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‘Arrow,’ ‘Awkward’ Exec Producers, YouTubers Talk the Impact of Social Media | Variety
“I wouldn’t say we let it drive plot points,” says ‘Arrow’ creator/EP Marc Guggenheim at Variety’s Entertainment & Technology Summit on the rolle of social media on his show. “I sort of treat it as market research. This is playing, this character is resonating, this moment wasn’t so successful. … I call (fans) the extra writer in the writers room. Not always the writer we listen to, but certainly a voice.”

‘Arrow,’ ‘Awkward’ Exec Producers, YouTubers Talk the Impact of Social Media | Variety

“I wouldn’t say we let it drive plot points,” says ‘Arrow’ creator/EP Marc Guggenheim at Variety’s Entertainment & Technology Summit on the rolle of social media on his show. “I sort of treat it as market research. This is playing, this character is resonating, this moment wasn’t so successful. … I call (fans) the extra writer in the writers room. Not always the writer we listen to, but certainly a voice.”

Why Technology is the Friend, Not the Enemy, of Hollywood  Like many Hollywood stories, mine started with Harvey Weinstein. Well, sort  of. In 2004, during my freshman year of college, I was lucky enough to land a summer internship at Miramax in New York. As a film school reject, this was the holy grail, and the closest I figured I’d ever get to a movie set. While there were no Marty or Leo run-ins that summer (though I did get a “hello” from Mr. Weinstein), lessons about the entertainment industry were abundant. Being a geek, one thing that stood out for me was the industry’s curious relationship with technology.
The true opportunity is in re-imaging the industry end-to-end: a record label will know the complete value and inventory of all its assets, even that rare recording of a lesser-known artist from 15 years ago. The supply chain of a film project could be rendered digitally so any change and event can be tracked by anyone, anywhere. Vast amounts of data can be gathered and crunched to make better decisions on where the market is trending for a new TV show. A new album would be available to every Internet user at launch. Transactions — directly from fans and consumers, not just through intermediaries — could be a major source of revenue

Why Technology is the Friend, Not the Enemy, of Hollywood
Like many Hollywood stories, mine started with Harvey Weinstein. Well, sort  of. In 2004, during my freshman year of college, I was lucky enough to land a summer internship at Miramax in New York. As a film school reject, this was the holy grail, and the closest I figured I’d ever get to a movie set. While there were no Marty or Leo run-ins that summer (though I did get a “hello” from Mr. Weinstein), lessons about the entertainment industry were abundant. Being a geek, one thing that stood out for me was the industry’s curious relationship with technology.

The true opportunity is in re-imaging the industry end-to-end: a record label will know the complete value and inventory of all its assets, even that rare recording of a lesser-known artist from 15 years ago. The supply chain of a film project could be rendered digitally so any change and event can be tracked by anyone, anywhere. Vast amounts of data can be gathered and crunched to make better decisions on where the market is trending for a new TV show. A new album would be available to every Internet user at launch. Transactions — directly from fans and consumers, not just through intermediaries — could be a major source of revenue

Vice News to Expand Online Network to 7 Countries with Local-Language Editions 

Vice Media, the youth-skewing media company that touts its non-mainstream street cred, announced that it will roll out local-language editions of its YouTube and Internet-based news channel in seven countries over the next six months. Vice News will launch in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, Brazil and Mexico, with editorial and video-production newsrooms in each country, the New York-based company announced at its U.K. upfront event Friday.

Vice News to Expand Online Network to 7 Countries with Local-Language Editions

Vice Media, the youth-skewing media company that touts its non-mainstream street cred, announced that it will roll out local-language editions of its YouTube and Internet-based news channel in seven countries over the next six months. Vice News will launch in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, Brazil and Mexico, with editorial and video-production newsrooms in each country, the New York-based company announced at its U.K. upfront event Friday.