Showrunners Ilene Chaiken (Empire) and Michelle Ashford (Masters Of Sex) took the stage at NATPE today mainly to talk about the life of a showrunner, but they also touched on such issues as diversity, the state of broadcast TV and the...Show More Summary
The "Empire" Season 2 winter finale left Rhonda Lyon's fate in question, but remarks by "Empire" showrunner Ilene Chaiken suggest that the character will live, though - perhaps - her baby will die.
The Hollywood Reporter has compiled its annual list of the most powerful women in the entrainment industry and The L Word co-creator Ilene Chaiken and Ellen DeGeneres have made the list. RELATED | Power 50: Ellen DeGeneres Made up of...Show More Summary
The actress and showrunner behind broadcast's top scripted series — both THR Power 100 honorees — reflect on a truly breakout year and how female characters like Cookie Lyon are changing the conversation. read more
et?s face it: we are in a world full of remakes- much to the jubilation of fans whose shows went too soon. So, could past Showtime?s The L Word join the ranks of rowdy reboots? Ilene Chaiken, who created the groundbreaking drama said this:Click To Continue Reading
"Losing his company is possibly the worst thing that could happen to Lucious Lyon," showrunner Ilene Chaiken tells THR of the CEO's shocking ouster. read more
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.
"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
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
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
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.
"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" showrunner Ilene Chaiken is fully aware of unbridled anticipation for the return of the hit Fox show.
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
'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
"The best is yet to come," showrunner Ilene Chaiken tells THR about the second season of the hit hip-hop drama. read more
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...
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
We won a few, lost some promising ones, and where the hell is Renee Montoya?
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