This anthology show revolved around the adventures of Olivia Hartley and Cooper Snow who ran Black Tie dating service and they were assisted by their geeky sidekick, Ryan Lundy. Each week they would encounter new or returning customers and try to play matchmaker, the first season had two main subplots that continued in each episode.
The first was the romance between Ryan and Cooper. The second was Olivia getting over the loss of her husband, in the second season, the show was retooled. The anthology series was renamed Hollywood Sexcapades and the characters of Olivia, Candi Hicks, a recurring customer in the first season, became the new employee of Black Tie dating service.
She and Ryan partnered to run the company, and the subplot was the budding romance between these two characters. Drama — Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance. The term comes from a Greek word meaning action, which is derived from I do, the two masks associated with drama represent the traditional generic division between comedy and tragedy.
Considered as a genre of poetry in general, the mode has been contrasted with the epic. The use of drama in a narrow sense to designate a specific type of play dates from the modern era.
Drama in this sense refers to a play that is neither a comedy nor a tragedy—for example and it is this narrower sense that the film and television industries, along with film studies, adopted to describe drama as a genre within their respective media. Radio drama has been used in both senses—originally transmitted in a performance, it has also been used to describe the more high-brow.
The enactment of drama in theatre, performed by actors on a stage before an audience, presupposes collaborative modes of production, the structure of dramatic texts, unlike other forms of literature, is directly influenced by this collaborative production and collective reception.
Closet drama describes a form that is intended to be read, in improvisation, the drama does not pre-exist the moment of performance, performers devise a dramatic script spontaneously before an audience. Western drama originates in classical Greece, the theatrical culture of the city-state of Athens produced three genres of drama, tragedy, comedy, and the satyr play.
Their origins remain obscure, though by the 5th century BCE they were institutionalised in competitions held as part of celebrating the god Dionysus.
The competition for tragedies may have begun as early as BCE, tragic dramatists were required to present a tetralogy of plays, which usually consisted of three tragedies and one satyr play. Comedy was officially recognized with a prize in the competition from to BCE, five comic dramatists competed at the City Dionysia, each offering a single comedy. Ancient Greek comedy is traditionally divided between old comedy, middle comedy and new comedy, following the expansion of the Roman Republic into several Greek territories between — BCE, Rome encountered Greek drama.
While Greek drama continued to be performed throughout the Roman period, from the beginning of the empire, however, interest in full-length drama declined in favour of a broader variety of theatrical entertainments.
The first important works of Roman literature were the tragedies and comedies that Livius Andronicus wrote from BCE, five years later, Gnaeus Naevius also began to write drama. No plays from either writer have survived, by the beginning of the 2nd century BCE, drama was firmly established in Rome and a guild of writers had been formed 3. Beverly Lynne — Beverly Lynne Hubscher, better known plainly as Beverly Lynne is a Hollywood actress who is mainly showcased in erotic film.
Single-camera setup — The single-camera setup, or single-camera mode of production, also known as Portable Single Camera, is a method of filmmaking and video production. In this setup, each of the shots and camera angles is taken using the same camera. Choices can then be made during the editing process for when in the scene to use each shot. This also then allows parts of the scene to be removed if it is felt that the scene is too long, in practice, sometimes two cameras shooting from the same angle are used, one to capture a medium shot, the other a close-up during the same take.
Unlike film producers, who almost always opt for single-camera shooting, single-camera is mostly reserved for prime-time dramas, made-for-TV movies, music videos and commercial advertisements. Soap operas, talk shows, game shows, most reality television series, Multiple-camera shooting is the only way that an ensemble of actors presenting a single performance before a live audience can be recorded from multiple perspectives.
Also for standard, dialogue-driven domestic situation comedies, the multi-camera technique, situation comedies may potentially be shot in either multiple- or single-camera modes. Several comedy series of the era also use of feature film techniques. These effects were created using editing and optical printing techniques, in the case of Get Smart, the single-camera technique also allowed the series to present fast-paced and tightly-edited fight and action sequences reminiscent of the spy dramas that it parodied.
Happy Days began in as a series, before switching to the multi-camera setup in its second season. Unlike single-camera sitcoms of the past, nearly all contemporary comedies shot in this manner are produced without a laugh track, list of single-camera sitcoms Multiple-camera setup Tapeless camcorder 5.
Cinemax primarily broadcasts theatrically released films, along with original series, softcore pornographic series and films, documentaries. As of July , Cinemaxs programming is available to approximately Cinemax was originally owned by Time-Life Inc.
Unlike HBO — and most cable and broadcast channels already on the air at the time of its launch — Cinemax had broadcast a hour-a-day schedule from its sign-on, on-air spokesman Robert Culp told viewers that Cinemax would be about movies, and nothing but movies. At the time, HBO featured a range of programming, including some entertainment news interstitials, documentaries, childrens programming, sporting events.
Movie classics were a mainstay of Cinemax at its birth, presented all uncut, a heavy schedule of films from the s to the s made up most of the channels program schedule. In many cases, cable providers would not sell Cinemax to customers who did not already have a subscription to HBO, the two channels were typically sold as a package, and were usually offered at a discount for subscribers that chose to get both channels.
In , Time-Life Inc. As additional movie-oriented channels launched on television, Cinemax began to change its programming philosophy in order to maintain its subscriber base. Although its programming had diversified, Cinemax had foremost remained a movie channel, in February , the network premiere broadcast of the action-comedy Lethal Weapon became the highest rated telecast in Cinemaxs history at that time, averaging a By , Cinemax limited its programming lineup mainly to movies, the particular film genre that played on the specific day varied by country.
Eastern Time and a primetime movie at 10,00 p. Today, a majority of mainstream films featured on the main channel are releases from the s to the present. For the s video game system, see Action Max, for the Canadian premium movie service formerly known as MovieMax. It is not to be confused with 5Star, Cinemax broadcasts its primary and multiplex channels on both Eastern and Pacific Time Zone schedules.
In , HBO and Cinemax became the first premium services to offer multiplex channels to subscribers as companions to the main network 6. In a second NTSC standard was adopted, which allowed for television broadcasting which was compatible with the existing stock of black-and-white receivers.
In March , the committee issued a standard for black-and-white television that built upon a recommendation made by the Radio Manufacturers Association. Technical advancements of the side band technique allowed for the opportunity to increase the image resolution. The standard recommended a frame rate of 30 frames per second, other standards in the final recommendation were an aspect ratio of 4,3, and frequency modulation for the sound signal.
In January , the committee was reconstituted to standardize color television, in December , it unanimously approved what is now called the NTSC color television standard. These changes amounted to 0. The FCC had briefly approved a different color standard, starting in October However, this standard was incompatible with black-and-white broadcasts and it used a rotating color wheel, reduced the number of scan lines from to , and increased the field rate from 60 to , but had an effective frame rate of only 24 frames per second.
With the advent of television, analog broadcasts are being phased out. NTSC color encoding is used with the System M television signal, each frame is composed of two fields, each consisting of Some anthology series, such as Studio One, began on radio, many popular old-time radio programs were anthology series. On some series, such as Inner Sanctum Mysteries, the constant was the host. One of the earliest such programs was The Collier Hour, broadcast on the NBC Blue Network from to , as radios first major dramatic anthology, it adapted stories and serials from Colliers Weekly in a calculated move to increase subscriptions and compete with The Saturday Evening Post.
The fourth star was initially a guest star, CBS liked the idea, and Four Star Playhouse made its debut in fall of It ran on alternate weeks only during the first season, alternating with Amos n Andy and it was successful enough to be renewed and became a weekly program from the second season until the end of its run in Ida Lupino was brought on board as the de facto fourth star, though unlike Powell, Boyer, American television networks would sometimes run summer anthology series which consisted of unsold television pilots.
Beginning in , the long-run Masterpiece Theatre drama anthology series brought British productions to American television. Max Liebman Presents Medallion Theatre, a. Geek — Although often considered as a pejorative, the term is also used self-referentially without malice or as a source of pride. Its meaning has evolved to refer to someone who is interested in a subject for its own sake and this word comes from English dialect geek or geck. Geck is a term in modern German and means fool or fop.
The root also survives in the Dutch and Afrikaans adjective gek, as well as some German dialects, in 18th century Austria, Gecken were freaks on display in some circuses. In 19th century North America, the term referred to a performer in a geek show in a circus.
Professional wrestling manager Classy Freddie Blassie recorded a song in the s called Pencil-Necked Geek, the definition of geek has changed considerably over time, and there is no longer a definitive meaning.
The term nerd has a similar, practically synonymous meaning as geek, technologically oriented geeks, in particular, now exert a powerful influence over the global economy and society. According to Mark Roeder the rise of the geek represents a new phase of human evolution, previously, such people may have been at a disadvantage, but now their unique cognitive traits enable some of them to resonate with the new technological zeitgeist and become very successful.
The Economist magazine observed, on June 2,, Those square pegs may not have a time in school. They may be mocked by jocks and ignored at parties, but these days no serious organisation can prosper without them.
Meanwhile, in the world, many NBA players wore geek glasses during post-game interviews. The term geek chic was appropriated by some self-identified geeks to refer to a new, Geek Culture, The Third Counter-Culture, an article discussing geek culture as a new kind of counter-culture. As of January , IMDb has approximately 4.
Although all data is checked before going live, the system has open to abuse. The site also featured message boards which stimulate regular debates and dialogue among authenticated users, IMDb shutdown the message boards permanently on February 20, Anyone with a connection can read the movie and talent pages of IMDb. A registration process is however, to contribute info to the site.
A registered user chooses a name for themselves, and is given a profile page. Actors, crew, and industry executives can post their own resume and this fee enrolls them in a membership called IMDbPro. Membership enables a user to access the rank order of each industry personality, as well as agent contact information for any actor, producer, director etc. Enrolling in PRO for industry personnel, enables those members the ability to upload a head shot to open their page, as well as the ability to upload hundreds of photos to accompany their page.
Anyone can register as a user, and contribute to the site as well as enjoy its content, however those users enrolled in PRO have greater access and privileges. IMDb originated with a Usenet posting by British film fan and computer programmer Col Needham entitled Those Eyes, others with similar interests soon responded with additions or different lists of their own.
Both lists had been restricted to people who were alive and working, the goal of the participants now was to make the lists as inclusive as possible. By late , the lists included almost 10, movies and television series correlated with actors and actresses appearing therein. On October 17,, Needham developed and posted a collection of Unix shell scripts which could be used to search the four lists, at the time, it was known as the rec.
Australia and UK versions of the website are available, at au. CNET originally acquired the name in the mids to host a website for the companys technology-related TV shows.
One of these shows was titled TV. This service offered personalized TV listings influenced by user actions and social media, TV Tome was an American website devoted to documenting English-language television shows and their production. It was run by volunteer editors, with the assistance of user contributions, the site was founded by John Nestoriak III.