Daily Links – June 25, 2012

Each business day we post links to our favorite news items related to the digital distribution trade, as well as a few tidbits about the assets being distributed. We categorize them accordingly. This is… Pushing Content:

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  • “(If) you’ve got a mobile phone you can make a film, you can enter” says Hugh Jackman of the newly announced NY short film festival that he will be hosting.
  • ESPN released NBA Finals viewership data including the statistic that over 300,000 viewers watched across all digital streaming platforms on average- a year over year increase of over 40%.
  • Digital performers continue to outperform their human counterparts at the box office.
  • Steve Carell makes sense when he says that he has no plans to return to The Office.
  • Professional wrestling’s John Cena becomes most popular Make-a-Wish foundation celebrity as he grants his 300th wish to a child in need.

3 (Digital) Things to Watch this Week

Highlights of some of the best stuff you won’t see on TV. Running time listed because we know you’re busy.

1. Reggie Watts simultaneously amuses and amazes at TED.  Mind = blown. (10 minutes)

 

2. Manhattan in beautiful HD time-lapse video from artist Cameron Michael. (5 minutes)

 

3. Have you seen the hilarious advert for this start up razor blade company?  This is how you take on a giant corporate incumbent in the digital age. (1.5 minutes)