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Former TV Land Chief to Head Vr Firm Blackthorn Media

Former TV Land president Larry Jones has joined Vr firm Blackthorn Media as CEO.

Jones will oversee all creative development and business operations for the Los Angeles-based Vr studio. Blackthorn is known for the Vr series “The Abbot’s Book,” which was part of the 2016 Sundance film festival’s New Frontier program, and the fantasy film “Dragonflight,” featured at last year’s Tribeca film fest.

Michael Conelly, creative director and president of Blackthorn, said Jones’ background in the cable business would help the company expand its operations. Jones is the first to serve in the CEO spot at the company founded in 2014.

“The field is evolving quickly, but content remains king and Larry’s background in entertainment meshes perfectly with our vision for a Vr-first studio cultivating a library of cutting-edge, story-driven experiences that our audiences will literally step into in the coming years,” Conelly said.

Jones left TV Land
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Former TV Land President Larry Jones Named CEO of Blackthorn Media

Former TV Land President Larry Jones has been named CEO of Blackthorn Media, one of the pioneers in the emerging Vr genre of scripted storytelling. The 27-year Viacom veteran will lead the company’s business and creative strategies, including development, production, distribution, marketing and finance of all original content. "We are thrilled to win Larry’s interest in Blackthorn," said Michael Conelly, Creative Director & President, Blackthorn Media. "The field is…
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Former TV Land President Joins Virtual Reality Firm

Nearly two years to the day after he was pushed out at Viacom-owned TV Land, Larry Jones has lined up his next act.

The former TV Land president has been tapped to serve as CEO of virtual reality firm Blackthorn Media, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

In his new role, Jones will lead the company's business and creative strategies, including development, production, distribution, marketing and finance of all original content. He will be based in Los Angeles and report to Blackthorn creative director and president Michael Conelly.

"We are thrilled to win Larry's interest in Blackthorn," Conelly said. "The field...
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Sundance: New Frontier line-up revealed

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Sundance: New Frontier line-up revealed
Sundance top brass celebrate the tenth anniversary of the New Frontier programme with an exhibition of new work that includes Vr projects involving Björk and Ridley Scott’s global hit The Martian.Scroll Down For Full List

The dynamic roster encompasses features, a live performance, documentary and narrative mobile virtual reality experiences and a look inside the innovations at some of world’s leading media research labs.

Tenth anniversary exhibitions will also be presented with MoMA in New York City in April, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis as part of Northern Spark in June.

The New Frontiers line-up will take place in Park City’s Claim Jumper, The Gateway, a large-scale installation on Swede Alley by Chris Milk and a performance by Gingger Shankar at Festival Base Camp Presented by Canada Goose.

Beyond the dedicated physical exhibition spaces, audiences can experience more than 20 virtual reality pieces on mobile Vr headsets. This year’s
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Trailer For Rhythm & Hues Doc Life After Pi

Trailer For Rhythm & Hues Doc Life After Pi
With the FX colossus Gravity hoovering up BAFTAs last night, here's a timely reminder of the controversy simmering around visual effects at last year's Oscars. Long-estabished and much respected FX house Rhythm & Hues collected a statue for its astonishing work on Ang Lee's Life Of Pi, but it was small consolation for the company, which had been forced to file for bankruptcy just weeks before. Somehow some of its employees found time to document the collapse as it was happening, and the result is Rhythm & Hues: Life After Pi, for which a trailer has just emerged."Here we are demonstrably doing the best work in the industry," says Digital Supervisor Michael Conelly, "and slamming into a wall. So the night of the Oscars... what a mess." "It was like a perfect storm of crap happening," says R&H president Lee Berger, whose company was far from the only one feeling
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Matthew McConaughey Stars in this Trailer for The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer BookThe Lincoln Lawyer is a film based on the book of the same name, from author Michael Conelly. The film fits in the thriller genre, with an all-star cast supporting. To star are Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, John Leguizamo, and Ryan Phillipe. The film will settle into theatres March 18th and the first trailer for the film is here, courtesy of Trailer Addict. Enjoy watching a corrupt lawyer making friends with an even more corrupt criminal.

The synopsis for the film is here:

"Mickey Haller is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln sedan. Haller has spent most of his career defending garden-variety criminals, until he lands the case of his career: defending Louis Roulet, a Beverly Hills playboy accused of rape and attempted murder. But the seemingly straightforward case suddenly develops into a deadly game of survival for
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