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Saturday, August 1, 2009

A New Friend - maddisonatkins



This guy was so awesome.

-Adam

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The 4th Annual ITVFest Opening Night Gala - GirlFilmsHollywood


Includes short interviews with actors, producers and directors form the following Indie projects; As Advertised, Dark Room Theater, Wired City, Unconquered and Johny B Homeless, ass well as the always entertaining comic Adam Richmond who was in attendance. Girl Films Hollywood had a great time covering this event.

Shot and Edited by Edie Magoun
On Camera Reporter Nicola Singer

Please subscribe to our channel and to learn more about us please visit http://girlfilmshollywood.com

Links to the Interviewee's sites below
http://RustiMotors.com (as Advertised)
http://DarkRoomTheater.com
http://WiredCity.TV
http://HouserLegacy.com
http://JohnnyBHomeless.com
http://adamrichmondcomedy.com

HayleyQ17 and The Samantha Chronicles on NING!


Two web series about two best friends, one in America and one in Scotland, both confronted by terrible secrets that threaten their lives.

http://samandhayley.ning.com <=== JOIN TODAY!

MBC (Meatball Carbonara) - schneidz124


so..I was bored at work, and decided to finally make acid's meatball carbonara sub.
ingredients:
meatballs from subway
chicken
bacon alfredo sauce
bacon
mozzarella cheese

its actually surprisingly good..who knew?

EQAL launching Umbrella (more)

It will bring "blog-style and episodic publishing, discussion and forums and user profile pages into one easily themed product that site owners can effectively use to connect with their audience" and make money as well, the firm said.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/technology/news/e3i6c373b8b2be6b84fe73176b84f559972

Will EQAL’s Shift From Creating Content To Hosting It Pay Off?

And since EQAL has foregone the “create a series and hope the advertisers will come” business model, in favor of securing advertisers for shows first, it’s not clear why the team thinks that smaller producers that don’t have the track record of hit shows like lonelygirl15 will be able to make decent money (and pay up enough to cover the hosting costs).


http://paidcontent.org/article/419-can-eqals-shift-from-just-creating-content-to-hosting-it-ultimately-pay/
EQAL Preps 'Umbrella' Tool for Consumers

The company, which recently said the weak ad market has forced it to halt its own original content development work, said Umbrella would feature the same enterprise-grade platform that powers EQAL's premium partner Web sites, but with simplified publishing and management interface features.

http://www.adweek.com/aw/content_display/news/digital/e3i6c373b8b2be6b84facd4d1c061b02ef6

iTVFest Opening Night Gala



http://redcarpetcloset.blogspot.com/2009/07/itvfest-opening-night-gala.html

http://redcarpetcloset.blogspot.com/2009/08/more-photos-from-itvfest-red-carpet.html

[1] Taylor is THE TwiHARDEST Fan - TheTwiHardest


Hi I'm Taylor. i'm 14. I love Twilight (MORE THAN YOU DO).
Be my friend?
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Level 26 contests start on friday!

From Level 26 chat:

Matt Seigel (from EQAL):

We are going to start some weekend contests every Friday
We have some of those $80 Ecko shirts that we held back from Comic Con
Yeah, that's how much the shirt retails for. Crazy, but it's a ridiculous shirt.
And it's hand-designed by Ecko himself (which is pretty cool)
That's the thing. I'd like to have Anthony autograph them first. And he's out of town
So rather than give someone a shirt now and then be bummed later because they didn't get an autograph... we decided to ask Ra to join the site and post a blog and upload a tune
And then next Friday we will start the contest
So, next Friday we are going to start our contests and interactive events here on Level26.com
Have a great weekend everyone!

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WARNING: Level26.com may contain links to "adult material".

Sibylla's game "has not yet come to an end"

It appears we may have said goodbye to the last too soon. Sibylla showed up in comments today and made it clear that she is still playing her game.

Sibylla said:
"You didn't think I'd leave it like that did you?

There is so much left to tell... but all in good time.

My game has not yet come to an end.

Maybe you saw it coming? Maybe you didn't?

That's the game

I have one last surprise for you all... which I reveal in good time.

For now just remember what has happen, see if you can guess the final game."

NillaWafers Return - NillaWafers


I'm back! Yay me!

For those who do not remember..............

Friday, July 31, 2009

She May In Fact Be a Genius... (Maddison Atkins)


...just don't tell her I said so.

-Adam
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Your Complete Guide to Web Television Day at ITVFest

ITVFest offers opportunities for web television creators like showcasing their work to a live audience and the chance to pitch development executives that can bring their projects to the next level.

http://news.tubefilter.tv/2009/07/31/your-complete-guide-to-web-television-day-at-itvfest/

Time To Give Data A Voice In The Creative Branding Process

Online video has opened a whole new branding medium to marketers that are finding new branding channels on the Internet.

http://www.adotas.com/2009/07/time-to-give-data-a-voice-in-the-creative-branding-process/

Dahmer: A Bio (Part 2 & 3) (Level 26)

WARNING-EXPLICIT CONTENT

Posted by Kristine Huntley ( http://www.level26.com/true_crime/





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WARNING: Level26.com may contain links to "adult material".

ITVFest Web TV Day After Party


Come join Tubefilter and Blip.tv for the Official ITVFest Web TV Day After Party at Hollywood Hotspot Libertine.

http://itvfest-webtvparty.eventbrite.com/

Things That Make You Go Boom - CatherineByTheBook (The Coalition)


I remember Kris as a child. The man is often formed be the child he was

From Dust To Dough (Level 26)

Posted by Ra Hanna
“Yea I know you got that hip hop vibe going, but let’s see if you can get the AZ Level 26 Sqweegel madness vibe.”

http://www.level26.com/tlc_units/filter/2/245/1









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VioletCful - Not so Super S1E1

This is episode 1 of a new low-budget webseries. "Some how she has woken up as a superhero with no recollection of how she got to be one." I think it shows some promise. (There's no direct lg15 connection here.)
http://www.youtube.com/user/VioletCful

Oz Girl @ ITVfest


Source: http://twitpic.com/c8bd4

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dollhouse: Season One (DVD Review)

::::: SPOILER ALERT :::::

The fantastic second half of Dollhouse: Season One more than justifies its purchase, and will hopefully bring viewers back for the second season now that the show has narrowly escaped cancellation.

http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/dollhouseseason1.php

The 4th Annual ITVfest



http://www.stickam.com/itvfest<====

Results Inconclusive (Maddison Atkins)


No confirmable data - further testing probably required.

-Adam

Online company, Tubefilter, builds its community in person

We’re also partnering with other organizations to put on a series of different events to reach new audiences — The Independent Television festival and New Media Vault, as well as a partnership with EQAL for the launch of their new CBS Interactive series Harper’s Globe.

http://www.eventbrite.com/blog/online-company-tubefilter-builds-its-community-in-person/

Greg said...

Hey everyone,

I am so sorry that it has taken us a bit to respond to this. I personally have been traveling non-stop and apologize for the delayed response. We want to assure people that we are sorry that the link in question went to inappropriate images. Level 26 is a site intended for a 13 and over audience and will have some adult themed content, but we won't be posting nudity on the site (if we ever do, it will be gated and with clear warnings). Our big mistake was that we didn't link directly to the blog post on Marc Ecko's site and instead just linked to his blog in general. Marc Ecko is a well-respected designer running a billion dollar company, so we did not in any way think we were linking to an inappropriate adult site. That being said, we should have just linked directly to his blog post because we don't control what he posts on the main page. Our policy going forward will be to link directly to the blog post to make sure this doesn't happen and to give warning if we think the blog in question contains other adult-themed material. Sorry for any harm we caused. As a new father, I understand and appreciate how you feel and apologize.

Thanks

Greg

Original comment http://lg15today.blogspot.com/2009/07/eqal-inc-stirs-up-pornography.html

EQAL Now Wants to Compete with Ning


A private beta has yet to launch and pricing has not yet been announced.

http://newteevee.com/2009/07/30/eqal-now-wants-to-compete-with-ning/

EQAL Sharing Secret Sauce, Launching ‘Umbrella’ Platform

Web studio EQAL, which now likes to call itself a social entertainment company, is taking a big step into the platform game today.

http://news.tubefilter.tv/2009/07/30/eqal-sharing-secret-sauce-launching-umbrella-platform/

Umbrella: Build Your Audience With the Same Tools as LG15 and Other Web Celebs

Umbrella’s hosted software as a service application is essentially a content management platform a là WordPress, with the simplicity of a Tumblr, and a powerful backend management panel that can pull in external data from integrated social properties.

http://mashable.com/2009/07/30/umbrella/


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http://www.eqal.com/product/

New from EQAL: Umbrella

This is merely a photography and has no editorial merit whatsoever

Earlier this week, in an interview with the lovely and talented Taryn Southern, Miles Beckett, CEO of EQAL, foreshadowed a planned move by EQAL to create a consumer version of the software it developed to run its various project websites. Today, at Twiistup in Los Angeles, EQAL formalized the announcement with the introduction of Umbrella.

The software includes numerous features such as profiles, blogs, a forum, and video section as-well-as other features familiar to fans of EQAL's various endeavors. The software will compete directly with similar existing systems such as Ning, which is very popular with small community based projects. The software is currently in beta testing and no announcement has been made when the software will officially roll-out or on pricing or service plans.

Casting Level 26

Posted by Jennifer Cooper
Position: Casting Director


"I remember the first call I made to an agent to ask if their client would consider acting in a book."

See the full post: http://www.level26.com/tlc_units/filter/2/244/1

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sophie Tilson - Show Reel - nwc2001


Sophie Tilson - Show Reel

‘MERRIme.com’ Gets Exclusive Deal With Turner’s TheFrisky.com

Dating comedy web series MERRIme.com has inked an exclusive distribution deal with women’s pop culture and dating site TheFrisky.com, owned by Turner Broadcasting.

http://news.tubefilter.tv/2009/07/29/merrimecom-gets-exclusive-deal-with-turners-thefriskycom/

Gingerbread: A typical Hollywood day when you’re Anthony E. Zuiker

Let me take you through a typical “gingerbread” day of Anthony E. Zuiker.

http://www.level26.com/tlc_units/filter/2/242/1

Posted by Kristine Huntley

To give everyone a taste of what makes serial killers so memorable, we will be running a series of video biographies on the most notorious American serial killers.
Dahmer: A Bio (Part 1)

http://www.level26.com/tlc_units/filter/3/241/1





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WARNING: Level26.com may contain links to "adult material".

Traditional Media in Transition

A surprisingly candid and insightful interview with EQAL CEO Miles Beckett. Okay, there are some nice pictures of Jessica Rose.

New LunaSapphire Ning Site (The Coalition)

Check out the new LunaSapphire Ning site.


How we decoded the letter - maddisonatkins



using suggestions we got from our friends here, we decoded the note. Here's what we did to do it.

The secret codes...

"Thought Planting Serum
Test MA ESP
Girls 3 mos... Read More
pregnant
Send Pigeon GPS
No More Time"

hidden lines thought to be this:
"Tony spoke to me about the contents of these letters. It is just so sad at night. I'm terrified and disgusted with myself. In the morning, I'm totally fine. I must be two different people."

both are posted on my facebook.

Adam

Level 26, digi-novel, and Transmedia

Transmedia story telling is storytelling across multiple forms of media with each making distinctive contributions to understanding the story.

http://splintercontent.wordpress.com/2009/07/21/level-26-digi-novel-transmedia/

Zuiker Re-Invents The Crime Novel

Anthony Zuiker, the man behind CSI, created the "Digi-Novel" to reinvent the publishing industry.

http://www.csifiles.com/news/210709_01.shtml

'CSI' creator Anthony Zuiker takes 'Level 26' to Comic-Con

With 20 "cyber-bridges" -- all directed by Zuiker -- adding visual components, about an hour of original video footage accompanies the book. Bill Duke stars; hip-hop clothing's Mark Ecko and the Suicide Girls' Missy Suicide provide artwork.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2009/07/csi-creator-takes-level-26-to-comiccon.html

Zuiker Opens Level 26 at Comic Con

"It's gonna be like an interactive Silence of the Lambs or CSI," says Zuiker's partner in crime, Miles Beckett, whose company, EQAL, is responsible for many of the project's interactive elements.

http://suicidegirls.com/news/culture/23760/Anthony%20E.%20Zuiker%20Opens%20Level%2026%20at%20Comic%20Con/

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Play-Doh - hollishillis


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PT CSI Guy Geeks Out on Transmedia, But Not Geeky Enough for Comic-Con?



His panicking is even more understandable as you read on to learn that he’s put $1 million of his own money into Level 26 (he put all of the advance from the publisher into the project, and shot the videos for under $200,000).

http://newteevee.com/2009/07/28/csi-guy-geeks-out-on-transmedia-but-not-geeky-enough-for-comic-con/

Twiistup Preview - creator of LonelyGirl16 - Miles Beckett



http://www.stickam.com/viewMedia.do?mId=185040105

How To Prep Your Web Series For International Sales

If you are going for a flat-fee (see below), I have made a spreadsheet available for calculating the value of a series based on the number of views you expect to have and the CPM rates you would expect to get. It’s not perfect, but it can give you a rough estimate.

http://news.tubefilter.tv/2009/07/28/how-to-prep-your-web-series-for-international-sales/

LG15: The Last - Quietus - "Alone"


http://www.LG15.com
...
Music:

Catherine Williams "Goodbye" (Copyright 2007)

Sean Beeson "Ambient Darkness Slaying"

Danpound "Rainmaker"

Danpound "Night Whispers"

Mdeman "Hallucination"

For more links to LG15: The Last visit our LG15: The Last blogspot portal page.

stitch.



http://www.stitchtheseries.com/

See previous story: http://lg15today.blogspot.com/2009/07/stitch-from-makers-of-ozgirl.html

Eqal Inc. stirs up pornography controversy over Level 26 links.

::::: WARNING, MAY CONTAIN LINKS TO ADULT CONTENT:::::

On Monday, July 27th Anthony E. Zuiker posted an article on the new Eqal Inc. Level 26 web site entitled "Introducing Marc Ecko"

The post included:

"When I met Anthony, I was so impressed by the concept of this 360-degree experience -- I had to get involved. His passion is contagious. We riffed on the idea of the book itself having the charm of a graphic novel, but the intensity of a real read. Also, since I'm such a geek for Alice in Wonderland , I figured-- let me be his Peter Newell. I went for a slightly naive style. The illustrations were inspired by the text. He would send me excerpts, and I would riff off of those."

Innocent enough. Right? Not so much according to disgruntled fans with small children. The post links directly to the blog of Marc Ecko http://www.beingmarcecko.com which at the time of the post had a post with this title:

"Here is a slideshow of some images and footage from the day I shot for Playboy Magazine."

The post does contain a picture of a woman with bare breasts among other things and it was on the front page of the linked blog at the time of the post (it is currently on page 2).

Well it turns out that some fans were less than happy and have claimed that this action by Eqal Inc. violates their own "Terms Of Use " policy.

Eqal Inc TOS:
8. Content/Activity Prohibited. The following are examples of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited to post on or through the EQAL Services. EQAL reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in EQAL's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending Content from the EQAL Services and terminating the Membership of such violators. Prohibited Content includes, but is not limited to, Content that, in the sole discretion of EQAL:

8.4 contains nudity, excessive violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website;

TOS for the Level 26 web site
7. Content Prohibited. The following are examples of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited to upload or link to your Member account through the EQAL Service. EQAL reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in EQAL's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending Content from the EQAL Service and terminating the Membership of such violators. Prohibited Content includes, but is not limited to, Content that, in the sole discretion of EQAL:
7.3. exploits people in a sexual or violent manner;
7.4. contains nudity, excessive violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website;


This has given rise for some to question Eqal's stance on Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

"The Act applies to websites and online services operated for commercial purposes that are either directed to children under 13 or have actual knowledge that children under 13 are providing information online."

What do you think? Leave a comment below and let us know.

NewFront Boston



http://twitter.com/thethirdact

@beardsell "Today, blip.tv announced a raft of new distribution deals, including YouTube, NBC local, the Roku.." http://tumblr.com/xhp2hv8ea

@greggoofried on the @thethirdact panel: "we are in the audience building business- as opposed to hoping for some ephemeral viral video"

RT @beardsell 3rdact boston newfront--Jarod Tobman from Revielle POV on brand content "we believe in guaranteed distribution and big talent"

Blip.tv Adds YouTube, NBC In Major Distribution Deals

Blip.tv made waves this morning in an early morning live stream from its NYC headquarters, announcing that the online video platform has landed a set of major distribution deals that will significantly increase the reach of its nearly 50,000 web shows.
http://news.tubefilter.tv/2009/07/28/bliptv-adds-youtube-nbc-in-major-distribution-deals/

Level26


Level 26 Panel (The debut of a nervous creator)

http://www.level26.com/tlc_units/filter/2/240/1

:::: WARNING - MAY CONTAIN LINKS TO ADULT CONTENT :::::
Introducing Marc Ecko

http://www.level26.com/tlc_units/filter/2/238/1


My First Everything… (Comic-Con panel debut of Level 26)

http://www.level26.com/tlc_units/filter/2/237/1

Dallas Road Trip (Maddison Atkins)


Here's the footage from our trip.

- Adam

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Beth Cooper Viral Vid Flops (With Obligatory Lg15 Mention)

Via the Wall Street Journal, Fellow Graduates, Before We Greet The Future, a Word From My Sponsor

...Nor has the 67-second YouTube clip become the blockbuster Fox hoped for. More than a month after it was posted, the clip had garnered fewer than 2,000 views. That is a far cry from the millions of views attracted by successful viral ruses like "Lonelygirl15" -- the supposedly amateur video series that became wildly popular online in 2006...


More babbling about this at Anchor Cove

Monday, July 27, 2009

Stitch: From the Makers of OzGirl

Leading into OzGirl's participation at itvfest next week, the team behind the successful Australian web series has debuted a proposed new series, Stitch. Stitch is described as "[t]he O.C. meets Californication by way of Alex Garland’s The Beach." In other words, expect plenty of sex, skin, and scandal.

The producers are currently seeking a distributor/sponsor for the 6x20 minutes limited series and have created a pitch video available on their website for potential partners.

Scott, the Kidnapper? - supersam73 (The Samantha Chronicles)



I was not expecting this.

--Samantha

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Miles away from lonely


"What if the Harry Potter books launched with an official community built around the universe and mythology, where there was the creator J.K. Rowling, and there was extra content, and the books themselves were interactive, and everyone could have profile pages, and they could come up with their own characters and write their fan fiction and create their own story lines?"

http://www.edmontonsun.com/entertainment/other/2009/07/26/10265261-sun.html

Research: Milowent

WEB PROGRAMMING 2.1

Now it helps to already have made that film… complete with dedicated website, blog, Facebook/Myspace pages, key word, Search Engine Optimization(SEO) and email strategy, even perhaps a flash game widget.
http://hollywoodfourpointzero.com/2009/03/18/web-programming-21-revised/

The Oracle -Subscribe OperationOssifrage (The Coalition)


Foreseeing the path.

Maddison Atkins in Dallas - alcon835


Maddison came to Dallas and here's a video about the events!

Pictures can be found here:
http://maddisonatkins.com/forum/topics/maddison-in-dallas





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‘The Guild’ Adds Wil Wheaton, Rocks Comic-Con

Then came actor and geek icon Wil Wheaton (Star Trek) who plays the leader of a new rival Guild, Axis of Anarchy. (Yes, the crowd broke out in cheers.)

http://news.tubefilter.tv/2009/07/24/the-guild-adds-wil-wheaton-rocks-comic-con/

Let's Do This! (Maddison Atkins)


Haven't posted the back yet because we don't want anyone to beat us to it.

If you live in the area, you can meet us at Starbucks at 8411 Preston Road around 4 PM!

Here's the google street view.
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&...

-Adam




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Dallas drop call recordings

Posted by BrightSilence
First recording: Right now Maddison is about 1 hour and 15 minuted away and expects to be at the starbucks at 4:30pm

http://maddisonatkins.com/forum/topics/dallas-drop-call-recordings



Postcard message:

The flowers that sleep by night opened their gentle eyes and turned them to the day. The Light, creations mind, was everywhere, and all things owned its power T


Trinity Hall Irish Pub: 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, #250, Dallas, Texas
http://www.trinityhall.tv/




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Drop recovered:

TOP RIGHT CORNER HAS A 4
WHAT A HAPPY DISCOVERY
FROM A JOY!
SEVERAL OF MY BIRDS HAVE EGGS
SO CUTE
IT'S A SHAME YOU CAN'T BE HERE TO SHARE THIS WITH ME
6 LINES BLACKED OUT
I AM BREAKING THE RULES THOUGH
I AM SORRY
KNOWING OUR LOVE IS STILL TRUE
IS WHAT KEEPS ME SANE
sane is underlined twice
I LOVE YOU THOMAS
HOW YOU CAN LOVE ME IS A MYSTERY
HOW YOU CAN SEE PAST ALL MY DEMONS
IS A MIRACLE.
YOU MUST NOT KNOW
WHEN WILL WE SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN ?
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME I HEARD YOUR VOICE?
BE SAFE MY LOVE,
AND HOPEFULLY TIME WILL BE OUR SAVIOR
ABBY
abby is underlines
the envelope is torn and says Thomas


http://maddisonatkins.com/forum/topics/dallas-drop-info

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"Terminating" My Sanity (Act 3)



I chose to make you wait for the “Helena Bonham Carter story” until this morning because the timing of this blog had to be just right.

http://www.level26.com/tlc_units/filter/2/236/1

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