Battle hots up over next generation DVD standard
Australian Financial Review (09/01/2007) p.39 Call No: DVD RESEARCH FOLDER; DVD RESEARCH FOLDER Author: Gliddon, Joshua Subject: INDUSTRY, VIDEO; BLU-RAY; HIGH DEFINITION DVD; SONY CORPORATION; TOSHIBA CORPORATION Summary: There are two DVD formats developed
– the Blu-ray disc developed by Sony can hold 25 gigabytes and 5 hours of high definition content
– The HD-DVD developed by Toshiba, holds 15 gigabytes and holds nearly 4 hours of high definition content
– Conventional DVDs hold a mere 5 gigabytes
Both discs formats are not compatible for the same playing systems which has created competition within the industry
– Warner brothers and Paramount are releasing discs with both formats.
– MGM, 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures are all releasing their material exclusively on Blu-ray.
– Universal has opted for exclusive release on HD–DVD
– Sony’s Playstation 3 has Blu-ray drives
– Microsoft Xbox 360 system has H-DVD; accessed from: Factiva. Dow Jones Reuters Business Interactive LLC. RMIT University Library. (14 May 2007). Notes: -- accessed from: Factiva. Dow Jones Reuters Business Interactive LLC. RMIT University Library. (14 May 2007). More info
The big picture : The fight for the future of movies / Ben Fritz
Boston: Eamon Dolan Book/ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
Call No: 210.31(73) FRI Author: Fritz, Ben Source: US Place: Boston Publisher: Eamon Dolan Book/ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt PubDate: 2018 PhysDes: xxv, 278 pages ; 24 cm. Subject: SONY CORPORATION; MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT; AMAZON; NETFLIX; IMAX; WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS; BUENA VISTA INTERNATIONAL; WARNER BROS.; FRANCHISES; STAR WARS [...] (US, 1977-2015) Summary: "The stunning metamorphosis of twenty-first-century Hollywood and what lies ahead for the art and commerce of film. In the past decade, Hollywood has endured a cataclysm on a par with the end of silent film and the demise of the studio system. Stars and directors have seen their power dwindle, while writers and producers lift their best techniques from TV, comic books, and the toy biz. The future of Hollywood is being written by powerful corporate brands like Marvel, Amazon, Netflix, and Lego, as well as censors in China. Ben Fritz chronicles this dramatic shakeup with unmatched skill, bringing equal fluency to both the financial and entertainment aspects of Hollywood. He dives deeply into the fruits of the Sony hack to show how the previous model, long a creative and commercial success, lost its way. And he looks ahead through interviews with dozens of key players at Disney, Marvel, Netflix, Amazon, IMAX, and others to discover how they have reinvented the business. He shows us, for instance, how Marvel replaced stars with "universes," and how Disney remade itself in Apple's image and reaped enormous profits. But despite the destruction of the studios' traditional playbook, Fritz argues that these seismic shifts signal the dawn of a new heyday for film. The Big Picture shows the first glimmers of this new golden age through the eyes of the creative mavericks who are defining what our movies will look like in the new era." -- Book jacket. Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-263) and index. ISBN: 9780544789760 Contents: A notes on sources ix -- Introduction: Groundhog Day-How franchises killed originality in Hollywood xii -- Part 1: How Hollywood got here -- The Odd Couple: Lynton and Pascal's glory days at Sony -- Reality Bites: How everything went wrong for the movie business -- Inception: The secret origin of the superhero movie -- Revenge of the Nerds: The rise of Marvel Studios -- Spiderman: Homecoming- why Sony gave up its most valuable asset -- Star Wars: The decline of the A-list -- A Star is Born: Netflix, the new home for movie stars -- Frozen: Why studios stopped making mid-budget dramas -- Trading places: How tv stole movies' spot atop Hollywood -- Part 2: Where Hollywood is headed -- The Terminator: Disney, the perfect studio for the franchise age -- The Producers: Creativity meets franchise managment -- The Shop Around the Corner: Amazon saves the indie film business -- Apt Pupil: China's shifting relationship with Hollywood -- Field of Dreams: Studio defectors and the future of nonfranchise films -- The Last Picture Show? More info
Bypassing a cinema near you : rise of machines means sequels go straight to DVD
Sydney Morning Herald (21/10/2005) p.7 Call No: DVD RESEARCH FOLDER; DVD RESEARCH FOLDER Author: Tadros, Edmund Subject: DVD, FILMS ON; SONY CORPORATION; DISTRIBUTION; SEQUELS Summary: Trend of studios 'cashing in' on a box-office success by making "low-cost home-viewing sequels. A number of films are mentioned, as well as the burgeoning DVD market in comparision with box office revenue. Notes: accessed from: Factiva. Dow Jones Reuters Business Interactive LLC. RMIT University Library. (14 May 2007). Quotations: -- Domenic Remond: Marketing Director Sony Pictures Home Entertainment - "It's for the rental market, for people who come in every week, and they need new product" - Budget's for straight-to-DVD sequels at Sony would "probably be about a quarter of the original's budget" - "when you run the numbers it makes more sense to us to take a strong product and take it direct to video"; -- List of Straight to Video sequels include a lot of Disney animation and newer flicks - Cruel Intentions 2, Cruel Intentions 3, Wild Things 2, Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough, Urban Legends: Bloody Mary, American Pie Presents Band Camp More info
"COLUMBIA PICTURES: SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY"
25 January 1999.
Global view to get Sony movie sales in focus
The Australian (26/09/2006) p.36 Call No: DVD RESEARCH FOLDER; DVD RESEARCH FOLDER Author: Woodhead, Ben Subject: SONY CORPORATION; DISTRIBUTION. DVD Summary: Sony plans to develop their global data warehouse project which will allow them to "track DVD (and other formats like Blu-ray and Playstation Portable UMD disks) sales in minute detail across its 61,000 titles." Goes into the ways this data will be useful for Sony in terms of marketing and costs. Notes: accessed from: Factiva. Dow Jones Reuters Business Interactive LLC. RMIT University Library. (put date - 14 May 2007). Quotations: -- David Cortese - Sony Picutres home entertainment CIO "We can now see revenue and returns on all the variants associated with a title" More info
The gross : the hits, the flops - the summer that ate Hollywood / Peter Bart
New York: St. Martin's Griffin, February 2000.
Call No: 210.31(73) BAR Author: Bart, Peter Edition: First Edition Source: US Place: New York Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin PubDate: February 2000 PhysDes: 337 p. ; 24 cm Subject: BART, PETER; INDUSTRY, FILM. USA; BOX OFFICE. USA; STUDIOS, FILM. USA; PARAMOUNT STUDIOS; TWENTIETH CENTURY-FOX; SONY CORPORATION; WARNER BROS.; UNIVERSAL PICTURES; SPIELBERG, STEVEN; ARMAGEDDON (US, Michael Bay, 1998); BULWORTH (US, Warren Beatty, 1998); DEEP IMPACT (US, Mimi Leder, 1997); HORSE WHISPERER, THE (US, Robert Redford, 1998); LETHAL WEAPON 4 (US, Richard Donner, 1998); MASK OF ZORRO (US, Martin Campbell, 1998); MULAN (US, Barry Cook & Tony Bancroft, 1998); OUT OF SIGHT (US, Steven Soderbergh, 1998); SMALL SOLDIERS (US, Joe Dante, 1998); SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (US, Steven Spielberg, 1998); SIX DAYS, SEVEN NIGHTS (US, Ivan Reitman, 1998); GODZILLA (US/JA, Roland Emmerich, 1998); THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (US, Bobby Farrelly & Peter Farrelly, 1998) Notes: A behind-the-scenes tour of Hollywood during its busiest season - where big-budget blockbusters can make or break a studio, and summer sleepers sneak onto the radar.--BOOK BLURB ISBN: 0312253915 More info
Naked Hollywood : money, power, and the movies / Nicolas Kent
London: BBC Books, 1991.
Oz pix pair wed best friend Sony
Encore (12 Feb, 1999) vol.17 iss.2 p.14 More info
Setback for Sony as battle rages over the future standard of DVD
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Spiderman's cult bigger than Ben Hur
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Visionhire to distribute Sony Videotex equip.
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