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Seed & Spark offers a new platform for content distribution

Published October 11, 2018 at 9:44 AM PDT
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The comedy showcase "Everything Is Fine!" is one of the first bits of original content from the digital platform Seed & Spark.
Seed & Spark
The comedy showcase "Everything Is Fine!" is one of the first bits of original content from the digital platform Seed & Spark.

On today's show:

All it takes is a seed and a spark

(Starts at 7:45)

The digital platform Seed & Spark is aiming to create a new model for content makers to create a sustainable career. One of its first ventures into original programming is a comedy showcase for women called "Everything Is Fine!" John Horn spoke with the founders before a taping of the special.

Climbing the VF Summit

(Starts at :45)

Vanity Fair's annual gathering of power brokers from Hollywood and Silicon Valley broke some news: Warner Media plans to launch its own streaming service next year; and Jeffrey Katzenberg's mobile video platform has a new name. Lucas Shaw of Bloomberg News fills John in on the developments.

Getting dazed in the desert

(Starts at 18:45)

Now in its 7th year, Desert Daze is hailed as one of the best alternative music festivals around. The music website Consequence of Sound says it could be the festival of 2018. That’s despite the fact that Desert Daze has switched locations four times in its short lifetime — not because of noise or traffic complaints, but because it keeps growing. The Frame contributor Steven Cuevas visited the festival’s new location in Riverside County to speak with Desert Daze co-founder Phil Pirrone.

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