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‘The Hot Zone’: TV Review | Tribeca 2019

National Geographic finally brings Richard Preston's best-seller 'The Hot Zone' to the screen with an adaptation that doesn't dig deep, but offers plenty of disturbing moments and visceral thrills.

Lynda Obst Testifies in Robert Durst Murder Case

The 'Sleepless in Seattle' producer said that Berman, a mutual friend whom Durst is charged with shooting, confided that she had pretended to be Durst's first wife in a telephone call that…

Birth Control Pill Drama in the Works at Nat Geo (Exclusive)

The cabler is also developing scripted projects about the Ebola virus and the origins of National Geographic, with Marti Noxon attached to the latter.

Producer Lynda Obst’s No-B.S. Advice for Fighting Hollywood Gender Inequality (Guest Column)

Film is the "best business for women," writes the 'Interstellar' producer, because women have "a better chance of being mentored, discovered and hired" even though the industry is "utterly rigged for…

‘Good Girls Revolt’ Cast and Crew Talk Real-Life Inspirations for Amazon Series

Joy Bryant, Grace Gummer, Anna Camp, Jim Belushi and Chris Diamantopoulos are among the cast of the show inspired by a landmark 1970 lawsuit and subsequent efforts to end gender discrimination at…

Ebola TV Series in the Works From Lynda Obst, Ridley Scott (Exclusive)

Based on Richard Preston's 1994 best-seller 'The Hot Zone,' the limited series is being produced by Fox TV Studios

Robin Williams Remembered: ‘Fisher King’s’ Director and Producer Recall How He “Salvaged” the Shoot

Terry Gilliam and Lynda Obst tell THR about the late actor's ability to save the day — on more than one occasion

Rough Seas on ‘Noah’: Darren Aronofsky Opens Up on the Biblical Battle to Woo Christians (and Everyone Else)

"I was upset — of course," the director says of Paramount testing alternate versions of the $125 million epic as he and the studio break their silence on efforts to appease a small but vocal segment…

R.I.P. Romantic Comedies: Why Harry Wouldn’t Meet Sally in 2013

One producer tells THR "the meet-cute is dead" as films with overseas and sequel potential take priority and the traditional format tanks.

Memories of Paramount Drama: ‘Hostility’ and ‘Fear-Based Culture’

In an exclusive excerpt from her new book about the rise of tentpoles and franchises in Hollywood, producer Lynda Obst details the era when Sherry Lansing's brilliant reign unraveled, John Goldwyn…