The celebrated documentarian Albert Maysles, died on Thursday, the New York Times reported in this obituary. In this 2008 interview with Beet.TV in 2008, he speaks about his approach to documentary filmmaking which he sees himself as an observer. It’s all about watching the subject unfold, not setting out with an agenda, he explains. He […]
LAS VEGAS – The industry consortium of five of the the major Hollywood studios, the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), is readying a common file format for digital content distribution, says Mitchell Singer, President of the group and Chief Technology Officer of Sony Pictures in this interview with Beet.TV
The New York Times has launched a program to bring documentary filmmakers, both famous and aspiring, to the digital pages of the paper in a new program called Op-Doc.
LOS ANGELES – Victor Solis is producing a Web original sci-fi spoof called "Generic Girl" and has found a distribution partner in Dailymotion, the giant French-based video site.
LOS ANGELES — Producing sci-fi programming for the Web brings a host of challenges given smaller online budgets, but the key to make Web shows work often lies in setting the story "five minutes in the future," advised Web creator Taryn O'Neill during a recent interview with Beet.TV.
My High School Film about Love, Alienation, and Weed is a Mash-up Hit on YouTube, Passing 400,000 Views
After 40 years, it is gratifying to connect with so many young people who are watching and commenting on my high school film in a new, mashed-up form.
Vimeo, the fast-growing IAC unit, is throwing a two-day online video festival and awards program to celebrate the community of video creators.
LOS ANGELES — Digital shows increasingly should have multi-tiered international release strategies, said David Tochterman, a digital agent with Innovative Artists who sat down with Beet.TV at NATPE LA TV Fest.
LOS ANGELES — The adult entertainment biz, long on the leading edge of cable and Web pay-per-view, is entering the world of 3-D video with Hustler's release of "This Ain't Avatar XXX," the company's biggest budget film to date.
NextNewNetworks, the New York-based producer and distributor of entertainment Web video, is going to greatly expand its offerings by creating a platform for hundreds of independent video producers.
Alloy Entertainment plans to launch four to six digital series a year and is also inking international distribution deals too for those shows.
Epix, the premium HD movie channel co-owned by Viacom and Lion's Gate, has a big distribution deal with Dish Networks which adds 14 million more subscribers, Reuters reports.
LAS VEGAS — The much anticipated release of Adobe's CS5, the suite of creative tools for graphics, web design, and video editing, includes some significant improvements in Premiere, the widely used video editing program.
AUSTIN — YouTube Rental, the video sharing site's nascent pay-per-view service that launched in January with a handful of independent films, is becoming a paid platform for creators of education, travel, and entertainment programming, according to YouTube's Sara Pollack.
LAS VEGAS — Producers of Fox’s super-popular freshman hit “Glee” will host an open casting call online for a few new roles in the Glee club. The roles are open to both amateurs and professionals.
For several years, digital executives in Hollywood have been developing a format to allow consumers to purchase digital files of films and watch them on various devices.
Collaboration is the new watchword in the advertising, production and online video businesses.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif — With many more entertainment choices for consumers, television producers have to work harder to keep up, the noted TV showrunner Greg Berlanti told Beet.TV at the NATPE LA TV Fest.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif — In an effort to expand its online reach with teens, Alloy’s Teen.com portal teamed up with Fox Searchlight to run a series of Webisodes to support the upcoming flick “Post Grad,” Alloy’s Jamie Elden told Beet.TV at the LA TV Fest in earlier this month.
On Tuesday, Warner Brothers will release the newly expanded Woodstock film on Blu-ray and DVD to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the festival.