Browse Articles by Neil Turitz

The Accidental Turitz: The Actual Secret of Success

July 2021
The Accidental Turitz: The Actual Secret of Success

There’s an old joke. Guy says, “Ask me the secret to comedy.” Other guy starts, “What’s the secr …”  “TIMING!!!” I’m never sure how well that translates to the page, but trust me, in person, or spoken aloud, it’s a winner. Thing is, it doesn’t just go for comedy. It goes for pretty much... »

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The Accidental Turitz Reacts to This Year’s Emmy Nominations

July 2021
The Accidental Turitz Reacts to This Year’s Emmy Nominations

Setting aside the fact that, in a column three weeks ago, I nailed all seven Best Drama nominations — you’re welcome, America! — I have to be honest about something. I wasn’t aware that Cobra Kai was a comedy. I do find it funny how much peole seem to like the show (I most... »

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The Accidental Turitz: The Emmys Would Be a Lot More Fun If They Included Categories Like These 

July 2021
The Accidental Turitz: The Emmys Would Be a Lot More Fun If They Included Categories Like These 

So the Emmy nominations came out yesterday, which of course is a big deal, but I’m still sort of processing the announcements and the snubs and surprises and all that, so I’m going to hold off until later this week before I really weigh in. Before I do that, I feel it’s important to... »

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The Accidental Turitz: The Business Constantly Changes Even When It Claims That It Doesn’t

July 2021
The Accidental Turitz: The Business Constantly Changes Even When It Claims That It Doesn’t

Some months back, when Paramount Pictures announced that it was going to shorten the theatrical window for its movies, starting with A Quiet Place, Part II, there was something interesting buried in about the ninth paragraph of a ten-paragraph story. It made me sit up in my chair a little, and I made a... »

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The Accidental Turitz: There Are Going to Be At Least Five New Nominees for Best Drama This Year

June 2021
The Accidental Turitz: There Are Going to Be At Least Five New Nominees for Best Drama This Year

There is so much television out there to watch now, so much more than there ever was, and the Emmys keep expanding to allow more and more nominees to each category. It used to be five, then six, seven, and now it’s actually up to eight. This is especially relevant because, in this pandemic... »

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The Accidental Turitz: Is It Time We Rename TV as … Something Else?

June 2021
The Accidental Turitz: Is It Time We Rename TV as … Something Else?

My editor and I got together in the city last week for a drink and to catch up, as it had been a while since we’d seen each other in person. Pandemic, and all. Over cocktails, we discussed the world of entertainment, all that was wrong with it and how we would fix it,... »

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The Accidental Turitz: Will the Emmys Be Where the MCU Finally Gets Some Awards Love?

June 2021
The Accidental Turitz: Will the Emmys Be Where the MCU Finally Gets Some Awards Love?

I am a fan of Black Panther, though probably not as big a fan of it as most people seem to be. It’s a good movie. Very good, in fact, though I personally wouldn’t put it in the top three or four of Marvel Studios’ best “Marvel Cinematic Universe” outings. (For the record, number... »

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The Accidental Turtiz: Amazon’s Purchase of MGM Just Made the Streaming Wars That Much More Exciting

June 2021
The Accidental Turtiz: Amazon’s Purchase of MGM Just Made the Streaming Wars That Much More Exciting

Remember, like just last week, when I was talking about DiscoverWarner and Netflix and how the whole Streaming Wars thing had been turned on its head? Well, apparently, we’re into Part Deux of this saga, with the news the other day that Amazon was acquiring MGM for the low, low price of $8.45 billion. ... »

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The Accidental Turitz: With a New Streaming Giant on the Horizon, Will Netflix’s Position Finally Be Threatened?

May 2021
The Accidental Turitz: With a New Streaming Giant on the Horizon, Will Netflix’s Position Finally Be Threatened?

A couple days ago, I was talking to a friend about the Streaming Wars, and how, up to a couple weeks ago, it appeared that Netflix had won it just by getting such a huge head start. This was before the bombshell news that AT&T was merging WarnerMedia with Discovery, thus turning the whole... »

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The Accidental Turitz: TV or Not TV? For Crafts, That May be the Question

May 2021
The Accidental Turitz: TV or Not TV? For Crafts, That May be the Question

You may or may not have noted that a guy named Erik Messerschmidt took home the Oscar for cinematography last month. This is only noteworthy because it was the first feature film he had ever photographed. Sure, he spent many years in the movie industry as a gaffer, but all of his actual work... »

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