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If The Content Is Dope, That's All That Matters

Alona Elkayam | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Alona Elkayam

It was July 2015, about six months before the Federal Trade Commission released their guidelines on native advertising, when I received this email bel...

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Opens With Heart

Sally Fay | Posted 02.09.2016 | Entertainment
Sally Fay

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival opened Wednesday night with long lines, heightened security and enthusiastic attendance. The Opening N...

James Foley Documentary Director On Making A Movie About His Childhood Pal

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.08.2016 | Arts

In August 2014, the American journalist James Foley became a household name. ISIS dropped a video on YouTube in which Foley was beheaded after nearly...

Jonathan Groff Was Shocked To Find Out People Didn't Know This About Gay Sex

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.05.2016 | Queer Voices

Although he's keeping busy on Broadway, Jonathan Groff is still proud of the legacy that his HBO series, "Looking," left behind.  In Nove...

HBO Ordered A Black Lives Matter Documentary After Seeing This Year's Oscar Nominees

Complex | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.22.2016 | Black Voices

As harrowing instances of racially charged police brutality continue to plague the nation, Black Lives Matter and other activist groups work tireless...

Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street Now?

Julie Dobrow | Posted 01.22.2016 | Media
Julie Dobrow

It remains to be seen just how Sesame's move to HBO and its stable funding base will provide new opportunities for the creative and research teams at Sesame Workshop. It's clear that partnerships between public broadcasting and commercial venues have enormous potential.

John Oliver Rips On 'Last Week Tonight' In Hilarious New Promo

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.15.2016 | Entertainment

John Oliver is back to make America great dumb again. "Last Week Tonight" just released a promo to get you excited for Season 3. And to do so,...

Silicon Valley Producer Alec Berg Explains How Quality Programming Is Profitable

Quora | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
Quora

The biggest difference a place like HBO and a broadcast network (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX) is that HBO is a pay service and the networks are ad-driven. The networks have sponsors they have to keep happy. They need eyeballs to charge the rates they charge. They need to make sure they don't offend anyone. They have to make sure that people aren't using competing products on their shows.

5 Of The 'Biggest Moments In TV' Are Coming To 'Game Of Thrones'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.13.2016 | Entertainment

Our Khaleesi, actress Emilia Clarke, doesn't even need dragons to light the Internet on fire. While talking with E! News at HBO’s Golden Globes...

Here's A Big Bird's Eye View Of The Brand New Sesame Street

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 01.13.2016 | Media

"Sesame Street" has been gentrified. After 45 seasons, the brick walls that once fenced in the neighborhood have been razed, giving way to sweeping vi...

J. Cole's Forest Hills Drive Film Tells the Story of a Hometown Hero

Matthew Cooper | Posted 01.12.2016 | Black Voices
Matthew Cooper

Every town needs a hero; a beacon of hope, a manifestation of the American dream. For Fayetteville, North Carolina, that hero is Jermaine LaMarr Cole.

Bill Hader To Star As A Hitman In New HBO Comedy Pilot

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 01.12.2016 | Entertainment

After watching him literally charm the pants off Amy Schumer in "Trainwreck," it was clear we needed more Bill Hader in our lives (and on our TV...

Golden Globes Gift Lounges 2016

Zorianna Kit | Posted 01.12.2016 | Style
Zorianna Kit

With the Golden Globes taking place Sunday, January 10th, nominees, presenters and other A-list talent had a chance to attend gift lounges around Los Angeles where they received everything from clothes to beauty products to trips.

Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese Talk About Vinyl, and the Good Music From New York's Bad Old Days

David Hinckley | Posted 01.08.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

New York in the 1970s was dirty and dangerous. Hey, wait, so was rock 'n' roll.

HBO Announces Plans For The Future Of 'Game Of Thrones'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.08.2016 | Entertainment

We'll find out just how dead Jon Snow really is come April 24. HBO announced the "Game of Thrones" Season 6 premiere date at the Television Critics A...

Natalie Dormer Hates 'Game Of Thrones' Spoilers Just As Much As You Do

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 01.06.2016 | Entertainment

Being a "Game of Thrones" fan these days is difficult. If you prefer to be surprised by the series' twists and turns, avoiding spoilers c...

Bran Stark Doesn't Look Like This Anymore

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 01.05.2016 | Entertainment

Bran Stark is coming back to "Game of Thrones" -- quite literally in a big way.  The second-youngest of the Stark children was off-screen for th...

Andrew Haigh On '45 Years' And The 'Looking' Movie

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.28.2015 | Entertainment

The rearview mirror of any relationship can be blinding, particularly one that looks back on more than four decades of shared history. In "45 Years,"...

'Game Of Thrones' Is Changing Its Approach To Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 12.21.2015 | Entertainment

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have heard your complaints about how "Game of Thrones" handles sexual violence -- and they're finally doing something ab...

Backstage at the Bolshoi Ballet: Bolshoi Babylon on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.21.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The Bolshoi Ballet, the very symbol of Russian culture around the world, gets a backstage look in the new documentary Bolshoi Babylon, to air on HBO on December 21.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Lera Lynn's "Lasting" Impression; Cereus Bright Get it Folkin' Right

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Photo and videos by shootmepeter.com Look, the second season of True Detective got crushed by critics and fans alike. It just wasn't that good and w...

Moving On After the World Ends: The Dark Truths of HBO's The Leftovers and Trauma

Sezin Koehler | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment
Sezin Koehler

In real life we do our best to hide (the bulk of) our pain from other people. After a bad night, we put on a nice outfit and a big smile and only a trusted few -- if even that many -- ever get to see us with our pain exposed to another's eyes.

Jonathan Groff Reveals What It's Really Like To Film A Gay Sex Scene

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Jonathan Groff is back on Broadway as King George in the musical phenomenon, "Hamilton," after a short leave while he made the wrap-up special of the...

New 'Game Of Thrones' Footage Picks Up With Daenerys And Cersei

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 12.08.2015 | Entertainment

It's here! It's finally here! Behold, new footage from the upcoming season of "Game of Thrones."  First the official poster featuring Jon Snow's ...

'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 Tease Casts Doubt On Jon Snow's Death

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 12.03.2015 | Entertainment

For someone who's supposed to be dead, Jon Snow sure seems to be an important part of the promotion for the new season of "Game of Thrones." A...