Date: 18th October 2000

Film Sites Won't Work On Web, Says Research Group

New York-based Jupiter Research has criticized filmmakers' use of the Internet, noting that Web surfers' interest in movie sites has been declining as the novelty of streaming video fades.

Presenting short films online has limited potential, Jupiter concluded, because watching the often jerky, fuzzy pictures inherent in streaming presentations is not satisfying.

Among its recommendations: that such Web sites become more of a b-to-b operation, showcasing the work of promising talent directly to studio executives.

Source: Studio Briefing