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I moved from NYC to LA in October, 2003. And though I still think NYC is the greatest city in the world, I'm truly loving life here in the City of Angels. I'm a writer, reader, and occasional picture-taker.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Shouting Out

Here's a post specifically for you TV fans, and TV spec writers, as well as a big shout-out to a buddy of mine.

This Friday, my old friend Andy Wallenstein will begin co-hosting a show all about the television biz! I, of course, don't have cable (and actually don't even have TV reception) in my apartment (just DVDs and VCR), but I hope that all of you will tune in to educate yourselves, and also to support another FoFJ.

Here are some details from the press release:

TV GUIDE CHANNEL® TAKES AN INSIDER'S LOOK AT THE TELEVISION INDUSTRY WITH A NEW WEEKLY SERIES FROM SCOTT STERNBERG, PETER BART AND PETER GUBER

"Square Off" Premieres Every Friday Night at 8:00 p.m. Starting April 7, 2006 with Hosts Brian Lowry (Daily Variety) and Andrew Wallenstein (The Hollywood Reporter)

LOS ANGELES - (March 27, 2006) - TV Guide Channel®, a leading entertainment network providing original programming to nearly 80 million homes, today announced a new one-hour weekly series "Square Off" that will immerse viewers in the business of television with a lively debate hosted by Brian Lowry (Media Columnist, Daily Variety) and Andrew Wallenstein (TV Features Editor, The Hollywood Reporter). Created by Peter Bart (Editor-in-Chief of Variety), Peter Guber (Chairman/CEO of Mandalay Entertainment Group) and producer Scott Sternberg (Emmy®-Award winner and President of Scott Sternberg Productions) - "Square Off" will premiere on the TV Guide Channel every Friday starting on April 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The series will feature the entertainment industry's top power players in front of and behind the camera, including actors, agents, managers, network executives, producers, directors, television critics and reporters. Just like the genre it celebrates and investigates, "Square Off" will offer a rapid fire, responsive and timely discussion of the state of TV today....

Lowry and Wallenstein, both well-respected journalists in the industry, will debate hot topics in the television world and interview an "A-list" roster of in-studio guests in an up-close and personal format. Each episode will feature guests with a different area of expertise, who will come armed with opinions, controversial ideas, and powerful arguments over what TV viewers watch and why.

So I hope you all watch, and hope it turns out to be both informative and fun for you, and successful for Andy!

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2 Comments:

Blogger Shawna said...

Dang it! I don't get the TV Guide Channel!! Someone will need to post a synopsis of the show.

7:53 PM  
Blogger deepstructure said...

interesting. i would think this is competition for the guber/bart 'sunday morning shootout' show...

1:30 AM  

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