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Break Media Launches Screenwriting Contest With Scripped

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online content publisher headed by Keith Richman, said today that it has partnered with Scripped.com , an online community for screenwriters, on a new screenwriting contest. Break said the contest will give an up-and-coming screenwriter an opportunity to have his or her script produced as an original video on the site, via break Media Creative Lab.

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Evolve Media Snags Break Media Content Vet

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Los Angeles-based Evolve Media said late Monday that it has named Mitch Rotter as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Rotter joins the company from Break Media, where he was Execuktive Vice President of Programming, in charge of Break Media''s in-house creative agency and production arm, Creative Lab. Evolve Media said that Rotter will head up its marketing efforts, plus its vertical publishing divisions CraveOnline Media and TotallyHer Media.

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Break Media Analyzes Men With New Site

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Los Angeles-based online publisher Break Media is delving into that question this morning with the launch of a new site, called Acumen , focused on pulling insights and analysis on the behavior and trends driven by men. Break said the new site is designed as a new tool for brand marketers, to help them gain "actionable intelligence" about the male demographic. Break Media also said it will be running an ongoing, R&D panel of several thousand men for its new site.

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Break Media Launches New Game Front

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Continuing its push into original content, Los Angeles-based Break Media said today that it has launched a comprehensive redesign of Game Front , its online video game site, to add new, original editorial content, videos, and commentary to the site.

Break Media Ties With Zachary Levi on "Nerd HQ"

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online video content publisher, said today that it has partnered with actor Zachari Levi, on a set of original videos and events. According to Break, it will product three, original videos starring Levi, as well as a dedicated "Nerd HQ" channel on Break.com. break media breakmedia comiccon comic zachary levi original series content video videos hollywood chuck

Break Media Taps Doyle, Subar as CFO, CTO

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online video and content publisher headed by Keith Richman, said today that it has tapped Andrew Doyle as its Chief Financial Officer, and David Subar as Chief Technology Officer. break media executive publishing video advertising publish content

Break Media, Reveille Link On New Original Series

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Los Angeles-based Break Media and production firm Reveille , the company behind The Office and The Biggest Loser, said Monday that the two have inked a development deal. The two companies said that Reveille will develop a slate of original, digital pilots for Break, aimed at that site's comedy audience. video series original content hollywood reveille media break

Break Media Launches New Ad Unit

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online content publisher which runs Break.com as well as a number of other sites, said it has launched a new advertising unit it is calling "Social Video Accelerator". Break says its sites now reach more than 120 million unique viewers per month. break media advertising online network content video

Break Media Launches iPad App

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online content publisher focused on video for men, said this morning that it has launched a new Break.com iPad app. Break had previously offered a generic, iOS application, which did not take advantage of the iPad's display and features. break media ipad online publishing content smartphone tablet

Break Media Goes 3D

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online entertainment site run by Keith Richman, said today that it has launched a new, 3D video channel--and will also produce its own, original 3D series. Break said the channel, which will roll out over the next two weeks, includes 3D mini shows and action sports video. As part of the expansion into 3D, Break also said it will help advertisers via 3D ad formats and incorporation of 3D video into its advertising products and ad-server.

Break Media Launches New Site

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , which operates a number of web sites focused on the young male demographic, announced this morning that it has launched a new website, MadeMan.com. According to Break, the new site will focus on product reviews, including "gadgets, gears, fashion, sports, and more." The new property will be managed by Break Media VP Jonathan Small. Tags: break media mademen male content

Break Media Buys FileFront

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Los Angeles-based Break Media announced this morning that it has acquired FileFront , an online site focused on gaming news and downloads. According to Break Media, it will be investing "significantly" in the editorial on FileFront, and will use the acquisition to add additional premium gaming content to its site. Tags: publishing games content gaming videogame filefront acquisition merger media break

Break Media Ties With BlueKai, exelate

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , which operates a number of Internet media and entertainment properties focused on men, said late Tuesday evening that it has partnered with BlueKai and exelate , two firms providing online advertising data. Break said that the partnerships will provide it advertisers with ad targeting and optimization capabilities. Break specifically said the partnerships would help enhance its video and display ads on its sites.

Break Media Expands Into New Ad Verticals

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online media and advertising firm run by Keith Richman, announced this morning that it is in a major expansion in its advertising network, and has added 23 new verticals to its network. Among the new sites joining Break's advertising network are Justin.tv, RedOrbit.com, Spil Games, and WeGame.com. Tags: break media entertainment internet advertising content

Break Snags VP From Universal Music

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online content publisher run by Keith Richman, said this morning that it has hired Mitch Rotter as its Senior VP and General Manager of Editorial Properties. Break said Rotter was in charge of marketing for all of UMG's products. break media universal executive

Break Media Inks Video On Demand Deal

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , which operates a number of male-oriented video and other content sites, announced Thursday that the firm has inked a deal with IPTV firm Clearleap. According to Break, the deal calls for Clearleap to include a part of Break's video library in Clearleap's Content Marketplace, which is used by cable and IPTV providers for serving up their video on demand programming.

Break Media Launches Ad Server Effort

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , which operates a network of Internet entertainment properties focused on men, said today that it has launched its own, in-house advertising server for its ad network. The firm said its new Apex proprietary ad server will allow advertisers to manage their advertising campaigns across Break's advertising network. Break said it reaches more than 100 million men every month through its network.

Break Media Scores With NFL.com

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online video site run by Keith Richman, has scored a win with NFL.com , the firm said Friday. According to the two, they have launched a new, NFL.com channel on Break, which will feature content that is concurrently available on NFL.com. The two companies said the content includes NFL game highlights, current news, inside access videos, information for fantasy football players, and more.

CraveOnline Snags Former Spin Media, Break Media Exec

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Los Angeles-based online men''s publisher CraveOnline , which is part of Evolve Media, said today that it has named Mike Bender its Senior Vice President of Sales. Bender was formerly the VP of East Coast Sales for Spin Media (Buzz Media), and also served in a similar position for Break Media. craveonline executive sales content publishing

Break Media Ties With Toyota On Web Series

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Los Angeles-based Break Media is launching a new web series, in a branded content deal with Toyota, the firm said today. Break said it is launching Standup Stories "My First Ride", a web series featuring six comedians sharing their "first car experience", as part of a Toyota Camry and Corolla campaign. Financial terms of the deal with Toyota was not announced, however, Break said its Creative Lab worked with Toyota and Saatchi & Saatchi on the project.

Break Adds Greg Siegel As VP

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online publisher of video content, announced this morning that it has added Greg Siegel as its Senior Vice President, Entertainment Development. Break said that Siegel will be responsible for handling the firm's entertainment partnerships, and also to grow its film and television initiatives, according to the firm. break greg siegel vidme publishing executive entertainment hollywood content video streaming

Break Expands Into Online Games

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online media firm run by Keith Richman, said this morning that it is expanding into social gaming, with the launch of its own game studio. Tags: cagepotato break media online content social game games videogame video

Local Companies Support Movember

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Los Angeles-based Break Media said it has produced a number of original videos and editorial content in support of the charity; Huntington Beach-based free web conferencing service AnyMeeting said it is running a contest to see who can grow the best mustache; and LIVESTRONG , the online health site run by Demand Media, is working with Movember to provide resources for men affected by cancer.

Break Ramps Branded Content, Growth

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Los Angeles-based online publisher Break Media said today that the firm has more than tripled its branded content projects this year, and expects that it will grow 18 percent this year, despite the economy. Break, which operates a series of web sites focused on content for the young male demographic, said that it had what the company calls its "best revenue month" in the company's history in August, and is expecting revenue growth this year.

BUZZMEDIA Snags Sales VP From Break

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Ziegler was previously VP of Sales at Break Media, and also served at Yahoo and TIME Magazine, among other positoins. music content publishing executive sales buzzmediaLos Angeles-based BUZZMEDIA , the online music blog publisher and pop culture publishing firm which owns Celebuzz, Idolator, Stereogum, and other sites, is continuing a hiring roll today, saying it has named Michael Ziegler as Senior Vice President, Sales.

Break.com Lampoons Twitter

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Polk joined Break Media when it acquired HBOLabs last year. Break is headed by Keith Richman. Tags: tweetbox break lampoon twitter messaging content hollywood

Break Adds Greg Siegel As SVP

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online publisher of video content, announced this morning that it has added Greg Siegel as its Senior Vice President, Entertainment Development. Break said that Siegel will be responsible for handling the firm's entertainment partnerships, and also to grow its film and television initiatives, according to the firm. break greg siegel vidme publishing executive entertainment hollywood content video streaming

Break Partners With Sony, Others

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , which operates a network of online content properties targeted at the male demographic, said today that it has signed up a slate of new content partners for its sites. The firm said it has added Sony Music, FEARnet, Babelgum, and Blastro as content partners on its various sites, with those firms providing television series, original content, comedy, horror videos, and more.

FileFront Relaunches As GameFront

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , the online media firm run by Keith Richman, said today that it has relaunched FileFront as GameFront. Break acquired FileFront in February. According to Break, the newly launched GameFront sight has been re-designed and expanded, and now includes game walkthroughs, pictures and galleries, a weekly opinion column from Destructoid's Jim Sterling, and more.

SheKnows Bumps Into Largest 50 Web Properties

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SheKnows was ranked number 49 on the list; other local companies ranked among the top 50 include Internet Brands (50), Demand Media (16), BUZZMEDIA (38), Disney Online (30), Break Media (31), and MySpace (44). sheknows ranking mommy blogger blog publishing content comscoreOnline women's publishing site SheKnows has bumped into the 50 largest web properties in the U.S., the site said this week.

FIM, Break Rank In Top Video Properties, Hulu Tops Video Ads

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Fox Interactive Media and Break Media both ranked highly in comScore's August 2010 list of top U.S. According to the latest numbers, Fox Interactive Media had 43.1M minutes watched per viewer, and Break Media had 42.4M Tags: interactive media break video advertising content television youtube google Online Video Properties, although both were dwarfed by Google's continued dominance of online video via YouTube.

Break Enhances Video Ads

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Los Angeles-based Break Media said Wednesday that it is expanding the number of video advertising options the site offers. Tags: break video advertising entertainment content The publisher of entertainment sites aimed at men, said it has added new HD-quality options, interactive pre-roll options, and expandable video ads, among other options. The firm said it will make the new ad options available across all of its properties and its network. READ MORE>>.

Break Develops Creative Lab

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Los Angeles-based Break Media , an online video and entertainment site focused on men, said Tuesday that it has tapped a new team of writers, directors, and producers for a new "Creative Lab", which the firm said will create original content for its branded advertisers. Break Media said that the new unit will be headed by Jonathan Small and Tara Leone. Exact size of the new team was not disclosed by Break.