UE is a publication of Davis Brand Capital.
  • rss
  • feedburner
  • twitter
  • facebook
  • DavisBrandCapital.com

At Issue } essential reading

Can Hulu Save Traditional TV?

Chuck Salter
Monday, October 19, 2009

Even for Hollywood, where long odds and high stakes are staples of storytelling, the plotline is a doozy: A couple of old business rivals facing the threat of a lifetime agree to put aside their differences and join forces on a half-baked experiment that makes them laughingstocks. (We're thinking Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty.) And who do they put in charge? A young guy, a newbie to the biz. He promptly cleans house and hires an even younger guy who's halfway around the globe. These renegades throw out the rule book -- and they pull it off. Their idea kills. The naysayers feast on crow. This pitch meeting would not end well. Cue Ari Gold: Nobody'll believe it, not in a million years. Are you nuts? Get the %*#$ out of my office! Yet this is the tale of Jason Kilar and a company called Hulu, costarring the heads of NBC and Fox, with guest appearances by Andy Samberg, Tina Fey, Jeff Bezos, and Walt Disney.

Read entire article >>>

Categories

Recent Comments

twitter Facebook Add to Technorati Favorites Alltop, confirmation that we kick ass

Copyright © 2009 Davis Brand Capital. All Rights Reserved.