Description : Created around the world and available only on the web, Internet “television” series are independently produced, mostly low budget shows that often feature talented but unknown performers. Typically financed through crowd-funding, they are filmed with borrowed equipment and volunteer casts and crews, and viewers find them through word of mouth or by chance. The fourth in a series covering Internet TV, this book takes a comprehensive look at 1,121 comedy series produced exclusively for online audiences. Alphabetical entries provide websites, dates, casts, credits, episode lists and storylines.
Description : Created around the world and available only on the web, internet "television" series are independently produced, mostly low budget shows that often feature talented but unknown performers. Typically financed through crowd-funding, they are filmed with borrowed equipment and volunteer casts and crews, and viewers find them through word of mouth or by chance. The fifth in a series focusing on the largely undocumented world of internet TV, this book covers 573 children's series created for viewers 3 to 14. The genre includes a broad range of cartoons, CGI, live-action comedies and puppetry. Alphabetical entries provide websites, dates, casts, credits, episode lists and storylines.
Description : Covering the years 1945–2018, this alphabetical listing provides details about 2,923 unaired television series pilots, including those that never went into production, and those that became series but with a different cast, such as The Green Hornet, The Middle and Superman. Rarities include proposed shows starring Bela Lugosi, Doris Day, Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Orson Welles, Claudette Colbert and Mae West, along with such casting curiosities as Mona Freeman, not Gale Storm, as Margie in My Little Margie, and John Larkin as Perry Mason long before Raymond Burr played the role.
Description : Where do program ideas come from? How are concepts developed into saleable productions? Who do you talk to about getting a show produced? How do you schedule shows on the lineup? What do you do if a series is in trouble? The answers to these questions, and many more, can be found in this comprehensive, in-depth look at the roles and responsibilities of the electronic media programmer. Topics include: Network relationships with affiliates, the expanded market of syndication, sources of programming for stations and networks, research and its role in programming decisions, fundamental appeals to an audience and what qualities are tied to success, outside forces that influence programming, strategies for launching new programs or saving old ones. Includes real-life examples taken from the authors' experiences, and 250+ illustrations! * Completely updated to include: new programming forms, changes in programming style, and more! * Updated Glossary! * Study questions for each chapter * Companion website for students and Instructor's Manual
Description : Fandom is generally viewed as an integral part of everyday life which impacts upon how we form emotional bonds with ourselves and others in a modern, mediated world. Whilst it is inevitable for television series to draw to a close, the reactions of fans have rarely been considered. Williams explores this everyday occurence through close analysis of television fans to examine how they respond to, discuss, and work through their feelings when shows finish airing. Through a range of case studies, including The West Wing (NBC, 2000-2006), Lost (ABC 2004 -2010), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003), Doctor Who (BBC 1963-1989; 2005-), The X-Files (FOX, 1993-2002), Firefly (FOX, 2002) and Sex and the City (HBO, 1998-2004), Williams considers how fans prepare for the final episodes of shows, how they talk about this experience with fellow fans, and how, through re-viewing, discussion and other fan practices, they seek to maintain their fandom after the show's cessation.
Description : The study of various types of programming is essential for critical analysis of the media and also offers revealing perspectives on society's cultural values, preoccupations, behavior, and myths. This handbook provides a systematic, in-depth approach to the study of media genres - including reality programs, game shows, situation comedies, soap operas, film noir, news programs, and more. The author addresses such questions as: Have there been shifts in the formula of particular genres over time? What do these shifts reveal about changes in culture? How and why do new genres - such as reality TV shows - appear? Are there differences in genres from one country to another? Combining theoretical approaches with concrete examples, the book reinforces one's understanding of the importance of genre to the creation, evolution, and consumption of media content. Each chapter in this reader-friendly book contains a detailed discussion of one of the theoretical approaches to genre studies, followed by Lines of Inquiry, which summarizes the major points of the discussion and suggests directions for analysis and further study. Each chapter also includes an example that illustrates how the particular theoretical approach can be applied in the analysis of genre. The author's careful linkage of different genres to the real world makes the book widely useful for those interested in genre study as well as media and culture, television studies, film studies, and media literacy.
Description : Netflix is an American company provider of on demand internet media that has revolutionized the television landscape. They also engage in DVD by mail which is a service where they send DVDs and Blu-ray discs via Permit Reply Mail to clients. The company was formed in 1997 and its base was in Las Gatos California. It originally started as a subscription based service in 1999 and then within 10 years it contained over 100,000 titles with over 10 million subscribers. In 2015, they have seen a large increase of customers where they have over 69 million subscribers. This is partially due to their expansion into different markets so through this they have increased they customer base.
Description : It took me over twenty years to teach myself and create the H.E.E.D. S.I.M.P.L.E. Model. I created this model by losing everything my self-image was tied to, the lies I and others told me, to find out and deal with “reality” versus perception and manage my own expectations for my life (not what was expected of me or what “ladies, gentleman, Christians, or good girls and boys are suppose to do).I dropped the “S” from my chest (S standing for Savior, Superwoman, superstitious, small, scared you take your pick) and picked up the truth...the Bible. And put the true Savior first in my life, Jesus.By being a voice speaking words of wisdom, my point of view from listening and observing, I have learned that no one deserves to be abused...especially by themselves. When you deny yourself, you are acting insane. Denial of self is insanity and self-abuse. Without a true vision of who you are, you are dead (empty, without hope and purpose). When you know who and whose you are, life begins. The “H.E.E.D. S.I.M.P.L.E.” Model Take H.E.E.D. Have-Eyes-Ears-Do Have-you already have everything you need to "Be" and "Do". Work with what you have in order to get more of what you got! Eyes-Have eyes to see who and whose you are, the gifts you have been given and the people you are around. Grow where you are planted by seeing you, your environment and purpose. Ears- Have ears that hear the truth and takes action on it. Ears which know when they hear lies and discards it; is sensitive to the spirit and its prompting. Do- Do your dream. Right now, where you are at, do you. Be now what you are hoping to become. Just "be" your dream. Do S.I.M.P.L.E. Self Image Management by monitoring, managing, and maintaining your own perceptions, lies and expectations of your life. “I wish someone would have told me along the way the H.E.E.D. S.I.M.P.L.E. Model and the other information that is contained within this book. I truly believe life lessons can be learned through reading and hearing information that helps you grow on all levels: mentally, physically and spiritually. H.E.E.D. S.I.M.P.L.E. was written to help serve and build others up by furthering describing the H.E.E.D. S.I.M.P.L.E. Model and discussing key wisdom points that I have learned from years of healing and spiritual growth and maturity. Information that will provide you answers on how you can have a more joyful, peaceful and prosperous life. By incorporating this information in my own life, I was blessed in this way, I hope by reading this book you are blessed even greater than I have been.”-Lady Charmaine Day