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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.

Netflix was 2017's top non-game app by revenue

TechCrunch--Netflix was the top earning app of 2017 that wasn't a mobile game, according to Sensor Tower's new year-end report on the most successful apps and publishers..
January 12, 2018 Go to TechCrunch

Hulu Hints At Mid-Length "Emerging Content" That Could Feature Digital Creators

Tubefilter--The next phase of Hulu's original content strategy could include a bucket CCO Joel Stillerman refers to as "emerging content."
January 11, 2018 Go to Tubefilter

Frederick Wiseman's Entire Catalog Heads To Free Streaming Service Kanopy

Deadline--EXCLUSIVE: With Ex Libris, the 41st and latest documentary by Frederick Wiseman, making an Oscar run, the noted filmmaker’s entire catalog will start streaming in the coming months on Kanopy,…
January 09, 2018 Go to Deadline

How Netflix is trying to rewrite movie marketing with Bright

The Verge--Giving users the exact movie they want
December 31, 2017 Go to The Verge

Watch: Walter Murch's Six Criteria While Editing | Filmmaker Magazine

Filmmaker Magazine--Walter Murch speaks in this video about his top six considerations while editing, from emotion and story down through the more technical considerations of keeping the audience's eye moving. Oddly, the video (edited by Max Chatfield) begins with a lengthy montage of opening credits logos from some of the films Murch has worked on and ends with an end credits montage of same; the meat of the comment
December 04, 2017 Go to Filmmaker Magazine

Music Licensing for Video, Film & Advertising | Musicbed

Musicbed--Musicbed is all about enabling artists to do what they love while providing filmmakers with an inspiring selection of music to license for their projects.
November 22, 2017 Go to Musicbed

Facebook Launches Creator-Focused App With Content Production And Analytics Tools - Tubefilter

Tubefilter--“Creators are integral to Facebook and build some of the strongest communities,” says Facebook's VP of product, Fidji Somo.
November 18, 2017 Go to Tubefilter

Steven Soderbergh's New App Will Change How You Watch TV

--The app contains a 7-plus-hour miniseries about a mysterious death, but because viewers have some agency over what order they watch it in and which characters' stories they follow, each scene—and the point at which it should be introduced—had to be meticulously planned so that no detail was revealed too late or too soon.
November 17, 2017 Go to article

Is An OTT Price War In The Offing, Thanks to Disney

Tubefilter--The Mouse House dropped plenty of clues the past several days about where it wants to go. And that has implications for nearly everyone else in OTT.
November 17, 2017 Go to Tubefilter