TV Outside the Box: Trailblazing in the Digital Television Revolution
by Neil Landau (Author)
TV Outside the Box: Trailblazing in the Digital Television Revolution explores the new and exploding universe of on-demand, OTT (Over the Top) networks: Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Crackle, CW Seed, Vimeo, AwesomenessTV, and many more. Featuring in-depth conversations with game-changing content creators, industry mavericks, and leading cultural influencers, TV Outside the Box is essential reading for anyone interested in the dynamics of a global media revolution – while it’s happening. Readers will discover:
How the new “disruptors” of traditional television models are shaping the future of the television and feature film business. You’ll hear directly from the visionaries behind it all – from concept genesis to predictions for the future of streaming platforms; their strategies for acquisitions and development of new original content; and how the revolution is providing unprecedented opportunities for both established and emerging talent.
What’s different about storytelling for the progressive, risk-taking networks who are delivering provocative, groundbreaking, binge-worthy content, without the restraints of the traditional, advertiser-supported programming model. Through interviews with the showrunners, content creators, and producers of dozens of trailblazing series – including Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, Transparent, and many more – you’ll learn how and why the best and the brightest TV content creators and filmmakers are defining the new digital entertainment age – and how you can, too.
About the Author
Neil Landau is a bestselling author, producer and award winning screenwriter who runs the Writing for Television program in the UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media (his alma mater).
Credits include Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead; Melrose Place, The Magnificent Seven, Doogie Howser, M.D., The Secret World of Alex Mack, Twice in a Lifetime, MTV’s Undressed, and one-hour drama pilots for CBS, ABC, ABC Family, Warner Bros., Disney, Lifetime, and Fremantle. Neil has also served as Executive Script Consultant for Sony Pictures Television and Columbia Pictures.
His animated movie projects include the Tad: The Lost Explorer, which earned him a Spanish Academy “Goya” Award for Best Adapted Screenplay; Capture the Flag for Paramount; and Sheep & Wolves for Wizart Animation. He’s the author of the bestselling 101 Things I Learned in Film School; The Screenwriter’s Roadmap, and The TV Showrunner’s Roadmap.
Paperback: 470 pages
Publisher: Focal Press (December 24, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 8.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Excellent overview of the television industry today
By durham uni student on January 31, 2016
Excellent overview of the television industry today, covering both the business and the stories. Landau’s style is engaging and I very much enjoyed reading. A must for everyone interested in the effects of digital on the TV business, and if you simply love good TV as I do.