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Paramount Partners With Gfycat For Immersive ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ 360Loop GIFs

Everyone loves a good GIF, but what about a GIF that gives a full, 360 degree immersive GIF? Gfycat has done just that by reinventing the standard 2D GIF with 360Loop. To launch their new venture, Gfycat has partnered with Paramount Pictures to launch an exclusive series of 360Loop GIFs for the forthcoming action pic Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Launching today, 360Loop is a media format that puts the viewer at the center of the content, with the action wrapping around… Read

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Alexander Rodnyansky Launches AR Content, Action On Saddam Hussein Interrogation Pic ‘Debriefing The President’

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EXCLUSIVE: Alexander Rodnyansky, the producer who in the past unveiled Leviathan and Loveless here, is back at the Cannes Film Festival to launch a new company. AR Content is designed to invest in strong scripts and source material, aimed to exploit the demand for global-minded commercial content. “Everybody wants great material, but nobody wants to investing in developing it, and so that is why I decided that will be my focus,” Rodnyansky told Deadline. “Developing great… Read

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Brie Larson Lends Voice To VR Series ‘Space Explorers: A New Dawn’ From Felix & Paul

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Before Brie Larson blasts off into space in Marvel’s forthcoming Captain Marvel, she’ll be taking another intergalactic adventure in the virtual reality series Space Explorers: A New Dawn. The Academy Award-winning actress will narrate the first two episodes of the VR series from Felix & Paul Studios. Produced in conjunction with Facebook's Oculus with participation from NASASpace Explorers made its world premiere earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. "I am… Read

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Universal, Felix & Paul Launch ‘Jurassic World: Blue’ VR Experience

Are you ready to face a velociraptor eye to eye? Thanks to Universal Pictures and Felix & Paul Studios, you’ll get the chance to have a prehistoric adventure with a new virtual reality experience called Jurassic World: Blue. Universal has collaborated with Felix & Paul for a brand new VR experience that will coincide with the release of the new Oculus Go standalone VR headset. The new VR experience also debuts ahead of the release of  Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on… Read

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‘The Caretaker’ Filmmakers Launch VR Company Hidden Content At Tribeca

EXCLUSIVE: Filmmakers Jacob Wasserman, Adam Donald, and Ant Gentile announced today the launch of Hidden Content, a full-service virtual reality company. The news was unveiled at the Tribeca Film Festival with the world premiere of their first project The CaretakerThe horror anthology series is a narrative 360 Cinema project created by Wasserman and Donald, as well as filmmaker Nicolas Pesce. The project stars Adelaide Clemens, Tom Lipinski, Clara Wong and Diana… Read

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Patti Smith Narrates Darren Aronofsky’s VR Experience ‘Spheres: Pale Blue Dot’

American singer/songwriter Patti Smith narrated an episode of Darren Aronofsky’s virtual reality experience Spheres. The three-part series, which is directed by Eliza McNitt, made headlines earlier this year when the VR financing and distribution venture CityLights announced it would acquire Spheres in a seven-figure deal. That represented a milestone for the emerging medium, which had never sold at a major festival. Jessica Chastain narrated the first installment, Spheres… Read

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VR Experience ‘Vestige’ Acquired Ahead Of World Premiere At Tribeca Film Festival

The virtual reality documentary Vestige has been acquired by U.K.-based distributor Other Set ahead of the project’s world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, a sale that marks the third virtual reality experience to be acquired at a major film festival. Vestige takes the viewer on a journey into the mind of Lisa as she remembers her lost love, Erik. Within an empty void, fragments of past memories appear of their life together. As participants explore these… Read

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STXSurreal Unveils Development Slate With Ed Helms, Dave Bautista, Peter Berg, And Kevin Smith’s ‘Jay And Silent Bob’

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STXsurreal, the VR and immersive content division of STX Entertainment just unveiled its new its VR slate which contains several new, original short-form series in development, including a new comedy series from 'The Office' star Ed Helms, an untitled Dave Bautista action-comedy, a spinoff of STX's 'Mile 22' film franchise from director Peter Berg, a Jay and Silent Bob project from writer and director Kevin Smith, and a sci-fi thriller from John Wick writer Derek… Read

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‘Ready Player One’ Review: Steven Spielberg’s Dizzying, Dazzling VR Fantasia Of Pop Culture Is Something To Behold

It is virtually impossible to see Ready Player OneSteven Spielberg’s wild ride into the world of virtual reality, just once. There is so much going on in this movie, both retro and futuristic, that it is hard to compute in one sitting. A pop culture treasure hunt of the past 30 years as seen through the prism of a VR Disneyland called Oasis, Ready Player One rotates from the real world of 2045 to a virtual one filled with references to movies, music, personalities… Read

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Noir Thriller VR Series ‘Memory Palace’ In Works From Telexist & Good Deed

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EXCLUSIVE: Telexist, the VR production studio behind the Sundance Film Festvial-premiering narrative film Dinner Party, and its parent company Good Deed Entertainment have zeroed in on their new reality. The companies are teaming on Memory Palace, a 10-episode VR noir thriller series that will be designed to be part cinematic VR and part interactive. Production is set to begin in April. The series will center on Owen Knowles, a gifted young lawyer with the knack for… Read

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With Hollywood’s Help, Alien Beasts Invade Century City, Offer Preview Of VR Entertainment To Come

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A new virtual reality experience in Century City does for alien creatures what Jurassic Park did for dinosaurs — bring them so close you’re dwarfed and awed by their presence (and, at least in once case, worry you might wind up on the menu). Alien Zoo takes visitors on a 12-minute journey to a virtual world, where they interact with the environment and each other — touching the snout of one curious herbivore, rolling a ball to an otherworldly feline, and working together… Read

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Robert Rodriguez, Michelle Rodriguez Together On Original Scripted VR Series ‘The Limit’ For STXSurreal

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Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez has mounted an original first-person POV virtual reality action series called The Limit in which Michelle Rodriguez will star. The Limit will premiere on STX's previously announced pay-per-experience VR channel Surreal which launches an app on VR headsets in mid 2018. STXsurreal, the VR division acquired by Robert Simonds' STX Entertainment in 2016, is behind the live-action, short-form virtual reality series from their Ugly Dolls… Read