HBD, Billy Porter
Lick my toe
like our hearts should be….
things about me and my room people either find cool or strange:
that boss-ass picture from last halloween
the watching owls
and the most important thing
Does anyone know how to style their hair like Mulders in season 4 and 5?
Fun fact: showrunners/show creators that make shows for networks or streaming services or whatev dont actually own their own properties! The network owns the ip and ultimately has final say in how the show ends up! That applies to movies and games too!
I actually thought that was common knowledge, but apparently some people werent aware.
Anyway, if thats new information to you, keep it in mind if youre planning to go into animation. No shame in staying independent!
On the other hand, if you really want to maximize the number of people checking out your stuff, or if you need the resources allowed by working with a multi-billion company to realize your artistic ambitions, maybe the tradeoff is worth it to you! I wont judge! Just bear it in mind!
On September 22nd, 1955, the BBC reported (through gritted teeth) that Associated Rediffusion, weekday franchisee for Britain’s first independent television service, had begun broadcasting in London, ending the BBC’s long standing monopoly and bringing advertising to television for the first time.
Initial programming included a variety show, some drama segments featuring Sir John Gielgud, Alec Guinness and Kay Hammond, and a boxing match. The first advert was for Gibbs ‘tingling fresh’ toothpaste, while other advertisers included Esso and Cadbury. The evening concluded with a news bulletin and cabaret spot, before the final five-minute religious programme, Epilogue, at which point the station closed at 11.00pm after nearly four hours on air.
On the other side, the BBC broadcast a documentary on Donald Duck, but it was an episode of the radio serial, The Archers, on the BBC Light Programme, that pulled 20 million listeners. The BBC subsequently denied that a dramatic storyline involving the killing off of key character Grace Archer was deliberately planned to disrupt Rediffusion’s launch.
There was a contentious reorganisation of the commercial television franchise framework in 1968, resulting in some maneuverings by the re-branded Rediffusion London’s parent company that led to the creation of Thames Television, which became the weekday broadcaster for London and the Home Counties. The Rediffusion brand was shelved and its assets disbursed. Many of its original programmes were subsequently lost.