Prime Time Authorship

Creating the Prime - Time Novel Interview with Michael Kozoll In an intriguing
New York Times essay titled “ The Triumph of the Prime - Time Novel , ” Charles
MacGrath argues that television has entered a new golden age and that the
prime ...

Author: Douglas Heil

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815628781

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 486

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Mixing interviews, essays, and representative scripts of three successful television dramatists, the book will be of immeasurable use to the novice scriptwriter. Designed to inspire the fledgling scriptwriter, this book combines analytical essays on the work of three successful television writers with interviews and complete scripts printed in correct professional format. The writers Marion Hargrove (Maverick, The Waltons), James Dougherty (thirtysomething), and Michael Kozell (Hill Street Blues) are used as examples of professionals who developed a personal voice and a distinctive style while serving as staff writers for existing prime-time television programs. Douglas Heil theorizes that students of television scriptwriting need to engage in close study of exemplary writing and the three full scripts he offers are useful models of humane and entertaining drama. The book is not only of value to aspiring scriptwriters but also to those readers with a general interest in media history.

Adventures on Prime Time

The title of the book itself, The Producer's Medium, proclaimed the new direction
for TV authorship studies. Identifying the television auteur as the producer, then,
was not as easy a task as in retrospect it might seem it should have been.

Author: Robert J. Thompson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 027593330X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 143

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This volume breaks new ground in television studies as the first booklength study of an individual televisionmaker. Thompson examines the work of Stephen J. Cannell, one of television's most prolific and successful producers. Thompson uses theories of film authorship, revised to take into account the polyauthorial nature of the medium, for application to television texts and provides close analysis of Cannell's programs including individual episodes of The Rockford Files, The A-Team, The Greatest American Hero and Hunter.

Gandhi Meets Primetime

82 To address the question of authorship in a Foucauldian framework, where the
author appears as a figure who is both outside and before the text, the
relationship between writing and death becomes a central concern. For writing in
our time ...

Author: Shanti Kumar

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252030017

Category: History

Page: 240

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Shanti Kumar's Ghandi Meets Primetime examines how cultural imaginations of national identity have been transformed by the rapid growth of satellite and cable television in postcolonial India. To evaluate the growing influence of foreign and domestic satellite and cable channels since 1991, the book considers a wide range of materials including contemporary television programming, historical archives, legal documents, policy statements, academic writings and journalistic accounts. Kumar argues that India's hybrid national identity is manifested in the discourses found in this variety of empirical sources. He deconstructs representations of Mahatma Gandhi as the Father of the Nation on the state-sponsored network Doordarshan and those found on Rupert Murdoch's STAR TV network. The book closely analyzes print advertisements to trace the changing status of the television set as a cultural commodity in postcolonial India and examines publicity brochures, promotional materials and programming schedules of Indian-language networks to outline the role of vernacular media in the discourse of electronic capitalism. The empirical evidence is illuminated by theoretical analyses that combine diverse approaches such as cultural studies, poststructuralism and postcolonial criticism. Shanti Kumar is an assistant professor of communication arts at the University of Wisconsin, and coeditor of Planet TV: A Global Television Reader. A volume in the series Popular Culture and Politics in Asia Pacific, edited by Poshek Fu

The Construction of Authorship

The producers' complaint was that the networks, as sole buyers of prime time
programming, exploited their power unfairly. To redress this perceived imbalance
, in 1970 the FCC enacted two rules: first, it forbade networks from syndicating ...

Author: Martha Woodmansee

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822314126

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 462

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An interdisciplinary investigation into western culture's ways of conceptualizing creative production, consisting of 21 essays presented at a meeting sponsored by the Society for Critical Exchange (date and location not noted) and published in Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal vol. 10, no 2 (no year noted). Among the wide range of topics are Helen Keller, unauthorized genders, authors' rights in England of the 16th and 17th centuries, international copyright, Spanish cinema, and teaching writing. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Jews of Prime Time

29 But what happens when Jewish women are the authors of on - screen images
? How do they ... This book finds three clear examples of female authorship of
popular prime - time series in The Goldbergs , Rhoda , and The Nanny .
Television ...

Author: David Zurawik

Publisher: Brandeis Univ

ISBN: UOM:39015055902863

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 275

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An insightful examination of the Jewish face of American television delves deeply into the Jewish identity and its role in shaping prime time--both behind and in front of the camera--featuring profiles of the founders of the three major networks: William S. Paley, David Sarnoff, and Leonard Goldenson. (Performing Arts)

A Companion to Media Authorship

42 Todd Gitlin, Inside Prime Time. ... 46 Jeffrey Gettleman, ''Disputed Vote
Plunges Kenya into Bloodshed,'' New York Times, December 31, 2007, http:// .html?pagewanted=all&_r=0;
John ...

Author: Jonathan Gray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118495254

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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A Companion to Media Authorship offers 28 groundbreaking chapters which investigate the practices, attributions, and meanings of authorship. Revitalizing the study within media and cultural studies, this diverse and global collection provides the definitive work on the subject. Rethinks cultures of authorship and challenges the concept of auteurism across multiple media forms Moves beyond notions of the individual to focus on how authorship is collaborative, contested, and networked, examining cultures of authorship and the practicalities of how it works Draws on the cutting-edge research of scholars and practitioners whose work has produced significant new insights into the field Examines a wide range of media, including television, social media, radio, videogames, transmedia, music, and comic books Offers an impressive global focus, including pieces on Mexican music, amateur film production in Nairobi slums, tele-serial production in Kinshasa, Hong Kong film, and the marketing of Bollywood

Prime Time Prime Movers

new communications invention is introduced to the public , it is usually greeted as
an improvement of an older one . Radio , for example , was heralded as a ...

Author: David Marc

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815603118

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 348

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From dominant performers such as Jackie Gleason and Carol Burnett to powerhouse producers such as Norman Lear and Steven Bocho, Prime Time, Prime Movers reviews the stories and styles of the most important architects of the airwaves.

Inside The Writers Room

... of Kentucky) Hammond, Michael and Lucy Mazdon: The Contemporary
Television Series (2007, Edinburgh University Press) Hawes, William: Filmed
Television Drama 1952–1958 (2001, MacFarland) Heil, Douglas: Prime Time
Authorship ...

Author: Christina Kallas

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137338129

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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US television drama has gained recognition for its sophisticated narrative form, and the role of the writer has been central to this. Here television writers share their experiences and practices of writing for highly successful shows such as The Sopranos, Seinfeld, Cheers, Sex and the City, The Wire, Mad Men, The Big C and Boardwalk Empire.

Legitimating Television

Inthis sense, they are authoredby the peoplewho createthem, whether these
authors are understood tofunction as ... Studies of television authorship from the
early and mid1990s suchas Prime Time, PrimeMovers, firstpublished in 1992,and

Author: Michael Z Newman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136942723

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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Legitimating Television: Media Convergence and Cultural Status explores how and why television is gaining a new level of cultural respectability in the 21st century. Once looked down upon as a "plug-in drug" offering little redeeming social or artistic value, television is now said to be in a creative renaissance, with critics hailing the rise of Quality series such as Mad Men and 30 Rock. Likewise, DVDs and DVRs, web video, HDTV, and mobile devices have shifted the longstanding conception of television as a household appliance toward a new understanding of TV as a sophisticated, high-tech gadget. Newman and Levine argue that television’s growing prestige emerges alongside the convergence of media at technological, industrial, and experiential levels. Television is permitted to rise in respectability once it is connected to more highly valued media and audiences. Legitimation works by denigrating "ordinary" television associated with the past, distancing the television of the present from the feminized and mass audiences assumed to be inherent to the "old" TV. It is no coincidence that the most validated programming and technologies of the convergence era are associated with a more privileged viewership. The legitimation of television articulates the medium with the masculine over the feminine, the elite over the mass, reinforcing cultural hierarchies that have long perpetuated inequalities of gender and class. Legitimating Television urges readers to move beyond the question of taste—whether TV is "good" or "bad"—and to focus instead on the cultural, political, and economic issues at stake in television’s transformation in the digital age.

The Case for Shakespeare s Authorship of The Famous Victories with the Complete Text of the Anonymous Play

But stay , my lords ; what time is it ? All . Prime , my lord . King . Then is it good
time , no doubt , for all England prayeth for us . What , my lords ! methinks you
look cheerfully upon me . Why , then , with one voice , and like true English hearts

Author: Seymour Maitland Pitcher

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 087395002X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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In the opinion of the author, the anonymous sixteenth-century playscript entitled "The Famous Victories of Henry the Fifth" is actually one of the first efforts by the young but spirited dramatist, William Shakespeare. Produced about 1586--when the still unknown playwright-actor was 22 years old--the play in question is neither poetic nor highly distinguished. But Professor Pitcher, an ardent Shakespearean scholar, here presents an interesting and ingenious argument for his belief that the unknown playwright was the Bard himself. The object of much critical disparagement and scholarly dispute, "The Famous Victories" covers approximately the same span of events as that in the playwright's famous trilogy immortalizing Henry of Monmouth. In its own time, it was considered exciting. "What a glorious thing it is," wrote Thomas Nash in 1592, "to have Henry the Fifth represented on the stage leading the French king prisoner and forcing him and the dolphin to swear fealty." Dr. Pitcher believes that Heming and Condell omitted "The Famous Victories" from their First Folio in 1623 because they felt it was not worthy of a place with the later, highly professional plays of Shakespeare, none of which contains such inexperienced writing. If Dr. Pitcher's line of reasoning is correct, his conclusion is of great value in dissipating some of the mystery surrounding Shakespeare's early years. For despite the play's slapstick and buffoonery, it shows that its 22-year-old author was no mere holder of horses at theatre doors, but was already well read enough among "rusty brass and wormeaten books" to piece together his story of "The Famous Victories" from the chronicles of Edward Hall, Raphael Holinshed, and John Stow. Certain to arouse violent discussion among Shakespearean scholars, Dr. Pitcher's book is the considered product of many years of thought and study. The text of the Elizabethan play concerned will in itself be of interest to students of the drama, and the possibility that Shakespeare himself penned its lines will lend an excitement to the reading of the scenes. The famous "Grafton portrait" of a youth believed to be the young Shakespeare appears as frontispiece.

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Author: Rose Arny


ISBN: UOM:39015054030385

Category: American literature


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Making Media Work

She is the author of The Television Will Be Revolutionized and Redesigning
Women: Television after the Network Era, and editor of Beyond Prime Time:
Television Programming in the Post-Network Era. She is co-author, with Timothy

Author: Derek Johnson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814764558

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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The management and labor culture of the entertainment industry. In popular culture, management in the media industry is frequently understood as the work of network executives, studio developers, and market researchers—“the suits”—who oppose the more productive forces of creative talent and subject that labor to the inefficiencies and risk aversion of bureaucratic hierarchies. However, such portrayals belie the reality of how media management operates as a culture of shifting discourses, dispositions, and tactics that create meaning, generate value, and shape media work throughout each moment of production and consumption. Making Media Work aims to provide a deeper and more nuanced understanding of management within the entertainment industries. Drawing from work in critical sociology and cultural studies, the collection theorizes management as a pervasive, yet flexible set of principlesdrawn upon by a wide range of practitioners—artists, talent scouts, performers, directors, show runners, and more—in their ongoing efforts to articulate relationships and bridge potentially discordant forces within the media industries. The contributors interrogate managerial labor and identity, shine a light on how management understands its roles within cultural and creative contexts, and reconfigure the complex relationship between labor and managerial authority as productive rather than solely prohibitive. Engaging with primary evidence gathered through interviews, archives, and trade materials, the essays offer tremendous insight into how management is understood and performed within media industry contexts. The volume as a whole traces the changing roles of management both historically and in the contemporary moment within US and international contexts, and across a range of media forms, from film and television to video games and social media.

Auteurs and Authorship

For a discussion of how television in particular has employed this technique with
a high degree of frequency , see Gitlin , T . ( 1982 ) “ Prime - Time Ideology : The
Hegemonic Process in Television Entertainment , ” in H . Newcomb ( ed . ) ...

Author: Barry Keith Grant

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: UOM:39015066412365

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 322

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This is an introductory book on auteurs within film studies. It addresses the range of theoretical issues and aesthetic and historical debates relating to film authorship, whilst providing author criticism and analysis in practice.

The Dynasty Years

Dallas was the first attempt to shift the serial format from its traditional daytime
position to a place in prime-time programming ... watched I, Claudius on British
TV was not the kind of 'free creativity' associated with 'authorship' since

Author: Jostein Gripsrud

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134884902

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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The Dynasty Years documents and analyses in detail 'the Dynasty phenomenon', the hotly debated success of the Hollywood-made 'Rolls Royce of a primetime soap' which heralded a profound transformation of European television. From the operatic camp of Krystle and Alexis' fight in the lilypond or the Moldavian wedding massacre to the unprecedented gay sub-plot, Dynasty represented, in the words of co-producer Esther Shapiro, "the ultimate dollhouse fantasy for middle-aged women". Using evidence from audience survey results, newspaper and magazine clippings and letters to broadcasters and drawing on semiotics, psychoanalysis, feminism and critical social theories, Jostein Gripsrud examines every aspect of Dynasty's production, reception and context. The result is a groundbreaking critical study. Jostein Gripsrud offers a theoretical but empirically grounded critique of many central positions in media studies, including notions of 'audience resistance' and the 'sovereign' audience and its freedom in meaning-making, arguing against what he perceives as the uncritical celebrations of the soap-opera genre in much contemporary media criticism.

Creating Contexts for Learning and Self authorship

... Multiculturalism Can Strengthen , Not Undermine , a Common Culture ” Class
2 : Project Meeting # 3 WEEK 10 : OCTOBER 25 - 29 RACE AND SCHOOLS
Concepts : institutional racism prejudice Large Group Narrative : Prime Time Live

Author: Marcia B. Baxter Magolda


ISBN: UOM:39015047450815

Category: History

Page: 345

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An approach to improving the process of education.

Crime Time Prime Time Global Time

... very effective ) “ text surpluses ” , one or more passages of genres can occur
with the work being transposed at the same time . ... 11 ; translation by the author
) In order to avert problems , the authorship of the outstanding document is
neither ...

Author: Susanne Fendler


ISBN: IND:30000100643711

Category: Crime in literature

Page: 256

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