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    Withoutabox Founders Form New Model Digital Film Studio Critical Mass

    Withoutabox co-founders David Straus, Joe Neulight and Fred Kramer are launching a new Los Angeles-based film studio, Critical Mass Studios (CMS), which they're billing as "the first vertically integrated, next-gen studio."

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    Brian K. Vaughn Exits 'Under the Dome,' But Thanks to Amazon, The Characters Are Still Trapped

    Why does one writer leaving CBS's sophomore series matter? It has to do with endgames and financing deals.

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    As TV Consumption Changes, Everyone Wants a Piece of a Very Messy Pie

    It was only a matter of time before some disruptor found a way to let viewers watch live TV on their computers. That service is Aereo (backed by digital entrepreneur Barry Diller), which is currently at the center of a huge legal battle that has everyone from networks to broadcasters to Internet com...

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    Stephen Colbert Rips Amazon Over Hachette Dispute, Sells More Books (VIDEO)

    America's late-night comedy hosts are now, it would seem, the country's new defenders against corporate overreach.

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    Each TV Network Does Dramas Differently: Here's How

    Thirty years ago, when I began writing episodic television, there were network dramas and syndicated shows. These days, when I’m teaching one-hour drama, that single catch-phrase encompasses everything that fits the time slot. But the explosion of different outlets means that one-size no longer fits...

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    Can Binge-Viewing TV Actually Be Good for Kids? Amazon Has a Plan

    With the studio's first ever original kids' shows debuting this summer, Amazon is trying to break into children’s programming from a groundbreaking new angle: long-term education.

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    Amazon Jumps into Children's Programming with Three Original Series Premiering This Summer

    Taking advantage of their extra time (but not keeping them from going outside), Amazon will be releasing one new program a month aimed to entertain and help educate children throughout the summer.

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    5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: New Amazon Patent, Ted Hope Web Series and More

    5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read today including news about Amazon's new patent, Ted Hope's plan to change Hollywood and a new technology that could change cinema.

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    TV Networks vs. Streaming: Who's Winning the War?

    Though streaming devices dominate the zeitgeist, television is still the top medium by which we consume programming, says a new study.

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    5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: HBO Shows to Amazon Prime, Netflix Loves Futbol, and More

    A new web series starring Bob Balaban, Netflix gets its first Spanish-language original series and more tech news for filmmakers and film fans.

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