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Television Show Onto the Air Term Paper

… There are many potential ways to get an idea or script for a pilot to someone within Hollywood. Of these, likely the most effective is using personal contacts to get a script to someone in a position of power. In many ways, this is the oldest approach in the book, but it is also likely the most effective way to get your idea or script to someone of influence.

It may sound corny, but it is important to use personal contacts like a gym trainer, babysitter, supermarket cashier, friends and family to try to access someone inside Hollywood. The easiest way to do this is to simply tell everyone that you meet that you are looking for someone in Hollywood to read your script. It…. [read more]


Criticism of Television Shows Thesis

… TV Show Critique -- Gossip Girl

TV Show Critique of Gossip Girl

Media plays a powerful role in the development of a teenager's personality and on teen culture, as a whole. Celebrities and popular personalities on television, radio and magazines dictate what is "in" and what is "out" on impressionable teenagers. They are bombarded with images of media everyday and everywhere. Simple forms of media influence can be witnessed in common conversations held among friends, with the use of terms or phrases made famous by popular personalities. An example of such a term is "Frenemies," which was coined by the character Carrie Bradshaw from the television show, "Sex and the City" and describes friends who are constantly at odds with each other.

"You know you…. [read more]


TV Today and Yesterday South Essay

… The episode suddenly becomes terribly dark and somewhat depressing. It shifts between comedy and heartbreak instantaneously. The show ends with Stan objecting to all the things he and his friends used to like -- calling them all "shit" -- stupid, meaningless, and empty of value. His friends all leave him. Stan is left alone to wonder why nothing in the world appears to be worth anything anymore. Unlike in Jeannie, where all the major characters are brought back to normalcy, the South Park episode offers no such hope. In a sense it is more realistic, despite being a cartoon.

Stevie Nick's "Landslide" plays over the last scene of the show, emphasizing the fact that sooner or later all Americans must grow up and realize that…. [read more]


iPad and Macbook Air Marketing Essay

… Regardless of clever advertising and marketing campaigns, products do not sell without appropriate pricing, which is an issue Apple has run into consistently in launching past products, such as its MacBook Air and iPAD. Take for instance, the MacBook Air, which despite its revolutionary design brought significant critical feedback in terms of pricing. Its initial price range of $999 for the 64 GB version and $1,199 for the 128 GB version, proved too high for many consumers, who opted instead to purchase similar products such as the Acer Aspire, which offered increased battery life and a far faster core, for a more reasonable $899. However, aforementioned issues with the MacBook Air in terms of technical functions held many consumers back from purchasing the product initially,…. [read more]


Air Bags in Cars Term Paper

… Instead, they want to see someone who will make a decision and stick with it. If the President believes air bags should stay in cars, he must not apologize for that.

Interest Groups

Those individuals who believe in Ralph Nader want to see him in politics. At least they did in 1996. In 1996, Nader pointed out that he had been arguing for air bags in cars for 30 years. He also pointed out that no one seemed to be interested in listening to what he had to say, but in the end he was right. Whether he was right about air bags is a matter of political opinion, but those who supported him in 1996 certainly believed that he was onto something -- and…. [read more]


Controlling TV Programmes: The Debate Essay

… It's argued that the prevalence of violence in television programmes, promotions and commercials results in risks to public safety since individuals may try to imitate the violent behavior they have seen. Therefore, with stricter control measures on television programming, public safety will be enhanced.

Arguments Against Stricter Control of TV Programmes:

On the contrary, there have also been arguments against the stricter control of television programmes based on the following reasons:

Freedom of Media:

Attempts to strictly control television programmes are considered as measures of hindering the freedom of media and the broadcaster's right to choose. While there are certain regulations on the kind of programs to be aired, stricter content restrictions are viewed as attempts by the government to control or hinder the broadcaster's…. [read more]


Film Interests Choose Essay

… An example of this occurred, when Gecko makes a speech about how greed is good (while addressing shareholders of Teldar Paper). This is a one sided argument by showing how capitalism can address the challenges impacting the world. As, these kinds of excesses will lead to even greater abuses down the road. This is designed to sway the audience by showing how Gecko is a true capitalist and not some greedy corporate raider. Once this occurs, is when they are able to understand his mindset and thinking. ("Wall Street," 2012) (Newkirk, 1998)

At the same time, the music is used to show how there is sense of change that is occurring. The problem is that the transformations are taking place at a time when everyone…. [read more]


Communication and Broadcasting Term Paper

… Communications Markets and Media Broadcasting Technology

The research study I would like to perform for my independent study relates to both communications and television broadcasting. I plan to obtain this research through many of the network's websites and other websites that are related to news programs and that disclose television ratings and number of viewers watching particular news programs.]

What is everyone watching? The Nielson ratings are updated every Wednesday, and they reflect data collected from the previous week (Monday through Sunday). The top rated TV shows for the week of May 21, 2007 were:

Rank

Rating percent)

Viewers (measured in millions)

American Idol

Wednesday)

FOX

Dancing with the Stars

Tuesday)

ABC

American Idol

Tuesday)

FOX

Dancing with the Stars (Monday)

ABC

CBS

NCIS

CBS…. [read more]


Disney Affects on Children American Cultural Research Paper

… Disney

The Affect of Disney Culture on American Society

Disney is more than a name. It is a brand. In fact, Disney dominates the consumer market and has socially, economically, and educationally affected American culture. The way Americans interact, buy, entertain, and teach has become less dignified and more Disney-fied. While some view Disney as the greatest thing since sliced bread, others are of a different opinion: namely that Disney is a greedy, profiteering machine that has corrupted its image, seduced children, and preached false doctrine. This paper will show how Disney has negatively shaped American culture, despite objections from Disney-devotees that the Mouse is still good.

The most recent public criticism of Disney Corps. came just before the 2011 Academy Awards show, when Academy…. [read more]


Animated Sitcom Essay

… Simpsons

The Death of the Family Narrative

I vividly remember the first time I watched an episode of The Simpsons. I was sitting in a hospital bed, I was five years old and I had just had vesicoureteral reflux surgery. In the room with me were my father and my sister, who was also sitting in a hospital bed after having the same surgery. My sister and I were in the midst of convalescing and needed something to lighten the mood so my father turned on the small television set in the corner of the sterile room and put on this new animated sitcom that none of us had ever heard of called The Simpsons.

Half way through the episode my father had to turn…. [read more]


Rhetorical Analysis of the Ideologies of Gore's an Inconvenient Truth Term Paper

… ¶ … Inconvenient Truth

Former Vice President Al Gore, who, in his documentary film on global warming, by director Davis Guggenheim, an Inconvenient Truth (2006), introduces himself, "I am Al Gore, I used to be the next president of the United States," won an Academy Award for the documentary. It is not the first time that a controversial documentary film has won an Academy Award, nor is it the first time that a politician has harnessed the Hollywood public relations mechanism as represented by the film stars like those stars backing Al Gore's documentary, to promote both their ideology and themselves as politicians. Hillary Clinton did it with her book, it Takes a Village (1996), which won a Golden Globe Award, and was the first…. [read more]


Michael Moore so Controversial? Term Paper

… But, does this mean that his films are altogether false -- are they not real documentaries?

To consider this accusation let is use an example. FOX News -- a clear right-wing mouthpiece -- every hour of every day claims to be presenting America with a "fair and balanced" account of the news. No honest person would ever believe that Fox News is unbiased. So, if we are to admit that FOX News is biased, are we then also forced to admit that what FOX News covers is not real news? No. Although FOX News may be very selective, and indeed biased in what news stories they choose to cover, it would be irrational to conclude that what they do cover is not the news. Similarly,…. [read more]


Dream Content as Therapy: Ego vs. Repression Dissertation

… For example: a parent has repeating nightmares, and the child "dreams his dreams " because the child is in a psychic resonance with the parent. The child's dreams end when the parent's does. Four, it might be a repetition of a past traumatic event in current lifetime. For example: a person might dream of a recent rape, a childhood assault or a wartime battle. This type of nightmare is so deeply etched in the psyche that it can require heavy use of behavioral dream-work techniques to modify the content and emotional intensity.



A fifth factor could be that the dream is a depiction of a past or probable life. For example: a client might dream the last events prior to a violent…. [read more]


History of Sanitation Term Paper

… Western medical specialists claimed that bathing could balance the humors and digestive disorders. Hot water (thermal) baths were thought to promote respiration, relieve fatigue and cure headaches, while cold showers were used to relieve painful joints. A very warm bath was used to bring down a high fever by making the bather sweat. "Bathing is about the sensuality of warm and cold thermal sensations that heighten your sense of awareness, destabilize your mood, generally rearrange the contents of your mind. The experience of extreme opposite temperatures back to back (hot to cold or cold to hot) is particularly revelatory" (Koren 28).

In the west, the medical benefits of bathing were forgotten during the Middle Ages, but recovered once again during the Renaissance in France, Germany…. [read more]


Communication and Technology Since the Advent Research Proposal

… Communication & Technology

Since the advent of the Internet in the early 90's, it has played a significant role in the way people communicate and transmit information. With the convenience and variation it offers, it quickly assimilated itself in the lives of modern individuals.

The Internet has shaped and re-defined traditional forms of communication and information dissemination. Books are being digitized through Project Gutenberg. Newspapers such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have online counterparts. Radio has in its place podcasting, and TV is made digital with YouTube. The Internet has provided both access and platform for groups and individuals to share and consume information right off the top of their desks.

But a long-standing debate ensues. With this new technology…. [read more]


Computers for the Organization Essay

… Software

While in other areas, these computers are relatively similar, there is a major difference in terms of operating systems and software. Apple uses a proprietary operating system and software. There are benefits to this and drawbacks. The Apple O/S is usually considered superior to that of Windows, both in terms of security and stability, although Windows has made significant improvements on both fronts in recent years. The Samsung comes with Windows Home Premium while the equivalent Toshiba comes with Windows Professional, a superior product. The quality of basic MS Office software on Apple computers is much better today than it has been in the past. All computers come with the option of purchasing full use MS Office products. With respect to other software, Windows…. [read more]


Historical Context of Distance Education Thesis

… ¶ … distance education offers a timeline of distance education that stresses a new and independent view of individuals. Most interestingly distance education began as a for profit industry associated with teaching those who could not travel to educational institutions, vocational subjects that would be of interest to them, even though they were often many miles from the instructor and received material only by mail. This shows in part the interest of opening education to a broader audience, including women and to those who were working to make a living. Women also benefited greatly from early distance education, and though the article does not mention it the contention that women would be damaged by the society of higher education, removing this environment from the equation…. [read more]


Public Figures Should Not Be Obliged to Act as Role Models Essay

… Public Figures as Role Models

Should Public Figures be Obligated to be Role Models to Young People?

There is an intrinsic desire in people to seek out and imitate others whose behavior is considered better than one's own. Children idolize their parents as role models. As a child gets older, they may seek out role models from other places including public figures. It is this susceptibility to other people's influence that has many parents and politicians alike concerned about and arguing for an expectation of moral and even admirable behavior from public figures.

For the most part public figures act within the confines of the law, just as any other citizen would. When this higher standard of conduct does not happen, the public becomes disenfranchised…. [read more]


O Brother, Where Art Thou? Thesis

… The irony of the Coens' career is that, out of the marginalized business of "independent" filmmaking, they have so often striven to re-create such period pieces of the golden age of Hollywood's studios. Although Peter Biskind points to the Coens as an example of the larger symbiotic relationship that exists between "independent" filmmaking and Hollywood studio filmmaking, in the way that independent filmmaking "emerges at the bottom to inject new vitality into the system: the Oliver Stones and Coen Brothers of the 80s, the Quentin Tarantinos and Atom Egoyans of the 90s" (Biskind 429), the fact remains that the Coens seem most influenced by Hollywood product that was not independent in the first place, and represented in many cases the quickest cheapest sort of commercial…. [read more]


Blogs and the Effect on the Coming Election Term Paper

… Political Science

Blogs and the Upcoming Election

The purpose of this paper is to introduce and analyze the topic of the 2008 Presidential Elections. Specifically it will discuss online blogs and their affect on the upcoming election, exploring the relationship between technology and culture. Blogs have become completely ubiquitous in our culture, popping up everywhere from personal Web sites to online newspapers and television show sites. It seems anyone who is anyone has a blog and it not afraid to use it. Blogs also played an important role in the 2004 presidential election, and they seem poised to play an even bigger role in the upcoming presidential elections.

Twenty years ago, on presidential election night, most Americans would gather in front of the television to…. [read more]


Media and Politics the War in Iraq Term Paper

… Media and Politics - the War in Iraq

While political relations between government and media have always been rife with corruption, disagreement, and discontent, never are these ties more tenuous nor crucial during times of war. War, like the one in which the United States and its allies are currently engaged in Iraq, brings to a critical height the importance of media, its freedom, and its control as relating to its government. "I hate newspapermen," General William Sherman announced nearly a century and a half ago. "They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast."

If…. [read more]


Celebrity Endorsement Strategy: An Investigation Essay

… (Source: http://www.scribd.com/doc/37402292/BE-TP)

What you have here than in short is the first stage where no definite action is taken and the company cursorily becomes acquainted with the celebrity and decides whether or not to move forward. Frequently, the process tops just where it is with company and endorser parting on friendly, but non- businesslike terms.

In the second stage, the company cautiously proceeds to test whether celebrity may be a good fit, whether celebrity is interested; negotiations are casually mentioned; and objectives and measurements are tentatively formulated.

The last stage is the most serious of all, when the company actually hires the celebrity and conducts serious and drawn out negotiations regarding goal objectives, the contract, measurements to assess outcome, and results are conveyed to stakeholders.…. [read more]


Strategic Change and Marketing Strategy Reformulation Term Paper

… Strategic Change and Marketing Strategy Reformulation clear strategic approach is vital for the overall success of each organization. But in today's world, however good a strategic move is, it must be constantly changed and adapted to the new and emerging requirements of the market and environment. Foremost, a change in a corporate strategic approach must then be incorporated at all organizational levels, including the marketing department.

Take for instance the case of American vehicle producer Ford Motor Company. For decades now their strategy has been based on manufacturing, promoting and selling large luxurious vehicles. But the contemporary society - due to several factors such as increasing concern over environmental protection, increasing price of oil or fierce competition from the Japanese car manufacturers - now demands…. [read more]


Preparing a Marketing Plan for Terry's Group Novelty Chocolates by Analyzing a Particular Case Term Paper

… ¶ … Marketing Plan for Terry's Group (novelty chocolates) by analyzing a particular case

Marketing Plan for Terry's Group

Terry's Group is a New York-based company, operating throughout the entire world and activating in the food industry by producing high quality chocolate products for over two centuries. Today, the company is integrant part of United Biscuits, which desires to become an international leader in the snack industry. A main product line of the organization is formed from indulgent countlines, which initially registered great success onto the market, but which currently are faced with constantly decreasing sales. The primary focus of the company is to revitalize the Pyramid brand by combining the characteristics of boxed chocolates with those of indulgent countlines.

Analysis

Market Conditions

The chocolate…. [read more]


Distance Learning Term Paper

… Both the lecture sessions and the course laboratory require substantial individual study, concentration, and practice to demonstrate mastery of related concepts. Likewise, ME 172 has enduring linkages to industrial practices.

The Distant Education component offered a fifty-minute connection made three times a week for fifteen weeks during each semester. Collaborating students from both University locations were required to complete nineteen laboratory exercises (ten tutored lessons, and nine production drawings -- including final assembly drawings), using the Pro/E software to model and define each mechanical component or assembly. The Pro/E software was resident only at Brigham Young University's CAD Laboratory. Before the professors assigned each lab project, a live lab session was conducted, similar to the lecture periods. The only difference being that instead of PowerPoint…. [read more]


Twentieth Century Theater the Group Theater Believed Term Paper

… ¶ … Twentieth Century Theater

The Group Theater believed that theater was an active concept, which relied on the self-defining nature of the movements within it; in many ways this ideology, seen in such plays as Waiting for Lefty, illustrated how the Group Theater wanted to inspire greater action in both American life and theater during a time of great instability. Group Theater believed in the concept of an active notion within the development of theater. Theater was meant "to develop a technique of its own, to embody a common attitude towards life, that the audience more or less shares" (Classical TV 2011). In this ideology, theater could extend its traditional role as purely entertainment and become a staple of modernity and cultural relevance. Here,…. [read more]


Weblogs and Their Influence Term Paper

… Pyra labs then released Blogger. The initial software produced was the prototype for subsequent developments. This early period was followed by the creation of Diaryland, which has grown in sophistication since the early years. Of course, the name Blogger.com is synonymous with the growth and popularity of Weblogs. Part of the reason for the success of Blogger.com is that users can store to archive the blogs on their own servers rarer than remote sites; which led for personalized web addresses.

Am essential factor which contributed to the rise of the blogging phenomenon was the growth of the Internet itself. By 2000 the Internet had grown in terms of user numbers so that Weblogs found a ready base from which to develop. Smales states that "...…. [read more]


Will Tablet Devices Replace the Laptop Computer Dissertation

… ¶ … Tablet Devices Replace the Latop Computer

Tablet Computers: Will They Forever Change the Way We Interact with Information?

In a dynamic world, technology is the key to evolution. Despite the creation of numerous gadgets, the computer remains the most popular device due to its role and functionality in both professional as well as leisure activities. Computers have suffered a tremendous process of evolution from the massive ENIAC to the small tablet. The aim of this research endeavor is that of identifying the ability of tablet computers to radically change the means in which information is managed. Specifically, the main research question is that of the ability of tablet computers to fully replace traditional computers. Several research questions have as such been developed, namely:…. [read more]


Presidential Election of 1992 Term Paper

… Clinton had regained 5% of the vote over Bush following the second debate, according to a poll by the New York Times (McGuire & Craig, A1).

Part of the problem, according to political advisors, was that Bush still refused to believe that an economic recovery was not occurring. Despite higher unemployment and the lowest interest rates since the Kennedy presidency, Bush repeatedly noted, both in the debates and in speeches, that an economic recovery was on the way, without additional steps being needed. This meant that even though Clinton's platform was based on too familiar ideas, such as raising taxes on the wealthy, careful closing of loopholes, and an emphasis on investment, those ideas were still more powerful than the Bush campaign's economic reform, which…. [read more]


Imaging and Optics Term Paper

… ¶ … Optics Applications in Information Technology Today

How imaging and optics technology are revolutionizing the way businesses communicate their products to the consumer.

Imaging and optics technology have provided a wide range of industries with the ability to label, track, and prevent bad documentation to their products for a more efficient and economically sound business.

Audience: College students, professors, general public.

Imaging and optic applications are truly ancient, and people quickly recognized the innovation these devices represented. "Two thousand years ago," Peter Weiss says, "Roman Emperor Nero peered through an emerald monocle to better see his gladiators in combat. Twelve hundred or so years later, eyeglasses started to adorn faces" (p. 200). To date, though, optical lenses have primarily served just one purpose: to…. [read more]

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