Esportz Entertainment Eyes Esports Production, Content

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Irvine-based Esports Entertainment announced this morning that it plans to start covering e-sports news, and offer up live and pre-recorded, streaming content for the esports industry, with a plan to open up what it calls a "Southern California Esports Broadcast Center". esportz entertainment production content videogame streaming

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.

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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

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

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.

Entertainment Partners Acquires Ease

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Burbank-based Enntertainment Partners , a provider of payroll an dproduction management services for the entertainment industry, and Ease Enertainment Services , a provider of technology to the industry, said Thursday that Entertainment Partners will acquire Ease. Ease develops a cloud-based system for handling budgeting and schedling, managing production information, document administration, script distriction, as well as production and accounting software.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Looking to new products, Bev adds strategic investors and redoubles focus on women entrepreneurs

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We’re partnering with Bev because we’re comfortable buying the product ourselves and telling our friends to buy it,” said Sarah Foster in a statement.

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

Wave Creates VR Driven, Live Concert Product

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According to Wave, it has launched a new, mulkti-channel virtual entertainment platform, specifically allowing artists to perform live for fans in online games, social networks, live-streaming channels, or entertainment networks. Los Angeles-based Wave --which was until recently known as TheWaveVR--has connected its virtual reality technology into the world of live concerts, the company said on Thursday.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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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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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

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

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He has a really interesting background as a product manager and now an entrepreneur. Like many product managers, my background is fairly eclectic. That's where I learned I enjoyed interacting with customers and working with development teams to build and launch products.

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.

3ality Inks 3D Production Deal

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Burbank-based 3ality Digital is ramping its efforts in the 3D entertainment market, saying that it has inked a deal with digital entertainment distribution firm Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. on a number of 3D entertainment projects. Tags: 3ality digital movie content production According to 3ality, which develops 3D camera rigs and related technology, said they will introduce a minimum of eight projects in the next 24 months.

Venture capitalists ‘like and subscribe’ to influencers

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Last month, the product launched with $1.2 Creators and influencers like Bernstein are forging a path from content creator to full-fledged business, with multiple revenue streams via podcasts, licensing deals, branded merchandise and even software products. “A

NXTStage Online and Mobile Entertainment Conference

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 -- NXTStage Online and Mobile Entertainment Conference. An industry conference targeting specifically pre and post-production executives as well as programming executives from the film/tv production sector. See [link] (more

FabFitFun surpasses $200 million in revenue as it hits million-subscriber milestone

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It began as a media business reviewing new products and has only taken on a small amount of venture funding since its inception , but the business has become a social phenomenon and has moved into retail, launching brands like ISH, Summer & Rose and Chic & Tonic.

BridgeCo Upgrades Music Networking Products

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El Segundo-based BridgeCo , a developer of embedded semiconductors and software for the home entertainment networking market, said Thursday at CES that it has launched the next generation of its JukeBlox product.