DJ Grandpa's Crib has been fortunate over the past six months to find a friend in entertainment expert Ron Greenfield. Here's an excerpt from his latest article up at Stage 32, THE film, television, and theater Super Hub.
The Entertainment Revolution: Then and Now by Ron Greenfield
In the early eighties something radically new was introduced to consumers – home entertainment. It changed the entire entertainment industry and its paradigm of doing business. Now anyone could watch a movie without going to their local Cineplex or having to wait for a network or PPV airing. There were VCR’s and Betamax machines, Laserdisc and CED machines, all with one purpose – to bring the movie-going experience into the home, at the consumer’s leisure.
For those of us who were there at the beginning, it was an exciting time, but also a perplexing and challenging one. At first, we weren’t sure how to market this “new concept,” let alone where people could go and purchase these videos and discs because the concept of “rentals” hadn’t caught on yet. Read the rest at: Stage 32
And to find out more about Ron, follow the links below:
Author, Perspectives on Entertainment, Pursing Our Passion - on Kindle and iBooks
Publisher, Aspects of Entertainment - Newsstand for iPad