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Catherine Clinch
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Catherine Clinch began her career as a television writer, scripting episodes for network series including Hunter, Jake & The Fatman, Love Boat, Hart to Hart, Knight Rider, Foul Play, True Confessions and the animated series Rescue Bots. Opting to be a stay-at-home mom to three sons, she wrote an article for Creative Screenwriting Magazine. Over the next twelve years, she worked
her way up from contributing editor to columnist and was ultimately named associate publisher of the magazine. Catherine teaches Media Theory courses (broadcast LIVE on LA36 –- the university affiliated
channel) for the Department of Mediated Instruction and Distance Learning at California State University Dominguez Hills. With her sons in college, Catherine opted to redesign the next chapter of her career. She invented a new form of mobile entertainment, for which she has been awarded a US Patent. She launched a media strategy consultancy where her blog offers a cross-silo, multi-platform analysis of media content and technology. Catherine taps this unique expertise to consult on predictive models in media.

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Entries by Catherine Clinch

New Trends in Wearable Technology

(2) Comments | Posted December 25, 2013 | 4:53 PM

In the new frontier of wearable technology, one simple fact will be the make-it-or-break-it element: consumers want wearable tech to be such a seamless experience that they can forget they are even wearing their technology. Even if they're worn on the outside of clothing, the items have to feel as...

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Hack for LA Starts the Ball Rolling at LA Tech Summit

(3) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 9:50 AM

Computer hacking gets a bum rap. When you see hackers in movies, they are rebellious social outcasts who dress slovenly and have a grudge against somebody or something that has done them wrong. Sometimes the hacker is portrayed as an upscale hipster who hacks for financial gain. Other times, the...

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Talent Has a New House to Call Home

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 6:18 PM

Branded entertainment built the television industry in the 20th century. By attaching their brand messages to unknowns from the radio and vaudeville, the seamless integration of branded content built a new generation of talent whose fame and fortune ultimately surpassed that of the stars of the silver screen. The promise...

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Rosie the Writer Needs to Flex Her Muscle

(4) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 3:02 PM

From the mid-80s through the late-90s, I was a fixture on the WGA Committee of Women Writers. I truly believed that if we fought the good fight for equality we would ultimately establish meaningful inroads. We did studies of network and studio hiring practices. We rallied behind a professor at...

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Hollywood, Please Step Back From the Edge

(7) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 5:05 PM

If you haven't already heard, I am sorry to be the one to break it to you. Enlightened will not be coming back for a third season. After much soulful, gut wrenching debate, the series has been canceled. Excuse me? Enlightened. You know -- that dark, edgy series about a...

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Rovio Hits Hollywood With a Knock-Out Boulder

(1) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 7:30 PM

When Angry Birds came out of nowhere, many people thought it was a fluke. The Finnish startup that had gone through a series of name changes and launched dozens of games that failed to take off. Finally, they had a game that people were playing. Given their track record, the...

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Best. Binge. Ever.

(2) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 5:13 PM

Like most binges, mine began on Saturday night. I planned to have one... maybe two. Before long, I'd had four... then five. By the time I'd finished the sixth one, I crashed and fell asleep. I woke up late Sunday morning and immediately continued the binge. By Sunday night, I'd...

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Comfort Programming on a Cold Winter Night

(1) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 1:24 PM

Every family develops its own traditions in ways that cannot be explained but somehow make sense in the bigger picture of who the family is or, perhaps more appropriately, what the family aspires to be. While we have little control over the direction our families take when we are the...

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A Word, a Number... Then What?

(3) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 1:57 PM

The media has become exceptionally good at saturation reporting on a specific incident. If that incident fits into the category of "disaster" the media machine kicks into overdrive and consumes our attention with the stories of individuals who are directly impacted by the devastation the particular disaster has wrought. In...

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It Might Not Be Art -- But, Then Again, It Might Be

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2013 | 10:19 AM

The experience of raising kids is full of moments that become sensory memories that ultimately define who you are in certain situations or locations -- like grocery stores. One afternoon while waiting in line, my youngest son (then 3 years old) was getting ready to explode in an uncharacteristic tantrum...

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When You're Only Half a Man

(9) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 1:29 PM

There are certain things about kids that never cease to amaze me. Like, the way my kids always reach into a full refrigerator and decide to snack on the main ingredient for my dinner plans. Or the amount of times my kids can walk over a pile of clothes on...

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Heroes Walk Among Us... On All Fours

(1) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 6:55 PM

According to the 2011-2012 pet owners' survey sponsored by the American Pet Products Association, 39 percent of U.S. households own at least one of the 78.2 million owned dogs in the United States. Twenty-one percent of these dogs were adopted from an animal shelter. There are...

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When Investors Fall Flat On Their Face... Book

(13) Comments | Posted August 24, 2012 | 1:20 PM

On the morning that Facebook went public, I was in the fourth floor conference room at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, attending a 7 a.m. breakfast presentation by the California Capital Summit. Despite compelling speakers, there were repeated interruptions throughout the meeting as people kept asking: "Has it opened yet? What's...

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On the Passing of the Real Cosmo Girl

(1) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 3:47 PM

In the sixties, I was the only daughter of a divorced woman who had dreamed of a fairytale life with Prince Charming, unaware of the secret chapter where Prince Charming moved on without her. Consequently, she never quite grew up to be the woman she'd dreamed of being. Rather than...

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Why Must We Eat Our Young?

(1) Comments | Posted August 10, 2012 | 3:46 PM

Children of divorce tell amazing stories. Not the expected accounts of dysfunctional parents whose constant fighting -- with or without physical and/or substance abuse -- has shattered the innocence of their lives. Instead, they tell stories of emotional survival in the social sense. Stories about how normal and happy their...

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