Filed under: News


2013 = L.A. + Video

Dec 26 2013, 11:51am CST | by

2013 = L.A. + Video
Photo Credit: Forbes

While games, financial tech, mobile (apps and wearables), ad tech, and e-commerce are growing and thriving sectors in Los Angeles, this year video was a category people talked about (and I wrote about) more than anything else.

Whether it was short (and super short) form — like Vine — and the possibility of discovering talent there. Or teen and tween YouTube network AwesomenessTV being sold to DreamWorks Animation and now exploring how to make long-form content offerings on YouTube.

Or new niche networks, like Tastemade — exploring how food-related content could be offered to a next generation.

Or Fullscreen’s re-imagination of what a Hollywood studio could look like.

Or Maker Studios’ explosive numbers.

Or ZEFR’s technology that helps brands to better understand and harness fan-uploaded videos.

Or the future of content all together, where we discussed online video at present — being what television was in its first few years of existence.

Overall, this signals that Los Angeles is spearheading national (and international) leadership in video — which many tout as the future (and present state) of social media all together.

While video grows, it’s likely that we will see other sectors also get bigger in the next year as well, including mobile entertainment specifically.

The real opportunity, of course,  would be for a new video distribution platform to emerge in Los Angeles. For video content to live in another place (essentially a competitor to YouTube). Though — due to it’s massive appeal and giant scale at present — it would take a lot of capital, time, leadership, and long-term investment for a new YouTube to be created.

But crazier things have happened in L.A.

Note: The video above courtesy of John Trefry, CEO of 4WT Media. The video presents some of Los Angeles’ video leadership.

Source: Forbes

You Might Also Like


Shopping Deals


<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/31" rel="author">Forbes</a>
Forbes is among the most trusted resources for the world's business and investment leaders, providing them the uncompromising commentary, concise analysis, relevant tools and real-time reporting they need to succeed at work, profit from investing and have fun with the rewards of winning.




blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Nike is Not Shutting Down FuelBand, But Facing Downslide in Wearable Devices
Nike is Not Shutting Down FuelBand, But Facing Downslide in Wearable Devices
Nike has not stopped its FuelBand production. However, it seems to be facing a downslide in the department of wearable devices.
Peaches Geldof to be Laid to Rest on Easter Monday
Peaches Geldof to be Laid to Rest on Easter Monday
Peaches Geldof is to be laid to rest soon after her sudden death due to unknown causes. Some say that after being incinerated, her remains will be spread in the soil surrounding her family residence. On the other hand Peaches Geldof may be buried.
Padma Lakshmi Shows Bad Taste in Fashion
Padma Lakshmi Shows Bad Taste in Fashion
The otherwise slim and smart Padma Lakshmi showed bad taste in fashion with her latest ensemble. The midriff baring look simply did not make her appear as presentable as she ought to have been.
Idris Elba Welcomes Son Winston Elba
Idris Elba Becomes Dad Again
British actor Idris Elba has become a dad again. Elba’s girlfriend Naiyana Garth gave birth to a baby boy, named Winston Elba, on Thursday.

The Hottest Photos of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013


Viral Stories the Web