Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report and host, Stephanie Pressman, were invited to come out to the PaleyFestPreviews: Fall TV – ABC’s Trophy Wife and Back in the Game with a Screening and Red Carpet at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.
About PaleyFestPreviews: Fall TV
The 2013 PaleyFestPreviews: Fall TV, the Paley Center’s annual weeklong celebration of the fall television season, will feature interactive Q&A sessions with members of the cast and creative teams of participating shows, in addition to multiple premiere screenings in their entirety, with each night devoted to a single broadcast network. AOL will live stream the Q&A panels of the following upcoming fall series exclusively at http://www.Falltv.aol.com, giving audiences an insider look at: CBS’ We Are Men, The CW’s The Tomorrow People, FOX’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, ABC’s Trophy Wife and Back in the Game, and NBC’s Ironside. Viewers can follow @PaleyCenter on Twitter and use #PaleyFest to join in the conversation. For more information, please visit http://www.paleycenter.org.
PaleyFest continued Sunday night showcasing the cast of HBO’s “The Newsroom,” Aaron Sorkin’s latest work, at the Saban Theater for a 10 minute teasing clip of the season premiere followed by a question and answer panel from Aaron and the rest of the cast, moderated by CNN’s Piers Morgan.
Tease of the Season 2 Premiere
The premiere picks up right where it left off from Will being under investigation after calling The Tea Party the “American Taliban,” and he is now preparing for a deposition. Meanwhile, ACN has to deal with fact-checking errors and executive producer Mackenzie McHale (played by Emily Mortimer) smoothly solves the issue from a quick phone-recorded voice over. (I’ve never seen this done in a real newsroom- a recording over the phone would not sound as smooth and crisp as they made it to be, but hey, it’s movie magic.)
The 10 minute clip continued with the team dealing with switchboard failure and anchor Will McAvoy being completely unaware, jamming out to Rebecca Black.
From the teaser alone, Aaron is bringing “The Newsroom” back for season 2 with just the right amount of anticipation to keep you on the edge of your chairs, adding a bit more of a comedic element.
The Q. & A. Panel
The cast took the stage for the questionnaire led by Big Foot’s favorite fan, Dev Patel, along with Olivia Munn dressed classy in a long-sleeve somewhat revealing white dress and Allison Pill with bouncy girls and a fun t-shirt and skirt.
Piers opened up the night by deeming “The Newsroom” as “incredibly realistic,” stating that Sorkin “hit the nail on the head,” which is quite a compliment coming from someone who has worked in the industry for years.
Daniels starts out the night by telling Piers that Sorkin “writes for actors” and produces “scenes you get to play and get your teeth into.” While the entire cast laughed about being able to improvise, Olivia Munn (“Sloan Sabbith”) admitted that Aaron’s ideas are always the ones that work best, and Daniels said they memorize the scripts “word for word.”
Real News Meets Historical Fiction
Sorkin admits that he wanted to create “historical fiction” within real news, and will continue to move forward in recent past events- that includes the elections, Trayvon Martin case, and he is still debating on covering the Connecticut shootings and Sandy Hook. Sorkin said they were very sensitive subjects and wouldn’t cover a story if it would minimize the actual event. Though, Piers encouraged covering Sandy, stating that he doesn’t see how the show could get away with not covering it.
Olivia Munn’s Opinions on Journalists and Sexy Vs. Smart
Olivia Munn was the only one who strongly expressed her views on journalism, majoring in broadcast journalism herself and working in the industry for a short stint. Munn said she didn’t believe that celebrity coverage was “real journalism” and didn’t think it was appropriate that “journalists make themselves too much a part of the story” and thinks opinions need to be left out of stories. She then looked over to Piers and said that she didn’t want to see “Piers Morgan” or “Diane Sawyer” on the red carpet, just on the news.
Munn later explained that women always have to deal with being sexy or smart, and that she wanted her character to represent both. Munn said she “didn’t want Sloan to flaunt her sexuality- but also not apologize for it.” And questioned why women have to “compartmentalize these qualities.
The Cast Really Enjoys Working With Each Other
Although John Gallagher Jr. (who plays “Jim Harper”) didn’t have much to say throughout the night, he was not quiet about his admiration for Sam Waterston (who plays “Charlie Skinner”) stating that working with Sam was like “getting a Ph.D. in acting,” saying, “Sam has routinely prove to be a master of subtlety and honesty.”
Meanwhile, Waterston credited Daniels, saying “We are all good, because Jeff is won-der-ful.”
What We Can Be Expecting
Sorkin told the audience that if they like “Sloan and Don” they will like Season 2. He also stated that eventually viewers are going to get sick of the cat-and-mouse game between Will and Mackenzie, and that the show will not go down if the two eventually get together.
For all those who haven’t given “The Newsroom” a shot:
One thing’s for sure, Sorkin said he is not concerned with the number of viewers watching the show, and more concerned with the current viewers continuing to like it. And feel like bashing Daniels? He doesn’t read reviews anyway!
Stay tuned for the Season 2 Premiere of “The Newsroom” coming out this summer, and if you’re not a news junkie, flip the channel from “Kim and Kourtney Take on Miami” and give yourself a show that actually challenges what’s going on in the world, and will actually teach you something.
Online media and interactive web TV network company, Mingle Media TV Network (MMTVN) announced that CEO and Executive Producer, Stephanie Piche, will be speaking at the upcoming LAWEBFEST held on April 6-8, 2012 at The Radisson Hotel, in Los Angeles, California.
Los Angeles Web Festival (LAWEBFEST) was created in 2010 by veteran Emmy-winning tv producer and NAACP Award-winning playwright Michael Ajakwe, Jr. LAWEBFEST is America’s first all-web series festival honoring independent filmmakers and celebrating web shows while bringing creators, producers, directors, actors and technicians together under one roof, in community, to network and exchange information with workshops and panels. This is the third year for the festival and they received an overwhelming 300 submissions this year and have moved the festival to the Radisson for better screening facilities and to accommodate the large crowds attending. In 2011, LAWEBFEST also partnered with Marseille Webfest, Europe’s first all-web series festival making them a powerhouse in web series world. Find out more www.LAWEBFEST.com or www.Facebook.com/LAWEBFEST.
Ms. Piche will be a panelist on Friday night and will be a moderator on Sunday afternoon.
Friday 8:15pm: PANEL – THE GLOBAL INFLUENCE OF THE WEB SERIES (SAN JOSE ROOM/2ND FLOOR)
Jean Michel Albert, founder, president – Marseille Webfest (Marseille, France)
Frederic Josue, Director of Marketing – Havas Media (France)
Stephane Rizzo, producer, cultural minister – Office of The Mayor (Marseille, France)
Rich Mbariket, founder, publisher – Web Series Network & Magazine (Los Angeles, California)
Stephanie Piche, founder, owner – Mingle Media Network TV (Los Angeles, California)
Steiner Ellingsen, journalist, producer – “The Inland Sea” (Norway)
Torin Stefanson, Teri Armitage, creators-producers, “My Lupine Life” (Canada)
Nelson Leis, producer, star “The Jim” (Canada)
Moderator: Katie Fong-Yoneda, Studio Executive/Author, “The Script Selling Game, Vols. I & II
Sunday 12:00pm: PANEL – HOW WE MADE OUR NON-FICTION WEB SERIES WORK FOR US (SAN JOSE/2ND FL)
Michelle Locadoux, creator-producer-Host, “20 Dollar New York” (New York, New York)
Mary Bell Austin, creator-Host, “Bite-Size Green” (Redwood City, California)
Amber Price, creator-producer-host, “Let’s Talk About Sex” (Studio City, California)
Joy Jones & Bonita Bolden, creators-producers, “Meat the Vegans” (Washington D.C.)
Matt & Aimee Chapman, creators-producers, “Growing Up Guide Pup” (San Francisco, California)
Moderator: Stephanie Piche, CEO Mingle Media TV
The Complete Workshop and Panel List for LAWEBFEST 2012 can be found here on Facebook
About Mingle Media TV Network
MMTVN is an online media and interactive web TV network that executive produces, curates, and broadcasts 100 weekly web series shows along with entertainment industry event coverage. Our video coverage, web series and live broadcasts are promoted via Twitter, blog posts, Facebook and other popular social networks; in addition to airing live on the iPhone, Blackberry, and Android platforms and syndicated through Blip.TV and over 15 syndication sites including AOL Video, YouTube, Samsung, Vizio, MeeFeedia, Blinkx, Daily Motion, Boxee, Roku and as an iTunes podcast. Our audience reach online is over 250,000 weekly views of our video coverage, web series and live broadcasts and are currently in the top 20,000 websites in the US. MMTVN’s live web TV shows feature lifestyle subject matter experts and social media content providers from celebrities, authors to bloggers including executive producing two shows with Emmy award winners. MMTVN has expanded its curation of web series with a growing number of independently produced shows from science fiction to drama, action to teen soaps now playing on the network. In addition to curating produced webseries, MMTVN is promoting and securing sponsors for INDIE creators. MMTVN also covers Hollywood celebrity and charity events from the red carpet and behind the scenes. MMTVN has covered the Oscars on the Red Carpet along with Golden Globes, IPTVFest, HollyShorts, LA Shorts Fest, AOF Fest, Daytime Emmys, Saturn Awards, Streamy Awards, People’s Choice, NAACP, SAG , plus numerous Web Series Premieres and A-list Celebrity Fundraisers. Mingle Media TV is also sponsoring the Audience Choice Category in the New Media Film Festival for Web Series Creators. For more information, please visit http://www.minglemediatvnetwork.com.
We’d like to congratulate all of the nominees that were announced at this mornings 43rd NAACP Image Awards press conference in Beverly Hills at the Paley Center for Media. The nominees were announced by Vanessa Williams, Tracee Ellis Ross, Corey Reynolds, and Craig Robinson.
Craig Robinson, Vanessa Williams, Corey Reynolds, Tracee Ellis Ross Photo Courtesy of NAACP Image Awards
Friday, February 17th 8 PM
Please be sure to save the date for the live show on NBC where the winners will be announced during the two-hour star-studded event.
ABC and CBS lead the nominees in the TV categories with 18 and 16 nominations respectively, followed by BET and HBO both with 15. In the recording category, Columbia Records leads with eight nominations, followed by Warner Bros. Records with five nominations and Elektra Records with four nominations. Dreamworks Pictures/Touchstone Pictures/Participant Media lead with eight nominations, while Focus Features and TriStar Pictures followed with seven, and Universal Pictures with five in the motion picture category.
Outstanding Comedy Series
“Love That Girl!” (TV One)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Reed Between the Lines” (BET)
“The Game” (BET)
“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA Network)
Malcolm-Jamal Warner – “Reed Between the Lines” (BET)
Phil Morris – “Love That Girl!” (TV One)
Pooch Hall – “The Game” (BET)
Terry Crews – “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Tatyana Ali – “Love That Girl!” (TV One)
Tia Mowry-Hardrict – “The Game” (BET)
Tracee Ellis Ross – “Reed Between the Lines” (BET)
Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)
Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (BET)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Craig Robinson – “The Office” (NBC)
Damon Wayans, Jr. – “Happy Endings” (ABC)
J.B. Smoove – “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
Nick Cannon – “Up All Night” (NBC)
Tracy Morgan – “30 Rock” (NBC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Amber Riley – “Glee” (FOX)
Gabourey Sidibe – “The Big C” (Showtime)
Keshia Knight Pulliam – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
Maya Rudolph – “Up All Night” (NBC)
Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family” (ABC)
Outstanding Drama Series
“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Andre Braugher – “Men of A Certain Age” (TNT)
Hill Harper – “CSI: NY” (CBS)
L.L. Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)
Taye Diggs – “Private Practice” (ABC)
Wendell Pierce – “Treme” (HBO)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Khandi Alexander – “Treme” (HBO)
Regina King – “SouthLAnd” (TNT)
Sandra Oh – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Taraji P. Henson – “Person of Interest” (CBS)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Corey Reynolds – “The Closer” (TNT)
Ice T – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
James Pickens, Jr. – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Nelsan Ellis – “True Blood” (HBO)
Omar Epps – “House M.D.” (FOX)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Alfre Woodard – “Memphis Beat” (TNT)
Anika Noni Rose – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. The organization’s half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.
Event sponsors for the 43RD NAACP Image Awards include UAW/Chrysler, Hyundai, FedEx, Wells Fargo, Ford Motor Company, and Bank of America.