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An Accelerator Looks To Fund Media That Matters And Makes Money

An Accelerator Looks To Fund Media That Matters And Makes Money | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it
Is your media startup the next Google, BuzzFeed, or Quora? If so, an accelerator program called Matter, with a broad definition of “media company,” wants to give you $50,000--plus office space, community, mentorship and training--at a four-month program in San Francisco next spring. And while the entrepreneurial methods may be typical of Silicon Valley, the money bags are not: Rather than tech titans, it’s public media company KQED and journalism nonprofit the Knight Foundation who are turning over $2.5 million in venture capital, with the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), an online marketplace for public radio programming, providing additional support...
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An Accelerator Looks To Fund Media That Matters And Makes Money

An Accelerator Looks To Fund Media That Matters And Makes Money | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it
Is your media startup the next Google, BuzzFeed, or Quora? If so, an accelerator program called Matter, with a broad definition of “media company,” wants to give you $50,000--plus office space, community, mentorship and training--at a four-month program in San Francisco next spring. And while the entrepreneurial methods may be typical of Silicon Valley, the money bags are not: Rather than tech titans, it’s public media company KQED and journalism nonprofit the Knight Foundation who are turning over $2.5 million in venture capital, with the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), an online marketplace for public radio programming, providing additional support...
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Fans of GUIDESTONES Follow The Clues to Win a Year of Free Pizza

Fans of GUIDESTONES Follow The Clues to Win a Year of Free Pizza | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it
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Transmedia Hollywood 3: Rethinking Creative Relations

Transmedia Hollywood 3: Rethinking Creative Relations | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it
Transmedia Hollywood is a conference, in its third year, which I used to work on. It is a joint venture between UCLA’s producer’s Program Chair Prof. Denise Mann and legendary scholar and now USC professor Henry Jenkins.
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What The Film Industry Needs: Transparency

What The Film Industry Needs: Transparency | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it

Orly Ravid: "In today’s digital distribution market, which ranges from VOD to iTunes and other smaller online outlets, the numbers are hard to find or verify."


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TechCrunch | Film Discovery Startup Prescreen Adds Netflix Founding Exec Mitch Lowe To Advisory Board

TechCrunch | Film Discovery Startup Prescreen Adds Netflix Founding Exec Mitch Lowe To Advisory Board | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it
Last month, we covered the relaunch of Prescreen, a curated, on-demand video platform.

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Hollywood Studios Warm To Apple's iCloud Effort - Wall Street Journal

Hollywood Studios Warm To Apple's iCloud Effort - Wall Street Journal | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it
New Media Age (subscription)Hollywood Studios Warm To Apple's iCloud EffortWall Street JournalApple executive Eddy Cue showed off the range of options at Wednesday's launch event for the device, at which Apple also announced a new version of its...

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Samsung Premiers Campaign For New Smart TV At The Oscars - Forbes

Samsung Premiers Campaign For New Smart TV At The Oscars - Forbes | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it
Marketers are increasingly using major events, such as the Super Bowl and The Oscars, to kick off or premier new product campaigns. Consumer electronics giant Samsung is no exception.
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72andSunny winning at the intersection of Hollywood and Madison Avenue

72andSunny winning at the intersection of Hollywood and Madison Avenue | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it
Any hot ad shop can win awards--but how about papal condemnation? 72andSunny provoked a furor when it put His Holiness in a lip-lock with grand sheikh Mohamed Ahmed al-Tayeb for a Benetton campaign.
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With Viacom deal, Amazon looks like a real competitor to Netflix

With Viacom deal, Amazon looks like a real competitor to Netflix | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it
Amazon continues to ramp up the amount of video content it offers for free to its Amazon Prime subscribers.

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Risen gets Penguin book adaptation

Risen gets Penguin book adaptation | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it
For the first time, fantasy-based role-playing computer video game franchise Risen, which targets teens, will be available in a new medium thanks to a licensing partnership between Penguin Children's Books and global interactive game developer and...
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NBC News Launching iPad-only Series

On Feb. 8, NBC News will debut the documentary series Hidden Planet hosted by Richard Engel on the Rock Center with Brian Williams iPad app, the first time the network has premiered a series on an iPad app.Monthly travel documentary show Hidden Planet debuts Feb.

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FT Web App registers one million users

FT Web App registers one million users | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it

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The Financial Times has registered another digital milestone with the FT Web App seeing over one million users since its launch in June.
Available on the iPhone and iPad by visiting app.ft.com directly from the device’s web browser, almost half of its users have downloaded a shortcut to their iPad or iPhone home screen, replicating a native app experience.


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“We’re not looking for TV shows with extensions, but cross-media experiences” | Pervasive Entertainment Times

“We’re not looking for TV shows with extensions, but cross-media experiences” | Pervasive Entertainment Times | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it
But innovation is nothing without a strong commercial capacity. In the new media space, establishing good working relationship with brands and agencies is key.

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Skywriter inks deal with new kids restaurant tablet

Skywriter inks deal with new kids restaurant tablet | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it
Canada's Skywriter Media and Entertainment has signed a non-exclusive deal with Las Vegas-based kids and family-focused restaurant marketing company Family Hospitality Group to provide kids content for its SPUDnik 1 tablet and kids entertainment...

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Transmedia Hollywood: the creativity of the US content industry in the transmedia era

Transmedia Hollywood: the creativity of the US content industry in the transmedia era | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it

'Over the course of nearly two hours, there was an animated discussion of a single theme "Creative Economies: Commercial vs. State-Based Models"' ...


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Marvel/Toys ‘R’ Us to launch Avengers retail experience

Marvel/Toys ‘R’ Us to launch Avengers retail experience | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it
In support of the highly anticipated May 4 feature film Marvel's The Avengers, Marvel Entertainment has joined forces with Toys 'R' Us to launch a multi-pronged retail experience featuring Avengers-themed in-store boutiques in nearly 600 US Toys...
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Very Cool: Magnum Foundation Launches Partnership with Mother Jones

Very Cool: Magnum Foundation Launches Partnership with Mother Jones | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it

In partnership with the EF, Mother Jones will publish 10 photo essays at MotherJones.com or in Mother Jones magazine, reaching a combined audience of 4 million people. Mother Jones creative director Tim J Luddy describes the new partnership as based on mutual ambition: “What documentary photographers capture in pictures – those fraught human moments in the face of adversity, outrage, or absurdity – is what Mother Jones captures in journalism...”


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Makego iPhone app blurs boundaries between digital and physical play

Makego iPhone app blurs boundaries between digital and physical play | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it
Stuart Dredge: 'Kids need to have some time with cardboard, paint and Lego,' says creator Chris O'Shea...

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Yahoo’s Filmmaking Panel on Storytelling – #SXSW #webstories | We Blog The World

Yahoo’s Filmmaking Panel on Storytelling – #SXSW #webstories | We Blog The World | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it
On March 12, 2012 at SXSW, Yahoo! will be holding a unique filmmaking panel on the future of storytelling media titled “Times Are a’Changing: Digital Storytelling Today.” Moderated by Erin McPherson, VP, Head of Originals/Video at Yahoo!

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How Silicon Alley and Madison Avenue Are Working Together | Digital - Advertising Age

How Silicon Alley and Madison Avenue Are Working Together | Digital - Advertising Age | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it
New York's technology entrepreneurs are finding increasing resources for navigating the marketing world, thanks to the help of agencies.
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Netflix Plans Another Series, Increasing HBO Challenge | MediaWorks - Advertising Age

Netflix Plans Another Series, Increasing HBO Challenge | MediaWorks - Advertising Age | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it
Ratcheting up competition with HBO, Netflix will produce 13 episodes of a new comedy series, "Orange is the New Black."...
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Sesame Street and Random House Announce E-Book Partnership | Digital Book World

Sesame Street and Random House Announce E-Book Partnership | Digital Book World | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it
Random House Children's Books and Sesame Workshop will partner on creating, marketing and selling books from the Sesame Street library.

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The 'Pixar of the iPad Age' Goes to the Academy Awards With Its Short Film

The 'Pixar of the iPad Age' Goes to the Academy Awards With Its Short Film | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it

Moonbot Studios has been turning heads with its imaginative and exquisitely crafted iPad applications for kids, and now a spinoff of one of these apps, a short animated film, has been nominated for an Academy Award. Directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore draws its inspiration from "Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books," blending cutting-edge digital animation with a haunting silent-film aesthetic ...

 

See Digital-Storytime's 5-Star Review of The Fantastic Flying books of Mr. Morris Lessmore: http://digital-storytime.com/review.php?id=241


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"YouTube Killed TV?" Not so fast - I'll bet Social TV has a fair shot at resuscitating. « Transmedia Camp 101

"YouTube Killed TV?" Not so fast - I'll bet Social TV has a fair shot at resuscitating. « Transmedia Camp 101 | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it
Tweets. Whoa! University of Toronto: Oohalala Mobile Launches North America's First Campus Augmented Reality Game http://t.co/I0mm5Kn2 15 minutes ago; A Visual History Of Twitter [Infographic] | Tracking Transmedia ...

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Financial Times acquires London-based developer of its HTML5 web app

Financial Times acquires London-based developer of its HTML5 web app | Industry shift: Cross-sector ventures & alliances | Scoop.it

The Financial Times has acquired London-based application development firm Assanka, which built a nifty HTML5 web app – and other applications – for the publisher.


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