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Evan Shapiro to Lead Participant Media’s New TV Division

LOS ANGELES: Participant Media has created a new TV unit, Participant Television, tapping long-time AMC Networks executive Evan Shapiro to serve as president. Shaprio has been serving as the president of IFC and Sundance Channel. He also executive produced a number of original documentaries and series, including This Film Is ...

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Virgin Produced & ACTV8.ME Enter Interactive Tie-Up

LOS ANGELES: Virgin Produced has signed a development deal with ACTV8.ME to produce interactive versions of TV shows for multiple platforms. The partnership focuses on creating TV properties that are built for distribution and integration using multi-screen interactivity with Facebook and Twitter. The TV content will leverage key social media platforms ...

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Elizabeth Guider Reports from NAB: James Cameron on 3D TV

LAS VEGAS: Of all things, TV series are "low-hanging fruit" for movie maven James Cameron and his business partner Vince Pace when it comes to overlaying their patented 3D technology on top of traditional 2D shooting workflow. "That’s where we should be looking for rapid growth," Cameron told NAB attendees at ...

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MGM Titles Available on YouTube, Google Play

LOS ANGELES: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) has started adding more than 600 titles to YouTube and Google Play for users to rent in the U.S. and Canada. MGM joins five of the six major studios and more than ten independents that currently offer movies for rent on the two services. This brings ...

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Elizabeth Guider Reports from NAB: Opening Day

LAS VEGAS: With tantalizing, if still tentative, signs of economic recovery Stateside, the annual NAB confab is banking on a renewed sense of confidence—and a solidifying of business prospects—during the next four days of technological wizardry, panel discussions and deal-making. The far-ranging event, whose theme this year is "The Great Content ...

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HBO Offers Free Preview of Veep, Girls

NEW YORK: HBO is giving non-subscribers a chance to watch its two new series Veep and Girls for free, offered the day after their network premieres. Viewers can access the two shows on a number of platforms, including HBO.com, YouTube, TV.com, on demand platforms and more. Girls will be available the ...

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Condé Nast Hires for Film & TV Units

NEW YORK: Driving its push into film and television, Condé Nast Entertainment has hired Jeremy Steckler as executive VP of motion pictures and Michael Klein as executive VP of alternative programming. Steckler will acquire and develop film properties for the company. He comes to the role, based in Los Angeles, ...

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Report: IP Industries Crucial to U.S. Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C.: A report from the U.S. Commerce Department has found that intellectual-property intensive industries support at least 40 million jobs, contributing more than $5 trillion to the U.S. economy every year. The report calls attention to the importance of IP protection systems. Rebecca Blank, Deputy Commerce Secretary, noted, "The ...

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New U.S. Survey Finds TV Everywhere Hitting Mainstream

TORONTO: The 2012 Market Tools survey from QuickPlay Media has found increased interest and adoption of mobile TV and multiscreen services, with 57 percent of respondents reporting that they are interested in multiscreen viewing. This figure is up from the 48 percent reported in 2011. Of the respondents, 35 percent ...

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