Hollywood's Diversity Problem Predictably Blamed On The Recession

Overall employment and earnings in Hollywood took a hit along with the general economy, but not everyone felt the sting equally. The latest Writers' Guild report indicates that in many instances, women and minority TV and film writers lost ground in comparison to white males. » 5/19/11 4:38pm 5/19/11 4:38pm

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Anka Says The Writers Strike Is One Giant Orgy

"SEX ON STRIKE: New York writers confess to passion on the picket lines," promises the cover of Page Six Magazine. Oh goody, I thought, a little vicarious action! Inside, the pull quote promised, "I'm outnumbered by guys on the picket line — most of them straight — at a ratio of 20 to 1. Where else in New York do you… » 1/30/08 5:40pm 1/30/08 5:40pm

Is The Writer's Strike Bad (Or Good!) For Fashion?

We all know the writers strike is certainly affecting, well, the writers. And the studios. And us, since there's little to watch now, save The Sarah Connor Chronicles. But wouldn't you know? Those in the always narcissistic fashion industry is worried about how the strike impacts them. Says designer Phillip Lim on the… » 1/15/08 5:30pm 1/15/08 5:30pm

Golden Globes 2008: They Pick The Winners, We Pick The Fashions

Last night's Golden Globe Awards garnered some minor surprises (Julie Christie for best actress, drama; Julian Schnabel for director); some major snoozes (the exceedingly-painful televised press conference made us want to do all sort of tortuous things to Billy Bush, especially when he called Cate Blanchett not such a… » 1/14/08 10:30am 1/14/08 10:30am

How Does the Screen Writers Guild Strike Affect You? Depends How Trashy…

Many of you may be aware that a Writers Guild of America strike is basically a forgone conclusion at this point, but you might not realize how the lack of working screenwriters might affect the average couch potato like yourself. To recap: the Writers Guild of America (WGA), which includes writers in the motion… » 11/01/07 6:00pm 11/01/07 6:00pm