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Paramount Sends Mission Impossible To Facebook

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Los Angeles-based Paramount Pictures said Tuesday that it is making its entire line of Mission: Impossible movies available on Facebook.

Paramount, Nickelodeon Tie Into Zynga On Rango

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Rango features Johnny Depp as a chameleon in a frontier town. Financial terms of the ad deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Worlize | Virtual World Tied To Facebook, Twitter and Now Your Blog

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Although Worlize may be news to some they have been around for just over a year and they are based right here in Los Angeles.

Paramount Opens Online Movie Clip Licensing Site

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The site was developed for Paramount by Digitalsmiths, a North Carolina startup. READ MORE>>.

United Airlines Goes Green With Biofuel Use At LAX

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airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights, through at effort at Los Angeles International Airport. United Airlines on Friday that it has become the first U.S. That sustainable biofuel is generated from non edible natural oils and agricultural waste. READ MORE>>.

Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA

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Who are the top tech companies to work for in Los Angeles? Despite a huge number of companies, we found there are a number which. OpenX.

RealD Names Exec

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Los Angeles-based 3D theater projection technology provider RealD said today that it has named Anthony Marcoly as the company''s new President, Worldwide Cinema. Marcoly was previously President, Paramount Pictures International, and also spent over 26 years at The Walt Disney Company. READ MORE>>.

Shamrock Capital Invests $25M In Video Licensing Firm

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Shamrock focuses on investment in the media, entertainment, and communications areas. READ MORE>>.

Fans.lu Ties With Game Development Organization

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Los Angeles-based Fans.lu , a developer of an e-commerce storefront to help game companies sell merchandise such as shirts, hats, posters, and more directly to their gamer fans, said over the weekend that it has partnered with the International Game Developers Association (IGDA). READ MORE>>.

Ebyline Signs Scripps TV, Adds Audio/Video

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Los Angeles-based Ebyline , a startup which helps publishers find and manage freelancers, said today that it has added Scripps Television Station group as a customer, and the addition of audio/video capabilities to the service. Momary was at the Ventura County Star and LA Times; Narcisse had been at Paramount Pictures and the LA Times.

Cyber Rain Finds New CEO

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Los Angeles-based Cyber Rain , the venture backed developer of smart irrigation controllers, has tapped an entrepreneur known for making waterless urinals ubiquitous in the US and around the world, as its new CEO. Krug has also previously served at Paramount Pictures and the Walt Disney Company, among other companies.

Hulu Plans Full Slate Of New Original Series

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Los Angeles-based streaming television site Hulu has a full slate of new original series planned for this year, saying today it has plans to launch a number of new series and has renewed a number of series to bolster its original content. READ MORE>>. hulu original series content hollywood production video streaming

Interview with Matt and Amanda MacNaughton, PromoJam

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We quickly branched out of music, working with television companies like NBC Universal, and working with film studios like Paramount and Warner Bros.

Stockr Looks To Create New Stock Discussion Site

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A new, Los Angeles startup, Stockr , is looking to connect the world of social networking with stock tips and trades, and recently has emerged in a private beta. Jindal's c-founder is Brendon Crawford, who has served at : Disney/ABC, Paramount Pictures, Sun Microsystems, MySpace Music, and Chase Credit Card Systems. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Tobi Bauckhage, Moviepilot

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How big do you expect your operations to be here in Los Angeles? What is the idea behind Moviepilot? It's a very funny experience.

Interview with Sara Bordo, NowLive

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Bordo has previously served at Paramount and MGM, in addition to a stint at SocialVibe.com. What is NowLive all about? Who are your customers?

StyleHaul Names Content Head

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Los Angeles-based StyleHaul , which operates a YouTube network focused on fashion and beauty, said this week that it has named Mia Goldwyn as the company''s Chief Content Officer. Goldwyn was most recently Vice President of Business Development, Digital and Insurge at Paramount Pictures, and spent 13 years with the studio.

Tapping The Creativity Of The Crowd With Tongal

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My background is at Paramount, in the film department, and I also ran my own production company. Explain how Tongal works? How did that happen?

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Learning The Ropes Of Internet Video With Michael Tringe and CreatorUp

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Los Angeles-based CreatorUp (www.creatorup.com) wants to help aspiring online video producers with an online web education series.

Fandango Dangles Chance At A Real Flight To Space

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Los Angeles-based movie ticketing and information site Fandango said today that it is giving away the chance at a flight to space for film fans, as part of a promotion for the new film "INTERSTELLAR". Fandango said the prize comes through a combination of andango, Paramount Pictures, XCOR, and online channel VICE. READ MORE>>.

DivX Powers FilmFresh.com

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San Diego-based DivX said today that it is powering a download-to-own movie store run by Los Angeles-based FilmFresh.com. According to DivX and Film Fresh, Film Fresh will provide major motion picture titles from Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. READ MORE>>.

Moviepilot Sets Up Office In Venice, Hires Two Execs

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Moviepilot , which operates an online movie discovery site, said last week that it has opened up an office on Abbot Kinney in Venice, California, as part of its expansion into Los Angeles. Elkins joins the firm from MEC, where she had run interactive media campaigns for Paramount and Dreamworks. READ MORE>>.

Hulu To Carry Epix After Netflix Falling Out

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Los Angeles-based streaming television site Hulu scored a major win this weekend, and has inked a deal with television network Epix , after Netflix said it would not renew and existing deal with Epix for its content. Epix--known for its Hollywood movie lineup--is a joint venture of MGM, Lions Gate Entertainment, and Paramount.

LA Times Vets Launch Ebyline, Gain Angel Funding

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Los Angeles-based Ebyline said today that it has launched a new online marketplace targeted at news publishers and professional journalists, which helps publishers manage freelance writers. The firm said it is backed by un-named Los Angeles angel investors, and was founded by former Los Angeles Times journalists.

maniaTV Makes A Slew Of New Hires

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Los Angeles-based maniaTV, which develops video content for the web, said today that it has hired six new executives at the firm. Paul joins from Joost; Klein from National Lampoon; Sniffen from JumpTV and NBC; Przybylowski from G4TV, Chu from Paramount Pictures, and Lucero from Disney

Interview with Ryan Scott, CauseCast

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Ryan is a serial entrepreneur, having previously co-founded email marketer NetCreations, and also has been an angel investor in local startups.

Worlize Gets Funding For Social Gaming

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Los Angeles-based Worlize , a new startup focused on social gaming and chat, said Wednesday that it has scored initial angel funding for the firm, and opened up a private beta. Tags: worlize venture capital startup social gaming chat angel investment facebook twitter myspace opensocial READ MORE>>.

Total Immersion Gets DVD, Blu-ray Wins

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Los Angeles-based Total Immersion. According to the company, its technology was used in releases of Paramount's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen; Star Trek; and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. Financial details of the wins were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

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Total Immersion Powers New Iron Man 2 App

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Los Angeles-based Total Immersion , the developer of augmented reality software, has snagged another win in the entertainment industry with 'Iron Man 2'. The firm said its is providing augmented reality features for a digital promotion around the film, as part of a marketing campaign from LG. LG Ally is LG's first U.S. Android phone.

Interview with Brian McKelvey, Worlize

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The firm's CEO is Brian McKelvey , who we caught up with recently to learn more about his background, the firm, and the market it hopes to serve.

Interview with James Citron, Mogreet

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This morning, Los Angeles-based Mogreet (www.mogreet.com) announced it had raised a Series B funding round for the firm's mobile greeting services.

Interview with Miles Beckett and Greg Goodfried, EQAL

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Los Angeles-based EQAL (www.eqal.com) launched into the online world in 2006 with the creation of the YouTube sensation "lonelygirl15," the fictional video blog of a teenage girl. Editor's note: Quincy Smith is CEO of CBS Interactive; Nancy Tellum is President of CBS Paramount Network Television). Thanks for the interview.

Interview with Sherry Gunther, Masher Media

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Last Week, Calabasas-based Masher Media announced it had received a round of angel funding from the Tech Coast Angels to fund its development of MyMiniPeeps (www.myminipeeps.com), a virtual world for children. Plus, exposure through USC led me to the Tech Coast Angels. What's special about your virtual world? Can I be an editor?

Interview with Anne Walls and John Singleton, WordHustler

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My background, is I'm from Los Angeles. went to UCLA, and majored in English, and then worked in Hollywood for ten years, for companies such as CAA, Paramount, and Judd Apatow. WordHustler launched in May of 2008 in a beta. We caught up with both Anne and John to learn more about the company. Anne Walls: Everything. Thanks