NewTeeVee breaks down what it costs to make a webisode. According to Chris Albrecht, " A good starting point to create a web series, according to a number of producers we asked, is about $1,000 dollar per finished minute."This doesn't add up to the terms of the deal between the AMPTP and the DGA (which was featured on the DGA's website): "All original content above $15,000/minute or $300,000/program
18 January 2008 09:19 | From Here to Awesome Film Festival
FROM HERE TO AWESOME IS A NEW DISCOVERY AND DISTRIBUTION FESTIVALACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS STARTING JAN 10th.From their website:The festival’s goal is to create a direct connection between filmmaker and audience. There are NO submission fees for filmmakers. FHTA attempts to create multiple revenue opportunities for the festival filmmakers by providing a platform that enables distribution across multiple
18 January 2008 08:36 | Four Eyed Monsters
Filmmakers Arin Crumley and Susan Buice present a production and distribution case study for their indie movie Four Eyed Monsters which was marketed primarily through video podcasting.
18 January 2008 02:20 | John Bowman
In today's episode, we head out to the picket line in front of Fox Studios to speak with John Bowman, Chair of the Negotiating Committee for the WGA. Recorded Wednesday 16 January 2008.Bummer Alert: Equipment malfunction not too long after we began rolling. Edited in such a way as to indicate when it happened and to continue where it made sense to cut back in. I apologize for this…it was a bummer
As posted on both the DGA's and the AMPTP's websites, both sides have reached an agreement.On the AMPTP’s website, the formal statement read as follows:The agreement between the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and the Directors Guild of America establishes an important precedent: Our industry’s creative talent will now participate financially in every emerging area of new media.
Kara Swisher of All Things Digital got this killer interview with Mark Kvamme from Sequoia Capital (the $$$ behind "Funny or Die").
In this episode I visit the picket line at Warner Bros. Studios and meet up Jennifer Glickman from The Big Bang Theory, Bennett Tramer from Saved By The Bell, and Maria Elena Rodriguez from Kingpin. It's worth noting I've interviewed all these beautiful striking writers in past episodes. Recorded Monday 14 January 2008.CreditsProducer/Host: Tanja BarnesMusic: "Ay Mambo" by Falikavailable on Magnatune.com
16 January 2008 17:29 | Voices4Action
From Voices4Action.orgEach week Voices4Action! looks to the future, to be an incubator for ideas about how new media will impact the art of story-telling and the business of entertainment.
16 January 2008 00:31 | GoggleBurn
From GoggleBurn's website:You know they’re out there: Hot videos, hiding in obscure video sites that you’re too busy to ferret out yourself. Cool video clips stashed in remote corners of the web that you’d probably never find. Internet TV…Online Videos... call it what you will, it’s out there and you’re hungry for it. And that’s why the net gods created Goggleburn. Host Nick Douglas
16 January 2008 00:01 | Winnie Holzman
In today’s episode, I went to the picket line the day when Warner Brothers laid off 1,000 employees and spoke with Winnie Holzman the creator of the television series My So-Called Life. It’s worth noting that I interviewed Winnie’s daughter Savannah Dooley only a few weeks ago. Recorded Monday 14 January 2008.CreditsProducer/Host: Tanja BarnesMusic: "Ay Mambo" by Falikavailable on Magnatune.com
Watch Apple CEO Steve Jobs deliver Apple's his keynote address to Macworld 2008.From the Apple website: "See the video-on-demand event right here, exclusively in QuickTime and MPEG-4."Click here.
Steve Jobs announces "iTunes Movie Rentals" in his keynote speech at MacWorld. Below is from live blogger Ryan Block from EngadgetClick here to direct live blog link: http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/15/live-from-macworld-2008-steve-jobs-keynote/9:48am - Star Trek! I love the old Star Trek movies..." Chuckles. Blades of Glory: "Fun movie -- I can read about the movie, see the actors, directors..." shows