Category: Digital Media

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The internet (and We Are Colony) has predicted the Oscars 2016 results

We Are Colony has analysed the social buzz surrounding the 88th Academy Awards to predict who will walk away with the industry’s most coveted gongs. And the results may surprise you… Collating data from 90 days’ worth of social media monitoring across the globe, the results are formed from combining data on the number of ...

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We Are Colony launches new platform design

We Are Colony has come out of beta with a streamlined new design and a host of new curatorial features. The new design  better communicates the uniqueness of the product (the special edition bundle), the growing diversity and depth of the catalogue, and has strengthened and consolidated our brand and design language both on and off platform. The redesign ...

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Film4 wins 60% budget increase after record BAFTA and Oscar nominations

Film4, Channel 4’s feature film division, will receive a record £25m in funding next year after securing 22 Bafta and 15 Oscar nominations in this year’s awards season. The £10m funding increase, up from £15m in 2015, represents a significant vote of confidence by the network in its big-screen division, which backed acclaimed productions including Room, Carol, 45 ...

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We Are Colony is awarded the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts

Delighted to announce that We Are Colony has been awarded the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, in partnership with Film London and Edge Hill University. The £7m fund – a partnership between Nesta, the Arts Council England and the Arts and Humanities Research Council – supports collaboration between arts, digital technology and research organisation in order to ...

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Cannes 2014: VOD, piracy and the future of digital distribution

Today, at the American Pavilion, a panel including representatives of Creative Future, Elevated Film Sales, Saban Films and Alamo Drafthouse discussed the state of digital piracy on the independent film sector, and how new models of hybrid digital distribution can respond. First up was Ruth Vitale, Executive Director of Creative Future: an organisation which seeks to ...

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We Are Colony partners with Film London for ‘Build Your Audience’

Delighted to announce We Are Colony is partnering with Film London for ‘Build Your Audience‘: an innovative audience gathering and distribution training programme for UK feature filmmakers.  Addressing the rapidly changing face of feature film distribution across the globe, Build Your Audience provides participants with the skills, knowledge and networks to face the challenge of ...

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MIRA: how digital technologies can help preserve cultural heritage

Announcing the launch of MIRA: an innovative and sustainable digital solution for the repatriation of indigenous creative and cultural content, and the largest digital repository of its kind in the world. FORM is an independent, non-profit cultural organisation established in 1968 that develops creativity and artistic practice in Western Australia. I was based at FORM last year, as a Fellow ...

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Fuelling innovation in the UK’s creative industries

Today, the UK’s Technology Strategy Board launched a new strategy for Creative Industries innovation and committed in excess of £30m investment to this sector over 2013-16. Having been funded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) in two of my businesses – feasibility funding for Clarity Productions and a current SMART Award for ZoneFutures – I ...

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SXSW Interactive 2013: Highlights

SXSW Inspiration – Airbnb: CEO Brian Chesky talking candidly about the challenges of growing and scaling a truly disruptive business model… SXSW Inspiration – FourSquare: CEO Dennis Crowley on the challenges of growing the business and the opportunity to design the future of maps… SXSW Inspiration – Swiss Miss: Designer Tina Roth Eisenberg on following your passions, and ...

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SXSW Inspiration: Tina Roth Eisenberg

As SXSW Interactive draws to a close, one of the stand-out highlights of the festival was an inspirational keynote from Tina Roth Eisenberg. The creator of design blog SwissMiss, Tattly, Creative Mornings and Studio Mates inspired the SXSW crowd to follow their passions and pay attention to their “side projects”… Full talk available here. Tina’s 11 Rules To Live (& Work) ...