Archives: Digital Hollywood

Video Series Making It on the Web

“What Makes the Web Viable?” is one of those questions only college sophomores and media conference moderators can dare to ask and further dare to answer. Many – maybe all –  filmmakers and other creators attending last week’s Digital Hollywood in Los Angeles unconsciously go to the Web first for distribution of their independent content and programming. […]

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Maximizing TV/Film Revenue, Old and New

At the Spring 2015 Digital Hollywood conference, many sessions explored aspects of new media, though the question of what we mean by “new” was often overlooked. Distinctions between “new” and “old” distribution platforms and formats are increasingly meaningless. When seeking to maximize distribution revenues , producers understand they must approach the challenges with two mindsets […]

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Congrats, You’ve Got a New Media Hit!

“Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it,” declared H. James Harrington, a performance improvement guru. In 2014, new media is a viable […]

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Indie Filmmakers Hear Distribution Tips

Sooner or later, independent filmmakers realize that a thoughtful distribution strategy is as important as an engaging script. At last week’s Digital Hollywood conference in Los Angeles, a panel of distribution experts urged their largely “indie” audience to be mindful, however, that “do it yourself” does not mean “do it alone.” They offered insights on partnering strategies […]

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Amelia Wang

Copyright, Content & Congress

Video’s leap from the big screen and the living room onto office computers and tablets has been speedy. In training, sales, and marketing, businesses have taken fast to film and video, typically by including scenes and full-length motion pictures and TV programs during company functions, online education, and elsewhere. At last week’s Digital Hollywood in Los Angeles, a […]

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BTB #232: Books, Enhanced and Otherwise

At Digital Hollywood 2011 earlier this month, as part of the Transmedia Summit, CCC’s Chris Kenneally joined a panel of authors, developers and technologists to discuss “The Future of Enhanced Book Experiences.” Moderator Lisa Napoli, author of Radio Shangri-La, coaxed predictions from Dani Klein, Author/Actor, “Afterbirth…stories you won’t read in a parenting magazine”; Nina Lassam, […]

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BTB #205: Content Rights & Technology Solutions

The viability of the entertainment and media industry’s future rests on its ability to manage content and control distribution, while making it available to an ever larger customer base. At the November 2010 Digital Hollywood conference in New York City, Chris Kenneally explored the potential for Digital Rights Management (DRM) and content protection in the […]

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BTB #168: Drafting the Next New Media Contract

Preferring to think about “evolving” media, rather than any “new vs. old” dichotomy, a quartet of attorneys with deep experience in the media industry joined Chris Kenneally at the recent Digital Hollywood conference to discuss the do’s and don’ts and “gotchas” of the latest in contract negotiations. Panelists included Cindy Charles, Senior Vice President and […]

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