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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...

Crowdsourced Film "One Day On Earth" Hopes To Duplicate Success Of "Life In A Day"

Crowdsourced Film One Day On Earth Hopes To Duplicate Success Of Life In A Day

Life in a Day, the so-called 'YouTube movie' that was shot by amateurs around the world and then edited together by director Kevin MacDonald and producer Ridley Scott, has gotten a lot of press. With good reason. It's an inspiring project that sought to bring ...

Federal Judge Slaps Down DVD Streaming Service Zediva With Injunction

Federal Judge Slaps Down DVD Streaming Service Zediva With Injunction

I KNEW I should have used my lingering Zediva credits! Apparently, a federal judge by the name of John F. Walter has slapped down Zediva (remember, the Netflix competitor that lets you rent a DVD and player and stream movies from that player via Internet) with an ...

YouTube Star, Freddiew, Takes Huge Step Toward Hollywood Stardom

YouTube Star, Freddiew, Takes Huge Step Toward Hollywood Stardom

You've heard me talk about Freddie Wong before, and with good reason—his videos are excellent. Combining humor and impressive special effects skills, Freddie makes videos that entertain a wide spectrum of the viewing public. And this week something happened that may propel him to a ...

The YouTube Movie That Could: Life In A Day Drawing Rave Reviews

The YouTube Movie That Could: Life In A Day Drawing Rave Reviews

It's hard to believe that Life In A Day began its existence over a year ago. It was June 24, 2010, and tens of thousands of YouTubers accepted Ridley Scott and director Kevin MacDonald's challenge to film their everyday routines. Over the next few months, ...

Name Actors Will Drive Viewer Interest In Web Series Content

Name Actors Will Drive Viewer Interest In Web Series Content

Name actors are getting into web series in a big way, and it's adding legitimacy to a medium that has been looking to break out beyond a few isolated hits. The question is, "Why would any actor worth his salt want to do a web ...

Sony's Free Streaming 3D Video For Bravia Owners Misses The Mark

Sonys Free Streaming 3D Video For Bravia Owners Misses The Mark

It seems to me that 3D isn't faring as well as the manufacturers had hoped. I guess consumers are smarter and more savvy than the industry thought. I've really felt like they've been cramming 3D tech down our throats as a way to maintain their ...

Best Branded Video Ad Campaign - Planet Of The Hoax Video

Best Branded Video Ad Campaign   Planet Of The Hoax Video

If you hadn't heard, there's a new Planet of the Apes movie coming out this year. I know, I know... I'm just as surprised as you are that the studio went ahead with it after the debacle that was Tim Burton's version. And yet, it ...

Justin.tv Sells Movie Rights, Will Get "The Social Network" Treatment

Justin.tv Sells Movie Rights, Will Get The Social Network Treatment

Coming soon to a theater near you... The Video Streaming Network, the story of how Justin.tv went from one man broadcasting his entire life through live video to a full-fledged streaming video business. Actually, the title and tagline are made up by me, but the ...

YouTube Video Lands Marine A Date With A Movie Star

YouTube Video Lands Marine A Date With A Movie Star

Behold the power of YouTube. You might have heard about the U.S. Marine, Scott More, who created a YouTube video to publicly invite Hollywood actress, Mila Kunis, to a military ball. I mentioned it in the weekend round up. It takes guts to do something ...

The Silver Bullet of Original Web Series Video Content?

The Silver Bullet of Original Web Series Video Content?

In late 2009 I began a series of live webcast shows - six to be exact all using the same format (host / hostess, topical discussion, audience interaction, social networking components, etc.) – we had a show on Venture Capitol with people skyping in from ...

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