Updated! Recreational Drone Accidentally Crashes On White House Grounds

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UPDATE: Per the NY Times, it looks like it was a government employee's drone, but it certainly 'rattled' the Secret Service, as radar can't detect a small drone. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Over the weekend, the White House Secret Service discovered a drone that had crashed onto the White … [Read more...]

Is YouTube Forcing Musicians To Sign Draconian Deals?

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Locked up for 5 year terms By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) A few years back, before Disney bought them, we came across a story about how Maker Studios was locking up YouTubers with such draconian deals, that they were essentially giving up on the craft because they couldn't do anything ever again … [Read more...]

Duplass Brothers Ink Four-Picture Deal With Netflix

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Duplass Brothers are turning out to be a prolific duo in the filmmaking and television scene. They have their hands in so many projects, thats it's almost impossible to not come across them in one way or another. To prove that point, this year they're involved … [Read more...]

Sundance 2015: Vimeo Announces Partnership with Indiegogo

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Exclusive Distribution Arrangement Will Offer Select Film Funding By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There's an old saying that when you're number 2, you try harder. I submit that you try smarter, and this week, the number 2 video streamer and the number 2 crowdfunder have teamed up to do just that. … [Read more...]

Will Joss Whedon Direct Avengers: Infinity War? Plus New Ultron Pics!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Thus is the way of Marvel... Avengers: Age of Ultron hasn't even made its way to theaters, yet but we're already asking questions about the two-part sequel, Avengers: Infinity War. It's still a few years off, but the question of who will direct the films has … [Read more...]

Screenwriting 101 – Act I: The Third 10 Pages

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In this latest Screenwriting 101 article, we take a look at the final 10 pages in Act I By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) We’ve gone over the first 20 pages (read about the first 10 pages here, the second 10 pages here) in Act I, and now it’s time to wrap up Act I and introduce the pivotal … [Read more...]

Marvel Eyeing Chiwetel Ejiofor For Major Role In Doctor Strange

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Who could Chiwetel Ejiofor play in Doctor Strange? By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Marvel Studios has been amazing at courting excellent talent for their films from the get-go. While it could be said that Marvel helped rehabilitate Robert Downey Jr.'s career, he was still a big name to get … [Read more...]

DreamWorks Animation Delays How To Train Your Dragon 3… Again

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Shrek, Madagascar, How to Train Your Dragon -- DreamWorks Animation has had a great run at creating fun animated films in the past but with the recent films like Mr. Peadbody and Sherman, Turbo, Penguins of Madagascar, and Rise of the Guardians not doing as well … [Read more...]

Production Officially Starts On Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight has officially started filming in Colorado, according to The Weinstein Company. In fact, star Samuel L. Jackson actually tweeted back in November that production had started, but now it's official – yes, the western which the … [Read more...]

CBS Finds Its Supergirl

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Next year we could potentially have every major broadcast network in America with i's own superhero show. CBS has been the odd one out this year, but since ordering a series from Flash and Arrow producer Greg Berlanti based on Supergirl, that's about to be … [Read more...]

X-Men: Apocalypse Casts Young Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Storm!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Near the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Logan (aka Wolverine), told a young professor Xavier to look for Ororo Munroe, Scott Summers, and Jean Grey who are better known as Storm, Cyclops and-- um-- Jean Grey. This led many people to suspect that those three … [Read more...]

Vimeo Opens Custom Video On Demand Portals For Premium Content Creators

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Vimeo has created custom video on demand portals for long form content which could point to a move to get into more streaming television partnerships. And what's interesting about it is, that Vimeo seems to be trying to paint the image that ad supported content is a … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 2.0 Firmware Update

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URSA To Get ProRes 444 in 4K By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic has released Camera 2.0 as a firmware update for their line of HD and 4K cameras. The update adds a host of new 4K features for the Blackmagic URSA camera, including ProRes recording in both 4K and HD, 80 fps options in HD, … [Read more...]

AVID To Give Pro Tools Away For Free

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Lite version will come in time for Ver. 12 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) To celebrate the upcoming release of Pro Tools 12, AVID announced this week that they will be offering a lite version of the popular audio editing software as a free download. Mirroring the strategy that Blackmagic has … [Read more...]

Get Geeked: Why Star Wars May Be The Ultimate Cinematic Universe Ever

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Marvel Studios kicked off the concept of a shared universe in major motion pictures, and the idea took hold of America's consciousness. Now everyone is looking to create a shared universe, from the obvious, like the DC Comics cinematic universe, the floundering … [Read more...]

Babylon 5 Creator To Write Red Mars Series For Spike TV

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J. Michael Straczynski to adapt Red Mars By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Science fiction and fantasy seems to be en vogue again and is hitting both the big and small screens hard. Series like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, and movies like Guardians of the Galaxy have taught Hollywood … [Read more...]

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