March 16, 2010

Digi-TimeZ and TV TimeZ and Casting CallZ, OH MY!

AnyClip is a handy new movie database site now in public beta that allows you to search for excerpted movie scenes by snatches of dialogue, actors, themes and other related keywords. The plan is to eventually add video clips to the database, but presently only the written dialogue is available in most instances. The site, which works by accessing extensive metadata on each movie, has indexed 2,000 features so far.

MTV's "A Thin Line" campaign, with support from Blue Shield of California Foundation, unveiled "Over the Line?" - a new online app to help young people draw their own "line" between digital use and digital addiction. Audiences are also encouraged to vote on the three finalist ideas vying to win a $10,000 prize and a potential development budget of up to $75,000 in the "Redraw the Line" challenge.

Bravo approved a fourth season of its docu-series The Millionaire Matchmaker starring matchmaker Patti Stanger who expands her business to New York City. As Stanger moves to a new coast and continues her successful business in NYC, viewers will also follow her as she plans her own wedding to Andy Friedman.

HBO set the season three premiere date of its drama True Blood for June 13 at 9p.

Comedy Central cast Chris Parnell and Horatio Sanz in the yet-to-be-titled comedy starring Jon Heder as a guy who won't let anything stand in the way of his dreams, even if it means losing his job and moving back home with his parents. Parnell and Sanz play his buddies, an ex-convict (Sanz) and a burned-out high school teacher (Parnell) who Heder's character enlists to help with his plans to save their hometown. The sitcom is from Gary Sanchez Productions, the production company headed by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Hency and distributed by Debmar-Mercury. This is also the company at which the ever-so-famous Fair Lawn High School Alumni Lauryn Kahn works.

ABC: Lost, Flash Forward: What did you see?
CBS: NCIS, NCIS: LA, The Good Wife
CW: 90210, Melrose Place
FOX: American Idol
NBC: Biggest Loser: Couples, Parenthood