Sony Sells NYC Headquarters for $1.1B
Here’s yet another sign that Sony’s glory days are over, at least for now. It has agreed to sell its distinctive 37-story U.S. headquarters building at 550 Madison Ave. in March to a consortium led by commercial real estate company The Chetrit Group.
Redford, Sundance Officials Talk About Guns in Film
Does Hollywood play a role in gun violence? Asked that question on Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival’s opening-day press conference, event officials, including Robert Redford, were reticent to wade deep into the debate.
Fox Doubling Down on FX in Bet on Cable Nets
Fox Networks is planning to split its successful FX channel into two networks as part of a larger effort to enlarge its cable footprint.
Long-Term Storage at Storage Visions 2013
Panasonic has a Blu-ray-based storage system that looks interesting. Imagine 12 Blu-ray discs in the striped RAID configuration. The RAID gives the Blu-ray discs speed and competitive capacity.
Are Pixels Doomed?
Pixels – those little dots that make up all our video images – are hard to encode and push down pipelines, even with ever-increasing encoding efficiency. On the other hand, vectors are small and very efficient, but so far have proved difficult to apply to video content.
Four Studios Targeted in Class-Action Suit over Home Video Royalties
Fox, Paramount, Universal and Sony are alleged to have withheld millions of dollars in revenue from movies made in the 1970s.
Obama Calls for Research into Impact of Violent Videogames; No Mention of Movies or TV
President Barack Obama wants the federal government to fund research to look at the impact of violent videogames on users.
Why Thunderbolt Will Always Be a Niche Technology — Until It Dies
While on paper Intel's Thunderbolt technology is far superior to USB 2.0, the announcement that an updated USB 3.0 specification is on the horizon guarantees that it will never go mainstream.
DreamWorks Animation Ranked 12th Best Company to Work for in U.S.
Hollywood studios aren't known as easy places to work. But DreamWorks Animation once again has made Fortune magazine's list of the 100 best employers.
Eight Ways You Can Get Better in 2013
I’m not a big fan of all the New Year’s celebrations, but there is one thing I really enjoy doing, and that’s putting together my new Demo Reel for the year. You can see them popping up all over now, some people opting to call them their 2012 reel, others 2013. It’s not really important what you call it, but what is important is that your new reel looks a whole lot better than your last reel.