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Licensing for inflight entertainment

How do airlines pick, buy, and/or license inflight entertainment? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Dec 2, 2014 - 5 answers

Media without dark themes for 8-year-old?

I'm looking for books, TV shows, and movies that avoid dark or scary themes (especially the subject of death), but would still be interesting for a bright 8-year-old. Specific recommendations and wider resources are all welcome. [more inside]
posted by Eolienne on Oct 29, 2014 - 43 answers

TV viewing recs - teenage kid visiting his middle-aged relatives

Our 17 year old cousin is coming to visit. He comes from a sheltered environment, not allowed to watch TV at home, and they don't have wifi. We'd like to enjoy some really good TV together. I'm looking for good quality shows that are sophisticated and fun, with minimal romantic/sexual content. On the kid's last visit, he really enjoyed the Firefly and Justified series. [more inside]
posted by valannc on Jul 7, 2014 - 62 answers

The Reaganettes, brought to you by Tab

I am looking for TV commercials from the 1980s that feature mothers, women and girls conforming to yuppie, conservative, WASPy ideals of beauty and behavior. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Feb 25, 2014 - 20 answers

How do I connect PC/TV/Surround sound so they all play nice together?

A year ago, I bought a new TV with HDMI capability and hooked it up to my PC to work as a monitor (with a straight HDMI cable connection). IT. IS. AWESOME. I just moved into a new place with more room and now want to connect my surround sound system (5 speakers) to this setup as well. This is the receiver I'm considering purchasing and from what I can tell, will do what I need. Extra potentially pertinent info:
  • PC has two HDMI ports (one on the video card)
  • Nintendo Wii connected directly to TV via RCA cables
  • BluRay player connected to TV via HDMI cable
I want my setup to allow me to use the surround sound at all times (when watching broadcast TV, when using the TV as the PC monitor, when using the BluRay player and when using the Wii (this is the least important)). I'm assuming the TV will connect to the receiver (via HDMI) and the PC will also connect to the receiver (via HDMI) and all other hook-ups will remain as-is. Thanks in advance for any advice or tips on how to make this easy! This will be my dream setup so I'm excited to get it right.
posted by Twicketface on Jul 29, 2013 - 15 answers

Which Selling Platform is Best?

I am working on a list since 2004 that I think would be salable. It's publicly available contact information for radio, TV, magazines, syndicates, newspapers, book publishers and agents. I'm a freelancer and I originally started it because I wanted to be able to reach these sources to interest them in my content. But I realized it could be a product. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Jun 27, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me find this mysterious foreign film

Several friends and myself were sitting around draining the worlds supply of beer at the end of last summer, and decided to cap off the night by flipping on netflix. We ended up appointing someone to just pick a completely random movie just by the cover after a bit of arguing of what to watch... The trouble is, now none of us can remember what it was called. [more inside]
posted by emptythought on Apr 8, 2013 - 4 answers

Can you recommend some fashion docs for lazy weekend watching?

I'm interested in watching more documentaries or miniseries about the fashion/clothing industry. Three I've rented recently were Valentino:The Last Emperor, The September Issue, and Signé Chanel. I especially enjoyed the last two as they really showed a lot behind the scenes about how stuff is made (both the media and the couture dressmaking sides). [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Mar 9, 2013 - 8 answers

How to go from zero to TV?

We haven't had a proper TV in over a decade. I would like to have something other than my laptop to watch streaming media, DVDs, Netflix, etc. Can you explain how this works in 2013? I imagine we'd buy something like this Samsung LED HDTV and some kind of speakers. Then what? Do we plug it into a laptop? What exactly is Apple TV and how does it stack up against Roku? This seems like it should be a simple question, but I feel like a caveman emerging from the dark, and am fairly bewildered at all of the options and variations out there. [more inside]
posted by barnone on Feb 11, 2013 - 27 answers

Your favourite clever pop culture sites/podcasts/lectures

I'm at home ill at the moment, watching lots of films and reading a lot (this week I've watched 14 films and read 2 books). I'd like to find sites (or podcasts/lectures/etc) that intelligently examine media and/or popular culture. I regularly read articles on Popmatters and sometimes the A.V. Club (but not so much). What are your favourite film/media crit resources? Podcasts? Lectures? Thank you in advance for any help!
posted by everydayanewday on Jan 29, 2013 - 13 answers

Entertainment center seeks new purpose.

What can I do with a massive entertainment cabinet after getting rid of the television? None of the local charities are interested (and I don't blame them). For reference, it's 6'10" tall x 8' wide x 2' deep, the doors need 18" clearance to open, the upper shelves are glass, and I hate needing to worry about the glass doors. All suggestions (kindling? cat gym? ding-dong ditch it somewhere?) on where to take it or how to repurpose it are welcome! [more inside]
posted by VelveteenBabbitt on Nov 16, 2012 - 17 answers

You are fired, please take your things and leave.

[Moves/Media Filter] What scenes in either movies or television depict employees being laid off? I am thinking scenes that are done either properly, or terribly inappropriate. Ideally the clips should be short 1-4 minutes. Thank you in advance!
posted by handbanana on Nov 10, 2012 - 24 answers

Best Spanish language tv/radio/podcasts?

Recommend some good Spanish language media (TV series, online radio, podcasts etc) for my girlfriend to immerse herself in while she learns Spanish. [more inside]
posted by knapah on Oct 2, 2012 - 13 answers

Video card recommendations

I have an older Gateway PC acting as my media center/file server. I have it hooked up to a 42" 720p Samsung Plasma TV via VGA from the on-board connection on the PC. As such, the resolution is not very good: 1024x768 and the picture doesn't really fit on the screen. Can you recommend a cheap video card (under $50) that will let me connect via HDMI and show things at a decent resolution without stretching or cropping the picture? No gaming, just playing video files.
posted by nitsuj on Aug 24, 2012 - 37 answers

Creating an android media center.

How can I turn android into a kickass media center? [more inside]
posted by fonzie on Aug 9, 2012 - 7 answers

15 Minutes of Fame

I am looking for information on how people feel, like and want (or not) to be interviewed by TV, radio or newspaper reporters. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Jul 29, 2012 - 4 answers

Jocks, Nerds and Rebels (tm)

To what extent do American Highschools resemble the stereotypical American Highschool seen in just about every movie and TV show ever, withever present competition for social status, rigidly defined cliques, omnipresent bullying, etc... etc?
posted by Artw on Jul 18, 2012 - 86 answers

BREAKING: Simon Adebisi Wears Physics Defying Hat!

How realistic is the portrayal of the media's coverage of the prison on Oz? (No spoilers in the question, potential for some in the answers.) [more inside]
posted by SpiffyRob on Jun 20, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I broaden my horizons when I hate everything in sight?

I have pickied myself into a corner. Help me out! [more inside]
posted by darksasami on May 8, 2012 - 56 answers

What are some examples of movies, tv shows, or music videos that use the "high production value/low production value" trope like in this Coldplay video?

What are some examples of movies, tv shows, or music videos that use the "high production value/low production value" trope like in this Coldplay video? [more inside]
posted by idledebonair on Jan 4, 2012 - 7 answers

Most forgiving blu-ray/media player?

My Blu-Ray player will play AVI, MKV & other video files but it is a little too finicky about which ones it will accept. Is there a more liberal, tolerant, and accepting player on the market? [more inside]
posted by anazgnos on Dec 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Simple way to watch HD movies on my TV?

I want watch on my TV the videos that are on my computer. HD (720p) format. Video streaming of content not necessary. What is the easiest and cheapest way to go about this? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Dec 21, 2011 - 25 answers

How do TV channels figure out how many people watched a particular episode (e.g. XX million watched American Idol)?

How do TV channels figure out how many people watched a particular episode (e.g. XX million watched American Idol)? I often hear things like XX million viewers watched American Idol or some other show. How do the news guys / broadcasters come up with these numbers?? Surely they are not able to track what is being watched in peoples homes. So I guess this is some kind of math or projection. Any idea how this is done?
posted by r2d2 on Aug 27, 2011 - 17 answers

How can I get an insider's view of the media industry?

How can I get an insider's view of the media industry? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Aug 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Are UK films and television programming shot in cooler colors than similar North American productions?

Are UK films and television programming shot in cooler tones than similar North American productions?
posted by unmake on Jun 5, 2011 - 15 answers

Does Hollywood ever let professors intern for them?

One of my college professors from the TV department wants to come out to LA and learn more about the overall entertainment industry to update his knowledge. Are there any fellowships to help him do it? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Mar 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Legal live-TV online?

Is it possible to create legal online service live-streaming over-the-air TV channels in US? [more inside]
posted by zeikka on Dec 30, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me find a 1990s Paxil TV ad.

I'm trying to find a TV commercial for Paxil that aired probably during the late '90s, but maybe during the early 2000s. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Dec 7, 2010 - 3 answers

Easily portable digital TV recording for multiple homes?

Asking for a Friend: My father still uses VHS tapes. I need to get him on tech from this millennium. [more inside]
posted by GJSchaller on Oct 6, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me reduce the footprint of my home theater components.

Help me reduce the footprint of my home theater components. Any and all options welcome. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Sep 17, 2010 - 10 answers

TV Production Timeline?

How far ahead of their scheduled air date are scripted television shows ready to air? [more inside]
posted by pb on Jul 6, 2010 - 7 answers

TV without cable.

I want to ditch cable and opt for things like the Xbox360 and/or AppleTV for the kids to watch the equivalent to DisneyTV, Nik and Cartoon Network. [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on May 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me build my perfect home media machine.

Help me build my perfect home media machine. It must play blu-ray discs, browse the web, and stream HD video from internet sources. I have no interest in video games, and little interest in cable TV. Is this something I can buy? If this is something I must build myself, what kind of computing muscle will I need? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on May 12, 2010 - 15 answers

Is there a way I can get Seattle TV channels from DirecTV even though I live in the Portland, OR market?

Is there a way I can get Seattle TV channels from DirecTV even though I live in the Portland, OR market? [more inside]
posted by jorlando on May 4, 2010 - 5 answers

A chocolate cake you won't regret! Examples of choice/regret in mainstream media.

A decadent chocolate cake you won't regret? Help me find examples of choice and regret in popular/mainstream media, including advertising/marketing, but also on the magazine stand, in sitcoms, etc. [more inside]
posted by soviet sleepover on Apr 26, 2010 - 14 answers

I Hate You ! No wait, I don't. Let's be friends.

What film, TV or literary female characters begin as adversaries and end up friendly? [more inside]
posted by duckus on Mar 20, 2010 - 27 answers

He left behind this document...

Fist incidence of 'crazed killer, internet rantings?' I'm looking for the earliest incident where someone killed another person or persons (using a plane, car, gun, bomb, toothpick, poison, etc) and the media coverage quickly or immediately went to the web for the background, and found it. [more inside]
posted by fixedgear on Mar 5, 2010 - 18 answers

A piece of fruit on prime time?

Fruit on TV? I remember someone saying something to the effect of, "If we put a piece of fruit on television every night, it will become a national icon". Who said that? And I think that someone actually did it (SNL?), did THAT happen?
posted by slactoid on Nov 16, 2009 - 8 answers

Vietnamese TV, anyone?

Does anyone watch Vietnamese TV here? [more inside]
posted by mordecai on Sep 23, 2009 - 8 answers

How to write a compelling pitch for a reality show?

Dear Hivemind: Where can I find examples of treatments for Reality TV shows? [more inside]
posted by Elle Vator on Mar 8, 2009 - 1 answer

Looking for really awesome Spanish-language broadcast media — TV, radio, podcasts, whatever.

¿Como se dice "The Wire" en Español? Looking for really awesome Spanish-language broadcast media — TV, radio, podcasts, whatever you've got. [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Feb 4, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I clear my media backlog?

I'm drowning in a sea of media I have no time to consume - someone please throw me a lifeline [more inside]
posted by b.an.dekker on Oct 9, 2008 - 25 answers

Resources for Aspiring Online News Producer?

Resources for learning more about being the "web producer" (aka online content manager, etc) for a small-market TV news outlet? [more inside]
posted by davidmsc on Aug 12, 2008 - 5 answers

Need program to track progress in multiple TV series

Is there a good program to monitor progress in various TV shows? I.e. what episode I'm on in shows if watching multiple shows in different seasons irregularly. [more inside]
posted by lrodman on May 6, 2008 - 11 answers

What do I need to know to stream a TV station to between 500 and 100 people?

How do I set up a server to stream media ? A client has contacted us about developing a website with a streaming TV station and a streaming radio station. [more inside]
posted by asnowballschance on May 3, 2008 - 5 answers

The End of the News Media?

Newspapers and media: the sky is falling, the bowl is being circled. What can we do about it? Your best suggestions please. [more inside]
posted by Gagglehack on Mar 28, 2008 - 19 answers

Who decides what the news is?

Who decides what's news? [more inside]
posted by ibmcginty on Sep 20, 2007 - 14 answers

What are the most effective qualifications and qualities a production assistant should have on their resume?

Resume Help: Production Assistant for Film and Television? [more inside]
posted by ebonyknives on Sep 6, 2007 - 6 answers

UK DIY IPTV PDQ?

How can my parents get English TV in Italy? [more inside]
posted by Nice Guy Mike on Jun 4, 2007 - 10 answers

Torture in the media?

Help me find examples of torture in movies and on TV. [more inside]
posted by EarBucket on Feb 17, 2007 - 72 answers

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