1. Oscars: For the first time ever, The Oscars pre-show and full awards telecast will stream live online…but there’s a catch. You can only watch the full show if you live in specific markets and use one of eight cable providers. Read more about it here.
2. Sound Mixing vs. Sound Editing: Speaking of Oscars, perhaps no Academy Award category is more ambiguous to the general movie-going public than
that of sound, particularly considering the baffling categories of
sound mixing and sound editing. Well, for those who’d like to know
exactly what differentiates these two categories, Dolby has
provided a simplified explanation (using “Star Wars” as a prime
example) of the oft-misunderstood distinction between mixing and
editing. We give you the inside scoop on the two categories and tip you off about how to vote in your Oscar pool here.
3. POV Hackathon: Already well-situated in New York, PBS’s acclaimed non-fiction series
‘POV’ is now adding a Hackathon lab in Los Angeles, marking the first
time the non-fiction technology lab has been based
there. Read more about the upcoming Hackathons and learn how to apply here.
4. “Ripper Street:” After being cancelled by the BBC in December, period cop drama “Ripper Street” has been given new life thanks to Amazon — following in the steps of fellow streaming service Netflix in bringing back a cancelled show (“Arrested Development,” “The Killing.”) Read more here.
5. “Innocence of Muslims:” Yesterday, a U.S. appeals court ordered Google-owned YouTube to remove “Innocence of Muslims,” an anti-Muslim film that has sparked riots and violence in the Middle East and threats against an actress who appears in the film, according to the Associated Press. The lawsuit was filed against YouTube by Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress who briefly appeared in the 2012 film and has since received death threats. President Obama and other world leaders urged YouTube to remove the video. The company argued that the filmmaker, Mark Basseley Youssef, owned the copyright and only he and Google could take it down from YouTube. Google has removed the clip and plans to appeal the decision.