Supernatural anime Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan to stream free online after Japanese episode premieres

VIZ Media has announced the launch of a brand new anime series – Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan – will stream on the company’s anime website. The first subtitled episode of the new fantasy action-adventure series about a junior high school student that is part human and part yokai (supernatural demon), premiered for free ….

Streaming Media West 2009

Now in its 12th year, the Streaming Media West show is the number-one place to come see, learn and discuss what’s taking place with all forms of online video and its related technologies. Content owners, viral video creators, online marketers, enterprise corporations, broadcast professionals, ad agencies, educators and more all come to see and hear ….

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 ….

Death Proof Zoe Bell to attend panel & uncut screening for her series Angel of Death at Comic-Con ’09

Comic book legend Ed Brubaker (Captain America), Actress and Stuntwoman Zoe Bell (Death Proof), Doug Jones (Quarantine), Ted Raimi (Spider-Man 3), along with director Paul Etheredge (Buried Alive) and producer John Norris, will all be in attendance for a Q&A panel and exclusive screening of the UNCUT feature-length film version of the groundbreaking online series ….

Master of Horror Clive Barker to moderate Fear Clinic series panel event at Comic-Con 2009

FEARnet will be at the Sony Pictures Entertainment booth at Comic-Con 2009, on Friday, July 24th, bringing you the cast and director of their new original web horror series Fear Clinic. Horror legends Robert Englund and Kane Hodder will be appearing at the booth, along with fellow cast member Danielle Harris and series director Robert ….

CSI creator to launch world’s first interactive ‘digi-novel’ at Comic-Con 2009

Anthony E. Zuiker, creator of the CSI franchise, and EQAL, creator of the web sensation lonelygirl15, have teamed up on a groundbreaking multimedia project that includes a crime novel by Zuiker, along with a multi-platform interactive experience by EQAL. The project is called Level 26, and Zuiker, along with Miles Beckett and Greg Goodfried of ….

BBC goes interactive with new TV series that includes online gameplay

BBC Switch has commissioned digital production company Conker Media, to create and produce an interactive, digital drama thriller for its teen audience. The new show, to be titled The Well, will air this fall in the Switch zone on BBC Two in the U.K. (Saturdays 12noon-2.00pm) and will contain extended material online at, where ….

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, ….

Sorenson Media launches the first high-quality web video delivery network

Sorenson Media recently announced the availability of Sorenson 360, a Video Delivery Network (VDN) that enables video professionals and small- to medium-size businesses for the first time to easily publish the highest-quality video on their Web sites in minutes and at an affordable price. Sorenson Media’s flexible new VDN service greatly expands publishing opportunities in ….

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 ….

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 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, ….

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 ….

Open Film rewarding video uploaders and digital filmmakers with monthly moolah

As a precursor to the launch of its ad revenue sharing program for content providers, video sharing site Openfilm will recognize top filmmakers with a $500 reward every month. Ten winners are selected based on various criteria, including technical execution, the quality of narrative and acting, the overall popularity and audience feedback. “Openfilm has attracted ….