Blogroll

Thompson on Hollywood

LISTEN: Three Seasoned Hollywood Reporters Debate the Future of Filmed Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE PODCAST)

On the occasion of the publication of "The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System," which covers one year at the movies-- 2012, from January's Sundance Film Festival through Oscar night 2013, when "Argo" won Best Picture--I invited two seasoned film industry reporters to debate with me the future of filmed entertainment ahead of last Sunday's screening of "Argo" at The Egyptian Theatre. We do not always agree.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • March 19, 2014 3:56 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments

Attend the Unofficial Google+ Film Festival for Shorts, Web Series, Panels and More

Beginning Friday, December 13 at 1 PM EST, the 3rd Annual Unofficial Google+ Film Festival kicks off via Google Hangout. For three days, this interactive festival will livestream shorts, web series, panel discussions with industry experts and more.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
  • |
  • December 12, 2013 3:10 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

President Obama, Lena Dunham, Tom Hanks All Nab 2013 Webby Nominations

The nominees for the 17th annual Webby Awards have been unveiled, and this year include President Barack Obama, Lena Dunham, Justin Bieber, Tom Hanks and Yahoo's "Burning Love" among the nominated pop-culture and internet superstars.
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • April 9, 2013 1:57 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Media Watch: Google Opens Digital Music Shop

In order to compete with iTunes and Amazon, Google has boldly launched a series of music features, including a digital music downloads store, reports NYT's Media Decoder. This marks Google's intention to expand as a social network and entertainment source.
  • By Maggie Lange
  • |
  • November 18, 2011 2:56 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Media Watch: Huffington Post's Worth Exceeds AOL, More on Google YouTube, Madoffs on 60 Minutes

- Chalk one up to Arianna Huffington. A study from General Sentiment shows that in 2011 The Huffington Post brand is worth $358 million versus AOL's $156 million in terms of "Impact Media Value," reports Forbes. "Impact Media Value" is the exposure, both positive, negative, and neutral, of a media brand.
  • By Maggie Lange
  • |
  • November 1, 2011 4:16 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Media Watch: Amazon Prime Instant vs. Netflix, Selling YouTube at Denny's, Zuckerberg's Regrets

Able to report some much-needed good news, Netflix renewed its contract with ABC, adding more shows including Desperate Housewives and Grey’s Anatomy. After losing 800,000 domestic subscribers after its recent price increase and the controversial fissure between streaming and sending DVDs, the company is doing its best to please their remaining consumers. However, Netflix's primary rival Amazon is making its own moves as Netflix’s primary competition with Prime Instant, a video library that will include over 800 titles from Disney-ABC including Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, and Felicity. Prime has also secured licensing deals with CBS, Fox, NBCUniversal, PBS, Sony and Warner Brothers.
  • By Maggie Lange
  • |
  • October 31, 2011 4:28 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

First Look: REM Remix The End of TV As We Know It

This YouTube REM Remix captures the frenetic pace of obsessive screen-watchers. Like me.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • September 22, 2011 12:09 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Weekly Wrap: TIFF: Moneyball, Descendants, Deep Blue Sea; Reviews Kevin, The Lady; Media Watch

Weekly Wrap: TIFF: Moneyball, Descendants, Deep Blue Sea; Reviews Kevin, The Lady; Media Watch
Box Office:
  • By Maggie Lange
  • |
  • September 16, 2011 5:20 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Media Watch: Netflix Takes a Tumble, Google's Propeller, Viki to 10M International Users

Google has a social and news reader in its works, according to sources close to the project. Now called The Propeller, the reader doesn't have a launch date planned yet. [Via Media Bistro]
  • By Maggie Lange
  • |
  • September 16, 2011 3:59 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Media Watch: LATimes.com Traffic Rises, Facebook Hides Google+ Invites, Netflix targets Kids & Asia

Netflix is creating a Just-for-Kids streaming option, the company reported yesterday. Aimed at the 12-and-unders, it offers content like Dora the Explorer or SpongeBob SquarePants, and groups its elements into categories that operate with total child-logic: "Dinosaurs," "Girl Power," "Princesses," and "Superheroes." Meanwhile, Netflix is also aiming to distribute in select Asian locations, like Japan or South Korea, by the end of 2012.
  • By Maggie Lange
  • |
  • August 17, 2011 11:45 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Email Updates