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Fujifilm Launches New "MK" Series of Cinema Lenses

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 01:00

Wayne, N.J., February 22, 2017 – The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM has unveiled the MK Series of cinema lenses for E-mount cameras, which boast advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design, as well as superb cost performance. The first in this series to be introduced, the FUJINON MK18-55mm T2.9, is a standard zoom with an 18-55mm focal length. It will be available in early March for $3,799. The entire “MK” series is designed with the 'emerging' cinematogra...

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Author and Granddaughter Teams Up in a One-of-a-Kind Book of Mysteries

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:25

Author and professional engineer Ray A. Jones gives a new face to animals, villains, and heroes. In his children's book entitled The Mouse Detective Agency, illustrated by his nine-year-old daughter, Allison Fulghum, Ray A. Jones comes up with a mind-thrilling children's book of fun and adventure. -   - A great lover of books and mysteries and a grandfather of a multitalented granddaughter, Ray A. Jones has built a magical place where animals live in harmony until greed eats away the good r...

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Artificial Intelligence Predicts 2017 Oscar® Best Picture Winner

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 07:48

Disrupted Logic Interactive, developer of proprietary big data and artificial intelligence technologies for mobile entertainment, today announced that they have leveraged the predictive analysis capabilities of their ctalyst® network to predict the winner of this year's upcoming Academy Awards Best Picture. ctalyst ®, designed to facilitate advances in digital advertising, was tasked to divine who will take home the Oscar® statuette for Best Picture on February 26. -   - “This has been a f...

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Thrilling Novel Revolves around a Murder Mystery

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 15:56

Ending a man's life in cold blood is one thing. The aftermath of a murder is another story. Donovan Harrison's Murder on the Campus revolves around an innocent man who suddenly gets involved in the hunt for a murderer on the run. -   - Billy Harshburger is just a young man trying to get through college as he pursues a degree in agriculture. However, his simple life changes upon encountering the dead body of a young woman while inspecting cattle for a rancher. After answering questions from...

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Disney Announces May 27 as Opening Date for Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 17:32

Pandora – The World of Avatar will open at Disney's Animal Kingdom on Saturday, May 27, it was announced today by Disney CEO Bob Iger during The Walt Disney Company Shareholders meeting. Inspired by Academy-award winning filmmaker James Cameron's box-office hit, “AVATAR,” the new 12-acre land will immerse guests in the lush world of Pandora about a generation after the film's human-Na'vi conflict. The magical new land will transport guests to a mystical world of bioluminescent rainfore...

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Revisit the Timeless Tale of “The Three Musketeers”

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 17:23

The classic continues to invade the minds of readers. Those were the enduring stories that will forever mark the hearts of those who read it. One of these timeless tales is the story about the three musketeers. -   - Author Nikolay Kharin would like to quench the thirst of Alexandre Dumas' fans as he published his book about the time gaps of Dumas' two sequels. Nikolay earned a lot of praises, he was able to keep the style of Dumas as he took readers into the unknown adventures of Athos, Ara...

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BMW partners with the Directors Guild of America for the 69th Annual Directors Guild Awards

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 16:56

Returning for a fourth consecutive year, BMW proudly supported the Directors Guild of America at the organization's 69th Annual DGA Awards Ceremony on February 4, 2017 as the exclusive automotive partner.  The Awards, which celebrate outstanding directorial achievement, took place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. “BMW's continued presence at the Directors Guild Awards not only underscores our brand's close ties and commitment to Hollywood, but furthers our goal of being an acti...

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Psychology explains how to win an Oscar

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 13:46

If you want to win an Oscar it is best to be an American actor in a film that portrays American culture. A study led by The University of Queensland School of Psychology researcher Dr Nik Steffens has found the recognition of a quality creative performance is influenced by a 'one of us' mentality. “We examined what makes a creative performance likely to be seen as exceptional, and found that shared social group made an enormous difference,” Dr Steffens said. “The findings from our s...

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Suspense-Thriller Features an Earth-Shattering Battle between Good and Evil

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:04

James Welch presents a thriller about one brave woman who faces ancient and vicious enemies to save the world. The Wayfarer, recently republished with LitFire Publishing, is Welch's latest novel filled with suspense and adventure. -   - The Wayfarer revolves around Madhya, a woman escaping from her past, who becomes a student of an ancient philosophy known as Tao, or The Way. When her training comes full circle, Madhya becomes one of the Wayfarers. Her mission is to uphold justice and lib...

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Looking Back at Bob

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 23:58

Acquiring an illness is an unfortunate thing, especially when it's one that has always been stigmatized by society. In Dr. Rosalie Contino's novel, “As Life Goes On: Lessons One Doesn't Want to Have to Learn,” readers get to take part in the delightful memories between a sister and her brother with a mental disorder. With both their parents gone, Rosalie committed to her promise of looking after Bob, who just retired, and whose schizophrenia declined. Rosalie learned to forge a bond with...

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Samsung and YouTube Expand Global HDR Content Offerings on all 2016 Quantum dot TVs

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 23:08

Samsung Electronics today announced that it will support YouTube's global HDR playback on television for the first time, through an expanded version of the YouTube application. The YouTube Application is available on all 2016 Samsung Quantum dot TVs and UHD TVs and will launch progressively throughout the world from December. YouTube will support High Dynamic Range (HDR) video streaming, offering a wide range of HDR content. Launched through an automatic software update, consumers who use...

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Qualcomm Joins Forces with Lionsgate to Unveil Cutting Edge VR Experience Based on Feature Film Saban's Power Rangers

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 08:54

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has worked with Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), a premier next generation global content leader, to power the Power Rangers Virtual Reality (VR) experience at the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The cutting-edge VR experience powered by the upcoming Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 flagship processor is based on Lionsgate's Saban's Power Rangers, the feature fil...

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“A Living Label: An Inspirational Memoir and Guide,” Amazon Best-Selling Book Will be Free to Download Tomorrow (12/19/16)

Sun, 12/18/2016 - 06:00

In “A Living Label: An Inspirational Memoir and Guide,” Bukola Oriola documents some of her struggles and triumphs as a survivor of labor trafficking and domestic violence in the U.S. Oriola's goal is to inspire hope in other survivors that they can turn their lives around positively, regardless of what difficulty they might have passed through. This book will be available for free tomorrow Monday, December 19 and available for download on Amazon. Get your copy at: https://www.amazon.co...

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Viz Media And ELEVEN ARTS Announce Advance Tickets And Theatre Locations For SAILOR MOON R: THE MOVIE U.S. Premiere

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 12:20

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media),a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, and Los Angeles-based film distribution company, ELEVEN ARTS, have announced advance tickets and theatre locations for the U.S. premiere of SAILOR MOON R: THE MOVIE. - - On January 20th, audiences will have a very special opportunity to catch the film's big-screen debut at more than 300 theaters in around the U.S. (select theaters screen the film starting Jan...

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A Journey through a Dramatic Ordeal

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 14:58

Author Lydia Davis has released an autobiography entitled The Stripper, The Drug Dealer & The Bishop. -   - The book tells the story behind a rough ordeal. It centers on a girl who encounters multiple trials. Enticed with the freedom that adulthood offers, she follows a risky lifestyle, including the vices that come along with it. Little does she know that God has protected her from close calls that would have left her dead. Soon, she discovers that there is a price to pay for her life choi...

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An Adventure beyond Heaven and Earth at the 2016 Guadalajara International Book Fair

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 20:33

Don't be afraid to expand your horizons—just be ready for what awaits you there. This is the promise Matthew Schlumbohm makes when he takes you on a ride in his book Earth and the Milky Way: 2030–2320. An uneasy alliance is formed between the United States and Russia when Japan rises and becomes a military superpower. War looms with the scientific advancement of a new stealth missile, and the United States is in peril as their conventional defense systems have become useless, leaving the...

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Pond5 Introduces Extended Licenses, Offering Some of the Highest Levels of Coverage, Protection, and Flexibility in the Industry -

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 13:13

Today, Pond5 — the world's largest provider of royalty-free video — announced the launch of its new Extended Licenses, offering some of the highest levels of coverage, protection, and flexibility in the industry.  Designed to provide enterprise-level businesses, creative agencies, and major media companies the protection and flexibility they require during their content creation process. The new licenses offer up to a million dollars of indemnification for each commercial video clip, unl...

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AMD And Alienware Team Up With The New Film “ASSASSIN'S CREED” To Create A Movie Virtual Reality Experience

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 13:41

To celebrate the theatrical release of " ASSASSIN'S CREED , "  in theaters December 21, AMD and Alienware have teamed up with 20th Century Fox and New Regency to launch a virtual reality (VR) experience that will take the viewer into the world of the Spanish inquisition through the lens of an Assassin. The "ASSASSIN'S CREED" Movie VR Experience premieres today at The Game Awards 2016 in the 'ASSASSIN'S CREED RED Room' brought to you by AMD and Alienware. "The 'Assassin's Cree...

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CyberLink PowerDVD World's First Software Player Certified for - Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Playback

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:42

CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) today announced that its flagship media player, PowerDVD, achieved certification from both the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) for the playback of Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs. PowerDVD is the world's first software player to be certified, and continues CyberLink's long tradition of industry leadership in multimedia playback. The Ultra HD Blu-ray format delivers unmatched 4K content, offering not only a significantly larger 3840x2160 resolution, but also a greatly ex...

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HBO and Cinemax Now Available for Amazon Prime Members with Amazon Channels

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:25

(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today announced the launch of HBO and Cinemax on Amazon Channels. Prime members can now sign up for a monthly HBO subscription to get HBO's award-winning content for just $14.99 per month. Available today, Prime members can now watch the latest episodes of HBO's newest hits including Westworld, The Night Of, and Divorce, catch up on all seasons of Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley, watch hit movies including Deadpool, Straight Outta Compton, and Steve Jobs, ...

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