Though television was once perceived as the last resort of fading film actors, in the past five years, it’s pulled an increasingly high-profile roster of Hollywood talent into its ranks. First, it was anthology series like Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story, which allowed actors like Jessica Lange to experiment with a rotating roster of characters from season to season. Cable programmers like HBO, Cinemax, and Showtime have also offered immense creative freedom to actors and directors like Clive Owen and St
This is a really great article.
“Regular” TV developers need to read this & learn something. Having courage to embrace new ideas from someone other than the typical show developer not only creates more interesting content, but it also is beginning to dominate the market.
Consumers aren’t all one color, one gender, one age bracket, one “anything” – we come in a wide variety of descriptions and we like our entertainment content to reflect that.
Traditional film & TV green-lighters need to learn to get some courage or get out of the industry – or this time it will be YOU left behind instead of a third or more of your potential audience. When we are given the “choice” of quality content featuring a wide variety of POVs & characters & story lines – we embrace the variety. We don’t want the same old recycled stories & characters as our only choice.
Get with the program – or get out of the industry.
Netflix will spend $6 billion on original content in 2017. Between them, Amazon, Hulu and Netflix have scored 125 Emmy nominations this year. The message is clear: Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) is no longer the new kid on the block. And it is this blooming platform which is starting to turn the traditionally male-dominated world of television production on its head.
Every year, reports on industry employment reveal how women are underrepresented on the writers’ credits in television. In the US and the UK, women’s share of television employment has remained at under 30%. Women showrunners (creators, executive producers and writers) account for only 22% of showrunners in the US. Women of colour make up just 4%. Once the bothersome newcomer in the entertainment market, subscription streaming services are shaking up the system and showing their more traditional rivals how innovation can lead to market dominance.
The creators behind the Festival of Wizardry, a weekend celebrating the world of Harry Potter, are bringing a Game of Thrones-inspired festival to Blyth, Ont. in Huron County.
The Festival of Thrones is for fans of medieval fantasy, like George R.R. Martin’s series-turned-television show Game of Thrones and Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind.
Netflix has commissioned 20 episodes of a new series from The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening.
Matt GroeningDisenchantment will premiere on Netflix 10 episodes at a time, starting in 2018, and is being produced by The Ululu Company. Groening and Josh Weinstein (The Simpsons, Futurama) are serving as executive producers.
Leading analytics firm Nielsen has now incorporated viewing from both YouTube and Hulu’s respective skinny bundle services into how it reports linear TV viewing to marketers.
The ratings delivered by Nielsen will henceforth combine traditional linear audience metrics with viewership on Hulu’s live TV service as well as YouTube TV — including live, on-demand, and DVR viewing on desktops, tablets, and smartphones. Nielsen launched its ‘Digital In TV Ratings’ method in 2015 to account for viewership on desktops, tablets, and smartphones when programming and commercials were identical to those on linear TV.
Coming to #Netflix in August
Game of Thrones fans should find this pretty cool 🙂
Mexico-based illustrator and character designer, who goes by the name El Grand Chamaco (but otherwise keeps a low profile), has created a bizarre yet fantastic series of CG 3D illustrations for the beginning of GoT Season 7. They’re in the style of claymation characters – GoT reimagined by Aardman, if you will.
With studios terrified of spoilers and making zero news in the process, the fans who travel to San Diego to hang out with their favorite stars are the ones walking away happiest these days.
Not much to say except that I absolutely adore this man.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) is pleased to announce that beloved actor Dick Van Dyke will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines. This year’s event will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The Irish Film Board to introduce ground-breaking New Funding Initiatives for Female Writers and Directors as part of an on-going commitment to Gender Equality in the Irish Film Industry.