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A Netflix Deal Worth $400M & Still 'TV's Highest-Paid' Showrunner — But Shonda Rhimes Isn't A 'Girlboss'

Shonda Rhimes has landed on the cover of TIME’s first issue for 2022. View this post on Instagram A post shared by TIME (@time) In the exclusive interview, the creator of such modern classics as “Scandal” and “Bridgerton” talked about the road less traveled that she took to get to Hollywood. Did you know, for example, that she got her start in scriptwriting, where she penned such films as “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge” which starred Halle Berry in the title role? Or, did you know that hers was the pen behind the 2002 cult classic, “Crossroads,” featuring one Britney Jean Spears? Shonda Rhimes pivoted to television in the early 2000s, shortly after the 9/11 attacks — and after she adopted her eldest daughter (who is now in college) without having a co-parent. Her first partnership was with Betsy Beers, and it’s a partnership that continues to this day. But, she said, one of the first things she did was deploy “color-blind” casting, which is how “Grey’s Anatomy” (her second-ever...

Airbnb Wants To Open a TV Studio And Launch Original Shows

Airbnb has already made a name for itself by disrupting the hotel industry, but the company may extend its influence into another industry. Soon, Airbnb may try shooting its shot in television by making its own tv shows, according to Reuters . “The more we put content out there, the more you’re going to bring people to the platform,” Airbnb’s top policy and communications executive, Chris Lehane, said to Reuters. The company is set to open its own studio to reel in more customers to its app and other offerings. The move could prove lucrative as travel and home decor shows have historically seen success. Airbnb currently has a show on Apple’s upcoming streaming service, Apple TV Plus, called “Home.” The show will explore different homes around the world, the people who own them, and their architectural significance. Airbnb also helped produce the upcoming documentary “Gay Chorus Deep South” , which is set to be featured in this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. It follows the San...

Apr 25, 2019