Reddit’s popular Ask Me Anything threads are being taken over by television writers and personalities. Along with national security officials, it seems the reddit community really wants to know about their favorite television shows.
Here are some upcoming tv-centric AMA’s:
Tuesday, October 14, 4pm: Spike Feresten, of “Seinfeld” fame
Wednesday October 15, 12pm: the WWF’s Chris Jericho
Friday October 17, 3:30pm: Bravo’s “Top Chef” judge, Carla Hall
Sunday October 19, 1pm: FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” Drea de Matteo.
Wednesday October 22, 3pm: Norman Lear, who wrote “All in the Family,” and other sitcoms is promoting a new memoir.
You can see a full schedule of upcoming AMAs here.
We last checked in with Screen-Bridge last winter when they launched. Since then, CEO Melanie Witkower and her team have made some changes to their target market, launched a blog, and the Fast Lane membership program, which offers educational resources and networking opportunities.
Witkower says that after their launch, focusing on working directly with production companies, networks began reaching out. “And when networks say they want to work with you, you don’t say ‘sorry, that’s not our target,’ you take a step back and ask yourselves ‘how do we fulfill those needs?’” she says. They’re still working with production companies but through the networks. Witkower says “the main difference is who our direct sale is to…we have more advertiser integration opportunities.”
And let’s be real: networks have more money than production companies to pay for the extra services the Screen-Bridge team provides. She notes:
It makes a lot more sense to be with the people that have the budget flexibility to actually pay for the analytics and the backend of our services…We are creative storytelling meets data analysis and data analysis is so important and so expensive. Trying to use the best companies for our services, it’s hard to be working with just the production companies.
Last night’s “Sons of Anarchy” premiere was trending last night, beating out “Big Brother” in Nielsen’s Twitter ratings. It’s not just that the final season promises to be the most excruciating yet. Fan interaction on social media is almost at “Scandal” levels.
This is how they kill it on social media, in two easy steps:
Taking a hint from “The Walking Dead,” FX is running #AnarchyAfterword live after the show, instead of just online. So fans can participate right after in asking questions and getting their fan fix on. On the show website, and via on-air prompts, they also advertise the week’s featured hashtags.
It doesn’t hurt that the show is packed with suspense and plot twists, making it easy to gush over on Twitter or TvTag. Can we start the #SaveJuice campaign, yet?
This means that Hulu either has some major staffing problems or a really good lawyer. I’ll put money on the latter.
The suit was brought all the way back in 2012, when judges allowed that Hulu had run afoul of the Video Privacy Protection Act, which in a nice little twist, exists only because a Supreme Court Judge nominee didn’t want people knowing what he was renting at Blockbuster. Read more
The award show played a video memorializing the selfie, tracked by somber music as it showed less than classy selfies. Some of the images responsible for the death of the popular mobile photo-taking practice include President Obama’s selfie at Nelson Mandela‘s funeral, the “unfit mother selfie,” the “duckface selfie,” and more.
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