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Motion Picture: Instagram Unwraps Video

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Facebook made its first major move into video on Thursday, adding the ability for people to create and share ultrashort clips with its Instagram application....
Motion Picture: Instagram Unwraps Video

A Hollywood Agent Helps Web's Cats Claw Their Way to the Top

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Some celebrities simply cannot be pleased. Just ask Ben Lashes, a talent manager in Los Angeles. This week, he landed a major motion-picture deal for a client who nine months ago was an unknown living in Morristown, Ariz., population 227. When he told his client that she was heading to...
A Hollywood Agent Helps Web's Cats Claw Their Way to the Top

What Eduardo Saverin owes America. (Hint: Nearly everything.)

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When Eduardo Saverin was 13, his family discovered that his name had turned up on a list of victims to be kidnapped by Brazilian gangs. Saverin’s father was a wealthy businessman in São Paulo, and it was inevitable that he’d attract this kind of unwanted attention. Now the family...
What Eduardo Saverin owes America. (Hint: Nearly everything.)
Strange Bedfellows: Google, Paramount Ink Deal For New Digital Movie Rentals

Indian Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap: 'Piracy Helps Deliver The Filmmaker's Message To The Masses'

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There have been plenty of artists inside and outside the system recognizing that, yeah, it sucks to not get paid for every copy of your work, but on the bright side, at least people are watching/listening/reading. Hit children's book Go The F**k to Sleep built buzz with unpaid copies roaming the internet....
Indian Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap: 'Piracy Helps Deliver The Filmmaker's Message To The Masses'
The Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' restored in 4K resolution, coming to DVD and Blu-ray on May 28th

Sony continues to improve in fiscal Q3 with $23.39 billion in revenue, $115 million net loss

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As the company continues to overhaul its operations to return to profitability, Sony managed to hold onto modest operating profits during its third fiscal quarter, reporting $23.39 billion (¥1.948 trillion) in revenue and $496 million (¥46.4 billion) in operating income, but it did post a net loss of $115 million...
Sony continues to improve in fiscal Q3 with $23.39 billion in revenue, $115 million net loss
Good Deal: 'Star Trek: The Next Generation Motion Picture Collection' for $24.96 on Blu-ray

Trayvon Martin petition site Change.org comes to UK

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Website that teenager's mother used to bring his case to world attention says it has 'structure of a business but non-profit ethos'It helped a 22-year-old nanny working two jobs take on Bank of America, a bullied teenager make the Motion Picture Association think again about a film's rating and, most...
Trayvon Martin petition site Change.org comes to UK

Edison’s Motion Picture Patent Enforcement

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Merlin Mann: You a big fan of aggressive IP enforcement? Like to think a well-litigated market is a healthy market? Hate those little entrepreneurial nuisances like “competition from emerging media?” Well, then, you would have loved the early 20th century. Because you had to get Thomas Edison’s permission to make...
Edison’s Motion Picture Patent Enforcement
YouTube and Google Play offering Paramount films for rental this month

When Entertainment Industry Numbers Are More Suited To Comedy Than Analysis

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We've often criticized the entertainment industry for their use of utterly bogus math to claim massive, completely unrealistic losses from piracy. As Mike once noted, "it would actually be kind of funny... if policy makers and the press didn't actually believe those numbers and pass bad legislation based on them."...
When Entertainment Industry Numbers Are More Suited To Comedy Than Analysis

Sony promises free 4K theatrical films for 4K TV buyers

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Sony plans to use content from its Sony Pictures Entertainment division to help sell its upcoming XBR-84X900 84" 4K Ultra HD TV set. The company noted in a corporate blog post on Monday that all buyers of Sony's massive, high-resolution TV will get a free "4K Ultra HD delivery solution"...
Sony promises free 4K theatrical films for 4K TV buyers

Pixorial reels in Rumblefish to bring copyright-cleared soundtracks to its online video platform

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Back in November, we reported on a new partnership between Rumblefish and APM Music (a joint venture of EMI Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing), which enabled users to spice up their YouTube videos with a new library of songs. Legally, of course. Just to recap, Rumblefish offers a pretty...
Pixorial reels in Rumblefish to bring copyright-cleared soundtracks to its online video platform

Sony Entertainment's Michael Lynton praises the DVR for enabling an 'explosion in creativity'

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Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment, has taken the stage here in Dana Point, California for this year's D:Dive Into Media, speaking candidly about his outfit's use of social media to advertise, and more importantly, how modern technology is impacting meaningful change on the creative side of things. Citing...
Sony Entertainment's Michael Lynton praises the DVR for enabling an 'explosion in creativity'

MPAA-Affiliated Anti-Piracy Group Mysteriously Disappears

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The Hollywood studios of the MPAA have dozens of global anti-piracy partners who exist to put a local face to international issues. A sample of the major anti-piracy companies working with the MPAA can be found on the movie outfit’s ‘Around The World‘ page. There are many famous outfits listed...
MPAA-Affiliated Anti-Piracy Group Mysteriously Disappears

"Killer Joe" Sues VPN-Using BitTorrent Pirates

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Movie studio Voltage is no stranger to suing BitTorrent users. The company has pioneered mass-BitTorrent lawsuits in the United States and is estimated to have made a lot of money doing so. This week another Voltage movie landed in court, with a series of lawsuits filed under the flag of...
"Killer Joe" Sues VPN-Using BitTorrent Pirates

Crowdfunding Confidential: How IndieGoGo helped fund a video game documentary

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The following is an excerpt from Scott Steinberg’s new book, The Crowdfunding Bible. The book is free to download at www.CrowdFundingGuides.com, or in e-book form on Apple, Nook and Sony Reader devices. Check out the previous excerpt: Building a fan base for comic art. Brad Crawford, Writer/Director Following in...
Crowdfunding Confidential: How IndieGoGo helped fund a video game documentary

Canon teases 'exclusive screening' in Las Vegas, new Cinema EOS products coming at NAB?

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With both its 1D and 5D-series models already confirmed for 2012, today's Canon teaser hints at something slightly different -- and, according to our sources, a major announcement. The event is set for April 15th -- during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas -- further...
Canon teases 'exclusive screening' in Las Vegas, new Cinema EOS products coming at NAB?

RT @alyankovic: Finally, my life story is being made into a major motion picture! http://bit.ly/weirdmovie [via @9swords, @dudeman718]

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RT @alyankovic: Finally, my life story is being made into a major motion picture! http://bit.ly/weirdmovie [via @9swords, @dudeman718]

Grumpy Cat Has a Movie Deal and You Don't, What Are You Doing With Your Life?

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More famous than you, because FML. (Photo: Reddit) Are you still pissed at Lena Dunham’s success? Well, here’s a new target for your ire: GrumpyCat, who has reportedly landed a “major motion-picture deal.” And yet you can’t even get your college roommate’s producer uncle to read the screenplay you spent...
Grumpy Cat Has a Movie Deal and You Don't, What Are You Doing With Your Life?

"Wee Man" Not Happy With Copyright Troll Lawsuits

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The troll versus the elf sounds like the title of a cheap B-movie, but it’s actually a harsh reality. Over the past weeks Elf-Man LLC, the company that produced the movie with the same name, has sued over 200 alleged BitTorrent users in Colorado and Oregon. The lawsuits are typical...
"Wee Man" Not Happy With Copyright Troll Lawsuits

This May Be the First Computer-Generated Motion Picture

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Of course, it was made at Bell Labs, like everything else. This simple animation of a satellite orbiting a sphere may be the very first computer-generated movie. Ed Zajac created the simulation at Bell Labs in an effort to better understand the forces at play in the company's work with...
This May Be the First Computer-Generated Motion Picture

Movies are way more interesting when they’re rewritten with code

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Me? Watch movies? Psh. Why pay good money watching a movie when I could just find out what happens by reading code? It’s time to give in to your inner geek, my friends. Created by Ben Howdle, Movies as Code is exactly what you think it is: Popular movies rewritten in a programming...
Movies are way more interesting when they’re rewritten with code
Spielberg to revive Kubrick's abandoned 'Napoleon' project for TV

FACT Turn Up at Torrent Site Owner's House Demanding Domain Names

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There are many file-sharing sites operated by individuals in the United States and over the years they have become acutely aware that their activities could land them in trouble. As a result most take precautions to hide who they are. UK site admins may soon feel the need to more...
FACT Turn Up at Torrent Site Owner's House Demanding Domain Names
Today's Google doodle celebrates Eadweard Muybridge, creator of the zoopraxiscope motion picture device

Vine Becomes Number One App In U.S. App Store

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Good news for Twitter, then. Vine, Twitter's six-second video app is at the top of the App Store download chart in the U.S. The news was announced on Twitter by Vine's creative director, Rus Yusupov, with a screenshot (but no backslap-fist pump video offering, sadly.) The six-month-old service also...
Vine Becomes Number One App In U.S. App Store
From Reddit to Hollywood, a happy horror story

Fusion-IO Brings Flash Madness To Workstations, And Movies Like 'Hugo'

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After working mostly in the realm of servers, Fusion-IO, the founding member of the AllThingsD Flash Madness Club, last summer’s hot IPO, said today it is bringing its flash technology to workstations. It is calling the product ioFX. One early customer is Rob Legato, the Visual Effects Supervisor who won...
Fusion-IO Brings Flash Madness To Workstations, And Movies Like 'Hugo'
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