Day: July 4, 2019

Disney Channel launches comedy writing scholarship in tribute to Eunetta T. Boone

Aspiring TV comedy writers have a new career path open to them, thanks to the new Eunetta T. Boone Comedy Writer’s Scholarship, established by the Disney Channel. Finalists will be chosen for the scholarship from the general pool of applicants to the Walt Disney Television Writing Program. Boone, the executive producer and showrunner of Disney Channel’s comedy series, Raven’s Home, died suddenly this March at age 63. “Eunetta loved the craft of writing, she was proud of her art both as a reflection of our world and as a way to shape culture,” said Nancy Kanter, executive vice president,...

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MAD magazine is dying a slow death, again

MAD magazine has said farewell before. Just look at last year’s April issue cover, calling it the “Landmark FINAL Issue!,” only to return two months later in June 2018 with a new Issue #1. Cause of that premature death? MAD had closed down its midtown Manhattan offices in 2017, moving out west to Burbank, Calif. — I visited those offices inside DC Comics in January 2018, where editors and comedians Dan Telfer and Allie Goertz not only gave me a grand tour but also left me with some DC Comics fairies (or elves) who let me peruse their archives....

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