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“It’s Better to Be Somebody Negative than Nobody”: Breaking Bad‘s Vince Gilligan on Walter White | Filmmaker Magazine

“It’s Better to Be Somebody Negative than Nobody”: Breaking Bad‘s Vince Gilligan on Walter White | Filmmaker Magazine | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The following interview of Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is an excerpt from Chapter 5 of The TV Showrunner’s Roadmap: 21 Navigational Tips for S
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FX's 'The Bridge' at the Center of the DVR Revolution

FX's 'The Bridge' at the Center of the DVR Revolution | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Americans’ viewing habits have changed markedly since the advent of DVRs, and perhaps no show has benefited from time-shifted playback quite like FX’s “The Bridge,” which wraps its first season ton...
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I watch the show live... back to back every week!

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Viewers Are Rejecting AMC’s Low Winter Sun

Viewers Are Rejecting AMC’s Low Winter Sun | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Breaking Bad fans are bailing, big-time.
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Insighful commentary on why the show doesn't work.

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The Rise of the Television Show About Watching TV

The Rise of the Television Show About Watching TV | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Today Bravo announced it was greenlighting a show about people watching TV.
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As the small screen becomes both dominant to the cultural conversation and more and more nichified, the conversation seems driven by immediacy and by details, hence the ascendance of the recap.

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Women Make Small Incremental Gains Onscreen and Behind the Scenes

Women Make Small Incremental Gains Onscreen and Behind the Scenes | TV Trends | Scoop.it
As the new TV season starts, we get the annual look Boxed In: Employment of Behind-the-Scenes and OnScreen Women in 2012-13 Prime-time Television from Dr.
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Only 24% of show creators are women.

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The 10 Most Influential Writers’ Rooms In Modern Television Drama History

The 10 Most Influential Writers’ Rooms In Modern Television Drama History | TV Trends | Scoop.it
An inspection of the ten writer's room which have had the biggest impact on the contemporary televiison dramas we watch today.
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Vince Gilligan on Being 'Spoiled,' Wanting Enough Lead Time on Future Projects

Vince Gilligan on Being 'Spoiled,' Wanting Enough Lead Time on Future Projects | TV Trends | Scoop.it
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Unusual circumstances: a year to outline the final season of Breaking Bad and three to four weeks of setting up plot outlines per episode.

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The future of storytelling: People want to befriend characters and influence their decisions

The future of storytelling: People want to befriend characters and influence their decisions | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Research group Latitude has been looking at the way that the Web and digital evolution has, and will, change the way people tell stories in the future, focusing specifically on how ...
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Transmedia

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Twittervision: How Video + Social Media Will Change Twitter (and Entertainment)

Twittervision: How Video + Social Media Will Change Twitter (and Entertainment) | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Reports this week of TV commercials finding a place on Facebook may seem like a gamechanger for social media, but Twitter has already made serious inroads on this front.
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Something to keep an eye on.

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See-Saw, Cohen Media Group team for D-Day spy series

See-Saw, Cohen Media Group team for D-Day spy series | TV Trends | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: The King’s Speech, Top of the Lake producer joins Cohen Media Group on adaptation of Second World War spy story Double Cross.
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international co-operation/scale.  Cohen is looking to ramp up its TV and feature production output.  Laurenson, formerly of BBC Films, joined See-Saw in 2012 to spearhead its new TV division.

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Consumers in Emerging Markets, Such as China and Brazil, Will Drive TV Demand - DisplaySearch

Consumers in Emerging Markets, Such as China and Brazil, Will Drive TV Demand - DisplaySearch | TV Trends | Scoop.it
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Netflix Chief Ted Sarandos on Those 14 Emmy Nominations: ‘Big Change Usually Comes Very Slowly’

Netflix Chief Ted Sarandos on Those 14 Emmy Nominations: ‘Big Change Usually Comes Very Slowly’ | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Netflix today became the first digitally distributed outlet to score an Emmy nomination in the series categories.
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Netflix Poised to Pass HBO in Paid U.S. Subscribers - Bloomberg

Netflix Poised to Pass HBO in Paid U.S. Subscribers - Bloomberg | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Netflix Poised to Pass HBO in Paid U.S. Subscribers
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The Web Is a Lab for Marketable TV Content, and Vice Versa

The Web Is a Lab for Marketable TV Content, and Vice Versa | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The lines between digital and linear distribution are a lot less blurry than advertised when it comes to the business models of cable television and the online space, but content is a different animal altogether.
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Review: AMC's 'Low Winter Sun' comes on strong, stays solid

Review: AMC's 'Low Winter Sun' comes on strong, stays solid | TV Trends | Scoop.it
"Low Winter Sun," which begins Sunday on AMC, remakes a 2006 British series of the same name and with the same starring actor, Mark Strong, as in the Edinburgh-set original. He has left that accent...
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New series are under some pressure (exacerbated by critics, of course, who want to be astonished) to deliver not just entertainment, fun or intelligent diversion but potentially to be the greatest thing ever, to make a splash, take it to the edge, blow your head off, change the course of television as we know it.

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Get it Together AMC.

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Just a few years ago, AMC was the little network that could, poised to be the next FX or HBO.

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Seitz: Is There Any Satisfying Way to End a Modern Drama?

Seitz: Is There Any Satisfying Way to End a Modern Drama? | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Call it conclusion impossible.
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This Year Was the Turning Point for Intelligent Television

This Year Was the Turning Point for Intelligent Television | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Despite the oft-repeated assertion that this is the Golden Age of Television, TV has typically not been too kind to smart, well-written shows. When a network puts an underdog series like Bunheads o...
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10 Highlights From Kevin Spacey's Lecture on the Future of Storytelling

10 Highlights From Kevin Spacey's Lecture on the Future of Storytelling | TV Trends | Scoop.it
10 Highlight from Kevin Spacey's inspiring lecture that opened the 2013 edition of the Edinburgh International Television Film where he talked about the future of...
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“If an audience is bonding to a show, however small that audience is to begin with, isn’t it worth investing the time to help it find its true potential? And if that means ripping up the rulebook and scheduling in a different way, or playing with windows to build excitement and availability, then we should be prepared to try anything.”

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Why are there so many TV recaps?

Why are there so many TV recaps? | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Legions of bloggers churn out descriptions and critiques of shows, episode by episode. What the rise of a cottage industry says about the transformation of television.
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U.S. Adults Now Spending More Time on Digital Devices Than Watching TV

owing to the surge of mobile-device usage, time spent consuming digital media has surpassed tv viewing for the first time, per emarketer.
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Adults in U.S. average 5 hours 9 mins daily with digital media; 4 hours 31 mins on TV.

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NBC Orders Hillary Clinton, 'Rosemary's Baby,' Stephen King's 'Tommyknockers,' Plymouth Rock Miniseries

NBC Orders Hillary Clinton, 'Rosemary's Baby,' Stephen King's 'Tommyknockers,' Plymouth Rock Miniseries | TV Trends | Scoop.it
UPDATED: NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt announces the network will make a big push into event series under new longform chief Quinn Taylor.
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NBC pushes for "event" programming.

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See-Saw, Cohen Media Group team for D-Day spy series

See-Saw, Cohen Media Group team for D-Day spy series | TV Trends | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: The King’s Speech, Top of the Lake producer joins Cohen Media Group on adaptation of Second World War spy story Double Cross.
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large-scale international cooperation on a TV series.

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Binge Watching Is Our Future

Binge Watching Is Our Future | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The next generation wants to binge watch on their phones while simultaneously talking about the show on social networking.
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