Film/TV

MoviePass CEO: ‘Movie Distribution System Broken’ (HMM)

MoviePass, the fledgling subscription-based theatrical movie ticket service, will continue to rely on debt or equity offerings and increased revenue from subscribers to fund operat... More

Movies Anywhere a Good Next Step, But Some Digital Ownership Holes Remain (HMM)

The introduction of Movies Anywhere, an expansion of the Disney Movies Anywhere platform to include four more studios, is the most significant advancement of the promotion of digit... More

Adobe is Visualizing Sound to Simplify VR Video Editing (Variety)

The clapperboard has been a staple of Hollywood filmmaking for decades. But in an era of virtual reality (VR) 360-degree video, the simple tool may not be enough anymore, and new t... More

Dolby and Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé Open France’s First Dolby Cinema at Pathé Massy (MESA)

Dolby and Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé, the largest cinema chain operator in France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, today announced that the Dolby Cinema at Pathé Massy, south o... More

NeuLion Launches New Cloud-Based Virtual Announcer Technology (MESA)

NeuLion today announced the launch of the NeuLion® Virtual Announcer™. Available as a new technology feature of the NeuLion® Digital Platform, the NeuLion Virtual Announcer en... More

Technicolor Vows You’ll Scream as You Stream Amazon’s ‘Lore’ (MESA)

Amazon Studios continues to create compelling content from a variety of sources, this time from a highly successful podcast for its haunting anthology series Lore. The series revea... More

Study: Digital Video Marketing is a $135 Billion Industry in the U.S. Alone (Forbes)

The rise of video isn’t slowing down. From producing videos to distributing and promoting them, the U.S. digital video marketing industry is expected to reach $135 billion this y... More

Homespun Yarns Finalists to Leverage Sohonet Filerunner for Reliable Short-Film Transfers (MESA)

Sohonet, the global experts in connectivity, media services and network security for the Media and Entertainment industry, today announced their exciting partnership with Stitch Ed... More

NAB: Prime Focus Technologies Showcases Latest Enhancements to CLEAR Media ERP (MESA)

Prime Focus Technologies is showcasing their updated CLEAR™ Media ERP Suite at NAB New York 2017. The world’s first, proven Hybrid Cloud-enabled Media ERP Suite, the CLEAR Medi... More

Nicolas Winding Refn Unveils New Streaming Platform byNWR (Variety)

Director Nicolas Winding Refn on Monday announced an ambitious new online project at the Lumière Film Festival in Lyon that will showcase restored films and other content with the... More

‘The Power Center Has Always Been in LA’: Video Goes Full Hollywood (Digiday)

Since before the first talkie, LA has been the hub for movies and TV. It’s Hollywood, after all. In the past couple of years, some of the attention in digital video shifted to Ne... More

Source Digital Platform Powers dotstudioPRO’s Digital Brand Integration Experience for New Lifetime Series (MESA)

dotstudioPRO announces the launch of a digital video e-commerce platform, a fully brand integrated web and mobile responsive experience, for Lifetime Network's newest show American... More

Pai: Goal Is to Cut as Much Telecom Regulation as Possible (MCN)

FCC chair Ajit Pai may have been stating the obvious given his conservative, deregulatory history, but he did so with gusto at a speech at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif.... More

Google Pitches TV-Like Quality for Online Ads (Light Reading)

Although navigating the online video ecosystem is complex, Google can help, according to Google's Strategic Partner Manager Michal Stefanski. Speaking in Budapest Wednesday, Stefan... More

Movies Anywhere App Launches with Joint Studio Backing (Variety)

Five of the six major Hollywood studios have joined forces to make digital movie collecting easier than ever. Movies Anywhere, a free app and website digital locker service, launch... More

BTI Studios Provides AD, Subtitles for ‘Loving Vincent’ (MESA)

BTI Studios has provided audio description (AD) for the visually impaired and subtitles for the hard of hearing on behalf of Altitude Film Distribution for an extraordinary new fil... More

Is Steven Soderbergh’s New App the Future of TV? (Wired)

Director Steven Soderbergh—the man behind Magic Mike, The Knick, and this summer’s Logan Lucky—just released the trailer for his latest project. He made it with the help of H... More

Avid Powers the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 with Dome Productions (MESA)

Avid today announced that production mobile facilities company, Dome Productions, relied on Avid solutions to deliver the Invictus Games Toronto 2017. Avid’s comprehensive tools ... More

Inside Twitter’s TV Push: Morning Shows, Live Sports, News-Driven Fare (THR)

Does Twitter want to be a TV network? A new crop of live programming on the social network certainly seems to indicate that it does. Over the past several months, the platform b... More

Apple Nears Pickup of Steven Spielberg’s ‘Amazing Stories’ Reboot (Deadline)

Apple is zeroing in on a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories as one of its first series in its foray into original programming under Jamie Erlicht & Zack Van Amburg, hea... More