It’s no secret that Universal Orlando Resort’s history is rich with television and film production. But where has it all gone? More than the politics of showbusiness and state legislature, delving into the variety of shows that once called Universal Studio Florida home proves to be an interesting and fun journey.
More than an instantly recognizable silhouette. Before the idea of a director branding him or herself became as common a goal as it is today, Alfred Hitchcock pioneered the very concept of a director developing a brand that would instantly be recognizable by millions. Not only was Hitch the Master of Suspense, and still is, but he was also a master of marketing.
The Simpsons predicted it nearly twenty years ago, but it’s now a reality Last week Comcast (parent company to NBC Universal) conceded victory to The Walt Disney Company for the acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox. While Disney theme park enthusiasts and MCU fanboys and girls out there are, by in large, celebrating this news, there is a lot more at stake that may alter the landscape of cinema and theme parks and success rate of independent filmmakers.
Corporate monopoly is the enemy of creativity and variety. The biggest news in entertainment this week was the talks between …