Buzzing: The Simpsons writer Kevin Curran dies

The Simpsons writer Kevin Curran dies

Kevin Curran, who wrote nearly a dozen episodes of animated series The Simpsons and was part of its producing team for the past 15 years, died on Tuesday at his Los Angeles home. Simpsons showrunner Al Jean confirmed the news on Twitter.

Curran, 59, won six Emmys as part of the writing teams for The Simpsons and Late Night With David Letterman.


Mad Men creator lands Amazon TV deal

A year and a half after ending Mad Men, series creator Matthew Weiner is apparently ready to return to television.

He has signed to create and executive produce an eight- episode contemporary anthology series for Amazon, in a deal worth US$70 million (S$97.5 million), reported Deadline Hollywood.

He will also share writing and directing duties in the project financed by The Weinstein Co and Amazon.


Swede director takes on Ingmar Bergman script

A previously unknown script written by the late Swedish director Ingmar Bergman for a collaboration with Italy's Federico Fellini and Japan's Akira Kurosawa is being turned into a movie by Swedish director Suzanne Osten, the daily Dagens Nyheter reported.

The script, Sixty-four Minutes With Rebecka, was written in 1969, but the collaboration fell through. The script will premiere as a radio play on Nov 6. The movie premiere is planned for 2018.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 28, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe