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Film Business CTVA 341
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What are the call letters of the CW affiliate in Los Angeles?
Which television stations does CBS own in Los Angeles?
KCBS & KCAL
An instance where two stations in the same designated market area are owned by the same party is referred to as a
What are the two main sources of revenue for a Broadcast Network?
Advertising and Re-Transmission Fees.
An affiliate is a broadcasting term used to identify a television station that is not owned by a network but has a contract to air a network's programming.
CPM stands for
cost per thousand
There are two types of spot TV
Local and National
Assume there are 120 million TV homes in the U.S. In order for there to be a 10 household rating for Modern Family, how many TV homes would have to be tuned into Modern Family?
Cable sports channels would prefer to be excluded from skinny bundles.
Which of the following is an MVPD?
d. All of them
e. None of them
Basic cable networks are paid by the MVPDs a fee for every household that
The network is available in
All networks distributed by MVPDs are regulated by the FCC.
Which of the following have dual revenue streams?
All of them
Basic Cable Networks do not air commercials for products and services.
In the earliest days of cable TV, USA Network added what type of programming to bolster its subscription rate?
The majority of a cable subscriber's monthly fee ends up at:
The cable networks
Which basic cable network generates the highest subscriber fees?
Which premium cable network is owned by AT&T?
Which of the following is a premium cable network?
Movies make up the majority of premium cable network schedules.
Premium cable networks spend a lot of time figuring out how to increase their churn rate.
In order to receive STARZ, HBO, SHOWTIME or EPIX, the consumer must have a subscription to an MVPD.
According to the videos presented in the PowerPoint, which of the major premium cable networks tries to program to the "underserved" audience?
Which of the following companies owns EPIX?
Of the following, HBO, EPIX, STARZ, SHOWTIME, which has the most U.S. subs and which has the least?
What is the major source of revenue for Premium Networks
Which of the following is a true statement about Premium Cable?
They are NOT considering adding advertising to their mix
According to the panelist, Netflix is changing its programming strategy given that HBO Max, Disney+ and Peacock are coming online.
Netflix is a ________ company.
Which of the following shows was responsible for putting Netflix on the map?
House of Cards
How many subscribers does Netflix have worldwide?
Does Netflix have more subscribers domestically or internationally?
In 2018, Netflix had an annual revenue of over $15 billion dollars.
In 2018, Netflix spent the following amount on original content:
In 2018, Netflix created 1,500 hours of original content
Which of the following has a multi-million dollar deal with Netflix?
a. Tom Hanks
b. Brad Pitt
c. George Clooney
d. Jennifer Lopez
e. All the above
f. None of the above
According to the panelist, a big challenge for Netflix is attracting enough qualified production personnel.
Amazon Prime Video, since it does not have commercials, does not employ marketing and promotion.
Streaming services invest their money in 3 areas. Name two:
CONTENT, MARKETING, & TECHNOLOGY
Which streaming service is both SVOD and AVOD?
c. Hulu Disney+
None of the above
Which streaming service is both SVOD and TVOD?
Which of the following requires a subscription? Circle all that apply
CBS All Access
Streaming services use a combination of
LICENSED/LIBRARY & ORIGINAL
Which of the following are available over-the-top?
a. HBO Now
b. Showtime Now
d. Amazon Prime Video
e. All of them
Which of the following services are producing a television version of Lord of the Rings?
Amazon Prime Video
Studios own the series they finance.
Studios and production companies share in covering the deficit for pilots and episodes.
The business model for studios rely on three business terms. They are:
Finance Own License
Major production companies such as Wolf Films and Shondaland are part owners of the shows they create.
Spec scripts only refer to scripts based on existing shows.
One way a studio makes additional money on a series after its initial window is through
SYNDICATION, MILITARY, AIRLINES, INTERNATIONAL, etc.
Which of these is not part of a studio's financial model?
Which one of these groups are not part of Television Production Companies?
What is the term used to describe a deal when a writer gets paid only if the network agrees to buy the script?
When a writer has an overall deal, they are guaranteed a minimum, as well as maximum amount of money they can earn.
Agents and managers are required to have a license to represent talent.
Which of these is one of the big four talent agencies?
c. Innovative Artists
d. CMI Partners
e. None of the above
Which of the following statements is true?
a. Managers help get work for their clients
b. Agents do negotiate contracts
c. Lawyers do work on a commission basis
d. All the above
According to the manager on the panel, she prefers when her clients also have an agent.
If a manager is a producer on their client's TV show, they can also commission their client's salary.
Which of the following is false about Managers?
Managers have more clients than agents
Managers are allowed to produce.
What is the standard commission of an agent?
When an agency gets a package on a TV series the formula is 3%/ 3%/ 10%. The final 10% is calculated against
The show's profits
Which of the following type of agent would represent the set designer?
Below the line
Upfronts take place in January.
Development season is:
Before a script is written the network will want to see a(n):
A series, which is thought to be able to run for a long time, will be referred to one that has
HOUSE is considered to be a procedural television show?
An actor who is hired on a broadcast network show on a recurring basis would be paid for a minimum of 7 out of every 14 episodes.
Which of the following is associated with the term voice/point of view?
According to the panelists, the fact that there are so many more buyers has made selling a script much easier
Which of the following is a true statement?
IP is playing a more important role now, than it used to
Pre-reads are done for:
which comes second
Actors are involved in camera blocking?
When an actor still needs to use a script during rehearsals, he or she is referred to as being:
The name for the pages that actors use in their auditions are called
The Martini refers to:
The Last shot of the day
Turnaround refers to the time from when a production wraps to the start of postproduction
Additional material shot after planned material is shot is referred to as
Which position is usually hired first on a pilot?
An executive producer oversees a lot of people. What is the title of the person just below executive producer?
According to the Producers Guild of America, a television show cannot have more than 12 people with the title of executive producer
The WGA requires any show with at least a thirteen-episode order to give at least 1 episode to a writer not on staff
Most networks order thirteen episodes, and if the series does well, then the network orders additional episodes. This is referred to as
c. Extra Nine
e. None of the above (Back Nine)
If you see "&" between two names, it indicates that the two writers are not a team; but if you see "and" between two names, then it indicates that the two writers are a team
Which one of the following is a Mid-Level writing staff position?
When costs are spread across multiple episodes of a series the name for this is
Often a series needs to produce an episode at a much lower cost. They do this by producing
A show that is on the verge of being cancelled is
On the bubble
Which of the following positions would be considered below the line: (Circle all that apply)
Premium networks, since they do not have commercials, do not employ marketing and promotions.
Broadcast networks rely on publicity personnel to help promote their new shows.
In 2018, Netflix spent the following amount on marketing:
Which of the following use outdoor advertising?
a. Streaming services
b. Broadcast networks
c. Premium cable networks
d. All the above
Promotions on premiere day are critical to the success of a new program.
Which of the following are primarily responsible for marketing first run syndication shows?
For new shows, networks need to promote off their own air.
Networks focus their marketing on which of the following?
The premiere episode
According to the PowerPoint, how much do broadcasters spend annually on promotion through house ads?
Broadcast networks hire outside firms to do all of their on-air promos.
Assume 120 million homes as the total number of homes in a television universe. If 30 million homes are tuned to the target program the rating is:
Networks use only L+SD ratings to determine how their shows are performing.
Which of the following are not used to collect quantitative data?
Reach and frequency are terms used to describe how many people watch a given show or commercial and how often they see it. Which of these should always be a larger number?
Assume 40 million homes as the total number of homes watching television. If 8 million homes are tuned to the target program, what is the share?
Pilot testing employs?
Focus Groups and Questionnaires
Which of the following does not apply to Nielsen's National Sample?
Advertisers would prefer C7 over C3
Which one of the following does not use Nielsen ratings in their business model?
Out of home viewing is compiled by?
Which of the following is a false statement?
Most reality shows syndicate well
It's a proven fact that formats from foreign countries don't do well on American television.
Which of the following is NOT considered a landmark reality series?
Candid Camera followed after Candid Microphone.
An American Family aired on which of the following networks?
In reality television, which of the following positions are very involved with the storytelling aspect of the show?
Which of the following originated as a British TV Series?
American Idol (POP IDOL)
Format Rights are a very important component of Reality Television.
Which of these is not a type of sizzle reel?
Of the following, which reality series was initially conceptualized, produced, and aired in the United States?
The Real World
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