Thursday, September 26, 2013
Fresh off the blockbuster comic series team up announcement this summer from Dynamite Entertainment, New York Comic Con will host a joint panel of two of anime's greatest legends - Voltron® and Robotech - for the first time!
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 2:07 PM
Monday, September 23, 2013
So what is going to happen to G4TV you ask?
Of course, the announcement that the male-centric network will no longer replace G4 has attracted some interest as to NBCUniversal’s intentions for the video gamers network. For now, the party line is that it will remain status quo.
“G4 is going to continue unchanged for the foreseeable future. So as of right now, it’s going to continue as is,” Stotsky said. “We’re focused on Monday’s debut of Esquire Network.”
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 8:00 PM
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Major news from The Hollywood Reporter today.
This move will likely result in layoffs it appears.
"In pursuit of that same demo [as Bravo, E! and Oxygen], Style presents brand overlap within our portfolio," Bonnie Hammer noted in an internal memo explaining the surprise decision, which will result in layoffs and an employee reshuffling.When the Esquire Network launches later this month, it will do so not on G4 but rather on the Style Network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.The decision to rebrand the latter — a tightly guarded secret until this morning — comes as NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group chairman Bonnie Hammer looks to better define the brands in her cable portfolio. Of the many female-skewing networks in her purview, Style has been the least distinct, with programming that overlapped with offerings on E! (71 percent overlap), Bravo (69 percent overlap) and younger-skewing Oxygen (58 percent overlap). By removing Style, the remaining three women's nets should be able to better serve their respective audiences without that added level of brand confusion. For Esquire, the move enables the forthcoming men's lifestyle net to launch on a considerably larger platform. Style is not only better situated than G4 on the cable dial but also in more than 75 million homes compared to G4's 62 million. The rebrand will still take effect Sept. 23.
Hammer and her team will look to retain as many Style employees as possible, be it at Esquire or at one of the company's other female networks, but, at worst, the move could result in nearly 100 layoffs. Conversations about where high-level Style staffers, including Smith, could be repositioned will take place over the coming weeks and months. (Given the hush-hush nature of the situation, such discussions have not been able to take place until now.)So where does this leave G4TV you ask?
G4 is expected to remain as is for the foreseeable future, though it's highly unlikely the company will invest in more original programming. Stotsky will remain in charge of that network as well as Esquire, which will remain his primary focus with regard to time, energy and resources.What will happen to G4 is now the big question.
We will have to wait and see.
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 7:00 PM
On Friday Septetmber 10th, 1993 at 9 p.m. EDT a franchise was born....
(A scene from the X-Files pilot)
X-Files Creator Chris Carter on the creation of the show.
The X-Files was a show that changed the way Television was produced and it effects are still felt today.
The Truth Is Out There
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 6:00 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013
From the Robotech Facebook Page
To our fans in Argentina (Queridos fans en Argentina):
AVH nos ha informado de que los envíos de Robotech: Love live alive se han retrasado debido a un problema de fabricación. Este tema está siendo solucionado inmediatamente para que puedan comprar el DVD a finales de esta semana en los kioscos de Buenos Aires y el resto del país mas tarde. Muchas gracias por su apoyo.
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 4:24 PM
Friday, September 6, 2013
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 4:41 PM
Actually, the better question is, DO I recommend working in the anime business at all? For most people, probably not. Like a lot of the entertainment industry, people perceive working in the anime business to be, well, glamorous. Whenever someone posits that thought to an actual guy working in the industry, they usually start laughing uncontrollably. The truth is, the anime business is hard, and pays very poorly, even compared to other entertainment jobs.This is a must read column as Justin blows apart many of the myth's about the industry that has developed over time.
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 2:54 PM
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Face it, you know you want one.
For fans of everyone's favorite robot cat Doraemon, this giant, life-sized Doraemon plush might just be the coolest present anyone could ever ask for. In celebration of creatorHiroshi Fujimoto's (better known as Fujiko F. Fujio, as part of the Fujiko Fujio duo) would-be 80th birthday, Premium began pre-orders for a life-size Doraemon plush doll on Tuesday, September 3. The polyester 129.3-centimeter (about 4 ¼ foot) plush doll is retailing for 194,250 yen (about US$1,952), and weighs a whopping 11.3 kilograms (about 25 pounds). The doll is scheduled to ship this December, though due to its massive size, it's only recommended for children over 6.
Posted by Kevin McKeever at 2:40 PM