TV Outside the Box: Trailblazing in the Digital Television Revolution explores the new and exploding universe of on-demand, OTT (Over the Top) networks: Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Crackle, CW Seed, Vimeo, AwesomenessTV, and many more. Featuring in-depth conversations with game-changing content creators, industry mavericks, and leading cultural influencers, TV Outside the Box is essential reading for anyone interested in the dynamics of a global media revolution – while it’s happening. Readers will discover:
"TV Outside the Box blew my mind—and not just because I'm one of the fascinating interviews in the book. Check it out and expand your consciousness beyond the zeitgeist."
—Dan Harmon, Emmy Award-winning Writer/Producer/Showrunner: Community, Rick and Morty
"TV Outside the Box boldly takes us inside the rapidly evolving television business; it's an engrossing, provocative, groundbreaking read."
—Lisa Kudrow, Emmy Award-winning Actor/Writer/Producer: Friends, Web Therapy, The Comeback
"By way of candid, fascinating conversations and sharp insights, Landau is a wonderful guide through the creative revolution that's redefining television."
—Beau Willimon, Academy Award and Emmy-nominated Writer/Producer/Showrunner: House of Cards, The Ides of March
1. Goodbye "idiot box," hello Apple TV, Roku, Xbos, Crhomecast, Amazone Fire -- and the interactive TV computer screen; 2. Forecasting and prognosticating where, when, and how we view our favorite shows; 3. Once-a-week programming + summer reruns = old school; 4. Broadcast commercial TV vs. (legal) downloads; 5. Interviews with Top Programming Executives; 6. Good news: TV Studios and networks need more original programming than ever! Bad news: They want it to be better, faster - and cheaper; 7. The Value of "bottle shows" and contained arenas; 8. Defying the formulaic: fresh voices and "buzz worthy" shows; 9. Iconic, indelible (heavily flawed) characters trump plot devices; 10. Interviews with creators/showrunners; 11. Amazon Studios' Open Submission Policy; 12. Sony Crackle Initiative at UCLA School of Film & Television & Digital; 13. The Anthology Series is Back; 14. Reality Shows Off Network; 15. Spoof TV; 16. Broadcast Yourself; 17. The New Breed of Late Night Talk Show; 18. The New Frontier of Movies for the Home Theater.