WORKBOOK PROJECT ON THE YEAR IN TECH, LONGWORTH GOES TO L.A. WEEKLY
A couple of quick links here. First, congratulations to critic (and occasional Filmmaker contributor) Karina Longworth, who becomes the new film editor at the L.A. Weekly. I’ll miss seeing her here in New York City, but I’m happy that I’ll be able to read her regularly via the Weekly. She replaces Scott Foundas, who became the Associate Program Director at Lincoln Center.
Second, a link to Filmmaker columnist Lance Weiler’s always essential the Workbook Project, which is just a little bit more essential this week with its “2009 in Tech and Entertainment” podcast. If you want a crash course on the technological forces that are reshaping our business, download and listen to this. It is a particularly information-rich conversation between Weiler, journalist and also occasional Filmmaker contributor Scott Kirsner, and venture capitalist Woody Benson. Subjects covered: the real-time web, geo locational services, emergent gameplay, transmedia storytelling, crowdfunding, augmented reality, DIY, 3D cinema investment, the impact of the Comcast / NBC Universal merger, Avatar and Paramount’s new micro budget division. I got a lot out of this podcast, which is really more about 2010 and beyond than 2009. Check it out.