July 9, 2013 |
Fullscreen, a digital media company with one of the biggest channels on YouTube, has helped build followings for five-second films and a dubstep violinist, and now it's doing more to help creative types make money. The Culver City company, founded in 2011, Tuesday introduced a platform to help its video creators and brands manage their content and track their audiences. The collection of apps in its new offering gives users channel analytics, earnings reports and features to facilitate collaboration.
July 5, 2013 |
Dwight Howard has yet to make his free-agent decision. One of the teams in the running is the Houston Rockets. Early Friday morning, Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted a video plea to Howard. Pulling out all the stops...my daughter&friends made this video to urge @DwightHoward to come to the Rockets http://t.co/ICRiits19h - Daryl Morey (@dmorey) July 5, 2013 The homemade video shows a number of kids says, "Dwight Howard, come to the Rockets. " Morey also brought in a Hollywood celebrity, Emmy winner Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory" with a video trying to sway Howard.
June 29, 2013 |
Regarding the recent tip about bringing along a roll of toilet paper when traveling internationally: The roll will compress even more if the inner tube is removed - an old backpacking trick! Audrey Kopp Marina del Rey Before I go to amusement parks with wet rides, I purchase ponchos at dollar stores so everyone can stay dry. When I exit the ride, I pass the ponchos on to people in line. They are usually very appreciative, and it saves you from purchasing a poncho or towel at the park or spending $5 for the dryer booth.
June 28, 2013 |
The wails of an infant haunt much of the 13-minute YouTube clip. On the Internet's dominant video site, recordings of laughing babies, talking twin babies, roller-skating babies long have made for amusing, sure-fire click bait. This case of a crying newborn represents something entirely different: It's an attempt at groundbreaking original programming from the site. "Susanna" is a 12-part series starring "True Blood's" Anna Paquin as a new mother who develops acute postpartum depression and her struggles in caring for her child.
June 27, 2013 |
Darren Criss sat at a grand piano, leaning in as he played and performed with a group of Burbank high school students. "Standing in the Hall of Fame and the world's gonna know your name," he sang. Criss was belting the inspirational chorus of the Script's hit song "Hall of Fame" to the John Burroughs High School choir, but he could have been singing to himself. One of the breakout stars of "Glee," Criss is becoming a household name. In between a concert tour and movie premieres, Criss actually spent Saturday in the Hall of Fame.
June 18, 2013 |
It was a graduation speech. Each fifth-grader at Burlingame's Lincoln Elementary gave one. They were allotted one minute to describe their favorite school memory. Some talked about their first teacher. Others talked about a recent field trip to the Hyatt. A blindingly hopeful 10-year-old named Casey Johnstone changed the subject, using his moment to speak for the blinding hope of generations. In the heart of San Francisco Giants country last Friday night, he stepped to the microphone in his bright blue shirt and talked about his love for the Dodgers.
June 13, 2013 |
Lakers center Dwight Howard shows off his acting skills, along with fellow Relativity Sports athletes Shawn Marion, Dez Bryant and Michael Crabtree, in a YouTube clip titled, " We Crush Acting . " In addition to his Forrest Gump impression, Howard cries, screams and reenacts a moment from the film "300. " Howard is represented by agent Dan Fegan, president of Relativity Sports. The two will have a lot to discuss once July hits and Howard's free agency begins. The Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks (among others)
June 11, 2013 |
Legendary indie producer/director Roger Corman, who helmed such low-budget classics as 1960's "Little Shop of Horrors" and 1961's "The Pit and the Pendulum" and nurtured such Oscar-winning filmmakers as Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, is launching his own YouTube subscription channel on Thursday. Corman and his wife producer Julie Corman have chosen 30 films from their vault of 400 films for the first month's offering of "Corman's Drive-In. " Corman 's Drive-In" kicks off with Nicholson's debut in 1958's "The Crybaby Killer," as well as "Little Shop of Horrors.
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June 8, 2013 |
He was headed downtown, traveling along the 110 when - just like in the cartoons - a light popped on over Pervaiz Lodhie's head. If this city truly wants to improve the look of the busy industrial landscape, he decided, it should at least replace the burned-out and flickering fluorescent tubes in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum & Sports Arena sign that towers 160 feet above the freeway. Lodhie then went a step further. He agreed to supply the light bulbs. Lodhie, who owns a Torrance-based LED lighting business, made the commitment when he met with representatives of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in early 2011 to discuss development of a "green corridor" between downtown Los Angeles and the harbor.
June 6, 2013 |
For a locally based business, babies and moms come first -- on TV and online. BabyFirst, a TV channel dedicated to mothers and children, has recently become a $1.99 a month premium channel on YouTube, and the Century City-based company intends to get onto mobile platforms too. “Our general aim is to be available to as many parents that need us,” said Chief Executive Guy Oranim. “When you're on the go, other platforms can be a great solution.” PHOTOS: The Billion Dollar Box Office Club BabyFirst includes segments designed to teach children vocabulary, colors and more.