Entertainment Partners Acquired By TPG Capital

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Burbank-based Entertainment Partners , a provider of workforce management and automated production software and services for the entertainment industry, has been acquired by private equity investor TPG Capital. According to Entertainment Partners, the company will continue to be led by its existing management team, led by President and CEO Mark Goldstein.

Enterprise in Entertainment

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 -- Enterprise in Entertainment with Miramax and Fox PM's. Product School. See [link] (more

LiveXLive Names Head of Product

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West Hollywood-based a href="[link] , which provides a number of live streaming and other products focused on live entertainment--and also runs Slacker Radio--has named Tad Ro as Head of Product. LiveXLive said Ro will lead product management and expand its product offerings. He was most recently Director of Product Management at Verizon Digital Media Services. livexlive exeutive product

Pocket.watch Raises $15M For Kids Entertainment

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Pocket.watch says it develops eerything from small-screen video to big-screen blockbusters, games, toys, and other products focused on kids. pocket.watch kids entertainment venture capital viacom content hollywood filmLos Angeles-based media brand Pocket.watch , which creates content for kids, has raised $15M in a Series B funding round, led by Viacom, the company said today. As part of the funding, Viacom Media Networks COO Sarah Levy joins the company's board of directors.

IGN Entertainment Names Chief Programming Officer

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IGN Entertainment , which produces online video game and entertainment content, said Tuesday that it has named Wade Beckett as its Chief Programming Officer and SVP of Video, based here in Los Angeles. Vice President of Production, at Fusion -- a Disney/ABC & Univision joint venture. He also served at ESPN SportNation and NBCUniversal's G4 network, along with Comcast, ZDTV, Tech TV, DreamWorks, NBC's Peter Engel Productions, TV Guide Channel, and CinemaLine.

Nirvanix Wins Entertainment Studio

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San Diego-based Nirvanix , the provider of enterprise cloud storage services, said today that it has scored a customer win at Relativity Media, an entertainment studio working on film and television production. nirvanix cloud storage entertainment hollywood relativity media studio dat

Global Eagle Entertainment Investment Deal Collapses

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Los Angeles-based Global Eagle Entertainment , a developer of in-flight entertainment products and provider of broadband Internet services, has called off a $416M majority investment deal from Chinese company HNA Group , after the U.S. overseas international investment china group iseego cfius acquisition merger wireless inflight entertainment eagle global

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Entertainment

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Entertainment. Many of the studios have sizable in-house technology development operations, but all acquire technology or technology products from outside their corporate borders. Southern California is still the home of Hollywood -- the symbolic name for the motion picture industry, but that industry has changed dramatically in recent years.

Disney to Launch New Entertainment Technology Effort, Disney StudioLAB

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Walt Disney Studios and Accenture are in an effort to harness emerging technology in the area of entertainment, with a new effort they are calling Disney StudioLAB , the two said on Tuesday. According to the companies, StudioLAB will be dedicated to "reimagining, designing and prototyping" entertainment experiences and production capabilities, using cutting-edge, innovative technologies. disney entertainment studios hollywood content movie film

Myspace Sets Entertainment Head

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Beverly Hills-based Myspace , the online social entertainment site now owned by Specific Media, said this morning that it has named Roger Mincheff as President of Myspace Entertainment. Mincheff was previously at Fox Filmed Entertainment, serving as SVP Branded Entertainment; he also served as CEO of Spacedog Media, a digital marketing agency. myspace entertainment music specificmedia specific media executive

Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives

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And if you work in the entertainment industry, you have Stage 32. by providing cutting-edge online education to a global population of people looking to make it in the ever-evolving entertainment industry. Richard Botto, Stage 32’s founder and CEO, says, “It’s certainly no longer a fact that filmmaking and television production only happens in LA and NY. To be sure, there are other places to go for education if you’re seeking success in the entertainment industry.

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services Buys CAPS Payroll

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Burbank-based Cast & Crew Entertainment Services , which provides payroll and production management services and technology to the entertainment industry, said it has acquired CAPS Payroll , a provider of payroll services for the commercial production, venues, music tours, live events, unscripted television and independent film markets. cast crew entertainment technology services hollywood merger acquisition caps payroll processing

How Laudville Is Bringing Your Entertainment Life Together

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In the world of many online television, movie, and video sites, scores of music streaming services, and other entertainment content, it''s often a difficult task to find what you really want to watch, listen to, or read.

Audiolife Acquired By Alliance Entertainment

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Van Nuys-based Audiolife , the startup which provided product fulfillment for the music industry and artists, has been acquired by Florida firm Alliance Entertainment. According to Alliance Entertainment, Audiolife's founders will remain in Los Angeles, but the company will be moving its fulfillment operations to Shepherdsville, Kentucky. audiolife alliance entertainment merger acquisition artist hollywood musician music

Digital LA: Branded Entertainment Panel Live!

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Join us tonight live at 8pm PST from UCLA Korn Hall for Digital LA’s Branded Entertainment panel right here on TechZulu. They’ll discuss how content creators and brands work together to create, develop, and market digital branded entertainment.

The Story Behind ScoreBig's Live Entertainment Tickets, with Adam Kanner

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The first problem is that the live entertainment industry has a tremendous amount of excess capability. I did another business around sports production and direct marketing, working with teams in Boston, all the league in getting footage.

LA Dodgers Launch Sports, Technology, Entertainment Accelerator

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According to the two, the new startup accelerator will focus on companies at the intersection of sports, technology, and entertainment. The accelerator says it hopes to have a mix of early-stage startups developing new technologies, products, and services, as well as later-stage companies. baseball capital venture sports entertainment accelerator startup dodgers

E2: Evolution of Entertainment Conference at USC

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On Friday, February 22, USC’s Business and Entertainment Association (BEA) is hosting its 4th annual E2: Evolution of Entertainment Conference at the Town & Gown Hall at the USC Campus. This year’s theme is Media Without Borders: The Globalization of Entertainment.

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Should I license my IP, sell a royalty stream, or just produce products?

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They will be more willing to pay a royalty fee if your product gets them to market earlier or is protected by patent to create a barrier to their competition. If a continuing fee, the license could be based upon units of the product incorporating your IP.

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Global Eagle Entertainment Links With Satellite Operator SES

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Los Angeles-based Global Eagle Entertainment , the developer of in-flight wireless and entertainment systems for airlines, said today that it has linked up with satellite operator SES , to bring Ku-band satellite bandwith to the company''s systems. Globa Eagle Entertainment said it currently serves over 150 airlines worldwide with its Wi-Fi, movie, television, interactive software, and other products.

Should I license my IP, sell a royalty stream, or just produce products?

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They will be more willing to pay a royalty fee if your product gets them to market earlier or is protected by patent to create a barrier to their competition. If a continuing fee, the license could be based upon units of the product incorporating your IP.

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Wearable Tech LA | Where Entertainment & Health Meet Wearables July 17th

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During The Future of Wearable Entertainment and Hollywood, it will be discussed how augmented reality inspired by movies become a reality for all of us. The Future of Wearable Music will be a discussion on how wearables can change our music experience from entertaining to healing.

THQ Names Production VP

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Agoura Hills-based THQ announced this morning that it has named Ron Moravek as its new Executive Vice President, Production. Moravek is the former co-founder and COO of Relic Entertainment, which he sold to THQ in 2004. executive production videogame contentHe also served at Electronics Arts, Canada, and most recently was a senior advisor to security firm NuCaptcha. READ MORE>>.

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Arktos Entertainment Funds Online Gaming Firm

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Los Angeles-based Arktos Entertaiment Group , a firm which says it provides investment, creative and production management support, and other services to interactive and online entertainment firms, said today that it has led a $5M investment round in firm Online Warmongers. Tags: arktos entertainment venture capital online warmongers

Semtech Rolls Out New Production Software

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Camarillo-based Semtech announced a new software product this morning, which will help users of its analog and mixed signal semiconductors with configuring a line of its video transmitters and receivers. According to Semtech, its new BlueRiver Production Assistant Software is a graphical interface tool that cna be used for mass production and configuration of Blueriver-based AV transmitters and receivers.

M-GO's Take On The Digital Entertainment Streaming Market, with John Batter

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I personally come from DreamWorks, and was President of Production previous to taking the opportunity to come run M-GO. John Batter: We have 135 people in LA, about 80 percent are in technology and product.

Netflix Boosts Consumer Products Efforts In LA

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Streaming entertainment provider Netflix is boosting its consumer products efforts out of its Los Angeles office, saying on Tuesday that it has tapped a Disney Parks veteran as its new global products head. According to Netflix, it has hired Christie Fleischer as Global Head of Products, overseeing retail and licensee partnerships, publishing, interactive games, merchandising and experiential events.

Google partners with Sony Pictures Imageworks to launch an open source VFX render manager

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Sony Pictures Entertainment/Imageworks wasn’t a founding member but joined a few months after the foundation got off the ground. Cloud Developer cloud computing cloud platform computer graphics Google Los Angeles sony pictures entertainment special effects Zync

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Vuguru, Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment Tie On Digital Content Deal

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Beverly Hills-based Vuguru , the online digital content production studio run by Michael Eisner, and POW! vuguru michael eisner online content hollywood production stan spiderman comic book

Microsoft Details LA Production Studio Efforts

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Technology giant Microsoft has detailed its new Los Angeles production studio, officially announcing that it has created a new production studio headed by former CBS Network Television Entertainment president Nancy Tellem. Tellem was most recently senior advisor to CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, and also supervised programming, development, production, business affairs and operations at CBS Network Television Entertainment.

A Day in the Life of a Product Manager

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Rather, these were the words given in response to the opening question to a panel of product managers to “describe their occupation” in 3 words or less, + an additional word on what their biggest challenge was. Jay Stakelon , VP Product Design, Fullscreen.

Beyond Entertainment | Social Media as a Tool for Marketers

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It is now a standard with any new social network to be able to cater to both the consumer and the brand; the person and the product. The post Beyond Entertainment | Social Media as a Tool for Marketers appeared first on TechZulu. From Fun to Big Business.

Mad Catz In License Deal With Sony Computer Entertainment Japan

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San Diego-based Mad Catz Interactive , a manufacturer of computer accessories, gaming accessories, and other products, said Wednesday that it has inked an agreement with Sony Computer Entertainment Japan.

Microsoft Spins Up New Entertainment Studio In Hollywood

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According to a report from the New York Times, Microsoft has hired Nancy Tellem to head up a Microsoft production studio based in Los Angeles, which the report said would create programming for both the Xbox 360 and other efforts.

Entropic Wins Home Entertainment Networking Firm

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San Diego-based Entropic Communications is powering a Ethernet-to-coax bridge product from Wistron NeWeb (WNC), a developer of home entertainment networking products, the firm disclosed today. According to Entropic and WNC, Entropic's chip set is being used as part of the product, which allows consumers to connect up to four Internet TVs, Blu-ray Players, game consoles, and other Ethernet-enabled devices via preexisting coax cable, using the MoCA standard.