Disney: Growing a small business to a multibillion dollar franchise

Walt Disney created the first generation of Disney Princesses in 1937-1959, targeting girls and children while establishing the importance of ‘True love’s first kiss’ and ‘A happily ever after.’ The Disney Princess franchise is a media and toy-line owned by The Walt Disney Company. In 2001, Andy Mooney became Chairman of Disney Consumer Products, and created […]

The Alien that created careers

Anyone who aspires to make a career in the creative industries, especially in film, knows they need to have their big “break” to get noticed. Well, the Alien franchise may hold the best track record for giving directors their big breaks. Those directors now hold some of the most well known and decorated films under […]

Wong Fu Productions— Using Patreon to Connect and Suceed

  Meet Wong Fu Productions— an Asian American filmmaking group that creates web content with the help of us, the consumers. Using the crowdfunding platform “Patreon,” Wong Fu Productions is able to receive money that fans choose to donate in order to help fund the production. They in turn release special and unlockable content that […]

A Cinematic Pioneer

Garth Drabinsky set the standard for what we consider to be a modern movie theatre experience. He is the pioneer that used the separation between theatre exhibitions and distributors to his advantage in making theatres into his own spectacular experience. Historically, theatres were considered to be palaces, beautifully decorated and a place for the kids […]

Creativity & The Arts

Perhaps one of the greatest pitfalls in contemporary society is the absence of the arts and creative thinking in our psyche. To that end, Ken Robinson’s TedTalk really resonated with me, as did Austin Kleon’s presentation. I think the way the arts are presented to people is completely misconstrued. Math and the sciences are important, […]

Creative Precariousness

  Considering that “creative work and creative workers are of vital importance to economic growth in post-industrial economies, via the addition of creative and cultural value to national innovation systems” (Bridgstock et. al 335), is it safe to assume that graduates with a background in the creative fields will find well-paying jobs? Not necessarily. In […]

Creative Careers: What Are They?

What counts as “creative?” In 2018, it seems that creativity is in every sector of every career. The more businesses incorporate digital affordances into their work, the more creative freedom they have. We can design, edit, and stylize like never before. Of course, creativity is not limited to the Digital Age; any history class can tell […]