A strong pov from Felix Salmon on what the thinks is the right play for the content industry right now:
Right now might also be a very brief window of opportunity for roll-up strategies. The idea behind such things is simple: if you have a powerful CMS, then it makes sense to take existing sites like, say, the Curbed Network and move them onto a more powerful system like, say, Vox Media’s Chorus.
via Content economics, part 5: news | Felix Salmon.
Wondering if the studios have the option of just sitting on the movies and releasing them on a later date. Unless they get leaked, unreleased movies should preserve pretty well for a few week or months.
Ticket sales rose in part because Hollywood crammed an unusually large number of big-budget movies into the summer, a period that typically accounts for 40 percent of box office revenue. Studios released 23 films that cost $75 million and up (sometimes way up), 53 percent more than in the same period last year.
The audience fragmented as a result, leaving films like “The Wolverine” and “The Hangover Part III” wobbling when they should have been slam dunks.
via Huge Summer for Hollywood, but With Few Blockbusters – NYTimes.com.