All posts by Danny Mogford

Celebrating our Antipodean Friends

On January 17, 1788, HMS Supply under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip sailed into Botany Bay, New South Wales.[1] Looking for a suitable place to establish a new penal colony... More

The New Theatrical Normal?

2020 has been an interesting year: wildfires in the Australian bush; Prince Harry and Meghan Markle conduct their own Brexit; murder hornets; wildfires in the Western US; and Zoom ... More

Happy Anniversary, Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen

October is full of important events in German history and culture, including: Martin Luther nails his 95 theses to the doors of the Hofkirche at Wittenberg in 1517. The ann... More

WWII Inspired Amazing Films

Sept. 3 marked the 75th anniversary of V-J Day and the official end of World War II (the war in Europe had ended some months earlier on May 8, 1945). Over the course of six years, ... More

EIDR’s Got You Covered: 2020 Emmy Nominations

EIDR would like to congratulate the 91 different programs that shared the 218 nominations across 36 different categories in the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards. The 72nd Primetime Emmy ... More

The Father of Hollywood

Aug. 12 marked Cecil B. DeMille’s birthday. Today, DeMille, known as “The Master of Spectacle,” is best known for his biblical epics, including The Ten Commandments (1956), S... More

The Engineer’s Room: Some Summer Fun

Not since Die Hard was declared a Christmas movie[1] has there been as much controversy as we find ourselves facing this month. The northern hemisphere is well into summer, so it... More

M&E Journal: Unlocking the Power of AI to Solve Media and Entertainment Use Cases

By Muralidhar Sridhar, VP AI and ML, Prime Focus Technologies - Artificial intelligence (AI) offers tremendous promise for the M&E industry. From enabling content creators to au... More

Rights, Royalties, and the Data That Can Save Periodical Publishers

By Richard Whittington, SVP, Media and Entertainment, SAP, and Amos Biegun, Global Head, Rights and Royalties, Vistex — This is the sixth in a series of exclusive industry ins... More

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