Comic Book Review S1EP8 - Popeye #1



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ROBB ENTERTAINMENT is a New York based Media and Entertainment company that specializes in the production, marketing, and distribution of short and long form entertainment, across multiple platforms. The company was established in 2008 by ROMANE ORLANDO ROBB, and is owned by SIMPLEROBB, INC. - A ROBB CORPORATION COMPANY. For more information, please visit us at http://robbent.com.

Misphits: s1:ep4 - "The Greatest Magician Ever!"




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MISPHITS: The Series is an animated show based on the comic strip/book created and written by Romane Orlando Robb. The characters were created by Manfred Klein.

ROBB TV (RTV) is an on demand IPN (Internet Programming Network™). In other words; we produce, license and distribute content for the awesome internet, and other platforms. Say hello to the new broadcast/cable network.

ROBB ENTERTAINMENT is a New York based Media and Entertainment company that specializes in the production, marketing, and distribution of short and long form entertainment, across multiple platforms. The company was established in 2008 by ROMANE ORLANDO ROBB, and is owned by SIMPLEROBB, INC. - A ROBB CORPORATION COMPANY. For more information, please visit us at http://robbent.com.

MEET MY FRIEND MIKE

Michael Swiskay is a writer, producer, host, and actor for two programs on ROBB TV ( robbtv.com ): The Whatever Show with Michael Swiskay and Misphits.


Q). Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from? What were you like as a child? And what was the most interesting moment of your childhood?

Born in Queens, grew up in Roslyn, Long Island. I recall an uneventful childhood. Successful in school and sports. When I was younger I was a sport fanatic, mostly baseball and football; to play and watch pro sports. My interest in sports has greatly waned. Youngest of three children, with an older/married sister and older brother who is now deceased.


Q). What's your favorite genre of music and why?

I am fond of many different genres of music; classical/orchestral, classic rock, jazz, but my favorite of all musical artists is a Belgian singer/songwriter/poet Jacques Brel. Perhaps this results form my love for Belgium, Holland and things Flemish and Dutch. Despite the fact that I don't understand French, the language in which Brel sings, it doesn't matter as his music is so good it transcends language.


Q). In what do you find inspiration?

The creative arts give me inspiration.


Q). Who's your favorite filmmaker and why?

Stanley Kubrick, because he was the first 'hit' in the search results when I did one in my cranial hard-drive. The next hit was David Lean.


Q). Last but not least; what are you currently working on?

Currently working on two screenplays, 'Bujama Dreams'-a collaboration with my nephew and 'Orbiting Ezmerelda'-an adaption of a play I wrote for the stage.

Comic Book Review S1EP7 - Suicide Squad #8



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ROBB ENTERTAINMENT is a New York based Media and Entertainment company that specializes in the production, marketing, and distribution of short and long form entertainment, across multiple platforms. The company was established in 2008 by ROMANE ORLANDO ROBB, and is owned by SIMPLEROBB, INC. - A ROBB CORPORATION COMPANY. For more information, please visit us at http://robbent.com.

REBLOG: JESSE IS THE MAN!!!!!

Jesse Pindus is a writer, producer, comic book enthusiast, host, and actor for three programs on ROBB TV ( robbtv.com ): Romane Robb's Comedy Show, Misphits, and REC TV.


Q). Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from? What were you like as a child? And what was the most interesting moment of your childhood?

I was bitten by a radioactive bedbug. Haha Bedbug-Man sounds especially scary in today's times. Seriously though I was born somewhere in Queens, then moved to Bayside for a little while, then Long Island where I've lived most of my life. I'd say I had a pretty normal childhood with good friends and loving, supportive parents. I think I always had a good sense of humor. Most of my childhood's a blur. Maybe the clearest memory I have of my childhood is going behind the metal mailbox in front of my house in Bayside and pretending I was Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street - which is obviously a lot safer than pretending to be Superman.


Q). What's your favorite genre of music and why?

At the risk of embarrassment, I would classic rock, i.e. Elton John, Billy Joel, James Taylor. I honestly never really followed music much, but I appreciate all kinds - from the Beatles to Elvis to Jay-Z to J-Lo.


Q). In what do you find inspiration?

As a writer/performer, the classic Looney Tunes shorts. I can never get enough of them, and I think I'll be loving them just as much in my '90's as I do today! They've inspire pretty much everything I've created to various degrees. My family once took a special trip to San Diego to meet Chuck Jones when we heard he was going to appear at his gallery in San Diego. That was great. Also the Golden and Silver Age comic book legends i.e. Will Eisner, Stan Lee, Bob Kane, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Carl Barks, just to name a few.


Q). Who's your favorite superhero and why?

Probably Spider-Man. He always seemed more relatable to me than Batman and Superman. With his frustrations as Peter Parker and as Spider-Man too to a degree he's like the Harvey Pekar of superheroes. Great sense of humor too.


Q). Last but not least; what are you currently working on?

A Jewish parody of the Christmas Carol story called A Chanukah Caper.

MY WEEKLY UPDATE

1). Mr. Awkward is in the can. YEP!!!!!!!

2). Misphits S1EP4 is officially shooting on Sunday.

3). Romane Robb's Comedy Show added Jesse Pindus and Gregory Bryant, Jr. as writers.

4). Alternative Art, a documentary about various talented artists finding alternative avenues to display their work, is officially in post.

5). Almost finished with The Empire pilot script.

MR. AWKWARD SCREEN GRABS

I'm so happy we've finally got this done with a very talented team.

A down and out alcoholic writer with a looming deadline resorts to counsel in the unlikely of places. He’s about to have one of the most awkward conversations of his life.






Major thanks to Michael Swiskay, Mark Scott, and Caren Skibell.

MR. AWKWARD

So we start shooting my dramedy short film tomorrow and I'm pretty psyched and also a tad bit nervous. I have my shot shot ready, and my script looks like a text bit outfitted for a finals exam. Writings everywhere! As I journey on my filmmaking path I will try to share each and every moment with you guys.

Stay creative!

Jesse's Comic Book Review: Batman and Robin #8



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The True Story Behind Thanksgiving



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MISPHITS: The Series (http://misphits.xrobb.com) is an animated show based on the comic strip/book created and written by Romane Orlando Robb. The characters were created by Manfred Klein.

ROBB TV (RTV) is an on demand IPN (Internet Programming Network™). In other words; we produce, license and distribute content for the awesome internet, and other platforms. Say hello to the new broadcast/cable network.

ROBB ENTERTAINMENT is a New York based Media and Entertainment company that specializes in the production, marketing, and distribution of short and long form entertainment, across multiple platforms. The company was established in 2008 by ROMANE ORLANDO ROBB, and is owned by SIMPLEROBB, INC. - A ROBB CORPORATION COMPANY. For more information, please visit us at http://robbent.com.

PEACE & LOVE

I took a stroll to Tribeca to shoot a short documentary.





MY WEEKLY UPDATE

1). I shot a commercial for Kreative Genius that the amazing Jasmine Mack is currently editing.

2). I'll be producing a feature film; SisterHood with Rod Hilton. Yep!!!!!

3). Misphits ep3 is completed. Uploading soon.

4). Working on Dr. Normae (TV Series) with Michael Swiskay. We're now in the development stages.

5). I'm also shooting a documentary on a local art gallery.

Mike is Awesome!

Michael is the host, writer, and an Executive Producer for The Whatever Show with Michael Swiskay. Check out the show here.






Did I mention that mike is awesome!

MY WEEKLY UPDATE

1). Shooting Mr. Awkward in two weeks. YES!!!!!

2). Shooting two episodes of The Whatever Show later on today.

3). Working on Robb TV's first scripted drama; The Empire. Details coming soon.

4). Finally picking up the H4N.

5). Kavika location scouting is next week.

THEGLOBALPAPER.COM: ROBB TV Q&A


Full disclosure: Robb TV is owned by our parent company, Robb Entertainment.

THEGLOBALPAPER.COM: What is Robb TV?

ROMANE ORLANDO ROBB: Robb TV is a broadband TV network. We produce, license, and distribute content primarily across the Internet, and also to other platforms like mobile devices and tablets. We operate similar to a cable network in that we offer niche programming on a weekly basis.

THEGLOBALPAPER.COM: What separates Robb TV from other broadband TV networks?

ROMANE ORLANDO ROBB: The same thing that separates Bravo from AMC; content! I remember when AMC was an old movie re-run channel and now their original programming is pulling in a record setting nine million viewers. It's amazing how they went from one of the networks of last resort to one of the buzziest. It's all about the content. One of my personal favorite quotes is: Great content makes a great network.

THEGLOBALPAPER.COM: What kind of programming do you look for to add to Robb TV?

ROMANE ORLANDO ROBB: Great programming that attracts viewers..... which is not easy. It's not easy because we live in an era where a cat video will generate a lot more views than a carefully thought out scripted series. I have nothing personally against cat videos but how do you compete with that? The cat video cost less and in most cases generates more revenue (based on a cost to income basis). It's pretty much the same as traditional cable networks who focus on scripted series vs. those that focus mainly on reality TV.

THEGLOBALPAPER.COM: Why replicate the network model for the Internet?

ROMANE ORLANDO ROBB: The great thing about the network model is the ability to cross-promote programming and also to build a brand. People tend to identify themselves with brands; whether it is clothing, electronics, or entertainment. I've seen people who create multiple web series having a hard time marketing them because they have no central brand. They have no network to identify with, so they have to start from scratch for each series which is something I wanted to avoid from day one. I've studied the network model and applied some of their techniques to Robb TV. The ability to say you can watch programming like REC TV, The Whatever Show with Michael Swiskay, Awesome Movie Reviews, Romane Robb's Comedy Show, and etc ONLY on Robb TV means a lot to me.

THEGLOBALPAPER.COM: Where do you see Robb TV in five years?

ROMANE ORLANDO ROBB: Producing more great content that people will talk about and share with their friends and family. I see Robb TV as being a major force in the content arena and everyday I work towards that by searching for great storytellers and getting them to join us.

Comic Book Review: Stuff Of Legend TPB Vol. 01 The Dark



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ROBB ENTERTAINMENT is a New York based Media and Entertainment company that specializes in the production, marketing, and distribution of short and long form entertainment, across multiple platforms. The company was established in 2008 by ROMANE ORLANDO ROBB, and is owned by SIMPLEROBB, INC. - A ROBB CORPORATION COMPANY. For more information, please visit us at http://robbent.com.