A MIPCOM Issue That Captures Our Era

If readers were to go through VideoAge‘s online archives they would probably be fascinated to see how the international TV industry has changed throughout the years. More often than not, (…)

By |October 5th, 2023|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Mark Ashbridge Explains a Social VAMedia  

From her VAMedia office in Los Angeles, Kristen Bedno, head of Content Partnerships & Acquisitions, North America, described the company before introducing VAMedia CEO Mark Ashbridge (pictured above).

“VAMedia is an (…)

By |October 2nd, 2023|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Talent Agencies Looking For New Roles

In early September, VideoAge sent out a query to talent agents and entertainment lawyers to explore whether the talent agency model has changed in light of the recent industry upheaval (…)

By |September 28th, 2023|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

How Much is Hulu Worth?

According to Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, the Santa Monica, California-based Hulu is worth $30 billion, thus valuing Comcast’s one-third stake at $10 billion.

When Disney became Hulu’s majority owner in 2019 (…)

By |September 25th, 2023|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

E.U. Regulators Teach U.S. the Ropes

How do we know if regulators are doing their jobs? Easy, we look at the number of charging and connecting cables for electronic appliances, specifically cellular phones and computers around (…)

By |September 21st, 2023|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

The “House of Gucci” Syndrome Hits the “Ferrari” Film

It is called the House of Gucci Syndrome, and it seemingly affects many movies in Hollywood. Named for the 2021 MGM film House of Gucci, directed by Ridley Scott, the (…)

By |September 18th, 2023|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

AI: What, How, and Why to Regulate

The benefits of AI are known — or mostly known — since it’s impossible to anticipate all of its future benefits. The abuses are also mostly known — and include (…)

By |September 14th, 2023|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

OTT.X Summit Takes Hollywood

“We have five people at the OTT Conference,” said Irv Holender, chairman of the Los Angeles-based Multicom, adding that “there are over 500 people at the Skirball Center in Bel (…)

By |September 11th, 2023|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Studios Fight with Cable for a New Vision

Fighting on three fronts could potentially be detrimental to Disney. On the western front, the studio is fighting both Hollywood’s directors’ union and the writers’ guild. The battleground is over (…)

By |September 7th, 2023|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Reality TV Casting Consultants Want to Be Loved

Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal published a half-page article about hiring a consultant in order to be cast on a reality TV show. This trigged VideoAge’s curiosity, so (…)

By |August 31st, 2023|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments