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"For (the studio) business model to work, you've got to be able to control when people get access to the content."

That control, Sam Blake reports, has been rapidly slipping away from studios during the pandemic, as pirated versions of ESPN's biopic on Michael Jordan recently showed us.

On Thursday, we're launching a new events series focused on women in tech called "dot.LA Convenes." Come join us, and email Annie (annie@dot.la) if you have ideas for speakers!

Time is almost up to be part of tomorrow's free Strategy Session featuring our founder Spencer Rascoff and the CEO of Relativity Space. Sign up here.

Piracy is Up 41% During the Pandemic

As the streaming wars rage on, anti-piracy measures have arguably never been more important. But a new report shared with dot.LA shows that major studios lost $100 million in 23 days due to pirating. Read more >>

YouTube's Marathon Film Festival 

Cannes and Sundance may be shut down, but that doesn't mean you won't get to see the films that were planned for them. YouTube is partnering with 20 top film festivals to stream awards contenders, starting May 29. Read more >>

CVS and UPS To Make Drone Deliveries

UPS' drone subsidiary and the CVS pharmacy chain say they'll start delivering prescription medicines to the nation's largest retirement community next month, using a California-based drone delivery system. Read more >>

Join Us for Our First Women in Tech Event This Thursday

Join us this Thursday, April 30th at 11:00 a.m. PST for the kick-off of dot.LA Convenes, a speaker series devoted to empowering women in tech, in partnership with Pledge LA.

Given the new reality brought on by COVID-19, we will be focusing on the challenges of working from home. We'll seek to foster an honest dialogue around obstacles and discuss specific strategies to combat them. Stay tuned, we'll have an all-star lineup of speakers to announce very soon.

Register here. Space is limited!

Join Us Tomorrow for a Talk with Relativity Space CEO Tim Ellis

Join us at 11:00 am PST on Tuesday, April 28th for a very special dot.LA Strategy Session. dot.LA Co-founder and Executive Chairman Spencer Rascoff will speak with Relativity Space Co-Founder and CEO Tim Ellis to discuss 3D printing in manufacturing and the future of the space race. Register here!

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