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    by — December 10, 2013

    Todd Dakotah Briscoe of Cohort III began a blog a few months ago entitled “How May We Hate You.” It captures the hilarious, frustrating, and ridiculous moments of being a concierge at a hotel in New York City. Since it’s inception it has gained massive amounts of attention, and this past week it was the [...]

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    by — November 23, 2013

    Mitch Semel has taken a unique path in the entertainment industry. From traditional networks like CBS to comedic newspapers like The Onion to groundbreaking endeavors like HuffPost Live, Mr. Semel has covered a lot of areas. At one point in his career he used his knowledge of television to assist the US Department of Defense. [...]

  • by — November 15, 2013

    Anyone who grew up in the late-eighties/early-nighties with a VHS collection of animated kids’ movies is undoubtably familiar with Gary Goldman’s work. After leaving Disney with Don Bluth at the end of the seventies, Goldman and Bluth created a run of films that captured the dark, compelling mood of early Disney films like Bambi or Dumbo. You know, [...]

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    by — November 1, 2013

    Legendary writer Ken Levine, who has written for just about every classic TV comedy of the past 30+ years– Mash, Cheers, Taxi, Frasier, etc–will be joining us on Monday at 2 PM! Ken writes one of the most influential TV oriented blogs entitled  …by Ken Levine. In a word, it’s fantastic. The dense archive packed with [...]

  • by — October 31, 2013

    As a student of television writing, I now follow television criticism the way sports fans watch ESPN. Just like my roommates consumed pre-season football coverage, looking for hot tips for their fantasy leagues, I recently watched the entertainment news analyze and predict the rise and fall of this season’s new series. Among that coverage, I [...]

  • by — October 25, 2013

    Cohort III is gearing up for filming on their project “OSS”. The Office of Strategic Services (OSS), was a spy organization founded during World War II and became the forerunner to the CIA. Headed by Wild Bill Donovan, the OSS had its people stationed all across the world. The organization attracted celebrities, aristocrats, misfits, and [...]

  • by — October 24, 2013

    Don’t shoot the messenger, but I watched the pilot for Sleepy Hollow the other night and I think it might have been… surprisingly good. Although critics were initially citing it as this fall’s quickly canceled Fox failure, I walked away from the pilot a little bit stunned by its potential. The plot is ridiculous — mixing a National [...]

  • by — October 17, 2013

    On Tuesday, October 16, Cohort IV received a visit from writer/producer, Sang Kyu Kim. This is Sang’s second visit to TVWS. Previously, Sang visited Cohort II. He has served as both writer and producer for “The Walking Dead,” “Hawthorne,” and Starz’s first originally produced series “Crash.” Sang discussed everything from how he began in the [...]

  • by — October 12, 2013

    Channel Surfing will be a new recurring feature on the TVWS blog, presenting a weekly round-up of television news. The ‘Breaking Bad’ Legacy: Now That It’s Over, Where Does It Stand? – The Hollywood Reporter The tragic rise and fall of Walter White came to an end on September 29th, but the Breaking Bad think piece [...]

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