Viacom International Studios

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The 88,000-square-foot studio will serve production for network brands, such as Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central. Their goals to help “global productions in multiple languages.” Including daily scripted series, music special, game shows and short-form content for mobile and digital platforms.

Viacom is already produced shows for  Nickelodeon’s telenovela Every Witch Way, Grachi, Talia in the Kitchen,  and I am Frankie.

“We have had terrific success with the recent live-action productions we have coming from Miami, and we are very excited to be committed to doing more,” said Cyma Zarghami, president Viacom Kids and Family “We are constantly looking for new creative ideas and content formats that allow us to tell stories in a completely different way, and this facility will certainly forward that effort.”

The studio has two 15,000-square-foot sound stages, 12 post-production rooms, 16 dressing rooms, 6-star dressing room, two make-up rooms, two-green rooms, production offices, commissary seating for up to 200. Warehouse space with wardrobe rooms with washing and dryers and rooms to accommodate other places such as boardrooms.

This is a great for filmmaking too. Florida is a beautiful state, and they have beautiful location shots including the beaches. Check them out here. And here too.

Sources say by one of the actors, the building is built over a gravesite. So, if it is big, and covers a lot of space. It took over a grave site.

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Miley Cyrus hosting MTV Video Music Awards.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus had a lot of fun during Wednesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and that extended to her wardrobe choice as well. She’s the new host for MTV Video Music Awards, that is premiering this Sunday night on MTV at 9pm. Will she be wearing her heart-shaped pasties as a shirt Sunday night?

She was a guest on the Jimmy Kimmel show he asked if she was comfortable with the attire, Cyrus remember what happened when she met Paul McCartney and he was uncomfortable around her and she was too.

Cyrus said she was inducting Joan Jett into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, wearing something similar.

“We were talking to Paul McCartney and I saw him not knowing how to talk to me,” Cyrus said. “Which, I don’t really know how to talk to Paul McCartney so it made me very comfortable because it made him more uncomfortable.”

Cyrus said he her lack of attire could serve as an appropriate ice breaker for conversation. “You could just be like ‘stop staring at my tits’ and then the convo keeps going.”

What will she wearing at MTV awards this Sunday night as the host? Watch it MTV Video Music Awards at 9pm.

Notes:

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/08/27/miley-cyrus-jimmy-kimmel-interview

 

Scream: The TV Series

Scream TV series

You would think summer TV is boring. Apparently, they are great shows to watch. You have reality TV shows and scripted shows. You have your favorites and I have mines favorites. Here’s my favorite. If you are a fan of mysteries, you might consider watching Scream: The TV series. It’s not what you expected to see, but it is totally different. It’s a murder mystery and the teens who are in this TV show got to solve a vicious murder of who done it.

The series is inspired by Wes Craven 1996 film classic Scream, which was a blockbuster hit in the horror and suspense genre. In the beginning of each movie, a beautiful girl is killed. Bella Thorne and her boyfriend were killed. Who did it?

The series loads up its high school students with complications and side plots in the manner now common on shows involving teenage characters. Promiscuity abounds. Jocks and mean girls do what they usually do. A teacher-student sexual relationship is implied. A hunky newcomer turns up in class. A video of a girl-on-girl kiss brings unwanted attention to a reclusive student named Audrey, played by Bex Taylor-Klaus in the only performance that really makes an impression in the premiere.

In a classroom scene, a teacher is teaching literature to his students he mention about Gothic Literature. Gothic Literature is popular with teens because it has mysteries, deep characters, and a complicated stories plot. For examples, “The Walking Dead” and “American Horror Story” are invoked, followed by “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Halloween.” These are Gothic Horror. That gives a student by the name of Noah (John Karna) a chance to say: “Ah, those are slasher movies. You can’t do a slasher movie as a TV series.” He’s right, they have to stretch it out. Give it 10 episodes and the final one to reveal who done it. And we did not know. And we were surprised. It’s a cliff hanger. Second season?

After the introductory carnage, the kids at the local high school decide to mark the gruesome death of a classmate by having a party beside a lake where, decades earlier, another murder case ended when the police officers killed the prime suspect and it fell into the lake. The body was never found. Among the teenagers at the center of the current turmoil is Emma (Willa Fitzgerald), whose mother (Tracy Middendorf) was an important figure in that long-ago incident.

Scream: The TV series is on Tuesday night at 10pm on MTV.

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Notes

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/30/arts/television/review-a-tv-scream-with-fresh-carnage-and-winking-nods-to-the-genre.html?_r=0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes_Craven