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      Why You Should Write A Short Film

      By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) Every writer wants to write a feature movie that makes its way to the silver screen and wins an Oscar. Once you actually start the process and you realize it's not that easy, you end up being satisfied with a call back and a lifting of the restraining order by that Hollywood producer you cornered at Whole Foods. It seems that everyone has a script they are trying to peddle as the next “Twilight, but with … Read More>>

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      California triples tax breaks for film production

      By Sharon Bernstein - SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Thursday tripling California's tax breaks for entertainment companies doing business in Hollywood's home state, in an effort to stop production moving elsewhere. Aimed at luring production back to California even as other states offer tax breaks of their own, the bill, signed at a famed movie house from Hollywood's heyday, won approval just days after … Read More>>

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      The AJA CION Comes Closer To Joining 4K Game

      Footage Released Gets Rave Reviews By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Back at NAB, AJA introduced their CION 4K professional digital video camera, which looks to be largely aimed at the studio/ENG community. The camera was built around a 4 APS-C Sensor, flanked by a global shutter and an optical low pass filter. But many in the industry were keeping their powder dry until they got a glimpse at some real footage. Well, that's happened a few times … Read More>>

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      Sony Responds To F5 4K Hack With Licensing Scheme

      By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In response to a recent hack that opens 4K recording for the Sony F5, the manufacturer has approved an official roadmap to ultra high definition. But for users to get Sony's blessing to use 4K, it'll cost them. The hack, which involved adding a simple piece of code into the settings text file that the camera references, captured everyone's attention last week, and shed light on what the Sony F5 can do, and what it … Read More>>

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The Daredevil TV Series On Netflix Won’t Repeat The Same Mistakes As The Film

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Daredevil has been a tough nut to crack. Fox gave it a shot back in 2003 with Ben Affleck starring, and it was -- um -- not good. To be fair, I loved Michael Clarke Duncan as the Kingpin, and while I've heard the director's cut improves the movie (I haven't watched … More>>

Supergirl Series Lands At CBS

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It's official... all five major broadcasters will have at least one superhero television series next season, if all goes well. CBS has picked up the Supergirl television series, with a full series commitment from Greg Berlanti (Arrow), and Ali Adler,(Chuck, No … More>>

Ant-Man Footage From Comic-Con 2014 Recreated With Storyboards. Sort Of.

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Recently, there's been a video floating around the internet of the Ant-Man teaser that was released at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Now, no footage of what we actually saw has made it to the public eye, but the audio of the event has and with the audio -- the … More>>

Shaun of the Dead Star Nick Frost to Guest in Doctor Who Christmas Special

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Nick Frost joins Doctor Who for Yuletide Episode By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Shaun of the Dead's Nick Frost is set to join the cast of Doctor Who for their annual Christmas Special. In addition to series stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, the cast will also feature Faye Marsay, Nathan … More>>

Colin Farrell Confirms True Detective Season 2 Role

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following months of speculation, Colin Farrell has revealed that he will star in the second series of HBO's critically acclaimed True Detective. The In Bruges actor had been widely tipped to take one of the leading roles in Nic Pizzolatto's drama, and confirmed the … More>>

AT&T, Chernin venture to buy majority stake in Fullscreen

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By Lisa Richwine - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Otter Media, a joint venture between telecom giant AT&T Inc and The Chernin Group, has agreed to buy a majority stake in Fullscreen, one of the largest networks on YouTube, the companies announced on Monday. The deal values Fullscreen at between $200 … More>>

Far from Hollywood din, New York Film Festival puts focus on quality

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By Patricia Reaney - NEW YORK (Reuters) Cannes has its coveted prizes and Sundance its lucrative deals, but the New York Film Festival, unencumbered by awards or marketing, says its mission is simple: to present the year's best in world cinema. The 52nd annual event, which opens Friday, is for … More>>

Screenwriting 101: Avoiding the Cliché

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By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) How many times have you heard, or even said, "Originality is dead in Hollywood?" Movies have borrowed from many of the same central themes since the silent days, but the problem isn't so much that as the proliferation of dialogue and story clichés. You can have a … More>>

Apple sells more than 10 million new iPhones in first three days

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By Soham Chatterjee (Reuters) Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays. Chief Executive Tim Cook said the company could have sold even more iPhone 6 and iPhone … More>>

Maze Runner speeds past Neeson’s Tombstones at box office

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Dystopian young adult movie "The Maze Runner" won the weekend box office race in the United States and Canada, collecting $32.5 million in ticket sales to outpace the Liam Neeson action flick, "A Walk Among The Tombstones." Neeson's film earned $13.1 million from Friday … More>>

DJI Announces Zenmuse 15 5DIII Axis Gimbal for S1000 Drone

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Designed for Canon 5D Mk. III operation By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) DJI is looking to bring some fine tuned 3-axis control to your Canon DSLR, with the introduction of the Zenmuse 15 5D III three-axis gimbal stabilizer for the S1000 Spreading wings aerial drones. The Zenmuse enables users to … More>>

Red Giant’s Primatte Keyer 5.1 – A Review

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Red Giant has released their updated Primatte Keyer 5.1 Let’s take a look. It is quite possible for an editor to go through their entire career and not ever have to deal with chromakeying. It is also possible to strike a match on a marshmallow. Remember I said … More>>

DisplayPort Update Blows Past HDMI for Ultra High Definition Support

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Vs. 1.3 Can handle up to 8K Bandwidth By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It blows my mind that even when 4K hasn't yet been fully adopted by the world, and who knows how long it will take to reach market saturation, that technologies are already looking over the horizon to 8K. Now part of that is … More>>

U.S. court voids RadioShack class-action settlement over card receipts

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By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) A federal appeals court on Friday voided RadioShack Corp's class-action settlement with customers who objected to its putting credit and debit card expiration dates on receipts, saying the benefits of the accord appeared too small relative to the proposed legal … More>>

YouTube To Invest Millions Of Dollars In Its Partners

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) While television is entering a new golden age of entertainment, which some go as far to say they're the new feature film (with shows like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and many more), online content has steadily risen over the last decade. … More>>

Netflix tells Canada regulator it shouldn’t subsidise ‘old media’

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By Alastair Sharp - TORONTO (Reuters) Online video streaming service Netflix Inc told Canada's broadcast regulator on Friday that it opposes paying to support "old media" and its own commercial interests and market dynamics were enough to ensure it distributed Canadian content. The submissions … More>>

Alibaba surges 38% on massive demand in market debut

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By Liana B. Baker, Jessica Toonkel and Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China's … More>>

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