July 11, 2007

Adapt This

    The current issue of BookForum explores the sometime murky world of adaption with a wonderful cross-section of contributions, including shorter essays by writers and filmmakers like Alexander Payne, James Ivory, Elmore Leonard, and Frederic Raphael detailing their experiences with adaptation. Phillip Lopate opens the issue with a rumination of the various intersections of […]

July 2, 2007

New Media Bulletin: July 2007

The News On July 5, CBS and RealNetworks announced that fans of Big Brother 8 will be able to monitor the Big Brother houseguests online 24 hours a day through a live feed from within the house. This Webcast coverage begins immediately after the first program of the season. RealNetworks provides the stream as a […]

June 1, 2007

New Media Bulletin 2

Online Video Streaming In March 2007, comScore estimated that 70 percent of U.S. web users streamed video. Approximately 126 million Americans streamed more than 7 billion videos online. YouTube drove the lion's share of the video streaming activity at the Google Sites property with 53.5 million unique streamers and 1.1 billion streams initiated. Yahoo! Sites […]

May 1, 2007

New Media Bulletin: May 2007

  CBS   In April, CBS announced the creation of the CBS Interactive Audience Network which will include deals with a host of online distributors including AOL, Microsoft, CNET Networks, Comcast, Joost, Bebo, Brightcove, Netvibes, Sling Media and Veoh. All content will be advertiser supported and free to the consumer. A rotating list within a […]

March 20, 2006

Guilds Veto ABC/Disney Proposed Rates for Digital Downloads

The Writers Guild East and west, the Screen Actors Guild and the Directors Guild of America responded swiftly to ABC's announcement that it would use the discounted home video rate to pay residuals for iPod digital downloads. In a joint statement WGA East and west affirmed their plans to pursue legal action for the violation […]