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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...

I’m Calling It: Web TV Series Are Officially Legitimized

Im Calling It: Web TV Series Are Officially Legitimized

Last week I wrote about the new Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series, which had just released its first episode. The director landed the gig by creating a fake trailer for a nonexistent Mortal Kombat film, which starred some recognizable Hollywood stars, and half a year …

Mortal Combat Viral Hit Demonstrates Bright Future for Web TV Series

Mortal Combat Viral Hit Demonstrates Bright Future for Web TV Series

Web series have been around for a while now, but for the most part, they've yet to reach the same level of esteem among audiences as their television counterparts. But as Internet-connected televisions and other devices continue to rise in popularity, the worlds of the …

My Video Rights Helps Web Video Content Owners Monetize Unauthorized Usage

My Video Rights Helps Web Video Content Owners Monetize Unauthorized Usage

There may be a new copyright sheriff in town, but this sheriff won't be locking anyone up. MyVideoRights.com is an online video advertising service that monitors unauthorized usage of copyrighted materials in web video. Instead of shutting down the illegal clips, the company then works …

Can YouTube Stardom Translate To The Real World?

Can YouTube Stardom Translate To The Real World?

A lot of YouTube stars are trying to move from online video stardom to the kind of fame and career enjoyed by typical entertainers in the world of movies, television, and music. We've got the upcoming Chronicles of Rickroll movie, starring Double Rainbow Guy and …

YouTube Stars Rhett & Link Land IFC Deal for Reality Show

YouTube Stars Rhett & Link Land IFC Deal for Reality Show

It seems that Hollywood has finally realized how popular this online video thing is, and they've started digging further and further into sites like YouTube and Vimeo to find their next big hit. Not too long ago, I wrote about Epic Meal Time, and how …

New Netflix Competitor, Zediva, Brings Unique Twist To DVD “Rental”

New Netflix Competitor, Zediva, Brings Unique Twist To DVD Rental

There's a new Netflix in town, and it's called Zediva. After a year in beta, the service is now live to the public. DVD rentals are only $1 each in many cases (though some cost more) and Zediva can deliver movies as soon as the …

Netflix Buys TV Series Rights, Jumps Into Content Creation Game

Netflix Buys TV Series Rights, Jumps Into Content Creation Game

Netflix has been doing pretty well for itself. They helped put brick-and-mortar video store chains into bankruptcy, and are the leading provider of paid TV and movie rentals–digital and physical. In the last year and a half, they've reportedly lowered their own costs to stream …

Logitech Revue & Google TV Bring Back World’s Biggest Kevin Bacon Fan

Logitech Revue & Google TV Bring Back Worlds Biggest Kevin Bacon Fan

Logitech (& Google) scored a viral hit with their Logitech Revue/Google TV commercial back in December of 2010. It starred Kevin Bacon as Ivan Cobenk–the world's biggest Kevin Bacon fan (Ivan Cobenk is actually an anagram of Kevin Bacon). The humor was spot on, and …

Warner Brothers Begins Delivering Movie Rentals via Facebook

Warner Brothers Begins Delivering Movie Rentals via Facebook

Really? Facebook is the solution you came up with to get your film in front of the digital masses? Sure it's a cool use of the social network and it taps into over 500 million potential film viewers. But I would never think of Facebook …

The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

I wrote yesterday about the discovery problem with online video.  There's so much video being uploaded at such a rapid pace that it's literally impossible for every video to have an even chance to be found. The average viewer has neither the time nor the …

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