Posts Tagged ‘video’

‘Penguins of Madagascar’ Debuts at No. 1 on Home Video Sales Chart

March 25, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Three new releases debuted in the top three spots on the national home video sales charts for the week ending March 22, led by the 20th Century Fox-distributed “Penguins of Madagascar,” from DreamWorks Animation. “Penguins” bowed at No. 1 on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks overall disc sales, Blu-ray Disc and... Read more

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How Are TV Networks Just Like Kimmy Schmidt?

March 24, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The television networks are kind of like the main character in Tina Fey's new sitcom

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Yahoo Bets on TV-Style Comedies to Grow Its Video Business

March 18, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The seeds of Yahoo’s St. Patrick’s Day premiere of season six of “Community” were planted when CEO Marissa Mayer made a critical decision in January 2014 about the future of the Internet media company’s video biz. Mayer, on the job for 18 months after leaving Google, had just fired chief operating officer Henrique de Castro, whose... Read more

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Take a Tour of HBO’s Pretty Awesome SXSWesteros Game of Thrones Activation [Video]

March 14, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Austin is swarming with interesting and weird activations at this year's South by Southwest. And HBO's Game of Thrones experience, cleverly named "SXSWesteros," is a particular standout.

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Now You Can Put Your Own Photos in Don Draper’s Amazing Carousel Pitch

March 13, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

It is the greatest advertising moment from TV's greatest advertising show, and now you can be a part of it. To help promote Man Men's upcoming final episodes, AMC has launched a Mad Men Carousel app on Facebook. The app pulls random photos from your Facebook galleries and drops them into Don Draper's pitch for the Kodak Carousel from Season 1's finale. It's a truncated version of the original scene, which you can watch below, but it's still a great way of reminding us how potent and touching Mad Men could be at its best. Depending on your results, you might find the video generated by the app to be hilariously off (as when it included the time I ate a hamburger between two Krispy Kreme doughnuts) or tear-jerkingly perfect (as when it showed my daughter's birth as the first slide on my first time using the app). So go give it a shot and see which of your memories get recaptured for the Carousel.

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WATCH: Full Trailer for Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ (VIDEO)

March 9, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

With summer just around the corner, Disney has released the full-length trailer for Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland” to give auds an idea of the scope of sci-fi fantasy movie. Starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Hugh Laurie, the story follows a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor who embark on a mission... Read more

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Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Serena’ Streaming on Google Play, iTunes, Amazon

March 7, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In the latest twist in “Serena’s” nontraditional distribution plan, the drama, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, is available to rent on Google Play, iTunes and Amazon Instant Video three weeks before its theatrical release. The movie costs $10.99 for HD and $9.99 for SD on Google Play, while iTunes and Amazon Instant Video are... Read more

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Here’s the Guy From Adult Swim Who Trawls Vimeo for Your Art School Thesis

March 6, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Dave Hughes is not a household name. He is, however, a beloved figure if you're really into strange art video and electronic music, largely because of his insane Adult Swim show, Off the Air. The show is 15 minutes long, airs at 4 a.m. and has no conventional narrative structure—no A and B plots, no quirky supporting characters, no rules, just a theme that gives the show its title—Colors, Nightmares, Hair (see below). It's also beloved by a certain kind of ad creative, largely because of Hughes' eclectic, dead-on taste and his penchant for looking in every nook and cranny for the artists whose work he collages into Off the Air's various episodes, some of who are ad guys. Hughes, who runs his own agency/production company,

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TV Station Cuts to Reporter for the Weather and He’s Ordering McDonald’s Instead

March 6, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

It's gotta be tough to work the weather beat this winter on the East Coast. Well, here's a pretty hilarious video out of Baltimore, showing Fox 45's Candace Dold tossing to "Traffic Jam Jimmy"—who just happens to be in the McDonald's drive-through, trying to order a fish sandwich.

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‘Big Hero 6′ Leads Home Video Sales

March 6, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Three new releases snagged the three top spots on the national home video sales charts for the week ending March 1, led by Walt Disney Studios’ “Big Hero 6,” the animated superhero adventure about the special bond that develops between an inflatable robot and a human prodigy that earned $220.9 million in theaters. “Big Hero 6,” the 54th... Read more

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