In Remake Television: Reboot, Re-use, Recycle, edited by Carlen Lavigne, contributors from a variety of backgrounds offer multicultural, multidisciplinary perspectives on remake themes in popular television series, from classic cult ...
Author: Carlen Lavigne
Publisher: Lexington Books
Remakes are pervasive in today’s popular culture, whether they take the form of reboots, “re-imaginings,” or overly familiar sequels. Television remakes have proven popular with producers and networks interested in building on the nostalgic capital of past successes (or giving a second chance to underused properties). Some TV remakes have been critical and commercial hits, and others haven’t made it past the pilot stage; all have provided valuable material ripe for academic analysis. In Remake Television: Reboot, Re-use, Recycle, edited by Carlen Lavigne, contributors from a variety of backgrounds offer multicultural, multidisciplinary perspectives on remake themes in popular television series, from classic cult favorites such as The Avengers (1961–69) and The X-Files (1993–2002) to current hits like Doctor Who (2005–present) and The Walking Dead (2010–present). Chapters examine what constitutes a remake, and what series changes might tell us about changing historical and cultural contexts—or about the medium of television itself.
producer Norman Lear resulted in the transatlantic remake of Till Death Us Do
Part (BBC, 1965–1975), initially as Those Were the Days (ABC, 1969) and two
unbroadcast pilots, before achieving long-running success as All in the Family (
Author: Matt Hills
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"This collection explores the current wave of US/UK television dramas, focusing on industry strategies, performance styles, issues of 'quality,' and audience receptions. It covers key programs including Black Mirror, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones and Sherlock. Issues of national identity, streaming services, and transnational fan cultures are all explored"
1990s remade from past television series: The Fugitive (1993), The Beverly
Hillbillies (1993), The Flintstones (1994), Maverick (1994), The Brady Bunch
Movie (1995), Mission: Impossible (1996) and The Mod Squad (1999). The cycle
Author: Claire Perkins
Providing a cross-cultural investigation of the current phenomenon of transnational television remakes, and assembling an international team of scholars, this book draws upon ideas from transnational media and cultural studies to offer an understanding of global cultural borrowings and format translation. While recognising the commercial logic of global television formats that animates these remakes, the collection describes the traffic in transnational television remakes not as a one-way process of cultural homogenisation, but rather as an interstitial process through which cultures borrow from and interact with one another. More specifically, the chapters attend to recent debates around the transnational flows of local and global media cultures to focus on questions in the televisual realm, where issues of serialisation and distribution are prevalent. What happens when a series is remade from one national television system to another? How is cultural translation handled across series and seasons of differing length and scope? What are the narrative and dramaturgical proximities and differences between local and other versions? How does the ready availability of original, foreign series shape an audience’s reception of a local remake? How does the rhetoric of ‘Quality TV’ impact on how these remakes are understood and valued? In answering these and other questions, this volume at once acknowledges both the historical antecedents to transnational trade in broadcast culture, and the global explosion in, and cultural significance of, transnational television remakes since the beginning of the twenty-first century. This book was originally published as a special issue of Continuum.
The analysis in this volume results in a rich and multifaceted overview of approaches to global television studies.
Author: Carlen Lavigne
Publisher: Lexington Books
American Remakes of British Television: Transformations and Mistranslations, edited by Carlen Lavigne and Heather Marcovitch, is an international, multidisciplinary collection exploring a specific set of television remakes (including The Office, Life on Mars, Sanford and Son, What Not to Wear, and others) through the lenses of communications studies, English, history, psychology and cultural studies. What does it mean to remake a television program? What does the process of 'Americanization' entail? What might the success or failure of a remade series tell us about the differences between American and British producers and audiences? The analysis in this volume results in a rich and multifaceted overview of approaches to global television studies.
ARTIST EMPLOYMENT ( f ) Additional payments to Writer for Sequel , Remake
and Television Use of the Work ; Right of First Negotiation : Subject to the
provisions of Clauses 6 ( g ) and 6 ( h ) below , and subject to the production and
Author: Mark Litwak
A collection of sample entertainment contracts along with discussions of the concepts and terms contained therein. It contains 62 contracts covering: depiction and copyright release; literary submission and sale; artist employment; collaboration; music; financing; production; distribution; and, merchandising and retainers.
Did Gilligan and his fellow castaways ever get rescued?
Author: Lee Goldberg
Did Gilligan and his fellow castaways ever get rescued? Is Dr. Marcus Welby still making house calls? Is Marcia Brady single? What kind of father did Beaver Cleaver grow up to be? Those questions and many, many more about your favorite TV characters are answered in this unique and entertaining book, which examines every TV series remake and sequel produced from 1955-1992. A useful and entertaining volume Booklist
This process works differently each way : while Britain broadcasts American
series , American television usually buys the format of British programmes and
remakes them with an American production team and cast . Recent examples of
Author: Brett Mills
Publisher: British Film Institute
Despite its global reach, longstanding popularity, and immense profitability, sitcom has been repeatedly neglected in theoretical work on television and media. This book demonstrates that this lack needs to be sorely addressed, by dragging analysis of sitcom up to date, with a wealth of contemporary examples, a range of new approaches to the genre, and examination of the roles sitcom and comedy play within society. The book takes as its starting point the variety of ways in which sitcom has traditionally been explored. A chapter on genre examines the history and development of sitcom, and the institutional structures which produce it. There is also analysis of differences between sitcoms produced in a range of countries, and what happens when a programme gets sold abroad and remade. A chapter on representation explores the debates about the ways in which sitcom chooses who to make jokes about and why, and whether this matters. And a chapter on performance argues that this is a vital, and underexplored, aspect of sitcom's funniness, and interrogates the ways in which comic actors make their performance funny. With specific case studies on Will and Grace, The Office, and The Cosby Show, as well as analysis of a broad range of contemporary and historical examples throughout, this book will be of interest to students of sitcom and comedy, as well as those of television and popular culture.
Author: Mark Emmons
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
This is a guide to reference works in movies and television. Beginning with general guides, dictionaries and encyclopedias, the book then turns to filmographies, filmmakers, and filmmaking. It is for librarians, faculty, and novice filmmakers.
roduction Company Universal Television . Director William A . Graham ... A TV
remake of Billy Wilder ' s 1944 film classic about a wife ... Bing Crosby ' s only TV
movie has him cast against type as a n doctor who sees to it that the bad people
Author: Alvin H. Marill
Television historian Alvin H. Marill has compiled a comprehensive listing of every film made for television since the first was broadcast in 1964. Each entry cites the film's original network, airdate, length of broadcast, extensive production credits (director, writer, producer, composer, director of photography, and editor), and a complete cast (and character) listing, as well as a brief summary. Five volumes including complete actor and director indexes.