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LATV Fest offers MobilizedTV panel and more…

LATV Fest, produced by NATPE (the National Association of Television Programming Executives), brings together creative TV and digital content producers with development execs, agents, advertising executives, technology solution providers and others from July 12 to 15. MobilizedTV readers get a special rate.

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Web Stars Talk About Hit Content: Create, Don’t Wait

Co-located with Digital Hollywood, Variety held an all-day Entertainment & Technology Summit. One panel focused on Web Video: The New Content Creators” with an all-star panel including actors Illeana Douglas and Kevin Pollak as well as Chris McCaleb from Big Fantastic, Brian Firenzi of 5 Second Films and Jason Goldberg, co-founder of Katalyst. McCaleb nailed the relevance of a panel on web series for the mobile platform, noting that media was evolving into transmedia, a platform-agnostic variety of content.

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Winners of 2010 Babelgum 3rd Online Film Festival

Babelgum just announced the winners of its third Online/Mobile Film Festivals. The work of first place winners in the categories will be screened along with the inaugural Stoli Emerging Filmmaker Award during the Tribeca Film Festival on April 28.

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Mobile Entertainment and More at NAB 2010

At NAB 2010, MobilizedTV produced two panels on mobile: one on mobile entertainment and another on mobile as a marketing tool for Hollywood. Bart Weiss–founder of Videofest and a professor at University of Texas at Arlington who teaches mobile movie-making–was on the entertainment panel and talked about his experiences on the show floor and on the panel.

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Shooting People and Babelgum: a Mobile Content Partnership

Shooting People and Babelgum announced a strategic relationship on the opening day of the 60th Berlinale, in Berlin, Germany. With the terms of this partnership, a Shooting People curated selection of short films in the genres of Fiction, Documentary, Animation, Music Videos and Artists’ Film, will reach a global audience via Babelgum’s online platform and its free application for Apple’s iPhone & iPod Touch and Google’s Android devices.

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Mobile Video: All You Need to Know About Creation & Distribution

Produced in association with Fun Little Movies, and moderated by Fun Little Movies president/COO Frank Chindamo, this NATPE 2010 panel on mobile video featured Catherine Warren, president, FanTrust Entertainment Strategies, Jonathan Barzilay, SVP of programming and advertising at FLO TV and Amber Lawson, comedy publisher of Babelgum. What content delivers the best ROI? What are the best practices for monetizing mobile video?

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Documentaries Go Mobile with CINELAN/Babelgum Deal

If you like documentaries and mobile content, life is about to get much more interesting. CINELAN, a library of 3-minute films by award-winning filmmakers, just signed a mobile/Internet distribution deal with Babelgum. CINELAN documentary filmmakers include Steve James (Hoop Dreams), Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight), Ross Kauffman (Born Into Brothels), Spurlock and Jessica Yu (Breathing Lessons), who also serve on CINELAN’s Advisory Board

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Edgy Video from Babelgum Metropolis Contest Winners

Babelgum, the integrated web/mobile video content platform, announced the winners of its Metropolis Art Prize, judged by a jury chaired by art house actor/video artist Isabella Rossellini. The winners’ work was screened in Times Square in New York City on Dec. 17. The Babelgum Metropolis Grand Prize–which was $20,000–went to Denver, Colorado-based artist Christopher Coleman for The Magnitude of the Continental Divide.

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The Occulterers: Halloween Fun For Mobile/Web

Getting ready for Halloween? There’s no better place to start than with The Occulterers, which debuts tonight and ends with a bang–and a flash mob–on Halloween Eve. The mobile/web series written, directed and produced by Hayden Black, the British comedian behind such digital hits as Goodnight Burbank and Abigail’s X-Rated Diary, is distributed by Babelgum, on its new SciFi Horror Comedy Channel.

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RAGE: First Made-for-Mobile Feature Debuts Today

RAGE. You’ve no doubt read some of the press about this first-ever made-for-mobile feature film. The story of a young blogger who shoots behind-the-scenes interviews on his cell phone, this feature–distributed by Babelgum–is notable for many reasons. MobilizedTV had a chance to speak with Karol Martesko-Fenster, GM & Publisher of Babelgum’s FILM Division and producer Andrew Fierberg.

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Babelgum’s Metropolis Art Video Competition

Attention all artists! If you thought mobile and online content wasn’t a place for your paintings, sculpture and other works of art, think again. Babelgum is on the search for “the world’s best and edgiest artists.” The competition is an open call to all artists active in any visual medium to submit videos of their works.

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Babelgum Launches Coldplay iPhone App

Babelgum, an independent mobile and web content platform, launched a custom iPhone application for Coldplay, activating Phase 2 of its partnership with the band. The free Coldplay Babelgum mobile application includes the brand new Strawberry Swing video along with the Coldplay video catalogue, a Coldplay news feed and a videogame.

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Funny or Die Goes Mobile with Babelgum: Q&A with FOD CEO Dick Glover

Babelgum and Funny or Die announced yesterday an exclusive, wireless licensing agreement to bring Funny or Die videos to mobile platforms. Over the next two years, Babelgum will bring new and library Funny or Die content to mobile users, including a stand-alone Funny or Die-branded iPhone application and Funny or Die content in all current and future Babelgum applications. MobilizedTV brings you this exclusive interview with Funny or Die CEO Dick Glover.

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“The Cabonauts” Blast Off at Comic-Con

The Cabonauts, the latest web/mobile series from comedian/writer Hayden Black, just debuted at Comic-Con. The series takes place in 2183, when humans have conquered the stars but still need a way to get to the human outputs scattered across the galaxies. That’s where Cabonauts, Inc. comes in: taxi cabs to pretty much anywhere you want to go in the universe. Each episode also features a music video with original songs. One of draws at Comic-Con was Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols, the original Lt. Uhuru. Nichols will be a series regular, says Black.

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“Goodnight Burbank: Hollywood Report” Goes Mobile

For fans of Goodnight Burbank, there’s good news. Writer/producer/director and not-so-shabby comedian Hayden Black is back with a spin-off: Goodnight Burbank: Hollywood Report, executive produced by Babelgum, and available as an iPhone and smartphone app as well as an online series.

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