How Politics Destroyed Deadspin; WGA-ATA Strike Spreads to Studios

How Politics Destroyed Deadspin due to a content dispute and a writer walkout; WGA-ATA strike spreads to studios as contract talks with studios commence.

Remi Jones

Plus, KOP concludes his conversation with a rising radio and TV host in the world of music, entertainment and business. An entrepreneur in her own right, Remi Jones talks to KOP about her work as a correspondent, actress, producer, and model who has interviewed legendary a who’s who of hip hop and R&B stars, and has worked red-carpet events for BET, VH1, and MTV.

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Writers Guild Wants 1-on-1 With Top 9 Agencies; Actor/Filmmaker Eric Schumacher

Writers Guild Wants 1-on-1 With Top 9 Agencies.
The WGA Rejects ATA Offer and now seeks individual talks with the top 9 agencies.

wga ataWriters Guild Wants 1-on-1 With Top 9 Agencies; Actor/Filmmaker Eric Schumacher

Writers Guild Wants 1-on-1 With Top 9 Agencies. The WGA Rejects ATA Offer and now seeks individual talks with the top 9 agencies.

Variety reports the Writers Guild of America has called off negotiations with the Association of Talent Agents in favor of pursuing individual talks with nine top agencies as it enforces a total ban on packaging fees and affiliated production for agents representing guild members.

Bad podcasting will teach you how to make good radio

When you hear a long drifting podcast with no discipline you recognise good radio. There will always be a place for good podcasts, but bad podcasts can teach you how to make good radio.”

KOP tests this theory made by Amanda Keller, the co-host of Sydney’s WS FM Breakfast Show, who said this while speaking on a panel at Mumbrella360.

KOP speaks about the obstacles of the independent filmmaker with Actor/Filmmaker Eric Schumacher.

Eric Schumacher

Eric Schumacher is a critically acclaimed and multiple award-winning actor, producer, and director. Eric has produced or directed industrial videos, commercials, feature films, short films, web series, music videos and more.

Eric has extensive experience in entertainment marketing, teaching, business development, contract management, and negotiations and even economic development and is currently the creative director for Seelie Studios, LLC, the multi-time award-winning narrative fiction and branded entertainment creative group.

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TV Classics Create New Conversation; Shock Jock Radio is Dead

TV classics create a new social conversation.  KOP gives his takeaways on

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons on ABC.”

LIVE IN FRONT OF A STUDIO AUDIENCE: NORMAN LEAR'S 'ALL IN THE FAMILY' AND 'THE JEFFERSONS'
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Shock Jock Radio is Dead as Howard Stern’s new book fails to hold on as a top bestseller. Radio industry vets weigh what happened.

Plus, WGA-ATA Talks back on,  the disruptors of streaming video services, Network TV in 2019, and why Netflix isn’t the future of TV.

Also, KOP talks to Los Angeles TV Host and Spokesperson Shannon O’ Dowd in the first of a two-part interview.  She is the co-author of the coming book, The Ultimate On-Camera Guidebook: Hosts*Experts*Influencers, available on July 9th but available for pre-order now.

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