Archive for April, 2009

What a day!  LAGC on a roll, AO Hollywood a few blocks away, and in SF tonight the SF International Film Festival has Robert Redford onstage to screen Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid.  (On Friday, its Francis Ford Coppola).   If you’re in SF at 6pm tonight stop by the Castro Theatre for red carpet […]


Follow all the fun at the LA Games Conference on Twitter #LAGC.  Most controversial quote:  “32% music revenue last year was from video games.”  Lots of NE1 know…click here and here for Tommy Tallarico’s response.  Here’s the rest: TRENDS Nick Williams presentation at www.gameplaninsights.com/lagc.pdf Most anticipated titles:  Halo 3, ModernWarfare 2, Madden 2010 Wii and DS chasing […]


LAGC begins today at 1pm at the Hollywood Roosevelt in Los Angeles.  Details are at http://www.lagamesconference.com.  We’ll post video once links are available. Here’s the guide: Tu 4/28      1-2, Gaming Trends 2-2:45, Gaming & Music Speakers include:  Alex Hackford, Head of A&R, Sony Computer Entertainment, Tommy Tallarico, Video Games Live,Scott Scherer, Hands-On Mobile, Ted Cohen […]


NAB was good to the last drop!   Every moment so action packed I wound up tweeting live via my iPhone the entire conference in an attempt to capture it in the moment, the vibe, the scene, the big ideas vetted by industry’s top executives.  Of the 83,000 B2B attendees on the Expo floor, only about […]


NAB/The Guide

18Apr09

Here’s a rough guide on what Content NOW is covering at NAB this year.  The EXPO floor is open M-W 9-6, Th 9-2 and flooded with additional programming from exhibitors and pavilions.  As always, we’ll be live blogging via the WordPress iPhone app and will be tweeting tips and tidbits along the way. M 4/20 […]


Lately, I’ve been dreaming up apps like Twyme, intuitive pull down menus that make tweets rhyme…Twing, which adds in tunes to make it sing…Shake-a-Date, upload your photo, profile, time and location of desired date – and shake – in a flash you’re matched and got something going on tonight…Shake-a-Deal, a variation of Shake-a-Date which matches BD execs […]


Just kidding!  But wouldn’t be surprised. Edelman has been doing such a great job hyping this year’s NAB show with Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart, Henry Selick and Robin Leach, it’s starting to feel more like NATPE’s content show than the dry engineers Mecca of the past. With over 100,000 expected, Vegas is the place […]


Mediaweek’s Upfronts conference, where industry analysts, brand marketers and television programmers meet to opine on the $18B upfront marketplace, is in full swing right now at the Time Life Building in NYC today and Ian Baer, President of Big Fuel, the fa shizzle consumer engagement agency, has been guest blogging live.  Excerpts below, full transcript at the Content to Commerce blog: […]


Here’s a movie in time for Passover that’ll make you laugh all the way to the seder especially if you downloaded it to your iPhone and then were subject to a four hour weather delay trying to get into NYC.   “When Do We Eat?” available on iTunes for the flight ($9.99), Netflix Instant Watch for […]


I’m in NYC to cover some of the excitement with the Upfronts and have been having fun running up and down Fifth Avenue meeting with content licensors, distributors and agencies for my clients. I love my hometown but have mixed feelings about the weather. So we’re all just hunkering down when Scott Kirsner’s Cinematech blog […]