Evil Stepmothers on the Investigation Discovery Network follows twisted and demented step-monsters dividing families with betrayal, deception, abuse and murder. Evil Stepmothers is the true crime series that follows real-life evil women intent on making their family's lives a living hell. February 2016
Although, this theory is more than a year old I still hear people discussing it today. Whether in boardrooms or at coffee meetings the topic of discussion always goes back to the challenges of casting for Reality TV.
I ask: Has casting become harder or have Casting Directors become less creative?
I love to keep tabs on whats going on in Development. Check out the following: AMC is moving forward with a zombie-themed six-episode series, The Walking Dead based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The one-hour series begins production this June in Atlanta with actor Jon Bernthal playing lead character Shane. AMC plans on debuting The Walking Dead in October 2010 .
Early reports on Wednesday about Sarah Palin's new reality show, Sarah Palin's Alaska had the show landing at Discovery Channel. It was picked up Discovery Communications though will instead air on TLC. Discovery Communications acquired the US and international rights to the eight-episode docu-series.
Jerry Springer will host GSN's new dating game show, Baggage about people with baggage looking for love. GSN will air Baggage as a daily strip, Monday through Friday at 630p beginning April 19. The network will air 40 total half-hour episodes through June 11.
NBC is casting for its new edition of The Apprentice and is looking for business professionals who have been affected by the economic downturn and are ready to go to work again. People of all ages are welcome to apply from recent college grads to executives who are 40+. There will be national open casting calls and more information can be found at nbc.com.
Animal Planet brings back a second season of River Monsters with seven new episodes premiering on April 25 at 10p. Viewers will follow extreme angler Jeremy Wade as he tackles freshwater monsters found in the Congo, Thailand, South Africa, Uganda, Ethiopia, Alaska and Florida. Icon Films produces the series for Animal Planet.
International media company Cineflix is teaming with actor William Shatner on a new series titled Weird or What? In each episode, Shatner will examine weird things in the world such as paranormal phenomena to strange-looking creatures and medical oddities.
Animal Planet is furthering its recent rebrand and content direction by welcoming former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson in his own series titled Taking On Tyson. In this new series, Tyson will introduce viewers to his passion for pigeons and competitive pigeon racing. Production will start this spring in New York City and the series is slated to premiere early 2011.
Your only beat if you stop working for yourself. There is no better time then now for you to reinvent your approach and change your outlook.
Last night, I spoke on WIFV panel for online distribution, marketing, advertising, etc... I had a blast. It was great to see that there are still people out there motivated and ambitious to expand their product, concept, dream, to a bigger audience but more importantly to audience that would be willing to pay for it.
My co- panelisnt included:
John Wetmore, Mr. Wetmore received a B.A. with High Honors from Princeton University and an M.A. and M. Phil. in economics from Yale University. He is an independent television producer, specializing in documentaries when he isn't working on Perils For Pedestrians.
Jeff Porro, Mr. Purroholds a Ph.D. in political science from U.C.L.A. and has been involved in public policy in Washington, D.C., since 1976. Before starting his own business in 1991, he was an associate editor of Teacher Magazine, an assistant editor of the National Academy of Sciences' Issues in Science and Technology, and an op/ed and speechwriter for People for the American Way. Porro has also served as a Senate staffer, a State Department official, and an arms control specialist for the Arms Control Association.
Since 1991, he has ghosted OpEds for national and international leaders; written speeches, Web content, press releases, newspaper ads, press kits, and annual reports for public interest and corporate clients; and written articles for Science and Technology in Government, The Nature Conservancy Magazine, Cable in the Classroom, and Science. He has been the lead writer for Newsline, the monthly newsletter of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, and wrote a monthly online newsletter for America Online. He was senior vice president of M&R Strategic Services, a Washington, D.C., political communications firm, from 1999 to 2002. Also, wrote The Greate Debaters.(Porro Associates)
And Oxana Holtman, Ms. Holtman was born in a Siberian city Novosibirsk, Oxana Holtmann got her B.A. form her hometown university, and her Masters in Chinese studies from The Moscow State University. She worked for several years as an English language instructor and interpreter, in particular at numerous workshops led by American and English psychotherapists. After Perestroika, she worked as an interpreter for what later became one of the biggest microfinance programs in Russia. In 2002-2003 her family moved first to Germany and then to Washington, DC.
Holtman made the transition from language to film in fall 2005 when she took a Sony PD170 to East Africa to videotape the story of the fastest growing microfinance bank in Kenya. Several of her subsequent African projects, including The Microfinance Podcast, were produced in close cooperation with MicroSave, India.
Holtman is a member of Women in Film and Video of Washington, DC; Television, Internet and Video Association of DC, and The DC Podcaster Alliance.
Overall, the event was a success and I would like to thank all those who attended.
Looking forward to next time!
Summary of Enlightening Moments: - Finding out that some film festivals refuse entry if your film is posted on the internet. -AmericaFree TV's wide range of channels and large variety of programming. -Pod casting sites like http://www.libsyn.com/index.php?&mode=logout&message= which offer stats of your users and downlands. -The WEB VIDEO CHEAT SHEET. -The power of IndieGoGo. com and its focus on the filmmakers niche market. (<-- me) :)
This week our production team held a launch/ promotional party for our Independent Feature Film. We had all types of people at the party, including creative and financial contributors.
The event was a complete success! Cast, crew, and contributors gathered together in support of the director's unique vision. All and all, it was everything we could have hoped for, proving to be a great opportunity for the contributors to learn more about the film and meet the driving forces behind it. It was apparent in their faces that they walked away feeling confident about the project, informed, prepared to contribute, and enthusiastic about participating with such a creative and unique group.