POSE: Writer-Producer-Director Janet Mock talks about Season 1- Exclusive Interview

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The new Sunday-night FX Networks series POSE, created by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk & Steven Canals, is set in the 1980s New York underground ballroom scene. These balls are dance and dress competitions for transgender and gay people, many of them people of color. Some have been rejected by their birth families and find new kin in the “houses” that comprise the ballroom world. While POSE is a scripted drama, the ballroom world is real – chronicled in Jennie Livingston’s influential 1990 documentary PARIS IS BURNING, it continues to this day and has become a global phenomenon. Much of […]Read On »

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9-1-1: Co-creator Tim Minear talks the new Fox drama – exclusive interview

Peter Krause, Oliver Start and Aisha Hinds in 911 | © 2018 Fox

9-1-1, Fox Network’s drama about first responders airing Wednesday nights, has already been renewed for a second season. The series follows a team of police, headed up by Angela Bassett’s Athena Grant (Bassett is also one of 9-1-1’s executive producers), a squad of firefighters led by Peter Krause’s Bobby Nash, and an emergency call center, where we focus on operator Abby Clark, played by Connie Britton. 9-1-1 is created by the prolific trio of Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear and Ryan Murphy. Murphy and Falchuk have together authored numerous series under the banner of Ryan Murphy Television; Minear has previously worked […]Read On »

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AMERICAN CRIME STORY: Writer Tom Rob Smith on THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE – Exclusive Interview

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FX’s Wednesday-night second installment of the AMERICAN CRIME STORY anthology drama series, THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE, deals not only with the well-known event of the title, but of the murder spree that led up to it. Andrew Cunanan, played in the miniseries by Darren Criss, killed at least four other men – Jeffrey Trail, David Madson, Lee Miglin and William Reese – before attacking Versace, who is portrayed by Edgar Ramirez. Based in part on Maureen Orth’s nonfiction book VULGAR FAVORS, AMERICAN CRIME STORY argues that law enforcement was slow to track Cunanan due to the homophobia of the […]Read On »

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY: Eryn Krueger Mekash on make-up for CULT – Season 7- Exclusive Interview

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY, Tuesdays on FX, is now in its seventh season. The series, created by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk, has an anthology format, with each new season telling a different story, and a repertory cast of actors who come back in different roles, year after year. AMERICAN HORROR STORY has dealt with a haunted house, an alien-and-Nazi-plagued mental institution, rival witches’ covens, a small-time circus freak show, a hotel owned by a vampire and inhabited by the spirit of its serial killer builder and a menacing small town. This season, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT, deals with a married […]Read On »

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SCREAM QUEENS: Niecy Nash on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

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Niecy Nash is a busy woman. Nominated two years in a row for Supporting Actress for her work in Showtime’s MOVING ON for her performance as Didi Ortley, a nurse at a geriatric care ward, Nash worked with Showtime again this year for a five-episode arc on MASTERS OF SEX. Nash is back for her second season as law enforcement maven Denise Hemphill on Fox Network’s Tuesday-night SCREAM QUEENS, created by Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy. Nash also just wrapped five seasons as Lolli Ballentine, wife of Cedric the Entertainer’s singing minister Boyce, on THE SOUL MAN. When […]Read On »

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FX NETWORKS: CEO John Landgraf talks THE STRAIN – Season 3 and more – exclusive interview

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FX Networks and FX Productions’ CEO John Landgraf sounds very happy when he addresses the Television Critics Association in August, which isn’t surprising given what he has to say. “In the twelve years I’ve been at FX, I don’t think we’ve ever had a better first half of a calendar year than 2016, and I know we’ve definitely never had a better traditional broadcast year than the 2015-2016 season. In addition to the four TCA and two AFI Awards, we broke out own basic cable record with fifty-six Emmy Awards.” Landgraf credits Variety reporter Maureen Ryan with, in November, writing […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: Sterling K. Brown & Anthony Hemingway – exclusive interview

Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden in THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON | © 2016 FX

In FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, which concludes Tuesday, April 5, Sterling K. Brown plays prosecution team member Christopher Darden. The Missouri-born Brown, who appeared earlier this year in the film WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT and was a regular on ARMY WIVES, is known for his arcs on SUPERNATURAL as Gordon Walker and on PERSON OF INTEREST as Cal Beecher. While discussing playing the increasingly frustrated and disillusioned Darden, Brown is joined by Anthony Hemingway, who directed five episodes of THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON. AX: What was your impression of the trial at the time […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: David Schwimmer on playing a Kardashian – interview

David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian in THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON | © 2016 FX

David Schwimmer may have become famous for his ten years as Ross Geller on FRIENDS, but he’s got many other credits on both sides of the camera, including drama. Schwimmer directed the excellent feature film TRUST, about the fallout from an Internet predation incident. Now Schwimmer is playing the late Robert Kardashian in FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, Tuesdays at 10 PM. Long before his daughters and ex-wife became reality TV stars, Kardashian was a close friend of Simpson (played in the miniseries by Cuba Gooding, Jr.). As depicted in the miniseries, Kardashian, a lawyer, […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: Sarah Paulson on playing Marcia Clark – exclusive interview

Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark in THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON | © 2016 Fx

In FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, Sarah Paulson plays prosecutor Marcia Clark, who is both horrified and astonished to see what seems at first to be a slam-dunk murder conviction mutate into a media circus and a referendum on gender, race and class. At more or less the same time that Paulson was working on AMERICAN CRIME STORY, she was also working on her fifth season of FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY – playing a different character each year, she’s gleaned three Emmy nominations for the series. Both series come from executive producer Ryan Murphy. Florida […]Read On »

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THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: Courtney B. Vance on playing Johnnie Cochran – exclusive interview

Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran in THE PEOPLE VS. O.J. SIMPSON | © 2016 FX

FX Network’s THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, Tuesdays at 10 PM, is a ten-episode drama about the famous ’90s court case that had racism, sexism, celebrity and courtroom game-playing on full public view. One of the more memorable participants in those events was the late defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, who epitomized the combination of canny strategy and showmanship. Whatever Cochran privately thought about Simpson’s innocence or guilt, he saw the case as an opportunity to spotlight police abuse of African-Americans. Cochran is portrayed in the miniseries by Courtney B. Vance. Vance, a veteran of stage (Tony winner […]Read On »

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