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  • TV writers say killing characters is a 'tricky thing'

    TV writers say killing characters is a 'tricky thing'
    "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes is no stranger to death — he's had to kill off several characters on his hit PBS series — but he does have an issue with characters who are killers. Fellowes joined other TV show runners Scott M....
  • Do TV writers know how their series will end? Not always

    Do TV writers know how their series will end? Not always
    TV shows used to end in one of two ways, neither of them pleasant, according to "House of Cards" show runner Beau Willimon. Either the series would end abruptly, like being hit by a car, or it would slowly decline and die, lost and forgotten, its audience...
  • Author of book that inspired "Downton Abbey" to speak in Bethlehem

     
    The author whose book inspired the hit PBS series Downton Abbey will give a presentation called "Talk, Tea and Tour" May 28 at Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts in Bethlehem. New York Times best-selling author, Carol McD Wallace will discuss......
  • 'Downton Abbey's' Julian Fellowes shares his problem with TV by committee

    'Downton Abbey's' Julian Fellowes shares his problem with TV by committee
    Is good TV the product of 100 people collaborating harmoniously or one authoritative voice working his or her will over supportive underlings? Julian Fellowes, creator of "Downton Abbey," and Beau Willimon, creator of the U.S. version of "House of Cards,"...
  • 'Downton Abbey' Cast and Producers Discuss Secrets, Love Affairs, Season 5

    Among the revelations about "Downton Abbey," producer Gareth Naeme shared that a Hollywood exec "who shall remain very nameless," predicted that the show would not find any takers in the U.S. when he was shopping it. "It's mind-boggling to me that now we...
  • Fans Can Back a Favorite Legit Musical and Make a Profit

    Crowdfunding isn't just for Zach Braff and "Veronica Mars." Legit producer Jamie Hendry recently used it to raise £1 million ($1.7 million) of the $10.7 million budget for an upcoming West End musical version of "The Wind in the Willows." Broadway's...
  • 'Downton Abbey' recap: Wading into new waters

    'Downton Abbey' recap: Wading into new waters
    The most delightful moment in Sunday’s season finale of “Downton Abbey” comes at the very end, as Carson and Mrs. Hughes, throw caution to the wind, grasp each other's hands and wade barefoot into the cold salty ocean water together....
  • 'Downton Abbey' Season 4 finale recap: London calling

    'Downton Abbey' Season 4 finale recap: London calling
    Welcome to the Season 4 finale -- downsized in drama and housing. "Downsized" being a relative term. Compared to last year's finale, when Matthew bit the dust, there wasn't a grand dramatic moment this time around. To be fair, this isn't quite a...
  • Have you heard about Amber? The Austin Film Society has!

    "My dad is a typical old-school Texan. He loves to hunt. ... Six days out of the week we ate what he killed. He took me to the shooting range from the time I could hold a gun and I did target practice almost my whole life." This is the beauty Amber Heard...
  • 'Downton Abbey' recap: There's something about Mary

    'Downton Abbey' recap: There's something about Mary
    Love is in the air at Downton Abbey, and it’s spreading like the swine flu. A season that began gloomily, with Mary deep in mourning over Matthew, has surprisingly evolved into one that’s mostly about romance. As we approach the season...
  • New releases: 'Jimmy P.' from Arnaud Desplechin

     New releases: 'Jimmy P.' from Arnaud Desplechin
    Jimmy P. Available on VOD beginning Feb. 20 French filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin is responsible for some of the most audacious and entertaining films in world cinema today: movies such as "Kings and Queen" and "A Christmas Tale," which take offbeat...
  • 'Downton Abbey' adds new characters in Season 5

    'Downton Abbey' adds new characters in Season 5
    "Downton Abbey" has become a regular AirBnB vacation home. It was announced Friday by the show's makers — Masterpiece on PBS and Carnival Films — that three new cast members are joining the show in Season 5. British actor Richard E....