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The Movie Institute is dedicated to the training of life and leadership skills by utilizing the creativity and discipline of the motion media arts and sciences with a focus on serving young people, women and minorities.

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Viral content aggregator Jukin Media, which specializes in licensing user-generated clips, has launched a new digital marketplace. The marketplace, which Jukin calls a “second generation licensing platform,” is a database designed for marketers, producers and creators to search for viral clips. (The clips’ owners will have already given Jukin the greenlight to license them.) As part of the licensing deal, the clips’ owners will share revenue with Jukin. “Our platform offers the fastest and easiest way to discover great user-generated content and license it for use on any medium,” said Greg Bond, Jukin’s VP of Global Licensing, in a statement.
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Refinery29 announced a new hire. The female-oriented digital media company has named Amina Canter as EVP of Partnerships and Distribution. In the new role, Canter will work to expanding distribution of Refinery29’s video and brand content, across both traditional and digital media platforms. Canter most recently served as COO of the digital studio Astronauts Wanted.
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Microsoft revealed that the upcoming Xbox One S will see the 2TB Xbox One S launch edition hit the shelves of select regions on Aug. 2. The console is 40% smaller than the original Xbox One, and includes a built-in power supply while allowing consumers to watch Blu-ray movies and stream video in 4K Ultra HD with High Dynamic Range.
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Ubisoft unveiled its first-quarter sales performance numbers for the period ending June 30, marking a year-over-year rise of 44%, with 75.3% of company sales coming from digital channels, which hit $115.4 million. Overall, total sales for the company reached $153.2 million. "The outlook for the video game industry has never been so promising," Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said in a statement. "Our growth drivers going forward include the digital transformation, the strong momentum of the PC, console and mobile markets, expansion into new geographic regions (including Asia), the excellent potential of eSports and virtual reality and the extension of the group's brands beyond video games. All of these factors will help us pursue our strong pace of value creation in the coming years."
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Google is playing host to the Google Play Indie Games Festival in San Francisco this fall. Set to take place on Sept. 24, the event will showcase indie game developers, offering the chance to feature their title “to the public, increase your network, and compete to win great prizes, such as Tango devices, free tickets for Google I/O 2017 and Google ad campaign support.” Admission will be free and players will get the chance to play and vote on their favorites. "If you're an indie game developer, you know that games are a powerful medium of expression of art. Being on Google Play can help you reach over a billion users and build a successful, global business. That's why to further celebrate and showcase the passion and innovation of indie game developers, we'll host an Indie Games Festival in San Francisco, on Saturday September 24."
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At New York’s Comic-Con, Google and Paramount partnered to test out “instant video ads,” an ad format allowing brands to shoot and edit video, then immediately deliver them as programmatically placed advertisements. Over the course of Wednesday, the cast and crew of Paramount’s Star Trek Beyond used phones to capture red carpet events at the IMAX world premiere screening of the film. They then used Google DoubleClick’s experimental tech to edit the videos and serve them to fans as ads in real-time. “Paramount is the first advertiser to test [instant video ads],” Google confirmed to Media Daily News.
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Redbox confirmed to Variety that it has begun testing a new streaming service with some customers. Called Redbox Digital, the service will focus on transactional VOD and EST. No word yet on when the app will launch widely. Variety initially reported on Redbox’s plans to launch a new streaming service back in April.
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Disney-ABC Television is beefing up digital team. John Solaro, who previously served as design/UX director for Microsoft’s Xbox Design Studio, will serve as Disney-ABC’s Head of User Experience and Product Innovation for digital media. Roger Tsai, who previously served as metadata provider for Gracenote, will serve as VP of Digital Strategy, Business Planning, and Operations for digital media.
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More Friday Industry Buzz:
Viral content aggregator Jukin Media, which specializes in licensing user-generated clips, has launched a new digital marketplace. The marketplace, which Jukin calls a “second generation licensing platform,” is a database designed for marketers, producers and creators to search for viral clips. (The clips’ owners will have already given Jukin the greenlight to license them.) As part of the licensing deal, the clips’ owners will share revenue with Jukin. “Our platform offers the fastest and easiest way to discover great user-generated content and license it for use on any medium,” said Greg Bond, Jukin’s VP of Global Licensing, in a statement. 
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Refinery29 announced a new hire. The female-oriented digital media company has named Amina Canter as EVP of Partnerships and Distribution. In the new role, Canter will work to expanding distribution of Refinery29’s video and brand content, across both traditional and digital media platforms. Canter most recently served as COO of the digital studio Astronauts Wanted.
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Microsoft revealed that the upcoming Xbox One S will see the 2TB Xbox One S launch edition hit the shelves of select regions on Aug. 2. The console is 40% smaller than the original Xbox One, and includes a built-in power supply while allowing consumers to watch Blu-ray movies and stream video in 4K Ultra HD with High Dynamic Range.  
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Ubisoft unveiled its first-quarter sales performance numbers for the period ending June 30, marking a year-over-year rise of 44%, with 75.3% of company sales coming from digital channels, which hit $115.4 million. Overall, total sales for the company reached $153.2 million. The outlook for the video game industry has never been so promising, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said in a statement. Our growth drivers going forward include the digital transformation, the strong momentum of the PC, console and mobile markets, expansion into new geographic regions (including Asia), the excellent potential of eSports and virtual reality and the extension of the groups brands beyond video games. All of these factors will help us pursue our strong pace of value creation in the coming years. 
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Google is playing host to the Google Play Indie Games Festival in San Francisco this fall. Set to take place on Sept. 24, the event will showcase indie game developers, offering the chance to feature their title “to the public, increase your network, and compete to win great prizes, such as Tango devices, free tickets for Google I/O 2017 and Google ad campaign support.” Admission will be free and players will get the chance to play and vote on their favorites. If youre an indie game developer, you know that games are a powerful medium of expression of art. Being on Google Play can help you reach over a billion users and build a successful, global business. Thats why to further celebrate and showcase the passion and innovation of indie game developers, well host an Indie Games Festival in San Francisco, on Saturday September 24.
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At New York’s Comic-Con, Google and Paramount partnered to test out “instant video ads,” an ad format allowing brands to shoot and edit video, then immediately deliver them as programmatically placed advertisements. Over the course of Wednesday, the cast and crew of Paramount’s Star Trek Beyond used phones to capture red carpet events at the IMAX world premiere screening of the film. They then used Google DoubleClick’s experimental tech to edit the videos and serve them to fans as ads in real-time. “Paramount is the first advertiser to test [instant video ads],” Google confirmed to Media Daily News.
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Redbox confirmed to Variety that it has begun testing a new streaming service with some customers. Called Redbox Digital, the service will focus on transactional VOD and EST. No word yet on when the app will launch widely. Variety initially reported on Redbox’s plans to launch a new streaming service back in April. 
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Disney-ABC Television is beefing up digital team. John Solaro, who previously served as design/UX director for Microsoft’s Xbox Design Studio, will serve as Disney-ABC’s Head of User Experience and Product Innovation for digital media. Roger Tsai, who previously served as metadata provider for Gracenote, will serve as VP of Digital Strategy, Business Planning, and Operations for digital media. 
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Rotary Club of Frisco

August 25, 2016, 12:00pm

Toyato Stadium - River Club - 9200 World Cup Way, Frisco, TX 75034

Keith Randal Duncan, Founder & CEO and June Owens of The Movie Institute will be speaking to the Rotary Club of Frisco on Friday, August 25th at noon. The Movie Institute is dedicated to the traini...

Rotary Club of Frisco
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