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Audience steps up in next generation of TV storytelling [#Transmedia]

Audience steps up in next generation of TV storytelling [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Michael Idato:  "As writers and producers exploit technology to find different ways to bring characters and stories to life, audience expectation is re-writing the rules of engagement. The net effect for the TV industry is a drastic shift in the way stories are told" ...

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Nicoletta Gay's curator insight, April 12, 2014 6:10 AM

"The audience want a director for the show, they don't want to direct the show," producer Charlie Aspinwall says. "But having access to the director, being able to talk to them, is exciting, demystifying and engaging."

 

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"Veronica Mars" Creator Rob Thomas On How To Give Fans What They Want, But Not What They Expect

"Veronica Mars" Creator Rob Thomas On How To Give Fans What They Want, But Not What They Expect | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Dan Soloman:  "There's a lot riding on the success or failure of Veronica Mars as a commercial entity--but all Rob Thomas cares about is whether or not the movie works for the fans."

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How Does A Web Series Jump to TV?

How Does A Web Series Jump to TV? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Aymar Jean Christian:  "Five years ago, making a web series to get on traditional television was a fool's game. Now it's becoming a viable way to break into TV -- here's how it's working" ...

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'True Detective,' 'American Horror Story' and Why the Anthology Series is All the Rage

'True Detective,' 'American Horror Story' and Why the Anthology Series is All the Rage | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Mark Maurer:  "We're seeing a rise in an unusual sort of anthology format with shows like FX's upcoming "Fargo" that will tell a new story with new characters each season. Here's why this structure's so popular."

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Why We Binge-Watch Television

Why We Binge-Watch Television | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Kevin Fallon:  "As a society, we’re more distracted than ever. So how is it that streaming hours of complicated TV dramas at a time is becoming our preferred method of watching television?"

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Is franchise cinema mimicking TV storytelling?

Is franchise cinema mimicking TV storytelling? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Mark Harrison:  "Cliffhangers and mid-season breaks probably aren't the features of TV fans want the movies to adopt, are they?"

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Netflix is studying the way its users watch TV–and, yes, they're bingeing.

Netflix is studying the way its users watch TV–and, yes, they're bingeing. | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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John Jurgensen:  "The streaming video company is releasing data showing that half the users it studied watch an entire season—up to 22 episodes—in one week" ...

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Mariale Peñalosa Arguijo's curator insight, December 15, 2013 12:25 PM

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Sara Hilliger's curator insight, December 15, 2013 8:33 PM

The way we watch TV is changing - we no longer gather in groups to watch our favorite shows, we watch by ourselves, and we do it in large chunks.  TV has gone from being a bonding activity to a solitary indulgence, and the negative conotation that used to come withn that is going away.

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Games Of Thrones And Walking Dead: Turning Great TV Into Interactive Stories

Games Of Thrones And Walking Dead: Turning Great TV Into Interactive Stories | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Nicole Laporte:  "The creator of the acclaimed Walking Dead games has set hearts racing with news it'll interpret Game of Thrones next. CEO Dan Connors talks about how the studio brings interactivity to Hollywood properties and immersing fans in their favorite TV narratives."

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Simon Staffans: What can TV learn from online producers?

Simon Staffans: What can TV learn from online producers? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Simon Staffans:  "As online is becoming increasingly important for content creators, both as a way to tell stories, to reach customers and to gain new revenue, the challenges of working in a new environment are becoming apparent to many people in the television industry."

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Netflix's New Look Is a Glimpse at the Future of TV

Netflix's New Look Is a Glimpse at the Future of TV | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Angela Watercutter:  "Netflix just announced a whole new browsing experience for users who access the service on more than half the devices that run it, from game consoles to smart TVs" ...

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, November 15, 2013 7:35 AM

“We wanted to think about ‘What is the future of television? Where is the future of television in an on-demand world?’” Chris Jaffe, Netflix’s vice president of product innovation, told WIRED while giving a demonstration of the new TV interface’s capabilities. “We also look at this as the first step of a lot of our television innovation to come.”


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Streaming International: How the Internet Has Made TV a Global Medium

Streaming International: How the Internet Has Made TV a Global Medium | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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"Television used to be one of America’s biggest exports. But the internet is bringing content from Asia, India and the Middle East into U.S. homes – and new advertising opportunities along with it, reports TV columnist Maura McWalters."

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Simon Staffans: Where is television heading?

Simon Staffans: Where is television heading? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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"Multiplatform gurus Jeff Gomez, Erinrose Sullivan, Eric Huang and Ingrid Kopp tell MediaCity's [Simon] Staffans their visions" ...

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Attracting and Retaining Audiences in Times of Multiplatform [& #Transmedia]

Attracting and Retaining Audiences in Times of Multiplatform [& #Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Danielle Desjardins:  "In this new interconnected and heavily cluttered media context, the first thing broadcasters must do is come up with a formula that will enable their content to rise above all the noise" ...

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Richard Stadler's curator insight, September 10, 2013 5:20 AM

Incentivise your staff at all levels to push tech sales (they cost less)

Hans Heesterbeek's curator insight, September 11, 2013 12:10 AM
Social media: the new remote control
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Silver screen to small screen: why film directors are taking over TV

Silver screen to small screen: why film directors are taking over TV | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Edward Helmore:  "After the success of True Detective, award-winning film-makers are being lured to TV with the promise of more creative control, Does this herald a new golden age for viewers?"

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How Robert Rodriguez is Going to Revolutionize Television By Getting Rid of The Executives

How Robert Rodriguez is Going to Revolutionize Television By Getting Rid of The Executives | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Alison Willmore:  'Robert Rodriguez, who broke into film by making a $7,000 feature, is bringing his efficient indie sensibilities to television with a new network, El Rey, and his first-ever TV drama, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series."'

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Why Filmmakers Like Neil Jordan Are Drawn to Television Even While Feeling Cinema Is 'Irreplaceable'

Why Filmmakers Like Neil Jordan Are Drawn to Television Even While Feeling Cinema Is 'Irreplaceable' | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Celluloid Liberation Front "As part of the Berlinale Talents creative summit earlier this month, Irish director Neil Jordan (who created the Showtime historical drama "The Borgias") and Hollywood producer Martha De Laurentiis ("Hannibal"), the widow of the late legendary producer Dino De Laurentiis, spoke about the differences between working in film and television."

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Chipotle's New Hulu TV Show Blurs Lines Of Marketing, Advocacy, And Entertainment

Chipotle's New Hulu TV Show Blurs Lines Of Marketing, Advocacy, And Entertainment | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Stan Alcorn:  "The upcoming Farmed and Dangerous mini-series creates a genre all its own but does it make you want a burrito?"

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Sherlock and Doctor Who: beware of fans influencing the TV they love

Sherlock and Doctor Who: beware of fans influencing the TV they love | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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"The plots of Sherlock and Doctor Who are being shaped by their fans – but hit shows must appeal to a wide audience as well as a narrow band of obsessives, says Mark Lawson" ...

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Origin of the series: how TV producers are adapting for on demand

Origin of the series: how TV producers are adapting for on demand | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Duncan Geere:  "The way we watch TV is changing which means that the way TV is made is changing too."

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Why Syfy is Embracing Transmedia With Its New Series While Chiller Looks to Indie Directors For Its Horror Originals

Why Syfy is Embracing Transmedia With Its New Series While Chiller Looks to Indie Directors For Its Horror Originals | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Aaron Dobbs:  "The foundation of this "Third Golden Age of Television" is often credited to "The Sopranos," "The Wire," "The Shield" and "Mad Men," but arguably as influential was the 2004 version of "Battlestar Galactica," reimagined by Ronald Moore and Dave Eick, which aired on Sci-Fi (as it was then called)."

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TNT is Tweeting the Script for the First Episode of 'Mob City' Ahead of Its Premiere

TNT is Tweeting the Script for the First Episode of 'Mob City' Ahead of Its Premiere | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Alison Willmore:  '"Mob City," TNT's miniseries from writer-director-executive producer Frank Darabont set in 1940s Los Angeles, premieres this Wednesday, and the network's trying out an unusual experiment to promote the three-week series -- an "adaptweetion" (their word!) in which the script for the first episode will be adapted for and published through Twitter."

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Vivalist's curator insight, December 5, 2013 10:59 AM

an "adaptweetion"... ah ah ah. I have no idea what good it can do and see that mostly as a PR stunt so guys like me reshare it ;)

BUT who knows...

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Future of Sports & Gaming: How Broadcasters Can Use Videogames

Future of Sports & Gaming: How Broadcasters Can Use Videogames | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Emanuel Maiberg:  "Videogames and sports are kissing cousins and are part of the same family of life known as play."

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, November 25, 2013 7:46 PM

My first game that I felt fit Jane McGonigal's description of 'epic' was TV Sports Football.  I really did not love football at the time.  The the TV style 'reeled' me in. Pun intended :)

Walker Fuller's curator insight, December 12, 2013 9:16 PM

why do people care this much about video games. they arent real ya know. this is stupid in my opinion. why do they even want to play these? this is not good for our brains. this is aweful for our health.

 

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Six lessons The Wall Street Journal learned from its experiment in reality TV

Six lessons The Wall Street Journal learned from its experiment in reality TV | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Adrienne LaFrance:  'Donald Trump may be a Wall Street Journal reader, but the Journal is not a brand that immediately evokes the style of Trump’s long-running reality show The Apprentice. And yet the Journal is experimenting with its own interpretation of the genre, having just completed a 20-week first-season run of its Startup of the Year online show — a contest that the Journal calls an “interactive crash-course in entrepreneurship.”'

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3 Top Hollywood Show Runners Explain Why They Love Twitter

3 Top Hollywood Show Runners Explain Why They Love Twitter | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Nicole LaPorte:  "Neal Baer [executive producer of Under the Dome,] Mark Burnett [executive producer The Voice, Survivor, The Bible,] and Greg Yaitanes [executive producer and director, Banshee] explain their Twitter habits--and why it pays off."

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Transmedia and Reality TV

Transmedia and Reality TV | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Robert Pratten:  "One of the interesting paradoxes about the reality TV is that more a show is less like reality, so the better the ratings" ....

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