Archive for December, 2009

Tu 1/5 – W 1/6, Th 1/7 – Su 1/10 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW 110,000 expected, 2500 exhibitors, 800 speakers, 250 conference sessions incl Digital Hollywood, Connections, and Digital Media Wire, it’s the largest digital media event of the year! Las Vegas Convention Center, Hilton, Venetian, spanning the Las Vegas Strip http://www.cesweb.org Tu 1/5 12-4, V Titian […]


Showrunners from this season’s top hits are speaking today at the HRTS luncheon at Century Plaza.  We’re trying to tune in via the live stream at http://www.hrts.org but they’re having technical difficulties.  It’s unfortunate because HRTS produces very informative programs where great insights are shared.  This is particularly true of Steve Levitan who is always […]


John Koller, Director of Marketing for Sony PlayStation dazzled Digital Living Room this morning as he announced that PlayStation is launching its first gamer-oriented reality show 1Q 2010.  PlayStation now has an in-house production unit with its own showrunners and is working on a development slate of branded entertainment.  Box strategists view original programming as […]


This is it!  The last week of conferences for the year and what a way to go out. Digital Living Room will be celebrating connected devices at Sun Microsystems, Santa Clara tomorrow and on Wednesday HRTS is lunching with the showrunners of Modern Family, Glee, Mad Men, How I Met Your Mother and Rescue Me at […]


After hearing more about the Roku channel program at my recent Smarter TV event, I just had to check it out, so they sent me a demo and I have since fallen in love with it.  Out of the box it was a delight – I put the batteries in the remote, plugged in the cables, […]


SD Forum is holding their Business of New Media event today on the Microsoft campus in Mountain View.  If you have IE or Firefox you can watch it here: mychannel.dyyno.net/sdforum.  Below is the summary of @SDForum tweets: Mike McGuire, Gartner There is a lot of money out there for social media, but it’s only going to […]


Tu 12/8 FUTURE OF FILM Sheraton Delfina, Santa Monica http://www.lafilmconference.com Paula Wagner, Chestnut Ridge Productions We have led technology and we have been led by technology.  Let’s make movies not scripts.  We need a more collabarative environment in entertainment.  Movie business model to increasingly work more on spec: from writers to directors to actors… Less […]


San Fran Music Tech is live today 9-11:30, 1-6 at http://www.justin.tv/richreader.  Follow at #sfmusictech, #sfmt.  Here are the notes from the first panel. Meet The Press Jon Healey, LA Times – Moderator Artists need to soak the demand curve from those who care, they’re the ones who will pay the most.  Sweet spot on Amazon […]


Probably one of the hippest music conferences earlier this year was the SanFranMusicTech conference that packed 600 into the swanky Kabuki at 1625 Post in San Francisco.  Well they’re back by popular demand this Monday with Third Eye Blind – how cool is that!  There will be live streaming on the site at http://www.sfmusictech.com and […]


As I combed the floor of the SF Auto Show earlier this week searching for answers, it was clear that the car is no longer just for driving just like the phone is no longer just for calling. My car runs so well I don’t even need a new car but for the nifty new […]