Authority! #1 International Best Selling Non-Fiction Book – January 9th 2021

Pleased to be one of the 15 authors for this best seller International Best Seller! This insightful book, you will find the collective wisdom of 15 international thought leaders, scattered across three continents and multiple industries, as they share their best strategies for building influence and authority. Covering everything from video and print media to…

Content is getting better because of the pandemic

Getting in to Jurassic World Pinewood studio now looks a lot different than entering before production was shut down in March!

Streaming Evolution Is Fast, Some Can Be Disingenuous

“Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!” – Margo, “All About Eve,” 20th Century Fox, 1950 Like the M&E industry, what is considered acceptable and what is frowned upon is constantly evolving. We’re not certain if the changes are good/needed or we’ll simply become numb and ultimately accept it as the “new…

Streaming Evolution Happening Fast

The M&E industry as well as what is acceptable and what is frowned upon is constantly evolving. We’re not certain if the changes are good/needed or we’ll simply become numb and ultimately accept it as the “new norm.” Comedian, social satirist Lenny Bruce was thrown in jail in 1964 for obscenity. In the early ‘70s,…

People Renewing the Big Screen Experience

Give us a hint, please! What are all the market analysts and experts measuring when they track Warner’s Tenet in theaters and Disney’s Mulan streamed in the US and in select overseas theaters? Or how about Warner’s Wonder Woman 1984 and Netflix The Midnight Sky? Both drew about the eyeballs and sales you’d expect ……

Streaming Evolution Is Fast, Some Can Be Disingenuous

Covid-19 just might have been the kick the studios needed to smash the window and make way for a new relationship with exhibitors, creators and consumers. Hundreds, probably thousands of very good, very expensive titles with great actors are stacked in warehouses, gathering dust, looking for a screen to be seen.  

AI, ProAV Products Critical as the World Progresses

AI, Personal Touch – AI technology can significantly advance AV and Pro AV solutions as long as they constantly have the human touch.  At the end of last year, the more cautious industry analysts were recommending that Pro AV folks (hardware/software/integration/service) diversify into “more economically insensitive market segments” to ride out the economic downturn they…

Mood Changes – It’s Time to Streamline Streaming Services, Protect Content or …?

Smart TVs from firms like Sony, LG and Samsung as well as vMVPD solutions such as Roku and Apple TV could potentially provide the single-source service consumers want without the binding service contract. “Depending on your personal interpretation, we’re on the cusp of the third or fourth wave of broadcast/entertainment growth,” McLennan said. “We’re entering…

Viewer Options Actually Benefit the Entire Entertainment Ecosystem

“I have no intention of taking a job. My work is going far too well – I can’t afford to waste time earning money.” – Arthur Rimbaud, “Total Eclipse,” FIT Productions, 1995 Attention streaming video folks. Yes, we really, really like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Apple TV+, Disney + stuff. We like this and that…

It’s Time for the Next Generation of Streaming Service

Hub Entertainment Research found that more than half (54 percent) signed up to watch a particular show. In addition, most subscribers (17-74) regularly watch at least one hour of their content a week. In fact, over 23 percent said Netflix had the best original shows. That’s probably why Hub also found that 44-plus percent said…