A Night in Night Vale

“And now for the weather”… my favorite part of each WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE episode. WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE (WTNV) is a 157-episode podcast. However, it also has stand alone live shows, books, and script collections all stemming from the WTNV universe. WTNV releases new episodes bi-monthly, and is available on all streaming platforms, episodes […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Endless Search for Market Control

Basic cable was a main source of entertainment, but there has been a shift in how one sources their entertainment and how they’re viewing it. Everyone has Netflix these days (or you have the login from a friend of a friend), streaming platforms like Netflix, HBO, Sling TV, Youtube TV, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc have […]