The new issue also includes a feature on the booming business at Brooklyn and Queens-based film and television production studios that stood up to Hurricane Sandy; profiles on actor-turned-executive producer Sean Hayes of NBC’s Grimm and TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland and The Soul Man; Ellen Barkin of NBC’s The New Normal’; and writer/producer Marti Nixon on her new pilot with Showtime, Guide to Divorce.
In addition, the issue goes behind the scenes on Nickelodeon’s stop-motion animated It’s a SpongeBob Christmasspecial, as well as excerpts from the Television Academy Foundation’s Archive of American Television interview withMichael Moye, writer of classic shows such as Good Times and The Jeffersons and creator of Married…with Children. It also looks at the transition from web to TV for Cartoon Network’s Emmy-winning comedy Children’s Hospital, and the back page spotlight Me and My Emmy captures legendary actress Ellen Burstyn who has won the Triple Crown – an Emmy, Oscar and a Tony.
Highlights from this issue include:
- , whose favorite princess has always been Snow White, describes her first day playing this dream role and walking onto the set of the seven dwarves’ hut in Once Upon a Time: “It was like walking into the [Disney] animated feature. I felt like I had summoned it into being because I had always wanted it so badly. Fantasy is my go-to genre as an audience member. This is my Harry Potter.”
- Ginnifer Goodwin discusses her growth as an actress and the lessons she learned when working with Julia Roberts on the 2003 film Mona Lisa Smile: “I was taught by such incredible team players, beginning with Julia Roberts. The standards she set were so high, in terms of being committed, focused, professional, respectful.”
- Sean Hayes, who has transitioned from actor to successful television executive producer, talks about his programming instincts: “Everybody thinks they know how to run a network or fix a studio, but I do know how to run a network and I have no qualms about saying that. I know exactly whom to hire. I know exactly what people want to see.”
- Ellen Barkin describes how she’s always been strong and vocal in her convictions when it comes to politics and human rights: “I used to be quieter. In the ‘80s, when actors started to speak out about issues, I thought, ‘Look, we’re not politicians, we don’t know as much.’ But I shifted and thought, ‘No, I don’t know as much as a politician, but I read the papers, and I would consider myself a well-informed American citizen.’”