Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

Whether It’s Online or IRL, Bar Rescue’s Jon Taffer Is All About Authenticity

May 19, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Specs Age 60 Claim to fame Host of Spike TV's Bar Rescue (new episodes begin Sunday, June 21); president of Nightclub & Bar Media Group and Taffer Media Base Las Vegas Twitter @jontaffer What's the first information you consume in the morning? I'm a news junkie to some degree, so I'll turn on a news channel like CNN pretty early in the morning, grab a cup of coffee and see what's going on in the world. Tell us about your social media habits. I use Facebook considerably. I use Twitter quite a bit for day-to-day communications but also as a promotional platform. We do #TafferTalks periodically during certain episode airings, and we'll often trend number one for a while. I just did my first-ever video on Meerkat . I'm very involved in all of my social media activities. I'm not an actor. I play myself, and I take that very seriously. It's really important to me that every communication I make represents myself. Lately, people have been posting funny photos of you online with the hashtag #TafferMeme . Was your team behind that? No, it just happened organically! [Laughs] There's also some fan art that happens on Fridays. Honestly, it's all very flattering

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Harry Shearer, the Voice of Iconic Simpsons Characters, Is Leaving the Show

May 14, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The voice of some of the most recognizable and beloved animated characters of the last 30 years is going silent. Harry Shearer confirmed on Twitter that he won't be back for the 27th season of the hit Fox show The Simpsons after he could not come to terms with producers on a new contract. The Simpsons showrunner Al Jean wrote on Twitter, "The show will go on, made by people who love it and see in it the most wonderful vehicle for satire ever." Shearer has been the voice of Ned Flanders, C. Montgomery Burns, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, Seymour Skinner and dozens of other characters. The one-time Saturday Night Live cast member (remember his Mike Wallace impression? ) wrote on Twitter: "I wanted what we've always had: the freedom to do other work." Thanks, Simpsons fans, for your support. — Harry Shearer (@theharryshearer) May 14, 2015 The Simpsons was mentioned in 21st Century Fox's third-quarter earnings report on May 6—specifically, the cost of re-airing the show on FXX. "The expense growth at the new channels was led by increased rights fees ... and increased programming costs at FXX led by The Simpsons." But it was a Simpsons mega-marathon last summer that all but saved the cable channel.

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Thanks to Mad Men and Avengers, Actress Linda Cardellini Knows How to Keep a Secret

May 12, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Specs Age 39 Claim to fame Stars in Netflix's Bloodline; appears in The Avengers and Welcome to Me (both in theaters now); plays Sylvia Rosen on AMC's Mad Men Base Los Angeles Twitter @LindaCardellini What's the first information you consume in the morning? Well, I look and make sure that no one has called, that there have been no emergencies, and then I look at whatever comes up on my phone. Tell us about your social media habits. What are your go-to platforms? I don't have any really. I should get some.

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Pretty Little Liars Shares the Secrets of Its Social Media Success

April 17, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

It's no big surprise that ABC Family's hit series Pretty Little Liars is one of the top shows on social media. The teen mystery drama has dominated social since its debut in June 2010, getting more than 100 million related tweets to date. "I think it's the perfect storm of elements coming together," Pretty Little Liars showrunner I. Marlene King said. "We're a show that reaches out to an audience that is actively engaged in social media, but also, our stars are actively engaged in social media." In fact, ABC Family has had massive success online in general. According to the network, it has the most socially engaged audience, with more than 8.5 million engagements per series across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr. But Pretty Little Liars is its crown jewel. It has the No. 1 most-tweeted-about telecast of all time—Now You See Me, Now You Don't (Aug

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Shia LaBeouf on Fame: Celebrities are ‘Enslaved’

April 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Last year, Shia LaBeouf famously announced on Twitter that he was retiring from public life, but he’ll be attending a Q&A on Thursday night at the Tribeca Film Festival. LaBeouf is the executive producer of “LoveTrue,” an experimental drama from director Alma Har’el (“Bombay Beach”) that merges fiction and documentary, with vignettes set in Alaska,... Read more

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WATCH: Zack Snyder Teases ‘Batman v Superman’ Trailer

April 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Director Zack Snyder confirmed Monday’s Imax trailer event for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” by teasing the highly-anticipated footage on Twitter late Wednesday. The “Batman v Superman Imax Trailer Event” is billed as being 15 minutes long, prompting speculation that the presentation will include extra footage from the “Man of Steel” sequel, which stars Henry... Read more

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David Lynch Says He Won’t Direct the ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival

April 5, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

David Lynch, who co-created the original “Twin Peaks” and was set to direct the upcoming Showtime revival, has left the project, he announced via Twitter on Sunday. The filmmaker also said the project “may still be very much alive” at the premium cabler. “Dear Twitter Friends, Showtime did not pull the plug on ‘Twin Peaks,'”... Read more

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Twitter’s Periscope and Meerkat Invade Theaters, But Movie Biz Not Too Worried

April 4, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Theatergoers are already using Twitter’s Periscope and Meerkat live-streaming video apps, which have launched in the past few weeks, to broadcast movies directly from cinemas — including this weekend’s blockbuster, “Furious 7.” However, studios apparently aren’t overly concerned that box office will be hurt by the shaky, handheld live streams on Periscope and Meerkat, which may include only a... Read more

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James Gunn Shares ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’ Sequel Details on Periscope

April 3, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In what could become a new trend for how celebrities interact with fans, “Guardians of the Galaxy” helmer James Gunn used the new social-media app Periscope to answer fans’ questions — including details on the upcoming sequel to the Marvel hit. Periscope, an app that could be described as Twitter meets Snapchat, only with video, allows... Read more

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‘Empire’ Breaks Records on Twitter, Cast’s Following Grows

March 25, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Fox’s hit “Empire” isn’t just breaking ratings records. It’s making waves on social media, too. Tweets from last week’s “Empire” finale — which drew in a whopping 17 million viewers overall — were viewed more than 112 million times by about 5.9 million people, according to Nielson data. Its 2.3 million tweets generated overall makes... Read more

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