How can TV and movies get representation right? We asked 6 Hollywood diversity consultants.

In 2012, Kerry Washington, star of the Shonda Rhimes-created ABC political drama Scandal,became the first black woman to lead a network drama in nearly four decades. Two seasons later, the series became the first on a major broadcast network that “was created by … Continue reading How can TV and movies get representation right? We asked 6 Hollywood diversity consultants.

Solar eclipses have been a science fiction theme for thousands of years

Storytellers have long fixated on the awe-inspiring phenomenon that is a total solar eclipse. From ancient myths about dragons eating the sun to hundreds of more contemporary depictions — in Stephen King’s 1992 novel Dolores Claiborne, the 2006 film Apocalypto, or any number of … Continue reading Solar eclipses have been a science fiction theme for thousands of years

Shadowhunters Executive Producer Michael Reisz on the Art of Adapting “Malec” and What to Expect in Season Two

As TV’s adapted properties regularly prove, deviating from a narrative’s original chronology and character development can be a contentious move. Conversely, it can signal new and exciting storytelling possibilities. In the case of Shadowhunters, Freeform’s adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s The … Continue reading Shadowhunters Executive Producer Michael Reisz on the Art of Adapting “Malec” and What to Expect in Season Two

Mortal Instruments Scribe Cassandra Clare & Series Bosses Talk Shadowhunters Season 2

It’s hard to deny that the scope of the Shadowhunters universe is one of the story’s most appealing qualities. From creatures to customs, the diverse world of shadowhunters, mundanes and downworlders is vast and rich in more ways than one. … Continue reading Mortal Instruments Scribe Cassandra Clare & Series Bosses Talk Shadowhunters Season 2

Shadowhunters Executive Producer Michael Reisz On “Malec” and Writing Authentic LGBT Characters

In a medium that’s steadily diversifying, it’s not surprising the TV adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments prominently features LGBT characters. What is surprising is how fantasy-based teen drama Shadowhunters is doing more than the bare minimum with these … Continue reading Shadowhunters Executive Producer Michael Reisz On “Malec” and Writing Authentic LGBT Characters

The Magicians Cast Cast Talk Emotionally Driven Storylines & Creating Magic on Screen

The full interview first appeared at ScreenSpy on Jan. 20, 2016. For the video portion, please click here.  Are you in the mood to see “some goddamn magic?” Well then you’re in luck. The official premiere of Syfy’s The Magicians is coming … Continue reading The Magicians Cast Cast Talk Emotionally Driven Storylines & Creating Magic on Screen