Asia to host Global Electronic Media Forum

The third World Electronic Media Forum (WEMF3) will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 10-11 December 2007, the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) announced today.

MySpace offers free copyright protection

MySpace has launched Take Down Stay Down, a new feature that prevents users from re-posting video content in the MySpace community after that content has been removed at the request of the copyright owner.

Sony creates social networking site

Sony is entering the popular social networking market with a website that combines the community elements of MySpace with the video aspects of YouTube.

External evaluation of ACT

Bev Gillespie has been appointed to conduct and external evaluation of the operations, performance and impact of the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) from 2002 to 2007.

How is content viewed?

According to a new study by E-Poll in the United States, which focused on the viewing of video content (the study excluded television content), the youth are leading the way, with 26% of males 13-34 frequent viewers of video on devices other than a TV.

Canada may ban camcording

Following the announcement by Warner Bros. that it will no longer preview screenings in Canada because of piracy, CanWest News Service reports that the Canadian government is planning to introduce legislation to make camcording in theatres illegal.

Aussie government continues support for doccies

Film Australia welcomed the Budget announcement on Wednesday 9 May to increase incentives for investment in film and television production.

New GM at Waterfront Studios

Gary Edwards, former Finance Director for Saatchi & Saatchi joined Waterfront Studios this May as the new general manager.

European cinema sales increase in 2006

On the basis of currently available data, the European Audiovisual Observatory estimates that around 862 feature films were produced in the 25 member states of the European Union in 2006, 47 films more than in 2005. This represents a 5.8% increase on the total for the previous year (815 films).

Shrek’s health kick

The lovable green and rotund animated hero Shrek is the unlikely star of McDonald’s new campaign to promote its healthy meals, as per a deal with DreamWorks, creator of the Shrek series.
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