Friday 12.6: News to Know

/ Dec 6, 2013

WGA Awards

Netflix, CW Seed, WIGS Among Writers Guild Award Nominees

Netflix’s 2013 in original programming continues to get recognized by the critical and creative side of the television industry. The company’s original drama and comedy series, “House of Cards” and Orange Is the New Black” are among the nominees for the 2014 Writers Guild Awards, which were announced by the Writers Guild of America (East and West) this morning.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1f33OHv

THR http://bit.ly/1blqcHk

Deadline http://bit.ly/18obJue

EW http://bit.ly/18IvFxR

 

Streaming Video News

Gael Garcia Bernal and Malcolm McDowell Join Pilot for Amazon’s ‘Mozart in the Jungle’

Amazon Studios has no intention of slowing down. Having already launched two original shows — “Alpha House” and “Betas” — in the past month with several others in various stages of production, the company continues to add to its pilot/development slate. In fact, Amazon Studios says it has 11 original pilots ready to roll out on Amazon Instant Video and LoveFilm (in the UK) in early 2014.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1eV8caW

Variety http://bit.ly/195s6zI

Chromecast update brings more minimalism to your TV screen

Some Chromecast users are starting to report that they have received the latest firmware update for Google’s TV dongle, and the most prominent change seems to be an even more subdued home screen.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/IHBheX

 

YouTube News

Why Twitter Is A Huge Threat To YouTube

Google ought to be very afraid of the threat Twitter presents to YouTube, I was told recently over lunch with James Borow, CEO of SHIFT, a social media marketing company.

Business Insider   http://read.bi/1aFP64k

YOUTUBE STRIPS BILLIONS OF VIEWS FROM BIEBER, MINAJ AND OTHERS IN APPARENTLY YEARLY TRADITION

Apparently if YouTube gets their way, December will become known for Christmas, Hanukkah and fake view deletions.

NMR http://bit.ly/IOBjBW

KINGSLEY TALKS THE-OVEREXPOSED.COM, HIS NEW ENTERTAINMENT WEBSITE [INTERVIEW]

Viewers just can’t seem to ever nearly satisfy their Kingsley fix, and being the magnanimous, caring YouTuber that he is, he’s going to give us all more: more of that trademark Kingsley sassiness, more fall-off-your-chair and spit-out-your-drink funniness, more all-around flawlessness

NMR http://bit.ly/1ceSggB

 

Media News

Warner Bros. Kicks Off Test in Startup Reelhouse’s Enhanced Digital Storefront

Warner Bros. has launched a three-month electronic sell-through test of five titles on Reelhouse, a startup the studio has invested in that caters to fans who want more than just a digital copy of a movie.

Variety http://bit.ly/1dUH5jN

Bravest Warriors is Not Quite Super Enough VideoWatch Review

Like most other genres, the realm of animated superhero parodies ranges from the excellent to the terrible. Unfortunately, Cartoon Hangover’s Bravest Warriors falls somewhere in the middle of the scale under the category of “passable”.

AdWeek http://bit.ly/IHzVAO

Veeseo, Touchstorm Team For Publishers’ Online Video Platform

While many publishers have been working to build online video libraries, getting this video content in front of viewers remains a challenge, which in turn limits the number of opportunities to monetize it with video ads.

MediaPost http://bit.ly/1bltKwH

Cynopsis http://www.cynopsis.com/

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