Wednesday, September 18, 2013

NEWS: Jason Connery to GENERAL HOSPITAL; Primetime Emmys Defend Choice Of Cory Monteith For Individual Tribute

Backstage: Can the Internet Really Save Soap Operas?
Roger Newcomb, editorial director of the website We Love Soaps, said part of the problem was that Prospect Park prioritized actors over writers.

“They hired pretty much everyone from behind the scenes of the daytime soap world,” he said. “I wish they could have had a mix of some of these really brilliant indie producers or directors or writers mixed in who know how to really tell stories for the Web.”

Jason Connery visiting GENERAL HOSPITAL
Jason Connery, son of film legend James Bond actor Sean Connery, will be appearing on GENERAL HOSPITAL as Sebastian, Franco's art dealer. Look for the younger Connery to first appear on Wednesday, October 2, and then return for a second go-round the first week of November.

Primetime Emmys Exec Producer Defends Choice Of Cory Monteith For Individual Tribute
"Cory’s appeal was to maybe a little different generation than some of the others, and we felt they needed to be represented," Ehrlich said, reminding the reporters Monteith was "just 31" when he died under "very tragic circumstances." "It was important to be responsive to younger viewers, to whom Cory Monteith meant as much as the other four individuals meant to their own generations. We made the choice it was important to have, as part of these segments." Ehrlich admitted that when the decision was made to include Monteith, "there was discussion about the fact that this probably is going to become an interesting topic of conversation. We stand by what we’re doing."

Matt Bomer To Star As Montgomery Clift
The brief synopsis of the film is as follows: A young Montgomery Clift finds himself in love with a young Elizabeth Taylor following the filming of A Place In The Sun.

Conroy (Oliver, B&B) appears on Episode 403 of THE FLIPSIDE, a web series from, the brainchild of Rainn Wilson (THE OFFICE).

BREAKING BAD Final Episodes Will Be 'Extra Long'
According to a recent tweet from writer-producer Peter Gould, the series' final two episodes will be "extra long," running past their standard hour length. (TV Guide has the episodes clocking in at 75 minutes.)

Nielsen study confirms Netflix, Hulu, Amazon users binge on TV shows
Some 88% of Netflix users and 70% of those who subscribe to Hulu Plus say they stream three or more episodes of the same TV show in a single day, Nielsen reported. The behavior seems to reflect consumers' desire to curate their own programming lineup.


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    You can definitely recapture this today because the soaps have the same kind of loyal followings that live and die for their shows.

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