Alex Weprin is online multimedia editor for Broadcasting & Cable. His work has been featured in Cynthia Turner's Cynopsis: Weekender, Broadcasting & Cable Magazine, and not surprisingly, Broadcastingcable.com. He graduated from Clark University in Worcester Massachusetts.
‘Avatar' Fuels 3D Hype and HopeNot only is Avatar the first fully 3D blockbuster, taking in some $370 million to date, it is the first major 3D film to be sold to a TV network now that FX has snagged the basic-cable rights in a deal that caps a week of hype and hope about the prospects of 3D programming on television. But it’s unclear exactly how that third dimension factors into the deal, the terms of which were... More
A Classic ‘Seinfeld’ Episode Comes To LifeOne of the all time great episodes of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld was “The Comeback” from the show’s eighth season. One of the plotlines followed George Costanza as he tried to think of a comeback after a colleague at the New York Yankees zinged him for hogging shrimp at a party. “Hey George, the ocean called. They’re running out of shrimp.”... More
Can Simon Fuller’s Web Series Work?Yesterday, Hulu and Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment announced If I Can Dream , a web only series documenting five people: three actors, a model and singer, as they try to achieve stardom. The series will premiere exclusively on Hulu and IfICanDream.com, and will feature product integration from Pepsi and Ford. While it still isn’t clear exactly what it will look like, how... More
Comcast/NBC U Domain Déjà vu: An UpdateSince I noted the problem of website cyber-squatting as it relates to the NBC Universal-Comcast acquisition two weeks ago, the deal has marched slowly forward, while the name of the new venture remains a mystery. But a Twitter conversation, started by Variety ’s Michael Schneider ( @franklinavenue ) and former B&C ‘er turned Los Angeles Times media maven Joe Flint (... More
NBC Shakes Up The Format For ‘The Jay Leno Show’When NBC announced the format of The Jay Leno Show , the network made it a point to note that it would be turning the structure from The Tonight Show on its head. While it would start with a monologue, the network said Jay would save the signature comedy bits for the end of the episode in order to provide the strongest news lead-in for its local affiliates. “The signature pieces... More
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