Posted on Monday, January 15th, 2018 by Fred Topel
Robert Kyncl, YouTube’s Chief Business Officer, took questions from the Television Critics Association on Saturday. Many of those questions were about Logan Paul, the YouTube creator who posted a video featuring him discovering and laughing at a dead body in Japan. YouTube removed Paul from its Google Preferred advertising platform, removed him from the series Foursome, and suspended his future development deal, but had not entirely severed ties.
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we see what Clown from Slipknot does with his time off when he’s not in a jumpsuit, travel overseas for a sci-fi mystery, get schooled on what our drone program is up to, sell some weed with our older brother, and see what happens when YouTube decides to become sentient to make a movie with its in-house talent. Read More »