Some recent articles on TV, TV writing, and the TV biz that we regret not posting earlier. But here they are now.
Well, the opening paragraphs anyway:
Rod Serling’s First TV Drama Aired Here 65 Years Ago
Rod Serling’s first Cincinnati TV drama, “The Keeper of the Chair,” aired on WKRC-TV’s “The Storm” drama series 65 years ago, on July 10, 1951.
Serling was a staff writer at competitor WLW, where he wrote for TV and radio sitcoms, travel shows, documentaries, “Midwestern Hayride” and other lighter programs. So he started writing for “The Storm,” a live weekly drama produced by Taft Broadcasting’s WKRC-TV in the Taft family’s Cincinnati Times-Star newspaper building at 800 Broadway.
Brian Michael Bendis’ Scarlet Series Heads to HBO!
“I do a book called ‘Scarlet’ which is soon to be announced also in our universe of television,” Deadline reports Bendis as having announced today at the ATX Television Festival.“Not announced yet, but HBO.”
Read it all at http://www.comingsoon.net/tv/news/694441-scarlet-series-hbo
Creators of popular media are becoming increasingly wary of their fans
For the past couple of months, I’ve been up to my ears in death.
This spring saw a huge groundswell of fan outcry over queer women dying on television. In March, The CW’s apocalyptic drama The 100 killed off gay commander Lexa in a disappointingly clichéd way, setting off a chaotic onslaught of furious fans storming social media with passionate pleas for the show’s writers to do better.
Read it all at http://www.vox.com/2016/6/8/11885562/tv-fans-the-100-fandom
‘The Nightly Show’s Robin Thede Calls for Writers’ Room Diversity: “We Must Do Better”
Check ’em out!