Big non-news from Apple for filmmakers. No new Apple TV. The lame update to the Mac Pro (no Thunderbolt, no USB3) had some speculating its days are numbered. But Tim Cook apparently emailed a concerned user to say a big update will come next year. Until then, Cook advises using the new Mac Book Pro with retina display.
Fat Kid Rules the World just made its $150,000 goal on Kickstarter – This is one of the movies chronicled by Lucas McNelly and I wouldn’t be surprised if he advised the filmmakers on this well-run campaign to raise money only for distribution. Note that you have to pledge $75 just to get a DVD.
Roger Ebert: Movies don’t stream themselves – Streaming gives access to hidden gems.
SplatF: If You’re Expecting The TV Industry To Just ‘Collapse’, Keep Dreaming – HBOGo and Netflix have been much discussed this past week, in anticipation Apple might be turning TV on its head. But that didn’t happen… yet. So for now, their competing business models are still the best game in town. This article makes some good points about why the industry is resistant to change.