Category Archives: Features

Endeavor Content Takes Big Swings to Expand Options for Producers

Of all the swings that Endeavor is taking to diversify its business, the launch of Endeavor Content may be the biggest. The division was established last year to develop, package and distribute TV and film projects that hail from clients inside the Endeavor/WME orbit, as well as those from outside entities. Endeavor Content’s involvement can […]

Stephen Amell on ‘Arrow’ Season 7 Changes and Advice for Ruby Rose

After six seasons of saving Star City on the CW’s “Arrow,” Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) finds himself in a new place when Season 7 kicks off: in prison, with his double-life as the Green Arrow exposed. The series also went through a transition off-screen, as long-time showrunners Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle stepped down. (Guggenheim […]

Content Biz Fights to Keep Its Balance as Marketplace Shifts

In today’s utterly media-saturated world, content publishers are being forced to test new, innovative ways to get in front of consumers, who are just an app-click away from finding something else to do. Premium content producers are employing new advertising and content formats including podcasts, shoppable videos and smart speakers, while also boosting their branded-content […]

‘All American’s’ New Boss: ‘We Want to Make Sure We’re Truthful’

“All American” may be based on the life of former NFL linebacker Spencer Paysinger, but the drama in the show extends well beyond what happens on the field. Show creator April Blair previously told Variety that the CW drama would be diving into issues of race, class and sexuality for the series about a high school […]

Women, Minorities Demand the Chance to Tell Their Stories in Hollywood

At the heart of one of the entertainment industry’s most tumultuous years on record lies an urgent question: Is Hollywood serious about achieving gender parity beyond optics? The cultural reckoning on sexual abuse in Hollywood workplaces has forced the industry to come to terms with its woeful lack of progress on women rising to leadership […]