Monday, 05 May 2008

Pitch Advice

On the weekend, the LA Times posted an interesting article about "how to pitch".  For all those budding writers and producers, click here to visit the article, written by Turner Entertainment's Michael Wright.

Here's a brief summary:

First rule of successful pitching: knowledge of the buyer.

Second rule: brevity and clarity.

Third rule: "must be able to back up" your pitch.

Nevertheless, remember that rules are meant to be broken - and anything can happen in Hollywood.

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Thursday, 24 April 2008

Weekly Scoop

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This week's scoop is all about Oprah!  Two high profile guests will appear on her show in the next few weeks.  Firstly, on April 30, magician and illusionist David Blaine will appear, and ET reports that he will attempt to break the world record... for holding one's breath! The current record is 16 minutes and 14 seconds!!  Can someone really hold their breath that long without experiencing severe side-effects?!                                     We're going to have to tune-in to see. 

Next for Oprah is.... Tom Cruise!  He'll appear in May, and hasn't been back since the "jumping the couch" incident  in 2005.  His appearance also coincides with the 25th  Anniversary of "Risky Business"!  Oprah fans would no doubt love an impromptu dance routine.  Will it happen? Let's hope so.

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Thursday, 08 November 2007

Thou Shall Not Stalk A Celebrity

While I do sometimes have an urge, which I suppress, to drive around Glendale looking for my boyfriend Shia LaBeouf's home, I know better. 

I mean, really, I don't think our kids will think it's funny that one point in life, daddy had a restraining order against mommy.  That and because I'm sure the Good Book told me not to do so.

But clearly, a priest from Boston did receive the same kind of teaching where he was ordained. 

Last week, Rev. David Ajemian was arrested on charges of stalking late-night talk show host, Conan O'Brien.

This lost soul hit many levels of crazy.

In times like these, you really got to ask  yourself, What Would Jesus Do? 

And nothing against Conan, but if my teachings served me correctly, He'd be in the company of Tara Reid, Britney, and Danny Bonaduce.  Just sayin'.

[Read the full story on CNN.com here.]

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Tuesday, 16 October 2007

RIP Carol Bruce

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Carol Bruce, made guest appearances on more than 25 television shows, who started her career in the 1940's died on Oct. 9 in Woodland Hills, Calif. She was 87.
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Monday, 20 August 2007

CBS Mobile Launches Big Brother Channel

CBS Mobile has announced that continuous live coverage of the final four weeks of the reality hit Big Brother 8 will be available for live viewing on mobile devices as part of a new pact with Verizon Wireless and mobile content aggregator MediaFLO USA…

Read more on MediaWeek.com.

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Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Congrats to a Friend

Congrats to longtime NATPE friend and guest speaker at NATPE Conferences Ben Silverman for his new position as co-chairman of NBC Entertainment and NBC Universal Television Studio.

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Monday, 07 May 2007

Use of Fair Use

Stanford Center Advocates for Fair Use on Web: A report on NPR’s Morning Edition today discusses The Fair Use Project at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, which seeks to lay the groundwork for artists and academics to use copyrighted work without permission in certain situations such as videos, documentaries, etc.

Hear segment on NPR.

Read more on the Fair Use Project.

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Monday, 23 April 2007

Lime Launches Green Ad Network

Lime, a green health and lifestyle Web publisher, has launched an ad network that aggregates inventory across environmentally-focused sites and blogs.

Included is the green-tech focused EcoGeek.org and the beauty/cosmetics-oriented The Beauty Brains. Additional sites in the new Lime Ad Network include Mongabay.com, an environmental science site; the organic foods-oriented SavvyVegetarian.com; and Eco-chick.com, a blog that covers environmental issues from a female point of view.
Read more on MediaWeek.com.

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