Articles about Lee Daniels
Star, Lee Daniels’ follow-up to Empire, has got off to a shaky start – with critics mostly giving the show the thumbs down. But there was good news this week for French drama Baron Noir.
Neil Gaiman, Alan Ball, Robert Downey Jr, McG and Zadie Smith are among the high-profile talents in the news, while Vimeo is continuing its expansion into the TV business.
Europe’s abject record on nurturing black behind-the-camera talent is well documented, but the US TV market is providing a platform for some remarkable black writers. Andy Fry highlights some of the new and established talent on the scene.
The success of Fox US’s hip-hop drama Empire has inspired an unprecedented array of music-related scripted shows. So this week’s column takes a look at the writers who are riding the crest of this compositional wave.
Starz is celebrating a brace of nominations at this year’s Golden Globes for projects penned by Ronald D Moore and Moira Walley-Beckett. Meanwhile, David Guggenheim is writing a new thriller series for Jack Bauer himself Kiefer Sutherland.
In the aftermath of this year’s Teen Choice Awards, Andy Fry looks at the dramas highlighted by the Fox TV event and the writers behind the shows that have proved a hit among the elusive teenage market.
As AMC prepares to launch Fear The Walking Dead, Michael Pickard looks at the trend towards producing spin-offs of popular shows and examines why such series are so popular with television networks.