HBO’s Game of Thrones is set in the often-violent fantasy world created by George R. R. Martin, who famously enjoys killing off your favorite characters in the most terrifying ways possible. On tonight’s episode of Entertainment Weekly and the Sundance Channel’s behind-the-scenes series The Writer’s Room, executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (who write pretty much every episode) talk about modulating the show’s violence to avoid making it unintentionally… Continue reading ‘The Writers Room’: ‘Game of Thrones’ EPs talk violence and Ned’s execution — VIDEO
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“Modern Family” and “Breaking Bad” are the clear front-runners in the nominations for the 2013 Writers Guild of America Awards.
Both shows are nominated in their respective series categories, and they each occupy at least half the slots in the episodic categories. “Breaking Bad” scored four of the six nominations for individual drama episodes — that’s half of the episodes the AMC series aired in 2012… Continue reading 'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' dominate Writers Guild TV nominations
UPDATED: Animated series writers are protesting a decision by the Television Academy to allow NBC’s Community to compete for Emmys in animated categories, arguing that they should be allowed similar cross-genre privileges.
Community made it onto the Emmy nomination ballot in several categories, including best animated program — along with 33 entries from full-time animated shows. The episode, “Digital Estate Planning,” features the cast rendered into 8-bit characters to… Continue reading ‘Family Guy,’ ‘Simpsons’ writers protest ‘Community’ animated episode on Emmy ballot, want ‘same rights’
Meryl Streep isn’t the only Hollywood star sitting on nearly three decades of Academy Awards losses. Woody Allen has been nominated nine times in the Best Original Screenplay category since his last Oscar win (“Hannah and Her Sisters” at the 1987 ceremony) and eleven times overall. If you take stock in the Writers Guild Awards, however, Allen may break his streak of futility at next Sunday’s 84th annual Academy Awards.
A decision is coming — that’s what executive producer Joshua Safran assures weary Gossip Girl fans, who are engaged in a seemingly perpetual fan war over which man (Dan or Chuck…because no one likes Prince Louis, right?) deserves to be an object of Blair’s affection.
But when it will happen, where it will happen, and, most importantly, who it… Continue reading ‘Gossip Girl’ boss Josh Safran on Blair’s future, ‘heated’ moments in the writer’s room