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Beyond Lemonade – Great Story Advice
January 18, 2010 – 2:12 PM | No Comment
Beyond Lemonade – Great Story Advice

I am very blessed to be able to call on the talent, savvy and incredible depth of knowledge that has made Fremantle a creative and commercial powerhouse around the world. Here are the three key takeaways from my recent conversation about Beyond Lemonade:

Trapped as an Enduring Film Theme
January 14, 2010 – 1:07 PM | 2 Comments
Trapped as an Enduring Film Theme

Dr. Howard Suber, author of The Power of Film, says that the majority of all great films could be titled “Trapped.” Here he talks on a panel at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum about the enduring interest in Holocaust films, illustrating that theme

Beyond Lemonade – Positioning
January 12, 2010 – 3:58 PM | 3 Comments
Beyond Lemonade – Positioning

A Project Document explains the concept, characters, marketing and branding to anyone who works on Beyond Lemonade or provides services to the project (writers, producers, production staff, ad agencies, web designers or PR people).

The Limits of Imagination
January 3, 2010 – 5:16 PM | No Comment
The Limits of Imagination

Their challenge as leaders is to step forward decisively and make the hard potentially divisive decision on their own.

The TV Economic Model Changing
December 30, 2009 – 12:17 PM | No Comment
The TV Economic Model Changing

The future is arriving faster that anyone expected. It is playing out in the biggest pay-TV provider, Comcast’s takeover of NBC and Rupert Murdock’s battle with Time Warner cable.

What You Need to Know Before New Year’s Eve
December 28, 2009 – 5:58 PM | No Comment
What You Need to Know Before New Year’s Eve

Willpower, like a bicep, can only exert itself so long before it gives out; it’s an extremely limited mental resource.