August 03, 2015
“Now everything is morphed, studios have ‘innovation’ and ‘testing labs’ to develop new technology,” says Amy Jo Smith, president of the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG). “There’s an openness to embrace new products and services.”
That is one reason, she says, that technology firms are expanding their presence in the Los Angeles area, where DEG and its original members are based.
“We’re a studio-based organization at our core, but we’ve expanded to include tech firms. It’s not our core, but it’s in our roots,” Smith says to describe the growing interplay between content and technology. “It...