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Oprah Winfrey, Shonda Rhimes and 16 Other Hollywood Leaders on How to Negotiate

Women from THR's Power 100 offer their top dealmaking tips (hint: Don't undersell yourself — and don't be an asshole).

Throwback Thursday: A Preteen Tracee Ellis Ross Tagged Along With Mom Diana to Glitzy Events

"She has her own guiding light," Diana Ross tells THR of her daughter's decision to pursue acting over music. "She knows where she wants to be and how she wants to be treated in her life."

Art Scene Booms in Hollywood: Inside L.A.’s New Gallery Row

Industry collectors are flocking to the art world's burgeoning Hollywood epicenter as it matures with a major new player, LAXART, and a 2015 booming with blockbuster shows

Nancy Dubuc, Mara Brock Akil Talk Male-Dominated Hollywood

"When you look at the stats, there's progress but there's not progress at the top," said Dubuc at the annual Girls Inc. luncheon that also honored Eva Longoria and Sheri Salata

BET Sets End Date for ‘The Game’

The hour-long dramedy will bow out after season nine in 2015

Salim and Mara Brock Akil Ink New BET Overall Deal (Exclusive)

The duo behind 'The Game' and 'Being Mary Jane' will remain with the network for an additional two years

TV’s Top Showrunners Talk Deleted Scenes, Network Censorship, More

"Convincing security to let me back on the lot," jokes "Community's" Dan Harmon of his biggest accomplishment as he and other hit-makers open up about wins, losses and the toughest scene they had to…

Salim and Mara Brock Akil Project Among Four Unscripted Pilots at BET

"Hip Hop Sisters" will follow six female rappers relaunching their careers as the Viacom-owned network expands its unscripted offering.

BET Renews ‘The Game,’ 6 More; Orders Sunday Talk Show

During its upfront presentation, the Viacom-owned network also picked up the Gabrielle Union drama "Being Mary Jane" to series, among other news.

Quvenzhane Wallis, Oprah Winfrey Among Essence Black Women in Hollywood Honorees

The duo will be feted alongside Mara Brock-Akil, Gabrielle Union, Naomie Harris and Alfre Woodard at the brand's annual luncheon Feb. 21.

Showrunners 2012: ‘The Game’s’ Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil

How does Mara Brock Akil break through writer's block? "Sex with Salim."

Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil’s ‘Being Mary Jane’ Opens Urbanworld Film Festival (Exclusive)

The drama starring Gabrielle Union as a single career woman will bow on BET in early 2013.