With so many talented deaf/HoH performer working to catch their big break in Hollywood, it is inexcusable that hearing actors and actresses continue being cast for these roles. Deaf parts belong to deaf performers.
Erin Day is the Festival Director of the New York Television Festival (NYTVF). Founded in 2005, the NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, connecting its community of artists with leading networks, studios and brands.
The fact is that these skits, commercials and musical performances have been there for many of us, our entire lives. Saturday Night Live, in its various mutations, has run parallel to all of our life changes. It represents a constant in this world of disposable stars and deplorable excuses for what we call "entertainment."
There will be others after Stewart, just like there have been others during Stewart. But it's not enough to be an activist, or to be annoying, or to be loud, or to just only occasionally hit the nail on the head, or whatever. Stewart was often left of someone on the right, often right of someone on the left.
Network news has been 'localized' and I think we can use Brian Williams to remind us of that. So please, NBC, don't fire Brian Williams.
Fresh Off The Boat is centered around perspectives of the Asian American experience, inspired by the real life voice of Eddie Huang, positions the white experience as different, and features Asian characters played by real Asian people.
The first series of Broadchurch was a revelation and it was no surprise that it scooped up the awards but the twists and turns that it brought were quickly undone in the first episode of the second venture.
If you've watched the reality TV show "Ultimate Survival Alaska," you know James Sweeney. In a field of mild, mostly upbeat competitors, he stands ...
I am not ready to conclude, as some have, that the new media age offers a free pass on traditional media ethics and credibility. If anything, our social media age demands higher standards of transparency, authenticity and believability.
You've probably noticed a surge in ratings for Saved By The Bell: The College Years. This is because I am a Nielsen household. Yes, it's true.
I used to have allocated family-laptop time, and when I got a laptop of my own, it didn't have internet. Now, people can access and create a wealth of information at just the click of a button. And while this is convenient, entertaining and empowering - and, don't get me wrong, I embrace it just as much as everyone else, I'm only 21 after all - I miss the times when I'd mess around on Paint and Movie Maker for fun before going downstairs to watch the Simpsons, then reading a book before going to bed.
The phrase "paper the house" refers to giving away free or discounted tickets in the rear of a concert auditorium in order to make the venue seem full to those sitting up front who paid full price.
I think we all know about Electronic Voice Phenomena. But still, just FYI, when the dead attempt to communicate with the living, there are a number of stereotypical ways such a communication occurs.
More than a quarter of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's $65 million campaign fund went straight to TV advertising during the general election, according to Illinois State Board of Elections information.
As we head into the big game with chips and dip in hand and Deflategate jokes ready to roll, I turned to a leading expert on the topic of Super Bowl advertising, Tony Ponturo of The Kirmser/Ponturo Group, to get his take on the formulas that will ultimately define this year's advertising winners and losers.
I couldn't tell you who's won or name a single contestant, which has always been the main criticism of The Voice UK. If it claims to find talent and create brand new popstars, where are they?