Inside 'The Wire': How one author tracked down the details behind the monumental Baltimore TV show

You will not read many author interviews or book reviews on this blog unless a book is something special. Jonathan Abrams’ “All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire” is something special. Abrams, a senior writer who who covers the NBA for Bleacher Report, is a superb sports reporter.... Continue reading at 'Baltimore Sun'

[ Baltimore Sun | 2018-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Society of Authors renews calls for TV shows to pay authors

The Society of Authors (SoA) has renewed its calls for TV companies to pay and credit historians and authors for their research work after a rise in complaints from members. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A TV Talk Show Appearance That Can Change an Author’s Future

Seth Meyers on Late Night, a US TV talk show, has embraced interviewing novelists and the result is often a boost in book sales following broadcast. The post A TV Talk Show Appearance That Can Change an Author’s Future appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-07-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Insider is moving into OTT with Insider TV

The digital publisher built enormous scale on Facebook, but will now enter an increasingly crowded over-the-top market. The post Insider is moving into OTT with Insider TV appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-06-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fall Regional Bookselling Shows 2015: Children’s Authors Appearing at the 2015 Regional Bookselling Trade Shows

A selection of some of the hundreds of children's book authors who will be at this season’s regional shows. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fall Regional Bookselling Shows 2015: Adult Authors Appearing at the 2015 Regional Bookselling Trade Shows

Here is a selection of some of the hundreds of authors who will be at this season’s regional shows. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The magic question: can a Harry Potter TV show work?

News of a Harry Potter show in early development at HBO Max begs the question: what can justify another extension to an already stretched universe?When I saw the news, reported by the Hollywood Reporter, that HBO Max was in talks to develop live-action Harry Potter television series, all details... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-01-25 21:19:03 UTC ]
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Publishers and authors show support for Tsitsi Dangarembga

A growing number of publishers and prominent authors have added their voices of support for Booker Prize-shortlisted author Tsitsi Dangarembga, who was arrested in Harare in July.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-24 09:46:55 UTC ]
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While offensive TV shows get pulled, problematic books are still inspiring debate and conversation

A look at how people have engaged with “Huck Finn” and “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” over time offers a snapshot of who we were and are. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-07-03 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Snoop Dogg to make 'hood TV show' adapting Joe Ide's IQ series

Snoop Dogg is producing the TV adaptation for Joe Ide's IQ detective series, after TV rights were initially snapped up in a seven-way bidding war by Alcon. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-03 14:06:32 UTC ]
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Scott's Treachery of Spies on track for TV drama

TV and film rights in Manda Scott's historical thriller A Treachery of Spies have sold to London-based production outfits Beaglepug Films and Enriched Media Group.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-19 05:02:51 UTC ]
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This new database shows the reading habits of major 20th-century authors.

When Sylvia Beach, the New Jersey native who published Ulysses and opened Paris’ Shakespeare and Co. (“the most famous bookstore in the world”), died in 1962, Princeton University purchased and catalogued her papers. This trove of materials reveals, among other things, the reading preferences of... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-05-08 19:46:30 UTC ]
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Anand Giridharadas wanted a gritty current affairs show on Vice TV. He got it

The best-selling author debuts ‘Seat at the Table’ tonight with guest Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez amid the looming threat of media layoffs. When author Anand Giridharadas started talking with Vice TV in early March about hosting a new primetime show that would riff on current events, he knew he... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-04-22 07:00:32 UTC ]
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USF creates coronavirus tracking map to show cases and deaths throughout Florida

The University of South Florida has created a coronavirus-tracking map that shows users both the cases and deaths that occur from the virus spreading across the world. The tool was created by USF Libraries and the GIS unit of the digital heritage and humanities collections. It came to be after... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-03-26 11:30:43 UTC ]
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The Testaments to be adapted for Hulu TV show as audiobook actors revealed

Margaret Atwood’s much-anticipated new novel The Testaments will be turned into a TV show by Hulu and MGM, it has been revealed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-04 06:45:47 UTC ]
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‘Will Allah be OK with this?’: inside the BBC's first British-Muslim sketch show

They joke about airport security and overindulging over Ramadan. Meet the creators of Muzlamic, the trailblazing comedy exploring the contradictions of modern Muslim lifeAs Ali Shahalom and Aatif Nawaz scan the faces on the walls of the boardroom we’re in, their faces light up. “The BBC have put... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-07-18 13:28:25 UTC ]
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Zaffre bags 'timely' reality show novel from debut author Acton

Zaffre has bagged an "unbelievably timely" debut novel from Helly Acton, which has already been optioned for TV, in a two-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-14 12:23:54 UTC ]
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Preakness TV audience down about 10 percent year to year in Baltimore — and twice that nationally

The TV audience in Baltimore for Saturday’s Preakness race was down 10.65 percent compared with that in 2018. Those are household figures from Nielsen that measure the size of the audience during the actual running of the race. They are provided by WBAL-TV, the NBC affiliate that aired NBC’s... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-05-20 13:50:00 UTC ]
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Preakness TV audience down about 10 percent year to year in Baltimore — and twice that nationally

The TV audience in Baltimore for Saturday’s Preakness race was down 10.65 percent compared with that in 2018. Those are household figures from Nielsen that measure the size of the audience during the actual running of the race. They are provided by WBAL-TV, the NBC affiliate that aired NBC’s... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-05-20 13:50:00 UTC ]
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BuzzFeed's print edition, Kylie Jenner + AI, NYT's new TV show, Pecker's latest woes: Publisher's Brief

The cover story is "Help! I'm in Love With Momo." Hardin, incidentally, wrote about the so-called Momo Challenge on March 1:It remains unclear how many Momo videos actually exist, whether they have actually caused kids to harm themselves, and just how widespread a phenomenon it is. It's also... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-03-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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