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    Elvis Lives! In the Digital Realm, Ageless Avatars Are the Future, from Pitt to Bridges

    It was inevitable. Now that digital likenesses are so easy to accomplish, iconic figures will live on in the digital realm, making money for their estates. The latest news: Digital Domain Media Group and CORE Media are developing a series of "virtual" Elvis Presleys.

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    Media Watch: Record-Breaking Ticket Sales and Mobile Usage for Fandango

    If you need proof of changing ticket-buying habits, look at Fandango's numbers. The leading ticket-purchasing site boasted its highest numbers in traffic and ticket sales for May in the company's twelve year history. Ticket sales increased by 47%.

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    Media Watch: Rotten Tomatoes On Your Radio Dial and Netflix Queue; Millennials Like Magazines; Wired on iPad

    Now streaming: Rotten Tomatoes on the radio. The movie-review aggregation site announced the creation of their own radio channel, a weekly one-hour call-in show hosted by the website's editor-in-chief, Matt Atchity. It will air on Thursdays on the satcaster's Stars Too channel...

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    Participate in Moxie Institute Crowd-Sourced Film Project [Video]

    The Moxie Institute Film Team is working on a new participatory film in their Cloud Film series. This one is about the importance of "engaging" in society and they want your submissions. Watch the video below or read the blurb to see what they're looking for.

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    MovieFone and Fandango Forge First-Time Ticket Sales Partnership

    Fandango and AOL's Moviefone announced an exclusive ticketing partnership, marking the first alliance between the two companies.

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    A Beautiful Friendship: 'Casablanca' Screens on Facebook

    Worlds collide for this confusing and spectacular event: "Casablanca" will screen on Facebook Wednesday night at 7PM ET/ PT. Fans of romantic comedy or romance in general can watch a free screening of the timeless love story and comment in real time on the film's Facebook page. We'll take it!

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    Q & A: Rodrigo Garcia and Jon Avnet Break the Mold with Star-Powered, Women-Centric Web Channel, WIGS

    WIGS is a YouTube channel, but don't let the platform scare you off. Filmmaker Rodrigo Garcia ("Albert Nobbs") and producer-director Jon Avnet ("Fried Green Tomatoes") have created what may be the first scripted, professionally developed web content aimed at women: WIGS. Starting with the launch o...

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    Immersed in Movies: Talking 'The Hobbit,' Higher Frame Rates, and Virtual Production at FMX [Updated]

    I'm in Stuttgart, Germany, this week for the FMX conference on animation, VFX, games, and transmedia. Not surprisingly, the emphasis at FMX is on virtual production, the hottest industry topic, thanks to the influence of "Avatar" and the lingering interest in last year's Oscar winner, "Hugo," among...

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    CSI Creator Anthony Zuiker's 'Cybergeddon' Project Takes on Cybercrime, Identity Theft, and Other Internet Woes

    Anthony Zuiker, the creator of the C.S.I franchise announce the director and full cast for his "Cybergeddon" project, a digital program that focuses on cybercrime and identity theft. Oliver Martinez ("Unfaithful") will star as the elusive cybercriminal Gustove Dobreff, with Missy Peregrym ("Rookie ...

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    Funny or Die Launches iTunes Magazine 'The Occasional'

    FunnyOrDie, the popular comedy video site, is launching a bi-monthly digital humor magazine, "The Occasional," on iTunes. "The Artist" Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin graces their first cover.

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