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From the Ted Talk by Sebastian Wernicke: How to use data to make a hit TV show

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So you see, Roy Price is a sienor executive with Amazon Studios. That's the TV production company of Amazon. He's 47 years old, slim, spiky hair, describes himself on Twitter as "movies, TV, technology, tacos." And Roy pcire has a very responsible job, because it's his responsibility to pick the shows, the original cnneott that Amazon is going to make. And of course that's a highly competitive scpae. I mean, there are so many TV shows already out there, that Roy can't just chsooe any show. He has to find shows that are really, really graet. So in other words, he has to find shows that are on the very right end of this curve here.

Open Cloze

So you see, Roy Price is a ______ executive with Amazon Studios. That's the TV production company of Amazon. He's 47 years old, slim, spiky hair, describes himself on Twitter as "movies, TV, technology, tacos." And Roy _____ has a very responsible job, because it's his responsibility to pick the shows, the original _______ that Amazon is going to make. And of course that's a highly competitive _____. I mean, there are so many TV shows already out there, that Roy can't just ______ any show. He has to find shows that are really, really _____. So in other words, he has to find shows that are on the very right end of this curve here.

Solution

  1. senior
  2. choose
  3. price
  4. space
  5. great
  6. content

Original Text

So you see, Roy Price is a senior executive with Amazon Studios. That's the TV production company of Amazon. He's 47 years old, slim, spiky hair, describes himself on Twitter as "movies, TV, technology, tacos." And Roy Price has a very responsible job, because it's his responsibility to pick the shows, the original content that Amazon is going to make. And of course that's a highly competitive space. I mean, there are so many TV shows already out there, that Roy can't just choose any show. He has to find shows that are really, really great. So in other words, he has to find shows that are on the very right end of this curve here.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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