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The Keys To Kim Kardashian's Krazy Gaming Success

The Keys To Kim Kardashian's Krazy Gaming Success | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it



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Jeff Beer: "Glu Mobile CEO Niccolo De Masi talks about the Kardashian mobile blockbuster, Kim's kontribution, and why Hollywood should play more games."


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Forget Franchises: Why 2014 Will Be Hollywood's Year of the 'Shared Universe'

Forget Franchises: Why 2014 Will Be Hollywood's Year of the 'Shared Universe' | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Borys Kit:  "Marvel's success with "The Avengers" prompts five studios to develop interlocking superhero movies, from Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel" sequel to Sony's "Spider-Man" expansion plan."

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How Big Data Is Rewriting Hollywood Scripts

How Big Data Is Rewriting Hollywood Scripts | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mark Wilson:  "Ever wonder why all movies seem to look the same? Yeah, there’s a reason."

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The death of creativity or the path to box office gold?  You decide.

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Apsita's curator insight, May 22, 2013 4:34 PM

C'est quoi ce film déjà?

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, May 28, 2013 11:03 PM

Wait, I resemble that remark....

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For Hellboy Creator Mike Mignola, the Real Horror Is Hollywood

For Hellboy Creator Mike Mignola, the Real Horror Is Hollywood | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Geek's Guide to the Galaxy:  "Mike Mignola is a major star in the comic book world thanks to the success of his unlikely hero Hellboy, a denizen of the underworld who fights for the side of good. The comic book’s current storyline features Hellboy battling his way through the trackless wastes of hell itself. But for Mignola, contemplating the fate of the damned comes as a welcome relief from the madness of Tinseltown."

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6 Tips For Hiring Star Talent From A Top Hollywood Casting Director

6 Tips For Hiring Star Talent From A Top Hollywood Casting Director | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mina Hochberg:  "A film’s success depends on perfect casting just as much as a company’s success depends on hiring the right talent. No one understands this better in Hollywood than casting directors" ...

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As Hollywood Shifts, Are Paradigms Colliding?

As Hollywood Shifts, Are Paradigms Colliding? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Zachary Wigon: "Hollywood’s appetite for adaptations, remakes and sequels is growing. But the absence of mid-budget films from lists of the world’s highest-grossing films, which has become increasingly conspicuous in recent years, indicates that Hollywood’s model is changing."

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Hollywood bets heavily on razzle-dazzle action and effects

Hollywood bets heavily on razzle-dazzle action and effects | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Ben Fritz: "As Hollywood's major movie studios try to trim costs every way they can — including layoffs, mergers and slashed expense accounts and producer deals — there's one budget item that heads ever upward: the movies themselves"...

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Joss Whedon Directs the Big-Budget ‘Avengers’

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JOSS WHEDON does not consider himself an assertive person. “I’m not fierce,” he said. “I’m grouchy as hell.” But one subject that evokes the passion he has self-diagnosed as crabbiness is the decadent state of contemporary Hollywood entertainment...


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How One Response to a Reddit Query Became a Big-Budget Flick

How One Response to a Reddit Query Became a Big-Budget Flick | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
That day, as Erwin scanned Reddit, a question caught his eye. It was posed by someone calling themselves The_Quiet_Earth: “Could I destroy the entire Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus if I traveled back in time with a modern U.S. Marine infantry battalion or MEU [Marine Expeditionary Unit]?” Erwin clicked on the question and a lively comment thread unfurled.


DRC: A "blow by blow" account of the Hollywood Dream.  It makes a great read.


"James Erwin, 37, [used to work] for a financial services firm in Des Moines, Iowa, writing software manuals."

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“Hunger Games” and the great Hollywood hype machine

“Hunger Games” and the great Hollywood hype machine | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"For several months, sometimes a year-plus, the studios behind these projects titillate fans with provocative sneak peeks — casting announcements, photos, trailers, alternate reality games — until it’s finally time to deliver the full monty: the movie itself"...


And, for a detailed look at the transmedia marketing campaign for The Hunger Games, visit How ‘Hunger Games’ Built Up Must-See Fever ... you may want to skip straight to page two of the article :)

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How The State of the Movie Industry in 1991 Echoes Through to Today (and Why Movie Fans Should Care)

How The State of the Movie Industry in 1991 Echoes Through to Today (and Why Movie Fans Should Care) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
On January 11, 1991, the then-head of Disney studios, Jeffrey Katzenberg, circulated an incredibly important memo about the state of the movie industry and the products they were making...
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The Hobbit: Prequels, Threequels And Other Out Of Order Movies

The Hobbit: Prequels, Threequels And Other Out Of Order Movies | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
You don’t have to be a time traveler to sort out the hash Hollywood makes out of our great serial works of literature... but it wouldn’t hurt.
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2011 Movies: Brands, Budgets, & Bankability Still Don’t Explain Why Studios Are In Crisis

2011 Movies: Brands, Budgets, & Bankability Still Don’t Explain Why Studios Are In Crisis | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"The year 2011 was a schizophrenic scene for both indies and studios in film [...]"

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Netflix: The Red Menace

Netflix: The Red Menace | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Nicole Laporte:  "Just when Hollywood thought it had Netflix figured out, that "red envelope" company flipped the script, creating a playbook for any business that aspires to upend an industry. It's about to do it again."

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Man of Steel: does Hollywood need saving from superheroes?

Man of Steel: does Hollywood need saving from superheroes? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
What started out as cheap, populist entertainment in comic book form has turned into an endless and insanely expensive parade of sexist, semi-fascist bores, says Joe Queenan
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By the time I got to the end of this article, I couldn't help thinking that superheroes are to boys what the Cinderella archetype is to girls ... fascinating!

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Margie's comment, July 19, 2013 7:00 AM
An amusing but revealing insight!
Angel jacketss's curator insight, July 20, 2013 4:12 AM

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How Social Media and Viral Marketing are Saving the Film Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Social Media and Viral Marketing are Saving the Film Industry [INFOGRAPHIC] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Anita Li:  "An infographic reveals how the film industry is using social media and viral marketing to compensate for declining ticket sales."

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Another great infographic.

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, December 20, 2012 9:38 PM

Awesome infographic to show how the declining film industry is fighting back!

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, December 23, 2012 11:23 PM

Gr8 Infographics on how Documentary films are using Technology

Maree Lockie's curator insight, October 8, 2013 7:49 PM

Interesting short infographic illustrating how Hollywood is compensating for declining ticket sales (because of the rise of online piracy) through the use of social media and viral marketing. Gives some nice examples of how movies are using social media to generate interest, demand screenings in their local areas and increase engagement. Our own Air NZ's Hobbit safety video even gets a mention!

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Life of Pi could be the 3D phenomenon the Oscars have been waiting for

Life of Pi could be the 3D phenomenon the Oscars have been waiting for | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Tom Shone: The critics may not know it yet, but Ang Lee's latest film has everything the Academy could want in a best picture winner...
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What next for the global blockbuster?

What next for the global blockbuster? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Phil Hoad: "They're crammed with CGI and made to appeal to as many markets as possible and exploit every franchise option. But what does the future hold for the global super-movie?"

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How Does the Film Industry Actually Make Money?

How Does the Film Industry Actually Make Money? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Adam Davidson: "There must be an easier way to make money. For the cost of “Men in Black 3,” for instance, the studio could have become one of the world’s largest venture-capital funds, thereby owning a piece of hundreds of promising start-ups. Instead, it purchased the rights to a piece of intellectual property, paid a fortune for a big star and has no definitive idea why its movie didn’t make a huge profit. Why is anyone in the film industry?" ...

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MediaShift . 'Carnivàle' Creator Bypasses Hollywood, Launches Transmedia Story 'Haunted'

MediaShift . 'Carnivàle' Creator Bypasses Hollywood, Launches Transmedia Story 'Haunted' | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Discovered on the Internet and known as a storyteller with a unique vision, writer and producer Daniel Knauf, best known as the creator of "Carnivàle" on HBO, has ditched Hollywood and struck out on his own to mine the field of transmedia."

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Why the Internet makes better videogame movies than Hollywood

Why the Internet makes better videogame movies than Hollywood | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"There’s a renaissance of sorts underway for videogames on film. Hollywood continues to fail in at every turn in translating our favorite interactive experiences into movies. But where big-budget efforts fall short, the internet prevails."


DRC: This is an interesting article for indie content creators ... no matter where your focus lies.

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'Hunger Games' Producer Reveals Secrets To Making A Blockbuster On The Cheap

'Hunger Games' Producer Reveals Secrets To Making A Blockbuster On The Cheap | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Making a hit movie on a budget is as hard as Hollywood makes it look. "We're in a business where the solution is almost always to write a check," said Joe Drake, the departing co-chief operating officer of Lionsgate, the studio behind "The Hunger Games."


DRC: A revealing look at the "story first" approach that drove financial decision making on The Hunger Games.


"The absolute last resort is solving something with money," Drake said. "Very often, that turns out to be the best creative solution. It requires you to deal with it in the storytelling."

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The Psychology Behind Movie Poster Designs

The Psychology Behind Movie Poster Designs | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
A wise woman once said, "If they put as much attention to detail into making a movie as they do into marketing a movie, we wouldn't see so much crap coming out of Hollywood."...

 

[A detailed look at the artwork strategies behind the top 10 blockbuster films of 2011 - great infographic.]

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Backstory to bin Laden film gets another look

Backstory to bin Laden film gets another look | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Until it was over, the raid that killed Osama bin Laden was one of the best-kept secrets in the history of Washington. Whether the Obama administration later went too far in spilling secrets about the operation to Hollywood is now getting at least a cursory look.
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What Ails Hollywood? Six Movie Experts Weigh In On a Cure

What Ails Hollywood? Six Movie Experts Weigh In On a Cure | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
At the dawn of 2012, TheWrap asked six industry experts what the future holds for Hollywood and what, if anything, can prevent the business from being a casualty of the digital revolution taking place around it...
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