Black representation in film and TV: The challenges and impact of increasing diversity

McKinsey & Company

New research reveals the barriers that Black talent in the film and TV industry faces, the economic fallout, and solutions for creating a more inclusive, equitable workplace. Diversity and Inclusion Media & Entertainment United States

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Marvel’s Endgame or How to Be a Superhero

The Fearless Marketer

Uncategorized Avengers Avengers: Endgame English-language films Fiction Fictional characters Films Films using computer-generated imagery IMAX films Infinity Infinity Gems Nanotechnology in fiction ThanosI don’t know about you, but I happen to be a Marvel movie superhero fanatic. I’m one of those weird people who has watched all 22 of the Marvel movies over the past 11 years, several of them more than once, including the latest, Endgame.

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Snowden Film "Citizen Four" Reveals How He Did It; Second Leaker Involved; Files on 1.2 Million People; Snowden Vindicated


Just screened tonight was the two hour film which will be released by the Weinstein Company this month. Please consider The Guardian article Citizenfour Review – Poitras'' Victorious Film Shows Snowden Vindicated. Citizenfour must have been a maddening documentary to film. The film is named for a pseudonym Snowden used with Poitras.) Once again I salute Edwards Snowden as an all-American hero. On second thought, make that an all-world hero.

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YOU are Your Own Superhero!

The Fearless Marketer

Uncategorized Alan Weiss Creative works energy English-language films Films God in fiction Human Interest Robert SuperI had a very interesting dream last night about a “Female National Super Hero” who supported us all through the coronavirus until things were better.

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How to Get Beyond Paralysis by Analysis

The Fearless Marketer

Uncategorized 11:59 analysis paralysis chair Christmas coach confusion despair English-language films Films Hospitality Recreation Hotels & Motels marketing paralyzed by writing stopped stuck worried worry writing a book You Got to MoveMy internal dialog started in 2008 when I decided to write another book to help me market my services. Here’s what my mind used to say: “Yeah, that’s a great idea for my second book! Let me think about it for awhile.”

Change Doesn’t Come Through Anger and Hate

The Fearless Marketer

Uncategorized Anger Edmund Burke But Emotions English-language films Ethics Facebook Film Good and evil Human behavior Rise: Blood Hunter Robert P.S. Remember United StatesThese days, the political landscape is incredibly divisive. I spent some time browsing through Facebook this past weekend and was surprised to see that more than half the posts were political in nature. And many were downright nasty, ridiculing those in the opposing political party.

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Measuring the Impact of #MeToo on Gender Equity in Hollywood

Harvard Business

Researchers analyzed film projects developed by Harvey Weinstein’s former collaborators after the movement began. Gender Diversity Digital Article

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Why sustainability isn’t the next digital transformation

The Source

Like a lot of people, I’ve had a great deal of time over various periods of lockdown and quarantine to listen to podcasts. One of my personal favourites has been Scriptnotes —a show that covers the inside secrets of Hollywood and the screenwriting profession.

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Milk? Seriously? The Perfect Response When Things Go Sour

David A Fields

Last week, an expertly trained professional gently removed the thin film of grime and buffed some new-age, uber protective coating onto my sedan. Sometimes things just go wrong. How you handle the situation as a consultant makes all the difference. For instance, one of life’s little pleasures is a freshly detailed car. And as I tootled down the highway, I couldn’t help but slow down and admire the deep, burnished glow of the metallic black hood.

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Developing a picture

Seth Godin Blog

That used to involve putting film or paper into a chemical bath. The goal of the bath was to uncover what was already on the film. You could have a small influence over what happened, but almost all the work involved setting up the shot in the first place.

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Seth's Blog: Create a vacuum, don't fill it

Seth Godin Blog

The goal of that short film or that sales letter or that invitation to a seminar shouldn't be to answer every question and completely describe what's on offer. Seths Blog.Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. About. Archives. Subscribe. Recent Posts. "Oh, Oh, thats just a hack someone put together.". The sophisticates. Q&A: Purple Cows and commodities. Colors or numbers? Words are hooks, words are levers. Mumbo vs. Jumbo. Death and Taxes, 2014.

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The 7 People Every Consultant Must Have On Their Team

David A Fields

Successful, independent consultants know the same thing (about consulting, not films). Successful, independent filmmakers know one person can’t make a movie. At a minimum they need a director of photography to run the camera, a sound person, a lighting person/gaffer (I’ve always wanted to use the word gaffer in a blog), plus a production assistant.

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How Brilliant Fearless Women Are Rewriting The Script In Hollywood

Simon Associates

And once again, women have been largely (and very noticeably) snubbed by the film industry. Sidelining women in film is a recurring pattern, not a one-off. Once again, it’s awards season in Hollywood.

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Fearless Women Leading Protests And Shattering Stereotypes

On the Brink

Kotes, a film production designer and activist. “We Photo courtesy of EPA, via Shutterstock. Smashing another myth again!

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Staying one step ahead at Pixar: An interview with Ed Catmull


The cofounder of the company that created the world’s first computer-animated feature film lays out a management philosophy for keeping Pixar innovative. Our Insights

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Smart people

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Smart people are everywhere in film. Loved this video which shows some of the ways films portray “smart” This includes: memorising things solving a Rubik’s cube being mean writing on glass and other things you shouldn’t write on never having to work on anything being smart at one thing makes you smart at everything If […].

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Academy Awards Episode: “Parasite” and “American Factory”

Harvard Business

Youngme, Felix, and Mihir celebrate Academy Awards week by discussing two of their favorite nominations: the film “Parasite” and the documentary “American Factory.” ” Economy Cross-cultural management Global strategy Audio

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Will strategy consultants (again) be the masters of the universe?

The Source

What the film tapped into, of course, was the public perception that consultants were arrogant know-it-alls, spotty business school graduates who felt they had the experience to tell captains of industry what to do. Thirty years ago, a documentary about consulting aired.

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CMOs—Now Is the Time to Assess Your Digital Skills


While many of the headline speakers at Cannes hailed from the creative communities of film, TV, and, of course, advertising, much of the festival’s real action took place around the booths of tech leaders such as Google, Facebook, and Tencent. Commentary Monday, June 27, 2016. The Cannes Lions festival, which wrapped up June 25, bills itself as “Eight days dedicated to the power of creativity.”

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Groundhog Day, Italian Style


Those who wish to understand Italian politics need only watch the American film classic “ Groundhog Day “ The movie stars Bill Murray who portray weatherman Phil Connors, an arrogant Pittsburgh TV weatherman who, during an assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, finds himself in a time loop, repeating the same day again and again.

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Getting the joke

Seth Godin Blog

” When we encounter a fashion, a film or some other cultural artifact that the critical establishment has celebrated, it’s easy to not understand it. “But why is this important?”

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How to Clarify Your Ideal Consulting Client

Consulting Matters

And once you get that clear, this is how you know you have enough clarity on your ideal client: If you were going to film a movie about your ideal client and you were the, let's say you were going to be the movie director.take the movie director test.

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Job Hub: Pixar Animation Studios Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

Two of its fourteen feature films – “Finding Nemo” and “Toy Story 3” – are among the 50 highest-grossing films of all time, while an impressive thirteen of the fourteen are in the 50 highest-grossing animated films of all time. Pixar, now a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation.

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How to Trust Your Gut and Find Your Path to Success with Kelly Collins-Lintz

Consulting Matters

” I was able to be in Atlanta on the very ground floor of what has now become one of the biggest film and television industries in the country. Kelly: We moved to Atlanta and that’s when I really got my start in film and television.

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United Breaks Noses: A Counter-Argument

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

In all three cases, "do-gooders with phones" thought the best way to deal with a situation they didn't understand was to film it and share it. We've all heard the story by now: United is cruel, because they body-shamed some little girls over their leggings. United is vicious because they beat up some old guy and dragged him off the plane. And American is just as awful because they almost punched a baby and took away his mommy's stroller. Oh, what a world!

Bonus: A game design history…

Seth Godin Blog

For no really good reason, I filmed this long riff about my experience with the early days of video and adventure games. Two videos for when you might have time. Probably more 1980s game history than you wanted to know.

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France Goes After Actor Salaries; Sunday Shopping "Reform" French Style


The Wall Street Journal reports In France, Popular Actors May Pay for Change in Funding for Films. 1, the Centre National du Cinéma, the government agency that funds film production, will shun films in which the pay to the star actors exceeds a certain percentage of production costs. The limit varies depending on the budget; it is set at 5% for films costing between €8 million and €10 million. In trade negotiations, the film subsidy has been targeted by the U.S.

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Writing from the pros

Consultants' Consultant

So get pro – here are some excellent tips from professional writers like Steven Pinker, Stephen King, and film and tv writers whose names you don’t know, but whose works you do […]. Consultants Consultant: If you send emails, write reports, web pages or brochures as part of your job then you are in fact a professional writer.

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Enter the orchestrator?

The Source

If we want a good example of where orchestration works brilliantly, it’s the film industry, where the full-service studios of Hollywood’s golden era, have given way to a much more fragmented environment in which the input of hundreds of highly-specialised firms is ‘orchestrated’ by a single production team. The key to success in the consulting industry, as it has been in films, is transparency. By Fiona Czerniawska. Clients want to have their cake and eat it.

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The True Spirit of Mr. Rogers

The Fearless Marketer

On Thanksgiving day, My wife and I went to see the Mr. Rogers film, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. This is one of those rare films that can create a shift in one’s perspective about life.

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Start with the easy tests

Seth Godin Blog

And if you want to make a feature film, figure out how to create a delightful three-minute short first. If you call tech support, it’s likely that they’ll ask you to turn your computer on and off.

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Looking to Drastically Reduce College Costs? Study Abroad!


My oldest son is studying film-making in one of Europe''s newest and most modern film schools, located right here in Tallinn, for 3,400 EUR total per year. By the end of his BA, he''ll be some 10,000 EUR in debt (I am paying some of his expenses), but has studied under internationally-known film-makers, has participated in several international film festivals with his own films, and has trained on cutting-edge equipment.

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The One Thing Most People Don’t Realize about Creativity

Billable Percentage

It was relegated to the weekend when I could escape from the daily grind of my work and channel the right-side of my brain to make cool stuff like webcomics, music, and films. For the longest time, I felt that creativity was some ethereal fairy magic. I particularly believed this at a point in my life when I didn’t get to spend a lot of my waking hours being creative.

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Blockchain Entertainment

Tom Spencer

Firstly, the film biz has always been high tech and since the early nineties only moving in one direction when it comes to digitalization. Those who thought film stock might actually stick around were quickly disabused of that notion even before Youtube. While the global banking behemoths rush in to the blockchain space, many industry verticals beyond banking are also exploring applications for this technology.

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Top Tips for Consultants on the go!


Oh and also, the film Up In The Air is a good film with George Clooney flying all over the world on his AA gold card as a type of consultant that is flown in to fire people from companies. The film comes with the sad message of travelling being pretty One of the major draws for people wanting to get into management consulting is the potential for a lot of travel.

Postmerger Integration Rejuvenation


Disney’s Frozen is not only the world’s most successful animation feature film ever but also the fruit of an ingenious “postmerger rejuvenation.” Perspective Thursday, June 16, 2016. An Academy award. billion in box office revenues. Millions of wide-eyed boys and girls. How so? In 2005, Walt Disney was lagging in creative output and commercial traction. It then acquired a small but fast-growing animation studio, Pixar.

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Misunderstanding quality

Seth Godin Blog

They thought that what would ensure their future was better fidelity film. And without a doubt, they delivered on the promise of ever better film stock, with all the things a professional photographer could hope for. As they gained market share, they doubled down on image quality, raising their prices to support cameras and film that would compete with Kodak''s leadership in fidelity. Kodak, of course, ruled their world.

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