Marty Shindler is CEO of The Shindler Perspective, a husband and wife consulting team with a background that consists of a Big 4 (Coopers of PriceWaterhouseCoopers), top 5 business school (Sloan at MIT) and hands on experience at 20th Century Fox, MGM, Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic, Kodak’s Cinesite and Bank of America.  

iShindler advises clients in the entertainment and entertainment technology space on a wide range of business matters.  These include business and strategic planning, growth strategies, operational and organizational reviews, and trends in the marketplace impacting their businesses now and into the future.  


Marty may be reached at Marty@iShindler.com

The Shindler Perspective: Looking Forward

In the 20+ years we have been providing advisory services to companies at all points on the entertainment and technology value chains, we have observed many common challenges that affect growing entrepreneurial organizations in the hyper competitive world of production, distribution and exhibition of movie and TV content.

Starting a new business or maintaining one, for that matter, can be risky. If it was easy, everyone would do it and they would all be successful. If only that was the case.

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Binge Watching Did Not Start Yesterday

 

But that was just the popularization of the concept for the modern era, as the viewer was able to access all episodes consuming them rapidly.  It is not when binge watching began.

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Perspectives On CES 2016

All at once, the show is exhilarating and exhausting, new and original, and at times redundant. It is also crowded, but even in the midst of 160,000 + wall to wall people, we still manage to see people we know as we check out the exhibits.

There were aspects of the show that were leaps ahead of where they were last year, specifically the significantly larger exhibit area devoted to automotive technology and the area dedicated to all manner of products and services related to virtual reality and augmented reality.

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Strategizing CES 2016​

CES is an enormous show. More than 160,000 reportedly attended in 2015, a total that may represent the attendance cap for this year.Attending requires planning and a strategy to cover the exhibits. One cannot just walk around aimlessly and hope to meet the objective of seeing hot new technology from long established companies and increasingly with ...
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