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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Awesomeness TV: Teen Olympics 2014 - MeghanRosette vs. Audrey Whitby Social Media Showdown

The Winter Olympics may be in full force, but did you know about the Olympics meant especially for teens? Testing true competitive skills like speed texting and selfie showdowns! How do you think you would do if you joined the Teen Olympics?


Violent clashes between police and opposition demonstrators in Venezuelan

Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko speaks to protest camp after release from custody

Женя Януковича покупала в Ашані продукты (свидетели)

From Wikipedia:

Yulia Volodymyrivna Tymoshenko is a Ukrainian politician. She was the Prime Minister of Ukraine from 24 January to 8 September 2005, and again from 18 December 2007 to 4 March 2010. Tymoshenko is the leader of the All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland", which was the largest opposition political party in Ukraine. Tymoshenko strives for Ukraine’s integration into the European Union, strongly opposes the membership of Ukraine in the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia, and supports eradication of post-Soviet corrupt clans in Ukraine.

Юлия Тимошенко Освобождение. Первые кадры! Tymoshenko release

Voice Premiere Sneak Peek: Christina Grimmie "Wrecking Ball" - The Voice

YouTube star Christina Grimmie has her pick of coaches after nailing Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball."

Friday, February 21, 2014

Polish minister tells Ukranian opposition: agree to a deal or 'you will all be dead'

2014 Polish minister Radoslaw Sikorski is filmed telling a Ukrainian opposition leader: 'You will all be dead' if they do not agree to a deal. Sikorski, apparentl.

Video of Lenin statue toppled in #Dnipropetrovsk.

And here's the last seconds of the Lenin statue in #Poltava

Successes and failures in marketing new media

For our show, we started by reaching out to the media outlets covering the niche cultural space from which our show originated, but we soon discovered that those who supported us when we were fundraising were no longer interested when we were giving away our finished production for free!

The geek media appear obsessed over casting choices representing well loved (and drooled over) superheroines and spend inordinate amounts of energy Monday morning armchair quarterbacking (dear Buddha, I hate sports-related analogies ... why did I just use one?) television shows related to big screen franchises. They are, basically, slaves to the big media conglomerates, and are uninterested in independently produced new media coming out of their own community. Or maybe our show just sucked ... failed on its own merits ... but I don't know, because I haven't received very much feedback!

Anyway, I'm trying to figure out what the next step would be. It would really help me to hear from the rest of this community what successes and failures, what boons and challenges you have had promoting your own shows.


Is what a woman dreams a nightmare, or a premonition of the future.

Contribute To The Bi-Monthly Filmmaking Conversation #FilmCurious On Twitter

This article was published by Jeremy Campbell who's Founder and President of the collaborative freelancing website specifically built for video and film projects, Spidvid.

Seed&Spark is an up and coming crowdfunding platform specifically built and used for raising money and gaining assets to develop film projects. They are doing some amazing things for filmmakers!

For a few months now, their company's founder Emily Best has been hosting Twitter chats with the hashtag #filmcurious to discuss filmmaking, film content and distribution, film resources, problems in the industry and solutions to those problems, and other related topics of interest.

I have been part of these discussions many times already, and have actually won a Seed&Spark t-shirt. They have 4 questions/topics per discussion that lasts roughly an hour each time, and they are typically being put on twice per month on Tuesdays.

If you're a filmmaker who has questions, answers, and wants to be part of an intelligent film discussion, then I highly recommend you join in.

I also recommend that you follow Seed&Spark on Twitter, and keep an eye out for information about the next #filmcurious discussion. Hope to see you there, it's a fun time, and the individuals involved are quality filmmakers who are very friendly and want to help others succeed!

Game World - Trailer - Full Short Launches 2.27


DeVanity- Behind The Scenes

DeVanity Insanity is well underway as episode two was released Thursday debuting the Kane's, with special guest star Steve Kanaly.  Verdict?  A resounding incredible performance by the Dallas veteran.  We were also introduced to Scarlet Kane (Tiffany Michelle), who gave Jason a very interesting way to seek revenge- Kane's are set to help Jason CRUSH the Regis clan with, let's just say a profitable proposition.  I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't watched yet, but I can say I'm really looking forward to what happens next!

As we roll towards the final episode EVER, I thought it was a great time to chat with the director of the award-winning series, Kelly Portier about her experience in creating such a dynamic, kick ass webseries.

To say the series has been a huge undertaking for the small production crew of six is an understatement! If the seven Indie Series Awards nominations is any indication, it has been well worth the journey.  While there have been really big highs and lows, Portier is grateful for the experience. "It has definitely been a journey.  Lots of work, lots of ups and down and crazy and a little bit of madness, definitely always DeVanity fun.  A fantastic experience."   Because of the small crew, even the actors have had to step in here and there during production to help out wherever they can.

What are some of the things Portier is concerned with as a director versus the actors?  She explained that as the director she has to know every character.  "I have to be in the character's head to an extent as well as visually. I have to know where they're going, I have to understand what their journey is, I have to understand the physicality of their scene is.  I
come in with the blocking so basically like when I come, I've already literally walked in their steps and I know where they're going and how they're supposed to react to the other characters.  As a director your job is not to just see the world through the eyes of the one character, but through the eyes of all the characters." She described living the scenes in her head all the time, so when it's time to set up and play out the scenes, she's already plotted everything out.  

One of the most beautifully scenic openings was last season's episode where Portier appeared as Jason's assistant who was "stalking" aka hunting down his estranged aunt Francesca DeVanity in hopes of helping him regain control of DeVanity's shares.  How were they able to actually get footage and film in Paris? Luckily the Director of Photography happens to be Portier's husband, Rod who is from France! They were able to track down a 13th Century estate and the owners were very accommodating, allowing them to film on the property.  Although there was only about two minutes total on screen, it took two days to get the footage.

Throughout the series, many soap icons that have crossed the DeVanity threshold, including Robin Riker, Gordon Thomson, Charlene Tilton, Kyle Lowder, Sheree J. Wilson, Steve Kanaly, Andrea Evans to name a few.  Incredibly Portier is not a soap fan herself, however, was honored to work with such high caliber actors within the genre.   "I wasn't allowed to watch soaps growing up", she explains.  "It's been kind of amazing simply because as a director I usually don't like to watch anybody's work coming in because I don't want to associate them with anything else they've done."   She had nothing but admiration for the guest stars that has worked on the show.  "Everyone is incredibly collaborative and incredibly excited and it's really, really exciting."  One of the actors in this season that left a great impression with the director was Sheree J. Wilson, who really portrayed Claudia Muller, completely immersed in the role and knew her stuff, could really feel her fury.

With the series coming to an end, how does Portier feel now that it's done?  "It's good.  The way we're finishing, we're going out strong, everybody good together and in tact, relationships are still strong."  She added the show is alot of work.  Both Portier's involvement from beginning to end per season  is about 9 months out of the year.  "It's been fantastic on set every day, learning how to deal with people, communicate better, how the cameras work, how the lighting works, how to break down a script, how to schedule and structure the show." She added learning hands on was a great experience and Portier is grateful for it.

Could DeVanity live on and return?  Portier gave us a little hope. "Its' not completely off the table."  Most of the crew really wants to work on new projects, now have a chance to grow and produce, act, develop new things.  "If we do come back, it'll only make us better."  Will Portier return as director should Michael Caruso decide to revisit the DeVanity clan?  For Poriter it would be hard to see anyone else direct the show so don't count her out completely just yet.

Portier chatted for almost an hour and we spoke about the signature DeVanity catfights, favorite scenes, as well as other behind-the-scene moments.  Listen to the full interview: Kelly Poriter Interview.

Whether the show returns or not, Season 4 is already shaping up to be even better than last years' incredible season.  If you haven't watched DeVanity- what are you waiting for!  WATCH

Be sure to get your tickets to the Indie Series Awards, April 2 at the El Portal Theatre. Tickets on sale now via El Portal Theatre Box Office.   Complete list of nominees is posted ISA Website

Don't miss RHeart's Talk Dirty To Me every Thursday at 10pm (ET) as we dissect the final season of DeVanity with exclusive behind-the-scenes looks and interviews!

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

SPLIT Launches Season One Finale Today!

Indie Series Award-nominated series Split launches its Season One Finale today with Episode Six! Be among the first to see it!

Katie gets a surprise visitor, Ms. Hutchins falls off the wagon, and Dana's blindsided by more news from James, with a surprise twist you didn't see coming!

Jean-Claude Van Damage

Awesomeness TV: BOOBS! - IMO Ep. 396

→ Credits ← Arden Rose, Meaghan Dowling, Meghan Rosette, Taryn Southern, Lauren Elizabeth,

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Star of Dating Savannah Love, Donna Cerise, shares a real life dating moment!!..This is the ultimate game changer on a date....CHECK IT OUT! Would this be a game changer for you??

Pussy Riot - Putin will teach you how to love / Путин научит тебя любить Родину

Свободу политзаключенным по делу 6 мая, экологу Евгения Витишко и всем политическим заключенным! Приходите в Замоскворецкий суд Москвы 21 февраля в 12:00 - когда будет читаться приговор Болотного процесса.

Freedom to all political prisoners on the May 6 case, to the environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko and all other political prisoners! See you at the Zamoskvoretsky court in Moscow on February 21 at 12.00 - when the judge will start to read the sentence for the May 6 case.

Leeches Are Weird, Gross & Beautiful


City of Angles: Caper | Chapter 1
The Kilt Brahs: Caper | Chapter 2
Psycho Path: Caper | Chapter 3

boogie2988: About TotalBiscuit - The Price of Youtube Fame

Pussy Riot attacked with whips by police at Sochi

Russian punk group Pussy Riot is attacked by Cossack militia as they try to perform under a sign for the Sochi Olympics.

Stilababe09 DIY Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - DIY Your Life

I Am a Ukrainian

Is Miley Cyrus Dating Jared Leto? | POPSUGAR News

Tess Christine: NEW SERIES! "Get Healthy With Me" | Intro Video

I really hope you like this new idea for a video series! :) Thumbs up and let me know if you do! ALSO! Let me know the type of health videos you want to see in the comments below!


Facebook buys WhatsApp

Facebook is buying WhatsApp for $16 billion

Facebook has entered into an agreement to purchase WhatsApp, the massively popular messaging client, for $16 billion in cash and stock.


Facebook Price for Having No Phone OS? $19 Billion. A Must-Have Apps Play? Priceless.

But a mobile presence is a must-do in the current digital environment......


SPLIT THE SERIES nominated for Indie Series Award and selected to LAWEBFEST!

This new soapy drama series has been tearing it up on the festival circuit lately, with an Indie Series Award nomination (Best Lead Actress, Lisa Roumain) and an Official Selection to LAWEBFEST, where it will screen at the end of March. It was also a quarter-finalist in the NexTV Web Series Competition, for web pilot ideas that can carry over into TV series.

SPLIT follows Dana Lafferty, a devoted wife and mother who put aside her dreams to raise her family. She's blindsided when she receives an anonymous letter revealing that her husband of 15 years, James, has been leading a double-life.  They engage in a bitter divorce, wherein Dana discovers more than she bargained for about the man she thought she knew.

As soon as Dana thinks the worst is behind her, she finds herself in the crosshairs of the “other woman” in James’ life, who wants Dana’s family for her own.  Dana must pick up the pieces of her shattered life while learning to take care of herself, and defeat James' mistress before it's too late. 

Follow on Twitter at @SplitTheSeries
Like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SplitSeries

Episode One

Episode Two

Episode Three

Episode Four

Episode Five


The BRIT Awards 2014 - Live Stream

Katy Perry performs 'Dark Horse' | BRIT Awards 2014

Failed First Dates -- Episodes 1-3

Failed First Dates is a comedy web series about a hopeless single fanboy, Jon Paul Stevens (Bryan Patrick Stoyle) getting back into the dating scene after a terrible breakup. Unfortunately, his first dates end up going terribly, hilariously awry. Dates always end differently -- sometimes it's Jon Paul's doing, sometimes it's the date's doing, sometimes an outside force gets in the way, but every date ends with no chance for a second.

Episode 1 - "Steal My Heart"

Episode 2 - "Lightweight"

Episode 3 - "The Waiter"

All 11 episodes of Season 1 are available on our YouTube Channel.

Starring Bryan Patrick Stoyle, Hilary Walker, Matt Fleck, Nicholas Lama
Produced by NDstudios
Written by Bryan Patrick Stoyle
Directed by Joe Blodgett
Cinematography by Matthew A. Nardone
Original Music by Steven Borowski

H.E.R.O. Challenge! The ATARI 2600 Show: Episode 8

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

POPSUGAR: Zendaya Talks Working With Disney and Being a "Real Model"

Zendaya is a Disney kid through and through, but one thing she doesn't want to be is a role model. The 17-year-old performer visited our New York studio to talk about her past and future with Disney, but insists that she'd rather be known as a "real model." Find out why!

Awesomeness TV: Top 5 Signs You Were Addicted to Flappy Bird


Democracy Now: Julian Assange on Being Placed on NSA Manhunting List & Secret Targeting of WikiLeaks Supporters

LIVE: Violent clashes in Ukraine's capital

Englishman In LA Web Series - WILLIAM WILY (Episode 7) [HD]

Another hilarious Episode of Englishman In LA!  Episode 7 WILLIAM WILY [HD]

Tom meets his Father's friend William for a spot of tea. William is nuts!

Englishman In LA is an Original Web Series starring Ashley Fink, Cameron Moir and Eddie Jemison.

About TotalBiscuit - The Price of Youtube Fame

Monday, February 17, 2014


Big YouTube Channels Join Forces to Help Drive Ads Meet GOVA, the Global Online Video Association

Big YouTube Channels Join Forces to Help Drive Ads Meet GOVA, the Global Online Video Association By Mike Shields http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/big-youtube-channels-join-forces-help-drive-ads-155758



Mickey's Circus Mystery - Retro Let's Play: Co-Optitude Ep 34

Co-Optitude is all about Felicia Day and Ryon Day hilariously playing through the retro games their parents never let them have. This week's game is Mickey's Circus Mystery.

Kids React to Frozen - Let It Go (Multi-Language)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Democracy Now: Debate: Was Snowden Justified? Former NSA Counsel Stewart Baker vs. Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg

Former National Security Agency lawyer Stewart Baker and Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg join us for a debate on Edward Snowden's disclosure of the NSA's massive spying apparatus in the United States and across the globe.

INGRESS REPORT | Recharger Medal Launches - EP45

New Media Rockstars: The Annoying Orange Creator Dane Boedigheimer Interview

NMR sits down with The Annoying Orange creator Dane Boedigheimer to discuss the origins of the orange, his thoughts on YouTube, and his expanding animation empire.

Racked: How Instagram Has Changed Everything About New York Fashion Week

Screens, whether on phones or pads, have become ubiquitous in the front row at New York Fashion Week, especially since Instagram's launch in 2010. Faced with a wall of screens at every show, Racked journeyed to Hilfiger's NYFW 'InstaMeet', went backstage at Kenneth Cole and spoke with industry longtimer Mickey Boardman of Paper Magazine to see how the industry is reacting to the glut of social media, and how sharing sites might be changing fashion week for the better.


Fifth Harmony Takeover - Premieres February 22nd!

Fifth Harmony's new show premieres Saturday, February 22nd only on AwesomenessTV! Get a behind the scenes look into Fifth Harmony's tour life! Go on their tour bus, hang out in the dressing rooms, plus get their personal OOTD's! Harmonizers make sure to subscribe to AwesomenessTV to stay up to date with all things Fifth Harmony!

Emma Blackery: I'm Back

It's so good to be back! It's only been two weeks, wuhhh?

Dancers: Off The Floor Ep. 1

Dear Esther Trailer TRUE

Release Date: February 14, 2012

Take a brief visit to the lonely isle where the gorgeous story-o-game Dear Esther takes place.

GAMING NEWZ: Steam Controls League of Flappy Twitchy Gods

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