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‘Boyhood’: 39 Shooting Days, A 4,200-Day Production Schedule

The first thing that catches you about Richard Linklater‘s new movie, Boyhood, is the gimmick: It took 12 years to make. And this wasn’t some Orson Welles-like fight with a studio or money people or an artistic fugue state like those afflicting early Terrence Malick or late Stanley Kubrick. Show More Summary

This Is Why People Aren't Watching Your Videos

By Aaron Ford of the Sonicbids Blog. Let's talk about YouTube. We could talk about VidCon, which sold out 12,000 tickets a month in advance. We could also talk about the over-dramatized and sensationalized YouTube vs. indies misinformation war. Show More Summary

‘Academy Originals’ Mini-Docs Launch On AMPAS Site, YouTube

The Motion Picture Academy has launched a wide-ranging weekly series of short videos about filmmaking on both its own Website and on a new YouTube channel, with shorts posted already featuring notables such as Mike White, Seth RogenShow More Summary

YouTuber Dilemma: Staying ‘Authentic’ Amid 4K Cameras, Studio Money, Ad Dollars

Amid all the dealmaker swagger and pubescent screams at last week’s giant Vidcon gathering in Anaheim, Calif., one nagging question kept presenting itself: how do YouTube creators stay “authentic” to their demanding and devoted fansShow More Summary

How Molly Lewis Built Her Indie Music Career Using YouTube, Social Media and Patreon

By Musician and Marketing Consultant Solveig Whittle (@shadesofsolveig). Solveig Whittle interviewed Molly Lewis who blew up on YouTube with her ukelele covers. Now she's writing her own music, working fulltime as a musician and looking for YouTube alternatives. Show More Summary

Latin America: the music industry's new frontier

Once viewed as a backwater, improvements in technology, infrastructure and standards of living have triggered a digital music gold rush in Latin America and made it a destination for big stars to tour The São Paulo music scene: 'Every night is Friday' When he took to the stage the room was not quite full. Show More Summary

EMMYS: Contenders Gain Exposure At Non-traditional Campaign Stops

When it comes to the thought of tubthumbing himself to his peers during Emmy season, Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Michael Schur personally exclaims, “I don’t want to get involved with vote solicitation.”  Shur’s philosophy isn’t uncommon...Show More Summary

Can fan campaigns reinvent the music industry?

Through online campaigns and crowdfunding, music projects that labels and promoters wouldn't touch have managed to get off the ground. But is the fan-driven revolution in music really as utopian as it seems? Dropping onto YouTube onShow More Summary

Fans Find No Fault in ‘Stars’ Social Media Ahead Of Debut

Amid all the fevered attention for massive summer movies featuring mutant humans, giant lizards and an edgy tomorrow with Tom Cruise, a tragic little love story between two cancer survivors appears poised to have its own big run when it debuts later this week. Show More Summary

‘Strangers’ Scribe Bryan Bertino To Adapt Serial Killer Tale ‘Abe’ For MGM

EXCLUSIVE: MGM has set The Strangers writer/director Bryan Bertino to script Abe, the feature based on the chilling short film by British writer/director/VFX artist Rob McLellan. McLellan will make his feature directing debut based on the short about a robot serial killer, and Kevin Misher and Steve Tzirlin will produce it. Show More Summary

Facebook Adds Shazam-Like Music, TV ID and Tagging

A new feature, announced today by Facebook androlling out in the coming weeks to their iOS and Android apps uses the phone’s microphone to identify what song is playing or what show or movie is on TV. The opt-in Shazam-like feature is designed to make it quicker and easier to share music and TV on the social network without having to type. Show More Summary

‘X-Men’ Producer Confirms Channing Tatum As Gambit

This one had been talked about for a while, with Channing Tatum saying he wanted to play a superhero and that Gambit would be perfect (they’re both Southerners). At the MTV Movie Awards earlier this spring he confirmed he’d had a meeting...Show More Summary

Spotify's Past and Future Success Cannot Be Placed On The Shoulders Of A "Saviour"

We often speak of big companies as if success or failure came down to individuals though the political paths that take people to the top should be evidence enough that corporate success is never truly due to one person. But individuals...Show More Summary

Hot Trailer: Joss Whedon’s ‘In Your Eyes’

Avengers helmer Joss Whedon is trying the other end of the spectrum with micro-budget indie relationship drama In Your Eyes, which premiered at Tribeca and is being offered exclusively to viewers via online platform Vimeo. Brin HillShow More Summary

When Reaching The Youth Goes Wrong: B-Classic Gets Cheeky

A variety of classical music groups are trying to reach new audiences these days. I've written about some of them (see links below) but until B-Classic came out with its K-Pop choreography music video featuring the music of Dvorak, I had yet to see an approach that truly missed the mark. Show More Summary

Bravo, Joss Whedon For Online Launch Of Tribeca Pic

As a guy who has covered features my whole career, I find it distressing that the only time feature folks do risky things seems to be when they are making TV projects. Because theaters and studios can’t figure it out, films are frozen...Show More Summary

Tech Forward Music Videos from Cut Copy, Kodaline, Rob Cantor, Tropkillaz

I've been posting about creative music videos for the last couple of years at Hypebot. Generally I feature videos using new tech, particularly consumer web apps, to create music videos. Today's batch features a Cut Copy video that utilized...Show More Summary

Sports Comedy ‘Blue Mountain State’ Seeking Movie Resurrection Via Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign

Spike comedy series Blue Mountain State was cancelled in 2012 after three seasons, but a second life on Netflix and Hulu reinvigorated fan interest. Now the show’s creators are hoping to channel that demand into a big screen film continuation with a Kickstarter campaign launched today. Show More Summary

6 Classic Record Stores From Film, TV and Fiction

To gear up for Record Store Day, The Guardian shares their picks for six of the "best fictional record shops" from tv, movies and books. At one point some of these must have been held up as examples of a disappearing phenomenon. TheShow More Summary

Lily Allen says Sheezus single too risque for radio for mentioning periods

Allen claims the title track for forthcoming album was deemed offensive and lacked mainstream radio appeal Lily Allen: 'I'm called mouthy but I'm just talking' Lily Allen has revealed that she "couldn't" release her preferred new single "[because it's] got the word 'period' in it". Show More Summary

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