Robert Rodriguez, who broke into film by making a $7,000 feature, is bringing his efficient indie sensibilities to television with a new network, El Rey, and his first-ever TV drama, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.”
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“Warner Bros. is leading an $18 million investment in Machinima, the once-dominant videogame-focused YouTube multichannel network that has been bleeding money and losing millions of viewers. The funding round, which the MCN announced Monday, includes participation from previous investors Google, MK Capital and Redpoint Ventures. That brings Machinima to about $67 million raised following the $35 million round led by Google in May 2012.
But why is Warner Bros., whose interest in investing in Machinima has been rumored for months, plunking cash into the flailing digital media company?…”
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“The Southern Reach is a project partly by Alex Warren (creator of Quest), working with HarperCollins to promote Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation, part one of a trilogy. The premise appears to be that there’s a sinister area (Area X) into which a number of expeditions have gone — and perhaps not returned. There are hints that something has gone wrong there biologically, and that some of those who go in experience hallucinations or perceptual distortions.
The game segment is fairly brief: it frames itself as a “training” experience, in which you’re taught to recognize lies…”
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Being a science fiction creator is the most amazing adventure — you get to invent whole new worlds, brand new futures, and fantastic technologies, and you get to tell the most incredible stories about them. But it’s also a tough and heartbreaking career path, whether you’re in books, comics, movies or television. Here are 10 things that every brand new science fiction creator ought to know at the start.
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