by Wayne Friedman on Nov 30, 5:21 PM
Some niche, independent movies will never be mass hits; the same can be said for some TV shows. Should producers and networks for non-mass-level shows act like those involved with indie films?
by Wayne Friedman on Nov 29, 4:56 PM
Driven to distraction on the highway? No, I'm not talking about texting while driving, I'm talking about big billboard signage. Yeah, but how to get drivers' attention? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has started two billboard campaigns that implore drivers not to text. Of course, you could argue that someone will get distracted by looking at those billboards.
by Wayne Friedman on Nov 28, 5:30 PM
V news is good news for NBC. The top-rated "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" with 9.1 million average viewers -- is outperforming NBC's primetime lineup average of 7.0 million.
by Wayne Friedman on Nov 23, 12:30 AM
News flash -- in some viewers' minds, Republicans are Occupy Wall Streeters, and the Syrians have toppled their government. Is there a problem here? There are plenty of half-truths, no truths, or confusing truths from cable news networks -- that much is accurate. A better question plaguing media industry experts: "Is this an escalating or declining trend?"
by Wayne Friedman on Nov 22, 4:47 PM
Steve Jobs seemed to know what consumers wanted -- even when they themselves didn't know. Is there someone out there who has the same pulse when it comes to TV shows?
by Wayne Friedman on Nov 21, 4:26 PM
CBS says its profitable Friday show "Blue Bloods" has sold advertising deals based not only on 25-54 demographics but, in some cases, on total viewers. Total viewers? I guess that's why they still call it broadcasting -- the ability to reach the most people.
by Wayne Friedman on Nov 18, 1:13 PM
Longtime content entertainment device maker Sony Corp. wants to finally get consumers into a better mindset concerning its digital devices connecting with entertainment content. Sony wants to tie in premium TV content from Netflix or Amazon with the sale of a device, perhaps at a discount.
by Wayne Friedman on Nov 16, 5:25 PM
This reality show has been going on since May, with 10 episodes done and more to come. Evictions from the house will start next year, perhaps in February. Then again, these show participants might stay. That's what's different with this show. Staying will bring them more money -- kind of like endorsement deals. I'm talking about the Republican presidential debates.
by Wayne Friedman on Nov 15, 4:13 PM
Is there a schism about the size of our entertainment screens? We are not only talking about those large, 6,000-square-foot, colored beams of light attacking public places like New York City's Time Square and Port Authority bus terminal, or the almost 100-yard- long worth of video screens in the Dallas football stadium, but about the littlest screens on our smartphones.
by Wayne Friedman on Nov 14, 4:08 PM
Ashton Kutcher finally gets it. Writing for public consumption can be tricky. Even one's fans expect a lot. The rub is that writing or producing any content takes research, editing, and, oh yes, the thing this modern society hates most: time. This can run directly against what Twitter touts as its most valuable asset: immediacy and raw opinions.