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BrandonFG

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Re: LMAD 8/20, Dean hosts a game
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2020, 04:09:57 PM »
The second season was when Lorimar merged with Telepictures, and there were quite a few ads in “Broadcasting” magazine that discuss the merger. One of the ads showed all of L-T’s syndicated offerings, including LMAD.

I also noticed all of the new wipes. I guess they wanted to get as much mileage out of the new technology as possible.
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Re: LMAD 8/20, Dean hosts a game
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2020, 05:19:35 PM »
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Re: LMAD 8/20, Dean hosts a game
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2020, 07:44:04 PM »
This is what Monty was up to in early 1986.
Interesting. It almost reads like Monty's version of Three Wishes (a short-lived NBC reality show starring Amy Grant that ran half a season in 2005, and was probably axed a little too hastily). But I can see why it didn't go to series.

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Re: LMAD 8/20, Dean hosts a game
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2020, 12:22:03 AM »
How much does it cost to rent a studio for a day? I feel like moving to Toronto was pennywise and pound-foolish for Split Second, especially if they could have stayed in Los Angeles and given Tom Kennedy something to do.
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Re: LMAD 8/20, Dean hosts a game
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2020, 12:11:13 PM »
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Re: LMAD 8/20, Dean hosts a game
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2020, 06:02:00 PM »
How much does it cost to rent a studio for a day? I feel like moving to Toronto was pennywise and pound-foolish for Split Second, especially if they could have stayed in Los Angeles and given Tom Kennedy something to do.

Maybe, but how much of the rest of the crew were paid in Loonies?
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Re: LMAD 8/20, Dean hosts a game
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2020, 11:13:50 AM »
How much does it cost to rent a studio for a day? I feel like moving to Toronto was pennywise and pound-foolish for Split Second, especially if they could have stayed in Los Angeles and given Tom Kennedy something to do.

The Canadian dollar was so low compared to the U.S. dollar at the time. Historical data for 1986 shows a peak in February where US$1=CA$1.44.  Hatos-Hall were getting, on average, a 40% savings on production costs simply by moving things to Canada.  They were smart, too: Split Second was produced out of the CHCH facilities in Hamilton, which is an hour's drive from downtown Toronto.  CHCH was not affiliated with any of the major broadcast systems in Canada (CTV, CBC, Global) at the time, so there was probably some savings there as well. Most games of that era that did tape in Toronto proper either taped at the Global facility in Don Mills or at CFTO in Scarborough.

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Re: LMAD 8/20, Dean hosts a game
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2020, 11:26:23 AM »
I also assume Monty’s “host” salary was less than hiring an outsider would’ve cost.
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calliaume

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Re: LMAD 8/20, Dean hosts a game
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2020, 01:13:10 PM »
I also assume Monty’s “host” salary was less than hiring an outsider would’ve cost.
And there's the CanCon factor; Monty was born in Canada. I think they would have had to jump through some hoops to have Tom Kennedy host and tape in Toronto.

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Re: LMAD 8/20, Dean hosts a game
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2020, 01:26:48 PM »
Right. Monty being Canadian also meant that they didn't need to hire a Rod Charlebois as an on-screen counterpart.