If any Berliners were wondering if the city was getting its tax euros' worth at SXSW, this is a photo of the Berlin stand at the trade show, where high technology, film, and music from Berlin all had their representation. There were a few people at the stand, mostly talking to each other, and a Continue Reading
Archivos por mes: Marzo 2012
Publicado el Marzo 28, 2012 por Ed Ward
Publicado el Marzo 21, 2012 por Ed Ward
I was wandering among the hectares of trade show at SXSW, astonished at its size and the amount of money all these companies had put into the effort of promoting themselves, when someone dressed in a costume of some sort (including their head, so I wasn't aware of their gender) handed me another piece of Continue Reading
Publicado el Marzo 20, 2012 por Ahorn
By Andrew Horn
A few months ago I was substituting for the regular Variety correspondent here in Berlin and I turned up a small story about how the German tv station, ProSieben, had bought the American tv series New Girl.
It didn’t seem like a very big deal - a lot of what one sees on Germany Continue Reading
Publicado el Marzo 17, 2012 por Ed Ward
Innocent young woman menaced by Glomper; her life saved by the device in her hand. The person accompanying the beast told us that Glomper "means something in Russian." Now, no *way* that goes on my computer!
Publicado el Marzo 15, 2012 por Ahorn
By Andrew Horn
I remember once reading what I thought was an amusing quote by Joseph Campbell which was something about how he thought computers were like religion - you expect them to solve all your problems but in fact they drive you crazy.
The same could be said for the whole so-called digital filmmaking thing. That Continue Reading
Publicado el Marzo 14, 2012 por Ed Ward
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- I don't have the final figures (I couldn't: this is being written Monday as registration is theoretically still going on, and so far there have been 15,000 last-minute walk-ups), but it now appears that SXSW Interactive is outdrawing SXSW Film and SXSW Music. Not surprising, considering that the ubiquity of the digital Continue Reading
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Publicado el Marzo 7, 2012 por Ed Ward
I stopped using pop music lyrics to guide my life long ago, but boy, I should at least have figured that Duke Ellington's "Take the A Train" would have some wisdom in it. Yes, folks, it stops at 59th St. going uptown and the next stop is Harlem: 125th St.
That's what I was thinking as Continue Reading