By Neal Gabler
Publish 12 months note; First released September 1st 1988
Winner of the Los Angeles Times publication Award for background, this "wonderful historical past of the golden age of the motion picture moguls" (Chicago Tribune ) is a provocative, unique, and richly wonderful workforce biography of the Jewish immigrants who have been the relocating forces at the back of the production of America's movie industry.
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We’ve put up a few things on YouTube. We’re doing a videogame for the [Nintendo] Wii, and we did a teaser cartoon for that and put it on YouTube. ” Here’s how the game happened. Telltale Games in San Francisco contacted us. We were fans of their “Sam & Max” games. We wanted to make sure there was a good fit. It’s a five-episode project, and we were very involved, which is cool. They listen to us when we have ideas – it’s not just like they licensed the characters. There’s talking, so Matt has done a lot of the audio.
But if we were starting JibJab today, I’d definitely be making social networks a big part of what we do. “The idea that we’re going to hit some sort of steady model is a false hope. ” The idea that we’re going to hit some sort of steady model is a false hope. You’ve just got to keep moving. We’ve had forty business models in nine years. I don’t see it slowing down at all. ES: We had pitched a feature film to a major studio, right before we raised venture capital money. It was green-lit. ” We are just fiercely independent guys.
We told people they wouldn’t ship for six weeks, but we wound up making them in four. It was $10 for less than four minutes of content. We also sold downloads for people who wanted to play the videos in full-screen, high-resolution. 99. ES: It was definitely the “Today Show” that moved most of the DVDs, but there was one day when we went to a bunch of satellite studios, like Fox and MSNBC, and at every interview, we lifted up this fake DVD. Our e-mail list went from 130,000 to 500,000 really quick, and in the two years after “This Land,” we got to 700,000.