Emily Shire applauds the Showtime documentary L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin, which premieres tonight, for presenting an overlooked side of lesbian life in America: The film – produced by Ilene Chaiken, who also did The L Word – acknowledges that for all the immense good that came from television portrayals of lesbians, these shows […]
The out creator of "The L Word" dishes on how she got the show on air and how it has affected LGBT representation on TV. The post Ilene Chaiken on the legacy of “The L Word” and a possible reunion appeared first on AfterEllen.com.
"L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin" will premiere in August and reteams Chaiken with the producers behind "The Real L Word." read more
Ilene Chaiken takes cameras down to the small town South. The post Showtime to air “L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin” in August appeared first on AfterEllen.com.
Plus Ilene Chaiken's new gig and more. The post Morning Brew – Melissa McCarthy talks lesbians appeared first on AfterEllen.com.
The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken has joined Fox’s newly picked up series Empire as executive producer/showrunner. The soapy family drama, set in the world of a hip-hop empire, was written by The Butler team of Danny Strong and Lee Daniels and directed by Daniels. Show More Summary
Her new show is a little like "House," without the cane and crankiness. The post Ilene Chaiken’s new series “Black Box” tackles Lesbian Bed Death appeared first on AfterEllen.com.
Plus Jodie Foster is fierce at the "Elysium" premiere and more. The post Morning Brew – Jennifer Beals Twitpics her run-in with Ilene Chaiken appeared first on AfterEllen.com.
She'll play a neuroscientist in the 13-episode drama from Amy Holden Jones, Ilene Chaiken and Bryan Singer. read more
Tags: Afternoon Delight True Blood Ilene Chaiken The Black Box Nurse Jackie Olivia Munn IMDb Cate Blanchett Sally Hawkins Jane Lynch Tegan and Sara Good afternoon, happy Friday and happy Pride Los Angeles! Happy birthday to Sarah Parish, Kim Rhodes, Anna Kournikova and Jenny Jones! Ilene Chaiken returns to television with The Black Box. Show More Summary
"The Black Box" hails from "The Relic" and "Mystic Pizza" writer Amy Holden Jones. read more
EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that ABC is finalizing deals for a 13-episode, straight-to-series order to The Black Box, a drama project written by The Relic and Mystic Pizza scribe Amy Holden Jones. She is executive producing with The L Word...Show More Summary
Tags: Ilene Chaiken IMDb Showtime Ilene Chaiken recently chatted with The Hollywood Reporter about the ongoing lack of lesbian representation in pop culture 10 years after the premiere of The L Word and shed a little more light on the...Show More Summary
The executive producer talks with THR about wanting to tell a story about communities where being openly gay isn't safe and do something with an impact. read more
Odette Annable (Breaking In) and Bruce Greenwood (The River) have been cast in ABC‘s Romeo & Juliet-esque drama pilot Venice. Written by Byron Balasco, directed by McG and executive produced by Ilene Chaiken, Venice is a soap about the haves and the have-nots of California’s most seductive city, Venice. Show More Summary
Since The L Word bid its final farewell in March of 2009, its star Jennifer Beals has starred in the short-lived The Chicago Code, and signed on for CBS’s The Widow Detective, which appears to have been shel read more
Tags: Jennifer Beals Ilene Chaiken Venice ABC I’m about to make you feel two very distinct emotions simultaneously. Are you ready? Emotion No. 1: Jennifer Beals has signed on to a new pilot to return to TV. Emotion No. 2: She will be working with The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken on this project. Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: It is an L Word reunion on ABC’s Romeo & Juliet-esque drama pilot Venice. The Showtime series’ star Jennifer Beals has signed on for a lead in Venice, while creator/executive producer Ilene Chaiken has come on board as executive producer/showrunner. Show More Summary
After making a transition from a scripted drama to a reality series, Ilene Chaiken’s L Word franchise is about to undergo another format metamorphosis, becoming a documentary. “The Real L Word is an important franchise,” Showtime’s entertainment president David Nevins said after the network’s executive session at TCA. Show More Summary
Showtime entertainment president David Nevins tells reporters that the Ilene Chaiken series would grow to explore lesbian culture where it's "not so easy." read more