Report: Amazon Facing Issues In Hollywood


A report from the WSJ says that Amazon is "failing to dominate" in Hollywood, and is running issues with "lackluster releases" and strained relationships with its producers. Amazon runs all of its content business and production out of the Los Angeles area, as part of Amazon Studios. amazon hollywood content streaming production studios

RivetAI Targets Hollywood With AI Tools


Can artificial intelligence help Hollywood unlock more creativity from storytellers? The startup--whose founders come from production company End Cue, SpaceX, and Caltech--says its software can help assist in such areas as script dissection--providing producers with information every prop, character, and scene that will be required on set; budget prediction; optimizing scheduling; and even in analyzing script plots and suggesting changes to writers.

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Big tech companies are looking at Hollywood as the next stage in their play for the cloud

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This week, both Microsoft and Google made moves to woo Hollywood to their cloud computing platforms in the latest act of the unfolding drama over who will win the multi-billion dollar business of the entertainment industry as it moves to the cloud.

Hollywood Software Acquired By Rentrak


Los Angeles-based Hollywood Software, Inc. Hollywood Software's products are installed at such studios as 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate, according to the companies, with its digital cinema management software being used to manage more than 15,000 screens worldwide. hollywood software rentrak merger acquisition movie content analytics analysis tracking distribution film cinema

Why Seriously Thinks Mobile Games Are Key To Hollywood's Future


In the mobile age, what is the key to connecting and engaging with users, and where does Hollywood''s creative content fit into the mix? What''s the connection between Seriously and Hollywood? We built our first product, Best Fiends, solely focused on retention and engagement.

LiveXLive Names Head of Product


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

This Hollywood Star Proves Entrepreneurs Should Be Clueless


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.

Microsoft Unveils Surface Tablet In Hollywood


What was that gigantic gathering of tech journalists in Hollywood last night? Just a product announcement event for Microsoft. Microsoft picked Hollywood's Milk Studios as the location of a super stealthy, invitation-only event to announced its Surface tablet computer.

FAA Extends More Unmanned Aircraft Exemptions To Hollywood


The FAA said Monday that it has granted eight more regulatory exemptions for commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), nearly all of them to a set of linked companies in Van Nuys which film for Hollywood. Purwin, all for film and television production. Team 5, Shotover, and Helinet are all in the business of film and television production, and are related to pilot Alan D. Purwin, who has a long list of credits filming for Hollywood.

Why Silicon Valley and Hollywood Don’t Get Each Other and Who Will Win the Future

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Costs of product on YouTube content is literally 99% cheaper than traditional TV and; Distribution of content can now go viral and can predictably distributed via social networks. But here’s what Silicon Valley doesn’t get about Hollywood. ” Guess what, Hollywood.

Hulu In Co-Production Deal With Lionsgate


The two said they will product a 10-episode, half-hour series called "Deadbeat", which will be the first, co-production effort between the two companies. The companies said production on the series begins in the fall, and the series wil be distributed on Hulu and Hulu Plus in the U.S., hulu lionsgate television streaming production hollywood content comedy

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How FilmBreak Is Bringing Data and Analytics To Hollywood, with Darren Marble


Hollywood's an old industry, used to doing business in traditional ways. Darren Marble: On average, the budget for marketing for feature films is 50 percent of their production budget. darren marble filmbreak data analytics hollywood content marketing filmmakers film

TechZulu #TechCrawl | Hollywood Edition

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TZ Tech Crawl is back this month and heading to Hollywood! Come take a tour of some of the hottest LA Tech companies and Co-Working spaces filled with Startups & Entrepreneurs located in Hollywood! The post TechZulu #TechCrawl | Hollywood Edition appeared first on TechZulu.

FAA Gives Nod To Hollywood For Drone Use


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. According to the FAA, it will allow six aerial photo and video production companies to use unmanned aircraft systems in the National Airspace System. hollywood drone flight aerospace airplane filming content movie movies mpaa

Hollywood Insiders Back Social Shopping Site The Hunt


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. The site says it has over one million monthly unique visitors using the site to find and buy products.

Immortals Hires VP of Content and Production


Los Angeles-base esports team Immortals says it has hired Hollywood director and producer J.M.R. Luna as the company's new Vice President of Content and Production. According to the team, Luna will oversee the organization's long and short form film production, as well as assist with creating premium content properties for the team's partners. immortals esports content production luna

Hollywood Web Television Meetup

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Thursday, January 21, 2010 -- Hollywood Web Television Meetup. Join us for Tubefilter's Hollywood Web Television Meetup on January 21st, 2010 in Los Angeles. We're delving into independent content production with Zadi Diaz and Steve Woolf of Epic Fu. This month? See [link] (more

Microsoft Spins Up New Entertainment Studio In Hollywood


Microsoft is the latest big name, technology company which sees its future being defined in Hollywood, and is reportedly hiring a former CBS television executive to head up original video content development efforts here.

Fullscreen Launches New Product


Los Angeles-based YouTube network Fullscreen , which was created by former YouTube executive George Strompolos, has launched a brand new product today, aimed at providing analytics and other information to video creators. The new product includes analytics around search engine optimization (SEO), optimal video length for engagement; best times to upload videos; and much more. fullscreen network video search engine optimization content hollywood

Netflix Looks To Raise $2 Billion For Content Acquisition, Production


Netflix , the online streaming movie service operator, is planning to boost its content acquisition and production, via a $2.0 billion debt offering, a move which might benefit the Los Angeles content production industry. Netflix has major content production operations in Los Angeles, along with a significant number of employees. netflix billion debt offering stock content hollywood video filming film development

Hollywood Scores Win Over RealNetworks RealDVD


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.

TechZulu Final Friday At WeWork Hollywood (#TZFF)

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This month TechZulu is taking Final Fridays to Hollywood! The Deets: Where: WeWork Hollywood 7083 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. The post TechZulu Final Friday At WeWork Hollywood (#TZFF) appeared first on TechZulu.

Microsoft Details LA Production Studio Efforts


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.

Core Performance Opens Tech Dev Center In Hollywood


Core Performance , a venture backed sports and corporate wellness company backed by Polaris Venture Partners, has opened up an office in Hollywood, to house its technology operations. According to Jon Zerden, the company's CTO, the firm is aggressively hiring for technology and product positions at the new location. Sets Up Shop In LA, After $50M Funding

socalTECH , which develops a video review and collaboration product used for content management, has raised $50M in a funding, and plans to set up an office in Los Angeles, the company said today. The company said it plans to open up a combined office and showroom in Hollywood, which it says will not only house its LA-based employees, but will also host community events on a regular basis. The company's founders have a background in post production.

Fandango Rolls Out Mobile Ticketing Product


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Fourth Wall Studios Whacks Staff, Stops Production


Culver City-based Fourth Wall Studios , a developer of interactive content backed by LA billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, has laid off the majority of its staff, and stopped production, according to a report from the LA Times. video hollywood screen second content interactive employment jobs layoff soon-shiong patrick studios wall fourth

Digital LA: Games Go Hollywood Live

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This week TechZulu will be streaming Digital LA's Games Go Hollywood panel live June 10, 2010 from 8-9:30pm PST. Join us and Digital LA for a pre-E3 panel on Games Go Hollywood! Snags Hollywood Comedy Writers


Machinima will handle all production, marketing, and distribution of the content, through its own site and sites such as YouTube. Los Angeles-based , a venture-backed online site which centers around video games and entertainment, said this morning that it has tapped fifteen writers from popular comedy television series such as The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, and Seinfeld, for a series of original comedy plots on the site.

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

Silicon Beach Fest Hollywood, LA Tech Summit, and Idea to Screen | Why You Need to Attend Any or All

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Hard to believe another Digital LA Silicon Beach Fest Hollywood is happening this week back-to-back with the new LA Tech Summit produced by Cornerstone. The post Silicon Beach Fest Hollywood, LA Tech Summit, and Idea to Screen | Why You Need to Attend Any or All appeared first on TechZulu.

Microsoft, Disney Link On Cloud, Technology Deal


Walt Disney Studios said, that by moving many production and postproduction workflows to the cloud, the company hopes to "create content more quickly and efficiently around the world." postproduction media avid workflow content hollywood production azure cloud disney microsoftThe Walt Disney Studios , in Burbank, and technology giant Microsoft Corp.

Brat Gets $30M For Teen Streaming Content


Los Angeles-based Brat , which operates a content production studio that creates teen content for the online, streaming market, has raised $30M in funding, the company deta‎iled on Wednesday. brat teen streaming content production online hollywood youtube venture capitalThe funding came from Anchorage Capital. The company, founded by Rob Fishman and Darren Lachtman, is behind "Chicken Girls: The Movie", which is available on YouTube specifically focused on teenagers.

Amazon Explains Studio Process, In Video


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

VIMBY Powers Walmart's Entrepreneurship Competition


VIMBY , the Los Angeles-based, online production studio created by Mark Burnett, is powering a new entrepreneurship competition from Walmart, the Get On The Shelf crowdsourcing competition. According to Walmart, via its Silicon Valley-based @WalmartLabs unit, it is running the contest to let entrepreneurs get their products noticed and sold on its website and potentially, the Walmart store chain. walmart vimby content hollywood production entrepreneurship startup product

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

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Partners provided products and services including: Uber, Here on Biz, ParkMe, Simply Petals, Triptrotting, Bloodhound, Planana, Pop-Up Pantry, EventSorbet, ROC, Startup Car, Pulsoviral, TrueCar, PopChips, ONE Coconut water, Gamer Food, Zevia.

Legend3D Takes On Virtual Reality


Hollywood-based 3D and visual effects studio Legend3D is getting into the virtual reality business, saying this morning that it has opened up a brand new Virtual Reality division. legend3d virtual reality content hollywood visual effects studio production Legedn3D said it will help create immersive, VR experiences for film studios, ad agency, and global retail partners.

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Hackers Steal Client Data From Line 204 Studios

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Line 204, a Hollywood film and television production and rental company, said today hackers had stolen its client database. The extent of the breach is still being determined

Shotgun Software Acquired By Autodesk


Los Angeles-based Shotgun Software , a developer of cloud-based production tracking, review, and asset management software for the film, television and games industries, has been acquired by Autodesk , the two said Wednesday. shotgun software merger acquisition film television content hollywood games videogame production schedule

Amazon Studios Options Two Comedies


Amazon has been optioning all kinds of projects lately, as it looks to fill a pipeline of possible content productions. amazon studios hollywood content production script comedyThe option deals are coming fast and furious at Amazon Studios , the effort being run here in Los Angeles to develop content for Amazon Prime and other platforms.

Amazon Studios Nabs Rights To Lord of The Rings For Original Series


amazon studios lord rings tolkien book hobbits lotr content hollywood production televisionAmazon Studios , the content arm of Amazon which is based in Southern California, said this morning that it has acquired the rights to The Lord of the Rings , and will produce a multi-season television series based on the Toklein books. The new series will be available on Amazon Prime.

MiTu Network Finds Funding For Latino YouTube Network


machinima capital venture production hollywood content youtube latino network mituMiT , a Los Angeles-based YouTube network focused on Latino content, said today that it has closed a round of funding.

Cloud Takes Acquired By Technicolor


Los Angeles-based Cloud Takes , an online project collaboration site focused on feature films, post production, and other content work, has been acquired by Technicolor. cloud takes technicolor merger acquisition project collaboration film content hollywood post production dailies movie software Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Cloud Takes founder Daryll Strauss has been hired by Technicolor as Vice President of Software Development.

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