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    Marketing Watch: 'Frankenweenie' E-Book Free on iTunes

    Disney's promo materials on Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" have been innovative and choice. Their latest offering is a content-rich e-book tie-in. "Frankenweenie: An Electrifying Book" provides a behind-the-scenes examination of the world of the original 1984 short film that inspired the upcoming fea...

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    Netflix's Ted Sarandos Talks Original Programming

    It is not news that chief content officer of Netflix Ted Sarandos is on the hunt for original programming for the content site, competing for content with the likes of HBO snd Showtime. That's why the DVD rental site, which has been making the transition to online streaming, chased down David Finche...

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    Internet Lobby Forms in DC: Facebook, Google, Amazon Join Up

    It was an inevitable alliance. Silicon Valley pillars will join together in Washington to form a lobbying group in order to oppose federal restrictions to their industry. A group like this is the first in the Web's history. Called 'The Internet Association,' the roster includes Facebook, Googl...

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    IMDb and Kindle Partner on X-Ray for Movies

    IMDb and Amazon's Kindle Fire proudly introduce a useful interruption during your feature presentation: "X-Ray for Movies." By tapping on the screen of a movie, the user will be able to see the names and filmographies of each of the actors. The X-Ray program, exclusive to Kindle Fire at the moment...

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    Check Out New IPad Magazine 'Backstory': Long, Gorgeous and Deep

    You've got to applaud the chutzpah of ex-Creative Screenwriting senior editor Jeff Goldsmith, who has plunked his life savings down on bimonthly iPad publishing experiment: "Backstory." The gorgeously mounted magazine champions scriptwriters by telling their behind-the-scenes stor...

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    Allen & Co.'s Sun Valley Media Mogul Guest List Includes Buffet, Zuckerberg, Gates, Murdoch

    Allen & Co.'s annual summer Sun Valley, Idaho event next week, where the world's top media moguls gather to talk shop and enjoy swanky outdoor family activities, has a guest list that includes billionaires Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg.

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    Fox Home Entertainment Debuts 'Own the Moments' App, Features Date-Specific Movie Trivia

    Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is debuting new mobile app "Own the Moments," which allows fans to get a specific-to-the-day movie "moment" featuring trivia and a clip or photo from a film, ranging from classic to upcoming titles.

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    European call for the future of MEDIA Program

    Europa Distribution, Europa International, Europa Cinemas, European organizations and L’ARP, last year initiated a movie-makers' petition to protect the MEDIA Programme's independence. Together they represent an important European audiovisual and cinematographic chain.

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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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