TV

Q+LA Bill Maher
October 2011

Q+LA Bill Maher

You may not always agree with him, but you have to love a guy who expresses himself.

Doc Hollywood
September 2010

Doc Hollywood

These real-life physicians know the diagnosis...and are always ready for their close-up.

Tastemakers 2009 Eric Shanks
July 2009

Tastemakers 2009 Eric Shanks

Eric Shanks, EVP of DirecTV's entertainment division, has rescued canceled shows with loyal fan bases—Showtime’s Sleeper Cell and ABC’s Wonderland—and given them another window. His aim is simple: Keep quality content alive.

Tastemakers 2009 Sue Naegle
July 2009

Tastemakers 2009 Sue Naegle

With the success of Six Feet Under and True Blood charging the way, Sue Naegle, president of HBO Entertainment, is overseeing Scorsese's Boardwalk Empire and the fantasy Game of Thrones—and taking the cable net back to the top.

Tastemakers 2009 Geoff McFetridge
July 2009

Tastemakers 2009 Geoff McFetridge

Graphic artist Geoff McFetridge favors softly contoured animalistic characters and line-drawn, Sgt. Pepper’s– reminiscent figures—a style that's well suited to clients of every ilk.

Tastemakers 2009 Conan O’Brien
July 2009

Tastemakers 2009 Conan O’Brien

Conan O'Brien’s “Run Across America” Tonight Show debut on June 1 was an entrance that simply had to be YouTube’d, Hulu’d and savored. (Google it now if you missed it—I’ll wait.) The man is on a mission.

The Hollywood Pitch What's the Catch?
March 2009

The Hollywood Pitch What's the Catch?

Nicholas Weinstock, head of motion picture development at Apatow Productions, shares his secret strategies for fielding movie and series proposals.

The Right Direction
February 2009

The Right Direction

Comedian Steve Martin interviews director Ron Howard about his fifty remarkable years in the motion picture business.

The Gold Standard
February 2009

The Gold Standard

Johnny Carson won over Oscar viewers with perfect pitch and a little help from his favorite writers—Mike Barrie and Jim Mulholland.

Laugh Factory
November 2008

Laugh Factory

Being a Simpsons writer is hard work. Carolyn Omine takes you inside the writers' room at the beloved sitcom.

My Favorite Martian
September 2008

My Favorite Martian

TV producer Garry Marshall explains the overnight success of Mork & Mindy, and the story of how he discovered Robin Williams.

No Grunts, Please
September 2008

No Grunts, Please

Ugly Betty producer Silvio Horta reveals that the path to success in Hollywood is paved with good assistants—if you can find one.

What Larry David Wants
September 2008

What Larry David Wants

The star of Curb Your Enthusiasm talks with David Steinberg about success, audiences and wearing a chauffeur’s cap.