EXCLUSIVE: ShondaLand’s Betsy Beers, Ilene Chaiken, Executive Producer of Fox’s Empire and Bad Moms Producer Suzanne Todd, have been added to the list of speakers at the 2nd annual Women in Entertainment Summit presented by ArcLightShow More Summary
'Empire' showrunner Ilene Chaiken breaks down the many big moments from the hip-hop drama's season 3 premiere including a major character death. read more
The out showrunner of Empire and creator of The L Word discusses anti-LGBT discrimination in Hollywood, animal rights, and her relationship with her wife, LouAnne.
"It's completely different rules this year," showrunner Ilene Chaiken tells THR. read more
Today, I thought I'd turn our attention to Showtime's The L Word. I'll admit that the Los Angeles-based ensemble dramedy created by Ilene Chaiken was marred by over-the-top situations, uneven character development, hackneyed writing, a bevy of skinny femmes, and racially problematic casting decisions. Show More Summary
Empire’s Lucious Lyons and wife Cookie could get a spinoff, EP Ilene Chaiken acknowledged this afternoon at TCA. “There’s a good chance there will be a spinoff,” Chaiken said after appearing at TCA to talk about the third season of the hit Fox series. Show More Summary
EP Ilene Chaiken also reflected on the decision to kill off two LGBT characters in April at the beginning of the "Bury Your Gays" trope. read more
When “Empire” showrunner Ilene Chaiken was working with Quincy Jones in the 1990s, they developed a show about a girl band. “It would have been a smash hit,” Chaiken says now. “But it didn't get on the air. For many years people have talked about doing shows about the music industry — but they...
Fox's hit drama TV series "Empire" just served one of the most horrific wedding receptions ever since the Red Wedding in "Game of Thrones."
"I would venture that it sure sounded like someone went over," showrunner Ilene Chaiken tells THR about the deadly cliffhanger. read more
Hulu has given a straight-to-series order for drama The Handmaid’s Tale from MGM Television based on Margaret Atwood’s bestselling novel, with Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake) attached to star. Ilene Chaiken wrote the original script...Show More Summary
So, wow, I was gone for two weeks and four (yes, FOUR) lesbian, bisexual (or as Ilene Chaiken likes to say “opportunist”) female characters were killed off. That’s two on “The Vampire Diaries” and two on “Empire.” Forget boat, we’re going to need a bigger graveyard to bury all these gays. Show More Summary
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight's episode of Empire. "What I can say is that the first two episodes launch us into Season 2B and then it takes off like a demon," Empire showrunner Ilene Chaiken said of the return tonight of the blockbuster Fox series after nearly four months away. Show More Summary
Showrunner Ilene Chaiken also previews "a big, big reveal coming for Andre in the latter half of the season." read more
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
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.