Entries Tagged with ‘Media’

Video Game Writers Sound Off

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Video Game Writers Sound Off The billion-dollar industry is providing new opportunities for writers, but don’t expect your traditional writing skills to translate: video gaming is a brand new medium. By Robert Gustafson and Alec McNayr As teenagers of the 1980’s, we spent ...

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All Hail TV! (But Not For Long)

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

The World Wide Web has been getting all this buzz over the last decade and a half... I thought it was more important than it was... it still doesn't match up to the #1 medium of all time: television! The Internet's ...

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Two Weeks in Africa: Media Thoughts

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

I just returned from two weeks spent in Uganda. I was part of a team of 47 people that traveled to Africa to host Christmas parties for 2000 orphans. We brought decorations, games, prizes, and an individual gift ...

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Jesus vs. Santa

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Our friend Avi who played Raphael Como in Flipper Nation just finished working on a Christmas short for Atom Films (which is part of Comedy Central). Another example of stellar acting and great production values that we are seeing ...

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A Sign of Things to Come: The Audience for TV’s New Season Keeps Shrinking

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

With every new season premiere of every show on TV, the story seems to be consistent: audiences are not coming back this fall. Just got an email from THR and all three articles in it were about TV networks hemorrhaging audiences: ABC ...

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LonelyGirl15 Creators Not So Lonely Anymore

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

We interviewed Miles Beckett and Greg Goodfried, the creators of Lonelygirl15 and Kate Modern, for the September/October 2008 issue of Script Magazine. Their new media production company EQAL recently landed $5 million in financing and a big contract with ...

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Recap: Iron Man Screening with Live Commentary from Favreau and Downey Jr.

Friday, September 12th, 2008

I'm ashamed of myself for taking this long to write about it, but last Saturday I went a screening of Iron Man at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. It was billed to feature live commentary from director Jon Favreau (over ...

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N Came and Went, But What Did it Mean?

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

I've lauded Stephen King's N. as the best web series I'd seen in a long time, but it ended with an awkward "okay, that's done now." Now what? As a fan, what am I supposed to do? Buy the book? ...

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TeenWolf Remixed

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Hat tip to Kent Nichols for tipping me off to the LA-based sketch comedy group Summer of Tears' genius send-up of Michael J. Fox's 1985 movie TeenWolf. Great writing, editing, and sight gags (but NSFW). Summer of Tears in TeenWolf

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TNT Went All-In on Lucky Chance and Busted

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

[Originally written for TubeFilter.tv.] Half advertisement, half action series, TNT’s new short-form series Lucky Chance is a high-speed romp through a what feels like a student film inspired by the fast editing style, one-liner quipping actors, and outlandish mobsters in Guy ...

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