I can see many filmmakers in the future saying, “God, I wish we were shooting on film still.” Those discussions will probably always be around, but I think the fact is that digital is going to be around to stay because it actually makes sense and people seem to be embracing it.
We talked with Neil LaBute about new distribution platforms, film vs. digital and more.
Consumers should want this because right now the studios are only relying on their own data, making for poorly researched greenlight decisions. Studios should want this because they will be able to access their competitors’ data as well as their own. And the data companies should want this because it will maintain their relevance and hence increase their revenue in this new content ecosystem.
The Entertainment and Digital Media Executive discussed the future of Big Data and the need to change the system at the TIFF Doc Conference.