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This Hollywood Star Proves Entrepreneurs Should Be Clueless

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This was certainly the case with Hollywood star turned inventor, Hedy Lamarr. Lamarr abandoned a successful European film career to become a Hollywood star. Unsatisfied with the intellectual limitations of Hollywood, Ms. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

Angry Birds Maker Eyes Hollywood

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The latest, videogame firm looking to get into Hollywood looks to be Rovio , the maker of the popular videogame Angry Birds , according to a report today. Rovio recently hired David Maisel , who helped launched Marvel Studios, as a special advisor.

A Surprising Entrepreneurial Journey To The Pinnacle Of Hollywood

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With no industry connections or family ties, talent agent John Ferriter applied basic entrepreneurial principles to reach the pinnacle of Hollywood''s elite. John then described his journey from rock-n-roll to Hollywood. The "I Only Know Two People In Hollywood" Interview.

How Amavitae Wants To Help Youth Find A Career They'll Love

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To help fix that, the startup has created a mobile app to guide people through their strengths, interests, key skills, and more to guide them along the way to a career they'll love. Deborah Ramo: Amavitae, which means "love life" in Latin, is a mobile-first platform to help the emerging workforce find a career that they will love and have a natural aptitude for, and to help them understand what careers are growing and will be around in the future.

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Oculus Courts Hollywood With New Film Unit

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Irvine-based Oculus , the virtual reality headgear and technology maker which is now part of Facebook, announced Monday at the Sundance Film Festival that it has created a new unit to help Hollywood make virtual reality movies. The new unit--called Story Studio--will both create original content, as well as help other filmmakers with their virtual reality content efforts. oculus rift virtual reality content hollywood immersive sundance

How Focus@Will Uses Music To Help You Concentrate Better

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Can music help you concentrate (on school, work, or other tasks) better? We caught up with Will to learn more about the company and how it hopes its service and music can help people improve their concentration. It's quite simple really, it helps you concentrate better on tasks.

How ZEFR Is Helping Hollywood And Brands Understand YouTube

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We had gone out to all of the Hollywood studios, and licensed clip content, short segments of filmed. We have already licensed this out to great partners like SNL, and we have a great relationship with NASCAR, which helps them managed their owned media on YouTube.

Silicon Beach Fest Celebrates Tech Startups and Hollywood in LA | Pics, Highlights and What’s Next!

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“It’s great to get the tech and Hollywood communities together to celebrate digital innovation,” said Kevin Winston, creator of the Silicon Beach Fest, and Digital LA CEO/Founder. We will also do a one-day version this fall in Hollywood and Downtown.

Dubset Gets Strategic Investment From Rhapsody

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Dubset Media Holdings , a developer of technology used to help DJs monetize their music, and helps identify music for music rights holders--which has offices in Beverly Hills--has scored a strategic round of funding from Rhapsody International. musician rhapsody content music hollywood capital venture investment strategic holdings media dubset

Jukin Media Adds To Executive Team

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Jukin Media works to help license viral video content, which it publishes both on its own YouTube channels as well as licenses to news outlets, TV morning shows, clip shows, and others. jukin media viral video youtube content hollywood videos executive frequency cnet

UTA Targets Early Stage Investments With New Hire

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According to the United Talent Agency, it has hired Robyn Ward as part of its Digital Media practice, to work closely with its existing portfolio of early stage companies and help identify new investment, incubation and representation opportunities.

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Jaunt Finds $65M To Open VR Studio In Los Angeles

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Jaunt specifically said the funding goes to help with the opening of a new location in Los Angeles, which will serve as a virtual reality studio for the company. jauntvr jaunt virtual reality content hollywood film cinema cinematic videos venture capitalJaunt , a developer of cinematic, virtual reality hardware and software, said this morning that it has opened up a new, virtual reality studio in Los Angeles, after receiving $65M in a Series C funding.

Baboo Sets Sights On Digital Marketing

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A new, Los Angeles-based startup, Baboo is looking to help brands and marketers in the entertainment space reach consumers, and recently launched an alpha of its services. baboo startup digital marketing entertainment content hollywood brands advertising

Tongal Names Chief Marketing Officer

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Tongal offers up an online platform which helps brands, studios, and creators develop video content, including advertising and short films; the company says that it now has powered more than 1,000 campaigns. tongal chief marketing offier amanda malko executive video creative hollywood advertising crowdsourcing crowdLos Angeles-based creative video crowdsourcing site Tongal has named a new, Chief Marketing Officer, saying it has named Amanda Malko to the new position.

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Movieiplot Raises $16M In Series B Funding

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Moviepilot , the movie and entertainment website led by Tobi Bauckhage, has raised $16M to help the company expand into gaming content and social video. moviepilot venture capital hollywood movie content expansion webediaAccording to Moviepilot, the funding was led by French publisher Webedia, and also included T-Venture of America and the company's other investors. Moviepilot's entertainment site is aimed at millennials, and offers up movie-related content.

Tongal Links With The United Talent Agency

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Los Angeles-based Tongal , the online crowdsourcing site which helps brands and studios create content by tapping into a pool of creators, said Tuesday that it will be represented by the United Talent Agency (UTA). The two said that the UTA will help Tongal develop deeper relationships with studios, networks, digital publishers, advertising agencies and brand marketers, and also provide Tongal access to additional talent. tongal united talent agency hollywood creative content

YouTube's New Investments Aimed At Hollywood Creators

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YouTube has not said how much it will invest in the new, individual investments in content creators, but the company says it hopes to create new content on YouTube, and help broaden the appeal of the content being produced by that talent. youtube hollywood channel content creator video funding investment Google''s YouTube has created a huge upswing in content and media startups-and fortunes--in Los Angeles, with the rise of multi-channel networks.

How Jukin Media Is Turning Viral Video Into A Real Business

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We then help push those videos through social media channels, and help them go viral. Those two pieces helped feed each other. From a team perspective, it''s buildling out parts of the organization here which need help.

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Warner Launches Startup Accelerator In Los Angeles

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its Media Camp accelerator program wil lbe launching in Los Angeles, to help early stage companies create "disruptive innovations" in entertainment. MediaCamp says its interests in startups include everything from startups helping to enhance the value of digital ownership and content; help transform what it means to be a fan; that tap into the value of data and recommendations; and new technologies for content production.

Siemer Ventures Backs Japanese Mobile Video Firm

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According to Breaker, it has raised $2M in a seed funding round, to help bolster its efforts to produce and distribute mobile video entertainment in Japan. hollywood content entertainment video mobile ventures siemer japan breaker

GotCast To Donate Revenues To Red Cross Relief Effort

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GotCast offers up an online site which helps Hollywood casting agents and producers to find talent; the firm also has been powering interactive casting events for a number of brands. gotcast cross japan tsunami earthquake talent hollywood content casting

FAA Gives Nod To Hollywood For Drone Use

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Hollywood is helping to pave the way for commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles, thanks to a FAA ruling Thursday letting the film and television industry use drones in their filming efforts. hollywood drone flight aerospace airplane filming content movie movies mpaa According to the FAA, it will allow six aerial photo and video production companies to use unmanned aircraft systems in the National Airspace System. The announcement was made by U.S.

Startups To Help You Survive College

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For busy students with limited phone battery, this should mean preserving your precious battery charge into the later hours, helping them order that late night Uber when they need it. The post Startups To Help You Survive College appeared first on TechZulu. Moving to college is hard.

Machinima In Rebranding Effort

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According to Machinima, the effort includes and all-new brand identity, including a new tagline, logo, and network ID; a new program aimed at creators joining it network; new technology to help its talent manage their social video businesses; and a new web site. machinima rebranding youtube network content millenial gaming culture hollywood

Hollywood Insiders Back Social Shopping Site The Hunt

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In a turn from the usual formula of Silicon Valley investors backing a Hollywood, celebrity-driven startup, a Silicon Valley startup has scored the backing of a group of Hollywood insiders. The site--reminiscent of Pinterst--helps users find products features from other social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr. thehunt online shopping fashion hollywood ecommerce visual photo social venture capital

Real Appeal Links Hollywood Celebrity, Tracking Gadgets For Weight Loss

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Los Angeles-based Real Appeal , which is backed by health company UnitedHealth Group, said Wednesday that it has launched a new personalized, interactive online weight loss program which taps into both celebrities and connected fitness devices to help improve the health of employees. According to Real Appeal, it uses personal coaches, a Hollywoodd cast, interactive scales, calorie and weight loss trackers, and much more all combined into a program to help motivate people to lose weight.

Epoxy Looks To Help Online Video Creators With Social Tools

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Venice, California-basd Epoxy --which was built by former executive from Team Downey--has launched a brand new set of tools aimed at helping online video creators use social media, and also disclosed a funding round. capital venture tools media social youtube video online television epoxy content hollywood teamdowney downey robert

Hulu To Tap Forssell As Acting CEO

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According to Kilar, Forssell helped grow the company from 2 content partners and no revenue to over 450 content partners and approximately $700 million revenue in 2012. movies streaming hollywood media content executive huluLos Angeles-based Hulu reported Thursday afternoon that it will appoint Andy Forssell as acting CEO of the company, when current CEO Jason Kilar leaves at the end of the month.

Hollywood Web Televsion Meetup: December

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008 -- Hollywood Web Televsion Meetup: December. The 4th monthly Hollywood Web Television Meetup brings together Los Angeles' rich, diverse creative talent for the purpose of sharing resources, finding opportunities for collaboration, and helping talented content creators to shape the future of web television.

Hollywood Web Television Meetup: November

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008 -- Hollywood Web Television Meetup: November. Join us for the 3rd Hollywood Web Television Meetup. We're bringing together LA's rich, diverse creative talent for the purpose of sharing resources, finding opportunities for collaboration and working together to help talented content creators thrive in this emerging market.

Hollywood Scores Win Over RealNetworks RealDVD

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A group of Hollywood studios has scored a win over RealNetworks today, as the firm settled a lawsuit which targeted a DVD copying and ripping service called RealDVD , which RealNetworks was attempting to launch into the market. Six major Hollywood movie studios, Viacom, and the DVD Copy Control Association had filed suit in September of 2008 over RealDVD, which was launched that same month to help consumers copy DVDs to their hard drive.

Cedars-Sinai and Techstars Partner to Launch Healthcare Technology Accelerator

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By helping to accelerate promising new technologies into healthcare, our partnership with Techstars will benefit patients around the country and around the world.”. ” West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey P.

Amazon Explains Studio Process, In Video

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In typical Hollywood fashion, it has explained it--with a YouTube video. amazon studios youtube video hollywood content production script submissionAre you wondering how Amazon Studios --Amazon.com's production studio--figured out whether or not it wants to make a movie from a script?

How Laudville Is Bringing Your Entertainment Life Together

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We hope the advertising will be much more considerate of users, helping them on their mission, and so that it can help you achieve something, consumer or acquire something, or watch something.

Interview with John Mudge, iBN Sports

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And, how do programs like YouTube's recent push to help fund original content channels on the site helping? Those partners are taking regional and specific local content, which is very important to their viewers, either to help them grow or maintain their subscribers.

SpiritClips Acquired By Hallmark

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Hallmark said the acquisition would help engage consumers in the digital world, and become a potential new channel of distribution. spiritclips hallmark content hollywood greeting cards merger acquisitionLos Angeles-based SpiritClips , an online video service and short film producer, has been acquired by greeting cards firm Hallmark. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

How Epoxy Is Helping Content Creators Make Their Video More Social

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Los Angeles-based Epoxy (www.epoxy.tv) launched yesterday to help content creators do just that. Right now, what that means is a set of apps for distributing video out to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and some tools to help engage and build audiences on the back end.

Hulu Channels Holiday With Animated GIF Creator

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Los Angeles-based streaming television site Hulu has rolled out a fun new tool to help you channel your holiday spirit (or lack of holiday spirit) into an animated GIF, with a new service called the Hulu Perfect GIF Generator. The new tool lets users share animated GIFs--all clips from Hulu''s extensive video library--to help express their holiday feelings, whether a user really loves the holidays, or even if the user really doesn''t like holidays at all.

Interview with Steve Seigel, Hatched

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As an entrepreneur, there is so much competition for so few dollars, so having a finance background and also having done something entrepreneurial really helps me provide balance to the show. I've been an entrepreneur, I've been an investor, and I have a finance background, which has been a perfect way to present myself and help people right now. Lots of these guys come on the show, already have a niche market, but need some help to step it up to the next level.

Fullscreen Gets Funding For YouTube Network

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Strompolos helped co-create the YouTube Partner Program. fullscreen media entertainment youtube network content hollywood venture capital Fullscreen , the online entertainment video site headed by George Strompolos, announced this morning that it has raised a round of Series A funding. Size of the funding was not announced. The round came from The Chernin Group along with Comcast Ventures and WPP.

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