Few filmmakers are more unique than Ken Burns

Few filmmakers are more unique than Ken Burns

Few filmmakers are more unique than Ken Burns Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 March 2017 I consider Ken Burns one of the greats In my time away from the grind, I like to consider myself an amateur historian. My passion is the Civil War, so you can imagine...
How Netflix has killed the sequel blockbuster

How Netflix has killed the sequel blockbuster

How Netflix has killed the sequel blockbuster Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 May 2016 Netflix is changing the industry in more ways than one The present-day adage is that there are no original thoughts anymore. That is, if something has been done or...
The jealousy of George Lucas

The jealousy of George Lucas

The jealousy of George Lucas Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 January 2016 Hey, Force Awakens is just fine, George. Everybody seems to enjoy Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including me. I also loved A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. The Return of the...
The Force Awakens and its brand equity

The Force Awakens and its brand equity

The Force Awakens and its brand equity Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 December 2015 The Force Awakens is built on its equity From a brand perspective, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is just about perfect. It leverages its brand equity while connecting to a...
The soul of Pixar is boundless

The soul of Pixar is boundless

Pixar is one of the world’s most emotional brands. Anyone who knows me can testify I am a curmudgeon. There are movies, actors, foods, books, football teams — really, just about anything you can think of — that I will let my aversions be known. It’s why writing...
Fantastic Four is just plain awful

Fantastic Four is just plain awful

I’m not one to mince my words. Ever. When it comes to the most heated of conversations, I’ll have an opinion, even if others might not want to hear it. Now, I get it, I am a bit of a curmudgeon by nature, but that is a necessity of being successful in my business....
No more superhero movies

No more superhero movies

I wonder if Hollywood will ever have a new idea. Probably not. CBS, for example, is planning a Supergirl series, one in a seemingly litany of superhero TV shows and movies. And the pilot has been leaked on Mashable. Well, whoop-de-do. Let me give you a run-down of...
The new Star Wars movie is a lesson in brand equity

The new Star Wars movie is a lesson in brand equity

The new Star Wars movie is a lesson in brand equity Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 1 May 2014 Genuine excitement with the return of Luke, Leia and Han This has never been the space for movie casting news, but the announcement that much of the original cast...
There was nobody like Shirley Temple

There was nobody like Shirley Temple

There was nobody like Shirley Temple Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 February 2014 Shirley Temple was a genre unto herself Shirley Temple was a genre unto herself. There was no classifying her. She wasn’t just a child star or a musical performer. That...
OK, Gravity is good, but it’s not that great, people

OK, Gravity is good, but it’s not that great, people

OK, Gravity is good, but it’s not that great, people Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 8 October 2013 What will we think of Gravity in 10 years, even five? “You know, I love to talk film. Discuss, to critique. You want to see a film with me?” said Lt....