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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: 'Orange is the New Black,' 'Hunger Games' and More

Photo of Paula Bernstein By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire May 30, 2014 at 5:18PM

Today's daily tech stories for filmmakers and film fans include news about "The Hunger Games," "Orange is the New Black" and more.
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Burning Bush
"Burning Bush"

1. "Burning Bush" Streams on Fandor: "Burning Bush," Agnieszka Holland's acclaimed feature film, will have a day-and-date release on June 11th, playing theatrically at Film Forum in New York City and streaming on Fandor throughout the U.S. (except for the New York metropolitan area). "Connecting the world's greatest filmmakers and their art with the audiences that crave to see them is Fandor's mission," said Fandor CEO, Ted Hope. "We are thrilled to bring this film to a wide, national audience."

2. TFI and Tugg: Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) will give community screening venues across the country access to an exclusive collection of its grant-supported films through a collaboration with Tugg Inc., the theatrical-on-demand web platform. Films available through the collaboration will include "This Time Next Year," a  documentary supported by TFI and The Rockefeller Foundation, which chronicles the resiliency of a Long Beach Island, New Jersey community and their unified efforts to rebuild in the first full year after Hurricane Sandy. Tribeca Film Institute and Tugg (www.tugg.com) invite communities of film industry academics, organizations and individuals to select films in the collection to screen for their audiences by purchasing the appropriate screening license through the Tugg platform.

3. The Hunger Games: Kabam, the San Francisco-based developer that created mobile and social games based on film franchises such as "The Godfather," "Fast & Furious" and "The Hobbit" will produce a "Hunger Games" role playing, card collection mobile game for Lionsgate, the companies announced today. In the game, players will be able to assume the identity of District members sent on a mission in order to build their alliance, liberate their District and rebuild Panem. "Lionsgate has an unparalleled track record of developing and producing blockbuster movie franchises like The Hunger Games,"  said Kabam Chief Operating Officer Kent Wakeford. ‚ÄúPartnering with Lionsgate, Kabam will build a mobile game that's as much fun to play as the movie is to watch." Separately, Lionsgate said it was planning a touring "Hunger Games" exhibition and was considering a "Hunger Games" theme park at some point. Read what we think about that idea here.

4. "How to Train Your Dragon": Beginning in 2015, Netflix will introduce new seasons of original series "DreamWorks Dragons" exclusively worldwide under its multi-year pact with DreamWorks Animation, Variety reports. The cartoon, which previously aired on Cartoon Network, is based on DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon' series.

5. "Orange is the New Black": Speaking of Netflix, the second season of the Netflix original "Orange is the New Black" premieres in less than a week. If you missed out on the first season and don't have time to watch all 13 episodes of season one, don't worry: You can watch this one-take recap from the Fine Bros. here.

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