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PBNY: Diversity, Dealmaking, and Discussions

Tuesday, October 27, 2015   (0 Comments)
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From Variety:

Effie Brown ("Dear White People”) noted that it can be tricky to ensure during the hiring process that casts and crew members are diverse on the LGBT front. "You can’t really ask someone, ‘How do you get down?’ … I can’t ask that question. I’ll get sued,” she said.

Michelle King (CBS’ "The Good Wife”) on big changes afoot in network TV: "You’re going to see shorter episode orders on network, absolutely. It is because of the actors. They say, ‘I see what my friends are doing on cable. If you want me, shrink the order.’”

Darren Star (TV Land’s "Younger”) reminded a panel of fellow showrunners that things could be even tougher in TV. "When I was doing ‘Melrose Place,’ we did 34 hours a year. I don’t even know how I did it. Now I like doing 12 episodes a year.”

Barbara Hall (CBS’ "Madam Secretary”) offered a contrarian opinion to the challenges of working in broadcast TV. "I like the big game of it. I like trying to work within the restrictions we have. I like being able to reach so many people.”

- Read more at Variety.com



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