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By David Poland poland@moviecitynews.com

Welcome To The Future

I am thrilled to see that Fox Searchlight and FFE are moving into the future, to sanity, by making their movies digitally available to the biggest of the guilds, SAG, and their 100,000 awards voting members.

I was stunned by all the whining, back when January was floated for 2012, about how digital was not viable. It is completely viable. And devices that go to your television set with HD versions of these films should become the norm in 2011/12. It’s better for everyone.

Digital delivery can make the awards themselves better, as the excuses about not allowing documentaries and foreign language films to be voted on like the rest of the films can finally be overcome. Screeners want to be free!!! (ha ha) But seriously, there can be more films available to voters in higher quality in more quantity and when the voting period ends, the movies go away. (On screeners this year, there are a lot of unrealistic prompts about destroying screeners when the season ends.)

Now if I can only get on that list with Searchlight to download these movies!!!!

3 Responses to “Welcome To The Future”

  1. NickF says:

    That’s great if I can end up watching that content on a TV. So far viewing a movie on an iPad or Droid is not my preference at all.

  2. Danny says:

    The new AppleTV is inexpensive enough that watching on a TV shouldn’t be a problem for most voters.

  3. Joe Parts says:

    I took would like to have more choices when watching such tv programs. An ipod these days just not up to it when streaming high quality programs.

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