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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.

How Josh and Benny Safdie Used Guerrilla Filmmaking to Hack Their Way Into Hollywood

IndieWire--The Safdie brothers spent a decade as American cinema’s best-kept secret. With “Good Time,” they’re ready for their closeup.
August 26, 2017 Go to IndieWire

Are Subscription Movie Sites Better Than Free Ones?

Bit Rebels--There are a ton of movie sites available on the Internet these days. Some are legal and some are not. Here is your quick guide to choosing the right site.
August 23, 2017 Go to Bit Rebels

Why Netflix Spent Millions So ‘The Crown’ Could Shoot in Very, Very Big Rooms

IndieWire--Director Steven Daldry and production designer Martin Childs on how they created the vastness of royal life and isolation of Queen Elizabeth.
August 20, 2017 Go to IndieWire

Apple will become a major player in Hollywood by spending $1 billion on original TV shows and movies

Business Insider--After poaching two TV veterans in June to run its TV and movie business, Apple is ready to drop $1 billion in the next year to make original content
August 16, 2017 Go to Business Insider

SoundCloud's Investors May Terminate the Company In 24 Hours

Digital Music News--On Friday, SoundCloud's existing investors will determine if the company lives or dies. CEO Alex Ljung also looks like he will be fired.
August 11, 2017 Go to Digital Music News

David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ Has 2,400 Shots, And Now You Can Study Every Single One

IndieWire--Film editor Vashi Nedomansky puts every single shot from “Gone Girl” and “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” into perspective in these amazing charts.
August 10, 2017 Go to IndieWire

Seeso is shutting down

avclub--On the heels of the news that there are now some 530 scripted shows in production this year, NBCUniversal’s announced it will shutter its comedy-laden streaming platform Seeso, leaving all those series with one less outlet to pitch. Launched in 2016, Seeso was a repository for comedies old and new,
August 10, 2017 Go to avclub

There Are More Scripted TV Shows Airing In 2017 Than At Any Other Point In History

Decider | Where To Stream Movies & Shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant, HBO Go--FX head honcho John Landgraf warns that the current TV ecosystem has become “unmanageable.”
August 09, 2017 Go to Decider | Where To Stream Movies & Shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant, HBO Go

The Moves Tech Giants Just Made That Should Terrify Hollywood

Variety--Blink and you missed it, but the already fuzzy line between media and tech just disappeared. It happened at some point over the past seven days, a span of time over which a flurry of announcements …
August 08, 2017 Go to Variety

Netflix buys comic book publisher Millarworld in company’s first acquisition

The Verge--Netflix announced today that it’s acquiring Millarworld, Mark Millar’s comic book publishing house, in the company’s first ever acquisition. According to Netflix’s press release, the purchase is...
August 07, 2017 Go to The Verge