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Gregory Ellwood

Gregory Ellwood

Final voting for the 2019 Emmy Awards began today and “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is making headlines.  The Prime Video series earned 20 nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, which prompted Amazon go to the extra mile in an incredib…

Never underestimate the will of Shari Redstone, chairwoman of National Amusements.  Or perhaps that should be amended to “never underestimate the will of any Redstone.”  Today, after three years of corporate intrigue, CBS and Viacom have gr…

There is a storyline in Ryan O’Connell’s Emmy-nominated “Special” that finds the lead character, played by O’Connell, attending a weekly gay poker night on the east side of Los Angeles.  Full disclosure, it’s a real …

On Emmy nomination morning the only acting nomination the Netflix and “When They See Us” team expected to see was for Jharrel Jerome’s decade-plus spanning performance as Korey Wise. Instead, seven other actors from the critically acc…

Annapurna started off in 2011 as a mechanism for Megan Ellison, daughter of Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, to invest in and produce films she felt passionate about. Film such as “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Her,” “American Hustl…

Just six months ago ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences found themselves in an awkward position where they put on an Oscars telecast without a host.  Surprisingly, ratings were up 12% from the year before. Of course, the year prior …

The reign of John Bailey has mercifully come to an end and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences now has a new president, David Rubin. The first Casting Director to be AMPAS President, Rubin also is the second white male to hold the position …

Television Academy voters don’t get to vote until August 15, but the nation’s television critics had their say Saturday night in awarding the best in episodic content over the past year.  The TCA Awards have always been slightly ahead of th…

Television Academy voters don’t get to vote until August 15, but the nation’s television critics had their say Saturday night in awarding the best in episodic content over the past year.  The TCA Awards have always been slightly ahead of th…

Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” has not only bewitched audiences around the country with a career-best $40 million opening weekend, it’s already made its mark with his peers in The Academy. As we noted after …