Liquid Media to Acquire Digital Cinema United

Mon, 02/14/2022 - 11:19 -- Nick Dager

Liquid Media has signed a letter of intent to acquire Digital Cinema United. “With the acquisition of DCU, Liquid inherits DCU’s longstanding position as a company of choice for the entertainment and media industry,” says Liquid Media CEO Ron Thomson. “The services DCU provides are essential to film and TV producers and distributors, engage with clients across every aspect of the supply chain, supercharge our solution engine and further our reach.

Orbital Redux Wins Two 2022 International Academy of Web Television Awards

Mon, 02/14/2022 - 11:03 -- Nick Dager

The science fiction series Orbital Redux has been awarded Best Drama Series, Best Directing (Drama), and Best Original Music at the 2022 International Academy of Web Television Awards. Produced by Butcher Bird Studios, the innovative series broke new ground in live interactive entertainment by combining innovative live production technology with classic filmmaking techniques.

Escándalo Secreto: En Plena Cuarentena Premieres on Distro TV

Wed, 02/02/2022 - 09:56 -- Nick Dager

Executives at Distro TV say they are about to make history as the first independent, free ad-supported streaming television platform to debut an original feature film with the global premiere of the new Hispanic film, Escándalo Secreto: En Plena Cuarentena. The comedy feature film, directed and written by Jorge Cano, premieres February 25. This marks the latest installment in DistroTV’s new, free-to-stream DistroTV Español channel bundle and comes on the heels of DistroTV’s recent expansion of its global distribution footprint, which now includes Latin American audiences.

RSP Produces 200 Effects Shots for Hawkeye

Tue, 02/01/2022 - 09:27 -- Nick Dager

Rising Sun Pictures produced nearly 200 visual effects shots for the new Marvel Studios series Hawkeye, which recently debuted on Disney+. The studio’s work included the reproduction of an actual New York City neighborhood visible outside an apartment where much of the series takes place. Rendered in extraordinary detail, the urban exterior is seen in daytime and nighttime contexts and under varying weather conditions, including a snowstorm.

Does Netflix Violate Copyright Laws?

Tue, 12/07/2021 - 12:05 -- Nick Dager

The entertainment company Hollywood Innovations Group has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for Central District of California alleging that Netflix willfully violated the same copyright laws it routinely enforces against its own competitors. The also illustrates the power of new dubbing technologies to seamlessly adapt video content across dozens of languages. The technology helps expose broader audiences to global content, but Netflix has quickly found a way to leverage it to capture the lucrative and highly competitive Asian market.


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