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Berlin: Participant Media, Doha Film Institute Launch Five-Year $100M Feature Film Fund

Berlin: Participant Media, Doha Film Institute Launch Five-Year $100M Feature Film Fund | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

LOS ANGELES /BERLIN/DOHA– February 13, 2013 – Participant Media, the leading provider of entertainment that inspires and accelerates change, known for such critically acclaimed and commercially successful films as An Inconvenient Truth, Food, Inc., The Help, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, and Doha Film Institute (DFI), a leading cultural organization established to support the growth of a sustainable film industry in Qatar and the Middle East, and backer of critically-acclaimed films such as The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Where Do We Go Now, May in the Summer, and Just Like a Woman, have formed a $100 million revolving fund to finance a slate of feature films, it was announced today by Jim Berk, CEO of Participant Media, and Abdulaziz Al-Khater, CEO of Doha Film Institute. The five year revolving fund provides production and development funding for 12-16 feature films, with Participant and DFI working in collaboration to develop the films as well as oversee production and arrange worldwide distribution.


In addition to the Film Fund, Participant and DFI are exploring a joint venture to create content for Participant’s new television channel, launching in August; establishment of a distribution outlet for DFI’s film production through Participant’s media interests in the US and other territories; creation of an Arabic version of TakePart.com, Participant’s on-line division and Social Action Network to jointly create Middle-Eastern based content in Arabic and English for distribution around the world;...

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The CEO's of Tomorrow [Infographic] | inspirationfeed.com

The CEO's of Tomorrow [Infographic] | inspirationfeed.com | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Being the CEO takes guts. You are the brain of the company and in control of the future. CEO.com recently surveyed more than 2,400 students with aspirations for the CEO office.
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Why Netflix Has ‘No Motivation’ to Release Ratings for 'House of Cards' | The Wrap Media

Why Netflix Has ‘No Motivation’ to Release Ratings for 'House of Cards' | The Wrap Media | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Netflix Chief Creative Officer Ted Sarandos suggested Netflix won't release viewership numbers for some time (if ever).

 

Netflix has ‘no motivation’ to disclose viewership numbers for its original shows regardless of their success, chief creative officer Ted Sarandos said on Tuesday. Speaking at AllThingsD’s conference in Laguna Beach, Sarandos both mocked Nielsen numbers and insisted that Netflix has no need to toot its own horn....

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Congrats to Canadian Transmedia Project! The Ghosts In Our Machine Newsletter - THE FILM IS COMPLETE!

Congrats to Canadian Transmedia Project! The Ghosts In Our Machine Newsletter - THE FILM IS COMPLETE! | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
DIRECTOR'S NOTES
 

This month marks the end of a giant marathon. 2.5yrs to be exact. We are emerging from the bowels of a cavernous mountain and can smell the ocean air … there is a great speckled owl gazing down from her perch, and we can hear a warm buzzy choir of sparrows in the wind.

The epic process of completing a theatrical and broadcast cross-platform project involves mountainous minutia and careful abiding love that is poured into each frame, pixel and sonic note. Hey, we could write a manifesto – chalk full of epic imagery: a menagerie of animals, rubble, urban skyscrapers, graffiti, waterfalls, flowers, desert and mountains called: The Eco-System of Documentary.

I have had the good fortune of working with an A-team of collaborators, from our picture editors to cinematographers, composer, sound team and interactive directors. And, please help me in saluting these three significant women, without whom THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE would not be what it is ...

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Wow. Simple. Smart. Bang With Friends: The Beginning Of A Sexual Revolution On Facebook?

Wow. Simple. Smart. Bang With Friends: The Beginning Of A Sexual Revolution On Facebook? | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Its three creators are anonymous college students. They claim to have built the app in just two hours.
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The Geography of Government Benefits

The Geography of Government Benefits | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
See the share of Americans’ income that comes from government benefit programs like Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, veterans’ benefits and food stamps.
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Moving From Sadness to Reform - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Moving From Sadness to Reform - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
At memorials for Aaron Swartz, thoughts turn to the open-Internet goals he pursued and reform of the statute used to prosecute him.
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SWIM - Scandinavian World of Innovative Media - Lab

SWIM - Scandinavian World of Innovative Media - Lab | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
About SWIM

SWIM is a new platform with a special focus on transmedia. Through collaboration and synergies across Øresund, the aim is to develop new industry tools and projects, improve funding opportunities and create an international hub for innovation. SWIM is an initiative by CPH:DOX. SWIM partners are New Danish Screen, Film i Skåne, BoostHbg and CPH:DOX. SWIM is co-financed by Interreg IVA.

 

About SWIM Lab

Innovation is not about foreseeing the future, it’s understanding the needs of now. A basic idea in transmedia is to take a step back and look at the needs of the individual project. Why should the story be told? To whom? And what kind of movement does one want to create? Only when these questions have been answered, one decides on what formats the story should be told, and how.

 

SWIM Lab’s process is specifically tailored for transmedia development and consists of three main tracks:

 

A) Identity shift. Transmedia differentiates itself from many other cultural- or media productions. To understand the process, the participants must be willing to open up and change their way of thinking.
B) The experience and interactive aspects of your project.
C) Production and financing of your project.

A specific process is then used to work with both the participants and their projects on several levels.

  

 

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Dassault Systemes unveils ambitious 3D Paris project, two years in the making

Dassault Systemes unveils ambitious 3D Paris project, two years in the making | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Visualisation software company offers historical cross-media project, which includes documentary film.

 

Last week Paris-based software company Dassault Systèmes unveiled a unique new tour of Paris. It wasn’t just a tour of the city’s great monuments, but a tour of its great monuments through the past 2,000 years, and it was all done within the confines of Dassault’s headquarters.

 

Dassault Systèmes specialises in simulation and visualization software for a wide range of industries, including architecture and manufacturing. “Our job is to create virtual worlds,” said Mehdi Tayoubi, Dassault Systèmes VP of Digital & Experiential Strategy, “We always ask, ‘How can we use virtual reality to visualize everything about your project?’” The company’s new project is a hyper-realistic, 3D simulation of the entire city of Paris, created in partnership with the Carnavalet Museum, one of Paris’s oldest museums.

 

The 3D Paris project was launched two years ago and was conceived from the start as a transmedia collaboration, which would include a documentary film, an iPad app, online content, and a print book. The plan was to create a virtual model of Paris that could be navigated in real time and would feature monuments and key features of the city in unprecedented detail. The success of all the various media elements depended on the success of Dassault’s model....

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Michel Reilhac runs with ‘Ultra-Trail’ transmedia project & interactive film geo-location App Cinema City

Michel Reilhac runs with ‘Ultra-Trail’ transmedia project & interactive film geo-location App Cinema City | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: Former Arte Cinema chief also developing interactive film geo-location App Cinema City.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Former Arte Cinema chief also developing interactive film geo-location App Cinema City.

 

Former Arte Cinema chief Michel Reilhac, who left the Franco-German broadcaster last November to focus on his transmedia interests, has announced his first major project: a multi-platform work exploring the world of the high endurance sport ultra-trailing. 

 

“It’s a personal project which I’ve been writing for some two years,” explains Reilhac, who has reactivated his production company Mélange, which was mothballed during his time at Arte, and now defines himself as an auteur and transmedia consultant and producer.

 

Provisionally entitled Ultra-trail, the work draws inspiration from the world of ultra-trailing, an increasingly popular sport consisting of 150 to 200-kilometre marathons, such as the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc and Grand Canyon Ultra Marathon, in which participants run for some 40 hours non-stop..."

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Transmedia sf - presentation by Beth Rogozinski & Maya Zuckerman for the IABC Jan 16 2013

A co-presentation by Beth Rogozinski and Maya Zuckerman
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How Young Hollywood Ditched Display and Builds Campaigns for Brands | Digital - Advertising Age

How Young Hollywood Ditched Display and Builds Campaigns for Brands | Digital - Advertising Age | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
young hollywood is building a business in video on the back of youtube - with no traditional salesforce.

 

Ad Age: In your experience, what makes an engaging YouTube video?

Mr. Williams: It's all about building a community. I'll use Emblem3 as an example. We have a continuity program with them. We have our Young Hollywood correspondent – Tracy Behr, who's doing all of our Emblem3 content – and it's been every week following them on their road to success. Right when X Factor started we caught up with them on their first day of shooting [and were with them] through that entire journey to the night they got voted off before the finals, and now, even afterward. They just signed a record deal and we are throwing a record release party for them next week at the studio.

So again, Tracy will interview them about what's happened in their lives in the last month. And it's really engaging because their fan base has become so rabid and they're invested in them. And the fans actually call Tracy an "Emblem," so it's interesting that she's no longer host or an interviewer, she's one of them, she's a friend. The fans look at her as almost the fourth member of Emblem3...."

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Henry Blodget, CEO & EIC on THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL [SLIDE DECK]

Henry Blodget, CEO & EIC on THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL [SLIDE DECK] | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
It's not going to be mobile-only
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Tagwhat Expands to Aggregate Offers by Location | Street Fight

Tagwhat Expands to Aggregate Offers by Location | Street Fight | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Tagwhat, the maker of an app that focuses on location-based content (from articles to video and audio about a given place), recently announced its entry into the business end of location services with new features that help users find offers from...
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7 Reasons J.J. Abrams Will Ruin Star Wars and Your Childhood [frankly don't agree!]

7 Reasons J.J. Abrams Will Ruin Star Wars and Your Childhood [frankly don't agree!] | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
7. HIS TRACK RECORD IS LESS THAN STELLAR.

Abrams does good work, but never great work (Star Trek is debatable). Star Warsrequires nothing but the best, especially after the three most recent entries hosting all the grandeur of a kid throwing up cotton candy at a traveling fair. Abrams has yet to churn out anything you would consider a classic, especially if you turned your brain on halfway through the last Star Trek entry....

 

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and Star Wars has hit a home run every time? seriously? I'll take Abrams any day on both

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French Transmedia success story: Anarchy - presented by MIPCube

The story of French transmedia project Anarchy, which won the Content 360 Transmedia prize at MIPCube 2012, MIPTV's future-of-TV event. France Télévisions ha...
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Lance Weiler on the Value of knowing Creative Code | Resources list! | Filmmaker Magazine

Lance Weiler on the Value of knowing Creative Code | Resources list!  | Filmmaker Magazine | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Developing an understanding of code is a valuable skill. In fact its now a 21st century storytelling reality. While it's not critical for you to rush off and 

and learn how to code, it wouldn’t hurt to become more familiar with the terminology, process and realities of producing digital / interactive projects.

 

As filmmakers expand their work beyond a single screen new roles such as creative technologists are emerging to bridge the gap between tech and story. The role has been adapted within ad agencies, interactive firms and media companies as a way to plan and execute digital strategies. At the same time Sundance, Tribeca, POV and others are experimenting with story and code. Within the last year they have run labs or hackathons in an effort to explore new modes of storytelling. Meanwhile, the IFP is launching a transmedia incubator which will be an anchor of their newly announced New Media Center and Matter VC has opened a storytelling-focused accelerator in hopes of innovating story-driven technology...."

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With thanks from a Creative Code novice.

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Beautiful Infographic: The 550,000 Miles Of Undersea Cabling That Powers The Internet

Beautiful Infographic: The 550,000 Miles Of Undersea Cabling That Powers The Internet | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
They seem so brittle. Cables that are a little more than two inches thick line our ocean floors, culminating in over half a million miles in length, transmitting terabytes of data across the globe every second.
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625 Outdated Remote Controls Become A Remarkable Infrared Screen

625 Outdated Remote Controls Become A Remarkable Infrared Screen | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

It’s been nearly 65 years since remote controls came to market--at the time, the devices were called "Lazy Bones." Much has changed since then (except for the lazy part), and these days, our smartphones are quickly relegating "clickers" to the  landfill.

 

For Chris Shen, a London artist whose first solo show opens today at 18 Hewett Street, the irrelevance was the allure. Shen’s inaugural exhibition consists of a single installation: Infra, a sculpture made of 625 old remotes collected from trash heaps and secondhand shops across the city. “The remotes were discarded, or deemed useless by their previous owner,” Shen explains. “I will reverse the roles of these devices that are intended to control our TVs, to become the TV itself...."

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Pirate Bay documentary 'TPB AFK' is now available free as a torrent

Pirate Bay documentary 'TPB AFK' is now available free as a torrent | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

"Pirate Bay documentary TPB AFK premieres today at the German Berlinale film festival, but you can watch it online — right now — for free. Director Simon Klose has posted his Creative Commons-licensed film in three resolutions on The Pirate Bay, as he announced in late January. TPB AFK follows The Pirate Bay's founders through long-running battles with the Swedish and US governments, including their arrest and conviction for running the file-sharing site.

 

In our recent interview, Klose called the film not only a chronicle of The Pirate Bay but a call to reform copyright, saying that "the ability to share with culture is out of sync with the right to share culture." Creative Commons is in some ways a pragmatic decision given the film's focus on piracy, but it's also an expression of his idealism: "I want to prove that it can be a viable business idea to give away a film for free." TPB AFK can also be purchased as a stream or DVD pre-order on Klose's site...."

 
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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, February 11, 2013 8:29 PM

We will see more and more stories for free in the future.

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The End of the Web, Search, and Computer as We Know It | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

The End of the Web, Search, and Computer as We Know It | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
It all began with the “lifestream,” a phenomenon that I predicted in the 1990s and shared in the pages of Wired almost exactly 16 years ago.

 

People ask what the next web will be like, but there won’t be a next web.

The space-based web we currently have will gradually be replaced by a time-based worldstream. It’s already happening, and it all began with the lifestream, a phenomenon that I (with Eric Freeman) predicted in the 1990s and shared in the pages of Wired almost exactly 16 years ago.

 

This lifestream — a heterogeneous, content-searchable, real-time messaging stream — arrived in the form of blog posts and RSS feeds, Twitter and other chatstreams, and Facebook walls and timelines. Its structure represented a shift beyond the “flatland known as the desktop” (where our interfaces ignored the temporal dimension) towards streams, which flow and can therefore serve as a concrete representation of time..."

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Very Very Cool - Paris 3D - Dassault Systèmes

Very Very Cool - Paris 3D - Dassault Systèmes | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Discover Paris 3D project. Unpublished 3D reconstructions of monuments of Paris at various times made by Dassault Systemes.
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Lurve...Teaching Transmedia with Comics: A Conversation with Tyler Weaver — @Peter_Gutierrez Connect the Pop

Lurve...Teaching Transmedia with Comics: A Conversation with Tyler Weaver — @Peter_Gutierrez Connect the Pop | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Your book is addressed to budding transmedia practitioners–authors and filmmakers, for example–who would do well to consider creating comics to build interest and engagement, and to expand their fictional worlds. But how would you change your advice if addressing tweens and teens, or those who work with them to create media?One could probably write another book on this alone, but what handful of precepts might you emphasize?


I don’t know that I would necessarily change anything, but I would be sure to emphasize that the most important requirement of creating comics (or creating with any medium) is that you have to have an exemplary storytelling sense. It all comes down to the craft of telling a story that makes readers, viewers, players and so on, want to absorb that story into their lives.

 

From there, I’d focus on the building blocks of comics storytelling, the elements that make comics comics: page, panel, art, narration, word balloon, thought balloon, sound effects, gutter, grid. What stories are best told through the comics medium? How can you tell a story that is OF the comics medium and not just an extended storyboard with staples? What story can you find that will let you bring your own unique voice to comics?...

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Hugh Cann's comment, February 10, 2013 8:01 PM
Interestingly before the digital revolution and the appearance of smart phones, comics (manga) were the rage in Japan so much so that manuals and instruction manuals began to be released in Manga form
Jeni Mawter's curator insight, February 11, 2013 2:22 AM

Comics and graphic novels speak to young adults.

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2 Day Workshop with Julie Giles & Sheri Candler. Winnipeg Feb 21-22. IPF | Digital Marketing Workshops

2 Day Workshop with Julie Giles & Sheri Candler. Winnipeg Feb 21-22. IPF | Digital Marketing Workshops | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
What is this workshop about?
“Market, Motivate, Mobilize” is a two-day workshop created to help producers and marketing managers to market for today and prepare for tomorrow by adopting a “digital first” approach to finding, building and maintaining an engaged, powerful and profitable audience. “Market, Motivate, Mobilize” will introduce concepts, ideas and best practices and provide you with an introduction to digital marketing and a solid foundation on which to build your own campaigns. Based on the IPF guide, “How to Build an Audience for your Web Series: Market, Motivate & Mobilize”, the workshop features both instructional and hands-on learning opportunities. You will:

- Understand the relationship between audience, content, channels and tactics
- Discover where people are consuming screen-based content and learn how to apply best practices to marketing your content.  Draw on digital marketing strategies — content, search, social and publicity/pr – that help your audience find you online
- Increase your reach by utilizing traditional tactics – advertising, promotions, live events and direct marketing
- Evaluate your results in real time to adjust your market campaigns.
- Optional one-on-one meetings with Julie Giles to review your specific campaign strategies...

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7 inexpensive social media management tools for brands | Articles | Social Media

7 inexpensive social media management tools for brands | Articles | Social Media | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
You don’t need to spend a fortune to track social media for your company or client. These services offer plenty of options without the enormous price tag.
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Love tools that lighten the load!