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50 Brilliant LGBTQ Women Behind The Television Camera

From Ali Adler to Nahnatchka Khan to Ilene Chaiken to three different women named "Liz," you might not recognize their faces, but you'll definitely recognize their work. The post 50 Brilliant LGBTQ Women Behind The Television Camera appeared first on Autostraddle.

'Empire' Boss on Lucious' "Unlikely Alliance," That Almost Three-Way and Cookie's "Special Bond"

"He wants to be the sun, the moon, the stars and whatever else is left in the universe needs to revolve around him," showrunner Ilene Chaiken told THR about Lucious' quest for dominance. read more

Pop Culture Fix: Ellen Is Going To Just Keep Swimming Into Your Heart Forever

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

The first trailer for Finding Dory is here and so is Ellen's commentary on Starbucks' new "Satan Sippers." Freeheld's director feels like his movie was "de-gayed." New teasers for Transparent and Jessica Jones. Ilene Chaiken knows you want a Cookie Lyon standalone show. Show More Summary

TV Club: A strong episode brings Empire back down to earth

At the risk of beating a dead gorilla, Empire showrunner Ilene Chaiken did a fascinating interview last week in which she talked about the infamous Cookie-in-a-cage scene in “The Devils Are Here.” TVLine’s Michael Slezak asks about the...Show More Summary

Ilene Chaiken Invites You To Thank Ilene Chaiken For “Empire”‘s Lesbianism

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Plus: Nicki Minaj is getting her own ABC Family comedy, Carol is "flawless," Ellen Page's Lioness snags a female director, the trailer for Jessica Jones is here, and even more pop culture news! The post Ilene Chaiken Invites You To Thank Ilene Chaiken For “Empire”‘s Lesbianism appeared first on Autostraddle.

'Empire' Boss on Cookie's "Heartbreak," Jamal's "Burden" and Anika's "Obsession"

"It's very, very painful for Cookie to be estranged. He's been her everything," showrunner Ilene Chaiken tells THR about that pivotal scene between Cookie and Jamal in the season premiere. read more

'Empire' producer Ilene Chaiken promises moments that will make fans rise from their seats

"Empire" showrunner Ilene Chaiken is fully aware of unbridled anticipation for the return of the hit Fox show.

Empire: Here's All the Crazy Drama to Expect on Season 2

Empireshowrunner Ilene Chaiken sums up the Fox hit's second season in one sentence: "If Season 1 of Empire was about who would get the throne, Season 2 is about warring kingdoms." The Lee Daniels-Danny Strong soap was an unprecedented...Show More Summary

Is 'Empire' Is 'On The Crest Of A Wave Of Change'?

'Empire — a drama about an African-American family, a rare thing on broadcast TV — has had stellar ratings. As Season 2 begins, Ilene Chaiken talks about entertainment value and cultural impact.' -- NPR

'Empire' Showrunner Previews Season 2's "Shifting of Alliances" and "Ethical Dilemmas"

"The best is yet to come," showrunner Ilene Chaiken tells THR about the second season of the hit hip-hop drama. read more

Empire Season 2 Is So Full of Guest Stars—But Still, Where's Oprah?

Your fears about Empire getting too bloated with big game guest stars have not gone unnoticed by the powers that be. In an interview with Deadline, showrunner Ilene Chaiken said they...

‘Empire’ Showrunner Ilene Chaiken On Channeling Lee Daniels And Season Two

Joining Lee Daniels' and Danny Strong's Empire last year after the pilot was shot, Ilene Chaiken brought a wealth of TV series expertise to what became a blockbuster season for all concerned. As showrunner, The L Word creator and Black Box EP watched with everyone as the Fox soap about a hip-hop family dynasty—led by stars Taraji P. Show More Summary

'Empire' Showrunner Inks Rich Overall Deal With 20th TV

Ilene Chaiken has signed a new two-year deal with an option for a third, with sources pegging the pact at seven figures. read more

‘Empire’ Showrunner Ilene Chaiken Inks Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

20th Century Fox TV has started to lock in key creative auspices behind the studio’s blockbuster new Fox drama series Empire. 20th TV has signed a two-year overall deal with the series’ executive producer/showrunner Ilene Chaiken. Under...Show More Summary

‘Empire’s’ Jussie Smollett Denies Behind The Scenes Drama

Since Empire has wrapped for the season it seems like every day there’s a new story about behind the scenes drama. As the Inquisitr previously reported, actor Malik Yoba went off on head writer Ilene Chaiken after the season finale revealed Veronon’s death. Show More Summary

‘Empire’ Showrunner On How Hip-Hop Drama Broadened Its Audience

"Empire showrunner and executive producer Ilene Chaiken talks with Speakeasy about reasons for the show’s popularity.

Anatomy Of A Hit: Why Everyone Watched—And Talked About—"Empire"

With the show's first season coming to a close on March 18, Co.Create talks to showrunner Ilene Chaiken about the casting decisions, investment in original music and fast-paced storytelling that have made this primetime soap opera a smash. Show More Summary

Daily Fix: The Canon Bisexual Protagonist and Other Pop Culture Stories We Missed

8 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Glee is ending, The 100's lead character is bisexual and awesome, Azaelia Banks is naked, Clea DuVall is on This Just Out, Ilene Chaiken has a job, Brittani is on BET and all the other arts & entertainment news you need.

Empire Showrunner Ilene Chaiken on the Show’s Overnight Success and the Two-Hour Finale

Fox’s Empire burst onto the scene less than three months ago, immediately becoming the biggest new hit of the season — and one of TV’s hottest shows, period. In fact, the most recent episodes of the hip-hop family soap have surpassed The Big Bang Theory to rank as the No.... More »

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