Industry News - 18/18 - Big Story Group
If you have already visited our site, or read anything anywhere about the entertainment industry and big data over the last few years, the idea that a paradigm shift awaits entertainment won’t be any surprise. The idea of planning broadcast schedules of entertainment content based on prior analysis of historical audience reaction will soon be over…at least for those companies that want to survive the evolving paradigm.
Google launched its next big thing for TV on 7.24.13, Chromecast. Developed by the same team that have been working on Google TV for several years, the simplified technology streams media from the cloud that you have found by search and discovery of video content on your mobile device or laptop.
The title is just one of the many thought-provoking statements Steven Soderbergh made in his “State of Cinema” presentation at the San Francisco Film Festival. Contextually, Soderbergh on cinema might be polarizing to some…he wraps his vision with insightful, intelligent and at times sarcastic jibes at how the art of cinema is changing with his own specific views of filmmaking. The changes, good or bad, largely depend on which side of the equation you’re on.
In a new world with growing democratized distribution and crowd funding, no one really knows how new media will change the entertainment industry but, despite the uncertainty, individuals and organizations are gaining unprecedented traction and advancing the conversation about writing, production, distribution, funding and monetization of creative content in the digital age.
Talk about the sky’s the limit…what do you do when a movie funded by the public in hours to the tune of $2.5 million reaches its goal in a matter of a few days setting all kinds of records. The attached studio…ahem, Warner Bros.,…then green lights the feature film based on a not-so-popular television show almost immediately…read the article Read more…
It’s not about ‘the screen’ anymore. Never has the phrase “all the world’s a stage” been more appropriate for content creators. Now it’s a four screen world in which content consumers move from screen to screen.