“Something Terrible Has Happened Here”: The Crazy Story Of How “Clue” Went From Forgotten Flop To Cult Triumph

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That a high-concept, fast-talking farce based on a board game was a box office bomb in 1985 is no huge mystery. But figuring out how it became an enduring favorite is a Hollywood whodunit for the a…

Jen Begeal‘s insight:

I have always had a secret love afair with Clue, and admittedly to this day if it comes on TV while I’m home, I will stop channel surfing to watch it from wherever I am in the story. Coming from a place now with a better understanding of film distribution, financing, production and telling stories across-platforms I wonder what Clue would be like if made today. Would audiences be asked or allowed to interact through second screen devices, or pick and choose the ending of their choice? The possibilities today would be endless with a story that had such great acting talent, writing and directing. Maybe we need to look back on these "cult classics" and learn from the concepts developed by these directors and incorporate some of their visions into our own projects.

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“Transmedia” Conversations: Working-Class Studies and Expanding Audiences

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A classic conundrum of academic writing about social class is that its style and concerns often exclude readers who are themselves from working-class backgrounds. As a teen-ager growing up in an in…

Jen Begeal‘s insight:

Today’s "aha" moment: "What is striking is not that this “transmedia” project is getting out the word about a finished project, but that it has generated discussions that are shaping the project itself."

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Advice for the Next Generation of Transmedia Producers – An Interview with Chris Pfaff

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At this year’s Transvergence Summit in Los Angeles, I had the chance to sit down with Chris Pfaff, CEO of Chris Pfaff Tech Media. Chris, is a veteran producer and strategist in the new media and technology industries.

Jen Begeal‘s insight:

My latest interview for the Transmedia Coalition.

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Sharknado Preparedness

On Thursday, July 11, 2013 SyFy Network aired The Asylum’s Sharknado a B-Movie that embraced its genre status, and took twitter by storm.

Starring Tara Reid and Ian Zerling, the movie drew 1.4 Million viewers, a respectable number for a Sy…

Jen Begeal‘s insight:

Sharknado reminds us that our viewing habits haven’t so much changed as evolved, thus allowing for deeper audience engagement and branded integration.

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Content as Currency – An Interview with Avi Savar

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CEO and Founder of Big Fuel, Avi Savar, will be a guest speaker at this year’s Transvergence Summit in Los Angeles, CA. During our interview, Avi talks about his new book, evolving career and the driving force behind content marketing.

Jen Begeal‘s insight:

My latest interview for the Transmedia Coalition.

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“a crossplatform four-quadrant action-adventure franchise!” And Now There Will Be ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Movies

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“For readers of a certain age and disposition, the words “Choose Your Own Adventure” conjure up immediate memories of hours spent behind the cover of a thrilling white paperback with red trim, carefully selecting the right path to lead you to a treasure, or the solution of a mystery, or the depths of outer space. And now, 20th Century Fox would like to exploit that nostalgia, if you don’t mind..”

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