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  • Surge in Streaming Services Leads to Animation Job Boom

    07/26/2017 6:11:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Variety ^ | July 26, 2017 | Calum Marsh
    There’s general agreement that this is a golden age of television. But less apparent is the fact that it’s also a golden age of animation, spawned by the same subscription video-on-demand companies — such as Netflix and Amazon — that are ushering TV’s shining period. The rise of streaming services — which are ordering season after season of animated shows for children and adults — has created an urgent demand for original content, leading to a surge in jobs at all levels of production. For now, the deluge shows no signs of letting up. “There’s more animation work now than...
  • Government Broadcasters Vs. the FCC?

    07/21/2017 4:32:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | July 21, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    The Hollywood Reporter unveiled that PBS and its public broadcasting brethren have written the Federal Communications Commission with a list of complaints. The headline reads, "PBS Wants the Government to Reexamine Hard Stance on Indecency." That's funny, since we haven't seen a "hard stance on indecency" since the Hays Code a half-century ago. And that wasn't even the government. Since then, liberals have successfully thwarted almost any effort to have the federal government enact broadcast decency rules, even those codified by the Supreme Court. By the time Barack Obama became president, all thoughts of regulation were abandoned. In 2012, midway...
  • GAME OF THRONES Series Creators Are Developing a Civil War HBO Series Called CONFEDERATE

    07/19/2017 4:34:02 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 111 replies
    GeekTyrant ^ | July 19, 2017 | Joey Paur
    The guys behind HBO's Game of Thrones, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, have a new project in the works called Confederate. The Civil War project is set up at HBO and they will start work on it as soon as they are done with Game of Thrones. Here's the description of the series: Confederate chronicles the events leading to the Third American Civil War. The series takes place in an alternate timeline, where the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union, giving rise to a nation in which slavery remains legal and has evolved into a modern institution. The...
  • CNN’s Perpetual Purgatory Of Amateur Hour

    07/07/2017 3:57:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 7, 2017 | Maxwell Anderson
    In the era of Trump, CNN now lives by a new code: retractions and resignations. This has become more evident over the past month, during which CNN has exhibited a reckless disregard for the truth. Two major stories that portrayed President Trump in a negative light had to be retracted, one of which led three of the network’s journalists to tender resignations, and a series of surreptitiously recorded videos uncovered a corporate culture more concerned with the bottom line than with the news. One of CNN’s latest aberrations of journalistic integrity involved what can only be described as pathologically vindictive...
  • Jeff Zucker: Trump targeting CNN because 'our viewers can be swayed'

    07/05/2017 9:11:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 5, 2017 | Eddie Scarry
    Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, said the reason he thinks President Trump so adamantly targets his network for criticism is because its viewers are more susceptible to changing their minds. In an interview with the New York Times published Wednesday night, Zucker said CNN's reputation for lacking an overt ideological bent, like MSNBC and Fox News, have put it in Trump's crosshairs. "Television is his preferred medium," he said. "And he knows our viewers can be swayed because they're not watching Fox or MSNBC." Zucker also said Trump and his aides' blows against CNN are an attempt to neutralize...
  • Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe Has A New TV Show Coming That Sounds Pretty Great

    07/05/2017 7:07:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Cinema Blend ^ | July 5, 2017 | Nick Venable
    For years, it was hard to find host Mike Rowe on TV without his face covered in soot or his hair matted down with grossness, and the former Dirty Jobs frontman has thankfully found other gigs since that've kept him slightly more comfortable and couch-friendly. Rowe, who still serves as a narrator for several of Discovery's still-airing series, has landed a new show called Returning the Favor that aims to inspire and bring together audiences that have been split by the recent social climate. Fans of Mike Rowe loyally follow the entertainer on social media, which should help out in...
  • Joy Behar to Christian baker: C’mon, Jesus would have made a wedding cake for a gay couple

    07/01/2017 10:21:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 1, 2017 | Allahpundit
    I think this is less a matter of Behar imputing her own morality to Jesus than channeling the broad secular sense of him as a supremely chill dude whose chief virtue is that he Does Not Judge. That’s a weird read on a religious figure who speaks many times of hell in the gospels but that’s our culture, for better or worse. She may not even be the most confused person here. Two other panelists press Jack Phillips, the baker, on the idea that he’s being judgey with gay couples, with one imagining that Christ might disapprove of their wedding...
  • ‘Morning Joe’ Guest Donny Deutsch Unloads on Trump: ‘Physically Disgusting to Look At’

    06/30/2017 4:00:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Wrap ^ | June 30, 2017 | Brian Flood
    “You are a pig. You are a bully. And you are doing disgusting things to this country,” Deutsch says “Morning Joe” guest Donny Deutsch defended Mika Brzezinski on Friday following Donald Trump’s attacks on her, calling the president “physically disgusting to look at.” Co-host Willie Geist praised Brzezinski as “smart, strong and fearless” before the rest of the panelists chimed in. “He picked the wrong schoolyard to come into,” Deutsch said. “I have to tell you this. I’m not an employee of NBC so I’m going to go thug here. I’m sorry. Because Mika is a friend of ours. She’s...
  • First lady Melania Trump stands by the President's tweets

    06/29/2017 9:24:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | June 29, 2017 | Betsy Klein
    First lady Melania Trump is standing by President Donald Trump's Thursday morning tweets criticizing MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski. "As the First Lady has stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder," the first lady's communications director Stephanie Grisham said in a statement to CNN when asked about the tweets. Speaking about her husband's social media habits in an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes" just after the election, Melania Trump said that sometimes it got him in trouble, "but it helped a lot, as well." Asked whether she spoke up...
  • Joy Behar Feels ‘Sorry’ For Melania Trump: ‘She Had to Sleep With Him At Least Once’

    06/28/2017 3:12:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 28, 2017 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    On Tuesday night, Seth Meyers sat down with The View host Joy Behar and while most of their interview was about President Trump, the conversation shifted a bit when discussing First Lady Melania Trump. The Late Night host asked Behar whether she has sympathy for Melania Trump or think we should judge her “like anybody with free will.” “I feel sorry for her,” Behar responded. “She had to sleep with him once. At least once, she did,” implying the only time was when their son Barron Trump was conceived. She continued on the subject of the President Trump and the...
  • The media will do anything to bash Trump — and now they’re hurting

    06/27/2017 8:01:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 27, 2017 | Michael Goodwin
    It was many years ago, but the memory lingers of the first time I was embarrassed to be a journalist. It was a steamy summer afternoon and reporters and photographers were shoe-horned into a small Manhattan apartment for a civic group’s announcement. As we waited, a photographer wearing a “press” card in his battered fedora picked up a bud vase from a table, pulled out the rose and drank the water in one gulp. The hostess was horrified and shrieked, “What are you doing?” He looked at her as if she were nuts and said simply, “It’s hot in here...
  • Democracy dies in darkness, so please turn on the freakin' camera lights! (Journ-o-list wept)

    06/27/2017 3:16:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | June 26, 2017 | Will Bunch
    These are difficult times for America’s journalists, and not just because it’s been such a struggle to replace the failed business models of the 20th Century (but hey, we’re working on it). Since the dawn of the 2016 presidential campaign, reporters have been harassed, threatened and even arrested and charged with felonies for simply doing their jobs. The winner of that election has threatened to remove libel protections and retaliate against specific news organizations while riling up crowds against the media at his Nuremberg-style rallies. Some moves by the Trump administration are unprecedented, including the latest: Frequently ordering journalists not...
  • Joy Behar: Using Trump as ‘Basis for Your Campaign’ Doesn’t Seem to Be Working for Democrats

    06/21/2017 1:20:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 21, 2017 | Josh Feldman
    A lot of the talk surrounding Jon Ossoff‘s loss last night has been about whether Democrats have a strong enough message that resonates beyond opposition to President Trump. The hosts of The View discussed this very issue this morning. Joy Behar in particular said that maybe Democrats don’t have that strong message: “The fact remains that since Donald Trump won the election… the Democrats have lost three elections. So if you’re using Donald Trump as your basis for your campaign, I don’t know if it’s working. I don’t think people are going towards the Democrats… and it’s a problem.” The...
  • Seth Meyers Skewers Democratic Spin on Ossoff Race

    06/20/2017 7:02:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 20, 2017 | Matt Wilstein
    There was a rare bit of criticism for the Democratic Party’s messaging strategy on Tuesday’s ‘Late Night.’ All eyes are on Georgia’s sixth district Tuesday night, where Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff has a long shot chance to steal the traditionally right-leaning seat from Republican Karen Handel in a special election to replace President Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Because the district has been held by Republicans since 1979, even a modest win for Handel could be seen as a victory for Democrats. With that in mind, Late Night host Seth Meyers invited “Democratic strategist” Ben Holland—actually one...
  • 'Last Man Standing' Talks at CMT Break Down Over Cost

    06/19/2017 5:37:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 19, 2017
    The canceled ABC comedy starring Tim Allen will not be revived at the Viacom-owned cable network which already airs the show in syndicated repeats. Last Man Standing will not rise again. Talks between CMT and producers 20th Century Fox Television have broken down and the former ABC comedy starring Tim Allen will not be revived at the Viacom-owned cable network. It's unclear if another potential home for the series will emerge. CMT and 20th TV declined comment.
  • Brzezinski Suggests Trump to Blame for Anti-GOP Rampage

    06/15/2017 8:38:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Lifezette ^ | June 15, 2017 | Edmund Kozak
    MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski implied on Thursday morning that President Donald Trump’s rhetoric was somehow ultimately responsible for the attempted assassination of Republican congressmen in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday. While halfheartedly acknowledging a myriad of other possible factors that may have contributed to the toxic political climate (save increasingly extreme mainstream liberal rhetoric), Brzezinski made it clear that she believes — and therefore wishes her audience to believe — that Trump’s arrival on the political scene was the spark that set America ablaze. "I think that very carefully we have to talk about the added dynamic here," Brzezinski...
  • Will the ‘Roseanne’ Revival Be Pro-Trump?

    06/13/2017 6:37:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Lifezette ^ | June 13, 2017 | Zachary Leeman
    The upcoming revival of the beloved sitcom “Roseanne” could fill a void on television left in the wake of the cancellation of “Last Man Standing,” starring Tim Allen. Allen, who has identified many times as a political conservative, found success with his sitcom by appealing to Middle America and right-of-center audiences — crowds Hollywood typically ignores. Allen’s character was a conservative treated not as a villain or a buffoon, but rather as a human being. “Standing” was one of the few shows in which clichéd Donald Trump bashings weren’t inorganically peppered throughout the scripts. Despite incredibly high ratings and a...
  • CNN’s War On Trump Is Going Swimmingly

    06/10/2017 6:19:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 9, 2017 | Ben Domenech
    Back in February, I was riding on the New York to DC shuttle and CNN’s own Jeff Zucker was seated in the row behind me with a woman I took to be a colleague or personal assistant. She was yelling loudly into her phone, loudly enough that the other passengers took note of it, at one point escalating her voice to say: “If they want war with CNN, they got it.” When we landed, I noted the likely inspiration for the call: the administration had offered Mike Pence to every network except for CNN. Since the new administration arrived in...
  • Maher: Kathy Griffin 'should not go away'

    06/10/2017 11:25:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 10, 2017 | Joe Concha
    HBO host Bill Maher said Friday that Kathy Griffin made a mistake but "should not go away" following the furor over her joking about beheading the president. Maher delivered a fierce defense of making mistakes as a comedian "going for a laugh" on his show this week. He said that comedienne Griffin owes him "a fruit basket for getting her off the front page" after he caused an uproar for using the n-word on his HBO program the prior week. Griffin was fired from her annual New Year's Eve co-hosting gig by CNN last week after holding up a bloodied...
  • TV writers: 'Catastrophic' Trump is making our jobs harder

    06/10/2017 8:56:55 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 46 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | June 9, 2017 | James HIbberd
    A collection of TV creators say worries about Donald Trump’s presidency is making their jobs to create entertainment much more challenging. A panel at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, on Friday, titled “Trumped Up TV,” was assembled to analyze the impact of the president on the industry. The consensus of the group is that Trump has been rather distracting, to say the least. “How can I possibly focus?” said Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost). “There’s a lot of stress eating involved … more than anything else, the torrent of news and information is about the stuff you do to mitigate...