Posts TVWriter™ Wishes We’d Published Instead of These Other Guys

This week’s collection of recent articles from other websites about TV, TV writing, etc., etc., etc. The plan here is for you to click on their headlines and visit the sites and read the posts in full…and is anybody asks, tell ’em TVWriter™ sentcha, okay?

If JURASSIC PARK Got A Round of Reality TV Network Notes
by Jeez John

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JURASSIC PARK 101 FINE CUT 1 NOTES

Thanks for getting our previous notes turned around so quickly. However, we do feel that the cut is still too far off from where it needs to be.  So, we’ll give time-coded notes after this cut.  There is so much emphasis on what is going wrong at the park that I don’t want to go there. Remember, guys, this is a travel show; we have to make the viewer want to travel! If they feel that this place is a prehistorical murder zone, no one will want to go there!

If we are going to salvage what we have and tell this story, then we really have to be open and forthcoming with the audience as possible….

5 Questions to Weigh When at a Career Crossroads
by Paul Jun

 

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This crossroad looks unfamiliar—for the first time in your career, you have options. You now have experiences under your belt, connections in the industry, and a work history that reflects your talents. This next decision is different than your first career decision because where you land and the work you do influences your trajectory.

If you jump on the wrong train without forethought or because you’re anxious, you waste time, or worse, you end up somewhere that’s difficult to find your way back….

Comedy in Theory
by Ken Levine

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NEW YORK magazine did a big article recently on today’s television comedies. It acknowledged that they were edgy, groundbreaking at times, and clearly the new trend. And the article gave them a label: CIT – “Comedy in Theory.”

It’s a fancy term for comedies that aren’t funny. And that’s my problem with them….

Gotta Catch ‘Em All: TV Metrics for the New Media Landscape
by Frank Sinton

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As the TV industry shows advertisers its newest and shiniest offerings during upfronts season, one big question hovers over all the parties and presentations and palaver: how many people are actually watching the shows?

That question has lots of sub-parts, like where are they watching, and when are they watching, and on what distribution platform…?