"North America is home to some of the largest and most powerful content distributors in the world and exerts a massive influence over the global market with regards to product innovation and strategic experimentation." VOD collected your nominations and passed them along to a panel of senior industry judges who determined the ranking. Cue 50 VOD Professionals North America 2016!
Watching the Academy Awards last year, Cindy Robbins was struck by Patricia Arquette's acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress. After making the requisite round of thank-yous, Arquette went there: "It's our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America," she said.
Mass media’s influence on STEM careers for girls.
Mass Media affects the way we view ourselves and how we view the rest of the world. It presents us with stories and images that influence how we develop our basic beliefs about the world. A 2010 study from the Kaiser Family Foundation showed that children between the ages of 8 and 18 spent an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes a day consuming television and Internet media, that’s up from 6:21 in 2004. Children are spending nearly half their waking hours consuming media and that number is rapidly increasing with the proliferation of Internet-enabled devices.
Every month hundreds of startups in the United States apply to accelerator and incubator programs. Their hope is that acceptance will grant them access to the wise mentorship, industry connections and money that will lead them to the promised land. With a bit of luck they will scale, achieve profitability and rub elbows with other success stories like Dropbox, GrubHub or AirBnB.
That was some of the technical wizardry on display on Wednesday as the Walt Disney Co. staged a demo day for its Disney Accelerator program, in which startups are paired with studio employees for a three-month immersive mentorship program.