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VETERAN TV DIRECTOR LAMONT JOHNSON DEAD AT 88

October 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Lamont Johnson, one of the most prolific — and daring — directors of TV dramas, many of them touching on controversial issues of the day, died Sunday in Monterey, CA of heart failure at age 88. Beginning his career as an actor — he played Tarzan on the radio series — Johnson turned to television […]

BROADCASTERS HOPE TO DUMP LONGFORM EMMYS

August 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Not only do the Emmy categories for TV movies and miniseries shut out the broadcast networks — who rarely produce such fare anymore — they also act as a drag on the awards show itself, broadcast execs complain. “Once those longform awards come on, it’s the death march of boredom,” one unnamed network executive told […]