“A web series is a good place to express every weird thought you have, and some of the work is similar to writing a movie.”
With season two concluded, Graeme Manson and John Fawcett talk about orchestrating a great second act for an unexpected breakout show.
"I think it’s good for the show and for keeping people on the edge of their seats, to some degree. One, to not necessarily trust new characters. And two, anyone can die at any given moment. So having characters drop away, and new characters arrive, and characters that show up that you’re not sure whether to trust—I think that’s all part of this thrill ride that we’re trying to create."
Animator Simon Chong made a South Park music video for “Hello!” from Book of Mormon and it’s a fitting tribute to the Broadway juggernaut’s creators.
Quite handy for those of us in the U.S. without access behind the scammy paywall known as cable television. My personal favorite method: just watch Univision.
In the role of Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren, Uzo Aduba has proven to be one of OITNB’s most versatile performers. Aduba talks to Co.Create about the thinking behind Crazy Eyes and how she brings the complex character to life.
"My representation called me and they said, ‘We have some really great news for you.’ I said, ‘Okay.’ They said, ‘Do you know that audition you went on for Orange is the New Black?’ ‘Totally, absolutely!’ ‘Well, you didn’t get it.’ I was like, ‘Alright. So what is the good news?’ ‘They’d like to offer you another part—Crazy Eyes.’"
Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s dreamy delivery isn’t the only thing animating Fox’s Cosmos. New Blu-ray and DVD editions, out June 10, provide a look behind the show’s unique visual style.
“We came up with a style of backgrounds for the backdrops, of layering photorealistic images with mystical effects and smoke to create a diorama feel,” says consulting animation producer Kara Vallow in the feature. “We’re creating an entire world within the cosmos.”
If you thought “Project Runway” was juicy and addictive, with its fashion drama queens, speed-design challenges, and icy judges, imagine injecting it with the raging hormones of adolescence. There you have the premise of Lifetime’s newly announced Threads, a “Project Runway”-inspired fashion competition reality show for teenage designers.
In case there was any doubt, last night’s Colbert Report made at least one thing in the Hachette vs. Amazon battle very clear: Don’t mess with an angry author, especially one with his own show.
"I think now the larger popular culture realizes that everybody is nerdy about something, it makes people who might not be nerdy about traditional nerd things be a little more comfortable with it." - wilwheaton
Comedy Central (comedycentral) President Michele Ganeless reveals some details about the network’s next big late-night bet.
The Minority Report setup will be similar to The Daily Show and Colbert Report, but with a twist: For parts of the show Larry Wilmore will be joined by a panel of co-hosts, presumably along the lines of The View or Real Time With Bill Maher. … The idea is for the group to reflect a range of points of view. “It’s not being done right now in late night—a panel of diverse voices, a panel of underrepresented voices,” says Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless. “This is the African American point of view, the female point of view, the Latino point of view, on all issues of the day. It’s holistic—it’s not just about looking at a black point of view and black issues. It’s giving these underrepresented voices an opportunity to be heard on all issues. That array of voices will be a big part of the show.”