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Robert Edelstein

The Five Spot: Dave Boone

On the morning of the recent Tony Awards ceremony, news started seeping in of the tragic shootings in Orlando, Fla., that left 49 dead. That created an important task for Dave Boone, a two-time Emmy winner and one of the most sought-after head writers of awards shows on U.S. television. Boone crafted some thoughts that, in collaboration with the writers for Tonys host James Corden, was delivered...

The Five Spot: Paula Weinstein

Paula Weinstein has enjoyed a successful producing career bopping back and forth between quality theatricals (Analyze This, A Perfect Storm) and groundbreaking television films (Citizen Cohn, Truman, Too Big to Fail). Her latest trick in that balancing act comes courtesy of her post as both executive VP of Tribeca Enterprises and EP for the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, which costars her...

Trying to Restore the THRONE of GAMES

The host, with a sly grin on his face, stares across at the celebrity contestant. The two are locked in a battle of wits in a game that’s simple, satisfying and ready-made for humor. Each person—separated by a large black panel with a small opening—must pick one of nine boxes, show the TV and studio audience its contents and describe it to the other person…who must guess if the description...

Power 100 2015

Even as we type the words “power List,” we understand that such lists have become something of an end-of-year staple, as much a part of the late-December festivities as noisemakers, champagne and Pitbull. ...

Lou LaTorre

The stories of Lou LaTorre are the stuff of TV industry legend, befitting a man who hit dynamic network sales heights. “Lou can captivate a table with charisma and charm,” says Bruce Lefkowitz, executive VP of advertising sales at Fox Networks Group. “He would draw people in by painting vivid pictures of a situation and then build to what was usually a roaringly funny punch line.” ...

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