The exodus of talent from Hollywood studios to streamers is stunning. We mapped it
First up this week is the L.A. Times excellent animation of the movement of talented individuals from traditional Hollywood Studios to the new wave of streaming platforms. This "exodus" includes talent from in front and behind the camera, not to mention the many business people who see the future with OTT.
Also this week hot properties like South Park and Creepshow are showing the value of having exclusive content on a streaming platform. Creepshow exemplifies why having exclusive critically acclaimed content on your platform is worth every penny.
“Creepshow is a breakout series that’s hit the trifecta for streaming services: Shudder members love it, critics love it and it’s driving record numbers of new subscribers,”
While South Park, Comedy Central classic, has 23 seasons of critically acclaimed content and a huge fanbase right out of the box. So it's no wonder that South Park is nearing a $500 million deal for its exclusive streaming rights.
‘South Park’ nears $500 million deal for U.S. streaming rights
‘South Park’ Nears $500 Million Deal for U.S. Streaming Rights - Bloomberg
This phone cover looks and reacts like human skin, but it's not as creepy as you'd think
This artificial skin may make your actual skin crawl but Skin-On by Marc Teyssier, a Ph.D. student at Télécom ParisTech, is a surprisingly fleshed out idea.
Some have expressed their aversion of Skin-On to Teyssier but he still believes the tech is worth exploring and has some compelling arguments.