Archive for January, 2010

#CES and #NATPE kicked off the year with keen insights into ubiquitous connectivity and content. Awashed in fantastical visions, the theme of imaginative wonder, optimism and excitement permeated the events marking the awakening of a magical many-to-many era. Enter SyFy’s House of Imagination and Alcatel-Lucent’s LTE world – rich, frictionless space for magical personal experiences.  Car as platform, toaster […]


There were many laugh out loud moments today with Hugh Laurie and Judge Judy in the morning, and Chris Hartwick of Web Soup at the Digital Luminaries Awards, but no one could top Donald Trump who won over many fans when Andy Cohen of Bravo asked Jillian Michaels, Curtis Stone and Trump their thoughts on […]


Yesterday was action-packed all day long. From David Zaslav’s IMAX 3D visions and outlook on OWN, to the interesting details of how Fox’s Modern Family wound up on ABC, onto Shelly Palmer’s advice on loyalty, recency and bounce backs, then a tour of the floor. And that was just the morning. Michael Eisner gave a […]


The lemon drops and quesadillas kept coming as my table traded  success stories of getting premium content onto OTT platforms.   It was an exciting kick off to NATPE 2010 as guests from all around the world started to filter into the opening night party sponsored by SXSW.  And it was only fitting to have Rick […]


With Midem, Sundance, and Grammy’s, January is still bubbling over with places to go, people to see, but the one stop shop for premium professional content is at the NATPE Market next week at Mandalay Bay on the Las Vegas Strip, where on the floor, in suites, and on panels programming executives, brand managers, and showrunners […]


For those of you jetting/not jetting off to Cannes for Midem, here’s a guide to follow #MIDEM. Top tweeps among the mix are @iancr, @spinaltap, @msutherlanduk, @amandapalmer, @hypebot, @petewentz, @ginab,@gleonhard, @lyricfind, @JeffreyHayzlett. Watch for brands (Converse, Kodak, Pepsi, Coke…), artists (Pete Wentz, Pharrell Williams, Adam Payne..) and unique opportunities like the Matching Room where bands are […]


It took a thundering downpour and the threat of hail for me to drop in on the final moments of the SF Fancy Food Show, after all I’m on a diet, but it occured to me that these small specialty food companies might have a content story worth telling. Turns out – yes and no. […]