Tuesday, December 20, 2005

TV Goes Digital Only February 17, 2009

The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday set a switchover date of February 17, 2009 when over-the-air, analog TV will be a thing of the past. All U.S. households will need a converter box to receive any TV broadcast, including free TV.
For viewers who pay for digital cable TV service, the transition will have no effect. But for the constituency of viewers who don’t subscribe to digital cable TV, the legislation passed by the House will provide each household with up to two coupons worth $40 each for converter boxes that will allow their TV sets to pick up digital transmissions
(from Red Herring).

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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

63rd Golden Globe Awards Nominations

Golden Globe Nominations announced yesterday. Brokeback Mountain lead with with seven nominations.

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Saturday, December 10, 2005

Paramount to Bid for DreamWorks SKG

Paramount Pictures Corp. is preparing a buyout bid for DreamWorks SKG, which has been in discussions with NBC Universal about a possible sale for several months, according to a Wall Street Journal report Friday
(from San Francisco Business Times).

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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

The Thomas Guide 2006 Los Angeles County

I highly recommended keeping a Thomas Guide in your car. When a rep calls with a last minute audition/callback/meeting, it is invaluable to find where to go (and it never runs out of batteries, unlike GPS).

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More Actors are Entering the Market than Ever

...colleges are producing more actors than ever
(from Chicago Acting blog).

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Saturday, December 03, 2005

'Arrested Development' as a Prototype for Non-Television TV shows?

An intriguing example of what one blogger suggests the show do once they are are free of the network shackles and retake ownership; he suggests a long-tail solution (from Lost Remote).

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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Interview with CDs Collin Daniel and Brett Greenstein

Collin Daniel & Brett Greenstein are the casting directors on Joey, and in the interview Brett mentions mailings:
...please don't feel that you need to do a mailing every time you book something. Wait after a couple of jobs and send out updated pictures and resumes. I hate to see actors spending their hard-earned money on postcards and blind mailings. Do it sparingly. Spend your money wisely.

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