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Sea World, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Mallory Lewis, Jimmy Neutron and more

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Tune into this week’s episode of KIDS FIRST! Coming attractions to talk with Mallory Lewis (yes, daughter of Shari Lewis) and the absolutely adorable little Lamb Chop about their new show opening this month.   We visit with the leading candidate of the KIDS FIRST! 2012 critic search, Brianna Beaton and review the HDNet KidScene movie, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Geniu and talk about Gabriella Chu’s experience on the Red Carpet for the new Steven Spielberg movies, War Horse which opens on Christmas day. Catch all of this with your host Raven Devanney and critics Makai Colvin and Gabriella Chu.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins – interview with Maxwell Perry Cotton, Choose Your Own Adventure – interview with Shannon Gilligan, Mama Doni, Hugo, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World and more♦

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Tune into this week’s episode of KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions to listen to Maxwell Cotton Perry talk about his role as Billy in the film Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Are you a fan of the best-selling children’s book series, Choose Your Own Adventure? We’re interviewing the author, Ray Montgomery, who talks about the $25 donation to KIDS FIRST! Chooseco is making this holiday season for sales of autographed copies of their books. Learn about Mama Doni and her music video,  Chanukah.  Listen to our youth critics review the new theatrical film, Hugo,  Second Hand Lions playing on HDNet Kidscene this month and Spy Kids: All the Time in the World newly released to DVD.  Catch all of this and more with your host Raven Devanney and critics Anthony Aranda, Makai Colvin, Gabriella Chu and Jonah Menegaz.

Happy Feet 2, Game of your LIfe, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Arthur Christmas 3D, The Muppets

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Tune into this weeks episode of KIDS FIRST! Coming attractions for some very special interviews including: Titus Makin Jr. from Game of your Life, Maxwell Cotton Perry and Madeline Carroll from the children’s comedy Mr. Poppin’s Penguin’s. we will be reviewing the Walmart and P&G film Game of your Life. Also, we will discuss the films Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Happy Feet 2, Arthur Christmas 3D and The Muppets. All new Film’s, all new perspective from your Host Raven Devanney and KIDSFIRST! Critics Jonah and Daniel Menegaz, Gabriella Chu, Anthony Aranda, Ny’asia Bella, and Makai Colvin.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 2, Wizarding World, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World and more

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Tune into this week’s episode of KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions to hear Raven talk about her interviews with cast and crew of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2. Raven and Makai will also talk about their experience visiting Universal Studios Wizarding World in Orlando, Florida. Get our feed back about My Dog Skip- one of the great classic films playing this month on HDNET Movies kidScene and the new theatrical release, Jack & Jill . Catch all of this with your host Raven Devanney and KIDS FIRST! Critics Gabriella Chu and Makia Weber Colvin.

The Littest Angel – interview Lance Thompson, Tower Heist, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, Glee Season 2

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Tune into this week’s episode of KIDS FIRST! Coming attractions to discuss the runaway box office hit, Tower Heist starring Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy and Alan Alda.  Listen to our critics chat with producer Lance Thompson about his new holiday DVD, The Littlest Angel being released by Anchor Bay Entertainment. Last, hear what the kids have to say about Glee, Season 2 and Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, both coming out on DVD-Blu-Ray and both are official titles in the 2012 KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Search Campaign – underway now through Dec 31. Catch all of this with your host Raven Devanney and KIDS FIRST! Critics Gabriella Chu, Sam Connan, Makia Colvin and Ny’asia Bell.

It’s in the Cloud! Your movie library goes digital

Monday, October 17th, 2011

cloud.jpgApple Inc. is preparing to put movies in the cloud, entering a market in which it may be both competitor and ally to a similar offering backed by most Hollywood studios.

Representatives of the iPhone and iPad maker have been meeting with studios to finalize deals that would allow consumers to buy movies through iTunes and access them on any Apple device, according to knowledgeable people who requested anonymity because the discussions are private. The service is expected to launch in late 2011 or early 2012.

The talks come as the first movies from the multi-studio venture known as Ultraviolet are launching this week: Warner Bros.’ “Horrible Bosses” and “Green Lantern.”

People who buy DVDs or Blu-ray discs for those and other upcoming titles, including Sony Pictures’ “The Smurfs” and Universal Pictures’ “Cowboys and Aliens,” will have access to digital cloud copies they can instantly watch on their Internet-connected TVs, smartphones and tablet computers. Ultraviolet purchases via the Web, without discs, are expected to come in 2012.

Every major studio except Disney is working on Ultraviolet with a large group of retailers and electronics companies that notably does not include Apple.
The studios are eager to boost purchases of movies, which have flat-lined in the face of competition from less expensive video on demand and Netflix and Redbox rentals. Sales of DVDs and digital downloads are still crucial to the studios’ bottom line, as they are much more profitable than rentals.
However, despite the increasing popularity of digital distribution, online movie purchases are on track to bring in only $231 million this year, about the same as in 2010, according to IHS Screen Digest.

Storing digital films in the cloud, instead of making buyers manage the digital copy themselves on a computer or other device, could help spur online purchases by making it easier for people to access the movies on any device.

Winner of the $100 Give Away for Participating in Our Survey

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Congrats to Ruizfamily14. You are the winner of the $100 for participating in our survey. Please contact our office to receive your gift certificate.

Think 3D is a passing fad?

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

At the 3D Entertainment Summit at the Hollywood and Highland Center last week, titans of the industry including James Cameron and Robert Iger weighed in regard the future of 3D. Cameron, who is spending 18 million to convert Titanic to 3D says that “As soon as the TV industry gets 3D right, it will quickly become a pervasive success across all mediums and every movie wil be made in 3D.”

Robet Iger, President and CEO of Walt Disney Company says “3D is really compelling” and sees a huge future in the sports area for 3D. For more info check out Scott Hettrick’s 3D Hollywood

mib3.jpgSo say those producing the films, but Sony has sent a letter to theater owners saying it will stop footing the bill for 3D glasses in May 2012. These cost the studios $5 to $10 million per major release. But who’s going to foot the bill? Movie goers already pay a premium for 3D. Will they also pay for the glasses at the theater? Studios began paying for the glasses to provide an incentive for theaters to convert, but now want someone else to pay. What’s your opinion?

Indian Market this weekend, but the highlight is the Native Cinema Showcase

Monday, August 15th, 2011

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) are proud to announce the11th Annual Native Cinema Showcase Join us August 15th through August 21st during Indian Market Week as we honor indigenous media and the imaginative work of Native filmmakers. All screenings and programs will be at the New Mexico History Museum (113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM). Admission is free and open to the public.

Dollars for Filmmakers – Check Out the Contests

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Netflix is expanding into Latin America. Make a video for a chance to win $40,500. Deadline August 9, 2011.

Heelys – fun, freedom and fearless. Win $18,500 for the winning video featuring Heelys.

State Corn Dogs? Really? Worth $9,000 for the best video.

If you are not quite ready for filmmaking, check out the New Kideo Facebook Page.

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