Sunday, March 23, 2014

Technology Redefining the Meaning of Television

By Jessica C. Northey

An investigative report into the new generation of television. To show how technology develops exponentially with the equipment used for broadcasting, cable and specialty networks into cloud-based content to outsource to mobile devices. 

Read full report here.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Calling All Video Game Fans!

Have you played or interested in playing the 80's original video game called "Hotline Miami"? I'm looking for people who are fans of the game. I'm an intern for the company, representing the Director, and they asked me to find people who play the original game. I worked on the perks for this project and the copy/verbiage for the crowdfunding campaign.

We're looking for video gamers that are fans. We have crowdfunding campaign going to make this game into a film.

Please spread the word by using #hotlinemiamifilm

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Downfall for The Fast and Furious 6 Earnings Due to Online Piracy

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You may ask yourself what’s the big deal if social media doesn’t have protection against movies such as The Fast and Furious to be pirated and shared online? The problem is that it affects the U.S. economy. Albershardt says, “The less profit that is made by a movie, the less money a producer has to make his or her next film.  This results in fewer films being made.  The fewer numbers of films that are made, the fewer jobs [are available]. The fewer tickets or DVDs that are bought, the less taxes are collected.” According to The Journal of World Intellectual Property states that, “the spread of piracy is also attributed to the rapid growth of technology.” The rapid advancement of technology has outpaced lawmakers to regulate piracy issues.

Online piracy of entertainment media has a drastic affect to the U.S. economy. For example, the Institute for Policy Information (IPI) published an AP article pertaining to sound recordings piracy to the U.S. economy and states that, “As a consequence of piracy, U.S. federal, state and local governments lose a minimum of $422 million in tax revenues annually. Of this amount, $291 million represents lost personal income taxes while $131 million is lost corporate income and production taxes.”

In January 2012, at the State of the Net Conference in Washington, DC, Michael H. Posner, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor states, “We do not need to reinvent international human rights law, or our enduring principles, to account for the Internet. No deed is more evil – or more noble – when it is committed online rather than offline.” If it is illegal offline then the laws are the same for conduct online. For example, it’s not permitted by law to steal the movie reels from the theater just the same as you cannot steal movies online.

The blog article states that the film The Fast and Furious had a pirated version that online less than 24 hours after the premier was released nationwide. To minimize piracy of the film, Universal decided to release the tent pole film globally at the same time versus releasing the premier in the U.S. first. In an interview with Susan Albershardt, a Course Director at Full Sail for Entertainment Media Distribution, states that “…studios release tent pole films internationally, at the same time they release them domestically, to keep people in international territories from pirating the movie when it is only released in the US first.”

According to the AP article from, The Fast and Furious 6 film was released on May 17th in the UK and Ireland over a three-day period. In London, the film grossed $13.8M. The film was then release on May 24th (Memorial Day weekend) in North America and 59 international markets simultaneously.  According to the data from, the movie earned $135M domestically, $208M internationally at the box office.

Many foreign countries do not have laws to protect against piracy but this is slowly changing. Albershardt assures that the laws are changing over in the past few years due to piracy in foreign countries to protect the entertainment industry financially.  “I know that France and the UK have implemented Three Strikes laws against pirates with the penalty getting much more harsh after each strike.”

An scholarly article from the World Intellectual Property Organization defines 'Digital Rights Management' (DRM) as “a tool to protect digital products such as films, music, books and software from piracy.” The purpose is to develop technology to access film downloads easier online to prevent piracy.   

According to The Journal of World Intellectual Property, further research could explore the framework of ways to stop piracy for the “…end-user piracy, network externalities or commercial piracy,” specifically in the areas of music, film and software piracy problems. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What is a Multimedia Content Specialist?

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What is Multimedia

"Multimedia includes a combination of textaudiostill imagesanimationvideo, or interactivity content forms."

Multimedia Defined 

To learn more about the different types of Content Producers read this article

New Media Journalism

For my graduate degree, I am building up my blog site about my favorite subject, fashion! Fashion.Media.Gossip. blog. 

Free Download

According to, they believe every company should create a content culture from their employees. You can download their free marketing book giving advice about how they can help. 

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Commercial Acting

Insight Credit Union – Extra

Being an Extra on a production set is so much fun. It is my new hobby. Here is a fun commercial gig I was in that was booked from the Maile acting school, which is amazing and I highly recommend an education. Acting is not as easy as the great ones make it look.