Doled out as a way to recognize “exceptional achievements in film and TV comedy,” news of the award was announced on Tuesday by university professor Jack Epps, who holds the […]

Norm Macdonald, Comedian and Former ‘Saturday Night Live’ Anchorman, Dies at 61

Norm Macdonald, the deadpan, caustic comedian who made a name for himself as the host of “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live, as the star of his own sitcoms and from appearances in such films as Dirty Work and Funny People, died Tuesday. He was 61. Macdonald died after a nine-year, private battle with cancer, […]

Judd Apatow on the Painful Art of Writing Personal Comedy

The 'King of Staten Island' director and co-writer reveals his talent discovery process (Pete Davidson, Melissa McCarthy), the habit he picked up from 'SNL' boss Lorne Michaels and the aftermath of Trump: "I'm definitely nervous."

‘Superbad’ Sets Reunion Watch Party to Benefit Wisconsin Democrats

Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are among the stars and filmmakers who will be hosting the fundraiser watch party.

Hollywood Reporter Film Critics Pick the 10 Best Movies of 2020 So Far

New gems from Spike Lee and Kelly Reichardt, a stunning drama about an unplanned pregnancy, a winning Judd Apatow/Pete Davidson collaboration and docs grappling with art, sexual assault and the disability rights movement are among faves from the first half of the year.

‘The King of Staten Island’: Film Review

Pete Davidson stars as a fictionalized version of himself alongside Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr and Bel Powley in Judd Apatow's comedy about grief, family and New York City's least popular borough.