Paramount Sends Mission Impossible To Facebook

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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

DTS Selected By Paramount Pictures

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DTS , the developer of audio enhancement technology and surround sound technology, said today that its DTS-HD codec has been selected by Paramount Pictures. The Calabasas-based company said that its codec is being used as the surround sound format for Paramount''s UltraViolet movie catalog. DTS said taht Paramount will deliver its catalog of UltraViolet movies with DTS soundtracks in the second half of 2013.

Paramount Links With Twitter On Movie Promotion

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Paramount Pictures said this morning that it is launching a movie promotion for the film SUPER 8, in a partnership with Twitter. According to Paramount, the deal will offer up exclusive trailer premiers on the site on its account, @Super8Movie. paramount twitter super8 movie promotion

Paramount Pictures Licenese Movies To Amazon Prime

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Hollywood studio Paramount Pictures is extending out distribution of its movies with a new deal with Amazon.com , Amazon said Wednesday. Amazon said that it will bring hundreds of movies from Paramount to its Prime Instant Video service, its subscription, video on demand service.

Paramount Pictures Licenses Movies To Amazon Prime

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Hollywood studio Paramount Pictures is extending out distribution of its movies with a new deal with Amazon.com , Amazon said Wednesday. Amazon said that it will bring hundreds of movies from Paramount to its Prime Instant Video service, its subscription, video on demand service.

Joost Inks Deal With Paramount, MTV

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Santa Monica-based Joost , the online video distribution firm recently spun out of Adconion, has inked a deal with Paramount Digital Entertainment and MTV , to premier JACKASS 3.5 , the latest project of the popular MTV franchise. The firm said that Paramount and MTV, which are both owned by Viacom, will premier JACKASS 3.5 paramount hollywood content video internet jackass joost

Paramount Promotes Super 8 With Twitter

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Paramount Pictures has kicked off a promotion of the upcoming movie SUPER 8 with Twitter, the two announced today, by running a special sneak preview promotion only available to Twitter users.

Kingston, Paramount Tie On Movies Via Flash Memory

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Fountain Valley-based memory maker Kingston Technology , and Paramount Digital Entertainment said Monday afternoon that the two are in a deal to deliver full-length, motion pictures on Kingston's flash memory products. According to Kingston Digital, an affiliate of Kingston Technology, and Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE), a division of Paramount Pictures, they will provide the movies via bundles and for sale on USB and SD cards.

Paramount, Nickelodeon Tie Into Zynga On Rango

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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.

RealD Names Exec

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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 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. His last position at Disney was President, International Theatrical. READ MORE>>.

Sony Hack: Theater Chain Pulls Team America

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A Texas theater chain''s plan to run Team America: World Police instead of The Interview , has been quashed by Paramount Pictures, according to the chain.

Why Hollywood is Joining the Video On-Demand Market

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Paramount Digital’s Tom Lesinski explains, “The way large films are marketed no longer makes sense.” Entertainment A Beautiful Mind Facebook film-making Hollywood Hulu Innosight Netflix Paramount Digital Streaming Tom Lesinski Tribeca Twitter video streaming VOD Warner Bros YouTubeThe idea of video on demand has been around since as early as 1990 when GTE partnered up with AT&T to create the first VOD system. It relied on the use tapes as the source of video streams.

Beyond the Demo: 2018 Could Be Year for Longer, Profitable VR Content

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René Pinnell says he and his wife Selena Pinnell were “blown away” by the virtual reality projects their friends were creating in 2014, so they looked for an entrepreneurial niche that would allow them to support such artists.

Silicon Beach Report March 31: Snapchat Launches Stories Search

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Snapchat launches stories search, Paramount launches ‘Ghost in the Shell’ VR experience, and SpaceX considering upper stage recovery of Falcon Heavy rocket

Initiative to Boost SoCal’s Startup Scene Teams With GV Founder

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A Silicon Valley entrepreneur has set out to boost the startup ecosystem in San Diego and the rest of Southern California—and he already has scored a coup by partnering with Bill Maris, the founder and former CEO of Google Ventures, now known as GV. Steve Poizner, who sold two of his startups to Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ) and served as California Insurance Commissioner a decade ago, has signed a collaboration agreement with a venture fund that Maris founded in suburban San Diego.

Worlize | Virtual World Tied To Facebook, Twitter and Now Your Blog

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McKelvey has led, designed and deployed gaming and web technologies for a multitude of leading companies including Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Lionsgate, TNT, GSN and Live Nation. These past few months we have seen the rebirth of virtual worlds.

Kabam Launches The Godfather: Five Families Exclusive to Google+

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The company exclusively licensed The Godfather franchise for social gaming from Paramount Digital Entertainment and partnered with Paramount in developing the storyline and game.

AFCOM SoCal

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From cyber security to outsourcing security management, the importance of implementing a robust security program is paramount to virtually all information technology and critical infrastructure operators. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -- AFCOM SoCal. Security within the data center environment is one of the most crucial elements of data and asset protection.

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Guthy Renker Sells Off Solar Marketing Subsidiary

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Santa Monica-based direct marketing company Guther-Renker has sold off one of its subsidiaries, Paramount Energy Solutions , to solar energy firm SolarCity. Paramount Energy Solutions was based in Sacramento. The deal was worth approximately $120M, split between $116.3M in stock with the remainder in cash. As part of the deal, Ben Van de Bunt, CEO of Guthy Renker will join SolarCity''s board of directors. READ MORE>>.

VR On the Lot Conference

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Paramount’s 10,000 square foot Stage 4 will serve as the conference VR demonstration area with multiple exhibitions of head mounted displays showcasing the latest VR experiences. Friday, October 14, 2016 -- VR On the Lot Conference. The first of its kind, the conference will be attended by all of the major studios, producers and production companies across the globe who will explore “VR: Seeing is Believing.”

VR On the Lot Conference

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Paramount’s 10,000 square foot Stage 4 will serve as the conference VR demonstration area with multiple exhibitions of head mounted displays showcasing the latest VR experiences. Thursday, October 13, 2016 -- VR On the Lot Conference. The first of its kind, the conference will be attended by all of the major studios, producers and production companies across the globe who will explore “VR: Seeing is Believing.”

FameBit Passes 15,000 YouTubers

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The company says it has so far linked YouTube content developers with such brands as L'Oreal, Adidas, GameFly, Marvel and Paramount Pictures, among others. Santa Monica-based FameBit , the online marketplace which helps brands connect with YouTubers, said today that it has surpassed 15,000 creators on the site, and now has more than 650 million subscribers across YouTube, Snapchat, Vine, and Instagram.

DTS, IMAX In Certification, Licensing Deal

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The two said they are launching the program in partnership with Sony Electronics, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, and Sound United, among others. Calabasas-based surround sound and audio technology developer DTS --which is now a unit of Xperi--and IMAX Corporation announced this morning that the two are in a partnership, where they will launch a new certification and licensing program aimed at consumers.

CallFire Names Chief Revenue Officer

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CallFire joins the company from The Search Agency, where she was President of the company; she also had previously been at United Online, Ameriquest Mortgage, Paramount Pictures, Planet Hollywood and Universal Studios Hollywood. Santa Monica-based voice and text-platform provider CallFire is bolstering its executive ranks today with a new hire, saying that it has named Barbara Palmer as the company''s new Chief Revenue Officer.

StyleHaul Names Content Head

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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. 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.

The Trade Desk Snags Marketing Chief From eBay

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He also has served at Scholastic Internet Group, MTV, Paramount Interactive and NEC Technologies. Ventura-based The Trade Desk , which develops an advertising technology platform, says it has appointed Mark Kirschner as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Kirschner was most recently CMO of eBay Enterprise, and also previousl y has been CMO of Rakuten. Kirschner will be based out of The Trade Desk's New York offices. The Trade Desk recently filed for an IPO. READ MORE>>.

Livit Names Head Of Sports Streaming

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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. 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.

JibJab Breaks Records With Justin Bieber Promo

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According to JibJab, the campaign--run for Paramount's Insurge Pictures--generated over 2.8

United Airlines Goes Green With Biofuel Use At LAX

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United also said it has agreed to purchase 15 million gallons of sustainable biofuel for its daily use over a three year period, for use in its regularly scheduled flights, from AltAir Paramount. United Airlines on Friday that it has become the first U.S. airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights, through at effort at Los Angeles International Airport.

ZEFR Hits 1 Billion Monthly Views

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Paramount, MGM, Miramax, Columbia, and others, for online distribution.

Demand Media Names Head of Registrar Services

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Banfield joins the company from Screenlife Games, and also had served at Sony Corporation, Microsoft, Paramount Pictures, and Real Networks. Santa Monica-based Demand Media has announced a new head of the company''s domain name registration business this morning, saying it has named Steve Banfield as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the company''s Registrar Services business.

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Atom Tickets Promotes New Gore Film, An Inconvenient Sequel

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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.

Technicolor Backs Video Search Firm

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Turner, The CW Network, Paramount, and Telepictures. Technicolor , the provider of services to the motion picture, television, and media industry, has backed a North Carolina technology firm developing video search and discovery products. Durham, N.C.-based

Shamrock Capital Invests $25M In Video Licensing Firm

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Thought Equity Motion allows companies to search for and license footage from entertainment firms, including BBC Motion Gallery, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, National Geographic, The New York Times, and the NCAA.

MediaClub LA

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Attendees work at companies such as CAA, Disney, Dreamworks, Fox, ICM, MySpace, NBC, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, William Morris, YouTube, etc. Thursday, April 8, 2010 -- MediaClub LA. Join LA's largest Business Networking Organization for Media Professionals and see you at our next event at Haute Come mingle with top industry professionals in Media and Technology.