The rise of indie movie producers and made-for-streaming studios is bringing a massive new wave of creativity to entertainment. Is this the end of the silver screen era?
Merely a month since launching, DEOD has already expanded its offering by including BBC Word News and a mix of mainstream sporting content, but the big news this week is the announcement that DEOD will now, exclusively, also show the near-live short-form digital content for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy 2017 and the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 tournaments.
Hollywood is still male-dominated, yet actors such as Milla Jovovich are forging a path for women like new Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, who can be tough and kick ass without losing their femininity. Before DC discovered the towering Amazonian beauty that is Gadot, it appeared there were only a few women who could deliver an unflinching lead performance in an action blockbuster.
Last month, the entertainment world bid farewell to one of the greats in the movie business: Sir Roger Moore, the 89-year-old star of classics such as The Saint and who was probably best known for playing secret agent James Bond in seven 007 movies between 1973 and 1985. Our team at DEOD, being huge Bond fans, wanted to celebrate Moore’s incredible career and pay homage to the man the LA Times called “the dashing British spy who, in Moore’s hands, never met a woman or a pun he could resist.”