Are Old Equity Models Breaking Down?

A Barry Caplan/Digimediafinance.com exclusive:  I was prepping for a meeting with a serial Silicon Valley CEO about his new digital media venture this week when my thoughts headed towards some industry structure matters that result in the sorts of market inefficiencies we see in the story just below here: Scripts being “stolen” by studios. I […]

‘Stolen’ ideas big business in Hollywood

Original Story here: By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer Thu Nov 9, 3:29 PM ET “Pirates of the Caribbean.” “The Matrix.” “The Last Samurai.” “Broken Flowers.” “Amistad.” Success isn’t all these films have in common. Each was also challenged by a lawsuit claiming “idea theft” — a common Hollywood problem that lawyers say is likely […]

Media & Entertainment Counsel of the Year Awards

Century City, California The Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel today announced its nominees for the 2006 Media & Entertainment Counsel Awards. The nominees once again represented every aspect of the entertainment industry including filmed entertainment, music, sports, new media & technology, hospitality and location based entertainment. labor and employment and public entities/trade organizations.

Social sites becoming too much of a good thing

I have noticed this type of story likely accompanies every major new shift in technology. Social Networking has not yet come close to reaching a point where its conventions are well known and internalized by everyone. My comments are in italics, more comments follow the story, click on “Read the Rest of This Entry” for […]