With must-see projects like Dopesick , Recount and Game Change under his belt, Danny Strong knows a thing or two about how to craft the perfect, ripped-from-the-headlines yarn that’s sure to generate Emmy heat. Here, the writer-director-actor (what, you don’t remember him from Saved by the Bell: The New Class ?) gives a five-point masterclass for budding screenwriters. 1 – Lean on the masters Arthur Miller is one of my writing heroes, along with the films of Sydney Pollack and Sidney Lumet. They are big inspirations for me when I do these kinds of projects that are very intense and powerful, moralistic and about something. The perennial is All the President’s Men . The screenplay by William Goldman is sort of the North Star of powerful, immediate, true-life stories. It’s extremely tense and feels like a thriller without really having those thriller beats. Those four are definitely my biggest influences. 2 – Avoid ‘loosely inspired’ tales I think … [Read more...] about Five Things: ‘Dopesick’ Creator Danny Strong’s Key Influences & His Avoidance Of Horror: “It’s Not Really My Jam”
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EXCLUSIVE : Wanda Sykes is knocking on the door of syndication with a new series that features videos taken from Ring doorbells. The comedian is to host Ring Nation , a new twist on the popular clip show genre, from MGM Television, Live PD producer Big Fish Entertainment and Ring. The series, which will launch on September 26, will feature viral videos shared by people from their video doorbells and smart home cameras. It’s a television take on a genre that has been increasingly going viral on social media. The series will feature clips such as neighbors saving neighbors, marriage proposals, military reunions and silly animals. It is the latest example of corporate synergy at Amazon, which owns MGM Television and production company Big Fish and bought Ring in 2018. Founder and inventor Jamie Siminoff previously appeared on Shark Tank as a contestant before returning years later as a Guest Shark after selling his company to the tech giant. Executive … [Read more...] about Wanda Sykes To Host Syndicated Viral Video Show Featuring Ring Doorbell Technology From MGM
Kaun Banega Crorepati 14 commenced its journey yesterday with a stellar grand premiere episode. The special episode was graced by eminent personalities and celebrities such as Aamir Khan, MC Mary Kom and Sunil Chhetri along with India's first blade runner, Major DP Singh, and Mithali Madhumita, the first female officer to win the Gallantry Award. In tonight’s (August 8) episode, Amitabh Bachchan introduced the first set of contestants of KBC Season 14 . Dulichand Agarwal from Mumbai became the first contestant to join the host on the hot seat. Agarwal revealed that he has done a PhD in Economics and is currently serving as a professor at a college in Durg, Madhya Pradesh. The contestant engaged in some fun banter with Big B. He also asked the host to call him DC and not Dhulichand. The 62-year-old played a good game. However, he exhausted all his lifelines and won Rs 50 Lakh by the end of the first episode. Dulichand will resume his game as the … [Read more...] about Kaun Banega Crorepati 14: Dulichand Agarwal Wins Rs 50 Lakh By Answering THIS Question!