Charlamagne & Alan Yang Ch1: Writers Room Diversity & Working on ‘Parks & Rec’ | Emerging Hollywood

(R&B music) – Hollywood is being rebuilt by artists not afraid to disrupt the status quo. Telling fresh stories and bringing to life characters who until now have been confined to the margins. This is Emerging Hollywood. (futuristic music) Today, we’re meeting up with Alan Yang the Emmy Award-winning co-creator and director of Master of […]

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‘Just Mercy’ Writer Destin Daniel Cretton on Working With Bryan Stevenson | Close Up

(chill electronic music) – I wrote the script, we adapted it from the book Just Mercy and I wrote it with Andrew Lanham and we definitely stepped into it with a big weight on our shoulders. A lot of self doubt as to whether we are the right people to tell the story. What we […]

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‘Bombshell’ Writer Charles Randolph on The Women & Men Around Roger Ailes | Close Up

(chill electronic music) – [Stephen] Charles, you’ve dealt with quite a few real life people in Bombshell – Indeed, yeah – Did you ever get to meet any them? Did you meet Roger Ailes? And if you didn’t, what would you have wanted to ask him? – Did not meet Roger. He died, about what […]

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Mechanical Marvels—Automaton: The Draughtsman-Writer “Android,” ca.1800

The Automaton at The Franklin Institute was built 200 years ago. Normally we think of robots as moving in very mechanical ways, very jerky motions. This machine far and away is the most elegant in its movement. The automaton is able to create its drawings by reading the surface of these brass disks. The disks […]

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‘The Two Popes’ Writer Anthony McCarten on Progressive v. Conservative Dialogue in Film | Close Up

– At it’s heart The Two Popes is the story of a progressive and a conservative and I hope it speaks to the broader conversation in society at the moment where we have these two camps, we are not quite sure which will ensure our future is better than the other and there’s so much […]

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