Writers Guild of America

'It Had Never Been Done on Television Before': The Oral History of Breaking Bad

Creator Vince Gilligan, stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, and others reflect on how an offbeat show about a drug-dealing schoolteacher revolutionized television forever.<p>Television changed the night of January 20, 2008: <i>Breaking Bad</i>, a bold and singular drama about a downtrodden, dying high school …

TV

Meryl Streep Offers The Acclaimed Writing Program for Women Over 40 | Times Square Chronicles

Meryl Streep Offers The Acclaimed Writing Program for Women Over 40<p>The Writers Lab returns in 2018, once again with funding from Oscar winner and …

Entertainment

The Greatest TV Shows Of The Past 10 Years

Image: Supplied<p>We may be in a Golden Age of television, but it wasn't always so shiny. Back in 2008, things were rough. The Writers Guild of …

TV

Futurama, Horizon Zero Dawn lead video game writing award nominations

Who likes good news, everyone? The 2018 nominees for the videogame-focused Writers Guild Awards have been announced, and <i>Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow</i> …

Horizon Zero Dawn

An Indecorous President Teaches the Press a New Word

Trump’s latest vulgarity is forcing the media to expand its vocabulary—and reevaluate decades-old pieties.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on Poynter.org.)<p><b>Jim Schachter</b>, vice president for news at public radio station WNYC and a former longtime <i>New York Times</i> journalist, informed his …

Journalism

10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘The Sopranos’

It’s hard to overstate how influential HBO’s <i>The Sopranos</i> is. Many continue to praise it today as being the greatest show ever created, and even if …

TV

Vox Media Votes to Unionize With WGA East

“A union will give us the means to maintain what we love about working for this company,” says the Vox Media Union Organizing Committee<p>Vox Media has …

Entertainment

BAFTA Awards: Noms Boost British Flicks, Shut Out 'The Post'

The U.K.'s version of the Academy also sent mixed-messages about 'Get Out' and 'Lady Bird.'<p>The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced …

Darkest Hour

Roseanne Barr finally earned the 'created by' credit on Roseanne

Back when <i>Roseanne</i> was a huge hit for ABC, one of the biggest thorns in Roseanne Barr’s side was how she didn’t have a created by credit on the sitcom.<p>…

Entertainment

Five Golden moments: shocking behaviour at the Globes

File: The Golden Globes is the most lively, attention-grabbing and just plain fun gala ceremony in Hollywood's awards merry-go-round. Photo: AFP / …

News (South Africa)

North Korea and South Korea Are Threatening to Seek Peace

A few gestures of mutual respect between North Korea and South Korea during the first week of January are a long way from a stable, enduring peace on …

North Korea

Who Is Seth Meyers? Everything You Need To Know About The Golden Globes Host

He might be well known on the other side of the pond, but for most people in the UK the name Seth Myers won’t mean a thing.<p>But that could be about to …

Awards

Who Had the Best Golden Globes Gown of All Time? Vote Now!

If you’ve been practically living at the movie theater in an effort to watch every single nominated film of the year and have been counting down the …

Award Shows

Kirk Douglas and Daughter-In-Law Catherine Zeta-Jones Appear On Golden Globes Stage Together

Kirk Douglas was welcomed with a standing ovation when he was accompanied on stage by daughter-in-law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, at the Golden Globes …

Awards

WGA Awards: More bad news for 'The Post'

Did the Writers Guild of America awards voters just not see the late-arriving “The Post” in enough numbers to reward it? Or is its omission a sign of awards-season trouble for Steven Spielberg’s period drama?<p>Welcome to the Gold Standard, the newsletter from the Los Angeles Times that helps guide …

Award Shows

‘Mudbound,’ ‘Get Out,’ ‘Lady Bird’ Among 2018 WGA Award Nominees

Hollywood’s major guilds are ready to announce their picks for the year’s top filmmakers in their respective fields. Announced Jan. 4 were the …

Awards

Get Out, Logan and The Shape of Water land major screenwriting nominations

The Writers Guild of America has announced its official nominees for the 2018 Writers Guild Awards, and some of the year's best genre movies are in …

Vanessa Taylor

'Logan' gets surprise nod from writers

File: Hugh Jackman, star of the movie Logan, whose screenplay has been nominated for a Writers Guild award. Photo: Sam YEH / AFP<p>LOS ANGELES - …

Movies

Logan Receives Surprise WGA Award Nomination

James Mangold’s <i>Logan</i> has received a surprise nomination for the 2018 Writers Guild Awards for best adapted screenplay.<p><b>RELATED: Logan: Jackman Reveals</b> …

Movies

These 16 Movies Are Vying For Best Picture In The 2018 Oscar Race

"Get Out" has the edge on this derby.<p>In the wake of a wonky political year and the overwhelming fallout surrounding sexual misconduct in Hollywood, this Oscar season has felt long and trivial. But the show must go on, so we’ve still dutifully logged predictions for the Academy’s top six …

Award Shows

Writers Guild Awards: ‘Get Out,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘Lady Bird’ Nab Nominations

Jordan Peele’s script for “Get Out” has landed a Writers Guild of America nomination for top original screenplay, along with Greta Gerwig’s “Lady …

Vanessa Taylor

WGA Awards: Why 'The Post' and Other Overlooked Films Should Worry

THR's awards columnist explains how the Writers Guild of America's eligibility-requirement shaped its nominations.<p>The nominations announced today for …

Darkest Hour

‘Escobar was a psychopath but hero for many’

Spending many a weekend snuggled under a blanket, watching episode after episode of your favourite show, has become <i>de rigueur</i> these days. Over the …

TV

Vox employees are going on a 'Slack Strike' to push for a union

• <b>Vox Media appears close to unionizing, though one sticking point appears to be whether some editors can be included in an editorial union.</b>• <b><br>Union organizers are planning a "Slack strike," where they will sign off of the messaging platform Slack to show the number of pro-union supporters.</b><p>Vox Media …

U.S. Politics

2018 Oscars calendar updated: Oscar nominations voting begins on Jan. 5

As we start the new year, the Oscar calendar is getting very crowded. BAFTA nominations voting ends on Jan. 3 as does the final voting for the …

Awards

Trump Endorses Criminal Conspiracy to Crush Honduras Vote

Honduras is bleeding now, and Honduran blood runs from the hands of President Trump and Gen. John Kelly, long a vicar of American violence enforcing …

Liberal View

Should awards shows stop separating ‘limited’ series and dramas?

“The Night Manager” is among the latest miniseries set for a second season after a “limited” run that yielded big ratings and Emmy wins. “Big Little …

TV

‘Mr. Robot’ Creator Sam Esmail on Why There Is Only One Correct Choice for the Best TV Show of 2017

Hint: It's not his show.<p>A TV creator, TV critic, and TV editor walk into a podcast — one survives.<p>This would be a very bad joke if it was, in fact, a …

TV

Magic Leap Reveals AR Headset First-Look Images, Sets 2018 Ship Date

Magic Leap, the augmented-reality startup that’s raised more than $1.7 billion, continues to On Wednesday, the stealthy startup announced the Magic …

Augmented Reality

AT&T, Comcast Say They Will Give Workers $1,000 Bonuses in Wake of Tax Bill Passage

AT&T and Comcast announced that they would give their workforces $1,000 in bonuses following the passage of tax reform that includes a massive cut in …

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