Not so many years ago, someone proposed distributing information exclusively online at a board meeting of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences elected governors. Several members objected, saying it was wrong to assume everyone who might want to see the material had computer access.
My, how our little academy has grown up.
Netflix’s strong showing in this year’s Emmy nominations — including a best-drama series bid for “House of Cards,” the first digital-originated program to enter that prestigious company — won’t change the TV industry. But it does underscore, as Academy Chairman Bruce Rosenblum noted, how our understanding of “television” is evolving.
As the above anecdote illustrates, this isn’t just any organization embracing the digital universe. It’s one that has traditionally been hidebound and slow to embrace change, resistant to new blood and – much like its brethren at the movie academy – structurally designed to place hurdles between »
- Brian Lowry
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