L.A. Sees Return Of Episodic Television Production

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) TV Production is back in L.A., and you can thank the new California Film Tax Credit for it. According to a report by FilmL.A. that examined on location filming of motion picture, television and commercial projects in the Los Angeles Area, and found a 3.8% rise in the … [Read more...]

Swiss TV News Station Moves to iPhones and Selfie Sticks


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) A TV News station in Switzerland has made the move from ENG-style news cameras to the iPhone 6 and Selfie Sticks, and I have to say, I'm not surprised. Considering that most on air live news reports have a very limited focal length (the framing), one that is almost … [Read more...]

Roku Announces 4K Streaming Upgrade


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When Apple announced their latest update to the Apple TV, it left many in the crowd wondering where was the 4K? Well, now we know, it's over at ROKU, who today announced the announced the Roku 4, an ultra high definition streaming box, which at $129, it going to leave … [Read more...]

Doritos Offers Filmmakers One Last Chance To Crash The Super Bowl

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Tenth year of film competition to be snack giant's last By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Are you ready for some football? Of course you are, and not only because the fall marks the beginning of the Fall classic either. That's because it also marks the return of Doritos' annual Crash the Super … [Read more...]

First Rungs: How Entertainment Women Execs Began Their Climb to the Top


By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNews) Mary Pickford had the right idea. Become a movie mogul by forming an independent film company in 1919 with three trusted colleagues (Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith), call it something catchy like United Artists, control your product from … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Luke Skywalker

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(Editor's note: This was one our most popular stories, and since it's Mark Hamill's birthday, we wanted to share it with you!) By Brock Cooper (doddleNEWS) Mark Hamill was only 25 when he swung his first light saber, and some would say that it was the highlight of his career. The Jedi turns … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – Drive Thru Food Fight With Joe Theismann

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) With football in full swing, the hilarious host of The Late Late Show, James Corden (who we've featured before on Friday's Funny Feature), has done two skits for Thursday Night Football. Last night's was very funny with Drive Thru Food Fight With Joe Theismann. Have … [Read more...]

Amazon Celebrates Emmy Wins With Prime One Day Sale


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Amazon Prime is planning a one day sale on a year long membership this Friday. For just 24 hours only, new users can get a one-year membership for $67, making it not only cheaper annually than Netflix, but also a greater value when you consider everything that comes … [Read more...]

Google To Announce 2nd Generation Chromecast Streaming Device


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) According to industry insiders, Google is set to announce a second generation version of their low cost $35 Chromecast streaming device. The Chromecast II will have improved WiFi and the ability to stream with a so-called "fast play" feature to make it quicker and … [Read more...]

New Amazon Fire TV Comes With 4K & Alexa For $100

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) What originally started as a replacement for film, 4K is now finding its way into many homes via a new generation of televisions. Capitalizing on that, Amazon has announced their new Fire TV set-top box will support 4K video but retain it's $99.99 price … [Read more...]

You May Be Able To Stream All Six Star Wars Movies On Netflix Soon


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of the benefits of having an multi-year deal with Disney, in the year that Star Wars returns to the big screen, is that chances are, you'll be able to stream a few original Star Wars TV series. And maybe, just maybe, the original movies themselves. That's the hint … [Read more...]

IBC 2015: Teradeck Brings Mobile Wireless Video Options


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) A new unit from Teradeck, the Bolt Sidekick, allows filmmakers to wirelessly monitor their footage during shoots. Recently, when I reviewed RØDE's RØDELink Wireless Audio Filmmaker Kit, I admit I was amazed by the range and the quality of audio as it transmitted … [Read more...]

IMAX To Start Producing Original Content


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) IMAX has become the little big projection system that could. What started off as a very niche large format platform, has become an integral component of big budget Hollywood films. Some tentpole films even go as far to shoot scenes specifically for the 70mm format … [Read more...]

Apple Event: iPhone 6S & 6S Plus, New Apple TV, iPad Pro, Apple Watch

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Today's Apple Event was as much about incremental improvements to their entire line as it was about anything else, which is what you would expect from the “tock” in the tick-tock development cycle that we're in. But even then, Apple stole the show with the long … [Read more...]

5 Binge-Worthy Cable Series Hiding in Plain Sight

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And you thought you had to sit around and wait for TV's upcoming fall season ... By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) We know it's Emmy time when the shows that have already waved goodbye are being defibrillated for one last curtain call (i.e., Mad Men, Newsroom, Parks and Recreation, Nurse … [Read more...]

Google Teams Up With Microsoft To Create Next-Gen Video Format


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Google and Microsoft have seven different streaming forces to form the Alliance for Open Media, an open source project designed to create the next generation video format for ultra high definition and beyond. The alliance isn't just limiting their focus onto video, … [Read more...]