Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hoy era perfecto!

    Today by far was one of the coolest experiences today. I was really enjoyed learning deeply from the production side of telenovelas. One thing that I've enjoyed learning is how other countries government play an effect in their tv production.  Today during our special guest speaker, all I could think about was the comparisons between America's market to other countries in the world.
   It makes me sad that countries around the world have rules on what type of television shows stream in their countries. Venezuela especially is hard to think that ten years ago people had more freedom with the telenovelas.
     Also,  I've found it interesting that other productions around the world are picking up telenovelas and making spins off of it. Today when I heard during the lecture that these writers aren't getting paid either is very sad.  I wish patents were taking more seriously around the world, and I agree that production companies especially Netflix would make a good investment to take producers and writers from countries like Venezuela who are out of business to help with their remaking of shows. The only problem would be the culture difference.
    I also would like to know overtime more about other countries who have problems with production and showing certain things that they want.  Also, I think it's only fair to see what type of rules are on production of television on shows that air in the United States. I wonder if there are rules in our country that we are not even aware of in Hollywood.
   Overall, I would love to see the United States produce more series like telenovelas and play maybe 2-3 nights a week versus once a week.


  1. I think it's important to remember that it may not be legally and culturally possible to produce U.S. series like telenovelas. As we've seen and ehard in class, telenovela writers and actors and producers (and everyone else involved in the process) work incredibly long hours with few breaks (and in poor conditions) to make episodes available daily. Labor unions and legislation regarding working conditions would probably make a lot of this impossible in Hollywood unless it was all done before being aired- which makes it nearly impossible to tailor the show based on audience feedback. I agree with you that it would be cool, though!
    Additionally, the U.S. does have regulations on what can be shown, but they're far different from those in other countries. In my Communications Law class last semester, we discussed the laws surrounding "censorship." The U.S. government mostly lays out guidelines for the timing of the shows, rather than the content itself. For instance, you can't show certain sexual acts before 10 P.M. I think we have a lot less to worry about than other countries right now in regards to regulations, because so many organizations exist that serve as watchdogs for infringement on free speech- which is lucky for us, as journalism majors!

    1. I think it would be interesting to see how they would try. I agree the rights of producing would never work with the labor laws unless it was off the record and people were paid under the table.
      I didn't know about the sexual acts before 10 p.m. I've never heard that. I feel like some channels wouldn't be able to do the type of shows they are doing because of how they exploit what on the television. I also think about how people wouldn't grasp to the culture. I think they would think it's too dramatic.