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  Television Producer
Television producers make sure that television shows run smoothly in all details, and take responsibility for everything from coordinating writers and performers/correspondents right down to overseeing the fact-checking of credit names and titles.
Television producers report high excitement and job satisfaction-these are implementors and problem-solvers who are project-oriented and love to see tangible results-despite the physical toll of the work (all report being tired a lot).
The public perception of the television industry is one of high-profile personalities, and while it helps for the TV producer to act as a dynamic, motivating force, nearly everything a producer does is known only to those involved with the show itself.
www.princetonreview.com /cte/profiles/dayInLife.asp?careerID=156   (569 words)

 Producer in Television
Although the medium's technical complexity demands that any television program is a collective product involving many talents and decision makers, in American television it is the producer who frequently serves as the decisive figure in shaping a program.
Conventional wisdom in the industry consequently labels television "the producer's medium"--in contrast to film, where the director is frequently regarded as the key formative talent in the execution of movie.
As with many commercial artists, then, the television producer's scope of innovation is generally delimited by convention, and often amounts to a variation in formula rather than a dramatic break with practices or expectations held by the industry or the producer's audiences (Newcomb and Alley, 1983; Selnow and Gilbert, 1993).
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/P/htmlP/producerint/producerint.htm   (1106 words)

 Television is Good for You
Television is proclaimed to be a mind-altering drug, one that leads to isolation and depression; it is a killer of time and creativity; it is obnoxious, sensationalist, violent; it is a vast wasteland.
Television would serve as an educational medium, so some thought; through it, viewers would be transported to distant lands, to the cutting edge of scientific research, and to the stages of Broadway.
Television stations charge for commercial time based upon a particular program's ratings and viewer demographics, that is, how many and what type of viewers are watching (the most desirable demographic is young adults, those who are most likely to part with their "disposable" income).
www.artsreformation.com /a001/mb-television-is-good.html   (4956 words)

 The Television Producer
Producers have a wide range of responsibility which includes scheduling, budget, talent management and creative control.
For example, a producer who starts a successful long-running show might retire from any working role but stay on "at the top" in name only.
The associate producer often runs day-to-day operations, leaving the producer to concentrate on the bigger picture.
www.mediacollege.com /employment/television/producer.html   (248 words)

 TV Jobs and Television Jobs: Become a Television Producer
As a television producer you may be involved in
It is the executive producer who accepts the Emmy for best television show.
You will also learn the secrets of how producers of television hits broke into the business and worked their way to the top.
www.fabjob.com /Producer.asp   (971 words)

 infos about: television producer
The primary role of a television producer is to coordinate and control all aspects of production, ranging from show idea development and cast hiring to shoot supervision and fact-checking.
Instrumental in bringing Who Wants to Be a Millionaire to U.S. television, on which he continues to serve...
Television producers make sure that television shows run smoothly in all details, and take...
www.empoweryourbusiness.co.uk /television_producer.html   (232 words)

 Actors, producers and directors
Producers in any medium coordinate the activities of writers, directors, managers, and agents to ensure that each project stays on schedule and within budget.
In television, opportunities are concentrated in the network centers of New York and Los Angeles, but cable television services and local television stations around the country also employ many actors, producers, and directors.
Employment of actors, producers, and directors is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2014.
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 Mindjack - Piracy is Good? Part Two: The New Laws of Television
This is clearly a viable economic model: the producer gets paid at least as much for their programming as they would have received from a broadcaster, and probably more; the advertiser gets a cheaper ad buy; and the audience continues to receive free television programs.
The audience is asserting their control over television programming; this is actually a good thing, because the moments for television viewing are expanding in direct proportion to the exercise of this new power.
The new laws of television production and distribution emerge from an understanding that the audience is in control of distribution, and that this is not a situation to be feared, but to be embraced wholeheartedly.
www.mindjack.com /feature/newlaws052105.html   (3688 words)

 Mindjack - Piracy is Good? How Battlestar Galactica Killed Broadcast TV
The economics of television production, as practiced for the last fifty years, are very straightforward: producer (or perhaps the producer's distributor) sells the program to a broadcaster.
Television broadcasters owe their existence to the absence of substantially effective competition.
TV producers want their programming to be watched as widely as possible — by everyone.
www.mindjack.com /feature/piracy051305.html   (3028 words)

 Motion Picture and Video Industries
Keen competition is expected for the more glamorous jobs—writers, actors, producers, and directors—but better job prospects are expected for multimedia artists and animators, film and video editors, and others skilled in digital filming and computer generated imaging.
Producers are also responsible for all of the financial aspects of a film, including finding financing for its production.
The producer works closely with the director on the selection of the script, the principal members of the cast, and the filming locations, because these decisions greatly affect the cost of a film.
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 Dream Jobs To Go: Television Producer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Egypt, a documentary producer is capturing an archaeological dig as an ancient mummy is unearthed.
In Los Angeles, a commercial producer is in an edit suite putting the finishing touches on a soft drink spot starring Michael Jordan.
The climb to the top of the television business is steep and rocky, but your reward if you make it is entry to one of the most exciting professions out there.
www.dreamjobstogo.com /titles/djtg0008.html?10398   (286 words)

 PR Fuel: Getting and Staying On Television
Television is, for all intents and purposes, the pinnacle of success when it comes to public relations.
The producer, who kindly asked to remain anonymous (lest she be inundated with guest pitches), offered up some interesting advice.
The key, the producer said, is to have a guest who can offer exciting insight into current events, or someone who is doing something different and special.
www.ereleases.com /pr/getting-on-tv.html   (1102 words)

 TV Jobs and Television Jobs: Become a Television Producer
how to get started in television and move up to a fab job as a producer.
Plymouth, MA "The FabJob Guide to Become a Television Producer is so incredibly useful.
This guide gives valuable advice that will be helpful to anyone trying to get a job, or climb the ladder in TV land.
www.fabjob.com /producer.asp   (971 words)

 FabJob Guide to Become a TELEVISION PRODUCER by Gary Reynolds / Writing Career / Career Guides for Writers
Its purpose is to give citizens of the community the training and opportunity to produce their own programming and present it to the public.
Most cable TV providers make a channel or two available to their subscriber towns for use as public access channels, and these channels are usually desperately in need of programming.
There are usually restrictions on what type of programs can be run or what time of day they can be run, so make sure you call them and request their programming guidelines before spending valuable time on an idea.
www.writingcareer.com /fabjob_become_a_television_producer.php   (816 words)

 College of Communication
The Television Program recognizes that the creative and intellectual center of all television production is to be found in the person of the producer.
The television producer has a creative role unique in the media, and it is around this role that the television course of study has been shaped.
Students in the Television Program are encouraged to include courses from the Film Program, as well as courses from other departments of the College and of the University at large.
www.bu.edu /com/ft/tv/index.html   (313 words)

 The Compleat Steve :: About Steve :: Producer :: Television :: Martin-Stein Co.
Now he has moved beyond producing his own work to producing television shows in general.
The good news: Steve Martin is returning to television for the first time since 1986, when he served as executive producer of "Leo and Liz in Beverly Hills," a six-week disaster with Harvey Korman and Valerie Perrine in the title roles.
Martin most recently worked on the small screen as executive producer of CBS' short-lived 1986 comedy ``Leo and Liz in Beverly Hills.'' His most notable small screen credit remains his stint as a scribe on ``The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,'' which ran on CBS from 1967 to 1969.
www.compleatsteve.com /producer/martinstein.htm   (913 words)

 johnaugust.com » Producer credits and what they mean
These two “junior producer” credits often go to someone who performs a key function in getting the movie made, but who doesn’t have the power or clout of a producer or executive producer.
The highest ranking producer is the showrunner, the man or woman ultimately responsible for the creative direction of the series.
A Producer in television could be a line producer, or a writing producer, the manager who brought the talent to the project, a vanity credit for the show’s star, etc. etc.
johnaugust.com /archives/2004/producer-credits-and-what-they-mean   (1896 words)

 USATODAY.com - Television producer Aaron Spelling resting at home after stroke   (Site not responding. Last check: )
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television producer Aaron Spelling suffered a stroke over the weekend at his Holmby Hills estate and he's being treated at home, his publicist said Wednesday.
The producer of such TV shows as Beverly Hills 90210, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty, Love Boat, Melrose Place and Fantasy Island is conscious and resting comfortably, Sasaki said.
By Rene Macura, AP Television producer Aaron Spelling is recovering at home from a stroke suffered over the weekend at his Holmby Hills estate.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2006-06-21-spelling-stroke_x.htm?csp=34   (301 words)

 The Seattle Times: Obituaries: Television producer Aaron Spelling dies
Television producer and director Aaron Spelling with "Dynasty" stars Linda Evans, left, and Joan Collins in 1984.
Aaron Spelling, whose knack for tapping into the public's taste for light entertainment made him both the most prolific and one of the wealthiest producers in television history, died Friday evening.
Spelling was recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the most prolific TV producer of all time.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/obituaries/2003082576_spelling24.html   (544 words)

 USATODAY.com - Burt Reynolds slaps television producer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
NEW YORK (AP) — Burt Reynolds slapped a television producer in the face while a camera was rolling at a movie premiere, but the actor's spokesman said he was just being playful after the man acknowledged he hadn't seen Reynolds' latest film.
The producer was asking Reynolds about his new movie The Longest Yard outside the premiere Tuesday night when the actor appeared to become annoyed.
The producer acknowledged he hadn't seen it or the original 1974 version — and then Reynolds smacked him.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2005-05-25-burt-reynolds_x.htm?csp=34   (196 words)

 Aaron Spelling, Prolific Television Producer, Dies at 83 - New York Times
Aaron Spelling, the most prolific producer in American television, whose company generated hit shows over five decades, including "The Mod Squad," "Charlie's Angels," "The Love Boat," "Dynasty," "Beverly Hills, 90210," and "7th Heaven," died Friday at his home in Los Angeles.
That series, which starred Joan Collins and Linda Evans, who created a much-talked-about television moment with a cat fight that wound up in a swimming pool, became widely mentioned as a metaphor for the "greed is good" years of America in the 1980's.
Spelling himself, though a self-effacing and extremely shy man in private, put his own vast wealth on display in the late 1980's when he and his wife, Candy, supervised the construction of their home in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles.
www.nytimes.com /2006/06/24/arts/television/24spelling.html?ex=1308801600&en=0e51bca96a53d023&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (1486 words)

 Concert Producer - Producers - Concert for World Children's Day - Event Producers - Television Producer - High ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The concert and television special were created and executive produced by EVI’s president and CEO Michael Marto, and president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities Ken Barun.
EVI produced the show, secured the celebrity entertainment, and laid out the strategy to secure a major network for the show taped in high-definition television (HDTV) in 24P (24-frame progressive provides film-look) with fifteen Sony cameras -- leveraging the client's existing infrastructure and resources to complete the ambitious program.
Executive Visions Inc. (EVI) is a leading event producer, television producer and concert producer of Brand-Immersive Experiences™ and corporate communications for Fortune 500 companies and other top U.S. and global firms.
www.executivevisions.com /projectdetails.asp?ProjectID=105   (1038 words)

 The Media: Television producer abducted and shot dead in Mosul   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Television producer abducted and shot dead in Mosul
RSF has voiced outrage at the abduction and killing of television producer Khaled Sabih Al Attar on 1 July 2005.
The producer with Iraqi public television station Al-Irakiya was killed in the northern city of Mosul.
electroniciraq.net /news/2036.shtml   (377 words)

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The Television Archives site from the Video Resources New York collection houses one of the countrys finest collection of rare and in some cases one of a kind television shows from the Golden Age of Television that I have uncovered over the last thirty years.
It’s a sad fact that in the world of television, just like that of the feature film industry, it was easier to reduce storage costs by throwing all of those supposedly worthless old fl-and-white kinescopes and television shows away, instead of saving them for the home video and collectors markets of the future.
We have been working with the Museum of Television and Radio in New York for over twenty years--they have helped me transfer thousands of hours of my celluloid television shows and commercials from fifties and sixties to video tape for others to learn from and study.
www.televisiontoys.com /tvarchives.htm   (651 words)

 SaskNetWork - Jobs People Love - Television Producer
As a Television Producer for a cable company, my job is very unique in that I'm dealing with clients who are not familiar with television at all.
So when they come in and we walk through the procedure and they learn about television and they end up doing things and they see their dreams, their creative blurb on the screen and they walk away happy with that (sometimes ecstatic with that) - that's the most satisfying thing in the world.
The one thing that I would change about my job, if I could change it about my job as a Television Producer, would be the constant need to educate people on the worth of the process.
www.sasknetwork.ca /html/Home/lmi/jpl/jpltvproducer.htm   (1056 words)

 Alvin Cooperman, television producer - The Boston Globe
Alvin Cooperman, television producer - The Boston Globe
NEW YORK -- Alvin Cooperman, a television producer and executive at the Shubert Organization, owner of more than a dozen New York theaters, died Friday.
Cooperman started the Madison Square Garden Network to carry events at the venue, making it one of the first regional sports networks of its kind.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2006/08/15/alvin_cooperman_television_producer   (182 words)

 Seiko S351 Multimedia Producer Timing Device   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Add to that a client or two or perhaps a pesky producer sitting behind you, and you’ll need some hardware assistance to do that kind of base 60 math.
The Seiko Multimedia Producer, which comes with its own handsome leather-like carrying case, is quite a versatile piece of equipment.
Then, before a newscast, for example, the total running time of each taped package could be entered, and during the live newscast a simple button push would advance to the next segment time, ready to begin back timing each segment on the fly.
www.digitalproducer.com /articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=34612   (1828 words)

 Yvonne Smith: power producer - Afro-American television producer Essence - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Before heading out on her own as an independent producer, Smith was at Great Performances for six years as a producer, working on projects such as the television versions of The Gospel at Colonus and Miles Ahead: The Music of Miles Davis and several dramas for American Playhouse.
She went into television after working as a department-store buyer for eight years.
When her friend Garrett Morris was summarily fired from a TV show, Smith realized the real power lay with the producer, and she began to work toward becoming one.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1264/is_n4_v22/ai_11070444   (403 words)

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