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Angela Natividad: "At MIPCOM, YouTube gave a video-augmented "creators' masterclass". Here's our super-handy report. One to keep!"
DAVE ITZKOFF: "Bryan Singer, director of "The Usual Suspects" and "X-Men," is producing a new series, "H+," which will make its debut next month on YouTube and which tells of a not-so-far-off time in which humans are nearly wiped out by malfunctioning chips" ...
Michael Andersen: "With the main thread of the story playing out from Lizzie Bennet’s perspective, other characters are turning to social media to fill in the details."
"A little pragmatism never hurts, especially on the topic of video production, which can in some ways be more complicated online. Not one to mince words, Joe McDermottroe provided a useful series of checklists for current or future content producers on YouTube."
Joe McDermottroe: "I work with partners of all kinds, from those with 10,000 views per month to those, like Charlieissocoollike (photo), who have over a million subscribers. We come up with initiatives to make them more productive, such as workshops, mentoring or collaborations between our top stars."
Welcoming Connective Media's CEO to MIPBlog! Here, he wonders whether digital channels could be content makers' saviours...
You aren’t famous until someone’s mama knows who you are – Chris Rock
Being successful on YouTube requires talent, luck and persistence. But as The Social Life shows, simply trying to create a hit is its own reward.
Cyriak Harris learned hand-drawn animation at school, but it's his bag of self-taught digital tricks that power the insane cavalcade of worm-shaped cats and madly multiplying lambs that make this 37-year-old Brit one of YouTube’s most popular...
YouTube is partnering with Ashton Kutcher, Amy Poehler, Shaq, IGN, The Wall Street Journal and dozens of others to launch a slew of premium video channels.
EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that Google has put Hollywood on notice to keep mum as it prepares to announce its big plan to redefine YouTube with 25 or so channels that will offer professionally produced news, information and entertainment.
Game-related content thrives on YouTube as younger viewers who are more versed in games spend increasing amounts of time on the online video site.
Lewis Bostock interviewed YouTube sensation Rohan Salmond a.k.a Robofillet, the Australian video blogger behind hit web show The Poultry Press.
Christine Erickson: "Even if you never reach Justin Bieber status on YouTube, you can join the plenty of people who successfully make a living off the platform. Just know that it requires the right preparation, execution and equipment — but most importantly, patience."
Ari Karpel: "There is an 'Annoying Orange' videogame, T-shirts sold in JCPenney, and now a Cartoon Network series, debuting Monday, June 11. The original Annoying Orange web series is still going strong, with more than 1.4 billion YouTube views, 2.4 million subscribers, and a whopping 153 episodes so far."
Richard MacManus: "Video content is one of the fastest growing categories online. Television networks are scrambling to keep up"...
"Aimed mainly at 13 to 34 year-old males, who watch its videos on YouTube, [Machinima's] sheer reach is now leading to partnerships with the traditional TV world."
On the fringes of Hollywood, comics, singers, and goofballs are building a studio system for viral video, hoping to turn one-click wonders into valuable brands.
Beckinfield is like a soap opera where anyone can be an actor. Three minute recaps are posted once-per-week on theatrics.com.
YouTube is launching a film festival that will play out online and ultimately send 10 finalists to the Venice Film Festival.
Google’s streaming-video arm launched a complete site overhaul on Thursday, setting its sights squarely on reshaping the media landscape...
Hackers commandeered the YouTube page of the venerable "Sesame Street" children's show Sunday, reprogramming the page with X-rated content.
The man behind “RCVR” is transmedia guru David Van Eyssen. A painter-turned-filmmaker whose credits include producing BMW’s online film series, his passion for the show’s mythology is palpable.
The redesign is especially noteworthy because for a long time, YouTube was remarkably ugly for being the world’s most popular video portal —