David Semel, who directs commercials through Accomplice Media, has a history of directing pilots that become hit television series. In his latest television outing, based on the award-winning Phillip K. Dick novel, The Man in the High Castle, Semel engages in a frightening, but enthralling, game of “What if?” Produced for Amazon by Ridley Scott the story is an alternate history set in the aftermath of World War II; in this telling, the Nazis and their Japanese allies were the victors. Semel directed the pilot, which is currently available through Amazon Prime’s instant video service.
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Cinedigm and TV4 Entertainment have announced a partnership to launch new OTT digital networks together. The partnership will mine Cinedigm’s film and TV episode library to program at least one co-owned, on-demand, online channel that will be distributed through TV4 Entertainment's online video distribution platform, covering 100 million US households and more than 300 million devices.
The Coldplay music video Magic, shot by cinematographer Par Ekberg, has scored more than 53 million views on YouTube and Ekberg’s work on it earned him a Best Cinematographer nomination for music video at the recent Cameraimage festival.
DigitalTheatre.com has expanded its ballet content with Le Corsaire, the first production to be captured live in HD by English National Ballet.
The Marijuana Show, the first-ever reality show about marijuana launches Season One on Tuesday, November 18th.
Sony DADC New Media Solutions has unveiled Venue, its new immersive channel creation service.
The Paley Center for Media announced the initial line-up of confirmed speakers for the annual Paley International Council Summit, scheduled for November 19-21 in New York.