Legion M Debuts As World’s First Crowdfunded Movie Studio

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When crowdfunding became popular, independent filmmakers had a tool by which to secure the hardest part of the filmmaking process, the money. One major portal, Seed&Spark, is completely dedicated to the filmmaking process. So it was only a matter of time before a … [Read more...]

BitTorrent Now Gives Creators 70% Of Streaming Ad Revenue

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you hear the word BitTorrent, you automatically think of file sharing, and by extension, piracy (especially when it comes to Game of Thrones). But the majority of BitTorrent's traffic is for legitimate file sharing and transfer activity. One of the main uses for … [Read more...]

Mashable Buys CineFix To Expand Streaming Reach

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The multi-platform media company, Mashable, has made a huge move by acquiring CineFix. Aimed square at movie fans, both channels not only have similar shows, but have recently traded personnel. So it was only a matter of time before they became one voice. … [Read more...]

Sling TV Offers Great Deal On Apple TV To Push Service

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Thanks to a new update of tvOS, Apple TV users will be able to subscribe to Sling TV's live streaming service. And to get the word out, they're offering Apple's latest 'hockey puck' for only $89 (normally $149) when you subscribe. … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Renting Camera Gear With ShareGrid

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The shared economy has become an affordable way to not only rent gear you don't have the budget to buy, but also to make a little extra money on the side by renting your gear in kind. There are several different websites for this like CameraLends and ShareGrid and I … [Read more...]

Indie Filmmakers Discuss Video On Demand Success

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Though some in Hollywood would tell you that the trend of the blockbuster is killing independent films and mid level budgeted features, last week at the annual PGA Produced By Summit, distributors and financiers of indie films had a more rosey outcome, and it's all … [Read more...]

Frame.io Launches iPhone App For Cloud Collaboration

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Often times when you're being asked to approve an edit, you're not in the edit bay but out in the world. Understanding that we live in a mobile world, Frame.io has added an app for iOS to collaborate directly from the Cloud, anytime, anywhere. … [Read more...]

Detecting 3 Brilliant Crime/Drama Streaming Series From The UK

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What does a) The Sixth Sense, b) The X-Files and c) Downton Abbey all have to do with the triad of cable crime/drama series described below? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Not to keep any viewers in unnecessary suspense, the answers to the above are: a) the hero "sees dead people" in River; … [Read more...]

Netflix Expands Exclusive Disney Deal

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Huge news coming out of Netflix, as the streaming service is set to launch the next phase in their exclusive deal with Disney. Back in 2012, the streaming service grabbed headlines with a multi-step deal that began with TV shows. Now, starting in September, Netflix … [Read more...]

Indy Mogul Returns To YouTube After 3 Year Absence

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of the most popular channels on YouTube for budding filmmakers to learn how to make movies in their own backyard was Indy Mogul. With a fun host making props, costumes and hilarious test footage, the channel had millions of followers thanks to the fun comedy of … [Read more...]

Arrested Development Season 5 Will Definitely Happen: Hurwitz

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Arrested Development was a brilliant comedy that never seemed to find its audience while it was broadcast in the early- to mid-2000s, despite having some of the best writing in television history. After three seasons, Fox cancelled the series in 2007, and the … [Read more...]

The BBC Is Working On A Streaming Competitor To Netflix

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you're the top dog in the streaming world, you're going to have challengers, that's for sure. Netflix has successfully fought off its main competition and has been expanding world wide for a few years. But now the BBC is getting into the game with a rival … [Read more...]

YouTube Announces iPhone App For Cardboard VR Support

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It only took them two years, but Google has finally rolled out native Cardboard support for YouTube for the iPhone. Will iOS challenge Oculus and Samsung Gear VR for virtual reality dominance? … [Read more...]

Update: Universal Offering $3.8 Billion To Buy DreamWorks Animation

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Updated: THR is reporting Comcast is buying Dreamworks Animation for $3.8 billion, plus the assumption of $300 million in debt. Jeffrey Katzenberg, who will receive a buy out of $21.9 million, will not run the company moving forward. Instead, he will serve as special consultant to NBCUniversal, and … [Read more...]

Twitter Shocks Industry By Securing Streaming For NFL Games

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With Amazon and Verizon the top two streaming companies vying for exclusive worldwide rights to Thursday Night Football, the NFL decided to award the franchise to... TWITTER? … [Read more...]

JVC GY-HM660: Mobile News Camera With Built-In Live-Streaming, IFB

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) JVC has introduced a new mobile news camera called the GY-HM660, which includes live-streaming capabilities directly from the camera. They also include a built-in IFB channel, or Interruptible foldback (or feedback), for communication with the station on a … [Read more...]