BEYOND STREAMING: LAW, TECH AND ENTERTAINMENT

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The 2017 IAEL white paper will focus on the entertainment law implications of the disruptive and evolving technologies which will provide opportunities for growth in the entertainment industries. We will consider the technologies driving new ways of consuming, creating and interacting with entertainment content and supporting innovation behind the scenes. 

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Digital Domain

Digital Domain creates transportive experiences that entertain, inform and inspire. Our company is a pioneer in many fields, including visual effects, livestreaming landmark events in 360° virtual reality, building situational awareness applications, creating “virtual humans” for use in films and live events, and developing interactive content.A creative force in visual effects and media applications, Digital Domain has brought artistry and technology to hundreds of motion pictures, commercials, video games, music videos and virtual reality experiences. Our groundbreaking visual effects appear in films such as “Titanic,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and recent blockbusters “Furious 7” and “Deadpool.” Our staff artists have won more than 100 major awards, including Academy Awards®, Clios, BAFTA awards and Cannes Lions.

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VR Headsets of the Future Might Be Made With Mirrors?

Article | June 4, 2020

Do you get headaches or feel nauseous while using VR headsets? About 20% of people do. Even if VR headsets don’t cause you physical discomfort, you might feel that your virtual worlds seem flat..That’s because they are flat. VR headsets using close-to-eye displays rely on lenses. While a lot of cool technology goes into them, they really work a lot like television or computer screens. Advancements like eye-tracking and autofocus try to fix these problems. But, they’ll never work. At least not according to Doug Magyari. Magyari and Immy, his company based in Troy, Michigan, believe that they have the solution: VR headsets that don’t use lenses.

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4 Stocks To Buy To Invest in Virtual Reality

Article | June 13, 2020

The virtual reality market has been hailed as the "next big thing" for decades, but VR has repeatedly disappointed consumers with mediocre hardware products and software experiences. But in recent years, a wave of refined devices narrowed the gap between consumer expectations and reality. The VR market's future has yet to be written, but investors who believe in this budding market should consider buying these four tech stocks. Sony's PlayStation VR is the best-selling VR headset in the world with over 5 million shipments since its launch in October 2016. That only represents a sliver of Sony's installed base of 110 million PS4s, but that foothold has encouraged developers to produce more stand-alone VR games and add-on experiences for PS4 games.

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VIRTUALIZATION

Marketing a game? Put enough focus on Discord and TikTok

Article | June 7, 2021

TikTok and Discord are essential channels for effective gamer targeting. MIDiA’s Q1 2021 survey states that weekly active user penetration of the two services over-indexes among mobile and console gamers the most of all tracked social media. This is similar with PC gamers, with the exception of Twitter ranking slightly higher than TikTok.

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MEDIA AND BROADCASTING

FILM PRODUCERS FLIP BARGAINING TABLE WITH UNIONIZING EFFORT

Article | May 21, 2021

Movie producers often find themselves negotiating with talent and crew members, and/or their production union representatives, over pay and benefits. But a group of 108 producers flipped the script Thursday in announcing they were looking to form a union of their own.Higher minimum pay and health benefits were cited as the two major reasons. While the group, called the Producers Union, boasts some heavy hitters such as Chris Moore (Manchester by the Sea) and Rebecca Green (It Follows), they made it clear that the traditional image of a Hollywood producer is misleading. Many are just getting by, project to project, looking for a breakout hit to up their quote. According to a survey released this year, 41% of producers made less than $25,000 in the pre-pandemic boom times of 2019. The Producers Union has developed a constitution with provisions for dues and diversity initiatives, with the aim of eventually negotiating a collective bargaining agreement with distributors and other film financiers. Previous efforts by producers to unionize have been thwarted by the courts and the National Labor Relations Board, according to Variety, as the NLRB saw them as supervisors and employers – which creates a high barrier to organizing.

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Spotlight

Digital Domain

Digital Domain creates transportive experiences that entertain, inform and inspire. Our company is a pioneer in many fields, including visual effects, livestreaming landmark events in 360° virtual reality, building situational awareness applications, creating “virtual humans” for use in films and live events, and developing interactive content.A creative force in visual effects and media applications, Digital Domain has brought artistry and technology to hundreds of motion pictures, commercials, video games, music videos and virtual reality experiences. Our groundbreaking visual effects appear in films such as “Titanic,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and recent blockbusters “Furious 7” and “Deadpool.” Our staff artists have won more than 100 major awards, including Academy Awards®, Clios, BAFTA awards and Cannes Lions.

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