New Study Finds That Only 4.8% of TV Writers Are Black
A new study by a UCLA professor has resulted in some stunning proof that television still has a long, long way to go when it comes to diverse voices behind the camera. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the racial justice organization Color of Change has commissioned UCLA’s Darnell Hunt... [Read More]
New Study Finds That Only 4.8% of TV Writers Are Black
A new study by a UCLA professor has resulted in some stunning proof that television still has a long, long way to go when it comes to diverse voices behind the camera. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the racial justice organization Color of Change has commissioned UCLA’s Darnell Hunt... [Read More]
Women’s Progress in Primetime TV Has Stalled Since the 2000s, According to Study
Another year means another “Boxed In” study by San Diego State’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, and like last year’s findings, 2015 is yet another year that’s not looking so great for women. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the annual analysis... [Read More]
Study Confirms That Primetime TV Is Getting Tougher for Women
by Megh Wright San Diego State's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film recently released the results of their 17th annual "Boxed In" study, which analyzes how many women are working behind and in front of the camera in the entertainment world. In the primetime television sphere, women... [Read More]
Jimmy Fallon Is the Least Talky Late Night Host, According to Study
by Megh Wright Jimmy Fallon has put much emphasis on sketch comedy and viral videos since taking over The Tonight Show earlier this year, so it comes as no surprise that he's been confirmed as the late night host currently on the air who spends the least time talking with guests. According to a stud... [Read More]
Amazon Is Taking Comedy Series Submissions Again
by Bradford Evans Amazon is taking another round of open submissions for the website's streaming service Amazon Instant Video. Check out the details on how to submit your project. They're looking specifically for live-action half-hour comedies, including subgenres like dark comedy and comedy-dramas.... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert Apologizes to His Viewers for Being Too Informative
by Megh Wright Earlier this week, a new study revealed that fans of The Colbert Report know more about campaign financing than regular news viewers. On Wednesday night's show, Colbert took the news to heart and apologized to viewers for teaching them instead of feeling the news from his gut and deli... [Read More]
'Colbert Report' Fans Know More About Campaign Financing Than Regular News Viewers
by Megh Wright When The Colbert Report ends its run on Comedy Central this December, the late night news world will not only be losing one of its most hilarious characters, but it'll also be losing television's most effective educator of politics and campaign finance. According to Deadline, a new st... [Read More]
ICYMI: Emerson To Rename School In Honor Of The Legendary Ron Burgundy
In honor of the amazingness that is Anchorman (and its sequel that we have been holding our breath for for YEARS), Emerson College has officially announced that they will be [...]Author informationMeredith SchneiderContributing Editor at Serial OptimistMeredith runs DoubleTake Productions with her s... [Read More]
HBO signing up for Women's Studies | Entertainment | Television | Reuters
HBO is exploring gender politics with "Women's Studies," a comedy project from former "Daily Show" and "Colbert Report" executive producer Ben Karlin and "NYPD Blue" alumna Theresa Rebeck. "Studies" is being developed as a potential starring vehicle for Tony winner Julie White and centers on a onetime famous author who, after a tumultuous period as a feminist It Girl, is now a professor at a small liberal arts college in the Northeast. [Read More]