Todd Allen

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REVIEW: Blue Sky's "Rio 2" Misses the Mark

Thu, April 10th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Director Carlos Saldanha's "Rio 2" suffers from a boring, uninspired and overfamiliar plot of sitcom problems acted out by annoying animals.

Imogen Poots Has a "Need For Speed," Even if She Lacks a Driver's License

Thu, March 13th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Need For Speed" star Imogen Poots talks with SPINOFF about being dragged into the role by Aaron Paul, and the challenges of sitting in a car, day in and day out.

Comic Book Publishing Follies - 2/15

Fri, February 15th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Todd Allen gets the first interview with Lance Stahlberg, the new owner of longstanding indy comics distributor Cold Cut Distribution and learns about where the company is headed.

Comic Book Publishing Follies - 2/08

Fri, February 8th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

So you want to work in comics? Todd runs down a list of currently available positions at some of the industry's top publishers. If you've got tech or sales skills, there's a job for you.

Comic Book Publishing Follies - 1/27

Sun, January 27th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Todd Allen takes a long look at the performance of publishers in 2007 who aren't DC, Marvel, Image or Dark Horse -- which back of the catalog publisher had the biggest hit in 2007? Who led in graphic novels? Who should be watched closely in 2008? Read on.

Comic Book Publishing Follies - 1/13

Sun, January 13th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Where's there potential for huge growth in graphic novel sales? Libraries. Todd takes a look at the possibilities, plus the troubles with advertising, more secrets from the Platinum vaults (i.e. SEC filings) and Spidey demographics considered.

Comic Book Publishing Follies - 12/14

Fri, December 14th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Todd sits down with intellectual property attorney Darren S. Cahr (AKA Super Lawyer) to discuss the legalities of downloads and torrents, what's really legal and illegal, and why cease & desist letters are necessary.

Comic Book Publishing Follies - 12/03

Mon, December 3rd, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Todd Allen takes a look at a number of the recent digital moves in the comics world, from BitTorrenting, to Marvel's DCU and an interview with Webcomics creator Tim Broderick about his comic, "Odd Jobs."

Comic Book Publishing Follies - 11/18

Sun, November 18th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Everyone's going digital suddenly and Todd examines the latest from Marvel, as well as some of the common mistakes Web comicers are making in bringing their comics online.

Comic Book Publishing Follies - 11/05

Mon, November 5th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Todd takes a look at the recent ComicSpace/Web Comics Nation merger and talks with both founders as well as their new financial backers, plus rumors of a Wizard World Chicago move to come.

Comic Book Publishing Follies - 10/28

Sun, October 28th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Todd Allen takes a look at the first line-up of creators that are a part of Zuda Comics, DC's new online comics initiative. What's the background on these creators and have we seen them in publication before? Todd has the answers.

Comic Book Publishing Follies - 10/19

Fri, October 19th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Ever since Diamond Distributors announced they'll require all comics publishers to require bar codes on all their comics, a small storm has erupted. Todd talks with Chicago Comics' Eric Thornton about the many benefits to both stores and publishers of a point of sale system.

Comic Book Publishing Follies - 10/05

Fri, October 5th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Todd digs deeper into Platinum's SEC filings and finds all sorts of goodies, like what it costs to get in the Previews catalog. Plus, thoughts on the Zuda contracts.

Comic Book Publishing Follies - 9/25

Tue, September 25th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Platinum Studios is planning an initial public offering of stock and Todd takes a look at their Securities & Exchange Commission filing. What surprises did he discover? What clues as to their future plans did he learn about? Read on to find out.

Comic Book Publishing Follies - 9/07

Fri, September 7th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Internet flamewar magnet Kevin Smith gets weird complaints about his charity DVD with Stan & Joey; plus, two small publishers and their alternate takes on distribution.

Comic Book Publishing Follies - 8/24

Fri, August 24th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

For what's widely regarded as a superheroes-only show, web-based cartoonists are starting to turn up at Wizard World Chicago. Todd spoke to a number in attendance at this year's show to see how Web comics creators are faring financially. Plus the latest chapter in Zuda Comics confusion.

Comic Book Publishing Follies - 8/10

Fri, August 10th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

You know that CBR loves taking photos of them, but did you know convention models are big business? Todd checks out that world and tells you what you need to know if you're an exhibitor and are thinking about hiring models for your booth.

Comic Book Publishing Follies - 7/30

Mon, July 30th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

A Web 2.0 comics project emerges at an MBA incubator, how to do an actual reading before a comics signing, and when did the press release go out?

Comic Book Publishing Follies - 7/13

Fri, July 13th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Todd Allen takes a long look at one of this week's biggest story, that of Zuda Comics. What should aspiring Web comics creators consider? What are the benefits? What can Todd extrapolate from the news thus far? Todd lays it all out for you.

Comic Book Publishing Follies - 6/29

Fri, June 29th, 2007 | Category: Comic Books

Todd Allen sits down with outgoing Broken Frontier journalist and web comics creator T Campbell to discuss the business of online comics creation and journalism.

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