October 15, 2012 |
Twentieth Century Fox's head of digital distribution readily acknowledged the headline-grabbing trends buffeting the film industry - declines in DVD sales, the rise of low-cost movie rental and subscription services and the threat of Internet piracy. But Peter Levinsohn praised technology in a keynote speech Monday at Variety's Entertainment & Technology Summit in Marina del Rey. "All of these issues - fragmentation, a maturing DVD market, low-cost alternatives for entertainment, and theft - they're real.
September 11, 2012 |
Bob Lambert, a widely respected entertainment industry executive who played a pivotal role in the advent of computer animation, died of undisclosed causes Friday at his home in Glendale, his family announced Monday night. He was 55. Lambert served as senior executive in various departments at Walt Disney Co. for 25 years, helping to usher Disney into the digital era. While working for Disney Feature Animation, Lambert conceived a strategy for replacing cell animation with CGI production.
March 10, 2012 |
In the voice-over introducing his video "Kony 2012," Jason Russell tells a worldwide audience, "The game has new rules. " The human rights activist's words seem fulfilled by the phenomenal response to his video about the murderous African warlord Joseph Kony: More than 58 million views had been recorded just four days after its YouTube release Monday. But the response to the video also confirmed that every digital media sensation also invites a large, if not equal, reaction, with the Kony production provoking hundreds of video retorts, uncounted Tumblr posts, countless journalism critiques and millions of comments on Facebook and Twitter.
August 7, 2011 |
The classical music industry loves Nikita Pacheco. They don't know the 29-year-old graphic artist personally. But she represents their future and they're striking every note in their new digital media handbooks to please her. To many, digital media is the sound of salvation for classical music. To others, it's another power chord crushing the soul of the art form itself. Take the "tweet-cert" held by the Pacific Symphony last month at its summer home, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.
May 21, 2008 |
Peter Adderton, the wireless industry executive behind Boost Mobile and Amp'd Mobile, has joined with William Morris Agency to create a hybrid firm that seeks to combine the Hollywood connections of a talent agency with the digital media expertise of a technology consultancy. The venture, dubbed Agency 3.
November 29, 2000 |
Virtual International Community (VIC), formerly Venice Interactive Community, is hosting a panel discussion Dec. 6 on the emerging U.S. Latino digital media arena. The event, to be held at the Skirball Cultural Center from 6:30 to 9 p.m., is sponsored in part by LAredClub, a professional networking association launched in September for those working in digital media targeting the Latino market in the U.S. and abroad.