Posts Tagged ‘people’

Time Inc. and Telemundo Team Up For Weekly Home Improvement Show

April 7, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Time Inc. and Telemundo are joining forces for the launch of SOS: Salva Mi Casa (or SOS: Save My House). The weekly home improvement TV show, debuting Saturday, April 11 at noon E.T., is Time's first Spanish-language television program and first major collaboration with Telemundo. "Time Inc. is expanding in many ways, including the launch of new digital, video and television products, and we're thrilled to add our first Spanish-language TV venture to the mix," said Time Inc.

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What Do 13 of the Strongest Women on TV Have in Common? They’re All Tatiana Maslany

April 6, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

A few short years ago, Tatiana Maslany was an up-and-coming actress with improv comedy chops, some TV and small movie roles under her belt and a profile little known outside her native Canada. Those days are definitely behind her. Now she's regularly mobbed at fan gatherings like San Diego's Comic-Con and revered by TV critics for her work on BBC America's much-lauded, sci-fi-tinged thriller Orphan Black . In it, the 29-year-old juggles multiple roles—a dizzying number of sister clones,

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How It Feels to Become the Face of a Generation’s Shrugging Indifference

April 2, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Back around 2008, I posed for photographs for my friends who worked at a small animation company run out of a shack-like bungalow in East Atlanta. I stood in front of a white backdrop, like in a yearbook photo, and moved my face in 50 different ways in 10 different angles. It was fun, and then we all went out to lunch. Siobhan Price A few months later, one of my friends asked me to sign an agreement to use my likeness and told me he legally had to give me $1. It was a while after that when I learned my face had become the character Cheryl Tunt on Archer. It's a pretty cool claim to fame but hopefully not the only thing I'll ever be known for. What I would like to be remembered for is ... I don't know, actually. I used to know. I used to have a plan and drive and clarity, and then I turned 30 and it all fell apart. As I've gotten older and more experienced in my profession, I've begun to feel more unfulfilled and lost. I thought I'd have it all figured out now and I'd have my dream job and a family and a house and generally be on the road to happily ever after. At one point, I had most of those things, and I realized I was incredibly unhappy. Since then, I've quit my great job in television, moved across the country, got an even better job at the same company, got promoted, moved back across the country, quit and then moved across the country again.

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So Who Is Trevor Noah, the Guy Replacing Jon Stewart on The Daily Show?

March 30, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Trevor Noah is not a household name, or at least he wasn't yesterday. The comedian has been a Daily Show contributor for all of three months, and now he's taking over the whole thing when Jon Stewart departs "sometime later this year," in the words of Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless. But the network is confident it has the right person for the job. "He's extraordinary," Ganeless said. "Do yourself a favor and watch some of his stand-up. He brings a truly layered take on the world both because of his upbringing, but also because he works everywhere and does stand-up everywhere." The South African comedian's mother is Xhosa ;

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Lena Dunham, Anti-Semite? That Dog Don’t Hunt

March 28, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

This coming week marks the beginning of Passover, a Jewish holiday commemorating my people’s enslavement at the hands of the ancient Egyptians. Many millennia later, sadly, the Jews aren’t doing that much better today. Anti-Semitism is raging everywhere from U.S. college campuses to the streets of France. And yet perhaps the greatest threat yet to... Read more

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Box Office: China Lifts ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ ‘Big Hero 6′ Crosses $600 Million

March 8, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Jupiter Ascending” may have bombed in the United States, but Chinese audiences are embracing the story of a cleaning lady who discovers she’s intergalactic royalty. The Wachowski siblings’ space opera topped the foreign box office after opening to $23.2 million in the People’s Republic. The film picked up a leading $25.3 million overseas, pushing its... Read more

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Here’s the Guy From Adult Swim Who Trawls Vimeo for Your Art School Thesis

March 6, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Dave Hughes is not a household name. He is, however, a beloved figure if you're really into strange art video and electronic music, largely because of his insane Adult Swim show, Off the Air. The show is 15 minutes long, airs at 4 a.m. and has no conventional narrative structure—no A and B plots, no quirky supporting characters, no rules, just a theme that gives the show its title—Colors, Nightmares, Hair (see below). It's also beloved by a certain kind of ad creative, largely because of Hughes' eclectic, dead-on taste and his penchant for looking in every nook and cranny for the artists whose work he collages into Off the Air's various episodes, some of who are ad guys. Hughes, who runs his own agency/production company,

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What Will the ‘Slow TV’ Phenomenon Look Like If It Comes to the U.S.?

March 4, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

A rather strange programming phenomenon is sweeping Europe: slow TV, which bypasses quick edits and montages in favor of leisurely paced windows into the world. The biggest splash has been made in Norway by a documentarian named Thomas Hellum, whose work includes such milestones as a 134-hour documentary on a cruise ship and an 18-hour show about salmon fishing, which (between them) have attracted some 3.2 million viewers .

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Bruce Jenner Buys Secluded House High Above Malibu

March 3, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

BUYER: Bruce Jenner LOCATION: Malibu, Calif. PRICE: $3,575,000 SIZE: (approx.) 3,500 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: More than a week ago, the people at People let the real estate cat out of the proverbial bag about how recently divorced reality television denizen and tabloid magnet Bruce Jenner, who may or may not be... Read more

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IFC Takes Jason Sudeikis-Alison Brie Comedy ‘Sleeping with Other People’ (EXCLUSIVE)

February 6, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

IFC Films has closed a deal for North American rights to the Jason Sudeikis-Alison Brie romantic comedy “Sleeping with Other People,” two weeks after its Sundance Film Festival premiere. The deal was for above seven figures with a P-and-A commitment in the seven-figure range. Bidding was heated with at least half a dozen interested parties... Read more

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