Mega-Media Mergers Create Uncertain Future as we look into the AT&T-DOJ Antitrust Trial underway, plus how does Disney CEO Bob Iger deserve to retire in a few years to the tune of nearly half a billion dollars.
Plus, KOP interviews TV Producer and Sci-fi Author Darren Campo, adjunct professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business where he teaches in the Entertainment, Media and Technology Program.
KOP talk to Hollywood Studio Executive Lou Dennig, recognized with 4 Daytime Emmy Award nominations, and host of the upcoming podcast series, “Games, Gab & Gossip: TV Before Social Media Sucked the Life Out of Broadcast”.
Plus, @iHeartRadio Files Chapter 11, Wrinkle in Time takes a financial tumble, and KOP reviews Gringo and the Hurricane Heist.
KOP welcomes Oscar Nominated Blade Runner 2049 Sound Guys Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett about their sound work since Blade Runner and now with Blade Runner 2049.
Oscar-winning Re-Recording Sound Mixer, Doug Hemphill (also worked on Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), The Last of the Mohicans (1992))and Oscar-nominated Sound Mixer, Ron Bartlett ( The Fifth Element (1997) and Deepwater Horizon (2016) run Formosa Group, a full-service post-production sound company, serving independent and studio filmmakers and content creators.
Plus, the latest on the iHeart impending bankruptcy, MoviePass tracking your moves before and after a movie, and possible changes to iTunes.
Talking about moviemaking as KOP talks with one of the best and busiest cinematographers working today, Luc Montpellier.
Luc Montpellier is an award-winning Canadian cinematographer who shot Starz’s upcoming science fiction thriller “Counterpart,” starring J.K. Simmons. He has worked on CBS’ “Flashpoint,” Fox’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show” live tv event.
He has worked with household names including Sarah Polley Take This Waltz, Away From Her), Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul), and David Shore (the Good Doctor, House, Law and Order and NYPD Blue). Most recently, Luc shot the dramatic debut episode of Showtime’s “The Chi.”
Plus a preview of new movies (Death Wish and Red Sparrow), and tv shows (Unsolved and Krypton). Plus, Fox and FX lose Ryan Murphy to Netflix. The same Netflix set to crank out 700 tv shows and 80 movies in 2018.
Stick around at the end of the show to hear an epic rant by KOP regarding the impending Chapter 11 bankruptcy of iHeart Media. KOP addresses the audacity of the radio giant to not pay its debt or interest payments but rather award their CEO CFO and EVP an outrageous combined sum of $4 million dollars per quarter in 2018.
Pop Culture, Social Media and the Next Generation of Media as KOP speaks with Andrew Selepak, PhD (@aselepak) a University of Florida communications professor who is the director of a graduate program in social media.
We discuss the influence of social media and today’s pop culture on students in general and how he talks about those subjects with his classes, plus we learn about Andrew’s experience in corporate radio.
Plus, Black Panther pounces past half a billion dollars and we get a KOP review, the music industry faces its own #MeToo crisis, how record labels and musicians are tackling digital streaming and the back door method to film financing.