BitTorrent continues its efforts to make nice with Hollywood, offering a new “gated” capability that ties access to content to, well, whatever it is the content maker wants, like getting someone to go to a ticket-buying site, or leave an email address for more marketing, Deadline’s Jen Yamato reports:
I was remiss in posting this earlier, but still in time for Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles comes this very amusing, extremely viral hit explaining why no one gets laid in L.A. Consider it the funny flip side of that old Beach Boys gem, “California Girls.”
It’s amusing to hear a male perspective on this, given the many women who complain about the men in town are always looking to trade up and never commit. It appears that Los Angeles is indeed all about gender equity; shallow and mercantile goes both ways.
And here, it’s very funny in doing it, particularly if you’re an Angeleno who can pick up on all the inside references, locations and cameos. Kinda super brilliant. Truth be told, given the likely feeding frenzy of talent reps who’ll want to find the creators, I suspect their dating lives will improve a bit too.
See the whole thing on Deadline here: http://www.deadline.com/2013/02/no-ones-having-sex-hollywood-spoof/
The drawn-out disdain for @Facebook’s post-IPO shares continued today, with a so-so earnings report doing nothing to make investors enthusiastic about the net giant. What’s it going to take to get investors to put on a happy face about the company?
Read more from Deadline’s Executive Editor David Lieberman here: http://ow.ly/1lET2R
It only seems like today was the day Hollywood got all its stories out of its system ahead of next week’s holiday, particularly stories about technology and WME (the agency signed Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister (“Inception,” “Dark Knight Rises”) and “iCarly’s” Miranda Cosgrove).
But the most interesting one may be one that broke early in the day, WME joining with Sand Hill Road venture-capital powerhouse Kleiner Perkins to lead a round of investment in a “social video” site called Chill. Will we be seeing more deals like this involving Hollywood talent agencies and Silicon Valley VCs?