Newsletters

  • Accelerating the Tipping Point

    Streaming services along with various direct to consumer business models have irrevocably changed the viewing habits and the behavior patterns of many, especially......

  • In Service of Story – Displaying the Future

    It’s all about story.  It always has been and always will be. Without good plot and relatable, compelling characters, stories cannot succeed critically......

  • The Rest of the Rest – CES 2017 – Marching Toward the Rest

    Steve Case, in his The Third Wave, a future thinking book built on the shoulders of Alvin Toffler’s The Third Wave, speaks about......

  • Marching Toward Tipping Point

    Hardly a week goes by without an announcement of a new media streaming service, from a new company, or from an existing company......

  • Looking for the Exit

    “What should my exit strategy be?” asked an entrepreneur with whom we were discussing various strategies and tactics to grow his business as......

  • Perspective on CES 2016

    It is always a snapshot in time as to what is occurring “now” as well as a look into the future of technology,......

  • Strategizing CES 2016

    CES is an enormous show.  More than 160,000 reportedly attended in 2015, a total that may represent the attendance cap for this year.......

  • Star Wars – The Stories Awaken

    It is not just the Force that awakens with the forthcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The world seems to be......

  • Disruption in Hollywood – Again

    Disruption in Hollywood – Again Disruption in any business can cause anxiety and other stress related ailments, real or perceived, if you are......

  • Chasing the New Normal

    May 2015 Chasing the New Normal We are in a period of rapid if not accelerating change in the way that content of......

  • Perspective on CES 2015

    February 2015 Perspective on CES 2015 – Sensor-Y Overload – the Interconnected Ecosystem It was a great CES again this year, from pre-show......

  • A Shift is Upon US

    July 2014 A Shift is Upon Us While the world of content creation and distribution is going through a major upheaval, it is......

  • Perspective on NAB 2014

    April 2014 Perspective on NAB 2014 Major annual industry conferences such as the National Association of Broadcasters Conference (NAB) and the Consumer Electronics......

  • Perspective on CES 2014

    January 2014 Perspective on CES 2014 CES 2014 was the largest ever in terms of floor space. The Internet of Things in prior......

  • Rooting for the Roots – Taking the Right Route

    October 2014 Rooting for the Roots – Taking the Right Route Many among us consider today’s rapid changes and significant number of high......

  • Perspective on CES

    January 2013 Perspective on CES CES 2013 was at once exhilarating, intriguing and overwhelming, in a positive way.  Walking through the 1.92 million......

  • Perspective on Nab 13

    April 2013 Perspective on NAB 13 The National Association of Broadcasters (“NAB”) 2013 conference has come to a close, but the discussion of......

  • Bracing for the Correction

    July 2013 Bracing for the Correction We often hear on the business news channels and in the business press about companies, industries, and......

  • Channeling the Universe

    October 2013 Channeling the Universe – Heading to the New Normal We are channeling the universe, literally and figuratively, working to determine what......

  • Breaking Barriers and Broken Windows

    March 2012 Breaking Barriers and Broken Windows Since the dawn of the filmed entertainment industry, there have been periodic changes to the ways......

  • Intensifying Innovation

    June 2012 Intensifying Innovation Innovation by its very nature has always been an intense process especially in the world of technology products and......

  • Futuring High Framerates

    September 2012 Futuring High Framerates The subject of high frame rates (HFR), 48 and 60 frames per second (fps), for both image acquisition......

  • Futuring TV – A Look Ahead

    December 2012 Futuring TV – A Look Ahead With the Consumer Electronics Show (“CES”) less than a month away, I have begun wondering......

  • Anywhere, anytime: Is 2011 the year we hit the tipping point?

    March 2011 Anywhere, anytime: Is 2011 the year we hit the tipping point? It is that time of year, the beginning of year,......

  • Monitoring the Maturation

    May 2011 Monitoring the Maturation At the recent Digital Hollywood, where I moderated 2 panels on 3D, I was asked how I would......

  • Staying on Top

    September 2011 Staying on Top It’s tough getting to the top, and even tougher to stay there.  Ask any Fortune 500 company.  Very......

  • Searching for the Grail

    December 2011 Searching for the Grail When it comes to innovative products, entrepreneurs have always been at the forefront. Yet many inventors who......

  • Frenzy in the Third Dimension

    July 2010 Frenzy in the Third Dimension By Marty Shindler History repeats itself. The lessons learned from history should never be forgotten. It......

  • Just Like 1998

    October 2010 Just Like 1998 It was just like 1998 all over again for me, at least sort of.  I was recently interviewed......

  • Entrepreneurial Spirits

    January 2009 Entrepreneurial Spirits Indeed, these are challenging times as we wrote in our most recent newsletter, and that was before a recession......

  • Passing the Stress Test

    March/April 2009 Passing the Stress Test Passing the Stress Test, the essay for this, the March 2009 newsletter, was initiated when I responded......

  • Curse of the Legacy

    March 2008 Curse of the Legacy It happens a lot this time of year.  Companies that prepared their calendar year budgets are now......

  • Have It Your Way

    July 2008 Have It Your Way Have it your way.  It is not always about burgers.  In this case, it refers to something......

  • Challenging Times

    October 2008 Challenging Times: Time to Reassess the Plan These are challenging times indeed.  The contracting economy requires new tactics and strategies.  The......

  • It Did Not Start Out This Way

    February 2007 It did not start out this way.  That is often the case with many things that we encounter in our personal......

  • Mostly Times, Many Timeless, Some Not

    May 2007 Over the years I have published numerous articles on business, management and other topics including concepts and trends the marketplace. Most......

  • Rejecting the Lifeline

    August 2007 Clients, business associates, friends, acquaintances and others have often asked all of us for advice, information and other potential remedies to......

  • Next Generation DVD Format Wars

    October 2007 Next Generation DVD Format Wars We are asked questions periodically by clients and prospective clients as though we had a crystal......

  • Tides of Change

    January 2006 Tides of Change The tides are changing in the ways that content is produced, distributed and exhibited and it is happening......

  • CGLand

    February 2006 CGLand In November 2005, I was honored to be invited to speak on Global Trends in Digital Content Production and Distribution......

  • iHollywood and Siggraph

    June 2006 iHollywood and Siggraph The last few months have seen a flurry of announcements from many of the studios, networks and a......

  • Film Financing Rule #1 – Be Prepared

    July 2006 Film Financing Rule #1 – Be Prepared Be prepared. It’s not just the Scout motto. It is something that we all......

  • Looking Back, Looking Ahead

    December 2006 For those of us who work in and around entertainment and entertainment technology companies, 2006 has been quite a year in......

  • BYOB—Be Your Own Boss

    January 2005 BYOB—Be Your Own Boss I am pleased to announce that I am going to participate in a Los Angeles Chapter of......

  • I Didn’t Know You Did That

    May 2005 I Didn’t Know You Did That The Shindler Perspective is currently approaching its 10th year of independent management consulting. We provide......

  • Digital Cinema—Reality ’05??

    June 2005 Digital Cinema—Reality ’05?? The Digital Cinema Society, of which I am a member of the Advisory Board, recently asked me to......

  • Digital Cinema and 3D

    September 2005 Digital Cinema and 3D When I wrote Digital Cinema – Reality ’05?? earlier this year for the Digital Cinema Society’s newsletter......

  • The Business of Computer Animation

    June 2004 The Business of Computer Animation Since the release and high profile success of computer animated films starting with Toy Story and......

  • The Future of Digital Studio

    October 2004 The Future of Digital Studio Working with and around digital technologies has been fundamental to the work in which I have......