Vimeo is upping the ante in trying to bring independent film projects to its online video-on-demand service, announcing that it has set aside $10 million to help creators fund and promote their works on its platform. ...
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"The major studios may have shuttered their independent film banners, but studio digital divisions are starting to borrow some of the release strategies used to roll out smaller-budgeted movies.
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution promised Rob Thomas a limited theatrical release for a “Veronica Mars” movie if he was able to raise the financing to produce the film.
After turning to Kickstarter to successfully raise over $5.7 million from more than 91,000 people for a feature-length adaptation of the WB-CW TV show, the studio has kept its promise, renting 270 theaters to show the film starting March 14. Most of those are operated by AMC, while 10 are independently-run screens...."
"Even if the figure of the zombie appeared only relatively recently in popular western culture (1), it has enjoyed almost continuous success since the 60s and the release of Night Of The Living Dead by Romero. A success that the series The Walking Dead is definitely being driven by, inspired by the series of comic books of the same name created by Robert Kirkman in 2003. With the help of the film director Frank Darabont, he also contributed towards its adaptation for the American channel AMC, which has been showing the series since September 2010..."
"When Jonah Berger was a graduate student at Stanford, in the early aughts, he would make a habit of reading page A2 of the Wall Street Journal, which included a list of the five most-read and the five most-shared articles of the day. “I’d go down to the library and surreptitiously cut out that page,” he recalls. “I noticed that what was read and what was shared was often different, and I wondered why that would be.” What was it about a piece of content—an article, a picture, a video—that took it from simply interesting to interesting and shareable? What pushes someone not only to read a story but to pass it on?"
Brophy First Graders Produce Storytelling T-Shirts Patch.com Brophy students produced storytelling T-shirt thanks to a Framingham Education Foundation grant. Credit: Brophy Elementary School. Loading...
As part of the 13th Annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), aspiring super short filmmakers from around the world can submit their Vine creations to the newly opened 2014 #6secfilms Competition. The competition is accepting submissions globally through March 27th . Simply tag your submissions with #6secfilms and the relevent catagory: #drama #comedy #animated and #genre. Up to 20 finalists will be selected from each category and from that pool of semi-finalists, four individual winners will be picked from each category. The winning works will receive a 30-minute meeting with Grape Story (http://www.grapestory.co/), the mobile-first marketing agency and production house founded by Gary and AJ Vaynerchuk of VaynerMedia, a social-first digital shop, and Jerome Jarre, a serial entrepreneur with more than 4.6 million passionate Vine followers.
Strategic storytelling: UVA prof says parents can help children edit life's ... C-VILLE Weekly Where things get a little more radical is in Wilson's belief that parents can alter their kids' storytelling in helpful ways.
"Vince Gilligan's acclaimed drama cooked up addictive storytelling by mixing traditional plot elements, unconventional characters, and a distinctive visual flair. With the series concluded, let's take a look at the creative chemistry Breaking Bad used to bond with a large audience - and explain how marketers can apply these lessons."