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Aug 28

Warner CEO Bewkes: We’re going to “mine”  #DCComics  catalog for stories, franchises: http://bit.ly/1ql4DkX $TWXFrom the article:"No franchise has as much potential as Warner’s stable of DC superheroes.  #Batman  alone has earned billions at the global box office. He’ll team up with  #Superman  and  #WonderWoman  in 2016’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. In the meantime, fans can get their fill on TV. Here’s Bewkes explaining the opportunity:Warner will have 31 shows on broadcast networks, including at least two primetime series on each network and 60 shows overall across broadcast and cable. Now, what’s also really notable and unprecedented is that five of those shows are based on IP from DC Entertainment, including the highly anticipated  #Gotham  on Fox,  #TheFlash  on TheCW and  #Constantine  on NBC. That’s early evidence of Warner’s ambitious plans to further mine the DC catalog across our television, film, video game, and consumer products businesses.”More: http://bit.ly/1ql4DkXRelated genre stories:http://bit.ly/1BZLpYohttp://bit.ly/1racNM5http://bit.ly/1iW8WMMhttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/92m4/532ae9e2

Warner CEO Bewkes: We’re going to “mine” #DCComics  catalog for stories, franchises: http://bit.ly/1ql4DkX $TWX

From the article:

"No franchise has as much potential as Warner’s stable of DC superheroes. #Batman  alone has earned billions at the global box office. He’ll team up with #Superman  and #WonderWoman  in 2016’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. In the meantime, fans can get their fill on TV. Here’s Bewkes explaining the opportunity:

Warner will have 31 shows on broadcast networks, including at least two primetime series on each network and 60 shows overall across broadcast and cable. Now, what’s also really notable and unprecedented is that five of those shows are based on IP from DC Entertainment, including the highly anticipated #Gotham  on Fox, #TheFlash  on TheCW and #Constantine  on NBC. That’s early evidence of Warner’s ambitious plans to further mine the DC catalog across our television, film, video game, and consumer products businesses.”

More: http://bit.ly/1ql4DkX

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Aug 26

#SinCity2  flopped because audiences want something different from  #comicbookmovies  http://bit.ly/1BZLpYo $DISFrom the article:"The sequel to 2005’s Sin City is still a comic book adaptation, and we in the audience have a feel for what that should be like.Mostly, we expect a Marvel movie.And when I say, “we,” I mean everyday moviegoers. Any comic book fan who’s been in the hobby for a few years knows that some of the best material exists outside the domain of Marvel and DC, among the ranks of lesser-known titles from small publishers. In 1993-94, writer-artist Frank Miller’s Sin City series of anthologies were that kind of indie, published by Dark Horse Comics.In 2005, the first adaptation of that material — Sin City — earned $158.8 million in worldwide grosses, an impressive haul for a film that cost an estimated $40 million to produce and another $37 million to market and distribute. Nine years and $6.9 billion in box office grosses later, Disney (NYSE: DIS  ) and Marvel have redefined what it means to make a comic book adaptation. Nearly every hit has been …”More: http://bit.ly/1BZLpYoRelated articles:http://bit.ly/1vjHQdJhttp://bit.ly/1tiNutAhttp://bit.ly/1sStmz8http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8ZCK/532ae9e2

#SinCity2  flopped because audiences want something different from  #comicbookmovies  http://bit.ly/1BZLpYo $DIS

From the article:

"The sequel to 2005’s Sin City is still a comic book adaptation, and we in the audience have a feel for what that should be like.

Mostly, we expect a Marvel movie.

And when I say, “we,” I mean everyday moviegoers. Any comic book fan who’s been in the hobby for a few years knows that some of the best material exists outside the domain of Marvel and DC, among the ranks of lesser-known titles from small publishers. In 1993-94, writer-artist Frank Miller’s Sin City series of anthologies were that kind of indie, published by Dark Horse Comics.

In 2005, the first adaptation of that material — Sin City — earned $158.8 million in worldwide grosses, an impressive haul for a film that cost an estimated $40 million to produce and another $37 million to market and distribute. Nine years and $6.9 billion in box office grosses later, Disney (NYSE: DIS  ) and Marvel have redefined what it means to make a comic book adaptation. Nearly every hit has been …”

More: http://bit.ly/1BZLpYo

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Aug 19

More proof the  #GuardiansoftheGalaxy  franchise will provide a merch windfall: http://bit.ly/1tiNutA  #dancinggroot▼ Reshared Post From Tim Beyers ▼On the potential for the  #GuardiansoftheGalaxy  franchise: http://bit.ly/1sMe5ij $DIS $HASFrom the article:"All that changed in 2012 when "Marvel’s The Avengers" set a new all-time opening weekend record on the way to a $1.5 billion run at the worldwide box office. Marvel’s been on a winning streak ever since.Nowhere is this more apparent than in Consumer Products. Disney’s highest-margin operating segment has seen annualized revenue go from $2.425 billion in fiscal 2009 — right before the close of the Marvel deal — to $3.555 billion in fiscal 2013. The arrival of “The Avengers” heralded those huge gains in merchandising and licensing. “Guardians of the Galaxy” is positioning to do the same by introducing fans to heroes and villains they might never have seen before. “http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8QYz/532ae9e2

More proof the #GuardiansoftheGalaxy  franchise will provide a merch windfall: http://bit.ly/1tiNutA #dancinggroot

▼ Reshared Post From Tim Beyers ▼

On the potential for the  #GuardiansoftheGalaxy  franchise: http://bit.ly/1sMe5ij $DIS $HAS

From the article:

"All that changed in 2012 when "Marvel’s The Avengers" set a new all-time opening weekend record on the way to a $1.5 billion run at the worldwide box office. Marvel’s been on a winning streak ever since.

Nowhere is this more apparent than in Consumer Products. Disney’s highest-margin operating segment has seen annualized revenue go from $2.425 billion in fiscal 2009 — right before the close of the Marvel deal — to $3.555 billion in fiscal 2013. The arrival of “The Avengers” heralded those huge gains in merchandising and licensing. “Guardians of the Galaxy” is positioning to do the same by introducing fans to heroes and villains they might never have seen before. “

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8QYz/532ae9e2

Aug 16

Birthday reading. #winhttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8NoM/532ae9e2

Birthday reading. #win

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Aug 14

#IBM   #TrueNorth  is right-brain computing, and that could change everything for  #mobileapps  http://bit.ly/1nSJTNcFrom the article:"Pattern recognition is what sets the brain apart. As Modha puts it: "If we think of today’s von Neumann (i.e., traditional) computers as akin to the "left-brain" — fast, symbolic, number-crunching calculators, then TrueNorth can be likened to the "right-brain" — slow, sensory, pattern recognizing machines."Think about that for a minute. With TrueNorth, IBM isn’t going for speed or processing horsepower, but adaptability. Big Blue wants to build machines that learn.”More: http://bit.ly/1nSJTNchttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8L2G/532ae9e2

#IBM   #TrueNorth  is right-brain computing, and that could change everything for #mobileapps  http://bit.ly/1nSJTNc

From the article:

"Pattern recognition is what sets the brain apart. As Modha puts it: "If we think of today’s von Neumann (i.e., traditional) computers as akin to the "left-brain" — fast, symbolic, number-crunching calculators, then TrueNorth can be likened to the "right-brain" — slow, sensory, pattern recognizing machines."

Think about that for a minute. With TrueNorth, IBM isn’t going for speed or processing horsepower, but adaptability. Big Blue wants to build machines that learn.”

More: http://bit.ly/1nSJTNc

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8L2G/532ae9e2

Dead Poets' Society (Keating's Triumph) – Maurice Jarre

For  #BlackBerry ,  #QNX  and  #Passport  are keys to the future: http://bit.ly/1nQF07g $BBRYFrom the article:" … Diversify doesn’t mean ditching hardware altogether. Rather, Chen and his team are busy cultivating new QNX-based ecosystems for devices like the Passport to plug into. For those who don’t know, QNX is an operating environment that powers the BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system used by the Passport, as well as Internet routers, navigation systems, and NantHealth’s hospital network. It’s an ambitious strategy that calls for BlackBerry to win back the enterprise market one lucrative niche at a time."More: http://bit.ly/1nQF07ghttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8Klk/532ae9e2

For  #BlackBerry , #QNX  and  #Passport  are keys to the future: http://bit.ly/1nQF07g $BBRY

From the article:

" … Diversify doesn’t mean ditching hardware altogether. Rather, Chen and his team are busy cultivating new QNX-based ecosystems for devices like the Passport to plug into. For those who don’t know, QNX is an operating environment that powers the BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system used by the Passport, as well as Internet routers, navigation systems, and NantHealth’s hospital network. It’s an ambitious strategy that calls for BlackBerry to win back the enterprise market one lucrative niche at a time."

More: http://bit.ly/1nQF07g

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8Klk/532ae9e2

Aug 12

#TWD  has changed  #AMC  as much as it has  #ImageComics  http://bit.ly/1sStmz8 $AMCX From the article:"… AMC acquired The Walking Dead in 2010. Only this time, AMC didn’t negotiate with a studio, choosing instead to work directly with co-creator Robert Kirkman and his Skybound imprint, which publishes "The Walking Dead" comic books. AMC wanted to control production and distribution in order to earn income from licensing, syndication, and DVD, download, and Blu-ray sales. This was a prudent move, it turns out.According to data supplied by S&P Capital IQ, AMC national networks’ revenue nearly doubled from $776.5 million in 2008 to $1.485 billion in 2013 and operating income more than doubled over the same period. Zombies were chewing up growth wherever they could find it.Now AMC wants more, and that means owning more shows. Here’s what CEO Josh Sapan told analysts during last week’s second-quarter earnings call …”http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8IW6/532ae9e2

#TWD  has changed #AMC  as much as it has #ImageComics  http://bit.ly/1sStmz8 $AMCX 

From the article:

"… AMC acquired The Walking Dead in 2010. Only this time, AMC didn’t negotiate with a studio, choosing instead to work directly with co-creator Robert Kirkman and his Skybound imprint, which publishes "The Walking Dead" comic books. AMC wanted to control production and distribution in order to earn income from licensing, syndication, and DVD, download, and Blu-ray sales. This was a prudent move, it turns out.

According to data supplied by S&P Capital IQ, AMC national networks’ revenue nearly doubled from $776.5 million in 2008 to $1.485 billion in 2013 and operating income more than doubled over the same period. Zombies were chewing up growth wherever they could find it.

Now AMC wants more, and that means owning more shows. Here’s what CEO Josh Sapan told analysts during last week’s second-quarter earnings call …”

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8IW6/532ae9e2

Aug 11

On  #TMNT  the movie and other catalysts for  #Viacom  stock: http://bit.ly/VcRe3k $VIABFrom the article:"Like Time Warner and Walt Disney, Viacom depends on strong brands to help drive profits. To add to a portfolio that includes Transformers, G.I. Joe, and cable properties such as MTV’s Teen Wolf, in 2009, the company purchased the rights to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Today, that’s looking like a smart move.Despite substantial competition from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles conquered the U.S. box office with a $65 million opening weekend. Worldwide, the film earned an estimated $93.7 million, Box Office Mojo reports. A sequel is planned for June 3, 2016.”http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8Hua/532ae9e2

On #TMNT  the movie and other catalysts for #Viacom  stock: http://bit.ly/VcRe3k $VIAB

From the article:

"Like Time Warner and Walt Disney, Viacom depends on strong brands to help drive profits. To add to a portfolio that includes Transformers, G.I. Joe, and cable properties such as MTV’s Teen Wolf, in 2009, the company purchased the rights to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Today, that’s looking like a smart move.

Despite substantial competition from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles conquered the U.S. box office with a $65 million opening weekend. Worldwide, the film earned an estimated $93.7 million, Box Office Mojo reports. A sequel is planned for June 3, 2016.”

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8Hua/532ae9e2

Aug 10

On the potential for the  #GuardiansoftheGalaxy  franchise: http://bit.ly/1sMe5ij $DIS $HASFrom the article:"All that changed in 2012 when "Marvel’s The Avengers" set a new all-time opening weekend record on the way to a $1.5 billion run at the worldwide box office. Marvel’s been on a winning streak ever since.Nowhere is this more apparent than in Consumer Products. Disney’s highest-margin operating segment has seen annualized revenue go from $2.425 billion in fiscal 2009 — right before the close of the Marvel deal — to $3.555 billion in fiscal 2013. The arrival of “The Avengers” heralded those huge gains in merchandising and licensing. “Guardians of the Galaxy” is positioning to do the same by introducing fans to heroes and villains they might never have seen before. “http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8Giy/532ae9e2

On the potential for the  #GuardiansoftheGalaxy  franchise: http://bit.ly/1sMe5ij $DIS $HAS

From the article:

"All that changed in 2012 when "Marvel’s The Avengers" set a new all-time opening weekend record on the way to a $1.5 billion run at the worldwide box office. Marvel’s been on a winning streak ever since.

Nowhere is this more apparent than in Consumer Products. Disney’s highest-margin operating segment has seen annualized revenue go from $2.425 billion in fiscal 2009 — right before the close of the Marvel deal — to $3.555 billion in fiscal 2013. The arrival of “The Avengers” heralded those huge gains in merchandising and licensing. “Guardians of the Galaxy” is positioning to do the same by introducing fans to heroes and villains they might never have seen before. “

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8Giy/532ae9e2