Category Archives: Hollywood

When TV Viewers Get Control

Netflix released the second season of the House of Cards Friday February 14, 2014.  All thirteen episodes were immediately available. My wife and I viewed 5 of them in one afternoon.  We plan to complete the season within the next … Continue reading

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The More Films, The Better

Just before the Sundance Film Festival opened last week, Manohla Dargis started a conversation about independent film with her piece As Indies Explode, an Appeal for Sanity. Dargis bemoans the fact that the NY Times reviewed 900 films during 2013.  … Continue reading

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The Movie Theater in Our Heads

We are in the middle of the competitive season, as the build up to the Super Bowl and the Academy Awards plays across our many screens.   We are constantly reminded about the winners and losers amongst the football and movie … Continue reading

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Old, New and “Really Old” Media

One of the challenges in grappling with our current media environment, where old style mass media and new style Internet media collide and call each other out, is understanding how it is changing.  Generally we try to see how it … Continue reading

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As Social Media Marketing Increases, Will TV Ads Decline?

“What is originality?  To see something that has no name as yet and hence cannot be mentioned although it stares us all in the face.  The way men usually are, it takes a name to make something visible to them.” … Continue reading

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Two Models For A Movie Hackathon

The month of October will feature two movie hackathons, one in New York, the other in Los Angeles. Bond Strategy and Influence is hosting The Film Experience Hackathon which takes place this coming weekend, October 13-14 in New York.  They … Continue reading

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Who Are Those “People With The Algorithms”?

I am continually fascinated by what mass media business leaders think about the Internet. This was brought into relief for me recently while I was reading Steven Johnson’s new book, Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age, … Continue reading

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MoviePass: Who Needs Permission?

MoviePass, the movie subscription service, today announced a new feature that will vastly increase their subscriber base.  A detailed description of this new feature can be found here. Following is my short summary. MoviePass offers a monthly subscription plan priced … Continue reading

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The Film Experience Hackathon (and why you should attend)

Yesterday my twitter feed brought news of an event taking place on October 13-14 in NYC that anyone interested in film should attend.  As described on its web site: The Film Experience Hackathon is a weekend-long event whereby hackers, filmmakers … Continue reading

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Movie Theaters Should Think Like Netflix

This piece appeared on the Future of Film blog in April of 2011 and was by far the most successful post (measured by traffic, comments, tweets and likes) during the blog’s first year of existence.  It is a “what if” … Continue reading

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