SCREWING THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY

So what is the MBA? Well the MBA stands for the Minimum Basic Agreement. It’s an agreement for the Writers guild of America. It makes sure the rights of the writers are met. Back in 2007 there was a strike as many of the workers weren’t getting paid any extra when their work ended up […]

IS DUBBING BOOMING?

According to the Oxford Dictionary, dubbing is replacing the original speech in a movie or television program with words in another language. In other words, dubbing commonly refers to a post-production process in which the actor’s voices are replaced with different voices from performers speaking another language. Dubbing first originated when actors had an unsatisfactory […]

Developer Abuse – How Game Designers Enjoy No Job Security

On September 21st, 2018, 250 employees working for the massive game developer Telltale Games were laid off, under what Telltale called a “majority studio closure“. With no forewarning or severance, hundreds of people lost their jobs and were given half an hour to leave the building, save for a small team of 25 workers that […]

Security Within Ever-changing Industries

As a senior in college, I have gotten used to the reactions I receive after being asked what I study. Heavily dependent on demographic, it’s usually one of two responses. The first is the exciting and refreshing reply of, “Wow that’s so cool! I know someone out on the West coast pursuing film.” While the […]

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 […]

Vertical Integration: A Timeless Strategy

When a viewer tunes into their favored streaming service to watch something, they may not realize the powerful strategy being used for profit. That strategy is called the process of “vertical integration.” In Jennifer Holt’s Empires of Entertainment, she refers to it as “ownership of all phases of a business from production to distribution and […]