Ira Glass is looking for a story. The host of This American Life, the phenomenally successful US public radio show, has flown into Sheffield for one night. He has come to the city's documentary festival, hoping all the assembled film-makers will pitch him ideas for TAL, which boasts 1.8 million listeners in the US, and produces a weekly podcast that's downloaded by 900,000 fans worldwide. His first UK appearance doesn't seem to be going too well, though.
It's hardly experienced the development hell of "Monkey Tennis", but after seven years of waiting the Alan Partridge movie seems finally to be making its way to the big screen. Partridge co-writer Armando Iannucci has told Empire magazine that filming on the feature-length adventure will start this year, with Steve Coogan returning as Norfolk's favourite son. "It's just about all come together now," Iannucci said. "[The script] is written [but] we're always rewriting, rewriting and rewriting."
Hugh Grant has said that he regrets starring in Nine Months, a romantic comedy released in 1995, because it was made by 20th Century Fox, the studio owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. "It would certainly stick in my craw to work for Fox," the actor told Entertainment Weekly. "I did make one film for them 16 years ago, but I was naive then. I didn't even know who owned it [the studio]."
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".