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If this is the moment when the entertainment changes forever, it won’t be just because streaming won. This would also be because the total control is irresponsible.
Warner Bros., a Hollywood powerhouse whose films include the “Wonder Woman” and “Harry Potter” series, and “Casablanca”, said Thursday that all of their new films in 2021 will be revealed at the same time. In movie theaters and on its brother streaming service, HBO Max, My colleagues Brooks Barnes and Nicole Spurling wrote.
Before now, some new films have been available for us to watch at home in the United States, the day he made his theatrical debut. But never on this scale.
Warner Bros. said it had a movie-plus-streaming approach A temporary measure While the epidemic made some people wary of movie theaters. But don’t be fooled. It would be almost impossible to revert to the old ways of doing things, as Brooks and Nicole wrote.
You and your “Great British Baking Show” know why. “It’s about converting HBO Max to Netflix,” Brooks told me.
Traditional entertainment companies like AT&T, Warner Bros., Walt Disney and basically anyone who has ever made a TV show are trying to become Netflix and Fast. (Another factor from Warner Bros. has stated that Recode’s media writer Peter Kafka said, “Online movie releases were a weakness of the movie theater chain, Wrote about the urge to catch Netflix several weeks ago.)
But it is also important to understand a little-known motivation behind Netflix’s jealousy. This is not only about streaming of beating cable television companies and movie theaters. The Netflix model represents a complete reintegration of entertainment in self-contained kingdoms that control as much as possible from the first frame of a film’s shooting to the last pixel of a movie you watch on your phone.
Older entertainment models include continuous handoffs of control. A company that makes a film relies on a cineplex to release it and then rents its product back to video (remember them?), Movie download services, TV channels and other outsiders to ensure To do that it is seen.
This new method spreads with a group of the same. Instead, Netflix tries to control almost everything from beginning to end. It’s not there yet, and AT&T isn’t going with HBO Max – yet – but it’s the direction everyone’s headed for.
This is as Ford aspires to make every part that went into its cars, assemble the vehicles and sell them from a group of different suppliers instead of buying parts and going through car dealerships.
There has been almost nothing like before, and this is why this iteration of the entertainment industry is different from the history of big changes Hollywood had predicted his demise several times before..
To be frank, I don’t know if the Netflix-inspired self-contained Empire model would go away. Even Netflix has to borrow money constantly because it usually spends more cash every year than our subscriptions. But as every big entertainment company tries to control its fate, don’t realize what a big deal it is.
Google is not a common workplace
Timneet Gabru, a respected Google researcher, said he was fired after the company criticized minority hiring and the biases built into the artificial intelligence system, my colleagues Cade Metz and Daisuke Wakabashi. Reported.
(You can do this Read here Dr. Gebru wrote an email to a group including Google employees, and a Jeff Dean, who oversees Google’s AI work, wrote to the company.)
This is probably not because Google, Facebook or Amazon have more differences between management and workers than a restaurant chain or accounting firm. It is that Big Tech companies are not ordinary employers. The outside world pays more attention to what they do and what we should do.
These giant companies Set trend How everything from offices is designed to what workers are paid, and they needed Held to a high standard. Companies often say that Want and deserve extra attention, But I’m not sure they mean it.
When the babysitter wrote A 2017 article Regarding the analysis that found that Google paid male employees more than women at most job levels, the company’s HR head at the time told them: “I believe that Google is more in the shape of people It is because of our size or our prominence. I think, I think we are in the headlines. It seems a little unfair. “
I have not forgotten this quote. I think this executive was saying something out loud, which most of his peers believe, but keep on themselves. He was right that Google is in the headlines. He was mistaken that this is unfair.
The stock market price of Google’s parent company is approximately equal to Spain’s GDP. Therefore it is perfectly appropriate to attract the same attention as a large country.
Before we leave …
Spotlight on Big Tech Workplace: The federal government sued FacebookMy colleagues Cecilia Kang and Mike Issac wrote while alleging that the people of the United States were un-American in favor of foreign workers. This lawsuit, he said, shows that Big Tech companies American politicians are not in good grip Of either major party.
Can a little elbow make the internet good? YouTube said that this video will start sending people reminders before posting potentially offensive comments on Axios Reported. Many popular Internet services have tried such methods. Encourage people to think twice They may regret or share incorrect information before they post something. There is mixed evidence on whether it is working or not.
We love stores – to buy stuff that we bought online: Recode wrote why Amazon and other e-commerce vendors are Offering more options for people to return goods, Often in physical stores that compete with e-commerce merchants.
A couple in Australia returned home after a walk and found out Koala stick to their plastic Christmas tree. The koala was about to be pulled from his farm by a rescue team of very wild animals, but was moved outside a real tree.