November 21, 2000
* Pittard Sullivan, a Culver City-based entertainment marketing firm, has promoted David Vipond to the newly created post of vice president, account supervisor, within the company's advertising group. He will oversee all media planning and buying services.
July 7, 2000 |
Dressed all in black, shaved bald, Gary Carter oozes the satisfaction of someone who knows he's on a winning streak. He is. He's one of the masterminds of "Big Brother," the hotly touted reality-TV show that debuted this week on CBS. The program has turned the Dutch company Carter works for, Endemol Entertainment, into an international media player courted by rich and desperate American networks.
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July 29, 2000 |
In a prank that proved reality is in the eye of the beholder, the set of the CBS hit series "Big Brother" was sent into a state of confusion this week. The premise of the show, which has averaged 11 million viewers since its launch July 5, is that watching 10 strangers isolated in a house for 100 days is entertainment. But for the guinea pigs inside, cut off from contact with the outside world, reality can be elusive.
September 8, 2000 |
A bizarre dynamic has developed on the "reality" series "Big Brother," which has finally found a villain for its most devoted audience to jeer: the producers and CBS network. Internet chat has grown increasingly hostile toward the network and production company Endemol Entertainment, with many postings referring to the program as a "train wreck."
July 17, 2001 |
While controversy continues to swirl around the stream of unscripted series, UPN, which aired the low-rated "Chains of Love" last season, is moving away from the sexy and salacious nature of the genre--at least for now. Dean Valentine, president and CEO of UPN, told a gathering of TV reporters and critics in Pasadena on Monday that the network was not developing additional shows in the vein of "Chains of Love," in which singles were handcuffed to four members of the opposite sex.
January 10, 2001 |
Seeking to capitalize on heightened Thursday-night viewing for "Survivor: The Australian Outback," CBS will move its highest-rated new series, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," to follow the so-called "reality" show beginning in February--at the same time confirming plans for a third edition of "Survivor" in the fall.