The new movie studios – $2.6 billion built from internet ads and online streaming

As 2012 rolls in…it appears the geeks have finally won. Multiple “internet-built studios” have announced they are committing big money to making movies and TV shows:

That’s $2.6 billion from internet based business, built off those digital pennies (instead of analog dollars). Plus, if you project forward growth looks strong for all three companies, while traditional studios are tightening their budgets 오디오 서프 다운로드.

The future is now?

The top 12 documentaries streaming on Netflix from their Chief Content Officer


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From 1967 to 1975, a film crew directed their cameras at major figures in America’s Black Power movement, generating hours of footage that remained unreleased for three decades 마이크로소프트 공식. Archival footage of Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver speak to the movement’s evolution while contemporary African American thinkers, including Harry Belafonte and Erykah Badu, reflect on their legacy 딩동뉴스 다운로드.
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PJ20 – Twenty years of Pearl Jam – directed by Oscar winner Cameron Crowe

Another awesome movie on Netflix.

Once in a while a film comes along that is clearly a labor of love. Pearl Jam Twenty, a documentary feature spanning 20 years in the life of Pearl Jam, lensed by Oscar winning director & writer Cameron Crowe is just such a film 다운로드.

Painstakingly culled from 30,000 hours of material collected across two decades, Pearl Jam Twenty provides an intimate look into one of the most influential bands of our time 설문조사 다운로드.

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I’ve started watching and it’s incredible, especially if you’re a Pearl Jam fan 체인지 다운로드. Chris Cornell of Soundgarden gives several interviews because he played a surprisingly strong role in the band’s success. Plus, you get early interviews of Eddie Vedder by the bonfire, the band outside the clubs, and so on 원피스 필름골드 다운로드.

Pearl Jam Twenty

Interview with Cisco Founder Sandy Lerner: The Difference between Weird and Eccentric? Wealth

Last night, I had the pleasure of seeing a screening of Something Ventured, a documentary that traces the genesis of some of the world’s most revolutionary companies, from Atari to Apple to Genentech, and the impact of venture capital on entrepreneurship. The film premiered at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival and features some legendary VCs who helped foster America’s start-up culture, encouraging an environment of risk that yields unprecedented rewards 다운로드.

The documentary is well worth the watch (it comes out on Netflix next year), giving insight into and a history of venture capitalism, but the highlight for me was the entrepreneurs, who had the vision and passion to create entirely new industries 퍼스트퀸4 리메이크 다운로드. A hidden gem of the movie is an exclusive interview with Cisco Co-Founder, Sandy Lerner, who is touted as the first female philanthropist to emerge from the Silicon Valley boom era 다운로드.

Lerner was ousted from Cisco (in very much the same style of Steve Jobs from Apple) at the age of 35, worth $170 million in stock options that she immediately sold dur download. The most compelling component of the one-on-one is the utter acerbity she still harbors about the ousting. Cisco was not a company she built and co-founded; it was a child she conceived, that was brutally ripped from her arms 다운로드. The interview is a telling confessional of how little money factored into her passion and ambition, which is an overriding theme for the entrepreneurs featured in the film 윈도우7 한글 64비트 iso 다운로드.

After the screening during the Q&A, the film’s producer acknowledged how much effort it took to persuade Lerner to do the interview and speak about her firing, then directed the audience to a recent and rare interview she did with FoxNews about sustainable farming 다운로드. Two highlights of the interview come in this admission from Lerner, “I got fired by the same guy who fired Steve Jobs” and her response when asked if she thinks she’s a bit eccentric:

I am now that I’m rich 다운로드. I used to just be weird.

Amazon Prime TV to battle Netflix

Do you order a lot from Amazon?

Do you also watch streaming Netflix?

If so, then you are the unlikely target of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos 다운로드.

On Wednesday, he posted a memo on Amazon’s homepage asking you to pay $79 to get unlimited two-day shipping and access to over 1,000 movies and TV shows postman. It’s a strange combination, I know.

But, maybe this is the ideal customer…

I do order a lot from Amazon and I love Netflix, so the offer was pretty tempting 바람의나라 연. After all it is only $8/month, matching what Netflix costs, without the S&H bonus, haha.

This subtle push by Amazon to enter the TV/Movie market could be considered a smart move 파워포인트2010 체험판 다운로드. The cable industry is one of the largest in America with advertising revenue alone at $27 billion. If you add in subscriber revenue the grand total is $94 billion (source NCTA, Dec 2010) 다운로드.

That’s a heavy market, but right now Netflix is the “big dog” and they are following Apple’s iTunes playbook for industry domination:

Back in 2003, Steve Jobs opened up the iTunes store with a few music companies signed on and hoped for the best 다운로드. Fast forward to today and the store has sold over 10 billion songs and brought in $1.4 billion in the last quarter (Q2 2011) 다운로드. It was a tricky path to success involving some cloak and dagger on Apple’s part. Offering the struggling music companies a new revenue source, while keeping the offerings limited enough to fend off any fears of lost CD sales 카드워즈 다운로드.

Netflix is now in a similar position offering the studios a new revenue source in a time of need (falling DVD sales). Only putting online what they can and patiently adding more over the months. CEO, Reed Hastings, has even gone on record as saying that they are not competing for TV subscribers (the equivalent of CD sales for the cable industry) 윈도우 8.1 순정 iso파일 다운로드.

Sounds awfully familiar…and everybody knows this is happening, but no one will talk about it.

Janko Roettgers (Twitter), my new favorite author, discusses this in his piece: Who are we kidding 다운로드? Of course it’s Netflix vs. cable.

Ask Netflix about cord cutting…“It’s not happening, it’s not anything we are causing, cable and Netflix are complementary.”…Cable and Netflix are competing for the same eyeballs, the same money…

We are at the point of no return. Blink an eye and Netflix is on top pulling in billions. Perhaps, that is why Amazon wants in…I just wonder if this free shipping gimmick will work.

Amazon has been known to make major off-beat investments, but even this seems weird.

Still, I am very close to signing up, so maybe it is working…