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The Problems With Streaming (and Solutions)

There is never good news when discussing streaming platforms — at any and every level, at any and every event — at trade conferences, in print, in C-suites, and on (…)

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By |June 20th, 2022|Categories: WaterCooler|1 Comment

NATPE Miami Becomes NATPE Global, and Faces Universal Challenges     

On May 25, NATPE reps organized a visit to a potential NATPE 2023 venue (as exclusively reported by VideoAge in December 2021) in Nassau, The Bahamas, for 11 people from (…)

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By |June 16th, 2022|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

An AFM Preview 140 Days Ahead

Last month, the American Film Market (AFM) marketing department sent a note to all potential exhibitors and participants to announce that, for its first in-person market since 2019 (before the (…)

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By |June 13th, 2022|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Q&A With MIP Africa’s New President Sisanda Henna

MIP Africa’s debut is set for August 24-26, 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa, thanks to RX Africa, part of the RX Group, which organizes, among other TV markets, MIPCOM (…)

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By |June 9th, 2022|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

A Book to Explain VideoAge’s New Front Cover Story

While reading the recent review of a new book in the New York Times Book Review, we at VideoAge‘s Water Cooler started relating it to the status of the current (…)

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By |June 6th, 2022|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

The Task of Replacing Old Media

In the past, new media could not replace or displace old media. Audiocassettes didn’t replace vinyl records. Even mp3 and streaming sound failed to fully replace vinyl discs, which are (…)

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By |June 2nd, 2022|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

L.A. Screenings 2022 PhotoReport

The 15 photos in the carousel below don’t do justice to the hectic activities of the most recent L.A. Screenings, which started with the Upfronts in New York City on (…)

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By |May 25th, 2022|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

L.A. Screenings 2022: Into Streaming’s Den

The indies’ portion of the L.A. Screenings at the Century Plaza has concluded, and the content-buying contingent moved to the studios’ lots, starting with Paramount and NBCUni on Saturday, May (…)

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By |May 23rd, 2022|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

The L.A. Screenings 2022: An Assessment

And they’re off! Well, technically, the indie portion of the L.A. Screenings 2022 actually started yesterday (Wednesday, May 18). It will continue until tomorrow, before being taken over by the (…)

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By |May 19th, 2022|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Sabbatical Ent.’s Production Slate, New Partnership

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the founding of Miami, Florida-based Sabbatical Entertainment, a producer of tailor-made content, with the range and capacity, both in production and distribution, to (…)

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By |May 16th, 2022|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments