Felicia Day Joining MST3K Cast


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With nostalgia in overload, as the Veronica Mars feature film, Super Troopers 2, and others returned via crowdfunding, it's no surprise MST3K got onboard. Reaching the half way point, the popular science fiction movie comedy show is rapidly approaching $3 million, … [Read more...]

Amazon Announces Cloud-Based Screenwriting App

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you want to build a cache of original content for your Prime members to enjoy, you can go the traditional Hollywood method, or you can go see what else is out there and help them grow into the role. That's what Amazon Studios has been doing, working to make it … [Read more...]

Advertisers Look To Cash In On Virtual Reality, But How?


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With virtual reality and 360 degree videos (and apparently, there's a difference) becoming the cinematic flavor of the month, advertisers are looking to cash in on the trend by positioning themselves with exclusive content and sponsorships. Is there gold in those … [Read more...]

Filmmaking 101: Creating A YouTube Channel Built For Success

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're shooting content and want to have a place to showcase it, it's no secret that YouTube gets most of the eyeballs.  If you're wanting to build one, it simple method to just create a channel right? Well, while it's true that with a Gmail account, you already … [Read more...]

Get Geeked! Has CBS Really Already Ruined The New Star Trek TV Show?


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Yesterday CBS dropped a bomb on Star Trek fans, and announced development of a brand new TV series starring an all-new crew. Since details were extremely light, I didn't comment too much on the production, because all we know is that it'll be on streaming service … [Read more...]

The Apple Television Rumor Refuses To Go Away


Apple Streaming Service May Just Pave the Way By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's baaaack! The Apple Television rumor isn't dead, despite talk that Apple killed off Steve Job's swan song project. Only this time, it has a rather juicy twist to it. Remember the rumors of Apple's streaming … [Read more...]

Time Warner Cable Testing Live Streaming TV with Roku


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Time Warner Cable is starting to test the waters with live streaming television through a pilot program in New York City. Building off their existing relationship with Roku, TWC is creative a basic TV package that will be available to existing internet customers. … [Read more...]

Adele Becomes First Artist With Music Video Filmed In IMAX


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Ordinarily, the first word that comes to mind when I hear one of Adele's hit tunes is "smokey." Those cool, dulcet tones remind me of Shirley Bassey, and her music videos yield an even cooler vibe. But now we can add the term IMAX to Adele's musical resume, as she … [Read more...]

Sony Makes Copyright Claim Against Filmmaker Whose Video THEY Licensed


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Often times, YouTube can be like the wild west, with videos containing unauthorized content being put up, and copyright claims pulling them down. This is largely done thanks to YouTube's content ID system, which can scan videos for copyright infringement, and flag … [Read more...]

Yahoo Cancels Community As Original Shows Initiative Falters

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) After reviving NBC's cancelled comedy series Community, plus a few other original streaming series, Yahoo has announced a $42 million loss. That financial loss, could trigger the end of Yahoo's original programming initiative, and is causing the tech giant to … [Read more...]

YouTube Threatens to De-list Content Creators over Revenue Sharing Scheme


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) YouTube is playing hardball with content creators who are hesitant to sign on with their YouTube Red revenue sharing scheme. And they're so hard core, that they're threatening to delist any creator who doesn't play ball. That's not cricket. … [Read more...]

Crowdfunding 101: Indiegogo Releases Report & Tips


Research Shows 7 Traits of Successful Campaigns By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Starting a crowdfunding campaign is now officially part of the creative process, right after writing your script and crafting your storyboards. But not all crowdfunding campaigns are successful. In fact, some are … [Read more...]

Filmmaking 101: How To Shoot In 360 Degree Virtual Reality


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Ask anyone who likes to shoot on the bleeding edge, and they'll tell you that 360 Virtual Reality is the new 3D. This virtual experience, which allows users to see more than where the action in front of the camera, has the potential to make the films we shoot far more … [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...]

Facebook Launches Virtual Reality Support In Their Newsfeed


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) I've always speculated that with 360° filmmaking about to explode, is there any doubt that a special virtual reality edition of Star Wars would be considered? And how cool would that be? Well, I don't  know if Disney would do it, but Facebook kind of has, thanks to … [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...]