Omari McCarthy

33 Flips | 5 Magazines | 5 Likes | 25 Following | 5 Followers | @OmariMcCarthy | Currently working as a Production Coordinator at Studio AKA on Hey Duggee //  Up and coming Animation & Live Action Producer // London, England

Can Netflix Slay The Mouse?

Disney is dumping Netflix and coming for the streaming giant with a pair of digital services. Can Netflix’s $7 billion content budget give it an edge?<p>In August, Disney sent a missile into the media stratosphere when it abruptly announced that it was creating a pair of digital streaming services: …

'Captain Underpants' and the New Push to Make Cheaper Animated Movies

Outsourced to Canada with a budget of just $38  million, DreamWorks Animation’s film is a radical experiment in low-cost studio animation. Is it the …

Pixar’s Ed Catmull On How Collaborative Competition Drives Success

Catmull says that Pixar and Disney are both competitors and collaborators, in ways that make all their films stronger.<p>The first thing you notice when you step into Pixar’s famed atrium is the awards case. Golden statues of every shape and size, dozens of them Oscars, quietly attest to the studio’s …

Walt Disney’s Creative Organization Chart | @Issue Journal of Business & Design

In 1943, five years after it was founded and during the height of World War II, Walt Disney Studios put out an organization chart to explain how the …

'Black Mass' Producers on Johnny Depp's Awards Plans, Tom Cruise's Power and Why Relativity Failed

With three pictures releasing in three weeks, Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson of Cross Creek Pictures take a breath to talk about handpicking their …

Disney is funding AI, robotic hands and gadget mind control

Disney has announced the participants in its second accelerator program.<p>They include companies working on 3D-printing bionic hands, controlling technology with brain waves and using AI to let you talk to your favorite characters.<p>The Disney Accelerator is run by Techstars and hosts 10 companies, …

The film industry is on the precipice of a fundamental shift

Electronic home video — which encompasses video streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, premium-cable channels like HBO and Starz, and on-demand programming — will generate $13.8 billion in revenue in 2018 in the US, compared to $13.1 billion in revenue for the cinema industry.<p>Electronic home …

BBC Radio 4 - The Business of Film with Mark Kermode, Getting to the Screen

Close to 700 movies opened in the UK last year. Blockbusters, franchises, documentaries, debuts, experiments, low-budget indies and beyond. It's never been easier to make a film and it's said there is an audience for everything. But what is the likely size of that audience? In the second part of …

Hollywood’s next big opportunity: Millennial moms

Hollywood is in a state of flux. 2014 was the worst year the US box office in almost two decades.<p>One way for the big studios to make up for some of their woes at the box office is through licensing their intellectual property. It has been estimated that sales of merchandise featuring Disney, …

The 30 Most Powerful Film Producers in Hollywood

Yes, the film world’s one-time cush deals can be seen these days only in the rearview mirror. But great content is still the secret sauce for the …

Spotify moves into video and podcasts with major media partnerships

Spotify moved to expand its service beyond music on Wednesday, announcing video content deals several major media conglomerates, including Comedy Central, ESPN, Adult Swim, BBC and NBC.<p>The video content will be short-form and many of the producers will also distribute podcasts over the service. The …

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The Untold Story of ILM, a Titan That Forever Changed Film | WIRED

No one wanted <i>Star Wars</i> when George Lucas started shopping it to studios in the mid-1970s. It was the era of <i>Taxi</i> <i>Driver</i> and <i>Network</i> and <i>Serpico</i>; …

Animation

Disney-Pixar's John Lasseter: 'It's very important for us to have female, ethnic characters'

Disney-Pixar chief John Lasseter has said the animation studio plans to release more stories featuring “female and ethnic characters” as protagonists.<p>Lasseter was speaking at the Cannes film festival after the world premiere of Inside Out, the new film from the studio behind hits like Toy Story, …

Animation

Snapchat Hires Fox Veteran Marcus Wiley for Original Programming

The messaging app began experimenting with original programming on its Snap Channel in January with shows including scripted comedy 'Literally Can't …

How Robert Iger's 'fearless' deal-making transformed Disney

On his second day on the job as chief executive,<p>Robert Igersteeled himself for a crucial presentation to the Walt Disney Co. board of directors.<p>Disney was still smarting from a hostile takeover attempt, a shareholder revolt and executive suite intrigue spawned in the sunset of the<p>Michael …

Are You Sure You Want To Be An Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurship isn’t as glamorous as you might think– many entrepreneurs report working sixteen-hour days.<p>Are people choosing entrepreneurship for all the wrong reasons? I’d say so. The recent attention given to famous entrepreneurs and the economic development successes of a few cities in the …

Google warns on tech disruption

Fullscreen Acquires Mobile Video Startup Supernova

Supernova is the developer behind video sharing app Viddy.<p>Digital media company Fullscreen announced Wednesday that it has acquired app developer …

The Cinematography of "The Incredibles" Part 1

Here is Part 1 of 3 on a case study of the shot compositions from Pixar's film "The Incredibles, I'll go over how the relationships of all the visual …

10 Must-Attend Tech Conferences in 2014

<b>6. Society of Digital Agencies Global Member Meeting</b><p>The Society of Digital Agencies is the premier group in the digital space. Every year it has an invite-only event for members to come and share best practices and experiences and to just talk about the state of digital. South By Southwest …

5 Lessons From Warren Buffett’s Office Hours

How does Warren Buffett paint the canvas of Berkshire Hathaway? He gave an Office Hours interview unpacking the how and the why.<p>It’s easy to have a mentor-crush on Warren Buffett: He’s worth $50 billion, he’s had friendships that have lasted decades, he leans in. For an hour this afternoon, the …

10 Lessons That We Hope 2013 Has Taught the Entertainment Industry

This past year was a killing ground, but also a proving ground. Huge, massively-hyped projects crashed and burned, but there were also some …

Hi Community!

Hi Community!<br>I'm currently looking for funding of my amazing new animated web-series. If you like what you see, I'd love for you to check it out and consider pledging! We've got awesome prizes for that kind of thing.<p>a brief synopsis:<br>Lovable nerd Derrik is recruited to star in a reality show where he is bombarded by sex 24/7. Over the full run of the series he becomes jaded, overly wealthy, and one major douche. Upon the brink of immorality, he is befriended by a genetic mutated bat-weasel that …

YouTube Channels Seek Audience, Advertisers Off YouTube

YouTube's top talent is on the move.<p>Once locked into exclusive contracts, a growing number of YouTube producers -- even those funded by YouTube as …

Minimum Viable Web Series

This post comes from Jeremy Campbell who's the Founder and President of Spidvid.<p>I love reading a book or two per month! I recently read The Lean …

Why Some Web Series Catch On And Many Don't

This article was published by Jeremy Campbell who's Founder and President of the collaborative freelancing website specifically for video and film …

Webseries, a lean start-up model that bypasses the gatekeepers and disrupts media standards

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Roubini vs. El-Erian: How Bad Off Is the Economy?

Lawyer For NFL Players Sidelined Permanently...True Chicago Style?

Chicago is a great city, a peculiarly American city. Carl Sandburg’s City of Broad Shoulders, it is the old and the new Mayor Daley, Studs Terkel and Mike Royko. It is an architect’s city, big, friendly and Midwestern.<p>But even long after Al Capone was taken down over taxes, Chicago seems to grow …