Tip of the Quill: A Journal

Category Archives: Product Placement

The Dangerous World of a GPS That Does Not Exist

Every now and then something crosses my inbox that makes my jaw drop. Sometimes it’s genius, sometimes it’s astonishingly crass, and sometimes it’s a combination of the two. This morning’s report from DVICE.com on the Mio Knight Rider GPS is definitely a category three jaw-dropper. On the one hand, it makes perfect sense. If you’re […]


Prototype of the 21st century studio: The Weinstein Company

Cinematical reports that the Weinstein brothers just struck a deal to handle their own DVD distribution. The brothers’ new post-Miramax venture, The Weinstein Company, is emerging as a case study in 21st-century convergence filmmaking. First they unveiled a US$490M round of private equity from investors (including a hefty chunk of change from Mark Cuban), then […]


Lifestyle Gaming + Sports Gaming = Marc Ecko’s Getting Up.

To take my previous post in a different direction with a real world example, MTV Films just announced plans for the movie version of fashion designer Marc Ecko’s Getting Up. From the official press release at eckounltd.com: Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure adaptation as a feature project promises to be an homage to […]