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Meeka Bondy’s practice spans the content lifecycle, from the ways that such innovations as AI, AR, VR, and MR influence content creation and development, through to the impact of emerging platforms, networks, devices and apps on content acquisition, licensing and distribution. Serving as a strategic business partner to clients at the intersection of media and technology, she draws on nearly 20 years of executive experience guiding entrepreneurial ventures and innovative transactions at global media and entertainment companies.

Sometimes the best learning experiences are local. After a quick subway ride on the 2 to Borough Hall, I walked into Brooklyn Law School (BLS) for its third annual Sports Law Symposium, presented each year by the Brooklyn Entertainment Sports Law Students and Intellectual Property Law Association. As a speaker and attendee, I was impressed by the substance and caliber of the completely student-organized program. Here are my takeaways from this year’s symposium, Sports Tech: A Sports Lawyer’s Playbook.Continue Reading Notes from the Field: Sports Tech: A Sports Lawyer’s Playbook, Brooklyn Law School Third Annual Sports Law Symposium

Hollywood is no stranger to artificial intelligence, or AI. Filmmakers have relied on AI for decades to enhance and accelerate their audiovisual productions. However, recent advances in CGI, VFX, and AI technology have combined to produce hyper-realistic, AI-generated digital humans that are both wowing audiences and alarming performers across the entertainment industry. AI has become a major sticking point in the stalled SAG-AFTRA negotiations, and celebrities like Tom Hanks find themselves battling a growing flurry of deepfakes they neither created nor authorized. Using AI to duplicate the voice or likeness of actors and musicians is testing the traditional boundaries of copyright and right of publicity law.Continue Reading Deepfakes, Digital Humans, and the Future of Entertainment in the Age of AI

Last week, we attended (and one of us presented at) Digital Hollywood’s first ever AI Summit, a one-day virtual conference centered on the profound impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the entertainment industry. The event shed light on the recent proliferation of generative AI and its transformative effects on content creation, distribution, and consumption.

The speakers discussed the challenges and potential opportunities that AI presents to the industry and what it means for the future of entertainment. Here are the key themes we heard at the summit:Continue Reading Notes From the Field: Digital Hollywood’s AI Summit 2023

Welcome to Today’s Most Disruptive Technologies! We kick things off with a Spotlight on Quantum Computing. Artificial intelligence (AI) may be all the buzz today, but the seismic impact that quantum computing could have on the future of technology far exceeds what any of today’s classical computers could accomplish within our lifetimes. Continue Reading Today’s Most Disruptive Technologies: Spotlight on Quantum Computing

Last week, we attended Digital Hollywood, a one-day, in-person conference that is part of CES and focuses on how technology is transforming the entertainment industry. The digital media landscape is evolving rapidly, fueled by strong engagement from consumers during the pandemic and the rise of disruptive new technologies. The Digital Hollywood speakers made keen observations about the current state of affairs, and provided inside-track predictions about what is to come.Continue Reading Notes From the Field: Digital Hollywood at CES 2023

We are back with Part III of our Top 10 Tech Trends in Media in 2022. Previously on Part II , we saw how content reigns supreme, fueling unprecedented OTT and FAST viewership and spurring record-breaking acquisitions. We finish off our top ten tech trends by focusing on a decidedly non-tech feature of the media industry—people. Here are numbers 8, 9 and 10 on our list.Continue Reading Top 10 Tech Trends in Media in 2022 (Part III)

We are back with Part II of our Top 10 Tech Trends in Media in 2022. Previously on Part I, technology took center stage, with the metaverse, NFTs and video games in leading roles, along with surprise guest, monopsony. We previewed that OTT and FAST were up next but in our next big story arc it is content that reigns supreme!  Here are numbers 5, 6 and 7 on our list.
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New Year’s Eve celebrations ushered in 2022 with a muted blare, as the Times Square crowd dropped from the usual 1 million revelers to a mere 15,000. We started out 2022 by launching our first Emerging Technology Trends Report highlighting 10 notable areas and addressing the technology itself, as well as how these developments have driven new legal and regulatory demands. The Consumer Electronics Show made a quiet splash after the omicron variant led major media and technology companies to cancel in-person appearances in Vegas. Digital Hollywood went virtual, staying true to its name, if not to its original plan. Fast-forward to the spring and the show did go on, with SXSW 2022 and other in-person conferences making a tentative comeback.
Continue Reading Top 10 Tech Trends in Media in 2022 (Part I)