The movie industry is at a crossroads. Record box office numbers are coming in with each summer blockbuster and the major Hollywood movie studios are posting stock market highs, but attendance is uncontrollably dropping as movie theaters lose audiences to television and on-demand streaming. Online services are seeing success using Big Data as a means to better understand their users. How can Big Data be used to help a movie reach an audience or change the way content is consumed? Can it also change the way the movies are made? If so, to what extent, if any, do we want technology impacting the art of the movies?
Colin Brown, Professor, Kanbar Graduate Institute of Film & Television, Tish School of the Arts, NYU; Editorial Director Slated
An award-winning film business journalist by background, Colin is a now member of the senior team of Slated, the equity film financing and networking platform that matches accredited investors with filmmaking teams. He also teaches "The Fut... More View all posts
An award-winning film business journalist by background, Colin is a now member of the senior team of Slated, the equity film financing and networking platform that matches accredited investors with filmmaking teams. He also teaches "The Future of Film" to graduate students at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where he works closely with its Cinema Research Institute as a board member. As Slated's Editorial Director, Colin oversees the creation of informational tools and educational resources that bridge the communication gap between the investment community and filmmakers closing deals. He is the author of the "Filmonomics" blog for the website and is a strategic advisor in Slated's international expansion plans. Prior to joining Slated, Colin was most closely identified with “Screen International”, the trade publication considered to be the leading business authority on the international film industry. As Editor-in-Chief, a position he held for a decade, Colin played a major part in transforming the title into a cross-media publication known throughout the film world. He launched the "Screen Daily" news service in 2000, and presided over the publication's push into film financing conferences targeted at global deal-makers. Colin has been Contributing Editor at “CNBC Business”, the international magazine read by more than 670,000 executives each month, where he spent three years writing across on a range of topics including film, media, technology, start-ups, cities, hotels, cleantech and the collaborative workplace. Colin remains a longstanding industry consultant for the Dubai International Film Festival. Just recently, Colin became a partner in MAD Solutions, a Cairo- and UAE-based creative consultancy that has launched a pan-Arab distribution company as part of plans to create the the first regional independent film studio. Colin's film business articles have appeared in numerous publications including “The Guardian”, “Conde Nast Traveler”, London's "Evening Standard”, “The International Herald Tribune” and “Filmmaker Magazine”. As a film critic, Colin has been invited on numerous film festival juries including that of the Sundance Film Festival - where he helped judge the world cinema dramatic competition in 2009. Less View all posts