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Woodstock 50 once again appears to be on shaky ground after the event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1969 festival lost its planned venue along with its second producer.
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‘Insecure’ Producer Amy Aniobi Inks 2-Year Deal With HBO

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Amy Aniboi, a co-executive producer for HBO‘s hit series Insecure, has inked her own deal with the cable giant. Her two-year deal will not interfere with her current role with Insecure and has her working alongside Issa Rae on other works.

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The two-year pact will have Aniobi continue as a co-executive producer of Insecure — which is going into its fourth season — and writing limited series The Dolls with her Insecure colleagues Issa Rae (who will also star) and Laura Kittrell. HBO has also put into development Attachment, a comedy series Aniobi co-created and will executive produce; she’ll also develop new projects for the network.

Attachment, produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, centers on a first-generation Indian-American tech CEO who’s forced to share her tiny New York City apartment with her mother, who’s considering a divorce. The two learn to live with each other — and for themselves.

Aniobi co-created the series with actress and producer Melanie Chandra (Code Black), who will be a consulting producer. Jude Weng (Fresh Off the Boat, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) is set to direct and will also executive produce along with Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine’s Lauren Levy Neustadter.

Aniobi is also in development on three feature-film projects: American Princess at Fox and Bye Bye Bye and Love in America for Universal.

Congratulations to Amy Aniobi.

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Mac Miller, rapper and producer, dead at 26

Mac Miller, a rapper and producer who began his rise in the music industry in his late teens, has died, his attorney David Byrnes tells the Washington Post.


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As I Remember It: My 50 Year Career as an Award Winning Writer, Producer, and Studio Executive (Unabridged) – Ken Rotcop

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Music producer Russell Simmons accused of sex assault

Russell Simmons is stepping down from his fashion and production businesses amid sexual assault allegations. Ben Gruber reports.


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A Christmas Carol (Dramatized): A Radio Play Based on Charles Dickens’ Classic Short Story – Charles Dickens, Shane Salk (producer)

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Johnny Sandlin, 72, Allman Brothers Band Producer, Is Dead

A onetime band mate of Duane and Gregg Allman, Mr. Sandlin worked with their band and many other artists in a career that began at Capricorn Records.
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Ben Affleck Dating Saturday Night Live Producer Lindsay Shookus 3 Months After Jennifer Garner Divorce

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‘The Host’ Producer Choi Yong-bae to Head Bucheon Fantastic Film Fest


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‘The Host’ Producer Choi Yong-bae to Head Bucheon Fantastic Film Fest


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Producer Mark Gordon Hit With ‘Quantico’ Idea Theft Lawsuit


ABC’s hit FBI drama is wrongfully derived from a documentary, say the plaintiffs.

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Rosie O’Donnell Sued By Ex-‘View’ Producer for Slander and Firing


Jennifer Shepard-Brookman says the former ‘View’ host told producers she leaked negative stories to the media.

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‘Martian’ Producer Simon Kinberg on ‘Fantastic Four’ Woes, Jennifer Lawrence’s Uncertain ‘X-Men’ Future and ‘Star Wars’ Secrets


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When Aaron Spelling Ruled Television: An Oral History of Entertainment’s Prolific, Populist Producer


No one made more of the small screen than this dirt-poor son of Jewish immigrants whose sense of glitz, glam and story spanned ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ ‘The Love Boat’ and ‘Dynasty’ (ABC was nicknamed “Aaron’s Broadcasting Company”) and is recalled here by family, stars and colleagues as a man who “rooted for the underdog.”

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‘Bridget Jones,’ ‘Shopgirl’ Directors Form Drama Producer With All3Media Backing


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First Porn Star In Space — A Grammy Winning Producer Beat Me Up

Coco Brown, the first porn star to book a trip into space, says she was attacked by Grammy winning producer Tom Elmhirst and now she wants him arrested.  Brown says she went to visit a male friend last week, who was also a friend of Tom’s. She says…

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New Oscars Producer David Hill Promises “Up-Close-and-Personal Approach”


Joining forces with Reginald Hudlin to produce the 88th Academy Awards, he also promises the show will end on time.

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Karolyn Ali, Film and Music Video Producer, Dies at 70

An Oscar nominee for the documentary ‘Tupac: Resurrection,’ she was a pioneer in the field of music videos.
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‘Is It Rolling, Bob?’: Remembering Producer Bob Johnston

Producing albums for Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and most crucially, Bob Dylan, Johnston helped give shape, heft and durability to some of the most transformative music of the past five decades.

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Nashville music producer Bob Johnston dead at age 83

This July 1973 photo shows Nashville music producer Bob Johnston. Johnston, who played a key role in landmark recordings of Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, is being remembered as a maverick who helped bring folk rock to Nashville. He died Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 at the age of 83. (Joe Rudis/The Tennessean via AP)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music producer Bob Johnston, who played a key role in landmark recordings like Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde" and Johnny Cash's "At Folsom Prison," is being remembered as a maverick who helped bring folk rock to Nashville.



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Birdman Sued — Producer Claims He Got Stiffed Via Hilarious Text Messages

Birdman is accused of using the social media version of “The check’s in the mail” to blow off Lil Wayne’s producer who is now suing him for a fortune. The producer — who goes by DVLP — had his people make various demands that Birdman and Cash…

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‘Schindler’s List’ Producer Takes On 98 Hollywood Jews Over Iran Deal


“Can we trust Iran? Do they not deny the Holocaust?” asks Gerald Molen in an email sent to Norman Lear, Mike Medavoy and others in the entertainment industry.

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Bill Cosby Producer Breaks Silence: “The Legacy of the Show Is Very Important to Me”


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All Songs At 15: I’d Like To Thank My Producer …

How much does an artist’s producer impact their sound? In 2009, Robin Hilton devised a test to find out.

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Drake’s Producer 40 Responds To Drizzy Ghostwriting Allegations

Drake’s longtime producer and friend Noah “40” Shebib unleashes a statement in response to ghostwriting allegations.
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Producer 40 Shebib Defends Drake, Doesn’t Directly Deny “10 Bands” Ghostwriting Allegations

(AllHipHop News) There are a lot of questions swirling around concerning whether Drake has used other artists to write his raps. The suspicion began when Meek Mill called out the OVO leader on Twitter. Then DJ Funkmaster Flex upped the ante by releasing a “10 Bands” reference track by alleged Drake ghostwriter Quentin Miller.

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The leak featured Quentin rapping a near identical verse Drake used on the If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late cut. Despite what appears to be evidence Drizzy used rhymes written by Que, longtime Drake producer Noah “40” Shebib is defending his partner’s pen game.

40 posted several tweets explaining Drake’s musical skills and writing abilities. One tweet reads, “You’re smokin that sh*t you say you selling if you think someone wrote that sh*t.”

But it was not clear if that tweet was addressing Drake’s music in general or a specific song, so it should be noted the Toronto board master never directly denied Drake lifted his “10 Bands” verse from Que.

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Songwriter, music producer ‘Buddy’ Buie dies in Alabama

ATLANTA (AP) — Perry “Buddy” Buie, a songwriter and producer who helped form the Atlanta Rhythm Section and then fuel its success with the lyrics he wrote for the band, has died. He was 74.
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Hollywood producer Weintraub dead at 77

Hollywood producer, Jerry Weintraub, who was behind the ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ franchise and ‘The Karate Kid’ has died aged 77. Francis Maguire reports.


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Harold Battiste, Producer and Jazz Musician, Dies at 83

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‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Producer Breaks Down The Inhuman Second Season Finale

“Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” producer Jeff Bell breaks down all the huge moments on the second season finale.
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‘Jerry Springer’ Producer Jill Blackstone — Cops Believe Sister’s Death Wasn’t Suicide … It was Murder

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‘Springer’ Producer Jill Blackstone — Cops Say Sister Died from BBQ … And Death Scene Was Staged

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‘Jerry Springer’ Producer Arrested for Murdering Deaf Sister

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Drake Concert Film Producer Says Rapper Has ‘Sour Grapes’

The producer of the upcoming Drake concert film, Drake’s Homecoming: The Lost Footage, says the movie’s theatrical release and planned home-video releases will go forward despite the rapper’s protests. Attack Media chairman and Homecoming co-executive producer Mark Berry says that “nothing’s going to impact” the film’s release.

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My latest lifelong dream is to get paid for being hilarious, be it stand-up or a well-written film or television show. Around the time of this revelation, one of my “real writer friends” — who was actually making quite a name for himself in screenwriting (the real, paid kind of screenwriting) — mentioned an up and coming producer who was making a name for herself in film and suggested that she would be an excellent person to speak to in regards to learning everything about the process of getting my little ideas onto the big screen. He was also very impressed by how determined she was to carve her own path in this very competitive industry, and suggested I join forces with her when I am ready to transition into the development phase.

As fate would have it, this new connection wound up being Marlinda Walcott — an old friend of mine from high school whom I had no clue was now working professionally in film. I quickly found out that Marlinda was the real deal, holding legitimate producer roles in feature films such as the psychological thriller Victims, starting Katherine Isabell and Christian Campbell and indie hits Goon, starring Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Eugene Levey and Liev Schriber and romantic comedy What If/The F-Word starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan. She has also worked on video game franchise hits such as Silent Hill: Resolution and Resident Evil: Retribution, both films having combined, worldwide gross of over $ 300 million. She was, in fact, the real deal.

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I am certain that there are a few comedy writers out there who would love to see their name in the credits, but have no idea how to get there. In the spirit of sharing, here are a few highlights from my many conversations with producer Marlinda Walcott in hopes of helping my fellow aspiring screenwriters and producers.

Me: Over the past decade, you’ve held a producing role in hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of film and television projects. At what point in your life did you decide that this was what you wanted to do for the rest of your life?

MW: Growing up, I always had a natural curiosity for how things worked. And watching films was no exception. I was constantly curious about how they picked the actors, or the cost of a scene, or how they picked that particular location. I remained constantly in awe of the filmmaking process. So it was in my early teens when I decided that I would be a part of making films, from conception to completion. I then spent the next few years immersing myself in every aspect of the behind the scenes world of production, from music videos to commercials and short films.

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Me: How does one transition from aspiring to successful when it comes to being a producer of both independent and studio projects?

MW: First and foremost, you need to find a project/story that you believe in something that will keep you going during the long and sometime tedious process that is making a movie. You must to be an extraordinary networker. The majority of the job is based on your relationship management skills and ability to talk to people and understand their individual creative needs. You must also possess an understanding of the intricate financial planning these projects require. No matter the budget, there is always a budget, and it is the producer’s job to stay within that budget and ultimately keep investors happy. Frivolous budgeting can and will ruin a project — I know of a few fantastic movies that didn’t make it into production because investors lost faith and pulled out.

Me: So basically sales savvy and good at money management equals a great producer?

MW: Yes, among many, many other things. Because managing the money means managing the expectations of the creative minds involved (director, writers, etc.). Staying within budget without compromising anyone vision is a delicate art. The producer’s responsibility is to offer creative suggestions to fill the void of a scene which can’t be shot due to budgetary constraints. However ultimately, the producer should plan accordingly in order to complete the project within budget while not compromising the overall creative vision. It is quite the delicate task.

Me: And now for the predictable question: being a woman in a male-dominated world, yadda yadda, you know where I’m going with this.

MW: There is definitely no shortage of horror stories in this industry pertaining to the treatment of women on set. I’m not going to say I’ve never been hit on inappropriately or not taken seriously because I’m a female, however for the most part I’ve been lucky to have been considered a colleague by some of the industry’s best. It’s important for women getting into production to really get to know the craft and remain confident and firm. I’ve been able to produce movies under budget numerous times, and having a reputation for achieving such a task will open doors. But like I said, there is a mountain of responsibility involved with no room for oversight, so male or female you need to be confident and resourceful at every point in the project.

Me: Any last words for aspiring filmmakers?

MW: Just start. Follow through on your ideas and learn by doing. And never hesitate to seek out those who have accomplished what you are trying to do and soak up their knowledge.

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Kim Fowley, Rock Producer and Svengali, Dies at 75

Mr. Fowley made hundreds of records in doo-wop, surf, psychedelia, country, glam, punk and metal, but is best known for managing the all-girl group the Runaways.
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Runaways producer and notorious L.A. music legend Kim Fowley has died. In recent months, he had been undergoing cancer treatments, though no cause of death has been announced. He was 75.

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Dustin Lynch Producer Mickey Jack Cones Talks Studio Tricks, Motley Crue Drama

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Kesha — Dear, Dr. Luke … You’re the ‘Foxxy-est’ Producer Ever

Kesha gave her producer, Dr. Luke an over-the-top lovey dovey birthday card that makes it seem like their relationship is anything but abusive … according to new docs filed by Luke.The card reads, “You just keep getting hotter every year” — and…

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Detroit Rapper / Producer Kevlaar 7 Dies

Detroit rapper/producer Kevlaar 7 has died suddenly from a blood disorder.

Kevlaar 7 and his brother Bronze Nazareth were Wu Tang Affiliates and highly respected in Hip-Hop circles and were in a rap group called The Wisemen.

Bronze Nazareth offered clear, but somber words on Twitter. “Devastated. Rest In Power my Dear Brother,” he said.

The word spread fast on social media and fans sent their condolences accordingly.

Legendary Producer Larry Smith Dies

Legendary producer Larry Smith has passed on after crafting hits for the likes of Run DMC, Whodini and Kurtis Blow during Hip-Hop’s earliest phase.

Smith was a Hip-Hop musician without peer, who used live instruments on rap songs.

Run of Run DMC immortalized Smith on the group’s hit record “Sucker MC’s” when he said, “Larry put me inside his Cadillac /The chauffeur drove off and we never came back.”

Smith had been ailing in recent years due to a stroke and succumbed on Friday December 19.

DMC of Run DMC fame paid his respects on Twitter. “Rest In Beats larry Smith Music In Your Heart hip Hop Was Your Gift to The World! No one does it better!”

At a recent concert stop in Brooklyn, Run paid his own respects.

“My man Larry Smith, he produced these records. It’s sad but fitting he passes away on the day I return to a big stage like this… I love you Larry, I hope you’re watching from Heaven and I’m making you proud,” Run said at the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn.

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Larry Smith, producer of some of the most cherished hip-hop records of the Eighties, including Run-D.M.C.’s first two albums, died Thursday at the age of 63. Radio host Combat Jack broke the news on Twitter, writing: “Just spoke to his family. RIP Larry Smith, the original King of Beats who passed……
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Producer Gary Janetti Talks New PBS Sitcom Vicious and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

2014-07-02-HuffVicious.jpgThis week I talked with writer/producer Gary Janetti (Will & Grace, Family Guy) about his fabulous new PBS sitcom Vicious. Legendary openly gay actors Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Ian McKellen play Stuart and Freddie, partners who have lived together in their central-London flat for nearly 50 years. Behind the façade of hilariously snide remarks regarding each other’s age, appearance and flaws, a deep love for one another is revealed. This groundbreaking sitcom tells the story of an older gay couple and their longtime circle of friends as they struggle to maintain their visibility and significance in our youth-oriented world. The ensemble cast also includes their feisty best friend Violet, played by Frances de la Tour, and Ash, played by Iwan Rheon, their young, impressionable upstairs neighbor.

I talked with Janetti about taking on relevant aging issues in this comedic format, and about his spin on LGBT equality. When asked what he would like to accomplish with this show, he stated:

What I want to accomplish is not only that this is a gay couple — the fact that they were gay was always besides the point — it’s also a couple of a certain age. We don’t see couples in their 70s together not as an archon to the young couple on the show but as the main focus of the show. And their world is also populated by people around the same age as them, and they are the people we follow. We’re inside their world, and it’s unusual, and I don’t think it should be unusual. There was something about that I felt really good about accomplishing. Also that they were a gay couple of a certain age and within the gay community. These are men in their 70s, and they have been clearly out, certainly to each other and their closest group of friends, for 50 years. What does that mean 50 years ago? How difficult was it to be out 50 years ago, to live with another man at that time, in the 1960s? And I think these people and those stories we don’t often hear a lot of, they’re heroic, to give center stage to a couple that might sometimes seem anonymous, these couples that you see at times on the subway, or walking down the street, or in a little restaurant, and you wonder what their life was like. This is an opportunity to kind of go inside, and for better or for worse, you see what this relationship is.

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Gary Janetti co-created, wrote and executive produced Vicious for ITV. It was shot before a live audience in the UK and has already been renewed for a second season. Vicious can be seen on PBS Sundays at 10:30 p.m. Janetti and his partner, celebrity stylist Brad Goreski, have been together for 13 years.

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Ryan Lewis Crowns The ‘Next Big Producer’ In Beat Battle Contest

Ryan Lewis knows a thing or two about making hits — you might’ve heard of his work with Macklemore on The Heist — so it’s no surprise that he was tapped to select the next big producer, during the Buffalo Beat Battle contest held in New York City this week. The event, co-hosted by Lewis… Read more »
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