Proof of Concept: Aer

Does this proof of concept set you aloft like its heroine? Watch this lyrical, beautiful and cinematic proof of concept for a video game in the works at Forgotten Key game studio. Does it make you want to know more? Does it make you want play the game?  

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Hollywood Drive & Talk – Spiritual Legacy

How do you make a lasting impact with your life? By being mindful of your “Spiritual Legacy.” In this episode of Hollywood Drive & Talk, Seth explores how to make a lasting impact with your life by being mindful of your “Spiritual Legacy.” Hollywood Drive & Talk: “Bite-sized inspiration while driving the conversation in Hollywood.” Subscribe to Content Engine TV’s YouTube channel here: http://ow.ly/et1Cc +++ Get inspired. Be the change. ContentEngine.tv

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WME Signs ‘Legally Blonde’ Tandem Kirsten Smith & Karen McCullah

WME Signs ‘Legally Blonde’ Tandem Kirsten Smith & Karen McCullah

By Mike Fleming Jr | Tuesday May 14, 2013 @ 10:44am PDT EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed the screenwriting team of Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Karen McCullah, whose breakout came off the spec 10 Things I Hate About You and whose other credits include Legally Blonde, The Ugly Truth, The House Bunny and She’s The Man. They’ve established themselves as the go-to chicks for chick fare, and they are currently scripting The Expendabelles, the female spinoff of Millennium Films’ The Expendables [...]

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Essential Tips for Monetizing Content in the Digital Arena

Essential Tips for Monetizing Content in the Digital Arena

13 May 2013   By Diane Panosian The recent acquisition of YouTube channel AwesomenessTV by Dreamworks and new paid YouTube channels by Sesame Workshop, UFC, and Magnolia Pictures prove the industry sees money on the digital front. The paid subscription model applied (so far) across 30 YouTube channels is just one way content providers can monetize content. SSN spoke with a group of online experts, comprised of filmmakers, producers and network execs, who’ve risen to the challenge of adapting content to [...]

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The Algorithm of Hollywood

The Algorithm of Hollywood

Why would writers want to kill this man? There was recent article in The New York Times about using data “to solve the equation of the hit film script.” While I’m in favor of any great idea that might improve the quality of a screenplay – or movies as a whole – I am conflicted about what this means for the future of Hollywood… and humankind. Stats might reflect what formulas will work, but they have NOTHING to do with creativity, [...]

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Trailer: Crazy Kind of Love

From script to screen. Only took a decade. Here’s the trailer for Crazy Kind of Love (retitled from Long Time Gone), which Seth Jaret executive produced. Now available to stream on Netflix and other services. Adapted by Karen McCullah (Legally Blonde; The House Bunny). It’s a family dramedy featuring some fine acting talent: Graham Rogers (Revolution), Amanda Crew, Eva Longoria, Sam Trammel (True Blood), Anthony LaPaglia, Ali Milchalka, Virginia Madsen and more. Here is the film’s description: Depressed after getting [...]

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  • The Algorithm of Hollywood

    The Algorithm of Hollywood

    Why would writers want to kill this man? There was recent article in The New York Times about using data “to solve the equation of the hit film script.” While I’m in favor of any great idea that might improve the quality of a screenplay – or movies as a whole – I am conflicted about what this means for the future of Hollywood… and humankind. Stats might reflect what formulas will work, but they have NOTHING to do with creativity, [...]

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  • Trailer: Crazy Kind of Love

    Trailer: Crazy Kind of Love

    From script to screen. Only took a decade. Here’s the trailer for Crazy Kind of Love (retitled from Long Time Gone), which Seth Jaret executive produced. Now available to stream on Netflix and other services. Adapted by Karen McCullah (Legally Blonde; The House Bunny). It’s a family dramedy featuring some fine acting talent: Graham Rogers (Revolution), Amanda Crew, Eva Longoria, Sam Trammel (True Blood), Anthony LaPaglia, Ali Milchalka, Virginia Madsen and more. Here is the film’s description: Depressed after getting [...]

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  • Interview with Seth Jaret about the New Hollywood™

    Interview with Seth Jaret about the New Hollywood™

    What’s the difference between New Hollywood™ and Old Hollywood? Just about everything. We’re in the “age of the entrepreneur.” As Content Creators, we all must be entrepreneurial as we endeavor to create content, engage audiences with our ideas and figure out ways to monetize our efforts. We all need inspiration to fire our engines and Content Engine is working to do its part. To that end, Content Engine CEO, Seth Jaret, was interviewed for “Inspiration Inc.” on TV4Startups, a new [...]

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  • Recruiting for New Hollywood™ this Summer

    Recruiting for New Hollywood™ this Summer

    Join me for “The New Hollywood™ for Screenwriters.”  Like you have a choice. In this episode of Hollywood Drive & Talk, Seth is on his way to USC Cinema School to teach a class on the New Hollywood™ that will apply all the Content Engine principles in one course that you’re invited to attend this summer at UCLA Extension. Seth’s UCLA Extension Class starts July 9, 2013: “The New Hollywood for Screenwriters.” Class description and sign up here: http://ow.ly/kCpb5 Hollywood [...]

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  • Hollywood Drive & Talk – All It Takes Is One

    Hollywood Drive & Talk – All It Takes Is One

    How many doors need to open to validate your efforts?  The Magic Number might surprise you. In this episode of Hollywood Drive & Talk, Seth expresses why there’s a reason to be hopeful in Hollywood: because “All It Takes Is One!” Hollywood Drive & Talk: “Bite-sized inspiration while driving the conversation in Hollywood.” Subscribe to Content Engine TV’s YouTube channel here: http://ow.ly/et1Cc +++ Get inspired. Be the change. ContentEngine.tv

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  • Hollywood Q&A: How to Break into the Movie Business [PODCAST]

    Hollywood Q&A: How to Break into the Movie Business [PODCAST]

    In this podcast, Seth Jaret speaks to aspiring screenwriters about best practices for breaking into the entertainment business and sustaining success once you do. Seth covers his “origin story” and personal journey, starting with his initial successes with Rounders and 10 Things I Hate About You, culminating in the launch of Content Engine. He addresses the transformation of the film business, what it means to be a Content Creator, and how writers and directors need to eschew the culture of permission in favor [...]

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  • After Hours – A Pulitzer Prize-Winner On Writing

    After Hours – A Pulitzer Prize-Winner On Writing

    “I learn by the mistakes I make where I need to go.” – Junot Díaz (Pulitzer Prize-wining novelist) ContentEngine.tv brings you Part 3 of its After Hours interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, Christopher Goffard. Here, Christopher discuss his writing process (“thousands of pages are scrapped”); the disparity between writing works of fiction and non-fiction; his cinematic and visual writing style that makes his non-fiction work, “You Will See Fire,” read like a novel. Chris is a reporter for the Los [...]

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  • Open Memo to Content Creators

    Open Memo to Content Creators

    Recently you’ve raised a number of important questions related to How Representation Will Evolve. Allow me to respond. As Content Creators, all of your traditional media efforts can and should continue. What I advocate is supplemental to doing everything you might be doing to “get an agent or manager” and to find a producer or financier for your projects. In the interim, we’ve entered an age of the Mediaverse™ in which Content Creators need to think of themselves as brands (even successful, “established” Content [...]

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  • Seth Jaret on Media’s Paradigm Shift with MyTeeVee

    Seth Jaret on Media’s Paradigm Shift with MyTeeVee

    Looking for some New Year’s inspiration? Here’s an in-depth interview with Seth Jaret by Andres Faucher of MyTeeVee about the current state of Hollywood (the traditional media business) and the allure, efficacy and proliferation of New Media.  This conversation was originally live-streamed on MyTeeVee.tv and is now available to anyone who wants to take advantage of the wealth of information contained within — FOR FREE! Clearly, we’re in the midst of a paradigm shift in media, but how do we [...]

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  • Seth Speaks about Navigating the Mediaverse™ – A How-To Guide [PODCAST]

    Seth Speaks about Navigating the Mediaverse™ – A How-To Guide [PODCAST]

    A Content Creators Guide to Navigating the Mediaverse™ from an informal talk with Seth Jaret at the 2012 CineStory Writers Retreat. Can writers continue consider themselves silo’d artists who  What kinds of opportunities does the hyphenate open up? Does having a reel, short film or web series that you directed or produced add value to your career? In this informal talk from the 2012 CineStory Retreat, Seth Jaret, CEO of Content Engine, and Josh, a literary manager, speak to the [...]

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  • Proof of Concept: Aer

    Proof of Concept: Aer

    Does this proof of concept set you aloft like its heroine? Watch this lyrical, beautiful and cinematic proof of concept for a video game in the works at Forgotten Key game studio. Does it make you want to know more? Does it make you want play the game?  

    Continue reading »

  • Hollywood Drive & Talk – Spiritual Legacy

    Hollywood Drive & Talk – Spiritual Legacy

    How do you make a lasting impact with your life? By being mindful of your “Spiritual Legacy.” In this episode of Hollywood Drive & Talk, Seth explores how to make a lasting impact with your life by being mindful of your “Spiritual Legacy.” Hollywood Drive & Talk: “Bite-sized inspiration while driving the conversation in Hollywood.” Subscribe to Content Engine TV’s YouTube channel here: http://ow.ly/et1Cc +++ Get inspired. Be the change. ContentEngine.tv

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  • WME Signs ‘Legally Blonde’ Tandem Kirsten Smith & Karen McCullah

    WME Signs ‘Legally Blonde’ Tandem Kirsten Smith & Karen McCullah

    By Mike Fleming Jr | Tuesday May 14, 2013 @ 10:44am PDT EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed the screenwriting team of Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Karen McCullah, whose breakout came off the spec 10 Things I Hate About You and whose other credits include Legally Blonde, The Ugly Truth, The House Bunny and She’s The Man. They’ve established themselves as the go-to chicks for chick fare, and they are currently scripting The Expendabelles, the female spinoff of Millennium Films’ The Expendables [...]

    Continue reading »

  • Essential Tips for Monetizing Content in the Digital Arena

    Essential Tips for Monetizing Content in the Digital Arena

    13 May 2013   By Diane Panosian The recent acquisition of YouTube channel AwesomenessTV by Dreamworks and new paid YouTube channels by Sesame Workshop, UFC, and Magnolia Pictures prove the industry sees money on the digital front. The paid subscription model applied (so far) across 30 YouTube channels is just one way content providers can monetize content. SSN spoke with a group of online experts, comprised of filmmakers, producers and network execs, who’ve risen to the challenge of adapting content to [...]

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  • It’s Not Complicated – AT&T Commercial with Harmony

    It’s Not Complicated – AT&T Commercial with Harmony

    Raise your hand and be counted. The latest spot for AT&T’s “It’s Not Complicated” campaign stars Harmony Jaret. She patiently waits for her turn to speak, then delivers the improvised punch-line. Congratulations, Harmony!

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  • Hollywood Drive & Talk – Dunbar’s Number

    Hollywood Drive & Talk – Dunbar’s Number

    Whose got your number? Dunbar! In this episode of Hollywood Drive & Talk, Seth explains why “Dunbar’s Number” is so important to Facebook and how it applies to the relationships in your life. Hollywood Drive & Talk: “Bite-sized inspiration while driving the conversation in Hollywood.” Subscribe to Content Engine TV’s YouTube channel here: http://ow.ly/et1Cc Get inspired. Be the change. ContentEngine.tv +++ This episode of Hollywood Drive & Talk was edited by Art St. Germain — http://vimeo.com/artstgermain Special thanks to Ori [...]

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  • Hollywood Drive & Talk – How to Predict the Future

    Hollywood Drive & Talk – How to Predict the Future

    You don’t need a crystal ball to predict the future. In this episode of Hollywood Drive & Talk, Seth combines the wisdom of Steve Jobs, Mark Cuban & Gandhi to show you how to predict the future. Hollywood Drive & Talk: Bite-sized inspiration while driving the conversation in Hollywood. Subscribe to Content Engine TV’s YouTube channel here. Get inspired. Be the change. ContentEngine.tv  

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