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A blog and links to articles that look at product and marketing trends and ideas in the technology and media spaces. And other random stuff that I think about.

Stuntwoman's Federal Push To End 'Wigging' Shakes Up Male-Dominated Industry

Deadline--A sex-discrimination charge filed with the EEOC by stuntwoman Deven MacNair has Hollywood’s stunt community wigging out, with one veteran stuntman claiming that the industry’s...
February 06, 2018 Go to Deadline

YouTube On 'Play Button' Awards: 'Not All Creators Who Apply Will Receive Awards'

Tubefilter--It turns out that YouTube's Creator Awards -- or the 'Play Button' plaques that the video giant hands -- may come with unforeseen caveats.
February 06, 2018 Go to Tubefilter

Netflix & Other Major OTTs - ALL You Need to Know

--Internet-delivered premium video services are the new normal. These are the disruptors – the so-called “over-the-top” (“OTT”) services that generally distribute movie and television content across existing network infrastructure.
February 05, 2018 Go to article

CBS, Viacom Move Toward Merger Talks as Boards Begin to Evaluate Possible Deal

Variety--CBS Corp. and Viacom have taken the first steps toward negotiating a merger as both companies have established special board committees to evaluate the possibility of a deal. CBS said Thursday its
February 01, 2018 Go to Variety

The dark side of Buster Keaton's innovative comedy

The A.V. Club--What Are You Watching? is a weekly space for The A.V Club’s staff and readers to share their thoughts, observations, and opinions on movies new and old.
January 29, 2018 Go to The A.V. Club

This is the most viral video of the decade which grossed over 100 million views worldwide

Trending Posts--Watch Evian baby and me, the most successful campaign video that grossed more than a 100 million views worldwide.
January 29, 2018 Go to Trending Posts

Netflix's Great Week Leaves Pretenders Chasing The Dream

Tubefilter--Netflix is #winning in major ways. I mean, did you see that quarterly earnings announcement on Monday? That's just one piece of it, too.
January 29, 2018 Go to Tubefilter

Steven Soderbergh Wants to Only Shoot Movies on iPhone Now

TheWrap--Director Steven Soderbergh told IndieWire he's a convert from RED cameras to the iPhone, having shot his latest project, "Unsane," on the Apple phone
January 28, 2018 Go to TheWrap

Who's Promoting Your Release

Startup Filmmaker--One of the big topics I’m hearing covered at Sundance right now is the fact that the key to having a successful release (assuming you’re not one of the lucky few who get a studio level domestic deal), is going to be your own self promotion efforts. I know this may sound obvious but you’d …
January 26, 2018 Go to Startup Filmmaker

'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' is a B-movie with an A+ budget: EW review

EW.com--The original Maze Runner didn't make much sense as a movie, but its teenage jailbreak did provide a pretty great metaphor…
January 26, 2018 Go to EW.com