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Makers of TV shows and movies can sell shows direct via Google, opening up lots of potential. They could make a lot of money this way (low distribution cost, retaining the full retail selling price themselves), reach a vast worldwide audience instantly, and undercut any resellers of their movies/shows (shops, dvd postal services, existing movie download companies). This could also encourage smaller/independent tv/film producers.
When fast broadband tv comes along the TV Channels are going to be up against Google - providing lots of movies/shows whenever the user wants it.
......(Google) posted a job ad last week seeking a 'strategic negotiator' with experience in the "selection and negotiation of dark fibre contracts both in metropolitan areas and over long distances as part of the development of a global backbone network".
Dark fiber will have much demand from all the companies out there trying to cut into groundbreaking avenues for data transfers, archives and usage.
This movie database would be a great idea, not sure I want the job of data management though.
Most content-creation happens on the Mac platform, yet Google's video uploading tool is only available for Windows.
How the heck is *that* supposed to support the filmmaker?
As a creative professional I know a truckload of filmmakers, editors and animators. And they use Macs. I don't care why, you don't care why, let's not debate it -- but the point is Macs are the INDUSTRY STANDARD there.
But I saw, after I finished uploading, how they index and handle that stuff:
You have to add a transcript in a certain format of the movie, stating, what is said at which time elapsed...
Well, someone wants to talk about "blue widgets" and where to buy them in a movie? :-)
All in all, I have not tested the sales function now and I wait for my movie to be accepted. Let's see how that goes.
We wil l pay to You seventy percent (70%) of the gross revenues, if any, recognized by Google and attributable to such video playback of Your Authorized Content based upon the price you designate.(quoted with typos ;-)
Steve: I love this movie, i think it deserves an Oscar.
Martha: Oh yes, this really great movie should get a lot of Academy Awards. It has a really fantastic supporting cast.
Steve: Too bad this movie doesn't have Harrison Ford, Drew Barrymore, Reese Witherspoon, Demi Moore, Keanu Reeves, Christopher Walken, Sandra Bullock or Sean Penn in it.
Joe: Yes, I agree, it does deserve and Oscar, Oscar, Oscar, Academy Award, Academy Award, Best Picture.