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Michael Freeman's full-service Marketing, PR, Advertising, Promotions & Journalism consulting services boutique firm, Biz FX Media (http://www.BizFXMedia.com). Conceptualized creative messaging, copywriting and design image for the world TV series premiere of Sony Pictures Television & FX's "RESCUE ME" dramedy for U.S. & global distribution. At Biz FX, we were also involved with the creative ad & PR campaigns for "HUFF!" (Showtime Networks), "WEEDS" (Showtime), "DEXTER" (Showtime), "THE L WORD" (Showtime), "NURSE JACKIE" (Showtime)," "THE TUDORS" (Showtime)," and "SLEEPER CELL" (Showtime), along with handling PR for such clients as Game Show Network, ESPN, Charter Communications, Comcast Communications, among others. We'd also like to invite you to check out our online collateral portfolio at www.BizFXMedia.com and http://www.tinyurl.com/Shocase-MFreeman.
An on-set production locale feature originating from Montreal, Canada, revealing what at that time (1999) was the world's first High-Definition Television (HDTV) production of the syndicated sci-fi series, "The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne."
MEDIAWEEK feature: "Spinning Wheel" - An Exclusive "Back-Stage Look" at TV's Top-Rated Game Shows "Jeopardy!" & "Wheel of Fortune"
A "behind-the-scenes," on-set feature piece for MEDIAWEEK magazine about the production of Sony Pictures Telvision's long-standing top-rated hit "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy!" syndicated game show series. This feature provided a rare, first-of-kind look how both series are put togehter in terms of constructing the quiz questions/answers (the latter in "Jeopardy" parlance) and the multi-tiered efforts of Sony Pictures Television to reach out to youth and younger adults demos with a variety of online "reach-out" contests and other New Media campaigns.
A cover feature for BROADCASTING & CABLE magazine, detailing how the breakout TV ratings success of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" and "X-Men" (for Fox Kids Network) has propeled Saban Entertainment as the preeminent independent supplier of kids and adult programming in Hollywood. And how it made Haimi Saban, an Israeli immigrant-turned-American-citizen, into a billionaire power broker in the global entertainment industry.
John Woo, director of the "Mission: Impossible" film franchise, "Hard Boiled" and "A Better Tomorrow," joins a growing list of traditional film directors to enter TV producing-directing series development deals -- an interesting, growing trend because television has long been known as a "writer-producer" dominated medium (whereas film has typically been a "director-driven" medium).
DAILY VARIETY Special Section Feature: High-Definition Digital Film & TV Production
Coming off the successful launch and hit success of "Beverly Hills 90210" on Fox's primetime, Spelling Entertainment is using it as a springboard to launch new series like "Melrose Place" (Fox) and finance a slate of motion pictures including Robert Altman's "The Player" and "Short Cuts." A buyback of its stock, an expanding network series and long-form telefilm/miniseries slate and larger forays into film/TV distribution and syndication in the USA and overseas territories with "90210" and a host of motion picture properties from the bankrupt Carolco Pictures library (the "Terminator" and "Rambo " trilogy among those).
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER feature: University of Southern California's (USC) School of Cinema & Television - "Showbiz 101"
An in-depth feature piece in THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER detailing the scope and scale of the University of Southern California's (USC) School of Cinema & Television's "business of entertainment" curiculum.
An exclusive, first-look at how Paramount Domestic Television was looking to cast the first male African-American lead actor (later casting Avery Brooks) as Captain Benjamin Sisko of the space station, Deep Space Nine. Other key character development, casting considerations and plot development were revealed in this article by a variety of key sources, particularly by former "Star Trek: The Next Generation" writer Eric Stillwell.
BROADCASTING exlusive: Warner Bros. Looks Skyward with Sci-Fi Hours "Babylon 5" & "Time Trax" in Syndication
In an exclusive with BROADCASTING magazine, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution unveils new sci-fi hour drama series "Babylon 5" and "Time Trax" to serve as building blocks for the studio's new Prime Time Entertainment Network (PTEN) consortium with TV stations in the USA domestically -- several years before the studio mounts an effort to launch the WB Network as fifth broadcast network in 1995.
DAILY VARIETY feature: "Discovery International at ...
An alternative set of "Nonprofit Community Healthcare" proposals to achieve Bernie Sanders' vision/platform of "Medicare-For-All" universal healthcare.
A news-oriented feature piece in BROADCASTING magazine regarding how the production/distribution teams behind the syndicated series version of "Baywatch" are finding a variety of "cost-cutting" efficiencies and expanded international sales to keep the former NBC series viable and profitable in global syndication.