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Lionsgate is the latest Hollywood studio expanding its presence in the YouTube space, announcing a content-development pact with RocketJump Studios, the digital studio whose biggest hit is the “Video Game High School” series.
DJ Flula Borg (AKA the Dirk Nowitzki of rap) has landed a film role in Pitch Perfect 2.
When it comes to technology, there’s no question that kids today have it a lot easier. While there’s something to be said for the era when you actually had to get dressed, leave your house and go to the library if you wanted a piece of information, today’s youth ain’t got no time for that.
This week, the Fine Bros introduce their panel of kids to a late-70s/early-80s computer, and their reactions are priceless. No colors other than green? No mouse? No internet?
How did we even live back then?
Quentin Tarantino is angry.
"As far as I’m concerned, digital projection is the death of cinema," Tarantino said, visibly heated. "The fact that most films aren’t presented in 35mm means that the world is lost. Digital projection is just television in cinema."
AMC’s new drama Halt and Catch Fire premieres on Tumblr two weeks before it airs. You can watch it right now.
We’re loving this.
Variety is reporting that YouTube will be acquiring the video game streaming company Twitch to the tune of $1 billion. You can read a report from Variety below after the jump.
Federal regulators are expected to vote on a proposal that would, if it’s implemented, change the economics of the Web.
From our Most Creative People 2014 list, meet the people from tech companies large and small who are changing the game for everyone.
I have always tried to be as transparent with you guys as possible, letting you in on the process of making (and not making) Community. So maybe my silence on the issue of a hypothetical sixth season seems frustrating. I was thinking I could stay quiet because there’s too much to say and anything…
The room stood still while Golden Globe Winner and AuthorMatthew Modine (“The Dark Knight Rises”) gave a keynote at the 2014 Digital Hollywood Content Summit yesterday in Marina del Rey, California. Writer and Filmmaker FX Feeney (LA Weekly) interviewed Matthew about his “Full Metal Jacket” App, new film, and crowd funding campaign for his upcoming “Full Metal Jacket Diary” audio book.
Matthew then expanded on the “Full Metal Jacket” App, “The other thing about the App is that it was something that had never been created before. They’ve now coined a term here in Hollywood called an Appumentary because it’s not a documentary and it’s not a book, it’s an Appumentary. It’s a way of exploring information that had never been done before. And it is extraordinary.”
Did you attend the Seed&Spark Crowdfunding Workshop at DHCS XVIII?
Easily one of our most well attended events, crowfunding wizards, Emily Best and Erica Anderson showed us - in detail - how to master the crowdfunding game.
The ladies were nice enough to make their presentation available for use. Click through to download their presentation - it’s a keeper!
What a day at DHCS XVIII!
The Creatives Summit was one of our best yet. Here’s a bit of a teaser.
Thanks to all our panelists and all the participants - you made the day truly special.
Make sure to check back in tomorrow for the Crowdfunding Summit! We kick off the day with a convesation between FX Feeney and Matthew Modine. Not a bad way to begin.