Ello

Ello Becomes Public Benefit Corp

In a move designed to lock down its ad-free business model, Ello has converted to a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) even as it picks up another $5.5 million in venture capital (via @TIME). In an announcement to members on Thursday, Ello’s founders and investors described “public benefit corporation” as a relatively new kind of for-profit company in the USA. It exists, they said, to produce a benefit for society as a whole — not just to make money for its investors. According to Benefitcorp.net (via @WIRED), there are…

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Abstraction

Featured: Prince Bagdasarian / PIB Productions – HD Demo Reel

Prince Bagdasarian is a Los Angeles based director/editor, and owner of PIB Productions, the team behind award-winning feature films such as “Abstraction”. PIB Productions is also one of the leading independent providers of RED Cinema Camera rental packages to indie filmmakers in L.A. Share

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MARISSA WEBB

Banana Republic Debuts New Fall Collection

My personal aesthetic has always been a quirky mix of the high and the low and a little bit of boy-meets-girl. It’s modern, but at the same time it’s a twisted classic—I’m not a straight on classic, but I consistently incorporate classic elements into my own personal wardrobe as well, and also the way I put looks together. —Marissa Webb Next week, Banana Republic debuts its new fall collection. Dubbed “The New BR,” the fall campaign is a bit edgier than what we are used to.…

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Chase Bell & White Licorish

PREVIEW: Chase Bell & White Licorish’s New EP “I know U U know Me” featuring Emma Bell

Straight off his adventures in Italy, here is a preview of Chase Bell & White Licorish’s EP “I know U U know Me,” which is pre-released via BandCamp.  The EP features Chase’s talented sister, Emma Bell (Tv/Film Actress currently on TNT’s Dallas) and Darius Campo, studio violinist/film composer who is considered “one of the most recorded musicians ever.” Enjoy!   I know U U know Me by ChaseBellandWhiteLicorish READ MORE >>> Share

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4th ANNUAL STREAMY AWARDS –  FULL LIST of NOMINEES 

SANTA MONICA, CA (August 18, 2014) – dick clark productions and Tubefilter announced today the nominees for the 4th Annual Streamy Awards Presented by Coca-Cola. The program recognizes excellence in original online video across forty-seven categories, including two Audience Choice Awards chosen entirely by members of the public. The show will stream LIVE from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM PT at www.streamys.org. Last year’s event garnered over 7M live and VOD views, and with 2.1M Twitter timeline impressions, the…

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Abstraction Cast

Abstraction

ABSTRACTION stars Hunter Ives, Richard Manriquez, Korrina Rico, Ken Davitian, Eric Roberts, and Natalie Victoria. It is an intense action movie about an art heist. The film has been well-received at festivals across North America. In its first screening of 2014, the award-winning film arrives at the historic New Beverly Cinema in Hollywood, owned by filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. ‘Abstraction’ will show on February 12, 2014 at 8:30pm, as part of the 11th annual Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. Thanks to HRIFF, Abstraction will add three new awards to a growing list:…

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DARWIN

–Life Coach Leo Darwin appears to have everything. A thriving practice. A best-selling book. A beautiful wife and child at home. In reality, he’s being evicted from his office, his marriage is a mess, and his six-month old baby doesn’t have a name yet. His new client is about to have a breakthrough overcoming his fear of women. But the woman he’s fallen in love with is Leo’s wife. ‘Darwin: The Series‘ Written by Karl Kenzler and Lynn Rosen Produced by Karl Kenzler, Christopher Gerson, and Kim…

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Kickstarted Film

KICKSTARTED

This documentary follows the stories of remarkable entrepreneurs and creators from start to finish as they rally their communities, raise funds and then face the unparalleled pressure of delivering something that lives up to their own, and the crowd’s, expectations. “At its core, Kickstarted is about much more than the rise of crowdfunding: It’s about the future of creativity and entrepreneurship.” ~Crowfund Insider “Over a million projects were launched through crowdfunding last year to the tune of $2.7 billion. The market is on pace to…

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Kevin

Misery Loves Comedy

Misery Loves Comedy is Kevin Pollak’s directorial debut. Currently in post-production, this highly anticipated documentary explores why a majority of comedy performers are truly miserable humans. Featuring archival footage and a heart-stopping cast of interviewees, the film aims to shed new light on the pain behind the humor. Pollak says he hopes to uncover more about the minds and hearts of comedians than any of us think we know. Read more at The Hollywood Reporter Cast Freddie Prinze Jr. Matthew Perry Jimmy Fallon Kevin Smith…

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Staff Room

STAFF ROOM – A Sitcom by Ryan McDermott

STARRING: Zoe Lister, Ciaran Griffiths, Brian Capron & Pat Sharp New Sitcom backed by +Kim Sherrell #1ND1E STAFF ROOM is the story of several teachers at a northern state-of-the-art secondary school who are hiding out inside the school’s safe haven and desperately trying to survive until three thirty pm, five days a week. Staff Room is different from most webseries pilots. We’re betting it will succeed based on three chief merits: 1) Sharp wit; 2) Brilliant casting; 3) Lack of inbreeding.   STAFF ROOM – A…

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Orianthi – Heaven In This Hell

Congratulations, Orianthi — Here’s the official music video featuring one of the Earth’s best living guitarists, along with bandmates Glen Sobel on drums and Tommy Henriksen on bass. So good! Music Video: Produced by Dave Stewart. Directed by Paul Boyd (Deadmau5, Neon Trees) head of production at Dave’s Weapons of Mass Entertainment. Available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/heaven-in-this-hell/id611655475 Share

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Goodnight Burbank

The Hollywood Reporter: HDNet Acquires Acclaimed Web Series ‘Goodnight Burbank’

By +Kim Sherrell If you’ve ever worked on a sitcom in someone’s garage until 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning, you’ll forgive my brief lapse into a huge amount of NERD PRIDE right now. Huzzah!!!!! That’s right. The “first ever half-hour comedy made for the web” just became “the first ever half-hour comedy made for the web picked up by TV,” said force of nature +Hayden Black. Hayden created the show and stars alongside Laura Silverman with guest appearances by Dominic Monaghan, John Barrowman and…

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FEATURED – Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry – ITVS

Ai Weiwei is arguably the most internationally celebrated Chinese artist of the modern era. The inscrutable bearded visionary burst onto the scene with vast conceptual installations such as his eight million hand-painted ceramic sunflower seeds inside Tate Modern, and went on to design the iconic Bird’s Nest stadium for the Beijing Olympics. But at heart, Ai Weiwei is a troublemaker with a serious agenda… Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry – ITVS.   Visit the official website Share

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Joss Whedon Talks with Tavis Smiley On Art, Superheroes, Insecurity, and the Timelessness of Shakespeare

A smart, sexy, boozy romp. Joss Whedon’s adaptation of Much Ado is brilliant! Seriously. There were a few moments where I questioned whether it’s possible for acting to be too good. The onscreen chemistry is pure fire. Here, Whedon talks about how it came into being. Watch Writer-director Joss Whedon on PBS. See more from Tavis Smiley. Warning: This clip contains absolutely zero spoilers for Avengers fans.   Share

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RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH

This indie thriller is building a loyal following largely through the passion and dedication of the filmmakers themselves. ~Kim Sherrell     Emanating from the most personal of Philip K. Dick’s writings, this film adaptation by Writer/Director John Alan Simon enjoyed a good run on the festival circuit. Awards include grand prize at Worldfest and a screening at Seattle’s Science Fiction Hall of Fame Experience Museum. Other accolades include a Best Actor nod for Shea Whigham and many more.  As for story, Variety’s Richard Kuipers calls the film “an…

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COFOUNDER

5 Things to Look for in a Co-Founder

BY ELISHA HARTWIG Choosing someone to start a business with is a lot like choosing who you want to marry. You’re going to spend countless hours together and there will often be disagreements, but ultimately you know that you are both working toward a common goal — whether that is a successful business venture or a happy marriage. Starting a business is undoubtedly exciting, and it is easy to get caught up in the glamour of finally being your own boss. However, when it comes…

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Growth Hacking Tools & Tips: The Future Belongs To Those Who Can Build Audiences

By +Kim Sherrell   The future belongs to those who can successfully grow and engage audiences. That’s the message from Saturday’s Growth Hacker Live, a gathering of industry experts who got together in Downtown LA to share ideas on how to achieve scale. The event’s lineup included some seasoned experts who make growth happen for companies such as TechCrunch, Paypal, Hulu, Viddy, StumbleUpon, iHeartRadio, and Yammer. The session was packed with just a ton of practical information and valuable suggestions. Here are some of my…

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RECAP: White House Climate Data Initiative Launch #eco #opengov

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 – White House Launches Program to Boost Climate Change Preparedness and Resiliency in America  Posted by +Kim Sherrell   President Obama recently asked  for $1 billion in funds to help the nation prepare for the effects of climate change. Today, the White House officially launched The Climate Data Initiative.  The Obama Administration, along with partners NOAA and NASA, hosted an event kicking off the administration’s program to empower America’s communities with open data. White House officials were joined by scientists and key executives from Intel, Esri, Google…

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ARTWALK IS ON ELLO !!

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What exhibitions have changed the art world? Join us to discuss the top 50 most influential http://t.co/UKxAE9lFgy pic.twitter.com/HC90yy9hDQ — Tate (@Tate) October 1, 2014   TO CONTRIBUTE, USE THE #ARTWALK HASHTAG ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNEL OF CHOICE JOIN US ON ELLO! VIEW THE SOCIAL STREAM >> Share

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Staff Room

Staff Room is out!

Watch Now at http://comedycentral.uk The 5-part sitcom tells the story of hapless media teacher Ian Butterworth (Ryan McDermott) and his lothario best friend Julian Wentworth-Farlington (Adam Brown). When the pair aren’t wasting time in the staff room debating the meaning of the monkey emoji, they’re out on the town and turning up to work hungover, sporting black eyes and being hauled in front of Principal Kipling for drunkenly “motorboating” young women via snapchat. When Ian manages to attend work he’s usually avoiding marking and lusting…

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Artwalk.TV

TO CONTRIBUTE, USE THE #ARTWALK HASHTAG ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNEL OF CHOICE JOIN US ON ELLO! VIEW THE SOCIAL STREAM >> What exhibitions have changed the art world? Join us to discuss the top 50 most influential http://t.co/UKxAE9lFgy pic.twitter.com/HC90yy9hDQ — Tate (@Tate) October 1, 2014   Share

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Stanford Startups

Lectures 1-6 How to Start a Startup #CS183B

American seed accelerator Y Combinator is offering a free, 1,000-hour course through Standford called “How to Start a Startup.” President Sam Altman kicked off the series today which at last count had about 50,000 participants and will feature guest lectures from Paul Graham, Aaron Levie, Marissa Mayer, Marc Andreessen and others. Aspiring entrepreneurs across the globe can follow the lectures and coursework online or attend one of the viewing sessions at their local library, university, startup work space or other venue. Read more at Newsweek.com >> Sign up for…

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ARTWALK IS ON ELLO !!

ArtwalkTV

Artwalk.TV is the app that brings people together in support of open culture and creativity. Think of it as an art gallery in your pocket: View: Virtual Art Gallery TO CONTRIBUTE, USE THE #ARTWALK HASHTAG ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNEL OF CHOICE JOIN US ON ELLO! Share

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