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Behind the Scenes of “I Love Lucy” – 1953

Go behind the scenes of “I Love Lucy” – the television show that would set the model for practically all live studio audience sitcoms since. Video Description “I Love Lucy” is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951, to Read MoreRead More

The Science Behind our Insatiable Need to Binge-Watch TV

We’ve all found ourselves in the “One-More-Episode” mode – but it turns out we may have that ingrained in our genes. Never before have we been such compulsive multitaskers, blogging and tweeting using multiple devices and smartphones anywhere and everywhere, from trains to cafes. It seems a little backwards, then, that one of our top Read MoreRead More

How Is Technology Changing TV Narrative? | Idea Channel |

Watching our favorite TV shows is one of the most fundamental ways we entertain ourselves. And for most of TV history, these stories were simple and episodic: you could watch one episode when it aired, and it was a self-contained story. But now that we have the ability to find the whole back- catalogue of Read MoreRead More

Is Television Still the End Goal?

Liz Shannon Miller ponders the question of Network Television and is it still the goal of digital content creators? Before the rise of digital content, life for creators was a lot more simple but a lot harder: If you wanted to tell stories in a visual medium, your only real option was to head to Los Read MoreRead More

Adam Savage intervews Breaking Bad Creator: Vince Gilligan

Vince Gilligan is a writer, director, and the creator of Breaking Bad. He was a writer and producer on X-Files, and co-created its spinoff, The Lone Gunmen. Join Adam Savage for a spoiler-filled conversation with Vince Gilligan, as they discuss the writing in Breaking Bad, the process of running a hit show, and stories from Read MoreRead More

The Current State of Television – Charlie Rose

Charlie Rose presents a discussion about the current state of Television with Josh Sapan, President and CEO of AMC Networks ; Terence Winter, executive producer and writer for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire; Emily Nussbaum of the New Yorker and David Carr of the New York Times. Air date: November 14, 2013Read More

How Subway Sandwiches Devoured TV’s Shows, Scripts

Here’s the of the sandwich franchise that’s has been doing more than just product placement in television shows. In real life, people chow down on everything from McDonald’s to Chinese food. So why does it feel like everyone on TV has a yen for Subwaysandwiches? Over the past six years or so, Subway has chomped its Read MoreRead More

Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh says films are “the greatest TV pilots ever”

Is the future of Television strip mining film as seeds for the long form TV Series? MIPCOM is an entertainment/TV conference held in Cannes each October, and one of today’s most prominent speakers was Relativity Media founder/CEO Ryan Kavanaugh. He was there to talk about how his production/distribution company successfully converted three financially underperforming theatrical releases into Read MoreRead More

WGA survey: Screenwriters are gravitating to the small screen

It used to be said Film is where you made Art but TV is where you made money. Perhaps things are changing as television is drawing more and more screenwriters… Screenwriters who once viewed television as inferior to the big screen increasingly are giving the small screen more props. That’s one of the key takeaways Read MoreRead More

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