Nine Eleven Completes First Week of Production

Nine Eleven Completes First Week of Production

We are excited to announce that the first week of production on Nine Eleven, Thunder Studios’ latest feature film, is in the books. Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg lead an ensemble cast also featuring Luis Guzman, Olga Fonda, Wood Harris and Gina Gershon. The story centers on a group of strangers trapped in an elevator in the […]

Great content? That’s only the half of it.

Great content? That’s only the half of it.

The next ten years of wealth creation in media will equally be determined by mastery of emerging platforms. By Rodric David OVUM, a leading analyst house across converging media, telecoms, and IT markets, recently released its research analysis on the coming 10 years in the media business from the consumer perspective. Based on the content […]

Does Copyright Matter in the Digital Age?

Does Copyright Matter in the Digital Age?

By Rodric David Irving Azoff, famed entertainment executive and musician manger, intensified his campaign against YouTube with a barrage of tweets on June 22, including a declaration of his support for the initiative of 180+ recording artists who had recently published an open letter to Congress. The letter lobbies for an update to the nearly 20 year […]

Star Trek – An Inspiration for Creators

Star Trek – An Inspiration for Creators

By Rodric David I am a Trekkie! I’ll admit it, I am an unabashed fan of all things Star Trek and have been since I was a little boy watching the first series, created by Gene Roddenberry, starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. September 8, 2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of the premiere of the […]

Empowering Creators

Empowering Creators

The term content is broadly used in the entertainment industry to describe anything a consumer reads, views, plays, and engages with. Whether it is a blog post, short film, novel, or cute pet video, platforms exist for near seamless global distribution of that content to a potential audience. Distribution platforms such as YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, […]

THE BACKLOT: BAFTA BRITANNIA AWARDS

THE BACKLOT: BAFTA BRITANNIA AWARDS

By Rodric David BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, hosts an annual gala dinner to honor the achievements of distinguished individuals and companies in the entertainment industry. The Britannias were most recently held on October 30, 2015 at the iconic awards venue The Beverly Hilton. Thunder Studios was delighted to be a […]

Why Is Thunder Studios All In on a Gaming Future?

Why Is Thunder Studios All In on a Gaming Future?

Recently Mathew Ball wrote an extraordinarily well written article titled, “Fortnite is the Future, but Probably Not for the Reasons You Think” that provides some significant insights into why I have invested so heavily in a Gaming focused content future. The article can be read here. Ask yourself – How is it a game that […]

A Content Revolution

A Content Revolution

By Rodric David 9 June 2016 A tipping point was reached in 2015 when consumers spent more time engaged on mobile devices (198 minutes per day) than they spent watching programming on television (168 minutes per day). I find it extraordinary that this fact remains largely under reported in the mainstream media, as it is […]

Big Media is Missing the Big Picture, but it’s Not Too Late

Big Media is Missing the Big Picture, but it’s Not Too Late

Mathew Ball’s excellent article explores the failure of traditional media companies to recognize pressing risks to their businesses due to the upheaval in content distribution systems. The article makes the argument that technological changes are driving a wholesale shift in content distribution infrastructure. I’ve also addressed this topic in an article of my own.   Mr. […]