If I Was Your 'Mipcom'Friend...
This C21 article by Caroline Beaton is a nice primer for newbies traveling to the markets...lots of good advice, like:
Don't underestimate the power of the cocktail hour. Each day there will be lots of parties to choose from, so beg and blag your way in. If you end up indulging in any Mipcom hanky panky, the market etiquette is:
Not to arrive late for work the next day.
Not to brag about it.
Once you've seen them without your champagne goggles on, probably not to do it again.
Read and learn...cuz though Mipcom in Cannes is on right now, there's AFM coming up at the end of the month.
Is Heroes 'Lost'?
The writers at Variety's Season Pass seem to think so, among other things...
Enough with the really bad product placement. Four words: "Oh, Dad! The Rogue?!" Right-- because a new crossover from Nissan is what every teen girl wants these days. And while we're on the promo soapbox, how 'bout you cut back on the constant on-screen promos for "Heroes" comicbooks, websites, cookbooks, plush toys.... One promo tells viewers to "discover more while you watch" by going to NBC.com. I'm sorry, NBC, but this season is confusing enough without surfing over to "Heroes" websites while I try to figure out this show.
I was on the fence by the end of last season (which was only Heroes first, remember)...and have found myself struggling to stay on that fence this season. Too much hype, too much characters and storylines, too 'meh' villains', too much pressure...say no more. These kinds of TV shows succeed when they are hovering on or under the radar of the masses. They stay cool that way. If everyone's paying attention, well...
'Intelligence' Is Everywhere!
Not only is the gritty CBC drama back on the air and sizzling up the small screen, McGrath recently related that the series is in development with the U.S. Fox Network. And now it seems there's a new a workplace comedy about an elite counter-intelligence unit hidden undercover as disgruntled civil servants in development at HBO entitled...you guessed it, Intelligence.
We may have a challenger for Bloodgood's crown, Life's Sarah Shahi!
Moon says...'Bring it on!'