SCREWING THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY

So what is the MBA? Well the MBA stands for the Minimum Basic Agreement. It’s an agreement for the Writers guild of America. It makes sure the rights of the writers are met. Back in 2007 there was a strike as many of the workers weren’t getting paid any extra when their work ended up […]

IS DUBBING BOOMING?

According to the Oxford Dictionary, dubbing is replacing the original speech in a movie or television program with words in another language. In other words, dubbing commonly refers to a post-production process in which the actor’s voices are replaced with different voices from performers speaking another language. Dubbing first originated when actors had an unsatisfactory […]

Security Within Ever-changing Industries

As a senior in college, I have gotten used to the reactions I receive after being asked what I study. Heavily dependent on demographic, it’s usually one of two responses. The first is the exciting and refreshing reply of, “Wow that’s so cool! I know someone out on the West coast pursuing film.” While the […]

Writers in Reality Television

It’s no hidden secret that reality television isn’t exactly, reality. Yes, it’s unscripted, uses real people, and is completely unrehearsed; but reality programming also has the same basic goals as scripted television which is to move/entertain people. Reality television has become a catch-all phrase. It covers everything from documentary series to large scale game shows, […]

Credit Where its Due: Game Writing

Whether it be a video game such as The Legend of Zelda or God of War, all games have a story that they tell in some way. They tell a story like no other: one that you get to play through, rather than just watch or listen. Of course, there is still a writing process […]

Another Take on Synergy

What it is? Where do we see it? And how has it influenced our access to media? The first image that appears in my mind upon hearing the word synergy, is the act of working together. I think about that harmonious scene from Elf  when the camera zooms onto the table in the middle of Santa’s work shop […]

Should Apple Music and Spotify Attempt to Become Vertically Integrated?

From reading Jennifer Holt’s Empires of Entertainment: Media Industries and the Politics of Deregulation, 1980-1996 it is clear to see that broadcast, cable, and film were clearly defined industries that competed with each other before they became interconnected with the rise of media conglomerates. As Holt puts it: “film studios combined with broadcast networks (Fox), […]