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Amazon Developing ‘East Of West’ & ‘Transhuman’ Genre Series | Deadline
- comics by Jonathan Hickman with Nick Dragotta and J.M. Ringuet
april 2018 by warrenellis
Carol Burnett on the State of Comedy TV: "I'm Kind of Bored of Producers Saying, 'It's Got to Be Edgy'" - Hollywood Reporter
"...we did a musical-comedy extravaganza every week with a 28-piece orchestra, 12 dancers and two guest stars a week, plus we had a studio audience. We'd do it in one hour and 15 minutes, and we'd be out in time to go have dinner. Also, the cost: You couldn't do what we did today because the cost would be astronomical."
culture  tv 
january 2016 by warrenellis
Louis C.K. Unveils ‘Horace And Pete’: Online Series Costars Alan Alda | Deadline
"Louis C.K. has this morning emerged, groundhog like, and surprised fans with the unveiling of a project he’s somehow managed to keep completely secret, a new online dramedy series co-starring Steve Buscemi and Alan Alda called Horace And Pete. Something like a dramatic (or blackly comedic) Cheers, the 67 minute drama revolves around an Irish bar, Horace and Pete’s, and the people who work and frequent it. C.K. wrote, directed and stars as Horace, who runs the bar a year after the death of his father, with Alda as bartender Pete, and Buscemi as another character called Pete. The show also features appearances by Edie Falco, Rebecca Hall, Jessica Lange, Kurt Metzger, Steven Wright and many others."
january 2016 by warrenellis
Why ‘Mike & Molly’ Isn’t Going Out With A Bang: Analysis | Deadline
"When a new broadcast series is picked up, that typically comes with a six-year license fee deal between the network and the producing studio and matching six-year pacts between the studio and the cast. When the six seasons are over, the network has to negotiate a new license agreement with the studio (usually shorter-term, one to three years). Based on that, the studio negotiates new contracts with the actors. Ideally, that is done early into the sixth season of a show, so the cast can be locked in for Season 7 and creators can plan the storyline. But that happens more and more these days as the networks are holding tightly their purse strings and try to postpone their renewal decisions until the last second."
december 2015 by warrenellis
Kyle Killen Interview About 'Awake' and 'Lone Star' - TV Shows Cancelled Too Soon
"Network television has a branding issue. We see it embedded in critical praise: Fox's new show The Last Man on Earth overcomes sitcom tradition, NBC's Hannibal's bloody mystery prevails against primetime censorship, a drama like The Good Wife defies the "CBS drama" definition. If Killen can understand why his shows, great shows, are oft-executed with little chance at growth, it's because he knows how audiences perceive the incoming network slates."
march 2015 by warrenellis
Amazon's First Pilot Season of 2015 Is Now Available to Stream
"Among the new hour-long shows available to view now are Cocked, Mad Dogs, Man in the High Castle and Point of Honor. There are also pilots for two half-hour shows to watch, called Down Dog and Salem Rogers, alongside a documentary series called The New Yorker Presents."
january 2015 by warrenellis
How to Pitch an Online Series
"Avoid pricey action scenes. Find a big-name partner. Create something decidedly different than what's on conventional TV. These are some pointers from writers who have sold their web series."
tv  writing 
january 2015 by warrenellis
Chris Carter Drama Series ‘The After’ Not Going Forward At Amazon Studios | Deadline
"This is a first for Amazon Studios — the digital platform, which ventured into original series programming two years ago, has rescinded its series order to The After, a new drama from The X-Files creator Chris Carter."
january 2015 by warrenellis
A Brief History of (TV) Failure - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers.Zap2it.com
"Or to summarize, Fox’s Mob Doctor wasn’t a weird historical footnote. It was the harbinger of our new, terrifying present"
october 2014 by warrenellis
It’s time to modernise TV election coverage. — Medium
"You don’t have to be a posh sounding older bloke to be a TV anchor in an election but, oh wait a minute, you do."
pol  tv 
september 2014 by warrenellis
TV is increasingly for old people - The Washington Post
"Cable channels, with younger audiences thanks in large part to avariety of content that includes children’s channels, saw the median age of its viewers climb 8 percent in the past four years."
september 2014 by warrenellis
Netflix gathers detailed viewer data to guide its search for the next hit | Media | The Guardian
"One formula that has proved to be a reliable winner is banking on serialised scripted TV content, shows that Holland says "suck you in from the beginning" and "tick a lot of boxes", often with a charismatic lead and a famous director or showrunner, and using pre-existing material. Netflix's runaway success House of Cards is the embodiment of the model – loosely based on the 1990s BBC series, starring Kevin Spacey, directed by The Social Network's David Fincher – and there are a slew of new Netflix TV series on the way that bear similar hallmarks."
february 2014 by warrenellis
Christopher Nolan Wants Matthew McConaughey To Go Interstellar - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
Christopher Nolan Wants Matthew McConaughey To Go Interstellar, from Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors http://www.bleedingcool.com
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march 2013 by warrenellis
The Rewriting Of Jaws – Carl Gottlieb Tells Bleeding Cool How It Came To Be, What It All Means | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
The Rewriting Of Jaws – Carl Gottlieb Tells Bleeding Cool How It Came To Be, What It All Means, from Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors http://www.bleedingcool.com
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september 2012 by warrenellis
Louis C.K. -- 'Louie', Emmy Noms, Stand-Up, And What He Likes To Watch
"The best part of having his deal is that not every one of the stories within the structure of his series has to be 22 minutes — or, if there are two, exactly 11 minutes. “That’s one of the things that excited me from the start,” C.K. said. “John Landgraf told me he didn’t care if I did 1, 2, 3, 4 stories or half a story. Of course, some of it is just crap, and in that sense it doesn’t matter how long it is.”"
tv  writing 
july 2012 by warrenellis
Matthew Weiner, Vince Gilligan, and David Milch Interview - GQ June 2012: Movies + TV: GQ
"The creators of Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and Deadwood are this generation's auteurs. Brett Martin sits them down to discuss the future of television"
writing  tv 
may 2012 by warrenellis
Julian Assange's TV debut
"Things got a bit odd with Assange's last question, in which he asked the reglious extremist, "Isn’t Allah, or the notion of God, the ultimate superpower? Shouldn’t you as a freedom fighter also seek to liberate people from the totalitarian concept of a monotheistic god"
tv  pol  war  culture 
april 2012 by warrenellis
Top Five Favourite Panels From Uncanny X-Men #1 Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
Top Five Favourite Panels From Uncanny X-Men #1, from Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors http://www.bleedingcool.com
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november 2011 by warrenellis
Comic Relief co-creator urges BBC to split news and entertainment | Media | guardian.co.uk
"Bennett-Jones railed against the BBC management's "twisted tyranny of data" and their "lack of faith in creative talent" he believes is smothering the TV industry."
media  tv  culture 
september 2011 by warrenellis
EMMYS: Looking Far Into The Future of TV
"What’s less clear is how big a role current media powers will play as the TV community moves to an on-demand world where few companies may find it worth their while to spend $3 million to produce an hour-long show. Many executives are terrified as they look at what’s ahead for television. The industry consists of an ecosystem of companies that Needham & Co analyst Laura Martin estimated last year had a market value of $345 billion. All of that is in jeopardy as advertisers and consumers reassess what they want from television, and how much they’re willing to pay for it. Here are some of the potential changes they face."
june 2011 by warrenellis
Lionsgate UK Remaking ‘The Professionals’ – Deadline.com
"The UK arm of Lionsgate will start pre-production on its big budget remake of cult 1970s British TV series The Professionals this fall." Can't be any worse than the tv revival of some years back. Just remember, Liongate: Cowley had all the best lines.
film  tv 
march 2011 by warrenellis
CREDO the series
"An original occult thriller webseries being independently produced in Colchester Essex. Created by Will Wright and written by Tobias Bowman. To be cast and crewed locally, soundtrack by local artists. This blog will be a diary of the the production."
video  tv  web 
march 2011 by warrenellis
Synth Britannia on Vimeo
another excellent BBC music documentary
video  tv  music  docu 
january 2011 by warrenellis
Found Objects: BBC Drama: Artemis '81
God, I remember this. Absolutely mad. I vividly recall watching it with my dad, and afterwards looking at each other and saying "...what in hell WAS that?"
video  tv  sf 
january 2011 by warrenellis

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