Is This How You’ll Shoot Your Next Video?

Vyclone Launches Social Video Collaboration App
by TeamTVWriter Press Service

We could have re-edited this announcement, but we’re on the web, where we all know that whatever is quickest is best.  So here’s what the Vyclone folks say about the app they released today:

Vyclone is the simplest and fastest way to co-create, sync and edit multiple videos of a shared event. Perfect for capturing all of life’s events, from birthday parties to sporting events and concerts, Vyclone synchronizes and edits multiple users’ clips to create one movie with all the angles cut together. The movie can be remixed, or edited, to the user’s liking, then shared with Vyclone’s vibrant community and other social media platforms.

Vyclone gives users the tools to make any shared captured experience social. App features include:
• Ability to film from four different camera angles in a variety of filters including black & white and sepia
• Simple video editing tools including one-tap and multi-camera editing
• Option to share videos privately, with friends or the Vyclone community
• One-tap sharing to Facebook and Twitter or to the camera roll on iPhone or iPod touch to share anywhere
• Discover featured, new, and popular content from Vyclone’s active community
• Ability to tag friends and events, comment on videos, like videos, and follow other Vyclone users

Simultaneous multi-camera? For reals? Instant editing and sharing? Quite honestly, this sounds like the perfect tool for peer-produced video. We’ll report back after we’ve given Vyclone a fair try.

Million $$$ TV Writer Deal, Yeah!

Be nice to this guy

Michael Green Signs Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV
by Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, writer-producer Michael Green has signed a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV. The rich seven-figure pact is for development only, and will focus on cable as much as broadcast. Green will work with 3 Arts’ Erwin Stoff on projects, which the two will executive produce together. The deal comes on the heels of a development deal Green had with 20th TV, which resulted in Gotham. The supernatural procedural, about a female cop who discovers a magical world that exists within New York City, went to pilot at ABC, which landed Francis Lawrence as director.

The project got very close to a series order, with ABC extending the pickup conversations with 20th TV beyond the upfronts, but ultimately a deal couldn’t be reached. “Michael delivered a fantastic pilot for us in Gotham, and we knew we wanted to stay in business with him exclusively going forward,” 20th TV chairman Gary Newman said. “He has an incredible talent for creating new worlds, which are richly inventive and yet undeniably accessible at the same time. He’s one of the most sought-after writers in both features and TV, and his projects always attract the best talent.”

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This announcement teaches us 2 things:

  1. Make sure you send Deadline.Com a big, high-resolution pic so you show up better on the page
  2. You don’t necessarily need big successes to get big bucks

Embrace this.

Good News: The Most successful Kickstarter Category is ‘Film & Video’

Just found this on the Kickstarter Blog:

Real graph showing film & video on top, with music 2nd

The largest categories continued to be Film ($32 million pledged) and Music ($19 million pledged), however Design saw the biggest growth in launched projects (235 in 2010 vs. 1,060 in 2011), Games saw the largest percentage increase in backers (up 730%), and Dance had the highest success rate (74%). All 13 categories saw at least $1 million in pledges.

2012 Emmy Writing Nominations

Writing, Comedy

Chris McKenna, Community
Lena Dunham, Girls
Louis C.K., Louie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Michael Schur, Parks and Recreation

Writing, Drama

Downton Abbey: Julian Fellowes
Homeland: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff
Mad Men: Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner
Mad Men: Andre Jacquemetton
Mad Men: Erin Levy, Matthew Weiner

Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Special

Game Change: Danny Strong
Hatfields & McCoys: Ted Mann, Ronald Parker, Bill Kerby
The Hour: Abi Morgan
Luther: Neil Cross
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia: Steven Moffatt

Writing, Variety, Music or Comedy Series

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Portlandia
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Writing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special

84th Annual Academy Awards
Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl
The Kennedy Center Honors
Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre
65th Annual Tony Awards

Writing, Nonfiction Programming

American Experience: Clinton, Barak Goodman
American Masters: Johnny Carson, King of Late Night, Peter Jones
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain
Prohibition: A Nation of Hypocrites, Geoffery C. Ward
Sesame Street: Growing Hope Against Hunger, Christine Ferraro

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TV to Take Over Broadway?

Tired of reboots but love one of television’s biggest cult hits? Us too. So how do we handle this one?:

WILL PUSHING DAISIES HEAD TO BROADWAY?
by Alanna Bennett

Bryan Fuller‘s been dropping hints of upcoming Pushing Daisies news for the past few months, and we have been clawing at our computer screens for just as long screaming “TELL US!” The Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, and Mockingbird Lane producer swore it had nothing to do with a return of the cancelled-too-soon show to television, or of a jump to the big screen. So what does that leave? Broadway, apparently!

Fuller revealed this little tidbit in a recent interview with TV-scooper extradordinaire Michael Ausiello while promoting his upcoming television reboot of Mockingbird Lane.

According to Fuller–who holds that it’s too soon to reveal anything too concrete, as these things have a way of changing through the stages of development–the project is working to reunite as much of the Pushing Daisies cast as possible.

“We’re working on something that is definitely a Pushing Daisies revival, and the idea would be to have as many cast [members] as we can to participate in it.”

…This wasn’t the direction we were expecting, but after some initial shock we pretty much came to the realization that we’ve missed the show so much that we’ll take anything they have.

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