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One Vision, Different Conclusions

Microsoft’s James Baldwin and Paramount’s Chris Carey have similar visions for the future of entertainment. But they come to radically different conclusions. Both predict effortless sharing between connected TVs and any device with an Internet connection. Consumers will access anything they want, anytime, anywhere. But where Baldwin sees boundless opportunities for operators and technology providers, Carey sees doom and gloom. Pirates, says Paramount’s EVP for worldwide operations, are already having a field day. And it’s about to get much, much worse. Continue reading

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This Time, Hollywood Will Get Hurt

This time, Hollywood’s getting hurt by the recession. “Production will fall significantly,” said D. Jeffrey Andrick, Managing Director of Continental Entertainment Capital, which arranged co-financing in September for independent film “Give ‘Em Hell, Malone” starring Thomas Jane and Ving Rhimes. “Deals that looked like they might come together a certain way, that relied on a certain equity source, have been paralyzed.” Continue reading

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The Mixed-Up Recession

As global stocks skid today over fears of a U.S. recession increase, I’m noticing an interesting interrupt between companies and the people who work for them. Among our customers, companies are still investing in new technologies and marketing. But the individuals who … Continue reading

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Sustainable Hollywood

As we ramp up for our Hollywood Goes Green conference on  Dec. 11, I’ll be reserving growing space in my blog for comments and interviews about the entertainment industry and environmental issues.  If you’re looking to enhance your company’s green profile, you might … Continue reading

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Behind Yahoo’s Ad Deal with Viacom

Most of you are probably too young to remember when Terry Semel and Robert Daly were co-presidents of Warner Bros., running the studio through perhaps the longest winning streak in Hollywood history. Yes, running Yahoo! is a second vocation for Daly.  … Continue reading

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