Three things I learned in the Sunday Times

by gabe
August 10, 2008 12:22 PM
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The reason we haven't heard any hits from Thomas Dolby in the last decade or so is that he invented a mini-synthesizer for Nokia Cel phones:


"Peter approaches business the way he approaches his music: it’s not digital, it’s organic,” says Thomas Dolby, a musician who has enjoyed his own business success as the co-designer of the Beatnik ring-tone synthesizer, a utility included in more than a billion Nokia mobile phones."


Robert Downey Jr. can improvise with an Australian accent, but not with an Irish brogue:


"There was never a note about the character, ever, in that way. He was always an Irishman, and then when Downey came on, he decided to play him Australian because he said he could improvise better in Australian. I don’t know where that came from."


Content matters:

"And that, of course, brings Mr. Bewkes back to his central point: in a digital age, content becomes more valuable, not less, because it’s becoming cheaper to deliver. “The production of media content is a rapidly growing category,” Mr. Bewkes says. “Is that a good and promising thing for us? Yes.”

...and now a bit of self promotion:

With the value of content on the rise, shouldn't you be doing all you can to develop your screenplay?

The Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition Call For Entries closes in less than three weeks!

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