The Ego Nickel

The landscape of the entertainment business and deal making culture

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By leaving Miami to go back home to Cleveland, LeBron, who is worth far more to the N.B.A. than any owner, has taken back a fraction of the power he and other players have earned and continued the trend that he, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade started whereby players, still working within a restrictive and draconian labor system, can scratch out a small measure of autonomy. In professional sports, the players are the business. The league is stronger when it remembers that.
Jay Caspian Kang on LeBron James’s return to Cleveland: http://nyr.kr/1mH2m2S (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via fred-wilson)

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There are a few things I have witnessed becoming obsolete in the past few years, the first being autographs. I haven’t been asked for an autograph since the invention of the iPhone with a front-facing camera. The only memento ‘kids these days’ want is a selfie. It’s part of the new currency, which seems to be ‘how many followers you have on Instagram.’
Taylor Swift, on the future of the music business. Yes, I just quoted Taylor Swift. But it’s an interesting point about autographs and selfies. (via parislemon)

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Project of the Day — Ambulante, a traveling film festival that wants to put on documentary cinema-related happenings for free in diverse neighborhoods. Among its founding members, it counts actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna. 

kickstarter:

Project of the DayAmbulante, a traveling film festival that wants to put on documentary cinema-related happenings for free in diverse neighborhoods. Among its founding members, it counts actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna. 

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Electric Objects

Kickstarter campaign for a device to bring art and the internet onto your walls - video embedded below:

A framed high-definition screen and integrated computer that hangs on your wall and brings art from the Internet into your home.

There’s more art on the Internet than in every gallery and museum on Earth.

But many of these beautiful objects are trapped. They’re trapped inside of devices like our phones, our tablets, our TVs, our laptops — devices designed for distraction, living between texts, tweets, football games and emails from work. 

So we wanted to make a new way to bring art from the Internet into your home.

Introducing EO1, a computer designed to bring the beauty of the Internet into your home.

You can find out more at the Kickstarter project here

(via kickstarter)

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I think that Kickstarter is a storytelling platform and through your project video, through the rewards that you offer, through the way you write about the project, and the way you build and engage your audience, it’s all an opportunity to tell the story, not of the film itself, but really the making of that film, who you are as an artist, where you are in the process of making something, and really inviting people to be a part of it.
Elisabeth Holm, producer of Obvious Child (and Kickstarter alumna) over at Get In Media.  (via kickstarter)