Paramount Sends Mission Impossible To Facebook


Los Angeles-based Paramount Pictures said Tuesday that it is making its entire line of Mission: Impossible movies available on Facebook. networking social hollywood film content movie pictures paramount impossible mission

Paramount, Nickelodeon Tie Into Zynga On Rango


Los Angeles-based Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies have tied into social gaming giant Zynga , in a cross promotion with the new Rango film, the firms said this morning.

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Although Worlize may be news to some they have been around for just over a year and they are based right here in Los Angeles. These past few months we have seen the rebirth of virtual worlds. With sites like , Chill , and Shaker to name a few.

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Paramount Opens Online Movie Clip Licensing Site


Los Angeles-based Paramount Digital Entertainment said Tuesday that it has launched a new site, , which will offer B2B licensing of clips from the studio's films. The site was developed for Paramount by Digitalsmiths, a North Carolina startup.

Livit Names Head Of Sports Streaming


Los Angeles-based Livit , which is a developer of a live, mobile, virtual reality streaming app and service, said today that it has named Marty Corwin as the company's Director of Global Sports. Corwin has previously served at such companies as Top Rank Boxing, ESPN, Viacom, DirecTV, FOX, FIFA, Paramount Stations Group, CBS Network, HBO, Showtime, Don King Productions and UFC.

Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA


Who are the top tech companies to work for in Los Angeles? has been around forever in Los Angeles, but after a recent redesign and a focus on updating its web site, new mobile. relationships and brand are paramount to get invited to review the best searches.".

RealD Names Exec


Los Angeles-based 3D theater projection technology provider RealD said today that it has named Anthony Marcoly as the company''s new President, Worldwide Cinema. Marcoly was previously President, Paramount Pictures International, and also spent over 26 years at The Walt Disney Company. reald movie projection executive theater paramount disney

Shamrock Capital Invests $25M In Video Licensing Firm


Los Angeles-based private equity firm Shamrock Capital has invested $25M in Thought Equity Motion , a provider of video footage licensing services, Thought Equity Motion said today. Ties With Game Development Organization


Los Angeles-based , a developer of an e-commerce storefront to help game companies sell merchandise such as shirts, hats, posters, and more directly to their gamer fans, said over the weekend that it has partnered with the International Game Developers Association (IGDA). David Padula has served at Activision and Paramount Pictures; Derek Padula has worked as a game designer at Electronic Arts, Activision, and Seven Studios.

Ebyline Signs Scripps TV, Adds Audio/Video


Los Angeles-based Ebyline , a startup which helps publishers find and manage freelancers, said today that it has added Scripps Television Station group as a customer, and the addition of audio/video capabilities to the service. Momary was at the Ventura County Star and LA Times; Narcisse had been at Paramount Pictures and the LA Times.

Cyber Rain Finds New CEO


Los Angeles-based Cyber Rain , the venture backed developer of smart irrigation controllers, has tapped an entrepreneur known for making waterless urinals ubiquitous in the US and around the world, as its new CEO. Krug has also previously served at Paramount Pictures and the Walt Disney Company, among other companies. The company is venture backed by Athenian Venture Partners, DeWaay Investment Partners, Funk Ventures, Momentum Venture Management, and the Tech Coast Angels.

Reflections on 2016: Kevin Winston, Digital LA


Also, the week of Silicon Beach Fest, I also was honored to be included in the inaugural 500 Most Influential People in Los Angeles listing by LA Business Journal. This year, the VR on the Lot conference featured VR and VFX companies and Hollywood filmmakers on the Paramount Lot. This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem.

Hulu Plans Full Slate Of New Original Series


Los Angeles-based streaming television site Hulu has a full slate of new original series planned for this year, saying today it has plans to launch a number of new series and has renewed a number of series to bolster its original content. According to Hulu, it is launching "Deadbeat," "East Los High" Season Two and "The Hotwives of Orlando" on the site in 2014, and has also renewed "The Awesomes," "Moone Boy," "Behind the Mask," "Quick Draw" and others on the service.

Interview with Matt and Amanda MacNaughton, PromoJam


For a number of high profile brands, it's by using the software and services of Los Angeles-based PromoJam (, which just announced a round of funding to accelerate it efforts last week from Golden Seeds and the Band of Angels.

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Stockr Looks To Create New Stock Discussion Site


A new, Los Angeles startup, Stockr , is looking to connect the world of social networking with stock tips and trades, and recently has emerged in a private beta. Jindal's c-founder is Brendon Crawford, who has served at : Disney/ABC, Paramount Pictures, Sun Microsystems, MySpace Music, and Chase Credit Card Systems. The firm, headed by Vinny Jindal, provides a filtered stream of stock tips and disussions--tied into stock charts and quotes.

Interview with Tobi Bauckhage, Moviepilot


How do a bunch of German moviemakers end up in Los Angeles, running a site helping studios to market and promote their films via their venture backed startup? How big do you expect your operations to be here in Los Angeles?

Interview with Sara Bordo, NowLive


Bordo has previously served at Paramount and MGM, in addition to a stint at I came to Los Angeles 7 years ago, and worked for a small entertainment marketing firm. My first studio role was in digital media at Paramount Pictures.

Atom Tickets Promotes New Gore Film, An Inconvenient Sequel


Los Angeles-based mobile ticketing firm Atom Tickets said this morning that it is teaming up with Paramount Pictures and Participant Media, to offer up its users a chance to see the new Al Gore film, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power", at special public screenings. Atom Tickets said the film will premiere the film in Los Angeles/Southern California, Atlanta, and Nashville.

StyleHaul Names Content Head


Los Angeles-based StyleHaul , which operates a YouTube network focused on fashion and beauty, said this week that it has named Mia Goldwyn as the company''s Chief Content Officer. Goldwyn was most recently Vice President of Business Development, Digital and Insurge at Paramount Pictures, and spent 13 years with the studio. StyleHaul said Goldwyn most recently had re-launched Paramount Digital Entertainment.

Tapping The Creativity Of The Crowd With Tongal


The Los Angeles company--which is backed by $15M from Insight Venture Partners--has come up with a way to utilize the web and its deep depth of creative talent to produce many viral videos and commercials for its clients.

Learning The Ropes Of Internet Video With Michael Tringe and CreatorUp


Los Angeles-based CreatorUp ( wants to help aspiring online video producers with an online web education series. I worked on packaging independent projects, and helped send Paranormal Activity to Paramount.

Fandango Dangles Chance At A Real Flight To Space


Los Angeles-based movie ticketing and information site Fandango said today that it is giving away the chance at a flight to space for film fans, as part of a promotion for the new film "INTERSTELLAR". Fandango said the prize comes through a combination of andango, Paramount Pictures, XCOR, and online channel VICE. Looking for your chance to make it into space?

DivX Powers


San Diego-based DivX said today that it is powering a download-to-own movie store run by Los Angeles-based According to DivX and Film Fresh, Film Fresh will provide major motion picture titles from Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, all in DivX format. Financial details of the arrangement were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Moviepilot Sets Up Office In Venice, Hires Two Execs


Moviepilot , which operates an online movie discovery site, said last week that it has opened up an office on Abbot Kinney in Venice, California, as part of its expansion into Los Angeles. Elkins joins the firm from MEC, where she had run interactive media campaigns for Paramount and Dreamworks. Moviepilot is headed by Tobi Bauckhage, and was started in Germany; the firm took $7M in May to help it expand and build its office here in Los Angeles.

Hulu To Carry Epix After Netflix Falling Out


Los Angeles-based streaming television site Hulu scored a major win this weekend, and has inked a deal with television network Epix , after Netflix said it would not renew and existing deal with Epix for its content. Epix--known for its Hollywood movie lineup--is a joint venture of MGM, Lions Gate Entertainment, and Paramount.

LA Times Vets Launch Ebyline, Gain Angel Funding


Los Angeles-based Ebyline said today that it has launched a new online marketplace targeted at news publishers and professional journalists, which helps publishers manage freelance writers. The firm said it is backed by un-named Los Angeles angel investors, and was founded by former Los Angeles Times journalists.

maniaTV Makes A Slew Of New Hires


Los Angeles-based maniaTV, which develops video content for the web, said today that it has hired six new executives at the firm. Paul joins from Joost; Klein from National Lampoon; Sniffen from JumpTV and NBC; Przybylowski from G4TV, Chu from Paramount Pictures, and Lucero from Disney

Interview with Ryan Scott, CauseCast


Ryan is a serial entrepreneur, having previously co-founded email marketer NetCreations, and also has been an angel investor in local startups. We launched that section with Paramount, with the movie ad as the lead sponsor.

Worlize Gets Funding For Social Gaming


Los Angeles-based Worlize , a new startup focused on social gaming and chat, said Wednesday that it has scored initial angel funding for the firm, and opened up a private beta. Worlize's founding team includes CEO Brian McKelvey, who has served at Paramount, Sony Pictures, Lionsgate and Live Nation, and CFO Greg Diller, who has previously been at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), The Hollywood Reporter, and Cannon Pictures.

Total Immersion Gets DVD, Blu-ray Wins


Los Angeles-based Total Immersion. According to the company, its technology was used in releases of Paramount's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen; Star Trek; and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. a developer of augmented reality software which superimposes computer generated images onto live video feeds and PC webcam images, announced today that the firm's technology has been used with a number of major DVD releases.


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Total Immersion Powers New Iron Man 2 App


Los Angeles-based Total Immersion , the developer of augmented reality software, has snagged another win in the entertainment industry with 'Iron Man 2'. Total Immersion said the deal, made with LG Mobile Phones, Alcone Marketing, Marvel Studios, and Paramount, will include augmented reality features as part of a limited edition Iron Man 2 comic book bundled with LG Ally handsets.