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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...

Netflix In Dire Straits As Starz Announces End To Renewal Talks

Netflix In Dire Straits As Starz Announces End To Renewal Talks

Netflix is in dire straits if it can't right its ship soon. Yesterday, prices jumped up 60% to $7.99 for DVD rental and $7.99 for streaming (formerly $9.99 when combined), severely displeasing many subscribers into canceling, as I did. On top of that, Starz also ...

Flickme Applies Gamification to Streaming Films, But Costs Too Much

Flickme Applies Gamification to Streaming Films, But Costs Too Much

I just found flickme.com, a new streaming film rental/buying site. The thing I liked is that I could login quickly with Facebook, which got me a Beta badge for being an early adopter. I instantly noticed the gamification for the site. Completing certain tasks earns ...

Flipboard App Looking To Provide Streaming Television Shows & Hollywood Films

Flipboard App Looking To Provide Streaming Television Shows & Hollywood Films

The creators of Flipboard, Apple's 2010 iPad App of the Year, are now looking to provide TV, movies, and even e-books in the near future. The app has been downloaded more than 3 million times since its summer debut last year.

Netflix Competition Heats Up In Canada As Hollywood Suite Delivers Video-on-Demand

Netflix Competition Heats Up In Canada As Hollywood Suite Delivers Video on Demand

Cable and satellite up in the Great White North were unhappy with Netflix's crossing the border. That silly imaginary line that dictates what nationality you are, what language you speak and most importantly, what kind of streaming video and TV you can get.

Bids For Hulu Expected Tomorrow From Google, Amazon, Yahoo, & DirecTV

Bids For Hulu Expected Tomorrow From Google, Amazon, Yahoo, & DirecTV

Hulu is still for sale, and as of yet, has not been purchased by anyone. You might remember that those companies interested in acquiring Hulu were reportedly expected to turn their bids in on Wednesday of this week. However, according to the Hollywood reporter, those ...

Online Movie Trailers Are Ads That Become Destination Viewing

Online Movie Trailers Are Ads That Become Destination Viewing

One of the most common types of branded viral video is the movie trailer. After music videos, it may be one of the most-watched genres of online video. Not every trailer succeeds at going viral, but the ones that do are able to generate huge ...

Film Featuring YouTube Stars, Chronicles Of Rickroll, Releases Full Trailer

Film Featuring YouTube Stars, Chronicles Of Rickroll, Releases Full Trailer

Look out, world, the Internet's making movies now. When we last checked in with The Chronicles of Rickroll, the project was still in the very early planning stages. Since that time, the story has evolved, the producers have landed some talented Hollywood behind-the-scenes people, and ...

Film Styles & Movie Supercuts - The Week's Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

Film Styles & Movie Supercuts   The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

One of my favorite things about the world of online video, particularly viral video, is the unpredictability of it all. From one day to the next, you never know what kind of clip will be the next to show up and capture viewers' attention. It ...

Ben Stiller Brings Tropic Thunder Humor To 'The Fake Trailer Project' Web Series

Ben Stiller Brings Tropic Thunder Humor To The Fake Trailer Project Web Series

Red Hour Digital, a subsidiary of Ben Stiller's Red Hour Films, is prepared to make a viral splash later this year with "The Fake Trailer Project," a series of mock previews made in the spirit of the opening trailer montage in Stiller's 2008 film Tropic ...

iTunes Replay for Movies Held Up by HBO? No Studio Deals in Place Yet

iTunes Replay for Movies Held Up by HBO? No Studio Deals in Place Yet

iTunes Replay has been the target of several reports claiming that it will be delayed. Few have said much outside of the fact that the whole cloud-based movie and TV streaming service seems to hinge on contracts with the six large Hollywood studios. Well, it ...

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