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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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Will Half of TV Melt Away?

Television shows have always worked as a binding agent in American culture since they exploded onto the scene in the 1950’s.  Gathering around the tube to witness a live event or a popular show on the night when a new … 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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Zoe Keating, “I want to be paid in data.”

Over two years ago, I wrote a post about Zoe Keating and why she was an artist that other artists (particularly filmmakers) could learn from.  Then she was a leader in using the Internet to distribute and make money from … Continue reading

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The Memo Deep Inside HBO

Deep inside HBO’s New York offices is a memo that was originally created 5 years ago.  Each year it gets updated with new numbers and projections.  This document is controlled by its corporate strategy group and it lays out the … 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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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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“These pictures, by now familiar to the Court, remain the basic story of our case.”

The verdict on the Apple–Samsung lawsuit was delivered last Friday afternoon.  Many people are weighing in with verdicts on the verdict.  Some proclaim the end of innovation, others proclaim it is about to begin. Some try to pick the winners … Continue reading

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