Indiewire’s editor-at-large Anne Thompson was at the Oscars and joins us to discuss the telecast, the show, and all the money and effort poured into the annual awards season. Thompson also fills us in on her new book “The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System”.
Broadcast television networks are finally catching on to what most of us have known all along; people over the age of 50 actually watch a lot of TV. In a never-ending pursuit to attract younger viewers, networks discovered that baby boomers make up a large portion of their audience.
Surely we’ll be seeing a lot more programming meant to appeal directly to this new found demographic.
‘Avant Gardener’ by Courtney Barnett
Courtney Barnett is an Australian singer/songwriter generating a lot of buzz thanks to her deadpan delivery of catchy, rambling lyrics.
The proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable has presented industry analysts with a number of complicated questions. Providing some of the answers is David Gelles, a business reporter for the New York Times, who joins us to provide background and insight into a transformative $45 billion deal that would combine the two largest media and technology providers in North America.
Warner Bros. has released a blooper reel for “The Lego Movie”.
In the spirit of not wasting any artifact of the production process, the filmmakers have turned what appears to be odd bits from voiceover sessions with their actors and turned them into a viral short just as funny as the movie itself.
J.L.M. Lauweriks. Alphabet, 1900. NAI Collection. Source flickr
As a theorist and an artist, Lauweriks exerted great influence on early 20th-century movements such as the Amsterdam School, De Stijl and the Bauhaus. He was also a key propagator of proportion theory and system thinking.