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Netflix's Secrets to Success: Six Cell Towers, Dubbing and More

Variety--Even as Netflix establishes itself as a global TV network, it is still very much a tech company at heart.
March 10, 2018 Go to Variety

What an OTT Future Means for Brands

Harvard Business Review--As OTT transforms content distribution and communication, one interesting question is what happens when brands go “over the top”? Disintermediating traditional media pipes to the audience compels brands to maximize ownership of consumer touch points to deliver content, experiences, and products.
March 06, 2018 Go to Harvard Business Review

Netflix VP talks tech and 'choose your own adventure' viewing during visit to Pittsburgh

bizjournals--Netflix is the double helix of entertainment and technology. It’s Hollywood and Silicon Valley.
February 28, 2018 Go to bizjournals

NBC's Jennifer Salke Lands Top Job at Amazon Studios

The Hollywood Reporter--The NBC Entertainment president will exit the company and take over the role previously held by Roy Price.
February 11, 2018 Go to The Hollywood Reporter

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

Octavia Spencer Says Jessica Chastain Helped Her Make Five Times Her Asking Salary

The Hollywood Reporter--"I love that woman, because she’s walking the walk and she’s actually talking the talk," Spencer said on a panel at the Sundance Film Festival.
January 25, 2018 Go to The Hollywood Reporter

The Grande Dame of Documentary Is Leaving Her Home at HBO

NYTimes.com--After almost 40 years, she has reels of memorable film, a pile of awards and plenty of perspective on the current battle of the sexes.
January 24, 2018 Go to NYTimes.com

YouTube Star Grant 'King Of Random' Thompson's Backyard Explosions Lead To Court Date - Tubefilter

Tubefilter--Grant Thompson, known as The King Of Random, has been charges with two counts of possession of an explosive device thanks to his backyard experiments.
January 19, 2018 Go to Tubefilter