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Cheap reality shows work to trim costs

...000 per episode, versus $1.7 million for a scripted drama, largely because reality shows don't use expensive actors and writers. Advertisers like how reality TV can give them inexpensive air time if they give the production stuff and services...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/04/26/liv_521483.shtml
Life & style
Networks rush to offer shows online

...profit margin is high because revenue isn't shared with local stations - at least not yet. Unions representing actors and writers also are seeking a bigger cut of online revenue, which could cut studio profits or result in higher prices for consumers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/08/tel_76547.shtml
Television
'Fiasco' details some of Hollywood's biggest bombs

...is still a mystery. - No one's innocent. Many ingredients go into making a true bomb. Though most directors, actors and writers are in some way artistically motivated to work on these movies, they abide foolish script changes and settle on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/26/art_73793.shtml
Arts
'Brokeback Mountain' leads Academy Awards field

...categories are chosen by specific branches of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, such as directors, actors and writers. The full academy membership of about 5,800 is eligible to vote in all categories for the Oscars themselves...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/01/osc_51050.shtml
Oscars
'Aviator' leads Academy Award nominations

...categories are chosen by specific branches of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, such as directors, actors and writers. The full academy membership of about 5,800 is eligible to vote in all categories for the Oscars themselves...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/26/osc_440997.shtml
Oscars
'Joey': 'Friends' spinoff is friendly, fun and full of laughs

...I'm giving change a shot. Hoping things stay the same - it doesn't work." This is a fine moment from both the actor and writers, and clear evidence how solidly the series is grounded. There's nothing revolutionary about "Joey," but there's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/09/tel_428070.shtml
Television
'Wonderful Town' celebrates making it in New York

...two sisters find refuge in an idealized Greenwich Village, a bohemian never-never land where poets, painters, actors and writers coexist with cranky, if lovable landlords, eccentric neighbors, hardworking ladies of the night and helpful policemen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/25/art_395106.shtml
Arts
'Survivor' main man does Borneo

...camera?" But he is diplomatic when asked if all this reality is just a hedge against a possible strike by Hollywood actors and writers this summer. In the works: for USA, "Combat Missions" (teams of ex-military vets carry out fake "missions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/04/09/ent_311812.shtml
Things to Do
Hollywood strike may have good byproduct

...fans and studio executives in a panic. Even the actors and writers are in a panic. I feel pretty good about it. Sure...the labor-related rifts between studios and the actors and writers they employ but that it will also free us of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/12/22/app_303036.shtml
Applause
Ramblin' Rhodes - Many country acts found success in '96

...later MCA Records) in the late '60s and was a vocalist and frontman for Loretta's band. BOB HANNAH: This Atlanta actor and writer died Aug. 14 at 54. He played Patsy Cline's husband in the 1980 Loretta Lynn movie bio Coal Miner's Daughter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/03/met_202063.shtml
Metro