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Funny or Die Launches iTunes Magazine 'The Occasional'

FunnyOrDie, the popular comedy video site, is launching a bi-monthly digital humor magazine, "The Occasional," on iTunes. "The Artist" Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin graces their first cover.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 8, 2012 10:52 AM
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Hollywood Wiretap Merges with Baseline's Studio System

Like most Hollywood professionals, I rely on Hollywood.com's Hollywood Wiretap for weekday links to the latest top news via its website and newsletter updates. Monday, Wiretap's Paris-based editor-in-chief Nancy Tartaglione announced that Wiretap and Baseline database Studio System are merging to form Studio System News.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 7, 2012 4:20 PM
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Tribeca Enterprises Partners with Maker Studios for YouTube Channel The Picture Show

On the same day that Amazon Studios announced a new television initiative, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff's Tribeca Enterprises (which mounts the Tribeca Film Festival and runs distributor Tribeca Films) and popular online distributor Maker Studios are partnering to create a new YouTube channel, The Picture Show.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 2, 2012 4:38 PM
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Fandango and Telemundo to Target Hispanic Audience with Fandango Cine

Paying heed to the country's fast-growing demo and most frequent moviegoing population, Fandango is partnering with Telemundo Media to form Fandango Cine. Launch of the Spanish-language site is planned for fourth quarter 2012.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 1, 2012 3:05 PM
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Indiewire Wins Webby for Film and Movie Site

The Webby Awards are massive (10,000 entries from the U.S. and over 60 countries worldwide) and cover a lot of ground. But it's very cool that Indiewire is the 16th Annual Webby Award Winner in the Movie and Film category.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 1, 2012 1:00 PM
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Warner Bros. Launches Digital Imprint 'Inside the Script': Read 'Casablanca' and 'North by Northwest'

Film buffs rejoice. As the publishing industry copes with its transition to a digital Ebook universe, one of Hollywood's major movie studios is getting into digital publishing. Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD) is launching “Inside the Script,” offering movie fans the chance to own enhanced copies of classic film scripts.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 30, 2012 1:44 PM
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EXCLUSIVE: Online Indie Label SundanceNOW Launches Curated Doc Club

It's no secret for film festivalgoers that the best titles tend to be documentaries. And yet they are often not released widely outside of major cities. Thus the folks at Sundance Selects have not only launched their digital sister online site SundanceNow ("a new online destination for independent film") but a VOD subscriber site for doc lovers as well. Doc Club offers subscribers eight new titles a month for $3.99, or $19.99 a year. 
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 19, 2012 1:08 PM
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New Media: Film Society of Lincoln Center, StoryCode and Kill Screen Mag Present Story Hackathon

Jumping into multi-platform media programming, on April 28th, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and partners StoryCode and Kill Screen Magazine will host the first "Story Hackathon." This 24-hour event will challenge participants to design a cohesive narrative that spans three or more technology platforms to execute a single story.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 18, 2012 1:05 PM
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Amazon Studios Director Roy Price Talks Second-Year Changes

It's more than a year since Amazon Studios launched its radical new approach to making movies. Where are they now? Well, Amazon Studios director Roy Price has finalized a development slate of fifteen projects in the works.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 6, 2012 4:29 PM
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Trying to Load Sony and Amazon Instant Video App for My PlayStation 3

As soon as Amazon and Sony Computer Entertainment announced the launch of the Amazon Instant Video app for PlayStation 3, which means that as an Amazon Prime member I can not only upload to watch on my TV some 120,000 movies and TV shows, but 17,000 movies and TV shows on the PlayStation Network as well.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 4, 2012 10:09 PM
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