Posts Tagged ‘television shows’

Six Months On A Regimen Of Woman Filmmakers – Out The Gate With Diablo Cody

Posted 20 Jun 2012 — by contributor
Category Essay, Film Reviews, Member Movie Reviews, Movies I Didn't Get, Movies I Got

By Alice Shindelar

Diablo Cody has come a long way since Juno, her 2007 debut about a pregnant teenager who decides to give her child up for adoption. About a month ago, I made the dramatic decision to limit my film and television consumption to only women writers and directors. This isn’t out of distaste for male directors and writers. I love movies of all kinds, for countless reasons. I would never allow my opinion of a film or TV series to be influenced by the gender of the creative force behind it. That said, women writers and directors are few and far between. Their struggle for recognition in the industry and the funds to make their films is well-known (although, not well-known enough). Still, even the most ingenious amongst them tends to fade into the background before they’ve weathered a full career.

As an aspiring writer-director myself, I’ve always kept my ear closely trained on the life events that lead people in this field to success, or even just a career that pays the bills. I look for myself in their stories. I imagine how my flat feet could follow their huge strides. Or, at least, I try. It’s next to impossible to picture myself following in the footsteps of any Kubrick, or Coppola, or Scorsese. My inability to grow facial hair puts a stop to that. So I watch for the women, and this project is an attempt to do that more acutely. Read More

ABC Leads Network Programming in Week 36

Posted 08 Jun 2011 — by Nicole P
Category Essay, Hollywood Beat

By Rachel Menendez Dancing with the Stars is one of the biggest draw cards having just enjoyed its biggest ever audience for a spring finale.

The latest ratings continue to confirm the dominance of ABC over its rival networks. ABC is now airing seven of the top 20 TV shows in the adults 18-49 years-old bracket, which is more than any other network.

Additionally the network is also delivering two out of the top three most-watched shows overall.

ABC is the most watched network on Mondays over the past 11 weeks – Dancing with the Stars is one of the biggest draw cards having just enjoyed its biggest ever audience for a spring finale. Read More

Warmer Weather Brings Sizzling Summer Programming Changes

Posted 15 May 2011 — by Nicole P
Category Essay, Film Industry News

By Rachel Menendez One of the new shows to be on the look out for is “101 WAYS TO LEAVE A GAME SHOW”, which premieres on ABC Tuesday June 21.

With the warmer weather just around the corner, that means that one TV season is coming to an end and a new one is beginning with new programs a plenty ready to burst forth from your screen.

From the producers of the hit show “Wipeout” comes “101 Ways to Leave a Game Show” which will be hitting screens at 9:00pm on June 21. Based on Endemol’s successful worldwide format, the show will feature contestants competing in one of the most insane game shows in history for a chance to win $50,000.

Contestants will match wits in a series of multiple choice questions, with one contestant being eliminated every round. But unlike any other game show in the world, the eliminated contestant will then be ejected from the show in spectacular fashion, i.e., being flown away strapped to the wing of a biplane, pushed off the top of a moving semi, dragged underwater by a one-ton anchor or yanked off a dock by a speed boat. Read More