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    Watch: The Onion Takes on Reality TV in Web Series 'Sex House'

    While making fun of reality shows has gotten so easy it has perversely become almost impossible, The Onion manages to land some solid punches in the first episode of its new YouTube-based web series "Sex House."

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    Comic-Con Web Series Roundup: Crackle's 'The Unknown,' Bryan Singer's 'H+' and 'Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters'

    Web series are becoming a major presence at pop culture madhouse Comic-Con, as film and TV talent increasingly make the move to the small cyber screen and as web-based companies tackle original programming production and distribution. A round-up of panels and trailers below.

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    YouTube Continues Original Programming Foray with Debut of Bryan Singer's 'H+' on August 8

    Produced by Bryan Singer and directed by Stewart Hendler ("Sorority Row"), "H+" looks at a dystopian future society where "technology has gone horrifically wrong... Consumers are rapidly installing a chip called 'HPlus' into their nervous systems that allows them to access the Internet 24 hours a da...

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    Youtube Supercut Begs the Question: Is Aaron Sorkin a Compulsive Self-Plagiarist?

    Aaron Sorkin has long been one of the industry's highest-paid writers, and despite the tepid response to "The Newsroom," that's highly unlikely to change any time soon. However, here's something that could ultimately harm his reputation worse than any bad review or critical thi...

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    Ridley Scott Wants You... To Vote on the 50 Semi-Finalists of YouTube's First Annual Your Film Festival

    YouTube and airline sponsor Emirates, in partnership with the Venice Film Festival and Scott Free Productions, have announced the 50 semifinalists of the first annual Your Film Festival.

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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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    Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia Launch Web Series and Shorts to Explore 'Female Characters'

    Producer-director Jon Avnet ("Fried Green Tomatoes," "Up Close and Personal") and filmmaker Rodrigo Garcia ("Albert Nobbs," "In Treatment") have launched a YouTube digital channel, WIGS, to showcase original series and scripted dramatic shorts. And they've lined up a strong acting roster:

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    TFF 2012: Three Things You Should Know About Short-Form Filmmaking

    The Tribeca Talks panel “The Future is Short: Storytelling in the Digital Age” offers simple and telling information about how to get your content out there and maybe make some money back. The landscape is still fairly disjointed, with a few too many special sauces brewing in the pot.

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    YouTube Strikes Movie-Rental Deal with Paramount, Acquires 500 New VOD Titles

    Clearly, Viacom's 2011 $1-billion lawsuit against YouTube is water under the bridge. Now Google Inc.'s YouTube has struck a movie-rental deal with Viacom's Paramount, adding 500 new titles to its expanding online library. YouTube's rental library now has more than 9,000 titles, which range from rece...

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    Michael Fassbender Joins Ridley Scott's Your Film Festival as Juror and Co-Executive Producer; Video

    Ridley Scott just got a mighty fine partner in crime for his new Your Film Festival, naming its first winner at this year's Venice Film Festival; Michael Fassbender will help the director-producer co-executive producer and choose the Grand Prize Winner of the Your Film Festival competition...

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