Television Symposium

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Unformatted text preview: Television Symposium 10/09/2007 22:09:00 Josh Shwartz TV critics association Gossip Girl premiers on CW a hybrid network- rich kids in manhattan Why Oc is not on the air Common denominators bw oc and gossip girl Gossip girl has a more contemporary feel- new york is a character Use of technology in gossip girl- way kids use technology Stephanie went to New York and asked girls who went to the school to research Mad Men Product Placement- main part of marketing- mad men promotes jack daniels whiskey I know that some or all of you have worked in telvision and film, which experience did you enjoy more and why Michael Apted Married In America 2-Started in television-started in nanrrative-much more challenging than doing a movie because spontaneous, emotionally tiring- stressful- you may be on the verge of getting something great and then you blow it- as an interviewer, not there to ask long convoluted questions- just let them speak I see that you have worked with both television and film, is there one that you have enjoyed working with mreo I see that you started out mostly doing editing, what motivated you to transition into the producing aspects of a film I see that you started out as an editor, how did this benefit you started to produce One punk under god- 6 part of documentary reality series First reality show- an American family- aired in 1971- attracted 10 million viewers on PBS- challenged conventional views of the middle class No such thing as a pure documentary- television alters the way people act Kid nation- controversial bc kids organize their own society and cbs accused of being exploitative and parents attacked for letting kids take a part in this Jay baker wants to welcome gays and lesbians into his church What were some of the main advantages that being an editor brough to your producing career- what type of target market were you trying to reach with this show World wonder did a documentary on tammy faye In a struggle with what to do with his life- jay and Amanda were were skeptical about the media and doing the show- had a hard time with the media- Amanda didnt want to be on tv at all- What interested him was his church and what he would do with his church Felt uncomfortable filming as she got more and more sick Difference bw documentary and reality- No typical shooting day Oct 8 th Near the end of network- howard beales ratings are down but the network cant cancel the show- killed for ratings Mike darnell- vp for alternative programming for fox and now president instinctive...
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