Tag: movieshift

by Amanda Lin Costa

While documentary films have come a long way since 2004 when Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 became the highest-grossing documentary of all time, paving the way for feature documentaries to carry box-office clout, they still have limited theatrical release and struggle to find homes on network television. Video on demand and streaming have increased documentaries’ exposure […] more »

by Chris Dorr

Our mass media ecosystem relies on a constant flow of money to sustain itself in its present form. This money comes from many directions, including but not limited to TV advertising revenue, basic and premium cable subscriber fees, and movie box-office receipts. This revenue is gathered by various gatekeepers, who take a cut and then […] more »

by Chris Dorr

If someone were to have told you a few years ago that New York’s Metropolitan Opera would become a model for digital innovation, you would probably have laughed. Yet, that is what it has become. You might say that the Met is now laughing a bit itself — all the way to the bank. Now, […] more »

by Amanda Lin Costa

Last week in New York City, plaid-shirted twenty-somethings descended upon the IAC headquarters in Chelsea to partake in workshops, conversations, screenings and a free Biergarten at the Vimeo Festival While Vimeo might be a household name to most filmmakers, it certainly hasn’t reached the broad recognition that YouTube has. But with live events like this […] more »

by Gary Moore

I went to my first movie at 4 years old: “Mary Poppins“ at the Sycamore State Theater in Sycamore, Ill. It was one of those large theaters with lots of character about it. Beautiful blue lighting glowed along the ledges and pointed to the lavish velvet curtains that surrounded the screen. Dick Van Dyke, who […] more »