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Digital technology has had a big impact on the creation of films, ranging from the latest cgi(computer-generated imagery)techniques to user-selectable alternative plot lines and narratives. Developments in technology also offer enormous potential for the creation of a wide range of new formats and associated interactive services, which can support advertising and merchandising. But the biggest impact is in the distribution of films, with big changes in 'release' windows, channels and pricing. These in turn have created both 'upstream' and 'downstream' challenges in dealing with content and performance rights issues, where existing contractual frameworks are now inadequate.

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Lovefilm Amazon deal approved by UK's OFT

Lovefilm's 'asset-swop' with Amazon has finally happened. The UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has cleared Lovefilm's acquisition of Amazon's DVD rental business despite significant earlier competition concerns. Under the deal Amazon is handing over its UK and German DVD mail order business to... More »

Monday, April 21, 2008

Creator of KateModern raises vc money

Eqal, the new name of the production company behind the pioneering online video series Lonelygirl15, has received $5 million in funding from various investors to develop more shows beyond its first franchise and KateModern in UK. More »

Monday, April 21, 2008

Apple's multi-prong strategy pays off

Apple's multi-prong strategy, hatched in the tough times from 2001 to 2003, is now paying off handsomely. In those difficult days when revenues stayed stubbornly flat, and margins hovered around zero, Apple re-invented its core Mac range of computers, and launched the iPod and iTunes to become a... More »

Monday, March 31, 2008

Film studios trigger Blu-Ray DVD win

Blue-ray is now set to become the industry standard for High Definition DVDs after Toshiba withdrew its HD-DVD format following decisions by the majority of the Hollywood studios to back Sony's format. The industry hopes this will lead to a surge in DVD sales but High Def currently accounts for... More »

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

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