Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'television'.
Found 4 results
This was a pretty entertaining roundtable that happened during the Tribeca Film Festival this year. Too bad the rest of the cast couldn't be there, particularly the first season's cast. Keenan Ivory Wayans and Robert Townsend should have been as big as Lorne Michaels is and their success rate actually bests Lorne Michaels' when you think of the sheer number of success stories that came out of In Living Color, how many went on to have careers as award-winning actors, directors, producers and choreographers.
In the U.S., where the soap opera has all but been completely disregarded, it may be a bit confounded to most people that the content of any soap opera could hold such power that the government would want to control it but that is exactly what is currently happening in Egypt.
This situation has certainly been evolving into an interesting one. The paramount (no pun intended) issue seems to be that the agents from the four biggest firms are working out agreements with the studios where agents have been benefiting on the 'back end' and getting a good percentage of the profits from the work of their clients, the writers, who do not appear to be profiting from these separate agreements. Writers wanted their agents to sign a code of conduct agreement, which the agencies have not agreed to, hence the clarion call from the WGA/WGAE. JMO but I think the entire system, including the WGA needs to be revamped. Agents have become defacto gatekeepers for studios and too many writers are stuck outside of full membership, despite the actual creation of interesting work. Also, the road to the 'Writer's Room' can be very slow and plodding and riddled with obstacles. It would be interesting to see a film and television industry where agencies like WME are not as powerful as they currently are. https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/04/writers-agents-wga-ata-negotiations-fail?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_brand=vf&mbid=social_twitter&utm_social-type=owned https://t.co/uha2irDXHo
Years ago, We Love Soaps may have done a short profile on this show but I remember reading about it somewhere and wondering whether I'd ever be able to see it. I think there may have been a radio play that was actually the first soap opera with a Black cast before this but Bird of an Iron Feather had to be the first on TV. I meant to post this ages ago but somehow never got around to it. Interesting read. 'Bird of an Iron Feather' - Television's First Black Soap Opera That Was Too Hot for Television