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One way to think of the world of theatrical releases and TV schedules is as limited shelf space. There are only so many cinemas and so many slots on the TV schedule, so the odds of getting one are not that great. And now, with streaming being the preferred mode of viewing for many, the very notion of limited...
Sesame Street’s denizens, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and friends, are now part of the world’s collective psyche. To mark the show’s fiftieth anniversary and celebrate its recently announced collaboration with Apple TV, a review of the iconic American classic’s achievements and success. On March 21, 1968, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Ford Foundation, and U.S. Department of Education...
As Editor of French magazine Le film français, François-Pier Pélinard Lambert knows a thing or two about global trends in film and television. Speaking at the Association québécoise de la production médiatique’s congress last April, Pélinard Lambert shared some insights with the attendees about the current state of the business. Here are some highlights. Over the top television: an insatiable...
A team gathered in a circle, someone standing next to a board, a pile of Post-its, a long list of ideas. That’s the image we have of a classic brainstorming session. This highly productive creative method is undoubtedly the most widely known. However, it has also become the most trivialized, often even perceived as the sole way of resolving...
String Theory (noun): A cosmological theory based on the existence of cosmic strings. Supersymmetry (noun): Predicts a partner particle for each particle. It all started with Vali Fugulin, a producer and designer with a big passion for knitting and arts and crafts, who had the creative spark that set the project in motion. Then Émilie F. Grenier, a narrative...
In its 2018 Communications Monitoring Report, the full version of which was released last February, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), among other data and extensive analyses, provides an answer to the question asked in a recent post on CMF Trends: Is linear TV really dead? Not yet, insists the CRTC: “Even though Internet-based services are becoming more...
Futur et médias Podcast: MUBI
Chances are your video streaming platform of choice keeps tabs on your viewing habits, including your favourite genres, actors, and directors (and plenty of other things, too) in an attempt to serve you up more of what you like. And while many OTT services do tend to typecast subscribers this way, there are others who let you see things...
Next year will mark Netflix’s tenth anniversary in Canada, and its presence has had the effect of a bomb on the country’s audiovisual landscape. Return on the consequences of its arrival and the efforts that followed suit. Founded in 1997, Reed Hastings’s company quickly recorded explosive growth. Initially nothing more than a DVD rental service, Netflix imposed itself as the...
After a decade in the making, podcasting has finally reached the mass market thanks to an audience that has been experiencing spectacular growth. Based on the projections of the Ovum research firm, globally and by 2023, more than one billion people will be listening to at least one podcast per month. Imagine if all of those people contributed to...
The proliferation of screens and platforms coupled with the blurring of boundaries between content and marketing have led to a flowering of new opportunities for content creators. It seems like every week there’s another company outside of the conventional TV, film and ad agency business launching a content studio. Among the most recent high-profile examples: Canadian e-commerce giant Shopify expanding...
Futur et médias podcast episode 5: Wookey Films on francophone youth content outside Québec
What happens when two acclaimed documentarians leave the comfort of their normal framework and think up a youth TV series that dives into the lives of Manitoba’s francophone teens? The short answer is something like hit French-language show Comment devenir adulte, by brother-and-sister duo Jérémie and Janelle Wookey. The pair joins host Catherine Mathys for a chat on experiencing...
#Facebook, #Twitter, #Instagram, #Youtube, #LinkedIn, #Hashtag… Mastering the art of the hashtag is certainly a must to develop an audience and gain its loyalty… In fact, it would be more appropriate to claim that it’s a good start given developing an audience now indisputably depends on much more complex strategies, such as a discoverability strategy. It has even become...
Up to now, the video game market has been to a large extent spared by the great wave of dematerialization that has disrupted all cultural and creative industries over the course of the past decades. Other than a vast movement of consolidation through mergers and acquisitions, the distribution model and the actors in place had not yet experienced their...
Font size, design as well as the amount of text displayed on the screen may have a major impact on how effectively subtitles work in a video game. Here are 12 golden rules to offer players the best possible experience as part of your next project. Although they are often added in haste during the production stage, subtitles play a...
During the presentation he made last January 24 at HEC Montréal, Éric Scherer, France Télévisions’s Director of Innovation and Future Media, advanced that public broadcasters would have no other choice but to adapt quickly to new technology and consumption realities or they would be at risk of disappearing. Among other things, they are called upon to rise to several...