Tuesday, 31 May 2005
N the News
The N, the nighttime network for teens, has announced they have greenlit South of Nowhere, an original new half-hour teen drama from veteran creator/executive producer (and Boot Camp 05 speaker) Tom Lynch.
Last of May
In 1990, Seinfeld made its debut as "The Seinfeld Chronicles'' on NBC.
There are 238 days until NATPE 2006.
Friday, 27 May 2005
Foreign Exchange is a new weekly, half-hour international affairs series, hosted by noted author, journalist and international commentator, Fareed Zakaria. The series probes the global questions of the moment from a profound, new perspective. Join Fareed in conversations with international newsmakers, politicians, diplomats, and journalists, as he examines America's role in an increasingly complex and interdependent world.
Weekend reading in The New York Times:
Yes, X (fill in the name of a video game, reality television show or intricately plotted series like "24") may appear to be (pick one: mindless, stupid or violent). But X actually inculcates important survival skills.
At its best, "Empire Falls" brings to mind "Our Town" (the 2003 PBS version, which also starred Paul Newman) and the WB series "Gilmore Girls"; at its worst, it's mannered, creaky, overwritten, slow, exhausting.
Viacom expects to make a final decision about dividing itself into two companies by the end of June, its chairman and chief executive, Sumner M. Redstone, said yesterday as he affirmed his interest in the move at the company's annual meeting.
"My greatest legacy is that I never asked an actor, 'How did you prepare for the role?' or 'Do you have any hobbies?' " Mr. Griffin said in an interview on Tuesday morning. "That's when you know that the interviewer is in terrible trouble."
Rebecca Segal back in the news again, this time in C21...
(and we're still using this picture)
On this date in 1950, Frank Sinatra made his television debut.
There are 242 days until NATPE 2006.
Thursday, 26 May 2005
(but this is the only picture we have of her)
There are 243 days until NATPE 2006.
Wednesday, 25 May 2005
Where Have You Gone, Edina Monsoon?
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Agents of Change
David Anaxagoras' class asked agents how to get a script read:
The answer: referrals. David admits to deleting all email queries unread. One in a thousand paper queries might make it past an assistant’s desk, but then it has to be exceptional. My impression was that the last query letter that these agents read was passed around merely as an amusing diversion. Ken stressed that you should get as many pair of eyes to look at your script as you can, and that the eyes you want are in LA — so move out to LA. Search out managers, lawyers, assistants, creative execs, young directors — anyone who might have a connection and can pass your script along.