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Reality TV Workers Have Little to Be Thankful for

Michael Winship | Posted 01.27.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Winship

Working on shows like "Real Housewives of Atlanta" often means working exhausting schedules without breaks or even overtime pay.

Argo and Zero Dark Thirty Win WGA Honors

Wyatt Closs | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

The win for Argo over Lincoln in the Adapted category further bolstered notions about what may happen next week at the Oscars for Best Picture.

Good News For 'Zero Dark Thirty'

AP | Posted 03.07.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "Lincoln" and "Zero Dark Thirty" are adding to their front-runner status for Hollywood's awards season. The two dramas earned nom...

Weekend Agenda: Pie Contest, Tarfest & Coastal Clean Up

| Katie Bain | Posted 11.15.2011 | Los Angeles

Things that are funny: a panel discussion featuring a troupe of female late night comedy writers. Things that are more serious: beach. Things that ...

Texting in Theaters Is a Blight: Let's Make Smartphones Smarter With Apps to Obstruct Rude People

Michael Russnow | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

I'm a fan of new technology and was among the first on my block to buy a VCR. I've also been surfing the Internet for many years and bought a cell ph...

PHOTOS: 'Social Network' Wins Big At The Writers Guild Awards

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The sci-fi smash "Inception" and the Facebook drama "The Social Network" took top screenplay honors Saturday night at the Writers ...

The Oscars a Mixed Bag: Kudos for Bringing Back And the Winner Is

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The 82nd Academy Awards on ABC was a mixed bag. It was a tepid start, but eventually picked up steam heading for the finish line.

Mad Men Sweeps the Latest Awards and Loses A Key Character

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The last month has brought some good news, and some bad, from the Mad Men front.

Larry Gelbart -- RIP ... Make The Heavens Laugh

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Young

Mostly a writer behind the scenes, Larry had the timing and performance of a great standup. I will miss his writing, but most of all I will miss him. A good guy with a brilliant sense of humor and great human compassion.

Larry Gelbart: The Mold Was Just Broken

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

He was an amazing writer and probably a better person. There may have been more renowned writers in a single medium, but his versatility was breathtaking.

Interview with Alan Dean Foster, Author of Terminator Salvation: The Official Movie Novelization

Jenna Busch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jenna Busch

You have to have a script to work with in order to do the novelization. An outline would be horribly inadequate. You also hope for supplementary materials.

Why America Needs The Writers' Guild

Allison Abner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Allison Abner

In the Recession of 2009, America needs writers more than ever. Writers in the entertainment industry create the stories most seen around the world. ...

Listening to Mothers

Romi Lassally | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Romi Lassally

ABC shouldn't abandon the principle that made their new sitcom In the Motherhood valuable in the first place -- listening to real stories from real mothers.

Leno's All Charged Up

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Leno's case is a political hot potato, because it pits the power of a Hollywood guild against the even greater power of one of its prominent members.

State Controller's Office Says Your Money is Waiting: So Why Don't You Just Get it?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Russnow

I'm always amazed that so many people bitch about not earning enough money to make ends meet when many of these same folks disregard money that is just sitting and waiting for them to collect.

Deborah Kerr Rhymes With Star, and What a Star She Was: She Deserves to Be Remembered, Too

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Though Kerr was 86 and had been out of the public eye for a number of years, her film and stage career, spanning four and a half decades, had secured her legendary status in motion picture history.

Mike the Writer is for Obama: So are Most Europeans, but Why Do Media Pundits See That as a Downside?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

Rather than think our foreign friends' hopeful anticipation is a bad sign, it should give us more incentive to restore the love and respect the world has long held for the United States.

Are You Prepared For the Post-Television Reality?

Douglas Sarine and Kent Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Douglas Sarine and Kent Nichols

The future of TV for the next five to ten years is in the hands of the individual, both in creation and consumption.

HuffPoster John Ridley Among Those Called Out By Writer's Guild

Reny Monk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Reny Monk

The WGA has sent out a castigating letter to its members that lists names of writers who crossed the picket lines during the tense hundred-day strike that ended in February.

WGA Strike Losses Top $1.5 Billion

MSNBC | Michael Ventre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Now that the Directors Guild of America has reached an accord with Hollywood studios, the striking writers have returned to the bargaining table in th...

WGA Lead Neogotiator May Be Out Of His League

Wall Street Journal | PETER SANDERS, SAM SCHECHNER and MERISSA MARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For the past month, striking screenwriters have placed their faith in veteran union organizer David Young, who cut his teeth rallying garment workers,...

Strikers Take To Wall Street

Los Angeles Times | Thomas Mulligan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Striking TV and movie writers chose Wall Street as a symbolic backdrop Tuesday for their demand for a bigger slice of the new-media pie. Their argume...

Ellen Cancels NYC Show Plans

AP | Erin Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Ellen DeGeneres has pulled the plug on plans to tape her show next week in New York, where Writers Guild East members had vowed to protest her decisio...

TV Blogs Show Support For The Strike By "Going Dark"

TV Week | James Hibberd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Although the Writers Guild of America 's pre-strike media campaign was criticized as sluggish, the guild's headline-grabbing series of protests last w...

WGA Authorized To Strike ... As Expected

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

That's what members in the know are telling me. But the vote totals won't be officially announced until Friday at 3 pm. Here's some timing news, accor...