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Hollywood Studios’ Only Chance For Long-Term Survival

GO PRIVATE. There will never – ever – be enough growth and margin improvement to satisfy Wall Street. Maybe short-term the studios will get a bump by telling investors they are going to make 100 comic book movies over the next 5 years – but after…

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I Didn’t Realize ‘Community’ Fans Were Such Dorks

The internet is blowing up today on the news that “Community” will be exhumed and given a 15 episode Season 6 on Yahoo!’s video streaming service called Yahoo! Screen. This, I suppose, is a big get for Yahoo! because now people have heard of Yahoo! Screen….

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The Twilight Of The Katzenberg

It’s going to be a long summer for Jeffrey Katzenberg and DreamWorks Animation. It may just be the last summer those two names are associated with each other. Sure, they’ve got “How To Train Your Dragon 2” coming out. And, sure, it’ll do $500 million…

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People Enjoy Watching… Everything Online

Hey, there was a new survey by the Pew Research Center about what people like to watch online. Turns out – people like to watch pretty much everything… Comedy: 58% How-To: 56% Educational: 50% Music: 50% News: 45% This is a silly survey because it says…

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I’m Back

The first draft of my book is finished (more on that in the coming weeks) and I am back on the job here at OnMedea. It was an excellent summer with lots of quiet and lots of work. Other than the entire media spectrum going…

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The Emmys Are A Joke

I had to interrupt my summer hiatus (I’m working on a book so I haven’t been posting in this space for a few weeks) to say the Emmys Are A Joke. I’m not talking about the nominations – for the most part, it’s the same…

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The Integrity Of Golf?

The PGA and professional golf, in general, is an absolute joke. How many times during The Masters did we hear that Tiger Woods should withdraw himself from the tournament in order to protect the ‘integrity of golf’? This is such bullshit. First of all, the…

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Aereo Will Fail

Make no mistake – there is no chance Aereo will survive longer than two or three years. That’s a best-case scenario. Broadcast Networks are dying (it’s true) and will be dead in their current form within five years. In five years, who is going to…