Twitter serves not only as a platform for high-profile showrunners, but also a space where more nuanced television authorship is negotiated by writer-producers.
When a showrunner chooses to remove themselves from Twitter, they are removing themselves from not only professional opportunity but also a space for self-expression.
A group of TV Studies faculty share their impressions from a week-long Television Academy seminar.
With NBC’s Community and ABC’s Cougar Town on hiatus, their respective showrunners’ Twitter accounts become key outlets for implicitly or explicitly encouraging fan involvement and/or activism.
While it was perhaps inevitable that Sutter’s lack of a filter would result in his Twitter account becoming a liability, the rise and fall of “@sutterink” has more to do with public perceptions of Twitter than with his actual commentary.
With episode 6.06 having transmitted in the US, and 6.07 – the ‘game-changing’ midseries finale – already broadcast in the UK, this week seems like a good time to ponder the issue of Doctor Who spoilers.
There’s an illusion of transformative work here – although this seems to alter the rules of the Whoniverse, in fact it leaves all the game pieces in play as they were.
Moffat challenges the TV industry establishment far more notably than did series one through four. He’s the Tom Baker to Russell T. Davies’s Jon Pertwee.
The second in our two-part series on the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences Foundation’s faculty seminar.
The first in our two-part series on the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences Foundation’s faculty seminar.
For today’s television showrunner, Twitter is simultaneously rife with potential and littered with pitfalls.
In addition to granting Midwesterners like me the chance to reintroduce the concept of sunshine to our bare arms, another one of the advantageous by-products of the Los Angeles setting for the SCMS conference this year has been the opportunity…