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  Television movie Summary
Television movies had certainly matured since their introduction in 1964; indeed, some critics argued that one was more likely to find rewarding drama on television than at the movie theater.
A television movie (also known as a TV film, TV movie, TV-movie, feature-length drama, made-for-TV movie, movie of the week (MOTW or MOW), single drama, telemovie, telefilm, or two-hour-long drama) is a film that is produced for and originally distributed by a television network.
Some TV movies are notoriously melodramatic, with soap opera style plots; typical plots associated with the genre include "disease of the week" movies or films about domestic violence.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Alia Shawkat
From 2001 to 2002, she starred as Hannah Rayburn in the television sitcom State of Grace, aired in the United States on the cable television channel Fox Family (renamed ABC Family in 2001).
A television movie (also known as a TV movie, TV-movie, feature-length drama, made-for-TV movie, movie of the week (MOTW or MOW), single drama, telemovie, telefilm, or two-hour-long drama) is a film that is produced for and originally distributed by a television network.
From 2001 to 2002, Shawkat starred as Hannah Rayburn in the television sitcom State of Grace, aired in the United States on the cable television channel Fox Family (renamed ABC Family in 2001).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Alia-Shawkat   (771 words)

  
 Women of Enron blast television movie | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
Among the CBS movie's supposed truths was that Enron's trading floors, offices and hallways were teeming with surgically enhanced bimbos clad in skintight microskirts.
It was ludicrous for the movie to portray the company's women as "big-boobed bimbos who moved up the ladder by sleeping with their bosses," she said.
The movie's unflattering image of Enron employees will make it harder for those still out of work to find jobs and even present hurdles for those who found work to do their jobs, she said.
www.chron.com /disp/story.mpl/special/enron/1730932.html   (799 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Time Lord
The Time Lords are a fictional alien race portrayed in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, of which that series' main character, the Doctor, is a member.
Time Lords are so called because they are able to travel in and manipulate time through technology to a far greater degree than any other civilization.
The Time Lords' ability to change species during regeneration is referred to by the Eighth Doctor in relation to the Master in the television movie, and is supported by Romana's regeneration scene in the 1979 serial Destiny of the Daleks.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Time-Lord   (560 words)

  
 Where the Mood Is Spontaneous, and a Little Serious - New York Times
It is one of the most-watched awards show on television, and stars spend, prep and dress for the red carpet pregame with the intensity of NASA engineers readying a space launch.
Hugh Laurie, named best actor in a television drama for the Fox show "House," outdid her.
This year was fairly mild, but S. Epatha Merkerson, who won best actress for a made-for-television movie, "Lackawanna Blues," confided she was having a hot flash on stage.
www.nytimes.com /2006/01/17/movies/redcarpet/17watc.html?ex=1295154000&en=7c910c2b45774142&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (788 words)

  
 health-Wild Orchid
Frequently given short shrift as a blue movie (which it is) and as mindless (which it isn't), director Adrian Lyne's follow-up to Flashdance (insert own joke here) is a thoughtful, smutty film about a bad sexual relationship.
Finally bought it by pure chance and it was the movie I had been looking for, for years.
I didn't find this movie insulting to women or perverted, it's just a sexy film about people who enjoy sex and there is nothing wrong with this.
www.minihttpserver.net /z_health/A_wild_orchid-B00005JKI5.htm   (1012 words)

  
 Genre-form Guide (Motion Picture and Television Reading Room, Library ofCongress)
Note: Feature length work originally presented on television usually has a longer running time, from 90 minutes to three hours in length (including commercials); use the term Television feature when such a work is not part of a regular television series or mini-series, and is not a special.
Individual fictional work (often called "Made for TV movie") presented on television, usually running from 90 minutes to three hours in length (which may include commercials), and is not part of a regular series or mini-series.
Episodes of a television series are usually related by subject matter, hosts, or, in the case of fictional programs, continuing characters in a predictable milieu.
www.loc.gov /rr/mopic/migform.html   (1538 words)

  
 "Profoundly Normal": a Television Movie Above the Norm
"Profoundly Normal" was a "made for television movie" about two people who are mildly mentally retarded, fall in love and have a son.
Near the end of the movie we learn that they are brother and sister - and she knows that but he does not at the time.
This young girl is abused by one of the staff at the institution - and eventually dies an early death due to complications from rape and abuse.
www.disabilityworld.org /01-03_03/arts/normal.shtml   (1019 words)

  
 Degrassi - Behind the Scenes - Cast Bios
A new face to television, Toronto native Shane Kippel comes to Degrassi: The Next Generation from the stage where he performed in a number of improvisational shows.
Lauren's other television credits include the feature Virtual Mom, two seasons of I Was A Sixth Grade Alien as well as a recurring role in Noddy and Friends.
She hails from the Toronto area and has been acting since she was discovered at the age of two.
www.abc.net.au /rollercoaster/degrassi/bts/castbios.htm   (944 words)

  
 AppleInsider | Microsoft first to bat with direct-to-television movie downloads
Microsoft Corp. said Monday it will begin selling television and movie downloads through its Xbox Live service later this month, beating rival Apple Computer to the punch as the first major player to offer a direct-to-television movie download experience.
Unlike Apple's iTunes, which charges customers a flat fee to own movies they download, Microsoft's Xbox live will only offer film downloads for rent.
Apple will begin offering direct-to-television video downloads early next year through its existing iTunes service and a device called iTV -- the codename for its wireless media set-top box projected to go on sale for $299 by the end of the first quarter.
www.appleinsider.com /print.php?id=2211   (315 words)

  
 Representations of Gays and Lesbians on Television
In her article "Gay Activists and the Networks", Kathleen Montgomery discusses the process involved in creating a made-for-television movie that featured a gay character in a prominent role.
Montgomery concludes that "these requirements served as a filter through which the issue of homosexuality was processed, resulting in a televised picture of gay life designed to be acceptable to the gay community and still palatable to a mass audience."
Though mainstream television and movies continue to "sanitize" the portrayal of gay and lesbian life, specialty and pay-TV channels have begun to show more cutting-edge, controversial and critically acclaimed series about gays and lesbians.
www.media-awareness.ca /english/issues/stereotyping/gays_and_lesbians/gay_television.cfm?RenderForPrint=1   (584 words)

  
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 MAGAZINE | NEWS | Movies for Television Directing Photo Exhibit | VOLUME 27-1: MAY 2002
Participants and guests attending the Ninth Annual Meet the Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television Symposium at the Guild's Sunset Boulevard headquarters were, appropriately, the first to view a new DGA photographic exhibition honoring Outstanding Direction of Movies for Television, inaugurating the historic exhibition.
Located in the DGA headquarter's lobby, the exhibit covers the 45 winning directors of television movies from 1953 to 2000.
Rod Holcomb, also a winner, for ER in 1994, said the exhibit was another indication of the growing respect given to movies for television and those who direct them.
www.dga.org /news/v27_1/news_m4tv_photoexhibit.php3   (349 words)

  
 Sheree North; blond bombshell recast career with character roles - The Boston Globe
LOS ANGELES -- Sheree North, a platinum blond bombshell of 1950s musicals who is remembered by younger audiences for her television roles as Lou Grant's sultry girlfriend on ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and Kramer's mother Babs on ''Seinfeld," has died.
Among them were the 1980 television movie, ''Marilyn: The Untold Story," in which she played Monroe's mother; and the documentaries ''Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend" in 1987 and ''Intimate Portrait: Marilyn Monroe" in 1996.
When she appeared on the initial episode of ''The Bing Crosby Show" on television that same year, former Times television critic Walter Ames noted: ''One of the surprises of the show was Sheree North, the shapely dancer.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/11/07/sheree_north_blond_bombshell_recast_career_with_character_roles   (758 words)

  
 Television, Film, and Digital Media Programs: Industry Jargon
Demographics ("Demos"): Data on the television viewing audience that are collected and broken down by categories including age and gender, and then converted into numbers representing ratings and households, total audience, and audience share.
Different designations such as "a true story," "based on," or "inspired by" denote the extent to which the program is based on fact.
First look deal: In motion pictures or television, occurs when a studio (or network) strikes a deal with a producer, director, writer, or talent who may have some status and track record.
www.princetonreview.com /college/research/articles/tvandfilm/jargon.asp   (765 words)

  
 | TVGuide.com
She made an auspicious television debut in the award winning mini-series "Roots." She also enjoyed seven years on the immensely popular comedy series "Growing Pains," after which she returned to drama with several movies-of-the-week.
Her first starring role on television was that of Missy Ann in "Roots." Since then, Gold has accumulated an impressive number of television movie credits.
The "Growing Pains" reunion movie was the highest rated movies of the week for ABC in 2000.
www.tvguide.com /Channel/Tracey_Gold.aspx   (331 words)

  
 Red Nation Web Television launches with a few glitches : ICT [2006/06/12]
In 1995, Romero said that when she pitched the concept of starting a Native cable TV station to television executives, they told her that her plan was ahead of its time and to come back 10 years later.
She starred in her first leading role at age 19 in the television movie ''A Girl Called Hatter Fox,'' the first Native woman cast in a leading role.
Although the network is in its infancy, Romero said she has been in negotiations with television executives about bringing Red Nation to cable TV.
www.indiancountry.com /content.cfm?id=1096413124   (828 words)

  
 Great Performances: Free To Dance - Biographies - Debbie Allen
The next year she made her movie debut in the film version of E.L. Doctorow's novel RAGTIME, and then appeared in the hit movie FAME, with a small part as the dance teacher Lydia Grant.
When the movie was turned into a television series of the same name, Allen returned as Lydia Grant and developed the role which brought her recognition by international audiences.
Allen was a choreographer for the Academy Awards show from 1991 to 1994, and in 1992 she produced and directed the television movie STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY.
www.pbs.org /wnet/freetodance/biographies/allen.html   (673 words)

  
 UNICEF Bangladesh - Media centre
ATN Bangla produced the 25-minute documentary ‘Amrao Pari’ that includes the real-life story of a local 12-year old boy who saved the lives of hundreds of passengers of a train by stopping it a few yards from plunging into what could have been a catastrophic accident.
Children become directly involved with television as reporters, presenters and producers of programs that express their own dreams and concerns.
At the annual International Emmy Awards Gala, the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and UNICEF present a special award to the broadcaster whose programming best captures the spirit of The International Children's Day of Broadcasting.
www.unicef.org /bangladesh/media_490.htm   (462 words)

  
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 Association Between Television, Movie, and Video Game Exposure and School Performance -- Sharif and Sargent 118 (4): ...
Television and music video exposure and risk of adolescent alcohol use.
Children's television viewing and cognitive outcomes: a longitudinal analysis of national data.
The relations of early television viewing to school readiness and vocabulary of children from low-income families: the early window project.
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 Reel.com: Movie News: A Golden Night for A Beautiful Mind
Best Actor in a Television Series — Drama went to Kiefer Sutherland for his work on the Fox series 24, while Best Actress in a Television Series — Drama was awarded to newcomer Jennifer Garner for her undercover work on ABC's new drama Alias.
Meanwhile, it was back to HBO for television's Supporting Actor honors as Stanley Tucci took home the prize for his work in the Nazi docudrama TV movie Conspiracy.
It was also HBO that won the prize for made for television movie or miniseries, with the Tom Hanks-Steven Spielberg executive produced Band of Brothers winning that category.
www.reel.com /reel.asp?node=movienews/topstory&pageid=19654   (666 words)

  
 Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Patricia Arquette is nominated for her first Emmy Award for the series "Medium." She earned a CableAce Award for the television movie "Wildflower." Her feature film credits include "Holes," "Human Nature," "True Romance," "Bringing Out the Dead" and "Stigmata." She continues to film "12 Year Movie a.k.a.
His television credits include the series "Doogie Howser, M.D.," "Stark Raving Mad," the mini-series "Joan of Arc" and the television movie "The Wedding Dress," both on the Network.
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences was founded in 1946 just one month after network television was born.
www.emmys.org /news/2005/september/rel_ptemmyspres8.php   (596 words)

  
 Time Warner - Newsroom - Print This
BLADE is the unforgettable legend of an immortal warrior who battles a thriving underworld of vampires seeking to decimate the human race.
New Line Television (www.newline.com) is a division of New Line Cinema, the leading independent producer and distributor of theatrical motion pictures.
The division is responsible for the development, production and distribution of television projects for the broadcast networks, cable and first-run syndication, as well as the distribution of New Line feature films across the television landscape.
www.timewarner.com /corp/print/0,20858,1059873,00.html   (456 words)

  
 Randall, Tony
Tony Randall, an Emmy-award winning television and film actor, is most noted for his role as the anal-retentive Felix Unger in the ABC sitcom The Odd Couple.
In Sidney Shorr, the made-for-television movie which preceded the series, Randall's character was presented as homosexual.
Member: Actors' Equity Association; Screen Actors Guild; American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; Association of the Metropolitan Opera Company; founder and artistic director of the National Actors' Theatre in New York City.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/R/htmlR/randalltony/randalltony.htm   (686 words)

  
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At the end of 1989, Brooks left Gubers-Peters Television and started his own production company, Once Upon a Time Films, an independent production company for television movies, TV pilots and feature films.
At that time he produced such television movies as “Angel of Death,” “Opposite of Sex,” “Without Consent,” “Falling For You,” “Nothing but the Truth,” and “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story,” with Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon.
By 1997, Brooks had produced over 15 television movies including the comedic western tales “Dollar for the Dead,” starring Emilio Estevez and William Forsythe, “Outlaw Justice,” starring Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson; and “Too Close to Home,” starring Judith Light and Rick Schroder.
www.ibiblio.org /samneill/films/submergedprodteam.txt   (743 words)

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