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YouTube Continues Original Programming Foray with Debut of Bryan Singer's 'H+' on August 8

Produced by Bryan Singer and directed by Stewart Hendler ("Sorority Row"), "H+" looks at a dystopian future society where "technology has gone horrifically wrong... Consumers are rapidly installing a chip called 'HPlus' into their nervous systems that allows them to access the Internet 24 hours a day - by just thinking it...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 5, 2012 1:47 PM
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Q & A: Rodrigo Garcia and Jon Avnet Break the Mold with Star-Powered, Women-Centric Web Channel, WIGS

WIGS is a YouTube channel, but don't let the platform scare you off. Filmmaker Rodrigo Garcia ("Albert Nobbs") and producer-director Jon Avnet ("Fried Green Tomatoes") have created what may be the first scripted, professionally developed web content aimed at women: WIGS. Starting with the launch of its first series Monday...
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 15, 2012 11:26 AM
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Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia Launch Web Series and Shorts to Explore 'Female Characters'

Producer-director Jon Avnet ("Fried Green Tomatoes," "Up Close and Personal") and filmmaker Rodrigo Garcia ("Albert Nobbs," "In Treatment") have launched a YouTube digital channel, WIGS, to showcase original series and scripted dramatic shorts. And they've lined up a strong acting roster:
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 2, 2012 1:44 PM
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TFF 2012: Three Things You Should Know About Short-Form Filmmaking

The Tribeca Talks panel “The Future is Short: Storytelling in the Digital Age” offers simple and telling information about how to get your content out there and maybe make some money back. The landscape is still fairly disjointed, with a few too many special sauces brewing in the pot.
  • By Valentina Valentini
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  • April 25, 2012 6:41 PM
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YouTube Strikes Movie-Rental Deal with Paramount, Acquires 500 New VOD Titles

Clearly, Viacom's 2011 $1-billion lawsuit against YouTube is water under the bridge. Now Google Inc.'s YouTube has struck a movie-rental deal with Viacom's Paramount, adding 500 new titles to its expanding online library. YouTube's rental library now has more than 9,000 titles, which range from recent ("Hugo") to classic ("The Godfather").
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 4, 2012 1:19 PM
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Michael Fassbender Joins Ridley Scott's Your Film Festival as Juror and Co-Executive Producer; Video

Ridley Scott just got a mighty fine partner in crime for his new Your Film Festival, naming its first winner at this year's Venice Film Festival; Michael Fassbender will help the director-producer co-executive producer and choose the Grand Prize Winner of the Your Film Festival competition...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 28, 2012 12:57 PM
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First Look: YouTube Short Film Competition Aims for Venice Film Fest

YouTube is the place for randomly generated hilarity: falling cats, Rebecca Black ballads, and singing toddlers. But YouTube wants to change this perception. By launching a short film competition, YouTube is making an effort to find new talent, as opposed to accidental meme-generators.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • January 19, 2012 6:30 PM
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Media Watch: Huffington Post's Worth Exceeds AOL, More on Google YouTube, Madoffs on 60 Minutes

- Chalk one up to Arianna Huffington. A study from General Sentiment shows that in 2011 The Huffington Post brand is worth $358 million versus AOL's $156 million in terms of "Impact Media Value," reports Forbes. "Impact Media Value" is the exposure, both positive, negative, and neutral, of a media brand.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • November 1, 2011 4:16 AM
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Media Watch: Amazon Prime Instant vs. Netflix, Selling YouTube at Denny's, Zuckerberg's Regrets

Able to report some much-needed good news, Netflix renewed its contract with ABC, adding more shows including Desperate Housewives and Grey’s Anatomy. After losing 800,000 domestic subscribers after its recent price increase and the controversial fissure between streaming and sending DVDs, the company is doing its best to please their remaining consumers. However, Netflix's primary rival Amazon is making its own moves as Netflix’s primary competition with Prime Instant, a video library that will include over 800 titles from Disney-ABC including Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, and Felicity. Prime has also secured licensing deals with CBS, Fox, NBCUniversal, PBS, Sony and Warner Brothers.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 31, 2011 4:28 AM
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First Look: REM Remix The End of TV As We Know It

This YouTube REM Remix captures the frenetic pace of obsessive screen-watchers. Like me.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 22, 2011 12:09 PM
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