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Discovering the Dark Side of Paradise on 'Bloodline'03/28/15
The writing team behind the new Netflix series Bloodline' is a three person collaboration known as KZK. Two of those members, Todd and Glenn Kessler tell us how they, along with Daniel Zelman, crafted a family drama that turns into a thriller in the...
'Empire's' Danny Strong on Writing Outside His Comfort Zone
When Danny Strong first pitched the idea for Empire, he got the green light right away. But then he actually had to write the show, set in a world he knew little about. He shares how he took the musical soap opera mega-hit from a blank computer screen...
Michael Connelly Brings "Bosch" to Life on Amazon
Author Michael Connelly sold the movie rights to his most famous character, Detective Harry Bosch, 20 years ago. The project got stuck in development hell, but when Connelly finally got his Bosch back, he found Amazon waiting with open arms.
Adam Carolla on Crowd-funding and Directing 'Road Hard'
Comedian, author, TV personality and podcast host Adam Carolla adds another title to his resume: director. His crowdfunded, semi-autobiographical film Road Hard is about the struggles of a traveling stand-up.
The Bentonville Film Festival; Transition in Late Night
Oscar-winner Geena Davis has played some memorable roles, but she knows that great parts for women are all too rare. She shares her plan to boost diversity on the screen and behind the cameras -- by launching a film festival in Arkansas. Then, Rick...
Shot on iPhones: A 'Modern Family' Episode and 'Tangerine'
ABC's Modern Family is staying modern. The show's co-creator Steve Levitan discusses how an upcoming episode was shot entirely on iPhones, iPads and MacBook Pros. Tangerine is a movie shot on iPhones that premiered at Sundance. It stars first-time...
The Long Road to ?The Imitation Game?
Director Morten Tyldum and writer and producer Graham Moore tell Kim Masters how the journey of making their Oscar-nominated film about codebreaker Alan Turing started years ago at a fateful cocktail party.
'Leviathan' Filmmakers Face an Unsettling Response in Russia
Director Andrey Zvyagintsev and producer Alexander Rodnyansky's film Leviathan is Oscar-nominated, but back home in Russia, the official reaction has been one of displeasure.
A Sundance Postcard and Director Pawel Pawlikowski on ?Ida?
Kim Masters reflects on a personal Sundance first?actually appearing in a film featured at the festival. And a conversation with filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski. His black and white Polish indie Ida is up for two Oscars.
Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer on 'Still Alice'
Julianne Moore is in Oscar contention for playing a woman struggling with Alzheimer's in Still Alice. The film was directed by a married couple with their own story of battling a debilitating disease.
Richard Linklater and His Oscar-Nominated 'Boyhood'
Thirteen years ago, Richard Linklater had a simple, but brilliant idea for a film. Investors loved the idea too. The catch? There'd be no return for over a decade. Now, the film is nominated for six Oscars.
Ava DuVernay on 'Selma,' Building a Career Her Own Way
Before she became a filmmaker, Ava DuVernay worked as a film publicist. DuVernay traces how she shifted her career and ended up making history as the first African American woman nominated for Best Director at the Golden Globes for the historical...
Alejandro González Iñárritu on 'Birdman,' the Future of Film
Director Alejandro González Iñárritu talks about the struggles of getting Birdman, his dark comedy about a washed-up actor seeking redemption, off the ground.
The Year in Film and Television: 2014 Edition
Hollywood news banter partners Michael Schneider and Matthew Belloni join Kim Masters to mega-banter 2014, the year that may forever be known as the year of the Sony hack.
Laura Poitras on Snowden, Watchlists and 'Citizenfour'
Documentarian Laura Poitras on the secretive making of Citizenfour, the film about NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
'Big Hero 6' Brings a Marvel Comic Book to a Disney Universe
Big Hero 6 is the first Disney animated feature to use characters from the Marvel library, but it's not being marketed that way. Producer Roy Conli and Disney Animation Studios president Andrew Millstein explain why.
Producer DeVon Franklin Keeps the Faith in Hollywood
DeVon Franklin is a minister, former studio executive and now producer behind movies with a message. While he was at Sony, he worked on the upcoming remake of the musical Annie.
Revisiting Kevin Spacey: The Disruptor
Kevin Spacey calls for change in the entertainment business and backs it up by funding and self-releasing his first documentary.
Documentary Filmmakers on "I'll Be Me" & "Finding Hillywood"
Conversations with Leah Warshawski, director of Finding Hillywood,and James Keach, director of Glen Campbell...I?ll Be Me.
Showrunner Jill Soloway on Amazon's 'Transparent'
Writer and producer Jill Soloway traces how she went from being second-in-command on cable shows to creating the most-binged series on Amazon.
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