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TV's Novel Idea

Thought Matters | Posted 05.11.2016 | Books
Thought Matters

Television continues to look to the novel for future inspiration. Fifty years from now, might there be a new "golden era" of television stuff being beamed directly into your brain, and if so, will there still be novels to influence it?

Big Brands Sell Their Souls to the Devil

Steve Robertson | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Steve Robertson

I research entertainment and media trends constantly because of my work in the music and humanitarian world. I subscribe to Noam Chomsky's philosophy ...

Unlocking Opportunities for Video Programmers of Color

Joe Torres | Posted 02.18.2017 | Media
Joe Torres

The Oscars' failure to recognize Black and Latino talent proves, once again, a troubling fact we know all too well: People of color face persistent challenges in convincing industry gatekeepers to produce, distribute and recognize their work.

America Goes Ballistic

Rick Horowitz | Posted 12.05.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

You think you've had your fill of gun violence? This guy thinks otherwise.

Reality Show Production Companies Provide Networks High-End Casting

Jacquie Jordan | Posted 08.26.2016 | Media
Jacquie Jordan

If you are paying close attention, you can spot the next trend. They come in waves of police shows, brides, unusual people, survivalists to psychics. So the question here is: Have we simply become one uber-sized casting department or are we still producing story and television?

Children's Programming Driving SVOD: A "Sticky" Situation

David Kleeman | Posted 08.21.2016 | Media
David Kleeman

The new world of what we once called "television" is still sorting itself out, and it's a multi-front battle. Content needs to be both appealing and discoverable (hence, the draw of an iconic series like Sesame Street).

Reinventing the TV Rating System: How Community's Fans Battled the Nielsen Rating System

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.08.2013 | TV
Russell C. Smith

Once upon a time, the Nielsen rating system mattered. Not any longer. What matters now is fans and buzz. What matters in the digital age is is tribes and Twitter.

Dick Clark's Business Lesson

Nelson Davis | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Nelson Davis

Unbridled enthusiasm is a success magnet. While many people of his age were eyeing a rocking chair, Dick was fishing for opportunities.

Teen Nick Brings Back Retro 90s Programming Next Month

Posted 08.27.2011 | Entertainment

Starting next month Teen Nick will revisit their classic 90s show with a new block of programming reairing staple shows like "Clarissa Explains It All...

Durango Residents' TV Continues To Air ONLY New Mexico Programming

Durango Herald | Garrett Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A few twists popped up in this week's episode of the ongoing serial drama that is the effort to bring Denver TV to Montezuma and La Plata counties. ...

The Internet's Love Affair with WebTV

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Information is a commodity. It's an article of trade that is valued above all other products and services. Information has always been coveted but con...

Riches to Rags: Hollywood Cashes in on the Recession

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

On "Real Estate," a former house-flipper, Samantha Drake (played by the always fabulous Megan Mullally!) learns that life's not always just a bed of perfectly landscaped roses!

Palin Has Bright Future as Over-Hyped, Under-Talented Celebrity

Jane Devin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Devin

There have always been people of little or dubious talent who make it into the rarefied life of the rich and famous by virtue of charisma, connections or plain dumb luck. Sarah Palin may be next.