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This is Real.

Anyone who doubts that the rise in online media will eventually mean dramatically lower value of cable and traditional television, wrap your head around this: In the 2nd Quarter of 2010, Cable and Pay TV lost over 200,000 subscribers. Today’s episode of...

Camera Assessment Series – the Results

Since I didn’t actually produce the entire physical camera test itself, and the PGA/ASC aren’t releasing the entire thing online (which was THE primary reason I volunteered 3 years ago – was that when we were done, everything would be open and...

Principles of Production

As the New Year gets off the ground, it’s time to codify some things that have been kicking around in my head for a bit. I’d love to hear some feedback from the net community about these, and hope they are a living document. This is a set of principles...

On In House Production – Second Thoughts

Well, after the better part of a year producing in-house for Networks, I can confidently say, I was wrong. Producing programming in-house does *not* save money for the Networks. In fact, in my experience, it actually seems to increase the cost of the programming....

Thought of the Day

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here – sorry about that. Been very busy with back to back shows. Here’s my thought of the day. It doesn’t matter one whit what your “corporate policy” against bribery is, if you are in a...

Interesting Television Production Trend

The last 6-10 months as we’ve seen cost cutting accelerate at networks, it’s interesting to see a new trend emerging. Some networks are moving more production in-house. Meaning, they’re taking more individual pitches, and fewer pitches from...

More info on the Camera Assessment Series

A brief trailer for the upcoming CAS presentation at the Produced By Conference. *fun note – I got to write Mr. Freeman’s VO… The presentation of the results should be interesting, hopefully the PGA will make it a priority to make the videos and...

2009 Camera Assessment Series

Back in December & January, I volunteered to work on a rather historic shoot being produced in conjunction with Revelations Entertainment, the Producers Guild of America, and the American Society of Cinematographers. As the PGA has finally started to release...

Artist as Marketer, Part 2

By the way, just to follow up on the Artist as Marketer thread I just posted, this is exactly what we did with our indie film, “Family.” In addition to the film itself, we (meaning the director, and myself as the producer) cut our own trailers, created our...

You Are the Marketer

As I’ve posted a few times about the realities of the evolving IP marketplace as dictated by the consumer and not the rights holder, Trent Reznor just keep on popping up with gems. This quote is one that terrifies most of the highest earners in creative...