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Marta Kauffman Pledges $4M Endowment for African and African American Studies at Alma Mater

Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman has pledged $4 million to endow a professorship in African and African American Studies at Brandeis University, her alma mater. The gift, she says, comes after a period of self-reflection and a series of interviews in which she expressed regret about the lack of diversity on the hit NBC sitcom. Kauffman […]

Marta Kauffman on the Inspiration of ‘Grace and Frankie’ and Her Hopes Amid a Shifting Industry

[This story contains spoilers to the series finale of Netflix’s Grace and Frankie.] “Now, what?” After spending seven seasons and 94 episodes with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, viewers of Netflix’s Grace and Frankie may find that question — the final line of the series — to be ringing in their ears. The comedy became […]

‘Friends’ Creators on Creative Regrets and Biggest Reunion Reveals: “It Was a Very Hot Topic on the Set”

Oh. My. God. After 17 years of debating if Ross and Rachel were really on a break, it turns out we were all asking the wrong question as (spoiler alert!) HBO Max’s Friends reunion special delivered a bombshell when stars Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer revealed that they had romantic feelings for one another during […]

“The One We Wouldn’t Normally Do”: The Uncensored Story of the ‘Friends’ Super Bowl Episode

In honor of the episode's 25th anniversary, 'Friends' creators, writers and some of its iconic guest stars recount the touchdowns and fumbles associated with the 1996 two-parter, "The One After the Superbowl."

‘Friends’ Co-creator Inks First-Look Deal With Disney’s Fox 21

Fox 21 Television Studios has signed another A-list creator in 'Friends' and 'Grace and Frankie's' Marta Kauffman.

PGA Honoree Marta Kauffman on Jane Fonda’s Arrests, TV No Longer Being the “Unloved Stepchild”

'Friends' and 'Grace and Frankie' creator Marta Kauffman will join the likes of Ryan Murphy, Shonda Rhimes and Lorne Michaels on Saturday when she is honored with the Norman Lear Achievement Award at the 2020 Producers Guild Awards.

Marta Kauffman to Receive Norman Lear Achievement Honor at PGA Awards

'Friends' co-creator Marta Kauffman will be honored with the Norman Lear Achievement Award at the 2020 Producers Guild Awards.

‘Friends’ Creators Reveal Surprises, Regrets, Reactions to HBO Max Move

Friends executive producers Kevin Bright, David Crane and Marta Kauffman reveal storylines and jokes they regret, whether Ross and Rachel would still be together and thoughts about the iconic series moving from Netflix to HBO Max at the Tribeca TV Festival 25th anniversary celebration.

TV’s New Math: What if $100M Netflix Deals Actually Shortchange Creators?

Writers and talent reps sound off on the demise of backend profits and whether a wave of huge streamer pacts marks a boon for showrunners or leaves money on the table.

Marta Kauffman and Kenya Barris Honored at 44th Annual Humanitas Awards

Marta Kauffman and Kenya Barris were honored Friday night at the 44th annual Humanitas Awards, which were held at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

‘Black Panther,’ ‘Boy Erased’ and More Announced as 2019 Humanitas Prize Finalists

The organization will also honor Marta Kauffman and Kenya Barris at its Feb. 8 awards ceremony.

Future Is Firmly Female at Women in Entertainment’s Summit

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lauren Graham, Marta Kauffman and Marvel's Victoria Alonso led those sharing their stories and reflecting on the promise of women at WIE's Summit.