The Film Industry and the Smiling Curve
In the film industry, you have two things: Development and Distribution. Everything else is just process.
Do we want better movies, or do we want to keep our jobs?
Or: is a vote for the status quo below-the-line an implicit vote for the status quo above-the-line?
Content Is Not King
Or: if Content is King, why do Dumb Pipes keep buying up studios?
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Revolutions Always Come In Twos
Digital transformation comes not in one, but in two distinct waves. The film industry is just now at the...
What Does Disruptive Content Look Like? Part 1
The case of Video Game High School vs. Marco Polo beautifully illustrates classic disruption theory.
Media & Technology Reading List 2017
The best writers and publications concerned with disruption in film, media, and technology.
Billy Lynn’s High Frame Rate Walk
Ang Lee's "Billy Lynn" is the first movie produced in a triple-whammy 3D, 4k, and 120 frames per second....
Why Film has not been Disrupted (Yet), Part 5
The film industry is damned good at assimilating and neutralizing its top talent.
How To Get The On-Screen Credit You Deserve
A lot of names get omitted from final end credits. Make sure yours isn't one of them.
The Difference Between a Font and a Typeface
"Font" and "typeface" don't mean the same thing. Here's the difference.