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Hollywood is a district in Los Angeles, California, United States situated west-northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Due to its fame and cultural identity as the historical center of movie studios and movie stars, the word Hollywood is often used as a metonym of American cinema. Even though much of the movie industry has dispersed into surrounding areas such as West Los Angeles and the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys, significant auxiliary industries, such as editing, effects, props, pos...

The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Video Marketing Lessons – Ping Pong Baby Edition

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Video Marketing Lessons   Ping Pong Baby Edition

I always send various videos that I collect throughout the week for this column to friends and family, and it usually gives me a pretty good indication of whether or not the column has a good cross-section of different video types and tones. And this …

Online Movie Trailers For Friday, February 3: Telekinesis, Saving Whales, & Life After Harry Potter

Online Movie Trailers For Friday, February 3: Telekinesis, Saving Whales, & Life After Harry Potter

This past January was a good one for Hollywood, although it goes to show that year-over-year comparisons for specific months is a pretty short-sighted way of looking at this particular business, which entirely relies on product.  Subjective product.  And whenever Hollywood has a comparatively bad …

Greed & The Crumbling Dream Of A Video Promised Land

Greed & The Crumbling Dream Of A Video Promised Land

Danny Sullivan is a pretty smart dude. If you're not familiar with him, it probably means you haven't dabbled much in SEO. And when he wrote yesterday about paying Rupert Murdoch three times for the same piece of content, it really got me fired up. …

New Promotional Tool, Chill, Is Pintrest For Videos – The Reel Web Episode 23

New Promotional Tool, Chill, Is Pintrest For Videos   The Reel Web Episode 23

This week on the Reel Web we cover a lot of new stories surrounding SOPA, PIPA, and especially Vimeo's stance on them. We also talk about the importance of having original content and why Hulu, Netflix, and others are pushing so hard to feature original content …

Blip.TV Founder Says SOPA And PIPA Threaten All Online Video Platforms

Blip.TV Founder Says SOPA And PIPA Threaten All Online Video Platforms

I interviewed the founder of the Blip.TV, Charles Hope, who shares his thoughts about why The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is extremely bad for online video platforms and their users, and explains what's really needed is not new laws, but better business innovation.

SOPA And PIPA May Cripple The Web Video Ecosystem, Unless We Fight It

SOPA And PIPA May Cripple The Web Video Ecosystem, Unless We Fight It

I interview entertainment and new media attorney Gordon Firemark for a guide on two controversial bills in Congress and the top online video crisis of 2012 – the Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which are threating to censor our …

Two New Original Content YouTube Channels Focus On Entertainment News

Two New Original Content YouTube Channels Focus On Entertainment News

If you're looking for entertainment news on YouTube this year, you'll have a lot of choices.  The latest two original channels, The Young Hollywood Network and ENTV, will be a constant flow of celebrities, news, and Hollywood gossip.  The two new entertainment channels will now …

International Academy Of Web Television Awards Demonstrate Maturity Of Online Video Industry

International Academy Of Web Television Awards Demonstrate Maturity Of Online Video Industry

While at CES I had the distinct pleasure of attending the inaugural International Academy Of Web Television Awards ceremony that celebrated all things online video and included the likes of Felicia Day, Shari Lazar and Kevin Pollack. It was pretty cool and, to me, demonstrated how far we …

Hollywood’s Ultraviolet Picks Up First Major Distributor: Amazon

Hollywoods Ultraviolet Picks Up First Major Distributor: Amazon

I would consider myself to be cautiously optimistic about Ultraviolet–Hollywood's big gamble on digital movies. The service would provide a digital locker that consumers can "fill" with movie purchases, while the films themselves live in the cloud. I'm optimistic because I'm ready for digital media, …

Mobile Video App MoviePal Is Shazam For Movie Trailers

Mobile Video App MoviePal Is Shazam For Movie Trailers

The simplest concepts I've long held that Shazam is quite possibly the most useful smart phone app on the planet–it's certainly the one I used the most out of all the apps I've ever downloaded. It's definitely a simple concept (hear a song you want …

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