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Times Are Changing for Broadcast Television as Golden Globe® Nominations Hit the Airwaves
If seeing your social media and RSS feeds overrun with Top 10 lists wasn’t indication enough, the Golden Globes® are here to signal that it’s officially awards season. The next two months will be filled with speculation about who will take home the b...
Netflix Feeds Your Binging Needs and The Sundance Institute’s Latest ‘Co//ab’ With Filmmakers
Now that everybody’s back from the Thanksgiving-holiday-slash-shopping-disaster that was the long weekend, it’s time to count down to the Christmas-holiday-slash-shopping-disaster. But for your distraction pleasure from that frenzy, we’ve got some in...
The Fast Five: Screenplay Lists Kick Off Their Holiday Season As Does Oscar® Controversy
‘Tis the season for the industry’s ‘best screenplay’ lists. While these lists are now used for companies to vote for their own projects, they can still help get new screenwriters representation and launch their careers. Many writers now write specs w...
The Fast Five: Paramount Listens to Its Audience
The launch of Disney+ seems like a good excuse to make this week’s Fast Five all about cartoons. From a redesigned theatrical film, to Netflix’s newest deal for kids’ shows to the cartoonish digitization of dead celebrities, the big news of the week ...
The Fast Five: Format Shows Prove Story Is Critical While Films Look To Resurrect Dead Celebrities To Top the Charts
Hollywood is king when it comes to everything old being new again. And a new film is hoping to launch the trend of reanimating classic actors with CGI—anybody who’s seen Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One or the face de-aging in The Irishman knows that t...
The Fast Five: ‘Game of Thrones’ Lives On, as do the Television Streaming Wars
It was a big week for major genre franchises, as HBO and Disney both announced moves that will impact the future of their biggest brands. Meanwhile, Sony jumped out of the streaming war as WarnerMedia jumps in, and Netflix goes to war with creators o...
The Fast Five: The UK Is Saying “Show Us the Money” As TV Budgets Soar
As the weather gets colder, we gather inside for the annual tradition of rating which new TV shows we like enough to watch next year when they show up on a streaming service. With budgets and British sales both hitting an all-time high, and IMDb hopi...
Fast Five: Star Wars Uses Books to Sell Movies and SAG Gets Metaphysical
This week, Disney made some major choices about the narrative future of its two biggest franchises, disabled writers and SAG Presidents are in the spotlight for different reasons, and MIPCOM proves once again that every idea has already been thought ...
The Fast Five: New Writing Initiatives & Successfully Pivoting Genres
I hope everybody enjoyed their Thanksgiving / Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples Day holiday weekend. Whether you’re back to work or still enjoying the long weekend in one of the states that gives you a day off for it, catch up on this week’s Fast Fiv...
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