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The Guild’s Felicia Day Wrote Herself the Role of a Lifetime One of the original Web series got started when her acting career was stalling

Talent - Gold Felicia Day’s dearly departed Web series The Guild started before anybody was really talking about the medium—it was a year before the world knew that lonelygirl15 was a…

June 22, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

Jerry Seinfeld Has Become a Therapist to the Stars Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee sessions are pure entertainment gold

Programming Series - Gold For all the talk about “premium video” online, few ad-supported Web series have made the case that their product is just as good as anything on TV…

June 22, 2014, 6:57 PM EDT

Lego Artisans Rebuild The Grand Budapest Hotel, Completely to Scale Intricate project helps promote film's DVD release

To help promote the DVD and Blu-ray release of Wes Anderson's delightful film The Grand Budapest Hotel, distributor 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment commissioned Lego sculptors (yes, this is a…

June 18, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

Netflix Creates the Best Worst Website for Its New Cartoon, BoJack Horseman A disturbing flashback to the '90s Internet

Netflix has done quite a bit of clever marketing in its recent past, from the minimalist teasers for House of Cards to its fake listings for shows featured in Arrested…

June 3, 2014, 4:54 PM EDT

John Oliver's Parody Ad Skewers GM With Bleak Phrases From an Internal Memo These cars totally aren't 'Kevorkianesque'

While it's true HBO is not an ad-supported network, Last Week Tonight's John Oliver made an exception Sunday, uttering the words rarely heard on the premium cable network: "We'll be…

May 20, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

IFC Cuts Funny Custom Trailers for Library Flicks Like Alien and Napoleon Dynamite Rebrand includes new logo, jokes about content

IFC is changing ... sort of. "It's a refresh," says Kevin Vitale, marketing vp of creative and brand strategy. "It's more of a face-lift." As part of that face-lift, the cable channel…

May 6, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT

Syfy Is Making a Third Sharknado, and We've Already Written 5 Pitches for It Sequel to The Second One

Syfy tells Adweek exclusively that it has green-lit a third movie in its increasingly silly Sharknado franchise before even airing the second one (official title: The Second One). The first flick…

April 30, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

Inside Bonnie Hammer's World From Esquire to Oxygen, NBCU's cable chief oversees 15 diverse networks

NBC Cable Entertainment chairman Bonnie Hammer's portfolio spans 15 networks of varying sizes and descriptions, all serving (hopefully) a different viewership. Hammer is famous for crafting programming slates with strong…

April 20, 2014, 9:52 PM EDT

Cops Aren't There to Check Your Balls for You, Cancer PSA Reminds Guys Nor will a mechanic find lumps on your lugnuts

In every sense, testicular care is a delicate matter. So while it can be a bit weird and uncomfortable to feel yourself up every so often, nonprofit Testicular Cancer Canada…

April 14, 2014, 7:06 PM EDT

Here Is the Game of Thrones Theme Screamed by Goats Also a sheep

It's always hard to find the best goat scream for the occasion (Doritos devoted a lot of effort to the task). But sometimes, with what sounds like a little bit…

April 10, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

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