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Video Awards: Making a Market?

Video Awards: Making a Market?

Originally posted at Hacktivision. Why have awards? Award shows help media creators establish norms and values for audiences. They adjudicate quality, innovation, diversity and help raise awareness. The past two weeks have seen two big awards developments for professional web video: the IAWTV Awards held at CES January 12 and the WGA nominations. What about [...]

January 20, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Features 1

Is ‘Enlightened’ Enlightened? The Strange, Quiet Brilliance of HBO’s Dark Comedy

Is ‘Enlightened’ Enlightened? The Strange, Quiet Brilliance of HBO’s Dark Comedy

I recently texted a friend to complain about how overwhelmed I was by my lengthy to-do list — which included, incidentally, writing this blog post. Me: “My to-do list is never ending bleh.” Friend: “It always has been Marps. I’ve never met you when you told me ‘oh I’m so chill I got nothing on [...]

November 8, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized Comments Off on Is ‘Enlightened’ Enlightened? The Strange, Quiet Brilliance of HBO’s Dark Comedy

Hollywood Needs Will Smith. Why Doesn’t It Make Another One?

Hollywood Needs Will Smith. Why Doesn’t It Make Another One?

In yet another great exclusive report on the industry, New York‘s Claude Brodesser-Akner writes today that Fox has been having a bit of trouble starting production on two possible sequels to Independence Day, in part because Will Smith is not yet signed on to star. Money problems. Smith, who’s been absent for years but is coming [...]

October 27, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 4