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New Leader Programming for deadCenter

By Brandy McDonnell @ NewsOK

Thompson, who previously helped link shorts filmmakers with online distribution via ShortsTV, is already planning big things in her new role. According to the release, she is ramping up the number of film distributors at the festival to help local filmmakers find distribution. She is increasing the number of virtual reality and augmented reality films at the festival so local audiences can experience what the future holds for film. And, she is currently in discussions with industry leaders to make deadCenter an Oscar-qualifying festival.

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Simpler Times on ShortsTV

By BroadwayWorld

“Simpler Times” stars Jerry Stiller and features special guest Anne Meara in their last onscreen appearance together. The made-for-TV film from director/writer Steve Monarque will kick off the “Stars in Shorts” block on ShortsTV Channel (DirecTV CH 573, AT&T U-Verse CH 1789, US Sonet CH 292, Century Link CH 1789, Frontier CH 1789, Google Fiber CH 603) at 2pm and 5pm on Saturday, December 9th.

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ShortsTV Presents Memoir

By David Bloom @ TVREV

As part of a new TVRev series on creators, I sat down with Alexander Jeffery, whose short film “Memoir” will screen Dec. 14 on  ShortsTV, the global home of short films. You can listen to my full conversation with Alexander on my Bloom In Tech podcast here.Filmmaker Alexander Jeffery didn’t plan on returning to live in El Dorado, Ark., where  the family had moved for his father’s work when Alexander was in high school.

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ShortsTV Presents Torino Short Film Market

By UniFrance

Major distributors have also confirmed their presence, such as Spafax, ShortsTV, and Ouat Media, whose catalogues contain several Oscar-awarded shorts. Representatives from A-list festivals such as Tribeca, Locarno, Winterthur, and Go Short are also expected to attend.

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TriForce Short Film Festival (TFSFF) Lineup Announced

By Voice

The four ‘Best of the Fest’ finalists were selected from the shortlist by a panel of industry stalwarts including director Neil Biswas, writer John Byrne, BBC Assistant Commissioner Jay Davidson, Shiver’s Michelle Matherson, Carter Pilcher, CEO of Shorts TV, renowned Executive Producer Alexander Gardiner, acclaimed actor Indira Varma and Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE.

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ShortsTV Makes a Splash at the Orlando Film Festival

By  Thaddeus McCollum @ Orlando Weekly

And Linda Olszewski of ShortsTV delivers a lecture on what the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences looks for when nominating short films for Oscars – a timely presentation since the Orlando Film Festival will be eligible to become an Academy-accredited film festival next year.

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Skinner Myers’ New Film Wins the Grand Jury Award at the HollyShorts Film Festival

By PR Web

The 100-year-old story of the lynching of Frank Embree is brought to life by up and coming filmmaker Skinner Myers in an award winning short film. “Frank Embree” is screening at the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, CA September 22-28 at 12:30PM as part of ShortsTV’s “Shorts From Around The World” theatrical release and will be eligible for Academy consideration in the live action short film category.

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BidSlate and Premiere Digital on Filmmaker Distribution Platform

By Dave McNaryVariety

Deals completed include a partnership with Hoopla digital for 20 titles to be distributed in 1,500 libraries across North America; a 12-title deal with Direct TV broadcaster Shorts TV; a multi-title agreement with France’s newly launched Museum Channel; and deals with Germany’s Little Brother Films GmbH and Hong Kong’s UA Cinemas Circuit Limited.

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ShortsTV launches on YoufoneTV

By Robert BrielBroadband TV News

ShortsTV brings audiences professionally produced live action, animation and documentary short movies from the Netherlands and around the world, including hours of award winning and star-studded shorts. ShortsTV also creates its own original programming, putting the spotlight on both emerging and established talent and bringing viewers into the fast-paced world of short filmmaking.

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ShortsTV and its programming deal with BidSlate.

By Nico FranksC21

Shorts International-owned network Shorts TV has agreed a programming deal with US distribution outfit BidSlate.
The three-year non-exclusive deal covers 11 titles and includes shorts such as A Chance in Hell (1×35′), Decay (1×15′) and PagPag (1×15′) alongside web series The Hotel Barclay (13×10′). It spans territories including North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and comes after Shorts International revealed its intention to expand the reach of ShortsTV earlier this year.

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‘Abji’ wins Best Award at US festival

By Mehr News

Being a hub for many returning filmmakers each year, they have expanded as an Official Distributor to SHORTS.TV and they also program Feature Films at a number of Indie Theaters.

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Twitter Chat Co-Hosted by Rep. Johnson and ShortsTV CEO Carter Pilcher

By Broadcasting & Cable

Joined by ShortsTV CEO Carter Pilcher (@ShortsTVUS) and award-wining Baltimore filmmaker Mecca Amoni Michele Lewis and her partner Erin Gaddis, Johnson (@RepHankJohnson) and his guests fielded 10 questions around the importance of diversity in film and the media and how to forge change moving forward.

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Insights: Dancing in the Era of Peak OTT/TV

By David BloomTubefilter

And then there’s DanceOn, once a pioneering MCN that has evolved into a programming brand creating a wide range of original content built around its deep connections in the worlds of dance and music. Based in Hollywood, the company is still headed by CEO and co-founder Amanda Taylor, a self-proclaimed “musical theater nut” who first worked in dancer and choreographer management. “It’s a huge vertical, and dance is one of the original passion points,” Taylor told me recently. “We have 100 million followers and 1 billion monthly views” of the company’s videos on YouTube, Musical.ly, Facebook, Instagram and just about every other online outlet.

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Today’s Podcast: Scott Dawson’s Injury, Sienna Calling Out Charlotte and Our Chat With X-Pac

By Ryan Satin Pro Wrestling Sheet

The 2-hour replay of Wrestling Sheet Radio can be heard on Dash Radio or by downloading full, unedited MP3s on Patreon for just $5 a month. This week’s extra chat is about the uproar over Joey Ryan dick-flipping Mick Foley and Lio Rush no-selling a ladder spot.

The Drum is Calling Festival in Numbers

By  NationTalk 

Festival guests were greeted by 200 volunteers. Among those involved in the production the event were the eight apprentices from Canada 150+’s Aboriginal Production Apprentice Program. This program was launched with the support of eight employer partners: Brandlive, Coastal Jazz and Blues, Gear Force, Great Northern Way Scene Shop, Riggit Services Inc., Scene Ideas.

Highlights of ShortsTV Again at The Dutch Film Festival

By Drimble

ShortsTV organizes this year the The Pitch competition at the Dutch Film Festival. Do you have a great idea for a short movie? At The Pitch, as a filmmaker you can pitch your idea for an expert jury and give you a chance of € 5,000, – production budget and broadcast of your movie

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Watch Facebook?!?

By Jason Damata @ TVREV

I’m also very excited about the leveling of the production playing field. Now (presumably) smaller outfits with good ideas and compelling value to audiences (Cheddar, Refinery, DanceON) will have an easier time testing show formats with an audience without having to kiss up to some asshat at the Ivy.

ShortsTV adds BidSlate titles

By Nico Franks @ C21 Media

It spans territories including North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and comes after Shorts International revealed its intention to expand the reach of ShortsTV earlier this year.

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Justice Short Film Competition Winners: Erin Gaddis and Mecca Amoni Michelle Lewis

By Broadcasting & Cable

NAACP Convention- This week, the audience at the NAACP’s 108th Annual Convention in Baltimore, MD selected JustUS: Living with a Criminal Record as the winning short film in the NAACP-ShortsTV “Champions for Justice” short film competition. This team earned the most votes and will receive a $7,500 budget to produce an extended documentary that will air on ShortsTV. The NAACP and ShortsTV collaborated to create the “Champions for Justice” competition as a program that would continue as a sustainable program each year going into the future.

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Amazon Pushes Further into Gaming

By Retail TouchPoints

Upon joining the game development cloud services arena, Amazon built services such as Lumberyard, a free game engine integrated with AWS, and GameLift, for deploying and managing servers for multiplayer games.

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