New Platforms, New Voices

Series on the web, which originally served as an alternative ecosystem for storytellers who couldn’t get their work onto larger platforms, now serves as an unofficial farm team for those same platforms, birthing such recent web-to-cable successes as Insecure, High Maintenance and Broad City. But the format is equally fascinating as an incubator for new […]

The Evolution of TV Criticism

Much of early television was, to quote Edward R. Murrow’s exhausted call for substance in TV journalism, little more than lights and wires in a box. And TV criticism was a similarly disreputable arm of print journalism, the job you took if no other discipline would tolerate you.  It consisted largely of rote descriptions of what […]

Vanguard Award: David Chase (The Sopranos)

THIS SHOW HAS GONE RUSH.  A limited number of tickets may be released 15 minutes before showtime on a first come, first served basis at the theater venue. Rush lines form one hour before showtime at IFC Center. David Chase’s gangster series shattered the industry’s preconceptions and showed what TV drama could be. Part crime […]

Legacy Award: Lee Grant

Join us for a Champagne toast! Marlo Thomas will bestow Lee Grant with the inaugural Legacy Award, presented by AMC Networks, honoring an individual whose career has had a lasting impact on television, to actress, director, author and activist Lee Grant. Born in Manhattan to Russian Jewish immigrants, Grant scored her first Oscar® nomination playing […]