Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Friends, Romans, Yellow Family

The morning was spent at Starz Media, where most artists (as previously stated) are back at their Cintiqs and/or light-boards...

In the King of the Hill section of the building, a staffer was happy to be back after the hiatus and optimistic that there could be more than one more season of Hill:

"We're a fairly lean and mean show here compared to The Simpsons. The King of the Hill actors are a whole lot cheaper than the other group, and the audience base is okay. I'm hoping we'll be around awhile."

Speaking of The Simpsons, the question I had for a Wise Old Veteran in the Yellow Family sector was, "How long is Fox going to keep The Simpsons on the air? One season? More than one season? What?" And the answer ...

"We tie the Gunsmoke record for number of seasons this year. I think Fox wants to break that record so we'll go another year. But I think we'll go more than that, because we're all getting Cintiqs and they want to amortize the costs for those over three years..."

Which would indicate to me, math major that I am, that The Simpsons is going to be around two seasons beyond this one.

As for more Simpsons features, Rupert doesn't hire stupid execs. So they won't miss the opportunity commission a couple more Yellow Family feature-length cash cows.


C.M.B. said...

Steve, every time you swing by Film Roman, I've never seen you there.

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