TV Outside the Box: Trailblazing in the Digital Television Revolution explores the new and exploding universe of on-demand, OTT (Over the Top) networks: Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Crackle, CW Seed, Vimeo, AwesomenessTV, and many more. Featuring in-depth conversations with game-changing content creators, industry mavericks, and leading cultural influencers, TV Outside the Box is essential reading for anyone interested in the dynamics of a global media revolution – while it’s happening. Readers will discover: How the new "disruptors" of traditional television models are shaping the future of the television and feature film business. You’ll hear directly from the visionaries behind it all – from concept genesis to predictions for the future of streaming platforms; their strategies for acquisitions and development of new original content; and how the revolution is providing unprecedented opportunities for both established and emerging talent. What’s different about storytelling for the progressive, risk-taking networks who are delivering provocative, groundbreaking, binge-worthy content, without the restraints of the traditional, advertiser-supported programming model. Through interviews with the showrunners, content creators, and producers of dozens of trailblazing series – including Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, Transparent, and many more – you’ll learn how and why the best and the brightest TV content creators and filmmakers are defining the new digital entertainment age – and how you can, too.
Thinking Outside the Box brings together some of the best and most challenging scholarship about TV genres, exploring their genesis, their functions and development, and the interaction of disparate genres. The authors argue that genre is a process rather than a static category and that it signifies much about the people who produce and watch the shows. In addition to considering traditional genres such as sitcoms, soap operas, and talk shows, the contributors explore new hybrids, including reality programs, teen-oriented science fiction, and quality dramas, and examine how many of these shows have taken on a global reach. Identifying historical continuities and envisioning possible trends, this is the richest and most current study of how television genres form, operate, and change.
Many proclaimed the “end of television” in the early years of the twenty-first century, as capabilities and features of the boxes that occupied a central space in American living rooms for the preceding fifty years were radically remade. In this revised, second edition of her definitive book, Amanda D. Lotz proves that rumors of the death of television were greatly exaggerated and explores how new distribution and viewing technologies have resurrected the medium. Shifts in the basic practices of making and distributing television have not been hastening its demise, but are redefining what we can do with television, what we expect from it, how we use it—in short, revolutionizing it. Television, as both a technology and a tool for cultural storytelling, remains as important today as ever, but it has changed in fundamental ways. The Television Will Be Revolutionized provides a sophisticated history of the present, examining television in what Lotz terms the “post-network” era while providing frameworks for understanding the continued change in the medium. The second edition addresses adjustments throughout the industry wrought by broadband delivered television such as Netflix, YouTube, and cross-platform initiatives like TV Everywhere, as well as how technologies such as tablets and smartphones have changed how and where we view. Lotz begins to deconstruct the future of different kinds of television—exploring how “prized content,” live television sports and contests, and linear viewing may all be “television,” but very different types of television for both viewers and producers. Through interviews with those working in the industry, surveys of trade publications, and consideration of an extensive array of popular shows, Lotz takes us behind the screen to explore what is changing, why it is changing, and why the changes matter. Instructor's Guide
A Practical Guide to Cataloguing Special Collections Materials
Author: Patricia Falk
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
A practical guide to cataloguing and processing the unique special collections formats in the Browne Popular Culture Library (BPCL) and the Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives (MLSRA) at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) (e.g. fanzines, popular sound recordings, comic books, motion picture scripts and press kits, popular fiction). Cataloguing Outside the Box provides guidance to professionals in library and information science facing the same cataloguing challenges. Additionally, name authority work for these collections is addressed. Provides practical guidelines and solutions for cataloguing challenges Draws on the authors’ varied experiences with these special materials Addresses specific, unique special collections materials
With the phenomenal success of such programmes as 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', 'Lost', and 'Doctor Who', Cult TV is a very exciting area of contemporary television. 'The Cult TV Book' is designed to be the companion reference to this TV phenomenon, whose shows offer biting commentaries on society today. Cult TV is also changing; where in the past, being cult meant being marginal with a small, loyal fan base, today cult TV is key to the television industry, fandom is now global and energetically online, cult status is fostered by the networks, and cult shows are notable not for their low budgets and schlock, but for spectacular special effects and sumptuous visual style.
"The Shield is more than just another American cop drama. As part of a well-established television genre that John Sumser … has astutely characterized as modem America's reelaboration of the 'frontier' narrative, The Shield is, to be sure, deeply invested in the dramatic spectacle of the affirmation of state authority-beatings, interrogations, wire taps, and 'stings.' But the series is also notable for its willingness to question the legitimacy of those who patrol the urban 'frontier' and to throw into crisis any clear delimitation between the licit use of force deployed by the state and the illicit transgressions of those whom the state would police. With a notable self-consciousness, The Shield both exposes the means by which, the putative boundary between the licit and the illicit is programmed and publicly instantiated, and labors to articulate the realities that this boundary seeks to foreclose. It places emphasis on the gross dichotomies of social existence out of which crime emerges and the attendant dichotomies of cultural authority-that enable abuses, of state power to persist. Self-reflexive, critically engaged, visually and narratologically challenging, The Shield is television drama that thinks and that demands that its audience should think. This volume is an attempt to respond to that demand." Book jacket.
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Social Science
US television drama has gained recognition for its sophisticated narrative form, and the role of the writer has been central to this. Here television writers share their experiences and practices of writing for highly successful shows such as The Sopranos, Seinfeld, Cheers, Sex and the City, The Wire, Mad Men, The Big C and Boardwalk Empire.
A 20/20 correspondent describes the events that have shaped her life and career while tracing how television journalism has changed throughout the past four decades, in a personal account that includes coverage of such topics as her professional basketball player father, her husband's death, and her own struggle with cancer.
'To be able to work well in the box, I believe you have to be able to think "outside the box"' - a fascinating insider account of the Premier League and life at the top level of football from one of the country's best-rated goalkeepers. Goalkeepers have an unusual view of the world, but Brad Friedel's is more unusual than most. An American, a university graduate, a visionary and a deep thinker, he spurns football culture to concentrate on his game and develop his ideas. One of the most highly-rated - and experienced - goalkeepers in the country, Friedel endured a five-year battle to play in the Premier League. His incredible journey took him from three World Cup tournaments, spells with foreign clubs, and finally to the top flight at Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa. Friedel's inspirational story provides true perspective and takes us outside the box and inside the world of professional football in a way only he can.