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Teen film critic Jackson Murphy (second from left) with the stars of Gotham: (from left) Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, and Robin Lord Taylor
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Ready4Air (TV) | “Gotham” Comes To Albany, NY: A Day Trip For A Worthy Cause

By Jackson Murphy “The Penguin” was in my neighborhood this past Sunday. Good thing Detectives Harvey Bullock and Jim Gordon were around, as well. The trio of actors who play these iconic characters on the hit TV show Gotham–Ben McKenzie,

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Ready4Air (Culinary Cues) | What Is A Far Breton From Brittany, France?

By Carolyne Kauser-Abbott Brittany or Bretagne (French) is in the northwest corner of France, far from Paris and a long distance from the Alps. Brittany is a long way from the olive trees and grape vines of Provence. In many

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Ready4Air | 5 Tips To Get Active On Twitter And Reach Your Brand’s Audience

First published on Entrepreneur.com On December 15, 2014 As social media continues to evolve in marketing, brands are constantly feeling the pressure to be more social on all platforms. But which platform is right for you? Someone once told me

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Ready4Air (TV) | When Mom’s A Producer : 2TV Chicks, The Pilot…A Guilt Trip!

  Earlier this week, I wrote about my excitement at welcoming our newest contributors to Ready4Air, the 2TVChicks! Like me, these two ladies–fondly known as Blondie and Red–are veteran television producers with credits up the ying-yang. But they also add being

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Ready4Air (TV) | The Reporter-Publicist Partnership: Getting That Story To Air

By Lyndsay Christian Since my last blog post, a lot has transpired. I traveled abroad to Europe for the first time (double yay!) and I’ve accepted a new job as a reporter in the New York market (triple yay!). I’ve

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Ready4Air (The Week Ahead) | Happy Birthday, Ready4Air | Reporters And Publicists Working Together | Meet The 2TVChicks

  January is a big month around here at Ready4Air because it’s our birthday. I wrote my first blog post on the site, “Make-Up For Your TV Close Up,” on January 18, 2012, which seems like yesterday. It took a lot

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Ready4Air (Film) | Critics’ Choice Awards Filled With Celebs And Surprises

By Jackson Murphy As a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, I was, once again, in Hollywood last week for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Now in its 20th year, the show was better than ever, thanks to a

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#TBT Ready4Air (Brands and Bloggers) | The Power Of A Handshake

  By Marian Rivman How someone shakes my hand tells me a lot about that person. Are they friendly or standoffish, dependent or independent, focused or scattered? In my more than three decades as a public relations and communications consultant,

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Ready4Air (Film) | Oscar-Nominated “Birdman”: Its Composer Drums Up The Spotlight

  By Jackson Murphy Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is one of the best films of 2014 and a frontrunner for Best Picture and Best Ensemble honors this awards season. The dramedy includes a defiant score dominated by

Joe "Joey Pants" Pantoliano with Michelle Lynne Madar at Arise On Screen studio, NYC
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Ready4Air (TV) | A First TV Job Out Of School: Celebrating One Year In TV Production

  By Michelle Lynne Madar A year ago, I walked into the Arise TV studio not knowing what my internship had in store for me. Reflecting on my first year of television, I can say I’ve learned a lot! Just

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Ready4Air (The Week Ahead) | An Oscar Snub For Selma? | Original Music From Birdman | Celebrating The First Year In TV

The uproar over this year’s Oscar nominations continues. I was one of millions who watched the announcement of the nominations last Thursday, and I was shocked and disappointed that director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo–who portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King,

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Ready4Air (Film) | Lights-Camera-Jackson On The 2015 Oscar Nomination Surprises And Snubs

By Jackson Murphy For the first time in Academy history, the nominees in all 24 categories were announced bright and early at 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time (8:30 on the East Coast). Directors J.J. Abrams (Star Trek) and Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)

Arise On Screen Executive Producer Debbie Mitchell and Teen Film Critic Jackson Murphy
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#TBT Ready4Air (Films) | 10 Movies to See Before Oscar Night

Now that I am producing Arise On Screen, a movie review show, you would think I get to see all the movies that hit the theaters.  Well, you are so wrong. I’m so behind in my movies that I need to

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Ready4Air (Gimme The Mic) | Four Tips On How To Prepare For Your Voiceover Booking

By Marla Kirban There is nothing to prepare! I could be really sarcastic and write the words “don’t prepare” four times in a row on this blog, but instead, I’ll explain why not to prepare and then what to do

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Ready4Air (TV) | The Rundown: A Show Roadmap

I mentioned earlier this week that things went smoothly in the Arise On Screen control room over the weekend. This season, we tweaked a few things in pre-production and have a new director whose needs in the control room are