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President Obama Discusses Three Strikes Anti-Piracy Law

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For years the entertainment industry has been lobbying for tougher measures against online piracy. In France this has resulted in the implementation of a ‘three strikes and you’re offline’ regime and many other countries are considering similar measures. Thus far the United States Government has kept relatively quiet on this...
President Obama Discusses Three Strikes Anti-Piracy Law
Hollywood talent agency searches for the next big thing, in startups

Hollywood Joins App Frenzy

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Creative Artists Agency, the Hollywood talent agency, is getting into the business of mobile apps, enlisting its roster of actors, directors and other creative types for what one executive calls 'an art form in itself.'...
Hollywood Joins App Frenzy

Foursquare goes to Hollywood and signs with UTA

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An interesting announcement in the social TV world: NYC-based Foursquare has signed with talent agency UTA to grow their footprint in the entertainment business. As we pointed out in February, ever since the Superbowl in 2011, it’s been unclear how the location-based social platform planned on growing in the social...
Foursquare goes to Hollywood and signs with UTA

Foursquare Signs With Hollywood Talent Agency to Get More Celebs Checking In

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Foursquare wants to get more celebrities, musicians, and other entertainment brands onto its platform, as evidenced by a somewhat surprising announcement yesterday. New York's king check-in startup has hired the Hollywood talent and literary agency United Talent Agency to "advise the start-up on business development and partnerships in the entertainment and media sector" as...
Foursquare Signs With Hollywood Talent Agency to Get More Celebs Checking In

Ridley Scott teams up with top YouTube channel Machinima to produce 12 original sci-fi short films

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Ridley Scott, the acclaimed director behind Blade Runner and Alien, is partnering with Machinima to produce a series of science fiction short films. The future is here. Not the dark, gritty one that Scott himself has envisioned, but rather one where the film industry takes seriously the potential of YouTube...
Ridley Scott teams up with top YouTube channel Machinima to produce 12 original sci-fi short films

Disney's Hyperion will reportedly sell off most of its titles, focus on TV-related books

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Hyperion, the book publisher owned by Disney, is reportedly planning to sell off most of its backlist. Going forward, the company will focus on books that tie into ABC-Disney TV shows, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The company, under the direction of publisher Ellen Archer, has been...
Disney's Hyperion will reportedly sell off most of its titles, focus on TV-related books

Could Louis C.K. Make His TV Show Using The Direct-To-Fan Model?

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Last week, in one of their daily roundups, the folks at AVClub made a passing comment about Louis C.K.'s cable television show Louie: you still have to subscribe to a cable package that features FX in order to watch the season premiere of Louie tonight—but the way things are going,...
Could Louis C.K. Make His TV Show Using The Direct-To-Fan Model?

Viacom to sell ads on WhoSay, TwitPic to the stars

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SpongeBob just figured out a way to monetize his pictures on Twitter. Jon Stewart, too. WhoSay, a kind of TwitPic for celebrities, announced a deal with Viacom Monday in which the media conglomerate will sell advertising on the social-media management platform. WhoSay, meanwhile, will manage the social-media presences of such...
Viacom to sell ads on WhoSay, TwitPic to the stars
Samsung's $15 million Super Bowl commercial arrives early
Hollywood agency ICM revamps digital unit, focuses on start-ups

Hollywood Talent Agency That Reps Jennifer Aniston And Drew Barrymore Is Raising $20 Million To Start A VC Fund

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Fortune found an SEC filing that shows a Hollywood talent agency, Creative Artists Agency, wants to begin representing startups. It's raising up to $20 million for a new venture capital fund. In 2007, CAA tried to invest in startups through a partnership with VC firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, but the...
Hollywood Talent Agency That Reps Jennifer Aniston And Drew Barrymore Is Raising $20 Million To Start A VC Fund
Chris Sacca tabs CAA star Matt Mazzeo to lead new LA firm, Lowercase Stampede

Silver Lake Grabs Large Minority Stake of WME to Push Digital Initiatives

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Large private equity firm Silver Lake is buying a large stake in Hollywood talent agency William Morris Endeavor, which is being described as a way to turbocharge its digital efforts. While the pair would not disclose any financial details of the deal, which they are calling a “strategic partnership,” sources...
Silver Lake Grabs Large Minority Stake of WME to Push Digital Initiatives
WhoSay, the Instagram to the stars, gets $12M Series C round

Discovery Vet Kelly Day Is Blip's New Boss

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Web video distributor Blip has a new CEO: Discovery’s Kelly Day, who had been at the cable network for seven years, most recently as the head of its U.S. Web sites and e-commerce. Day takes the spot vacated by Blip founder Mike Hudack, who left the company last fall. She’s...
Discovery Vet Kelly Day Is Blip's New Boss

Microsoft debuts trailer for live-action Halo 4 series

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Gearing up for the release of Halo 4 this fall, Microsoft has released the official trailer for “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn,” the live-action online series that will tell the story of the events leading up to the plotline of the game. The trailer debuted at Comic-Con in San...
Microsoft debuts trailer for live-action Halo 4 series

Veteran Parodist Turns To Kickstarter To Fund Downton Abbey Spoof After Publisher Gets Spooked

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Kickstarter provides a way for creators to route around the strictures of traditional publishing industries for a variety of reasons. We've seen Double Fine break the bank on Kickstarter, after getting a lot of blank stares from publishers who didn't think there was a market for point-and-click adventure games. We've...
Veteran Parodist Turns To Kickstarter To Fund Downton Abbey Spoof After Publisher Gets Spooked

Mystery-shrouded Hulu Japan hires new managing director

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It’s still mum on how its subscription base in Japan is developing, but Hulu did confirm that it has hired a new managing director to run its operations in the region, Buddy Marini. Previously heading Avex Asia Limited, a Hong Kong-based subsidiary of Japanese entertainment conglomerate Avex Group, Marini (pictured)...
Mystery-shrouded Hulu Japan hires new managing director

Hollywood Talent Turns To Kickstarter To Escape 'Institutional Censorship'

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In discussions about artists like Amanda Palmer using Kickstarter, plenty of people continue to insist that their success was made possible by their traditional industry backgrounds. We've already gone over lots of reasons why this is silly, most notably the fact that such artists to a lot of work and...
Hollywood Talent Turns To Kickstarter To Escape 'Institutional Censorship'

In Self-Imposed Alternative to SOPA, Google Will Ding Repeat Copyright Offenders in Search Results

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Google said today that it will use the number of copyright removal notices filed against a certain domain as a signal in its search results. This is a sort of voluntary alternative to the infamous SOPA and PIPA legislation, which would have had ISPs and search engines required to block...
In Self-Imposed Alternative to SOPA, Google Will Ding Repeat Copyright Offenders in Search Results

Big Data, Soft Sell: Netflix Pitches a Hands-Off Approach to Hollywood

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Here’s a narrative lots of people like right now: In the old days, the movie and TV guys had to guess about what kind of stuff you wanted to see. But Netflix doesn’t need to guess: It knows so much about your viewing habits that it knows exactly what you...
Big Data, Soft Sell: Netflix Pitches a Hands-Off Approach to Hollywood

Chill Heats up with $8 Million in Funding and a TMZ Content Partnership

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Social video platform Chill has added an additional $8 million in Series B financing to its war chest amid its quest to replace cable TV and YouTube as the default location for discovering and consuming video content. The latest round was led by existing Chill investor Kleiner Perkins Caufield &...
Chill Heats up with $8 Million in Funding and a TMZ Content Partnership
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