The year's most talked about talent open up about creating critically acclaimed series and performances.

Season 2


Drama Actresses - Episode 1

Six of the year's most sought after drama actresses engage in a candid conversation about sex scenes and nudity as they get older. Sarah Paulson (The People vs O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story/ American Horror Story: Hotel), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Kerry Washington (ConfirmationScandal), Constance Zimmer (UnREAL), Kirsten Dunst (Fargo), Regina King (American Crime/ The Leftovers), and Jennifer Lopez (Shades of Blue) discuss the advantages of working with female directors, the new landscape of television, and what their first big splurge was.


Drama Actors - Episode 2

Six of the television season's most eclectic drama actors – including Mr. Robot's Rami Malek, Vinyl's Bobby Cannavale, Narcos' Wagner Moura, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story's Cuba Gooding Jr., Roots' Forest Whitaker, and Billions' Paul Giamatti reveal the challenges of letting emotionally demanding characters go, the nuances of real versus fictional characters, and the little known movies they wish everyone had seen.


Comedy Actresses - Episode 3

TV's leading funny ladies – Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Allison Janney (Mom), Niecy Nash (Getting On), Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie), Ilana Glazer (Broad City) – disclose the best advice they ever got, the moment they knew they wanted to become actors and their funniest fan interactions.


Comedy Actors - Episode 4

Comedy masters, Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent), Aziz Ansari (Master of None), Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Tony Hale (Veep), Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show), Rob Lowe (The Grinder), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), divulge their most embarrassing moments, who inspires them and the challenges of taking a comedic look at serious topics. 


Drama Showrunners - Episode 5

Six of television's top drama series bosses- Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot), Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey), Nina Jacobson (American Crime Story), Marti Noxon (UnREAL, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce), Melissa Rosenberg (Jessica Jones) and John Ridley (American Crime)- open up about the stories that made them genuinely nervous, diversity in Hollywood and what it takes to cast their shows.

Comedy Showrunners - Episode 6

Comedy TV writer-producers including Kenya Barris (Black-ish), Marta Kauffman (Grace and Frankie), Aline Brosh McKenna (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Alan Yang (Master of None), Nahnatchka Khan (Fresh Off the Boat) and David Mandel (Veep) talk condoms, stunt guests and what they have (and haven't) been able to get away with showing and talking about on the small screen.

Directors - Episode 8

The directors of this year's most acclaimed films, Damien Chazelle (La La Land), Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge), Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Mira Nair (Queen of Katwe), Oliver Stone (Snowden), Denzel Washington (Fences), talk about the filmmaking process.


Actors - Episode 9

Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea), Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water), Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Snowden) and Dev Patel (Lion) discuss how they go about researching roles, being typecast and what it's like working with celebrated directors.


Actresses - Episode 10

Amy Adams (Arrival), Annette Bening (20th Century Women), Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures), Isabelle Huppert (Elle), Natalie Portman (Jackie) and Emma Stone (La La Land) talk about what inspired them to go into acting, having stage fright and what it's like working with Hollywood's best directors.

Producers - Episode 11

Darren Aronofsky (Jackie), Todd Black (Fences), Matt Damon (Manchester by the Sea), Frank Marshall (Sully), Marc Platt (La La Land) and Emma Tillinger Koskoff (Silence) talk about the challenges they have faced during production, developing scripts, making decisions on the fly and what it takes to be a successful producer.

Writers - Episode 12

Pedro Almodovar (Julieta), Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals), Noah Oppenheim (Jackie), Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea), Allison Schroeder (Hidden Figures), and Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water) talk about what principles guide their writing, how to escape writer's block and dream projects that they have yet to tackle.

Documentary Filmmakers - Episode 13

Six documentary filmmakers sit down for a discussion about when to intercede in a scene, how much brutality to reveal on screen and other key issues in the doc world. Ezra Edelman (O.J.: Made in America), Werner Herzog (Into the Inferno, Lo and Behold), Kirsten Johnson (Cameraperson), Josh Kriegman (Weiner), Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro), and Roger Ross Williams (Life, Animated) talk about how they got into filmmaking and what draws them to commit to a specific story.


Songwriters - Episode 14

The songwriters behind this season's movies reveal their process, how to emotionally connect songs to films, and how gender bias has affected them. Tori Amos ("Flicker" Audrie & Daisy), Alicia Keys ("Back to Life" Queen of Katwe), John Legend ("Start a Fire" La La Land), Sting ("The Empty Chair" Jim: The James Foley Story), Justin Timberlake ("Can't Stop the Feeling!" Trolls) and Pharrell Williams ("I See a Victory" Hidden Figures) discuss knowing when you've made a hit and how a song can become a part of people's lives.