THE CW : ARROWVERSE

Every superhero fan loves it when their favorite superhero’s join forces to take down a greater evil. This is exactly what The CW has been giving audiences in the past few years with the tv shows “Supergirl” “Arrow” and “The Flash”. The CW which is owned by CBS have other shows that have become successful […]

Creative Industries & Their Citizens

While I did not fully grasp all of Jennifer Holt’s extensive Empires of Entertainment, I did find her commentary about citizens playing a role in shaping the future entertainment empires to be quite thought provoking. To me, too often I find myself forgetting that as a consumer of content, I have a direct role in […]

Cable Created the Indie Film

If you have ever watched Lady Bird (2017), Pulp Fiction (1994), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), or even The Breakfast Club (1985) then it’s more likely than not you know what an indie movie is. Nowadays, the idea of indie films or independent films draws a much larger audience than it use it. Whether the audience is […]

The Last of Us Work So Well Together

In 2013, Naughty Dog and Sony Computer Entertainment partnered together to create The Last of Us. It was a story driven game about a cynical, grizzled smuggler named Joel and his newest cargo, 14 year old Ellie, traversing a world ten years after a mutated fungus kick started the zombie apocalypse. Despite the familiar premise, […]

The War Never Ended

The war for control over the TV and movie industry has never stopped. Since the beginning of the industries the different studios have been fighting for control over the market. It’s just more evident now then ever. With the launch of many TV services such as Hulu TV, Playstation Vue, and YouTube TV it’s going […]

Mergers: A Strategic Weapon

In current years, merging and acquisition (M&A) activity in TV broadcasting and distribution has been searing up. Consolidation in these industries follow a cyclical pattern, with economic and regulatory policies accelerating or slowing down. A mixture of vertical and horizontal integration and conglomeration, more accurately describes the shifts in political economy and regulatory policy. Below […]

Blockbuster – Monopoly to Bankruptcy

One of the most fascinating demises of a company in my lifetime was that of Blockbuster. I remember as a child going to my local Blockbuster just a few minutes from my house and renting Indiana Jones for the hundredth time. I would still pace up and down the aisles pretending I might get something […]