Hollywood Tries To Get A Grip On Tech

Hollywood movie studios, more and more at the mercy of technology, have decided to join forces and build a lab to explore technology on their own. “The lab is modeled after CableLabs, which since 1988 has spearheaded pivotal innovations in the cable television industry – hastening the adoption of fiber optics, cable modems, telephony and digital video. Hollywood’s version will begin with a more modest mandate, said Dan Glickman, chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America. It will focus principally on piracy prevention, though it will be given some flexibility to expand its mission later, he said.”