Are women really not worth a sales pitch? Is it true that only 18-34 year old boys are worth marketing your product to? As you may know, one of my big complaints about the film industry was how many times I endured the “We just give the audience what it wants to see” lecture. No
If you like a TV show, you can go online and find forums, portals, fan pages and fan fiction sites dedicated to it. You can argue with other fans about whether last week’s episode had an inconsistency, or you can extol the virtues of characters or actors, or chat about where you want to see
On the DVD extras for Firefly, a Fox sci-fi series that was troubled from the get-go and cancelled after 15 episodes, Chris Buchanan (president of Mutant Enemy, creator Joss Whedon’s production company) said: “The initial results – they made the network nervous. The men didn’t respond as strongly as they thought they would, and the
Why does sexual tension seem to ruin so many shows? Is it that hard to write? Is it that hard to act? What’s the big deal? If you’ve asked yourself these and other questions, here’s your guide to protecting yourself from bad sexual tension on TV. (1) Watch out for changes in the writing/production staff.
People are speculating that DVD’s will change the way TV shows are made. Already, DVD sales are being considered in renewal negotiations. I think we’re still a ways off from anything really extraordinary – like episodic series being released straight to DVD and bypassing TV entirely – but anything’s possible at this point. But what