Friday, August 20, 2010

Urban Media Festival...Keeping It Real

Here's a little preview from Cliff Mack of some of the topics we'll be covering 2 weeks from now at The Urban Media Festival in Austin, TX.

Not unlike Down and Dirty DV's sold out Indie Film Bootcamp event this past Spring, Urban Media Festival will be geared towards only the most practical of topics with a specific focus on how monetize your media making whether it's films, books, music or whatever.

From self-promotion strategies to climbing the entertainment industry career ladder or just improving the quality of your films, we'll be doling out "the real" in heaping helpings for anyone who wants to not just make media, but also make money making media.

Peep director, Cliff Mack, talking about how networking works in the industry...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

PEEP THIS: "The Goon" Trailer

Here's a funny-ass trailer for the new film, The Goon, produced by David Fincher (Fight Club) and based on the comic by Eric Powell.

It was unveiled at Comic-con earlier this summer and looks a little like an animated version of Zombieland if you ask me. And that's not a bad thing at all in my eyes, 'cause that movie was thoroughly entertaining and funny as sh*t, just like this trailer...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Got HBO...On Your Phone?

Are full episodes of current hit HBO shows and movies coming to cell phones and iPads near you?...Engadget thinks so.

The new media landscape (earthquake?) continues to shift beneath our feet and only the sure-footed may still be on their feet when all the shaking stops. Based on past moves, I'll bet HBO will come out the other side better than most, but I'm still mad that we can't get HBO shows on Netflix.

Read the Engadget Article HERE.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Star Wars Series to be Released in HD...Finally!

Blu-Ray and Star Wars fans alike can now rejoice in the release of all 6 Star Wars films in Hi-Def on Blu-Ray DVD.

(I know I recently declared the Blu-Ray DVD to be dead - and it's on it's way. But to be clear, it is still alive and well at the moment. I was just giving an early "terminal" diagnosis based on acute symptoms of advanced video streaming technology, the astronomical growth of consumer streaming and generally late timing.)

In the meantime, before Blu-Ray DVD atrophy starts to set in, Star Wars fans with a Blu-Ray player may own and enjoy it in glorious HD for the first time at home.

As for me, I already own it in standard def DVD and am not a mega-fan, so I'm gonna wait for the option to just stream it in HD from "the cloud" and watch it on TBS-HD any weekend it's on (which is about every other as far as I can tell).