By Lindy DeKoven
High heels, hijinks, and head honchos in Hollywood
Alexa Ross has risen to the pinnacle of the Hollywood boys’ membership. because the vp of comedy improvement at Hawkeye Broadcasting approach, Alexa has placed her early years operating as an assistant to Jerry Kellner, her sex-crazed former boss, at the back of her.
However, nepotism lands Jerry a plum spot at HBS…reporting to Alexa! quickly Jerry’s malicious habit is destroying every thing stable in Alexa’s existence, from the younger scholar she tutors to the romance she notion she’d by no means locate. Can Alexa win the conflict for scores and holiday throughout the glass ceiling, whether it destroys her—and every little thing she loves?
Sharp, witty, and heartwarming, Primetime Princess is an unforgettable sneak peek into the unique behind-the-scenes drama that happens over the process one television improvement season.
By Kim Akass, Janet McCabe
By Ben Shapiro
“Vitally very important, devastatingly thorough, and shockingly revealing…. After examining Primetime Propaganda, you’ll by no means watch television an identical means again.”
Movie critic Michael Medved calls Ben Shapiro, “One of our so much clean and insightful voices at the pop culture, in addition to a judgment of right and wrong for his much-maligned generation.” With Primetime Propaganda, the syndicated columnist and bestselling writer of Brainwashed, Porn Generation, and Project President tells the stunning precise tale of ways the main robust medium of mass conversation in human heritage grew to become a car for spreading the novel time table of the left facet of the political spectrum. just like what Bernard Goldberg’s Bias and A Slobbering Love Affair did for the liberal information computing device, Shapiro’s Primetime Propaganda is an important exposé of corrupting media bias, pulling again the curtain on common and unrepentant abuses of the Hollywood leisure industry.
By Gary R. Edgerton, Jeffrey P. Jones
The founding of domestic field place of work within the early Seventies was once a harbinger of the ideas that reworked tv as an and a expertise within the many years that undefined. HBO fast turned synonymous with subscription tv and have become the best strength in cable programming. Having pursuits in tv, movie, and residential video industries used to be the most important to its luck. HBO assorted into unique tv and film construction, domestic video revenues, and overseas distribution as those once-separate leisure sectors started converging right into a international leisure within the mid-1980s. HBO has grown from a family motion picture channel to a world cable-and-satellite community with a presence in over seventy international locations. it's now a full-service content material supplier with a particular model of unique programming and landmark indicates comparable to The Sopranos and intercourse and town. The community is well known for its award-winning, cutting edge and provocative programming, together with dramatic sequence reminiscent of Six toes less than and The cord, miniseries similar to Band of Brothers and Angels in the USA, comedies akin to minimize Your Enthusiasm and Def Comedy Jam, activities indicates similar to contained in the NFL and actual activities with Bryant Gumbel, documentary sequence reminiscent of Taxi Cab Confessions and post-mortem, and 6 Oscar-winning documentaries among 1999 and 2004. within the crucial HBO Reader, editors Gary R. Edgerton and Jeffrey P. Jones compile an entire crew of students to provide an explanation for how HBO's programming remodeled the realm of cable tv and the way the community maintains to form pop culture and the tv undefined. Now, after greater than 3 and a part many years, HBO has received acclaim in 4 specified programming areas―drama, comedy, activities, and documentaries―emerging as TV's most suitable for its breakout sequence and specials. the basic HBO Reader offers a complete and compelling exam of HBO's improvement into the prototypical leisure company of the twenty-first century.
By Countess of Fiona Carnarvon
Lady Almina and the true Downton Abbey tells the tale at the back of Highclere fort, the real-life notion and surroundings for Julian Fellowes's Emmy Award-winning PBS express Downton Abbey, and the lifetime of one in every of its most famed population, girl Almina, the fifth Countess of Carnarvon. Drawing on a wealthy shop of fabrics from the files of Highclere fortress, together with diaries, letters, and images, the present girl Carnarvon has written a transporting tale of this fabled domestic close to war.
very like her Masterpiece Classic counterpart, girl Cora Crawley, woman Almina used to be the daughter of a prosperous industrialist, Alfred de Rothschild, who married his daughter off at a tender age, her dowry serving because the the most important hyperlink within the attempt to maintain the Earl of Carnarvon's ancestral home. Throwing open the doorways of Highclere citadel to are likely to the wounded of global warfare I, girl Almina exceptional herself as a courageous and memorable woman.
This wealthy story contrasts the beauty of Edwardian lifestyles in a very good apartment opposed to the backdrop of the 1st global warfare and gives an inspiring and revealing photograph of the girl on the middle of the background of Highclere Castle.
By Amanda D. Lotz
By Mark Robichaux
An inside of examine a cable titan and his industry
John Malone, hailed as one of many nice unsung heroes of our age by means of a few and reviled through others as a ruthless robber baron, is published as a little bit either in Cable Cowboy. For greater than twenty-five years, Malone has ruled the cable tv undefined, shaping the area of leisure and communications, first along with his cable corporation TCI and later with Liberty Media. Written with Malone's remarkable cooperation, the attractive narrative brings this arguable capitalist and businessman to lifestyles. Cable Cowboy is without delay a penetrating portrait of Malone's advanced character, and a charming background of the cable television undefined. informed in a full of life variety with specific information, the publication exhibits how an unassuming copper strand begun as a backwoods antenna provider and have become the electronic worried approach of the united states, an evolution that gave U.S. shoppers the quickest path to the web. Cable Cowboy finds the forces that propelled this pioneer to such nice heights, and captures the immovable conviction and quicksilver brain that experience outlined John Malone all through his profession.
By Ien Ang
Living Room Wars brings jointly Ien Ang's fresh writings on tv audiences, and , in line with contemporary criticisms of cultural reports, argues that it truly is attainable to check viewers pleasures and well known tv in a manner that isn't naively populist. Ang examines how the makers and dealers of tv try and mold their viewers and appears on the frequently unforeseen ways that the audience actively have interaction with the programmes they watch.
Living Room Wars highlights the inherent contradictions of a `politics of pleasure' of tv intake: Ang strikes past the trditional forcus on textual meanings to discover the structural and historic representations fo tv audiences as a vital part of contemporary tradition. Her wide-ranging and illuminating dialogue takes within the conflict among tv and its audiences; the politics of empirical viewers examine; new applied sciences and the strategies of tv intake; ethnography and radical contextualism in viewers stories; tv fiction and women's delusion; feminist hope and feminine excitement in media intake, and the transnational media process.
By Jim Lehrer
By Jerry Roberts
From stay productions of the Fifties like Requiem for a Heavyweight to special funds mini-series like Band of Brothers, long-form tv courses were helmed by means of the most artistic and comprehensive names in directing. Encyclopedia of tv movie Directors brings consciousness to the administrators of those productions, mentioning each director of stand by myself long-form tv courses: made for television videos, movie-length pilots, mini-series, and feature-length anthology courses, in addition to drama, comedy, and musical specials of greater than 60 minutes.
Each of the approximately 2,000 entries offers a quick occupation comic strip of the director, his or her impressive works, awards, and a filmography. Many entries additionally offer short discussions of key indicates, video clips, and different productions. Appendixes contain Emmy Awards, DGA Awards, and different accolades, in addition to an inventory of anthology courses. A much-needed reference that celebrates those often-neglected artists, Encyclopedia of tv movie Directors is an integral source for someone drawn to the background of the medium.