The Creator Economy vs Media Death Stars

Mar 12, 2022

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

With Disney Streaming, Amazon, and Netflix octupling down on content, and Discovery Inc and WarnerMedia merging into DiscoBros, Evan Schapiro - eshap - says it's a battle between creators and platforms.

The NYC Media Lab’s Executive Director Steven Rosenbaum will engage Shapiro in a crisp and often provocative conversation. As platforms like Apple TV and Netflix dig deep to spend huge dollars on content, will creators become little more than highly paid properties of the platforms they serve?

Shapiro is a mapmaker, and in this presentation of the battles ahead, Rosenbaum will endeavor to turn Shapiro’s maps into a guidebook for how creators can navigate their path toward a future as kings of content. Kings, or court jesters? That remains to be seen.

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Steven Rosenbaum

NYC Media Lab

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