Netflix angst

A whole lot of Netflix angst in the comments of these two recent articles about Netflix: The Netflix Backlash: Why Hollywood Fears a Content MonopolyNetflix plans to make half of its content original programming The gist of the Hollywood Reporter article is that Hollywood fears Netflix because Netflix is inserting its Silicon Valley ethos into […]

Manhattan real estate and the average edit suite

As a New York based postproduction supervisor I spend a lot of time looking at budgets, quotes, and invoices. So recently I started to wonder how the cost of real estate in Manhattan compares to Los Angeles. And longterm, does the rising cost of real estate, combined with the inflexible space requirements of postproduction, threaten […]

DISTRIBUTION U

The old world of making a film: I can’t do anything until I raise five million dollars. The new world: How can I start right now? With $50, $500, or $5,000. That was the most important lesson from Saturday’s very excellent Distribution U workshop held by Scott Kirsner and Peter Broderick at NYU Cantor Film […]