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 Jeff York

How the Film & TV Industry is Starting to Really Get Teens

How the Film & TV Industry is Starting to Really Get Teens

Hollywood has always had a difficult time portraying teenagers in an accurate manner. Granted, movies and television generally present fantastical lives of all kinds of people that don’t resemble anything close to reality. Actual doctors don’t get so intrinsically involved in their patients’ personal lives, cops don’t play elaborate cat and mouse games with suspects, […]

 Bill Taub

Scripted Audio Is Having Its Moment… Again

Scripted Audio Is Having Its Moment… Again

It’s said those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. Well, we’re learning from the past and looking forward to repeating it. There’s a new game in town. Rather an old game. Really a ‘new old’ game. More precisely, a new old game rebranded as ‘scripted audio’ or ‘scripted podcasts’. What […]

 Jim

How Are TV Viewing Trends Changing The Way We Watch Television?

How Are TV Viewing Trends Changing The Way We Watch Television?

Creative Screenwriting Magazine attended this year’s Produced By Conference at Warner Bros. Studios. We attended a comprehensive panel discussion with some industry heavy hitters who decide what TV shows are greenlit and which aren’t. The panel comprised of Jenny Groom (NBC Entertainment), Amy Israel (Showtime), Peter Micelli (eOne), Nick Pepper (Legendary Television Studios) and Michael Thorn (FOX Entertainment). The Rise Of Digital Programming With […]

 Jeff York

Why Is It So Hard to Find a Good Rom-Com at the Movies These Days?

Why Is It So Hard to Find a Good Rom-Com at the Movies These Days?

Have romantic comedies lost their luster these days because romance is such an antiquated concept in a nation where one out of every two marriages ends in divorce or a quick Tinder date will do just as nicely sans the headache? Is the screenplay structure for them too evident in its ‘boy meets girl, boy […]

 Jim

What Are TV Buyers Looking For?

What Are TV Buyers Looking For?

Creative Screenwriting Magazine attended this year’s Produced By Conference at Warner Bros. Studios to discuss the current state of our industry. We attended a comprehensive panel discussion with some senior industry executives who decide what TV shows are greenlit. The panel comprised of Jenny Groom (NBC Entertainment), Amy Israel (Showtime), Peter Micelli (eOne), Nick Pepper (Legendary Television Studios) and Michael Thorn (FOX Entertainment). What […]