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
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
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 and executive producer Ilene Chaiken talks with Speakeasy about reasons for the show’s popularity.
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
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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 »
Empire’s first season is coming to a close in a few weeks, and now we have a bit of an idea of what to expect for the second season. Empire’s executive producer Ilene Chaiken spoke about one of the most talked about character, Cookie Lyon, and what fans will have to look forward to. It ‘Empire’ Scoop: What’s In Store For Season 2? is an article from: The Inquisitr News
Since Empire premiered Jan. 7, its ratings have increased each week. Last week over 12 million viewers tuned into the FOX drama centering around a hip-hop entertainment company. One of the most beloved stories centers around Jamal (Jussie...Show More Summary
THR checked in with Ilene Chaiken midway through the hip-hop drama's first season. read more
Ilene Chaiken talks with THR about how the Lee Daniels drama balances story and music as well as how the complicated family dynamic will play out going forward read more
While Ilene Chaiken's earlier series depicted the lives of lesbians in glamorous L.A., her latest project is her realest yet. read more
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 […]
"L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin" will premiere in August and reteams Chaiken with the producers behind "The Real L Word." read more
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
She'll play a neuroscientist in the 13-episode drama from Amy Holden Jones, Ilene Chaiken and Bryan Singer. read more
"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