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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.

Independent Film Distribution & Marketing Blueprint with This is Meg

Indie Film Hustle--Over the past 6 months or so I've been getting an enormous amount of emails and message asking me the same question: independent film distribution...
July 12, 2017 Go to Indie Film Hustle

6 Filmmaking Tips from Frank Capra

Film School Rejects--Learn what it takes to have a wonderful life making movies from one of the great American directors.
July 10, 2017 Go to Film School Rejects

Warner Bros Digital Network Names 3 SVPs: Katie Soo, Greg Salter, Eric Besner

TheWrap--Execs bring combined experience from Netflix, Hulu, Lucasfilm, WB and Dollar Shave Club
July 10, 2017 Go to TheWrap

Is Mark Zuckerberg Going to Put Hollywood Out of Business?

--In recent years, Facebook has learned that the best way to get those eyeballs to stare at a screen for long periods of time is to show them videos. Funny videos, sad videos, videos that make you cry because there’s a puppy in a wheelchair, or videos that make you mad—such as one of Donald Trump mocking a disabled reporter, or countless others in this appalling and expanding genre. A few tweaks of the algorithm here, some levels pulled there, and that’s exactly what happened.
July 06, 2017 Go to article

The 13 Rules for Creating a Prestige TV Drama

Vulture--Step 1: Start with an anti-hero.
July 05, 2017 Go to Vulture

vMVPD growth driven by new features

nScreenMedia--comScore says virtual multi-video programming vMVPD household share of viewing time growth is steady, but they aren't standing still. They’re busy improving features to gain ground on traditional pay TV.
June 29, 2017 Go to nScreenMedia

Avid Finally Drops Free Media Composer Software — Here's What to Expect

No Film School--Avid has released Media Composer First, a free editing software for filmmakers.
June 29, 2017 Go to No Film School

War for the Planet of the Apes Review: One of the Most Significant Blockbusters of the Decade

/Film--Read our full War for the Planet of the Apes review to find out how the final chapter in the prequel trilogy from Matt Reeves has turned out
June 26, 2017 Go to /Film

Take the money and run with it: 11 directors changed by Hollywood success

avclub--There are directors with styles so distinctive, they have their own adjectives. David Lynch can’t help but make movies that are Lynchian, and Steven Spielberg’s work will always contain a hint of the Spielbergian. Then there are the journeyman types who can work in any genre, invisibly and without a
June 22, 2017 Go to avclub

Time Warner Will Produce $100 Million Worth Of Original Shows For Snapchat - Tubefilter

Tubefilter--Time Warner will create 10 shows annually for Snapchat as part of a two-year content and advertising deal reportedly worth $100 million.
June 22, 2017 Go to Tubefilter