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    Warner Brothers Buys Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes

    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has acquired Flixster, the movie application company with over 25 million worldwide users per month. The acquisition additionally includes purchase of review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. Under the terms of the deal, both Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes "will continu...

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    Weinstein Company Launches Video Game Label

    The Weinstein Company has entered the video game world, announcing the launch of TWC Games. The label will work withThe Weinstein Company and Dimension Films' own properties (which include "Scream" and "Hellraiser"), in addition to working with external partners to develop and publish video games fo...

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    The Grouponing of Hollywood: indieWIRE Runs The Numbers for "The Lincoln Lawyer"

    Last week’s 48-hour Groupon/Fandango deal for Lionsgate Films’ “The Lincoln Lawyer” put Hollywood through a blitzkrieg grief cycle: Denial (Discounts on opening weekend?!), Anger (Lionsgate’s trying to buy the box office!), Bargaining (Maybe it’s really not that big a deal), Depression (“The Lincoln...

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    Amazon Offers 5000 Streaming Movies & TV Shows Free to Prime Members

    In a deal that will escalate the streaming video wars, Amazon Prime members now have free access to more than 5,000 streaming films and TV shows.

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    The Santa Barbara Film Festival's Digital Cinderella Story

    The discovery of the 2011 Santa Barbara Film Festival may have taken place before the first screening. It's the Lego-animated musicvideo “Megaphone,” which SBFF director Roger Durling adopted as the event's trailer for the year and illustrates the frustration of standing in line and discovering you ...

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    Any movie on VOD: Distribber introduces flat-fee cable VOD

    Here's the latest variation on hybrid distribution: cable VOD for a flat fee. Distribber and Brainstorm Media will give your film a cable VOD release and leave you with all rights and all revenue. The release doesn't specify the fee, but we hear it's around $10,000. More to come on how the the distr...

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    Updated: SnagFilms gets $10 million in Funding -- and Bingham Ray

    SnagFilms has received $10 million in a financing round led by venture capital firm New Enterprises Associates and Comcast Interactive Capital, the investment arm of cable operator Comcast. Joining SnagFIlms is industry veteran Bingham Ray, who will serve as a consultant for the company.

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    indieWIRE in the Palm of Your Hand - Check Out iW Mobile

    You asked for it, and now indieWIRE is optimized for handheld devices!

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    Babelgum; Fish Film Partner On "The Line" For Ocean's Day

    Independent web TV service Babelgum and The Fish Film Company have announced a deal for the worldwide mobile and online release of Rupert Murray's "The End of The Line - The Series," timed to coincide with the traditional release of the feature documentary. George Duffield and Christopher Hird on be...

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    SnagFilms Joins Forces With IMDb, YouTube; Enter Founder's Alliance

    Snag Films, the online documentary film site, has announced a variety of deals that aligns the company with two major websites, four major film festivals, and three major film organizations.

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