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    Brinchen

    [221]Aug 17, 2007
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    kewlz wrote:
    saleblanc wrote:
    Getting back to AJ being a regular that means they'll have a new intro???? Maybe???
    It's about time!


    Would be a nice idea, I think. And- I can't believe that I already read that yesterday on a German page on my tv. They didn't tell us for so long when they'll start season 3 here, but this season-4-info was okay to them. Very strange.
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    Chanouel

    [222]Aug 20, 2007
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    Hooray for A.J!!!!
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    kewlz

    [223]Aug 20, 2007
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    Chanouel wrote:
    Hooray for A.J!!!!
    I'm a happy camper!
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    KaitlynReynolds

    [224]Aug 26, 2007
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    Found this on CSIFiles, it's about the women behind the CSI franchise... And as women need to be supported, I thought I just post it...

    Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue and Pam Veasey, the showrunners of the CSI franchise, talk about being women in their field.

    All three shows in the CSI franchise are overseen by women. Mendelsohn, the showrunner of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, wasn't always involved in show business. "I became a lawyer because my dad was a lawyer," she told CBS Watch Magazine. Ultimately, practicing law wasn't what she wanted to do. As "an only child who grew up sitting way too close to the TV," Mendelsohn said that she dreamed of working in Hollywood. She enrolled in a TV script-writing course at the American Film Institute and eventually made her way to Los Angeles. After working on various television series, Mendelsohn found that she "ended up stuck only in the realm of male, action-oriented TV." She was able to break away from this mold later on by working on Melrose Place for five years--only to end up being labeled again, this time as a soap opera writer. She created a soap opera pilot for CBS that did not get picked up, but Nina Tassler, then the director of development for CBS, asked Mendelsohn to work on another show which was going to be developed: CSI.

    "It was a real learning curve, because at first we didn't know what we were doing," Mendelsohn said, thinking of when she and CSI-creator Anthony Zuiker started to run the show together. "Anthony found a pot of gold with CSI," she said, "because all of us like to think we're armchair detectives. But women in particular love mysteries, and a lot of women watch our show. And so it's great that with all three CSIs, we have women writing for women."

    Ann Donahue never dreamed of working in TV. "My goal had always been to write film or books," she said. "I wasn't thinking about television at all." She got married after she dropped out of college, despite being gay Together, she and her husband moved to California because the weather was more conducive to his profession as a baseball player. She got divorced and took a job as a secretary at a law firm, where she would alternate between typing up legal contracts and her own scripts. Donahue eventually began working in television and ultimately became the showrunner for the ABC police drama High Incident. "I kept thinking, 'Well obviously someone else should get the title of executive producer!'" She explained. "It's probably a female way of thinking. But any showrunner who tells you the first time he or she is not scared is either not really showrunning or is lying."

    When Donahue was offered the chance to work with Mendelsohn on CSI, she said that "the stars aligned." The success of the show caused CBS President Les Moonves to request a spinoff. "He said, 'Pick a city,'" Donahue said. "I leaned over to Anthony and said, 'This never happens. Usually you're in here begging them to take your idea.'" The creative team chose Miami as the location for the first CSI spinoff, and Donahue was put in charge of the show. "I truly love what I'm doing," she said. "I've had more success and reward than I ever thought possible." Donahue said that having a woman's touch on the CSI shows is good for the franchise. "CSI goes big by going small," she said. "And women are good at noticing the small details that can turn the course of an entire investigation."

    Pam Veasey started out as a receptionist for the NBC sitcom Gimme a Break. Arthur Julian, a showrunner for the series, knew about Veasey's aspirations to be a writer and asked to read a sample of her work. He and the other showrunners quickly told her that she could no longer be their receptionist--because they wanted her to be a writer instead. Veasey moved around after that show ended, and she eventually ended up landing a spot on In Living Color's writing team and, ultimately, the position of showrunner. To this day she is one of only a handful of African-American women to have been in charge of primetime shows.

    Veasey eventually lost interest with writing comedy, feeling that it was all the same old thing. "I felt like there wasn't anything out there that I really wanted to write," she said. So she left Hollywood and reinvented herself as a drama writer. "[D]rama was the one place where I thought it wouldn't be about color--because there was nobody like me," she said. Although she had been at the top as a comedy writer, she was forced to start back from the bottom as a drama writer. She eventually worked her way back up to showrunner, this time for The District. The show was set in Washington, D.C., but was based on a real-life deputy commissioner from New York City. "And so in the process of writing the show, we all fell in love with New York--the way it moved, its attitudes," she said.

    Veasey was interested to join CSI: New York when she learned that it was being created, and Zuiker specifically requested her. For Veasey, "it seemed like kismet." By the second season, Veasey was running New York. "What you find out about showrunning," she said, "is that it really is all about the people. Being able to hear their concerns--your actors, crew, set designer, wardrobe, casting--and getting all these people to invest in one singular ****of a tv show."

    You can read the full article in the August 2007 edition of CBS Watch Magazine.

    Edited on 08/26/2007 8:14am
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    boom-moo

    [225]Aug 26, 2007
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    Interesting, so good for them! Thanks Kaitlyn
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    coolceruleanblu

    [226]Sep 1, 2007
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    Just an update on our Hottie from NY:

    Carmine has joined in on the Save Ellis Island Campaign, and has done a little interview for them. He is just so cute! *Love* for carmine.

    http://www.weareellisisland.org/stories/view/6

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    boom-moo

    [227]Sep 1, 2007
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    coolceruleanblu wrote:

    Just an update on our Hottie from NY:

    Carmine has joined in on the Save Ellis Island Campaign, and has done a little interview for them. He is just so cute! *Love* for carmine.

    http://www.weareellisisland.org/stories/view/6

    Oh wow, it's an awesome video and a very sweet interview. I loved Ellis Island. It is truly a bit of pure History. My bf found his greatgradfather's name in the Wall of Honor and it was pretty cool. I can't believe that the Government left it reachits actual semi ruined condition. A truly pity

    And please.......can he get any more hot??????????????? Gosh

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    coolceruleanblu

    [228]Sep 1, 2007
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    [QUOTE="boom-moo"]
    coolceruleanblu wrote:

    And please.......can he get any more hot??????????????? Gosh

    He could if he dressed better Plaid with striped and polka dots? Seriously? AND suspenders?
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    jenn22

    [229]Sep 1, 2007
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    Thanks for the link Cheese.
    I personally loved the outfit, suspenders are love.

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    boom-moo

    [230]Sep 1, 2007
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    [QUOTE="coolceruleanblu"]
    boom-moo wrote:
    coolceruleanblu wrote:

    And please.......can he get any more hot??????????????? Gosh

    He could if he dressed better Plaid with striped and polka dots? Seriously? AND suspenders?
    Really? I'm well aware that I have a dubious sense of fashion and you can call me flashy and all, but I totally loved it. And I agree with Jenn, I loved the suspenders. God, it must be the flashy canuck waygrowing on me...

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    GAaaaaaaaaaaaaah

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    jenn22

    [231]Sep 1, 2007
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    Oh yeah, that's totally the flashy canuck way

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    boom-moo

    [232]Sep 1, 2007
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    jenn22 wrote:

    Oh yeah, that's totally the flashy canuck way

    ROTLMFAO!
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    Lisaraph

    [233]Sep 1, 2007
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    boom-moo wrote:
    coolceruleanblu wrote:

    Just an update on our Hottie from NY:

    Carmine has joined in on the Save Ellis Island Campaign, and has done a little interview for them. He is just so cute! *Love* for carmine.

    http://www.weareellisisland.org/stories/view/6

    Oh wow, it's an awesome video and a very sweet interview. I loved Ellis Island. It is truly a bit of pure History. My bf found his greatgradfather's name in the Wall of Honor and it was pretty cool. I can't believe that the Government left it reachits actual semi ruined condition. A truly pity

    And please.......can he get any more hot??????????????? Gosh



    You have to understand the way the American government works, especially with the current administration. Things like Ellis Island get budgeted for like everything else, based on measure of importance many times. And things like Ellis Island are expected to survive mostly on their tourism dollars. Budgets get cut all the way around, especially for "less important" things like Ellis Island. I used to work for the National Park Service, at a site that didn't get a whole lot of funding, and we did repairs by triage. What couldn't wait anymore, got fixed, what could wait, did. We had no choice. So, it's not surprising it's in this state of disrepair. It's sad, but not surprising. Things like Ellis Island don't matter enough to Washington D.C. for them to allocate proper funding for it.
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    boom-moo

    [234]Sep 2, 2007
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    Lisaraph wrote:
    boom-moo wrote:
    coolceruleanblu wrote:

    Just an update on our Hottie from NY:

    Carmine has joined in on the Save Ellis Island Campaign, and has done a little interview for them. He is just so cute! *Love* for carmine.

    http://www.weareellisisland.org/stories/view/6

    Oh wow, it's an awesome video and a very sweet interview. I loved Ellis Island. It is truly a bit of pure History. My bf found his greatgradfather's name in the Wall of Honor and it was pretty cool. I can't believe that the Government left it reachits actual semi ruined condition. A truly pity

    And please.......can he get any more hot??????????????? Gosh

    You have to understand the way the American government works, especially with the current administration. Things like Ellis Island get budgeted for like everything else, based on measure of importance many times. And things like Ellis Island are expected to survive mostly on their tourism dollars. Budgets get cut all the way around, especially for "less important" things like Ellis Island. I used to work for the National Park Service, at a site that didn't get a whole lot of funding, and we did repairs by triage. What couldn't wait anymore, got fixed, what could wait, did. We had no choice. So, it's not surprising it's in this state of disrepair. It's sad, but not surprising. Things like Ellis Island don't matter enough to Washington D.C. for them to allocate proper funding for it.
    Thanks for explaining it to me, Lisa. I haven't thought of it that way. How come it doesn't surprise me though
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    carmeena

    [235]Sep 3, 2007
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    I thought the little get-up they put in him was all kinds of cute!
    It was really cool to hear his bit.
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    Lisaraph

    [236]Sep 4, 2007
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    You're welcome, Boom! Just don't get me started on the whims and follies of American governement, or I might be tempted to pack up and move to Canada.
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    Chanouel

    [237]Sep 4, 2007
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    Lisaraph wrote:
    You're welcome, Boom! Just don't get me started on the whims and follies of American governement, or I might be tempted to pack up and move to Canada.


    Lisa, you're welcome to move here, but it ain't much better!
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    boom-moo

    [238]Sep 5, 2007
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    Chanouel wrote:
    Lisaraph wrote:
    You're welcome, Boom! Just don't get me started on the whims and follies of American governement, or I might be tempted to pack up and move to Canada.
    Lisa, you're welcome to move here, but it ain't much better!
    LMAO! Moving to Canuckda? Or here for that matter. Things are pretty much the same crap all around the world. Whoa, that sounded pesimistic. But well, when things are not restaured and become ruins they are still a major tourist attraction. We sell very well the fact that ruins=history, when if fact ruins=carelessness
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    KaitlynReynolds

    [239]Sep 7, 2007
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    I have found two articels...

    1. 'CSI: NY' to Feature Will Dailey's First Single

    2. Another Gig for Gary Sinise

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    coolceruleanblu

    [240]Sep 7, 2007
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    *sigh* Of course this happens..

    After Sug and I looked at all the evidence to where Danny could possibly live, and decided near the Bronx (since Louie was part of Tanglewood and they had to be near the bronx because when they picked up the kid it was in the Bronx and Sonny said no selling drugs in my neighborhood) CBS.com has updated Danny's roots as to being that of Staten Island. Oy.
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