Veteran Oscar Producer Gilbert Cates Dead at 77

By Sandy Cohen, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — Producer and director Gilbert Cates, who oversaw a record 14 Academy Awards ceremonies and founded the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, has died. He was 77. The Directors Guild of America confirmed the death Tuesday. Cates also founded the School of Theater Film and Television at […]

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‘Curb’ One of the Least Diverse TV Shows for Directors

By Brent Lang LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – When it comes to hiring female and minority directors, the ABC sitcom “The Middle” gets a gold star and HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” earns a piece of coal, according to a new report from The Directors Guild of America. The DGA analyzed more than 2,600 episodes produced in […]

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