Sometimes the game of thrones’ smartest players make the dumbest moves.

Sorgente: ‘Game of Thrones’ Recap, Season 7 Episode 6: Heroes Do Stupid Things | WIRED

Complex Networks and Fuse Media have inked a content and advertising partnership focused on millennials and short-form formats.

The two will bring complementary content to each other’s platforms, and their advertising sales teams will jointly market and sell cross-platform packages across that content.

To wit, Complex Network will bring short-form digital series to Fuse’s cable network as a weekly, 90-minute Complex-branded programming block aimed at an 18-34 audience. This will feature first-run segments of its core slate of more than 20 weekly digital shows, including signature series like Hot Ones and Sneaker Shopping.

Sorgente: Complex lights Fuse for millennials with short-form content, advertising | Programming | News | Rapid TV News

John Kessel’s latest book imagines a world where men are given everything—except suffrage.

Sorgente: Would It Be Better If Men Couldn’t Vote? | WIRED

Even though the market managed to keep losses below the symbolic one-million threshold, the legacy pay-TV multichannel universe in the US lost a record number of customers in the quarter ended 30 June according to data compiled by Kagan.

Sorgente: ‘Unprecedented’ annual decline as US pay-TV loses nearly a million subscribers in 2Q 2017 | Pay-TV | News | Rapid TV News

A cautionary tale 

Pubblicato: 19 agosto 2017 in la giusta distanza

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Bafta-winning writer and director Peter Kosminsky joins the cast of his latest miniseries, The State, to discuss the show, which tells the story of four Britons who leave their UK lives behind to join so-called Islamic State in Syria.

When HBO revealed that the next project from Game of Thrones showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff would be an alternative-history drama about slavery continuing into the modern US, the backlash was swift.

While July’s announcement of Confederate came at a time of heightened political and racial tensions in the country, events in Charlottesville and their aftermath in the past week have taken the situation to boiling point, forcing the US premium cable network to defend its plans for the show, describing accusations of irresponsibility as “simply undeserved.”

Sorgente: A cautionary tale | Drama Quarterly

To celebrate World Humanitarian Day, renowned artist Ai Weiwei is debuting the trailer from his forthcoming documentary on the planet’s staggering refugee crisis and its impact.

  • Snap seems to be having success with original shows.
  • The company, struggling with user growth and impatient investors, should be shouting about this story more often.
  • The problem is, none of the data on Snapchat shows is validated by third parties, traditionally a must for big advertisers.

Snap has been hit with a lot of rough news of late, but the company seems to have a really good story to tell regarding its original shows. The question is, should they be the ones telling it?

The original NBC/Snapchat news show “Stay Tuned” has put up some pretty eye-popping numbers thus far: 29 million unique viewers in less than a month, reported Axios. It’s so eye-popping that Snap’s stock is up as of Friday morning.

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Sorgente: Snap seems to (finally) have a good story to tell

An unorthodox Alaskan college hopes to empower students in a whole new way. Will it work?

Sorgente: It’s Time for Colleges Where Students Are in Charge | Immodest proposal | OZY

For $10 per month, you can go to 365 movies a year. Yes, you read that right.

Sorgente: MoviePass Wants to Save Moviegoing—If Theaters Will Let It | WIRED

How are octogenarians ending up in middle school?

Sorgente: Saving Schools — by Seating Old People Next to Kids | Fast Forward | OZY

You will be surprised how quickly a short video conveys just what students know about the subject.

Sorgente: The Best Way to Test Students? Make Them Explain It On Video | WIRED

View from the back of the stage of American musician Jimi Hendrix (1942 – 1970) (center, with red headband) performs with his band, Gypsy Sun And Rainbows, at the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in Bethel, New York, August 18, 1969.

 

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The latest magazine sales figures are out – and they aren’t as bleak as you might think.

Sorgente: Magazines: How print is surviving the digital age – BBC News

Yikes.

Sorgente: Tom Cruise Injury Set On Mission Impossible 6 Video

 

“I’ve always been an introverted person,” Shonda Rhimes says, and she found the fame that came with her television successes to be “daunting.”

 

Shonda Rhimes and producing partner Betsy Beers – makers of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder – are leaving ABC for Netflix as part of a new long-term deal.

Sorgente: Shonda Rhimes leaves ABC for Netflix | News | C21Media

SVOD leader Netflix has ordered straight-to-series an untitled project from Fauda creators Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff, in which Raz will also star.

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Home from home

Pubblicato: 12 agosto 2017 in la giusta distanza

A small town serves as a sanctuary for a group of people with secrets to hide in supernatural mystery Midnight, Texas. DQ speaks to showrunner Monica Owusu-Breen about adapting Charlaine Harris’ novels and the show’s political parallels.

Sorgente: Home from home | Drama Quarterly