You know I love you, network superfriends… but my pal Jon Collins (a reality veteran and very funny guy) sends up notes from your less thoughtful colleagues just brilliantly here: http://jeezjon.typepad.com/jeez_jon_an_almost_workin/2015/05/if-mad-max-fury-road-got-a-round-of-reality-tv-network-notes.html
Just in case you haven’t cast your votes yet, go HERE Voting is open until April 30.
The documentary and podcast are alive… ALIVE! I’m finally realizing I can’t pull everything off that I’d like to without a little help, though… so if you might, for some reason, be in need of a shirt with my cheery mug emblazoned on it, here’s where you’d get one and support the effort. The REMEMBER,Continue reading “Update: The REMEMBER, WE’RE NOT HERE Podcast and Documentary Projects”
Several years ago, I worked on a show that shot a series of interviews in what we referred to in post as the “God chair,” a big red chair set against all-white background, shot with a diffusion filter. The resulting effect made it seem almost as if our cast was addressing camera from the afterlife. Continue reading “Reality Pro Tip: Tops n’ Tails”
Yesterday marked another gathering of authors whose works have been published by the wonderful Michael Wiese. It’s been nearly a quarter century since I first volunteered to man his book sales table at a Florida Motion Picture and Television Association state convention and bought Steven Katz’s SHOT BY SHOT; Now I have my own bestsellingContinue reading “MWP/Divine Arts Authors’ Summit”
Just took a second pass at the autobiography of my friend Chuck Fries. If anyone needs a good Spring read, here you go. It covers Chuck’s TV start in the early 50’s with ZIV to today, and it’s an astonishingly frank, engaging read. Check it out HERE.
You’ve heard me say that no reality show airs in real time the way something falls through a lens, but live shows… live shows are a whole different ball of wax. DANCING WITH THE STARS, save for its produced packages, is as live as they come. Ditto most live reality competition shows, like our competitor,Continue reading “Coming Attractions: Live vs Live-to-Tape”
I’m proud to share that a December reality seminar/workshop will soon be announced by the same genius promoter who’s handled me with the TV Writers Summit events these past few years. While Ellen Sandler, Jen Grisanti and Chad Gervich — see tvwriterssummit.com — take the NYC by storm December 6-7, I’ll be spending the holidaysContinue reading “December LA Event TBA; Consulting Packages”
Working on Dancing With the Stars again has been a real treat, thought it’s certainly keeping me away from the blog. Just wanted to pop by today and share a neat little thought on interviews courtesy of my pal Dan, another producer on the show. We were having a conversation about good interview technique thisContinue reading “I Think (Not)”
If you enjoyed the first five Remember, We’re Not Here podcasts, more are in the works, though the series in unlikely to relaunch until some point after Thanksgiving so I can stockpile ’em and get a new one out every week as I’d originally hoped to. Thanks to guests Joey Ortega, Andrew Hoagland, Shelly Goldstein,Continue reading “Podcast Relaunch Date TBA”