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    NYT Critics Want to Interact--from a Safe Distance

    It's all very well for newspapers to try and interact with their readers online. What strikes me about the NYTimes' effort to engage movie fans with film critics A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis is how they are choosing to respond to their readers.

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    New York Film Critics Circle Goes Digital, Partners with Movie Review Query Engine

    As film critics seek to adapt to digital journalism, the venerable New York Film Critics Circle, founded in 1935, has partnered with 16-year-old review database Movie Review Query Engine (MRQE ("marquee") to relaunch their NYFCC website to lure moviegoers looking for guidance on what to see each wee...

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    Media Watch: AOL Buys Huffington Post, Huffington To Run Media Group

    AOL has placed a big bet on content going forward. And now it's swallowed Blog Queen Arianna Huffington and her traffic magnet, six-year-old privately-held The Huffington Post, into its vast maw, paying $315 million. Here's Huffington and ATD's Kara Swisher, who interviewed Huffington and AOL CEO Ti...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studio's December $20,000 Script Contest Winners: The Alchemist Agenda and Villain

    Amazon Studios chief Roy Price is thrilled with the first phase of his radical online movie studio experiment. So many submissions came in the first month, more than 2500, that he opened up a December script contest and his panel of judges has picked the first two winners: Richard Stern for action comedy Villain, about a bad guy who decides to switch sides, which also earned the most responses online, and Marty Weiss of the rollicking international mystery adventure The Alchemist Agenda. "It's Fool's Gold meets the Da Vinci Code," says Price. "Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt should definitely check this one out." Both winners will collect a $20,...

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    SnagFilms Raises $10 Million from Comcast, NEA

    SnagFilms, founded two years ago by filmanthropist Ted Leonsis, has raised $10 million from New Enterprise Associates and Comcast Interactive Capital. SnagFilms has a library of more than 2000 documentaries that it releases on the internet; it shares revenues from short ads with filmmakers.

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    Kiefer Sutherland Has "Blast" Starring in Webisode Action Series The Confession

    Taking a leap into web entertainment, Kiefer Sutherland (24) is the creator and star of The Confession, an action web-series from Digital Broadcasting Group. Brad Mirman is directing, and John Hurt (V for Vendetta) co-stars. The ten-episode series will be distributed across DBG and on Hulu. The star...

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    Digital Viewing Transition: The Rise of Netflix

    In their excellent year-ahead discussion on KCRW's The Business, host Kim Masters and guests John Horn (the LAT) and Michael Schneider (Variety) agreed that 2011 marks a watershed year in the transition from traditional to digital viewing choices. They think the shift will come faster for movies tha...

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    Sundance Watch: Vachon, Koffler and Iwashina's Killer Digital and Digital Artists Launch Series

    Killer Films goes digital with a new partnership among producers Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler of Killer Films (Boys Don’t Cry, Far From Heaven) and their former CAA agent, Kevin Iwashina. The trio are jumping into the promising but as yet not remunerative digital content and distribution arena t...

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    TRON: Legacy’s 3-D VFX Stretch Current Movie Tech to its Limits

    In the current issue of Popular Mechanics, I dig into the edge of the visual effects frontier represented by TRON: Legacy, which Disney opens wide December 17. The sumptuously visual movie will wow moviegoers with its 3-D VFX, if not its compelling storyline. Here's a snatch of the feature:

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    Amazon Launches New Movie Studio Run by Roy Price, Son of Frank

    Tuesday at 5 pm Pacific, Amazon.com launched Amazon Studios, a radical online approach to finding new screenwriters and filmmakers and developing movies. Inspired by the open source philosophy that has yielded rich results for Silicon Valley innovators, Amazon Studios director Roy Price (son of ex-s...

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