“FX has long sought to give artists a platform to showcase their individual, uncompromising vision and its new docuseries and features are an opportunity to extend that ambition in our collaboration with non-fiction talent,” said Grad. “It’s been tremendously rewarding to partner with The New York Times and Hulu on The Weekly, which has excelled creatively and is hitting series-high ratings. Under the guidance of FX’s Jonathan Frank and J.J. Klein, we are now honored to partner with these new teams to create docuseries and features that will join FX’s legacy of fearless and groundbreaking programming.” … [Read more...] about FX Ramps Up Non-Fiction Slate With Docuseries On Tupac Shakur, LGBTQ Rights & Zodiac Killer – TCA
Non fiction books for children
My one concern with this e-reader is that its battery life isn’t listed. You can expect to use it for a week or more per charge, but that’s only if you stick to reading. Browsing the web or listening to music will run the battery down a lot more quickly, so I wish the company set some expectations. It’s also unfortunate that it’s not waterproof, although that’s to be expected from an e-reader tablet hybrid. … [Read more...] about These E-Readers Let You Store Your Magazines, Books and Audiobooks on One Device
Some experiences are well-worn totems of the company’s rise. Manager of original content Matt Thunell recounts the saga of buying the script for Stranger Things in 2015. Sensing the potential on the page was half the battle, but a team of colleagues then had to create the studio infrastructure required to bring it to life, which they did in barely a year. Streaming House of Cards in 4K, entering children’s programming, acquiring eventual Oscar-winner Icarus at Sundance, committing to global content — all get prominent treatment. … [Read more...] about The ’13 Reasons Why’ Meeting That Went Off The Rails, And Other Insights From Netflix Boss Reed Hastings’ New Book
FERGUSON: Obviously there’s the internet. But I have many books on film and the history of film, so I brought all those in. We went to the library. We also sourced the Art Directors Guild. They have a great resource of architectural prints, catalogues and various images. I got a bunch of old magazines like Look Magazine and Life Magazine from the ’40s, which is great to look at for color and graphics. So we used those and really built a world in the art department office—got pictures up on the walls, and boards and color palettes. Then, I worked with Dan Tanger, my lead painter, in coming up with a variety of colors that we would use and carry throughout the entire show, so that it would have a very consistent look and thread that runs all the way through it. Every now and then, we stepped out of the color palette, but that was more for something significant for a character. … [Read more...] about ‘Hollywood’ Production Designer Matthew Flood Ferguson On Crafting Fictional, Old Hollywood Studio & Recreating 1948 Oscars For Netflix Miniseries
The book draws on her experience as a clinical psychologist, as she gives a full rundown of the dynamics at work in the family that made Donald Trump who he is. The title — Too Much and Never Enough — is perhaps apt for this moment, as the president dominates each news cycle yet is seemingly unable to sit one out. It’s a bit of a personality paradox that she ascribes to the president: the insecurity of feeling less than and greater than at the same time. … [Read more...] about Mary Trump Book Review: In The Chaos Of Donald Trump’s Presidency, Will His Niece’s Tell-All Matter?