It's time for arts-related mobile apps to get micro, right down to the seat you're sitting in, and extend the storytelling experience through second screens. Mobile app developers have pushed the boundaries of ways users can extend their experience with entertainment content.
Copyright, union restrictions and creative license concerns are just a few of the hurdles brands face when thinking of ways to extend storylines or showcase behind-the-scenes activities through digital media.
In order to highlight what I find interesting in the digital media space, I've created a new Tumblr page.
I recently took part in a Q&A for Erica Moss, a fellow journalist turned digital marketer that I "met" on Twitter. It was a mutual fascination with reality television that first got us chatting. Outside of her professional work, Erica runs a blog that includes a series of posts featuring various digital people.
Then there is the current Broadway duo of Mandy Patinkin and Patti LuPone. Let’s just say, these Broadway stalwarts are making an effort to stay socially relevant.
Should Playbill, or any Broadway publication, be able to move beyond the mantra of "If you build it they will come," and focus its energy on creating an interactive, visually appealing, and interesting to manipulate iPad publication, future theatergoers will have something to look forward to while attending a show. Not everything Broadway-related has to be targeted towards the blue-haired matinee ladies.
After hearing about the new online venture VYou.com from a co-worker, I decided to give it a try.
Update per Engadget.com: We’re told this isn’t actually the Sam Mendes video calling ad, but rather an Apple promo video produced internally. We’ll just have to wait and see if Mendes can top these heartwrenching images of American beauty …
It's Friday night. 8 p.m. After scanning Facebook for last minute status updates from friends and scrolling through a nearly endless number of tweets, it's time to figure out what to do around New York City. My iPhone lights up with an alert message.
But, since my time as a Columbia University graduate student is long over, I no longer see the need to brand myself as a "columbia" kind of guy. My tweets are 90% entertainment based since I work as an entertainment journalist, not a trait easily associated with Columbia's journalism program.
Have I finally turned into a creature so vile that I typically can’t stand to look at? The dreaded and oh-so-annoying Hollywood enemy, the paparazzi. If you happen to spot a picture of ‘Heroes‘ and ‘Star Trek’ star …
Twitter has come to the forefront of mainstream media over the last two weeks following the political uprising in Iran. As an election became suspect of fraud, many Iranians took to Twitter so they could organize meetings and tell the world what was happening.