Introduction An anthology series is a radio, television, or film series that spans through different genres, and presents a different story and a different set of characters in each episode, season, segment or short. These usually have a different cast in each episode, but several series in the past, such as Four Star Playhouse, employed… Read More
Introduction In television programming, limited-run series (or simply limited series) is a programme with an end date and limit to the number of episodes each stated by release of the first episode. For instance, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ definition specifies a “program with two (2) or more episodes with a total running… Read More
Introduction A miniseries (or mini-series) is a television show that tells a story in a predetermined, limited number of episodes. The term “serial” and/or “series” is used in the United Kingdom and in other Commonwealth nations, though its meaning does not necessarily equate to “miniseries” in its usage. Refer to Limited Series and Anthology Series.… Read More
Introduction A showrunner is the leading producer of a television series. In the United States they are credited as an executive producer and in other countries, such as Canada or Britain, simply as a producer. A showrunner has creative and management responsibility of a television series’ production through combining the responsibilities of employer and, in… Read More
Introduction A television producer is a person who oversees one or more aspects of video production on a television programme. Some producers take more of an executive role, in that they conceive new programs and pitch them to the television networks, but upon acceptance they focus on business matters, such as budgets and contracts. Other… Read More
Events 1977 – Star Wars (retroactively titled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope) is released in theatres.
Events 1891 – History of cinema: The first public display of Thomas Edison’s prototype kinetoscope. Kinetoscope The Kinetoscope is an early motion picture exhibition device. The Kinetoscope was designed for films to be viewed by one individual at a time through a peephole viewer window at the top of the device. The Kinetoscope was not… Read More
Introduction Star Wars Day is an informal commemorative day observed annually on 04 May to celebrate George Lucas’s Star Wars media franchise. Observance of the day spread quickly through media and grassroots celebrations since the franchise began in 1977. The date originated from the pun “May the Fourth be with you”, a variant of the… Read More
Events 1894 – The first ever commercial motion picture house opens in New York City, United States, using ten Kinetoscopes, a device for peep-show viewing of films.
Events 1902 – “Electric Theatre”, the first full-time movie theatre in the United States, opens in Los Angeles.