Making Television

This collection of essays on television authorship includes work of some of the most prominent scholars in television studies.

Making Television

Author: Gary Thompson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275927462

Page: 212

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This collection of essays on television authorship includes work of some of the most prominent scholars in television studies. Rather than assigning one author to individual television texts, the contributors probe the relationship between the various authors at work within the institutional, cultural, and economic settings that characterize the television industry. The book analyzes and defines the unique methods of television authorship and suggests numerous candidates for authorial accountability allowing the media to enter the realm of contemporary criticism.

Children Talking Television

; Drawing on theories and ideas developed within media and cultural studies, English, education, psychology, sociology, linguistics and other related areas, this book will be useful to both students and teachers in the field, and to the ...

Children Talking Television

Author: David Buckingham University of London Institute of Education.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135722277

Page: 338

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Is television harmful to children? Does it destroy imagination, provode delinquency and violence, undermine family life and have other detrimental effects on children?; The author, himself a parent, teacher and researcher investigates the complex ways in which children actively make meaning and take pleasure from television. Chapters cover the popular debates about children and television from a general and academic perspective. The characteristics of children's talk about television are explored, as children interact with other children and other family members in "family viewing" sessions.; Key concepts which inform children's talk about television are investigated i. e. genre, narrative, character, modality, and agency. Finally, conclusions are presented and issues outlined for further research.; Drawing on theories and ideas developed within media and cultural studies, English, education, psychology, sociology, linguistics and other related areas, this book will be useful to both students and teachers in the field, and to the general reader with an interest in children and the media.

Making Crime Television

... in Canada see Canadian television; evolution of texts, 36; forensic evidence in
dramas, 2, 22; as hybrid institution, 37; independent television companies, 58n;
making of fictional crime stories, 2; negative effects, emphasis on, 28; networks, ...

Making Crime Television

Author: Anita Lam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134114389

Page: 216

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This book employs actor-network theory in order to examine how representations of crime are produced for contemporary prime-time television dramas. As a unique examination of the production of contemporary crime television dramas, particularly their writing process, Making Crime Television: Producing Entertaining Representations of Crime for Television Broadcast examines not only the semiotic relations between ideas about crime, but the material conditions under which those meanings are formulated. Using ethnographic and interview data, Anita Lam considers how textual representations of crime are assembled by various people (including writers, directors, technical consultants, and network executives), technologies (screenwriting software and whiteboards), and texts (newspaper articles and rival crime dramas). The emerging analysis does not project but instead concretely examines what and how television writers and producers know about crime, law and policing. An adequate understanding of the representation of crime, it is maintained, cannot be limited to a content analysis that treats the representation as a final product. Rather, a television representation of crime must be seen as the result of a particular assemblage of logics, people, creative ideas, commercial interests, legal requirements, and broadcasting networks. A fascinating investigation into the relationship between television production, crime, and the law, this book is an accessible and well-researched resource for students and scholars of Law, Media, and Criminology.

Making Film and Television Histories

The book is designed for all those with an interest in Australian and New Zealand history, film, or television.

Making Film and Television Histories

Author: James Bennett

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848859449

Page: 296

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"The book offers a compendium of brief chapters on selected New Zealand and Australian films and television programmes that can be situated within a clear historical context, ranging from highly successful films such as Gallipoli, The piano, Australia, Once were warriors and Heavenly creatures to less well-known texts that form the basis for intriguing examinations of history, representation and identity"--Back cover.

The Making of American Audiences

This is a comprehensive survey of American entertainment audiences from the colonial period to the modern day.

The Making of American Audiences

Author: Richard Butsch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521664837

Page: 438

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This is a comprehensive survey of American entertainment audiences from the colonial period to the modern day.

The Making of Exile Cultures

Using Iranian television as a case study, The Making of Exile Cultures explores the seemingly contradictory way in which immigrant media and cultural productions serve as the source both of resistance and opposition to domination by host ...

The Making of Exile Cultures

Author: Hamid Naficy

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816620876

Page: 283

View: 299

Using Iranian television as a case study, The Making of Exile Cultures explores the seemingly contradictory way in which immigrant media and cultural productions serve as the source both of resistance and opposition to domination by host and home country's social values while simultaneously acting as vehicles for personal and cultural transformation and the assimilation of those values.

Making Sense of Television

Taking the soap opera as a case study, this book explores the 'parasocial interaction' people engage in with television programmes. It looks at the nature of the 'active viewer' and the role of the text in social psychology.

Making Sense of Television

Author: Sonia Livingstone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113497048X

Page: 224

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Taking the soap opera as a case study, this book explores the 'parasocial interaction' people engage in with television programmes. It looks at the nature of the 'active viewer' and the role of the text in social psychology. It also investigates the existing theoretical models offered by social psychology and other discourses. This second edition takes into account recent research work and theoretical developments in fields such as narrative psychology, social representation theory and ethnographic work on audiences, and look forward to the developing role of audience research. It will be an essential study for students and lecturers in social psychology and media studies.

The Elephant in the Living Room

Arguing that television is not necessarily harmful to children, a guide for parents reveals how to use television as an effective tool for entertainment, education, and socialization, in a reference that identifies top-recommended shows as ...

The Elephant in the Living Room

Author: Dimitri A. Christakis

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1594862761

Page: 262

View: 130

Arguing that television is not necessarily harmful to children, a guide for parents reveals how to use television as an effective tool for entertainment, education, and socialization, in a reference that identifies top-recommended shows as well as programs to avoid.

Producers on Producing

Imre Horvath, producer of 60 Minutes, was asked how to get to talk to inaccessible people: "People that are busy...are scheduled tight...it's at 5:00 and 6:00 that they're back in their office to unwind...there's a kind of resonance or ...

Producers on Producing

Author: Irv Broughton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786412075

Page: 320

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Imre Horvath, producer of 60 Minutes, was asked how to get to talk to inaccessible people: "People that are busy...are scheduled tight...it's at 5:00 and 6:00 that they're back in their office to unwind...there's a kind of resonance or sympathy that springs up. "Oh, you're still in your office too?" Twenty-two interviews feature the producers or creators of Mister Rogers, Highway Patrol, Sea Hunt, The Cisco Kid, The Tonight Show, Rockford Files, Falcon Crest, Gunsmoke, Family Feud, and Roots, among others. These people offer opinions on the producer's role, the creation and packaging of different program genres, getting the best from the production team, tips for success, and of course personalities and personal moments. Honest and intelligent, these interviews give the reader a fascinating view of the industry.

Live Direct and Biased

Former news producer and director Brent MacGregor takes a hard look at the changes that TV news has undergone, including an accelerated cycle, increased use of technology, and greater focus on the bottom line.

Live  Direct  and Biased

Author: Brent MacGregor

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340662250

Page: 234

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A study of the changing face of television news, this book examines both the transmitted screen product and the newsgathering process. It is an analysis of how television reporting has changed in the age of rolling news and an examination of how TV news can affect the course of current affairs worldwide. From the fall of the Berlin wall, through the Gulf War, to the O J Simpson chase and trial, TV news is now--more than ever before--enmeshed in the events it covers. Brent MacGregor, a former producer and director, provides sharp insight into the business.

Dad s Army

Published to coincide with the 30th annivers ary of the transmission of the first episode of Dad''s Army, this book is a gazeteer of all 80 episodes, as well as chapt ers about the film, the play and the radio series. '

Dad s Army

Author: Bill Pertwee

Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited

ISBN: 9781862051768

Page: 208

View: 782

Published to coincide with the 30th annivers ary of the transmission of the first episode of Dad''s Army, this book is a gazeteer of all 80 episodes, as well as chapt ers about the film, the play and the radio series. '

The Big Picture

Describes the process of making a television drama series, looking at the activities of the cast and crew of the television programme The Tribe. Suggested level: primary.

The Big Picture

Author: Mary Bennett

Publisher: Learning Media Ltd

ISBN: 9780478237757

Page: 32

View: 118

Describes the process of making a television drama series, looking at the activities of the cast and crew of the television programme The Tribe. Suggested level: primary.

Nightline

A look at the development of "Nightline" explains how and why the television show was created, its impact on television news, and the contemporary revolution in the information industry

Nightline

Author: Ted Koppel

Publisher: Crown

ISBN:

Page: 477

View: 515

A look at the development of "Nightline" explains how and why the television show was created, its impact on television news, and the contemporary revolution in the information industry

The Television Studies Reader

A discussion of a truly international range of television programs, this title covers alternative modes of television such as digital and satellite.

The Television Studies Reader

Author: Robert Clyde Allen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415283243

Page: 629

View: 939

A discussion of a truly international range of television programs, this title covers alternative modes of television such as digital and satellite.