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    The Shake Up of New Media: A Seismic Shift in Content Consumption

    On Nov. 12, Green Hasson Janks held its annual Entertainment and Media Forum. As part of the event, I had the privilege of leading a panel discussion entitled “The Shake Up of New Media: A Seismic Shift in Content Consumption.” Panelists included: Lindsay Conner, a Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, where he is co-chair of the Entertainment & Media Practice and leader of the motion picture, television, and digital content practice group; Roberto Orci, CEO of Acento Advertising and a […]

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      The Evolution of Independent Film at the Toronto Film Festival

      I recently attended the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for the first time. The festival attracts producers, distributors, buyers and sellers from around the world every September. This year’s event was attended by 473,000 film goers, 5,400 industry professionals and 1,200 journalists. TIFF is considered to be one of the top festivals and markets for independent film and has generated quite a bit of buzz over the years for such films as The King’s Speech, Moneyball, Silver Linings […]

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        How are media companies adapting to consumers canceling cable subscriptions?

        One of the key findings identified in our 2014 Entertainment and Media whitepaper was the prediction of accelerated cord cutting on the part of the consumer and thus the beginnings of a-la-carte channel offerings (aka over-the-top streaming) bypassing cable subscription. Less than a year later, this prediction is coming true. Nearly a quarter of American viewers in the coveted 18-to-34 demographic have either cut their cable or satellite services or never signed up to begin with according to an […]

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