Category: Paul Schneider

In edgy times, little room for G-rated films

July 16th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Paul Schneider 0 comments

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Paul Schneider, College of Communication

Lisa Fiore, the dean of faculty at Lesley University and mother of 9- and 11-year-olds, loves taking her kids to the movies…

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“It’s an understandable perception that there are fewer G-rated movies available these days. The perception comes from the rise of the PG movie. That has been the evolution of child-friendly films for decades now. It snuck up on many people . . . You could say we just don’t live in a G-rated world anymore.”

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Time Warner May Erect a Walled Content Garden

June 13th, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, E-Commerce Times, Newsmakers, Paul Schneider 0 comments

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Paul Schneider, College of Communication

Time Warner Cable appears to have come up with a strategy to help stem the flow of cord-cutters — that is, people abandoning pay-TV for the free or lower-price content available on the Internet…

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“TWC needs to find the best business model possible that accepts the fact that most, if not all, content will eventually end up on the Internet.”

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TV networks’ thirst for blood reaches serial-killer proportions

May 31st, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Newsmakers, Paul Schneider 0 comments

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Paul Schneider, College of Communication

I love a good thriller, and read myself to sleep at night with visions by P.D. James, Elizabeth George, Michael Connelly, Stephen Hunter, the Scots and the Swedes dancing in my head…

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“The tendency to open-ended series concepts is one explanation for the number of shows about serial killers.”

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Disney Stars Throw Off Their Past in ‘Spring Breakers’

March 8th, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, New York Times, Newsmakers, Paul Schneider 0 comments

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Paul Schneider, College of Communication

Selena Gomez got her start in “Barney & Friends” and became a cherub-cheeked teen idol on “Wizards of Waverly Place,” a Disney Channel series that has its final hurrah on Friday…

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Hollywood gets back to biblical

November 1st, 2012 in 2012, Christian Science Monitor, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Paul Schneider 0 comments

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Paul Schneider, College of Communication

Superheroes and mystical creatures with their physics-defying powers have been drawing record numbers of moviegoers to multiplex theaters over the past decade. Now Hollywood is getting ready to roll out the next fleet of mega personalities: Bible characters…

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‘Lawless’ helps grow Virginia bootlegging trio’s legend

September 2nd, 2012 in 2012, Boston Globe, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Paul Schneider 0 comments

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Paul Schneider, College of Communication

Literary scholars will tell you the Romantic Period took place in the late 1700s…

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Showcases let students shine

May 2nd, 2012 in 2012, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Paul Schneider 0 comments

Variety
Paul Schneider, College of Communication

While the primary mandate of most film schools is to give their students the professional skills they need to work in the entertainment industry, the bar of entry to actually landing those jobs remains dauntingly high for many graduates…

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Playing with Fire

April 3rd, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Francesco Berna, Newsmakers, Paul Schneider, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Francesco Berna, College of Arts & Sciences
Paul Goldberg, College of Arts & Sciences

For many years it was believed that humans didn’t use fire until about 800,000 years ago….

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Film Schools Turn to Television, Digital Shorts To Stay Relevant

April 2nd, 2012 in 2012, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Paul Schneider 0 comments

The Wrap
Paul Schneider, College of Communication

Twenty-seven-year-old Teddy Diefenbach switched from a graduate film and television production concentration at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts to the interactive media division, in part because he hoped he’d be more employable…

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Bay State a bit out of focus

February 25th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Globe, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Paul Schneider 0 comments

Boston Globe
Paul Schneider, College of Communication

One year ago, as Oscar night arrived with numerous Boston-accented films vying for awards, many were hailing 2010 as a watershed year for moviemaking in the Bay State…

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