Saturday, May 20, 2006

The Dynamic Laws of Casting

(from How to Get the Part...Without Falling Apart: Featuring the Haber Phrase Technique for Actors by Margie Haber, based on Donna Cassell's list)

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New Commercial Trend: Content Wraps

The CW also announced its plan for advertiser and viewer friendly commercial breaks, called Content Wraps (or CW, get it? yeah.). Content Wraps are available to advertisers as content-driven, CW-produced "programming" that one advertiser can sponsor. Within this two-minute pod, which will air two or three times during the course of the evening, a story will unfold. In the unfolding of that story, the characters are also using, engaging in or somehow showcasing the advertisers product. For instance, if it's on Wednesday during America's Next Top Model, the advertiser may be Clairol. Whatever the story content, the characters are using Clairol products. While Bill Morningstar and Dawn Ostroff of The CW say the advertiser response to the project has been wholly positive, they do not have any signed clients yet to speak of
(from Cynopsis).

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Studio Lots, Backlots, Ranches

Information about studio lots, past (and maybe some present ones too).

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Friday, May 12, 2006

Originality in the World (and in theatre, film/tv)

A discussion of whether original stories are possible.

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Monday, May 08, 2006

Warner Bros. Domestic TV Embraces Small Format/Online Video

When the reps at Warner Bros. Domestic TV Syndication bring out Two and Half Men this week for the Fall 2007 season, they'll be selling both the small screen off-net rights and the internet rights. In addition to the standard TV rights, stations who pick up the show will be able to stream episodes on their websites 5x week, after their initial airing of the episode on television. Stations will also have local inventory in the webisodes. As for the future cable network who picks up the series, probably for the 2010 season, it too will have the same internet rights as local stations. WBDTD will retain the rights to sell episode downloads of the series via iTunes or other internet 'stores', and will also do what it can to prevent the unlicensed streaming of the show on non-licensed sites
(from Cynopsis). Part five of the Small Format and Online Video series of posts:
  1. Confusion Over Small Format Video
  2. Online Video May Affect Production, Distribution and Our Income
  3. TV to Become Small Format Online Video More and More
  4. SNL Half Gets Online Video
  5. Warner Bros. Domestic TV Embraces Small Format/Online Video

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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Film Financing: Negative Pick-Up Deals

An interesting way some films get financed.

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Friday, May 05, 2006

Bonnie Gillespie on Training/Acting Classes

The casting director writes about actor's training/classes and what other casting directors think of them.

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