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As viewership continues to increase each year for online streaming of film and television, Nielsen’s ‘Digital in TV Ratings’ measurement will include units from a broadcast network.
According to a company release, CBS will become the first network to include digital video viewing of its programs in its traditional TV ratings through CBS All Access.
Nielsen plans to report the subscription service’s viewership of live television in over 95 U.S. markets across Android and iOS systems on desktop and mobile devices.
My Feelings Matter
By: Dominic Richardson
An adaptation of ‘When Should You Tell? Dealing with Abuse’
Narrator: Mason as a high school student
Mason: student in middle school
Coach/Mason’s Dad: baseball coach/ Mason’s dad
Mrs. Bright: Director of the Child Safety Program
Kevin: kid in educational video
My Feelings Matter
(Lights up on a young man sitting on a stool in front of a video camera.)
Hi, my name is Mason. And this is my story. A story about feelings. Do you pay attention to your feelings? It’s easy when you feel happy. Like when you get a new bike or pair of shoes. Of course, everyone loves those kinds of feelings. But sometimes there are scary feelings. Scary feelings that hurt people. Once I had a scary feeling and someone made me promise not to tell anyone. Keeping it a secret made me feel bad. I didn’t know what to do.
(Lights up on Mason in a baseball uniform practicing with Coach)
It all started when Coach came over to play catch. Coach came over every week to help me get ready for the season, and we had a lot of fun. But one day things were different.…Continue
Social media has changed the way consumers purchase entertainment content and how they express ideas regarding creative works. Prior to MySpace, most internet users viewed media through sites dedicated to specific forms of art. Most had favorite pages for images, music and reviews of television and film. The popularity of Facebook and YouTube made it convenient for users to view articles, videos, and share original content on social media.
A recent study by Penn Schoen Berland reports 88% of survey respondents view social media as a new form of entertainment. The market research firm indicates the average weekly user behavior among millennials:
- 8 hours: Social networking sites
- 8 hours: Music
- 7 hours: Television shows
- 4 hours: Movies
- 4 hours: Video clips
The report found that 79% watch broadcast or cable television and use social media for sharing ideas regarding onscreen productions. An additional 41% use Twitter and Facebook to share thoughts during live broadcast and airings of scheduled shows. The report indicates the percentage of social media posts by genre:
- 56%: Comedy
- 46% Reality TV
- 38% Sports
- 26% Cable News
The study found that social media plays a significant role in helping viewers connect with articles, previews, behind-the-scenes content, and influence consumer behavior. 20% confirmed ads for entertainment found through social media had influence on purchasing decisions and 9% on comments and reviews.
The act of creating plastic art is seeded within the ability of a few talented people who transform tangible material into unique artistic creations. The multifaceted artist Marlen Ferrer is part of this exclusive group and her works manifest the magical process of transforming natural materials, colors and tar into compositions containing spiritual entities which convey feelings and emotions and are interpreted by the viewers according to their personalities. Her attraction to the beauty and perfection of nature, the ultimate artist, inspires her to combine natural vegetative elements in her sculptural works, creating female figures [2 m height] from palm fronds. The removal of the barriers between her personal life, feelings and emotions are reflected in the works represented in this catalogue which manifest the versatility of her expressive-intuitive amplitude. Statements about femininity, couples, struggles and ambitions are displayed in vigorous hand strokes with brushes and scalpels in various techniques on recycled paper or canvas. With force and assurance she paints, drips, floats and leaves her unique textural and chromatic stamp.
Her dynamic compositions are vigorous, sensuous and create a dialogue with the surrounding space. The white industrial oil paint and tar are applied expressively "alla prima" revealing the different hues of the tar, without inhibitions or boundaries, and become clear images when perceived by the viewer. The technique and quality of the works derives from her long experience as a teacher and therapist, observational abilities and the inspiration of the biggest teacher- ÔMother NatureÕ. Her sensitivity and empathy to the human condition [pschycologically] combine with her rich experience and her experimentalism to create a versatile topography. The importance of the textural…
Instagram plans to expand its advertising to 38 markets with a new 30-second video ad format.
By the end of September, the Facebook-owned service is set to expand its ad operation in several countries, including larger markets like Italy,Spain, Mexico, India and South Korea.
The company introduced two new ad formats: landscape-shaped photo and video ads with a “more cinematic feel”. Its new Marquee service allows brands to run large scale campaigns.
“Perfect for events like movie premieres and new product launches,” the company said on its corporate blog.
“People come to Instagram for visual inspiration, and advertising has the power to touch, inspire and move people,” explained James Quarles, global head of business and brand development.
Instagram launched its service in 2013 for a select number of advertisers in the US and UK; eMarketer projects the company to reach higher mobile display ad revenues than competitors in social media by 2017.
Comcast’s NBCUniversal plans to invest $1.5 billion for stake in USJ Co.-the operating company of the Universal Studios Japan theme park. The cable operator would join current shareholders Goldman Sachs Group Inc., MBK Partners Ltd, and USJ’s CEO.
“We see Comcast and NBCUniversal becoming more of a global company,” expressed Brian Roberts-Comcast chief executive officer. “This is the beginning of us making more global investments.”
After dropping its bid to acquire Time Warner Cable Inc., Comcast has been seeking growth in digital media in order to expand its global brand. Its recent investment in BuzzFeed expands digital content to its network and online properties.
Several projects scheduled to appear at the 53rd New York Film Festival have audiences from screenings at previous events including Carol (seen in Cannes, Telluride), Brooklyn (Sundance, Toronto) and Where to Invade Next (Toronto).
Universal’s Steve jobs, which had been showcased at Telluride before final editing, has been completed and will debut at NYFF.
Disney’s Bridge of Spies, a potential Oscar contender, will screen in Los Angeles and NYFF October 4.
Critics suggest nominees could include The Man Who Knew Infinity, which features award-level performances from Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel, Where To Invade Next for cinematography, and The Dressmaker for outstanding lead performances by Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth.
2015 Film Screenings:
Opening Night: The Walk
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Centerpiece: Steve Jobs
Director: Danny Boyle
Closing Night: Miles Ahead
Director: Don Cheadle
Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One
Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One
Arabian Nights: Volume 3, The Enchanted One
Director: Miguel Gomes
Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien
Bridge of Spies
Director: Steven Spielberg
Director: John Crowley
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Analysts predict the acquisition could help…
During award season the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences receives Oscar nominations for best Foreign-Language Film. The entries are features produced outside the US with mostly non-English dialogue. The Academy’s honoring of international works introduces audiences to productions from around the world, which reflects the medium’s diversity and global impact.…
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