A cinematic experiment that documents a single day on earth is now available to watch free on YouTube. The feature film, known as Life in a Day, was created from more than 4,500 hours of footage recorded on July 24, 2010 and uploaded to YouTube.
Back in May we reported that Google introduced YouTube movie rentals to users in the United States. Last month, YouTube expanded this service to users in Canada and has today done the same for those living in the UK.
On-demand internet video streaming service Netflix has plans to expand to Europe, according to a Variety report. Variety quote "leading European film distributors" confirming Netflix's plans to introduce its service in both Spain and the UK as early as spring 2012.
With the launch of the Pottermore website Rowling has brought app store economics to ‘niche’, that is to say single subject, markets. This is not only a dramatic change for book publishers but will certainly change online economics for other established franchises. Film, video games, and music retailers will be paying close attention to Rowling’s Harry Potter App Store as they attempt to replicate her economic model for themselves.
The blur Group, the company whose professional creative crowdsourcing programme has caused a stir in the British and international designer and corporate communities has announced the launch of their affiliate programme.
RTÉ and Filmbase are offering young Irish film makers the opportunity to win €20,000 in production funding and facilities to make their next short film. The annual Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Awards are open to new and young Irish filmmakers with a total of up to four winners to be chosen. The competition is split into two rounds, each of which will have two winners.