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Orlando Public Library Takes Learning to Another Level with Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio
Orlando Public Library Takes Learning to Another Level with Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio
When many people think of libraries, they think of rows upon rows of books meticulously categorized and alphabetized. Perhaps there are tables with lamps emitting a soft glow and students bent over their studies or readers lost deep in the worlds of their favorite novels. Located in 26,000 square feet of space in the Orlando Public Library, the Melrose Center expands the role of the library by offering access to hardware, software, support and programming to inspire and invigorate creativity. And according to Anthony Torres, video production instructor at the Melrose Center, it's free of charge for library cardholders. Read More

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Content Insider #381 - Worlds Apart
Content Insider #381 - Worlds Apart
Whether you walk through Skywalker Ranch, Pixar's facilities or backlots, studios, lofts, backrooms, bedrooms around the globe you'll find filmmakers wanting more - more budget, more freedom, more time, more experience/expertise, more of whatever the other guy/gal has and always more storage. It's the same the world over creative people simply want more and increasingly they're worrying about keeping their content for others to enjoy again and again. It's a challenge with content that starts and stays digital and increasingly it's becoming a concern...a big concern. Read More
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Banksy's Powerful 2-Minute Video of the Gaza Strip Will Move You
 Banksy's Powerful 2-Minute Video of the Gaza Strip Will Move You
Banksy, the mysterious UK street artist, has released a new, two-minute documentary that draws attention to the destruction of the Gaza Strip. The video starts out as a fake tourist promotion ad — "Make this the year you discover a new destination" — but quickly shifts to a more somber note. Banksy left his own message on the wall of a building in Gaza, creating this image of a crying Greek goddess Niobe. Read More
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DNA Could Be the Future of Data Storage
 DNA Could Be the Future of Data Storage
Science is now looking to nature to find the best way to store data in a way that will make it last for millennia. Just one gram of DNA is theoretically capable of containing all the data of internet giants such as Google and Facebook. Researchers in Zurich wanted to find ways to combine the storage capacity of DNA with the stability of the DNA found in fossils. The Zurich team say their process could make the data encoded in DNA readable in 10,000 years' time or even longer

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Tom Rothman on His Sony Era: "I Prize Stability"
 Tom Rothman on His Sony Era:
The new Tom Rothman era at Sony Pictures Entertainment represents a potential sea change at a film studio that had — at least until quite recently — been known to be among the most talent-friendly and free-spending in town. When it comes to financial discipline, 60 year-old Rothman, is the diametric opposite of exiting SPE co-chairman Amy Pascal, who, it was initially announced, was to remain in her post until May, but who now will cede the job immediately.

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Bollywood's Longest-running Movie Returns to Screen
 Bollywood's Longest-running Movie Returns to Screen
"Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge" was released in 1995 and is India's longest running film. But Mumbai's Maratha Mandir theater announced February 19th that the film's run would end. However, hundreds of fans expressed outrage and the romantic comedy has been brought back. The film has all the makings of a Bollywood blockbuster: a beautiful leading lady, an ukulele-toting hero and more than three hours of dancing across locations in India, London and the Swiss Alps.

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Michael Keaton Putting Away His Oscars Acceptance Speech Is The Saddest Video You’ll See All Day
 Michael Keaton Putting Away His Oscars Acceptance Speech Is The Saddest Video You’ll See All Day
As if watching The Imitation Game screenwriter Graham Moore recall his suicide attempt at the 2015 Academy Awards wasn’t a big enough tear-jerker moment already, a new Vine video of Birdman star Michael Keaton disappointedly putting away his Oscars acceptance speech will surely get the waterworks going. Read More
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Asian Film Awards: 'The Golden Era' Leads With Five Nominations
 Asian Film Awards: 'The Golden Era' Leads With Five Nominations
The 2015 Asian Film Awards nominations were announced Wednesday, with director Ann Hui's The Golden Era leading the pack with five, including for best director, best actress for Tang Wei, best supporting actor for Wang Zhiwen, best screenwriter and best editor. The biopic is followed by Chinese titles Black Coal, Thin Ice, which won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 2014, Gone With The Bullets and Blind Massage, each with four nominations. Read More
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'Lost's' Maggie Grace to Topline CBS Medical Drama 'Code Black'
 'Lost's' Maggie Grace to Topline CBS Medical Drama 'Code Black'
CBS medical drama Code Black has found its top doc. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Lost alum Maggie Grace is set to topline the drama pilot based on the feature documentary directed by Ryan McGarry. Code Black is a medical drama set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation where the extraordinary staff confronts a broken system in order to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most. Read More
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Jane the Virgin's Andrea Navedo on Her "Heart-to-Hearts" With TV Daughter Gina Rodriguez
 Jane the Virgin's Andrea Navedo on Her
Andrea Navedo stars as Jane's exuberant mom, Xo, on Jane the Virgin , and when she stopped by the POPsugar studios recently, she told us her own two kids do much to inspire her TV role, but it's hard being so fa away in Hollywood while they're in New York. Andrea also talked about her close friendship with costar Gina Rodriguez and how they've had heart to heart conversations behind the scenes. She revealed she thinks of herself as an okay dancer, despite her character's dancing prowess. Read More
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DreamWorks Animation Takes $57M Write-Down on 'Penguins of Madagascar'
 DreamWorks Animation Takes $57M Write-Down on 'Penguins of Madagascar'
DreamWorks Animation took a $57.1 million write-down primarily on the lackluster performance of Penguins of Madagascar as well as Mr. Peabody and Sherman, the beleaguered film studio announced Tuesday while posting less-than-expected quarterly financial results. The film studio run by CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg posted a loss of $3.08 per share in the fourth quarter while analysts predicted a loss of $3.01. Revenue was $234.2 million while analysts expected $246 million

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