Indiana Jones: The Influence for Adventure

Whether it be escaping a temple from a boulder or fighting off Nazi soldiers, nothing screams adventure more than the Indiana Jones franchise. It has always stood out as iconic for all that whip-cracking action. Indiana Jones is a household name, and people both old and young recognize it. With all this being said, it is […]

Has Back to the Future come to an end?

That is a question that many fans have been asking themselves for a really long time. The Back to the Future franchise craze started in 1985 with the release of the original Back To The Future movie. The science fiction-adventure comedy film not only became the highest-grossing film in 1985 but also became an international […]

The Hunger Games: A Showcase of Young Adult Anxieties

The media interests of those belonging to the young adult demographic have a tendency to appeal with the ethos, pathos, and logos associated with the generation of that age category. We see this within the trending smart phone applications, the binge-worthy Netflix series, and the films that actually get a 15-year-old Fortnite player out of […]

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 […]

The death of compact discs and domination of streaming services

The first commercial compact disc (other wise know as a CD) was created in 1982. According to Statista, CD’s were at their peak in the 2000’s with a total of $943 million in sales, however since 2008 CD sales have dropped year-on-year 9.6 million dollars– a total of 80% in the past decade since the innovation […]

High School Musical: Putting Energy into Synergy

  High School Musical (2006) captures the hearts of a wide audience. The film speaks to children and adults, music and film lovers, teen drama enthusiasts and many more audiences. This ability to capture the hearts of many, is an example of a film that takes advantage of a term called “synergy“. Jennifer Holt, the […]

The Illusion of Choice

The vertical integration of Disney purchasing 21st Century Fox connects well with Holt’s Empires of Entertainment.  Much like when Regan left office in 1989, today’s media industry is adapting through purchases and mergers.  Though mergers and purchases are frequent in today’s media environment, they are not always beneficial to the industry as a whole.   Disney […]