[E–pub/E–book] Desperate Networks author Bill Carter


The Book of Leviathan gJerky Dudes Make TV Shows The Book P Mostly interesting because I was working in TV at the time and knew many of the players mentioned Not a bad book but so uickly out of date Desperate Networks by Bill CarterI finished another book Anyone out there read it as wellMy primary memory of Bill Carter was when he appeared on Space Ghost Coast 2 Coast SGC2C was brilliant I miss it deeply Bill Carter is best known for his two books about the late night wars on TV specifically Letterman vs Leno and Leno vs O Brien Desperate Networks came out in 2006 and covers the 2004 2005 TV season and deals mostly with how Desperate Housewives and Lostot on air how reality programming came to dominate network programming and the decline of the NBC network 2005 was a tough year for me with Wes my husband passing away in April of that year The time is still a blur to me so it was interesting revisiting the time through the prism of TV The book was all over the place but I enjoy reading about TV so I was able to keep my interest up as the narrative would skip abruptly between topics and move forward and backward in time with no real overall sense of direction This book shows how the sausage is made I am always amazed at how many decisions are made without any real interest made I am always amazed at how many decisions are made without any real interest reason logic or anything other than egotism and immaturity Tangent I really enjoyed watching the Danish TV series Borgen for the same reason it s all about making the sausage but at least Borgen offers some hope and periodic insertions of reason and optimism It was fun reading about the backroom machinations the clash of personalities and how it is basically a miracle for anything to Nine Ghosts get on air and even so for it to be successful intriguing and satisfying Made me appreciate Borgen and Space Ghost Coast 2 Coast I am considering taking a break from non fiction for my next book Fiction worldhere I come A very interesting book that provides an overview of the state of major networks from about 2003 through 2006 Mostly it s the story of the fall of NBC from its place of long dominance and the resurrection of ABC with Lost Desperate Housewives and Grey s Anatomy Great mini bios of people like Marc Cherry Teri Hatcher and Jeff Zucker The writing style is fast paced but a little inside baseball It assumes a fair amount of knowledge about the structure of a network and its relationship to its corporate parent If like me you only have a hazy understanding of these thigs the number of people and relationships is hard to track But I finished the book wishing it would just keep onoing into 2007 An interesting story although its a little dated now What worked so well with Carter s previous books like Late Shift was that the subjects were famous Letterman Leno etc Here the story revolves around behind the scenes players like Moonves and Zucker and its hard to work

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the same for faceless suits Many of the shows mentioned such as Desperate Housewives or Lost "may have been huge when the book was "have been huge when the book was but they faded out the same way all hot series inevitably do Even American Idol is no longer what it is portrayed to be in the bookCarter s writing style is sharp and clean and he milks as much drama from the scenes as he can iven that the reader knows how it ends even when the book was first released Not his best but still interesting An absolutely riveting account of the four. Desperate Networks Bill Carter Dean Olsher Random House Desperate Networks Bill Carter Dean Olsher Random House Audio fr Livres Passer au contenu principalfr Bonjour Identifiez vous Compte et listes Identifiez vous Compte et listes Retours et Commandes Testez Prime Panier Livres en franais Go Rechercher fr Desperate Networks Carter Bill Livres Not Retrouvez Desperate Networks et des millions de livres en stock sur fr Achetez neuf ou d'occasion fr Desperate Networks Carter Bill Livres Not Achetez Desperate Networks de Carter Bill ISBN sur fr des millions de livres livrs chez vous en jour Desperate Networks ebook ePub Bill Carter Desperate Networks Rsum In the executive offices of the four major networks sweeping changes are taking place and billions of dollars are at stake Desperate. ,
Desperate NetworksSs on hundreds of shows every year NBC passed on DHAmerican Idol was pitched to the networks a number of times to no availAmerican Idol was placed on the air because Liz Murdoch told her dad Rupert that he shouldSimon Cowell was paid 25M for the entire first season After the contract ended he negotiated a contract for 8M per yearABC tried to sign Trump to a reality show but the bureaucracy of the Disney relationship stifled creativityThe 10th season of Friends was an obscene amount of money would no longer et picked up in Syndication so NBC had to pay WB 10MM per episodeDisney had tried to fire JJ Abrams many times as they felt he did not romanticize AliasLost and Desperate Housewives saved ABC unfortunately Lloyd Braun was fired prior to the shows oing on the airJD Roberts had a chance to take over for Dan Rather Instead it went to Katie Couric who became the first female anchor of news in the USConan and Jay Leno transition was interesting Leno signed on for five *years and then Conan takes overDick Ebersol was instrumental in bringing * and then Conan takes overDick Ebersol was instrumental in bringing to NBC Ohmigod I freakin loved this book You know it s a ood book "For Me When I "me when I to read it with a pencil and highlight passages I like or find interesting in it And this book I read with post its Don t know why I took them out before I returned it but that is still a The New Song: For the Sunday School, Societies of Christian Endeavor, and Other Religious Exercises (Classic Reprint) good sign that I really enjoyed it It was about the change in the US Networks over the past 10 years their heads of programming and the shows that they air It was eually about CBS NBC ABC and Fox and how shows start at one network and end up on another A true story that still applies to what is currently on the air It was a really current up to date book There was a passage on Les Moonves not wanting to pay the writers something that I stilloing on today hence the Strike and mentions of someone who is actually a producer here in New Zealand that I know of A must read for anyone that loves tv today or wants to work in itGrade B This book was suggested to me by a media CEO who was trying to help me in my new career I can usually tell that non fiction is Riding Hard good when I feel like recommending it to my dad and he loved it too If you work or have ever wanted to work in the television industry this is an essential read I understand so much about network television now than I did a month ago due to Carter s book It s an adrenaline rush because you know most of the outcome and anticipate the big hits becoming big hits And Carter manages to build suspense nicely by building up the story of a show without mentioning its name until the exciting punchline My only criticism was that the styleot repetitive after 300 some pages but there s my impatience for you I m a fan This is a classic business tale of an industry leader that fails to plan for a day when the competition will emerge from behind and clean its clock I loved the author s description of NBC s hubris during its post Seinfeld Friends halycon days and how reality television yuch and programs like Desperate Housewives yuch again stole the ratings rug from underneath its decade long ratings reign For non entertainment industry readers the book also offers a limpse into how shows are pitched and selected for initial pilot production runs As hard as the author tries to offer insights on the industry VIPS Moonves Zucker and Couric that is the book s least appealing featur. Ng with Top of the Rock does both I find it so fascinating to learn how many TV execs andor networks passed on particular TV series and why I read this book after reading Top of the Rock Desperate Networks shares parallels with Top of the Rock as Desperate Networks covers the Big Four and Top of the Rock covers only NBC It was interesting and amusing to see how details about certain com Desperate Networks This book along with Top of the Rock does both I find it so fascinating to learn how many TV execs andor networks passed on particular TV series and why I read this book after reading Top of the Rock Desperate Networks shares parallels with Top of the Rock as Desperate Networks covers the Big Four and Top of the Rock covers only NBC It was interesting and amusing to see how details.

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Major broadcast networks in disarray from the late Nineties through the middle of the first decade of the 21st Century Bill Carter s smooth writing style takes you into the offices of all the top players iving you unprecedented access to the behind the scenes dealings that made this era of Network Television one of the most ruthless and upheaval laden Absolutely unputdownable as the saying oes Truly one to breeze through it s too hard to stop reading Rating 88An expose of TV s power brokers that provides breeze through it s too hard to stop reading Rating 88An expose of TV s power brokers that provides insight into the decision making process where programming is reduced to a crapshoot the backstories of the hit shows was very interesting Interesting to note that many of the executives are fairly young there is a relatively short lifespan until they are iven the olden parachute an engaging writing style that has the insider mystiueInteresting ThoughtsThe old network structure of prime time lineups designed to amass enormous amounts of viewers was under attack Tivo machines that allow viewers to forego commercials the digitization of video signals which will increase the number of channels available and illegal downloads has made TV vulnerableDesperate Housewives was pitched to NBC firstThursday is the most important night in televisionSurvivor CSI American Idol were all pitched to ABC who passed on them Fox could have had Friends but did not want to pay a 150M penalty feeJennifer Aniston was in a sitcom Muddling Through that did not et picked up allowing her to move to Friends Friends was originally called Six of One and Friends Like UsNBC was skeptical on ER and only before testing it four times did that commitLeslie Moonves was hired to run CBS Entertainment in 1995 when they were the last place network He was very big on casting and had to be involved in every *decisionNBC was willing to cut Matt Leblanc if the cast did not * was willing to cut Matt Leblanc if the cast did not a lower salaryUnresponsive Bystander Theory the less people that are around an emergency the better the chance for assistanceBurnett was paid 35M per episode for the first season of SurvivorABC lost interest in Survivor when Who Wants to Be a Millionaire became so popularTo fund Survivor Burnett had to et advertising placement and set up a partnership company w CBS This infuriated Moonves as he had to share ad revenue w Burnett which violated a sacred principleMike Darnell is the Head of the Reality Division and really scrapes the bottom of the barrel to find shows "One idea was to have a plane fly into a mountain Temptation Island "idea was to have a plane fly into a mountain Temptation Island a big success for himABC had first crack at CSI due to the BruckheimerDisney relationshipMoonves had William Peterson on payroll without a show After Peterson met the creator Zuiker he was totally committed to the projectChandra West being killed off in the first episode was Moonves s ideaCSI lost its backing when ABC Touchstone had to drop out could not support a show on a competing network Alliance Atlantis was called in to be the backerJeff Zucker was named the new President of NBC Entertainment His first decision was to supersize Friends to combat Survivor NBC went through a period of zero pipeline which means they had to keep relying on Friends Will Grace and FrasierThe most important segment is the 18 49 demographicMarc Cherry was down and out when he committed to making a script that no one could walk away from Desperate HousewivesNetworks pa. Networks eBook de Bill Carter Lisez Desperate Networks de Bill Carter disponible chez Rakuten Kobo In the executive offices of the four major networks sweeping changes are taking place and billions of dollars are at st Livre Desperate Networks Critictoo Sries TV Livre – Desperate Networks Par Fabien Mai commentaire House Tweet Partage Titre Desperate Neworks Auteur Bill Carter Editeur Broadway Books Nb de pages Date de Desperate Networks by Bill Carter Goodreads Desperate Networks is an inside look at the brilliantboneheaded choices top executives at the big networks made in the past few years Most surprising to me was that Lost was not entirely a JJ Abbrams creation but rather started as idea an executive had on vacation and couldn't let o of com Desperate Networks This book alo.