Warner Premiere to debut first of its kind ‘visual music album’ featuring U.K. band

The U.K.-based band One Eskimo and Warner Premiere have created an innovative new musical experience that brings a musical album together with groundbreaking animation and story to offer music fans a fully immersive musical and visual storytelling experience. The brainchild of lead singer Kristian Leontiou, The Adventures of One Eskimo is a visual album comprised …
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National Lampoon and IndiePix look to the new frontier with The Orchard

The Orchard announced that it has formed comprehensive marketing, distribution, and services partnerships with National Lampoon, IndiePix Films and Independent Film Sales. With these collaborations, the company will provide marketing and digital distribution services for National Lampoon, one of the oldest and most recognized comedy entertainment brands in the world. As part of the agreement, …
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Columbine-themed indie film April Showers sets download records

April Showers, the semi-autobiographical Columbine High School-themed independent feature film, written and directed by Columbine survivor Andrew Robinson, has set records via its unique distribution model on both iTunes and Indieflix. On Tuesday, May 5th, the film became the #1 most downloaded independent film in the country on iTunes, and #65 overall – on the …
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SnagFilms partners with Hulu

SnagFilms today announced it is providing portions of its video library to Hulu, the online video service that offers hit TV shows, movies and clips at Hulu.com and other online destination sites, for the launch of the company’s new documentary film section of the service. SnagFilms brings the best nonfiction films to the web audience, …
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Amazon ships the Kindle 2 electronic reader

Amazon.com today announced it is shipping Amazon Kindle 2. Already the No. 1 seller in Electronics on the Amazon.com site in just 15 days since it was introduced on Feb. 9, Kindle 2 offers revolutionary wireless delivery of content in a new slim design with longer battery life, faster page turns, over seven times more …
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Award-winning festival films to stream on net and mobile platforms

Jaman, an online destination for high-def entertainment, has partnered with Cinetic Rights Management, a leading provider of strategic advisory services to the entertainment and media industries. The collaboration expands Jaman’s catalogue to more than 7000 films, including Oscar-winning documentaries and contenders from the world’s premiere film festivals. Now Jaman members can watch such independent hits …
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Studios band together to form cable/streaming channel with newly released films and behind-the-scenes content

Studio 3 Networks, a joint venture formed by Viacom, Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Lionsgate, announced that it’s launching a next-generation entertainment service called epix. The service will provide access to films and original entertainment programming on television, along with on-demand access via broadband. Epix will make movies and entertainment accessible on multiple platforms, and …
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Streaming Media East 2009

Streaming Media East is the only show that covers both the business of online video and the technology of streaming, downloading, webcasting, internet TV, IPTV and mobile video. Now in its 12th year, the Streaming Media East show is the number-one place to come see, learn, and discuss what is taking place with all forms …
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NAB Show 2009

David Helfand, an Emmy-winning editor, and Michael Tronick, editor of Hairspray and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, will speak during the Post|Production World Conference at the 2009 NAB Show in Las Vegas. NAB Show organizers also announced today that Avid Technology, an international leader in media creation tools, will return to this year’s NAB Show exhibit …
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Yahoo attempts to bridge gap between TV and the net

Yahoo!’s Connected TV group today unveiled the next generation of technology and services for Internet-connected televisions. The company has forged partnerships with top CE manufacturers to launch a widget-based user experience for TV that brings the best of the Web to a broad range of living room devices. Powered by the Yahoo! Widget Engine, these …
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Craig Brewer takes his flow on the road

Craig Brewer, writer/director of the critically acclaimed Hustle & Flow, has signed a deal with New Regency to write and direct the film Mother Trucker, based on a Maxim Magazine article written by Steven Russell, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Peter Jaysen, along with writer Gary Scott Thompson (Knight Rider) will produce the project. “Trucker” …
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Roku digital players now stream HD content from Netflix

Roku, a leading innovator in digital media technology, today announced it has released support for streaming high-def content. Through the use of advanced compression technology, Roku can deliver instant streaming of HD content over average consumer broadband connections, bringing HD to the mass market for just $99. Netflix is the first content provider to deliver …
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Joss Whedon’s web-based series Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog on DVD today

Amazon-owned CreateSpace announced that Joss Whedon’s cult web series Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog DVD and soundtrack CD featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day and Nathan Fillion will be available for the first time this December exclusively on Amazon.com using the CreateSpace DVD and CD distribution solution. Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, which originated as a musical …
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New exclusive Watchmen footage now online free at iTunes

Who is Watching the Watchmen? Beginning today, iTunes visitors can watch special Watchmen features exclusively available as free downloads on the iTunes Store. At iTunes and the Apple App Store at www.itunes.com/watchmenmovie are exclusive Watchmen film sequences, previously only shown at San Diego Comic-Con, the Essential Watchmen app for iPhone and iPod touch, multiple behind-the-scenes …
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Acclaimed graphic album Batman: Black and White debuts as animated motion comic

Warner Premiere announced that the acclaimed graphic album Batman: Black & White debuted yesterday, as a Warmer Premiere Motion Comics series. Available exclusively on iTunes and coming soon to other distribution channels, including Amazon and Verizon VCAST, Batman: Black and White Motion Comics features 10 stories created by comic book legends that include Alex Ross, …
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Openfilm launches new features and tools for indie filmmakers

Openfilm, an online destination for independent films, shorts and animations, announced today a variety of new tools and features to help independent filmmakers showcase their work and help audiences discover and watch web video in high-def for free. The highlights include an improved new look for the site with superior navigation, viewing recommendations and film …
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