Archive for March, 2009

March is not over by a long shot.  As many are just now starting to enjoy MIPTV and CTIA (with daily blogging/video from Al Gore, Billy Crystal, EQAL, Endemol, ZillionTV, and everyone in between) and others are getting ready for the upfronts and NAB, below is the month in review for events that just passed. Engage Expo […]


These days the pathway to fame and fortune begins online, and your fans are your financiers.  Stop shopping your script old school!  No better way to lollygag in a down economy than to create a killer franchise.  So this one’s for you my friends, the animator, screenwriter, and big personality…it’s never been easier to create […]


Yesterday, the weather was balmy and Grauman’s had blocked off Hollywood Boulevard in prep for the premiere of “The Cross.” The scene was so L.A. Across the street, TV 2.0 execs started to arrive at the Hollywood Roosevelt to strategize the course for the future of the medium. Ned Sherman, Digital Media Wire’s publisher, warmly […]


It’s late and I’m clearing my desk trying to get out of town listening to Leo Laporte’s iTunes podcast.  Halfway through, the conversation starts to drift off from a sleepy chatter on Windows 7 and the new Melinda Gates spoof on Funny or Die to an all out manic rambling about SXSW.  Leo Laporte is not […]


Today Media Summit wraps up in NYC.  Who said what?  It’s all at www.paidcontent.org and soon on http://www.digitalhollywood.com.   Media Summit speakers included:  Philippe Dauman (Viacom), Jeff Zucker (NBCU), Steve Ballmer (MS), Kevin Yen (YouTube), Jason Kirk (MySpace), Miles Beckett (EQAL), Karin Gilford (Fancast), Marc DeBevoise (Starz), Joanna Drake Earl (Current), and so on.  Much of the […]


SXSW audio just in from Scott Kirsner of Variety: Building Your Audience Online:  www.scottkirsner.com/SXSWaud-panel.mp3 Film Financing, Creative Commons Plus Licensing..:  www.scottkirsner.com/SXSWbreakfast.mp3 Scott’s new book, Fans, Friends & Followers:  Building an Audience & Creative Career in the Digital Age available soon with interviews with Mike Chapman of Homestar Runner, etc.  His books always chock full of actionable […]


Apple’s software upgrade for the iPhone this summer fixes many pet peeves:  cut and paste, MMS, voice memo easy sync, even MMO gaming, and video recording, right.  This summer Android and Palm Pre and even Windows Mobile will also have tantalizing temptations.  Watch it here:  events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/0903lajkszg/event/index.html.


The long-awaited playable game demo for Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures is finally here with huge presale incentives of free Strong Bad and Sam & Max games plus 25% off the $34.95 subscription to five episodes.  Full game download available 3/24 .  Check out their trailer at www.telltalegames.com/videos/wallaceandgromitpreview and watch for special guest tweeting at twitter.com/telltalegames.  Gromit can’t talk but he can type.


SXSW Film & Interactive kickoffs today, then on the 18th absolutely everyone else descends on Austin as the party spins into high gear to launch the careers of the next big thing in music.  Just as SXSW ends on the 22nd, the Burbank Film Festival opens featuring Best Animation winner from the Honolulu Film Festival, Disney […]


My iPhone has become my best friend.  I lost 7lbs last month with the Lose It app, made friends on Scramble, and enjoy singalongs with the I Heart Radio app.   Along with its cool slot machine feature, shake for a station, I Heart Radio now sports an awesome lyrics tab.  The nuTsie Top 100s […]