Andrew Wallenstein


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New Chiefs at Disney Digital

Digital

Disney has confirmed that John Pleasants and James Pitaro (pictured) will split oversight of its interactive media group, as The Hollywood Reporter reported exclusively Friday. Pleasants will oversee Disney’s games [...]

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Disney’s Digital Leader Departs

Digital

The upheavals at the upper levels of Walt Disney Co. continued late Thursday with the resignation of Steve Wadsworth, the conglomerate’s top executive for its digital unit. Wadsworth sent an [...]

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MySpace Taps New Content Chief

Digital

MySpace has tapped Andy Marcus to take the reins on its efforts in the entertainment arena. Formerly svp, business and legal affairs at MySpace, Marcus will move over to svp, [...]

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Eisner’s Vuguru Inks Output Deal

Digital

Michael Eisner-owned studio Vuguru has signed a distribution deal with Fireworks International that marks an unprecedented commitment to multiplatform original programming. Fireworks, a division of ContentFilm, will pay an unspecified [...]

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Photos, Video in Twitter Stream

Digital

Twitter unveiled a new Web experience that will allow for the display of photos and videos in a bid to make the site more accessible and counter competition from third-party [...]

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Why Apple Rental Plan Alienates Most Studios

TV / Video

Don’t look for rival studios to join Disney and News Corp. for Apple’s announced 99-cent TV rental offering anytime soon. Unveiling a new Apple TV product Wednesday, Steve Jobs said [...]

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ManiaTV Back From the Dead

Digital

ManiaTV, a shuttered online network featuring original video programming, is back in business thanks to its founder. Former ManiaTV CEO Drew Massey has bought back the venture for an undisclosed [...]

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ManiaTV Set for Rebirth

Brand Marketing

NEW YORK ManiaTV, a shuttered online network featuring original video programming, is back in business thanks to its founder. Former ManiaTV CEO Drew Massey has bought back the venture for [...]

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Lexus Gets Friends ‘Therapy’

TV / Video

A Friends reunion of sorts is coming to the Internet courtesy of Lexus. The carmaker is launching a second season of Web Therapy, an online comedy series starring Lisa Kudrow [...]

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‘Friends’ Stars Reunite in Lexus-Backed Web Series

Brand Marketing

A Friends reunion of sorts is coming to the Internet courtesy of Lexus. The carmaker is launching a second season of Web Therapy, an online comedy series starring Lisa Kudrow [...]

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Lexus Reunites ‘Friends’ Cast Online — Sort of

TV / Video

NEW YORK A Friends reunion of sorts is coming to the Internet courtesy of Lexus. The carmaker is launching a second season of Web Therapy, an online comedy series starring [...]

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60Frames Halts Operations

Digital

60Frames Entertainment is suspending operations due to a lack of funding, according to a source close to the company. The UTA-backed firm, one of the first to specialize in the [...]

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Web Series ‘Guild’ Gets Renewal

Digital

Microsoft has ordered another season of Internet sensation The Guild. The misadventures of a motley group of massively multiplayer online gamers returns to XBox 360’s Live Marketplace, MSN and Zune [...]

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Flo TV Licenses Amanda Congdon Series

Digital

NEW YORK One of online video’s first breakout personalities is popping up again on the mobile platform. Amanda Congdon (pictured), who emerged as the face of indie Internet darling Rocketboom [...]

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Wonderwall Dishes Dirt Online

Brand Marketing

NEW YORK The competitive world of celebrity-gossip Web sites got more crowded Thursday with the launch of Wonderwall, MSN’s answer to popular online destinations like TMZ and OMG. The Microsoft-owned [...]