San Diego, Ca- Another sign of the future of the blending of TV and the Internet. Apparently fix is planning to broadcast via the net the premiere of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles only to College Campuses as well as TV.
While we understand that the delivery system is changing, content still needs to be good and relevant. The challenge becomes how we measure the advertising, which is how shows like this get ultimatley financed. The market share has obviously changed since the days of only 3 networks, so we continue to watch market share erode thus effecting programing.
This is a great show and I hope that in some way we figure it out and adjust accordingly.
I found this article as I was watching Season 1 of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles on www.Hulu.com
Priscilla Allen was an inspiration to the Theater Community in San Diego,CA.I was lucky enough to be her Teachers Assistant at the School of Creative and Performing Arts. She was an incredible actress that took a teaching job in order to care for her family. Although she felt at times she could do more, the reality is that while she was teaching she inspired many of her students and peers to rise to greatness. Her students included Sarah Ramirez, Tony Winner and Lou Romano, Pixar voice of Linguini in Rattatoui.
Her role in Arnold Schwarzenegger film, Total Recall is an inspiration. That a character actress can bridge the gap between theatre, film, tv, teaching and raising a family. Her ability to "do it all" is the real inspiration.
Talent and Respect that was earned every day.
My love goes out to family Jennifer, Hilary, Merideth and her friends.
"Priscilla We miss you..." This was forwarded to me by Elizabeth Persons Price via email.
Priscilla Allen has passed away. There will be a special service for
her at the San Diego Repertory Theatre Thursday August 21st from 12-
2pm. Please pass on this information to others that would like to know.
This is a great personal and professional loss for all of us.
Priscilla Allen, Grand Dame of San Diego Theatre, passed away after a
long illness on August 14, 2008 in her La Jolla home, surrounded by her
daughters, grandchildren and beloved pets. She was 70 years old.
Priscilla delighted audiences over the past 40 years in her
larger-than-life role as a fixture on the San Diego stage. With a long
career at the San Diego Repertory Theatre and over two dozen roles with
Starlight Musical Theatre, Lamb's Players Theatre, the North Coast
Repertory Theatre, Vantage Theatre and Diversionary Theatre, Priscilla
always left an impression on her audiences with her talent and on her
colleagues with her professionalism.
Mrs. Allen, a member of the Actor's Alliance of San Diego, also
performed at Lawrence Welk, Moonlight, The Old Globe, Regional Theatre,
Summer Stock, and in television and film. She was a USC guest artist in
her featured role as Big Mama in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Fringe
Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Priscilla entered the canon of American pop culture with her memorable role in the Arnold Schwarzenegger film, Total Recall.
Born in Buffalo New York on July 19, 1938, Priscilla moved to La Jolla
California with her parents, Lawrence and Mildred Lawson when she was a
child. She was a graduate of La Jolla High School and had since resided
in La Jolla for over sixty years. She began her acting career as a
student at San Diego State University where she earned her bachelor’s
and masters degrees. She also received numerous education and acting
awards throughout her 40 years of acting and teaching. Priscilla
married Dennis Allen in 1963 and they had three beautiful daughters,
Jennifer, Hillary and Meredith. They shared a passion for acting and
performed together in numerous musicals and plays until Dennis, a San
Diego Police Officer, died in the line of duty in 1977.
To generations of San Diegans, Priscilla will be remembered as a
cherished mentor with a saucy personality that was as big as her heart.
For many years Priscilla was a teacher of Theatre Arts and Public
Speaking for San Diego City Schools at San Diego School of Creative and
Performing Arts, Point Loma High School, and Mesa College. She was also
actively involved in San Diego Junior Theatre. Mrs. Allen is constantly
listed as an inspiration to the many actors and entertainers in whom
she fostered a love of performing. Her final film role was in Let
Others Suffer (2007), written and directed by a former student.
In addition to her commitment to family and education, Priscilla was
fiercely devoted to issues related to animal welfare. She was a member
of Greenpeace and Project Wildlife as well as the English Springer
Spaniel Rescue Association.
Priscilla Allen is survived by her three daughters, Jennifer Allen of
New York City, Hillary Allen of San Diego and Meredith Christiansen of
San Antonio, Texas as well as three grandchildren.
Services will be held on Thursday, August 21 from Noon to 2pm at the
San Diego Repertory Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101-6144.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations on Priscilla’s behalf to
Project Wildlife at www.projectwildlife.org or the English Springer Spaniel Rescue Association at www.springerrescue.org.
Answer: Deadlines can be the inspiration for certain teams of people and can become a self-fulfilling death sentence for others. I believe they are needed and need to be assigned within reason. If the problems becomes consistent its time to add or subtract a team member.
It depends, first on realistic deadlines as previously commented. It also has to do with the actual make up of the people working on the project. A true right brain creative thrives in the last minute, procrastination with a forced boost of creativity is actually part of the map of the creative mind. So having a creative person that can manage deadlines is a good thing just know that to the observer it may seem last minute. (Within reason of course, trying to write a book in a night is not a good idea.)
The other personality trait has a fear of loss or control issues and likes things methodically or strategically planned. If this type of person is doing the creative then yes you may have a problem. The hurried deadline then becomes the excuse not the inspiration.
I am a little bit of both and so I have learned to plan to be creative. Surrounding myself with team members that can finish and edit projects. They take my creative burst, edit and complete to a deadline. I take a final look a few changes and then send it off if appropriate.
You can burn a lot of time by having too many idea and starting people on the team. The enemy to completing a project may be you, your team or even the client. Based on personality traits and the way they accept and process information.
We use a lot of personality and communication evaluations in our work...lol
San Diego,CA- We recently interview the founder of Pandora about this very subject. While your patiently awaiting the podcast here is a quick article that covers the topic. I believe that it is important to the future of the music industry that we collectively save a company like Pandora.
It's content suports the artists and the listeners in a way that traditional venues do not. We actually get fed content to our liking not just what's on the billboard charts.
Just wanted to let you know have not been insanely active on the blog this week due to the project below. A lot of work, a lot of recovery, etc. I'm just glad we got to post some of these pictures from the session. They will be more arriving shortly once we have to time to post etc.