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Netflix (July 2020): Every New Movie & Show

Check out the full list: JULY 1 Alice Doesn’t Live Here AnymoreAstro BoyCaddyshackCaddyshack 2Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke Cloverfield Designated Survivor: 60 Days  Disney’s Race to Witch MountainFrozen RiverInkheart...

Pan’s Labyrinth (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Following a bloody civil war, young Ofelia enters a world of unimaginable cruelty when she moves in with her new stepfather, a tyrannical military officer. Armed with only her imagination, Ofelia discovers a mysterious...

Disney Plus (July 2020): Every New Movie & Show

Check out the full list: July 3 Animal ER (S1-2) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Ice Age: Collision Course Ice Road Rescue (S1-4) Race to Witch Mountain (2009) The Big Green The...

Pokémon Journeys (Anime): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Young trainer Ash and his new friend Goh become research fellows at Professor Cerise’s laboratory, traveling all over the world to learn about Pokémon. Starring: Ikue Otani, Sarah Natochenny, Zeno Robinson Show: Pokémon...

Mac & PC (July 2020): Every New Game

Check out the full list: Trackmania (PC) – July 1 Skater XL (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – July 7 F1 2020 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, PC) – July 10 NASCAR Heat 5 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) – July...

Hulu (July 2020): Every New Movie & Show

Check out the full list: July 1 1000-lb Sisters: Complete Season 1  90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days: Complete Season 3  90 Day Fiance: The Other Way: Complete Season 1  BBQ Rig Race:...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: If the hustle and bustle of modern life’s got you down, Tom Nook has a new business venture up his sleeve that he knows you’ll adore: the Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package. Sure,...

Top 5 Most Anticipated New Shows of 2020

With HBO Max, Peacock, Disney+, and Apple TV+ joining the ranks of television, there were more options to choose from than ever. We managed to whittle down the list to the 5 most anticipated new shows of 2020. 1. Star...

The Office (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Based on the popular British series of the same name, this faster-paced American version follows the daily interactions of a group of idiosyncratic office employees at paper company Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch via a...

Two Years for Hogwarts Mystery

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is celebrating two years since release with a few rewards for current players, along with some interesting facts. Starting this Saturday, players will have an opportunity to create and submit their...

The Sheltering Sky (Soundtrack): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: The Sheltering Sky is the original soundtrack to the 1990 film The Sheltering Sky starring Debra Winger and John Malkovich. The original score was composed primarily by Ryuichi Sakamoto. The album won the...

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend (Podcast): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: After 25 years at the Late Night desk, Conan realized that the only people at his holiday party are the men and women who work for him. Over the years and despite thousands...

John Mulaney, The Comeback Kid (Stand-Up): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: In his new stand-up special John Mulaney regales a sold out audience at the Chicago Theater with stories about his take on being a newlywed, working as a temp, house shopping with realtors,...

“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”: VFX Breakdown (Video)

A look at VFX breakdown for the movie “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile...

Moonlight (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Moonlight is the tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love,...

Samurai Jack (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: After being sent into the future by evil wizard Aku, young samurai Jack makes a quest to return to the past and undo the destruction caused by the wizard. Along the way Jack...

Most Popular Anime Streaming Services

Below you will find a list of the most popular streaming services and channels that focus on “Anime” content. You can find out how much each service costs per month or per year (there...

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: As a young boy, Link is tricked by Ganondorf, the King of the Gerudo Thieves. The evil human uses Link to gain access to the Sacred Realm, where he places his tainted hands on...

Rectify (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Sundance Channel’s first wholly owned scripted series stars Aden Young as Daniel Holden, who spends nearly 20 years on death row for the rape and murder of a teenage girl, before new DNA...

New Release Dates for 2020 & 2021 Hollywood Blockbusters

Delays have hit big movies including  Wonder Woman 1984, Marvel’s Black Widow, James Bond thriller No Time to Die, Mulan, F9 and A Quiet Place Part 2. But many of the major movies have now named premiere dates, so we’ve laid...

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Soundtrack): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: A stunning commercial success, the O Brother soundtrack launched a new folk renaissance, in part because its deep roots offered a soothing sense of national connection in the dawning era of post-9/11 anxiety. Like the...

Apple Adds AFI Movie Club Picks to Apple TV App

The American Film Institute’s AFI Movie Club, daily selections of favorite films new and old to watch during quarantine, is now available directly on the Apple TV app — thereby making it easier to stream the titles from the...

Chris Pine Reads “Clark the Shark” (Video)

Chris Pine is making waves with his newest project! The Wonder Woman and Star Trek star partnered with the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Storyline Online children’s literacy initiative to read the beloved children’s book Clark the Shark written by Bruce...

Sega Announces Palm-Sized Game Gear Micro Console

A set of palm-sized Game Gear Micro consoles have been revealed as part of SEGA’s 60th anniversary celebrations. The Game Gear Micro is currently only available to preorder in Japan and will launch on...

“No Country for Old Men”: Storyboards (Video)

The Coen Brothers are known to storyboard their entire film before they ever begin principal photography.  Scene: Street Shootout No Country for Old Men storyboard example. Synopsis: While out hunting, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin)...

Most Popular Animation Streaming Services

Below you will find a list of the most popular streaming services and channels that focus on “Animation” content. You can find out how much each service costs per month or per year (there...

The Call of the Wild (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life gets turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon in...

Top 5 New Shows to Watch This Summer (2020)

Thankfully, television releases haven’t dried up yet, especially with all the streaming services producing and hoarding series in advance, so you’ll still get plenty of new options to check out over the next few...

The Midnight Gospel (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: A space caster traverses trippy worlds inside his universe simulator, exploring existential questions about life, death and everything in between. Show: The Midnight Gospel Channel: Netflix Creator(s):  Duncan Trussell, Pendleton Ward Genre: Animation, Drama, Science Fiction...

CBS Most-watched Network for 12th Year in a Row

CBS has won 17 of the last 18 years, the lone exception coming when Fox topped the chart at the height of “American Idol.” CBS has won for so long the distinction has lost...

The Last Of Us Part II (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Five years after their dangerous journey across the post-pandemic United States, Ellie and Joel have settled down in Jackson, Wyoming. Living amongst a thriving community of survivors has allowed them peace and stability,...

Top 5 Audible Best-sellers for 2020 (So Far)

Listed below are the Top 5 best selling fiction and non-fiction audible books so far in 2020. Fiction 1. The Getaway by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, narrated by Emily Bauer (Audible Original) 2....

For Life (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Inmate Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock) passes the bar exam to become a lawyer and represents other prisoners as he seeks to overturn his own conviction in this legal drama created by Hank Steinberg...

Top 5 Premium Streaming Services

Below you will find a list of the most popular “Premium” streaming services and channels that focus on TV and movies, documentaries and more. You can find out how much each service costs per...

Lost In Translation (Soundtrack): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Lost in Translation is the soundtrack from the 2003 film of the same name, directed by Sofia Coppola. The soundtrack was supervised by Brian Reitzell and was released on September 9, 2003 through...

Hulu Begins Testing Watch Party Experience

Hulu has begun testing a new co-viewing feature that will help facilitate the type of virtual movie nights that have become popular as Americans isolate at home.  Hulu Watch Party, the streamer’s first social...

Justice League #37 (Comic): Tipstor® Pick

In the Justice League #37, the opening battle is filled with characters and the fights are brutal and well done. I’ve gone back through this issue multiple times and continue to be awed by...

Ron Howard (Filmmaker): Commentary

In this exclusive interview, Ron Howard discusses the most important part of making a movie. Ronald William Howard is an American filmmaker and actor. Howard first came to prominence as a child actor, guest-starring...

“Star Wars” Is Getting a Concept Art Makeover

Disney Plus kicked off the Star Wars Day (May 4) celebrations by refreshing the streaming service’s look with concept art from the entire Skywalker Saga and its spinoffs.  You’ve probably seen Ralph McQuarrie’s iconic 1975 painting of...

The Assistant (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: The Assistant follows one day in the life of Jane (Julia Garner), a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful...

Mobile Gaming Spikes Amid Pandemic

Mobile gaming engagement is unsurprisingly up during the current coronavirus pandemic, according to stats provided by IronSource. Data pulled from locations such as China, Italy, South Korea and the U.S. shows an increase in...

Trolls World Tour (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Poppy and Branch discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock....

Disney+ Launches In Japan June 11

Disney+ is set for a June 11 debut in Japan. The streaming service will launch in Japan via an exclusive partnership with local telecom giant NTT Docomo. Disney+ will be offered in Japan for...

Global Music Revenues Topped $20 Billion in 2019

For 2019, total revenues for the global recorded-music business grew by 8.2% to $20.2 billion, with streaming revenue growing 22.9% to $11.4 billion — accounting for more than half of total revenue for the...

Super Mega Baseball 3 (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Super Mega Baseball 3. Run up the score in a relaxed slugfest or push the limits of your reflexes in this refined baseball simulator. The third entry in the series features an all-new Franchise mode, major graphical...

HGTV, Food Network Ratings Soar

Americans stuck at home staring at fading furniture and wondering what to cook for dinner have been a boon for television networks like HGTV and the Food Network. The Food Network’s overall ratings in...

Top 5 Shows Just as Crazy as “Tiger King” to Binge

If you’re ready to dive into more outside-the-box true-crime documentaries, here are seven recommendations to blow your mind. 1. Grizzly Man Where to Watch: Tubi, Vudu  Before there was Tiger King, there was Grizzly Man. Werner Herzog’s 2005 documentary...

Vikings (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Viking Ragnar Lothbrok is a young farmer and family man who is frustrated by the policies of Earl Haraldson, his local chieftain who sends his Viking raiders east to the Baltic states and Russia,...

Most Popular “Faith & Family” Streaming Services

Below you will find a list of the most popular streaming services and channels that focus on “Faith & Family” content. You can find out how much each service costs per month or per...

Do the Right Thing (Soundtrack): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: The soundtrack for director Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing is a veritable window into the hip-hop/contemporary R&B scene circa 1989. Peppered with “new jack” era slabs of wax from the likes of...

Warner Music Valuing Company at $12.75 Billion

Warner Music Group on Wednesday priced its much-anticipated initial public offering at $25 per share, at the higher end of the $23-$26 range and valuing the company at $12.75 billion. The music major’s shares will trade...

The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded Edition (Book): Tipstor® Pick

Adapted into a Hollywood feature film. Witness the epic final chapter of the Skywalker saga with the official novelization of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, including expanded scenes and additional content not seen in theaters! Book:...

Rick & Morty Clue (Board Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Hey Morty! The plans to Rick’s portal gun have been stolen! It’s up to Rick, Morty, Summer, Jerry, Beth and Mr. Poopybutthole to get them back in CLUE: Rick And Morty. Find out WHO...

Amazon (June 2020): Every New Movie & Show

Check out the full list: June 1 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)2 Days in the Valley (1996)Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1987)As Good As Dead (2010)August Rush (2007)Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)Beer for My...

Playstation (May 2020): Every New Game

Check out the full list: Little Town Hero (PlayStation 4) – June 2 Awesome Pea 2 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch) – June 3 Pro Cycling Manager 2020 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) – June 4 Tour De France 2020 (PlayStation...

I Still Believe (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope. Starring: Abigail Cowen, Alyssa Gonzalez, Anjelah N. Johnson, Brittany Robertson, Cameron Arnett, Gary Sinise, Gregory...

Switch (June 2020): Every New Game

Check out the full list: Awesome Pea 2 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch) – June 3 Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Switch) – June 5 The Outer Worlds (Switch) – June 5 Warborn (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac) – June...

HBO (June 2020): Every New Movie & Show

Check out the full list:  June 18 Karma June 25 Adventure Time: Distant Lands – BMODoom Patrol Season 2Esme & RoySearch Party Season 3

Rick & Morty (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: The animated comedy from Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland follows the adventures of mad scientist Rick Sanchez (Justin Roiland), who returns after 20 years to live with his daughter (Sarah Chalke), her husband (Chris...

Disney Plus (June 2020): Every New Movie & Show

Check out the full list: Movies  June 12 Artemis Fowl Walt & El Grupo  June 19 Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy  June 26 Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief TarzanTarzan II  TV  June...

Mac & PC (June 2020): Every New Game

Check out the full list: Valorant (PC) – June 2 Pro Cycling Manager 2020 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) – June 4 The Dark Eye: Book Of Heroes (PC) – June 9 Warborn (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac) – June...

IOS & Android (June 2020): Every New Game

Check out the full list:  Endurance (iOS, Android) – June 5 The Almost Gone (Switch, PC, iOS, Android) – June 25

Top 5 Upcoming Games (June-August, 2020)

Here are all the most exciting new games from June -August 2020 on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. 1. Disintegration  Platform(s): PC, Xbox One, PS4Release date: June 16, 2020 As an IP...

Ugly Americans (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Adapted from YouTube into a Comedy Central TV series. Summary: Ugly Americans follows the life of Mark Lilly, a social worker who is employed by the Department of Integration in an alternate reality version...

XBox (June 2020): Every New Game

Check out the full list: Awesome Pea 2 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch) – June 3 Pro Cycling Manager 2020 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) – June 4 Tour De France 2020 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One) – June 4 The...

“Avatar” Sequels Set To Restart Production in New Zealand

Production on James Cameron’s long-in-the-making Avatar sequels is set to restart in New Zealand in June, according to producer Jon Landau.  Work on the Avatar sequels came to a halt in mid-March after the New Zealand government instituted a lockdown...

Pulp Fiction (Soundtrack): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Music from the motion picture Pulp Fiction is the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 film Pulp Fiction. No traditional film score was commissioned for Pulp Fiction. The film contains a mix of American...

What Is Facebook Gaming?

As part of that many-pronged adventure into the $120 billion games industry, Facebook launched its Facebook Gaming app, where users can both pick back up that old Words With Friends game and watch their fifth or sixth-favorite Call...

Animal Crossing “New Horizon” Tips (Intermediate)

Tips where to find Bunny Day eggs, how to get foreign fruit and when to sell turnips on your island in New Horizons, the latest installation of Animal Crossing. 1. Plant plenty of fruit...

Your Chance to Join a “Once Upon A Time” Virtual Reunion

Lana Parrilla, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue, Rebecca Mader, Andrew J. West, Dania Ramirez, Sean Maguire and Raphael Sbarge, stars of the hit television show “Once Upon A Time”, are honored to team up for a great...

Netflix Prepares Fifth African Original, “JIVA!” (Trailer)

Netflix is in production on its fifth original out of Africa, South African dance drama “JIVA!” Produced by Cape Town-based Blue Ice Africa, “JIVA!” follows talented street dancer Ntombi who slowly realizes dancing may be...

25 Best Selling Audiobooks (2020)

1. “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) 2. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 3. ’Untamed” by Glennon Doyle (The Dial Press) 4. “Oh, the Places...

A Labyrinth Movie Sequel is Coming

The beloved ’80s movie starring David Bowie and Jim Henson puppets is getting a sequel. Seeing the original Labyrinth, we were spellbound when David Bowie sang along with Jim Henson’s Muppets about a fantasy world full of bizarre...

Genius Fashion Hacks That Get You Red-Carpet Ready

Our absolute favorite thing to do when we want to be red carpet ready is smile. Let’s face it, when you know you look good, you can’t help but smile from ear to ear....

Hulu (June 2020): Every New Movie & Show

Check out the full list:  June 1 Celebrity Family Feud: Season 6 Premiere (ABC)Press Your Luck: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)Match Game: Season 5 Premiere (ABC)Children’s Hospital: Complete Series (Adult Swim)Mike Tyson Mysteries: Complete Seasons...

Manchester By The Sea (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: After the death of his older brother Joe, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked that Joe has made him sole guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick. Taking leave of his job as a...

30 Post-Event Survey Questions (Why They Matter)

Event surveys are a tool businesses and other entities use to capture valuable feedback before, during and after an event. What is an Event Survey? Pre-event surveys are helpful if your project is interested...

Cowboy Bebop (Anime): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Explore the galaxy in this undeniably hip series that inspired a generation – and redefined anime as an indisputable art form. The Bebop crew is just trying to make a buck, and they’re...

Worldwide Video Game Spending Hits Record $10.5B in April (2020)

Digital video game spending hit a record high in April as players continue leisure activities at home amid national stay-at-home orders to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Game spending topped $10.5 billion last month, higher...

Money Management Tips from Showbiz Superstars

We’re taking a look at some celebrities who make ‘money management living‘ part of their everyday lives. Major stars, with their frequently eccentric taste, don’t always play the real estate game to their best advantage. A clear...

Legends of Runeterra (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Face off in dynamic, alternating combat full of opportunities to adapt and outplay. Make your move, but be ready to react, because your opponent has a plan of their own. It all comes down...

Netflix (June 2020): Every New Movie & Show

Check out the full list: June 1 Act of ValorAll Dogs Go to HeavenBad News BearsThe BoyCape FearThe Car CasperCardcaptor Sakura: Clow CardCardcaptor Sakura: Sakura CardCluelessCocomelon, Season 1The Disaster ArtistE.T. the Extra-TerrestrialThe Healer The HelpInside ManThe...

Top 5 Less Obvious Family Movies to Stream

So here’s a few family movie options — all available to stream, rent or are free — that your kids might not have seen. 1. Fly Away Home The outlines of this 1996 film, with...

Broad City (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Adapted from YouTube into a Hulu TV Series. Summary: The critically acclaimed Web series Broad City moves to Comedy Central as a half-hour scripted series. It’s created by and stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana...

2001: A Space Odyssey (Soundtrack): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: 2001: A Space Odyssey is a soundtrack album to the film of the same name, released in 1968. The soundtrack is known for its use of many classical and orchestral pieces, and credited for giving...

Top 5 Hollywood Dating Tips For Women

1. Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come. 2. You’re...

A Chance To Join A Virtual “Smallville” Reunion

Actors Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum and Tom Welling, stars of the hit television show “Smallville”, are partnering with Trueheart, a full-service creative agency that specializes in producing global social impact campaigns, and Omaze, the...

Beauty Hacks To Steal From Hollywood

From DIY techniques that belong in your routine to “don’t try this at home”, here are the super-sneaky beauty secrets of Hollywood. Collagen is undoubtedly one of the best supplements for the skin as it really helps...

Top 5 Hollywood Tech & Gear Advancements

Technology refuses to stand still as it shapes the world around us. Artificial intelligence, 4K and 3D printing gear are shaping up to be Hollywood’s next big stars. 1. 3D Printing Your Own Gear There will come...

Latest AI Technology to Predict Hollywood Blockbusters

Warner Bros, one of cinema’s biggest industry leaders, is going to start using Artificial Intelligence in order to gauge the success of their films. Thanks to LA startup Cinelytic, and their AI-driven platform, Warner Bros will...

Facebook Stops Advertisers From Targeting ‘Pseudoscience’ Groups

Facebook will no longer allow advertisers to target their ads at people interested in “pseudoscience.” The move follows a report that said Facebook was allowing such ads even amid companywide efforts to crack down on misinformation about the COVID-19 outbreak...

Bloodshot (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel) is a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he’s an...

Hollywood Negotiation Tips

10 tips to get the salary of your dreams, according to some of the world’s most successful women. According to “Grey’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo, women need to demand more of a stake in...

Fullmetal Alchemist, Brotherhood (Anime): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a retelling of the story based off the manga, and is not directly related to the first Fullmetal Alchemist series. Edward and Alphonse Elric are two brothers living in a...

LiveXLive to Acquire PodcastOne in $18 Million Stock Deal

Music livestreamer LiveXLive is diversifying its business with the acquisition of PodcastOne, a podcast network that hosts shows by Adam Carolla, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Shaquille O’Neal and others, in an all-stock deal valued at about $18...

Top 5 Funniest TV Series of 2020 (So Far)

If you’re looking for something new, we have you covered, with the Top 5 funniest TV series of 2020 — so far. 1. Sex Education The best show on Netflix, it’s somehow both light,...

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection brings together six classic titles in one game: Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3, and 4, as well as Mega Man ZX and ZX Advent. In addition to the...

Get Rewards in Animal Crossing “New Horizons” Stamp Rally

If you’ve checked in to your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you’ve no doubt heard about the Stamp Rally ($60 at Amazon). It’s an event taking place in your island’s Museum commemorating International Museum Day (duh),...

Top 5 YouTube Analytics Tools You Need

This list of YouTube analytics tools will help you analyze your videos, find out what people are talking about on the platform, and discover the influencers and channels you should be working with. YouTube is...

Actors & Musicians Making A Big Difference

What do Elton John, George Lucas, Bono and George Clooney all have in common? They are all celebrities that use their wealth to help others who are less fortunate in need. Bono: ONE Campaign...

Ad Astra (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover...

Movies That will be Available for Streaming Online (2020)

Here are all the films that will be available for in-home viewing earlier than expected: Artemis Fowl Original Release Date: May 29 Digital Release Date: June 12 This adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s bestselling kiddie fantasy series...

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: When an alien with amazing powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep goes on a mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor home before a sinister organization can capture her. Starring: Amalia Vitale, Andy...

How Will Disney Reopen its Parks?

For a glimpse at how Disney recovers from the pandemic, look no further than Shanghai, where the entertainment giant has staged a limited reopening of Shanghai Disney Resort. Adults, kids and senior citizens wear...

Movies That Have Halted Or Delayed Production

The pandemic has hit the movie industry hard, with dozens of films around the world halting production or seeing their starts delayed as the outbreak continues to spread. Have a look at our list of impacted...

Sega Ages, Fantasy (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Take command of the spaceship Opa-Opa and blast your way through various fantastical levels as you try to take out all the enemy bases in each stage. Once you’ve destroyed the bases, you’ll have...

Trends in the Entertainment Industry (2020)

Tipstor® data reveals some of the biggest consumer trends for the entertainment industry as we head into 2020. Discover what can be learned from 8,000 global survey responses and thousands of social posts. Entertainment is...

Dave Chappelle, Sticks & Stones (Stand-Up): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Dave Chappelle takes on gun culture, the opioid crisis and the tidal wave of celebrity scandals in a defiant stand-up special filmed in Atlanta. Show: Dave Chappelle, Sticks & Stones REVIEW Dave Chappelle...

Top 5 Simple Cookbooks to Get You Through Quarantine

Whether you need comfort, have too many leftovers or don’t know what to do with your pantry ingredients, these books have you covered. 1. My Perfect Pantry: 150 Easy Recipes from 50 Essential Ingredients...

Top 5 Rated Songs of 2020 (So Far)

Here are the top rated songs of 2020: 1. Bad Bunny — “Safaera” An incredible feat of scope and production, Bad Bunny’s “Safaera” spans decades of influences, referencing Missy Elliott’s “Get Ur Freak On”...

Trainspotting (Soundtrack): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: The first of two Trainspotting discs is a prime example of the contemporary rock soundtrack, functioning as a useful keepsake of the 1996 British film smash and as a cohesive, eclectic listen in its own...

YouTube to Stream Tribeca, Cannes, Sundance Films for Free

The 10-day We Are One festival will feature movies from 20 of the world’s most famous film festivals. In light of the closures surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, YouTube announced on Monday a global film festival...

HBO Max Will Be on Apple TV

HBO Max will get an assist from Apple for the WarnerMedia streaming service’s May 27 debut, in a continuation of their “coopetition” arrangement. At launch, HBO Max will be available on Apple devices and fully integrated with the Apple...

Sports Illustrated Studios Bringing Magazine to TV, Film

Sports Illustrated is branching out into movies and television. Authentic Brands Group and 101 Studios announced on Tuesday that they will launch Sports Illustrated Studios as part of a joint venture between the two...

UNICEF Takes Audiences Around The World In Virtual Special

UNICEF USA will host their first ever streaming event on Saturday, May 9th at 8pm ET. “UNICEF Won’t Stop” will highlight UNICEF’s COVID-19 response, frontline workers and experts and the children UNICEF serves. The hour long special will be free...

IOS & Android (May 2020): Every New Game

Check out the full list: Forza Street (iOS, Android) – May 5 Sonic At The Olympic Games – Tokyo 2020 (iOS, Android) – May 7

The Boy In The Striped Pajamas (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: During World War II, 8-year-old Bruno (Asa Butterfield) and his family leave Berlin to take up residence near the concentration camp where his father (David Thewlis) has just become commandant. Unhappy and lonely,...

Comcast Profit Slides as Pandemic Hits Movies, Theme parks

Comcast’s net income slid in the first three months of the year as the coronavirus pandemic forced it to shut down its theme parks and its movies were kept out of shuttered theaters. Comcast...

Rilakkuma and Kaoru (Anime): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Rilakkuma and Kaoru is the quieter version of the excellent Aggretsuko, another Netflix anime that uses characters from popular stationery supplies. Where Aggretsuko jams to death metal to express office worker ennui, Rilakkuma and Kaoru plays what could only...

Mac & PC (May 2020): Every New Game

Check out the full list: Population Zero (PC) – May 5 Someday You’ll Return (PC) – May 5 Wavey The Rocket (PC) – May 7 Deep Rock Galactic (Xbox One, PC) – May 13 Super Mega Baseball 3 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch,...

Yakuza 0 (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Tokyo 1988. Getting rich is easy, the women are beautiful and everyone wants in on the action. It’s time to become Yakuza. The glitz, glamour, and unbridled decadence of the 80s are back...

Switch (May 2020): Every New Game

Check out the full list: Arcade Spirits (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch) – May 1 Lonely Mountains: Downhill (Switch) – May 7 Void Bastards (PlayStation 4, Switch) – May 7 Star Wars Episode I: Racer (PlayStation 4, Switch) – May 12 Super...

Money Heist (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: The Professor (Álvaro Morte) plans a major heist with the help of eight people in the Spanish crime drama series known as La Casa de Papel in Spain. Starring: Álvaro Morte, Úrsula Corberó, Pedro Alonso Show: Money...

Top 5 “Star Wars” Technologies Being Developed

We’re here to look at the science behind Star Wars, and how much of it is realistic, and even being developed today.  1. Battle Droids Droids are a staple of the Star Wars saga....

Playstation (May 2020): Every New Game

Check out the full list: Arcade Spirits (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch) – May 1 John Wick Hex (PlayStation 4) – May 5  Void Bastards (PlayStation 4, Switch) – May 7 Star Wars Episode I: Racer (PlayStation 4, Switch) – May 12...

Purple Rain (Soundtrack): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Featuring the debut of Prince’s first band -the Revolution, Purple Rain was a concerted effort to court rock audiences. The results were overwhelmingly positive, spawning two number-1 hits When Doves Cry and Let’s Go Crazy. The critics raved...

Toy Companies Are Reducing Their Carbon Footprint

Taking a toy out of the box can make a mess. Hardly eco-friendly, the process can yield more clutter from plastic and cardboard than the actual toy. But there are moves to change that...

XBox (May 2020): Every New Game

Check out the full list: Arcade Spirits (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch) – May 1 Deep Rock Galactic (Xbox One, PC) – May 13 Super Mega Baseball 3 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – May 13 Ion Fury (PlayStation 4,...

Hollywood Stars Say “You Are What You Eat”

Chris Pratt slimmed down for Guardians of the Galaxy with a lot of exercise, but he made sure to ditch one beverage and replace it with water. “Six months no beer,” Pratt captioned this Instagram post. Instead,...

Top 5 Animal Crossing “New Horizon” Tips (Novice)

Tips where to find Bunny Day eggs, how to get foreign fruit and when to sell turnips on your island in New Horizons, the latest installation of Animal Crossing. 1. Travel back in time...

AMC Theaters Axes Universal After It Releases “Trolls” on Demand

If you’ve been anywhere near a TV lately—and you probably have—you likely saw that, amidst theater closings and coronavirus lockdowns, Universal Pictures released Trolls World Tour via video-on-demand a few weeks back. Well, AMC Theatres, which...

Maleficent, Mistress of Evil: Behind The Scenes (Video)

A look behind the scenes of the movie “Maleficent.” Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials,...

A Chance To Join “The Office” Cast For a Virtual Coffee Date

Creed Bratton, Kate Flannery, Melora Hardin and Oscar Nunez, stars of the hit television show “The Office” are honored to team up for a great cause. The actors are partnering with Trueheart, a full-service creative agency that specializes...

Extraction (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) is a fearless black market mercenary with nothing left to lose when his skills are solicited to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But in the...

Top 5 Reasons Why “Rick & Morty” Is So Good

Even if you’ve only dipped into a few episodes of Rick and Morty, now’s the perfect time to get back on the bandwagon. Below you’ll find six reasons to approach it in a new light....

HBO (May 2020): Every New Movie & Show

Check out the full list: May 27 HBO Max OriginalsCraftopiaLegendaryLooney Tunes CartoonsLove LifeThe Not-Too-Late Show With ElmoOn the Record SeriesAnthony Bourdain: Parts UnknownBatwomanThe Big Bang TheoryThe BoondocksDoctor WhoDC’s Doom Patrol Season 1The Fresh Prince of...

Unorthodox (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: The four-part drama inspired by Deborah Feldman’s memoir, Esther “Esty” Shapiro (Shira Haas) flees her Hasidic Brooklyn home for life in Berlin, while her husband Yanky (Amit Rahav) and his cousin Moische (Jeff Wilbusch)...

Disney Plus (May 2020): Every New Movie & Show

Check out the full list: May 1 Awesome Animals Season 1Birth of Europe Season 1Bride of BoogedyBuried Secrets of the Bible with Albert Lin Season 1CAR SOS Seasons 1-7Disney Kirby Buckets Seasons 1-3George of the JungleHomeward Bound: The Incredible...

Freedom Finger (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Freedom Finger is a music driven, side-scrolling shooter featuring music by Aesop Rock, Red Fang, Com Truise, and more! Classic shmup gameplay blended with melee combat! You’re flying a spaceship shaped like a giant...

How To Fix “Destiny 2”

The way we see it, Bungie doesn’t understand what its players want: players want things to chase but describe the problem as “stuff to do.” While Bungie is giving players a lot of activities through bounties...

Amazon (May 2020): Every New Movie & Show

Check out the full list: May 1 10 Fingers of Steel (1973)A Cadaver Christmas (2011)Assassination Tango (2003)Best of Shaolin Kung Fu (1977)Who Saw Her Die? (1980)Crooked Hearts (1991)Escape From Alcatraz (1979)Eurocrime! The Italian Cop And Gangster Films That Ruled The ’70s (2014)Fearless...

Neon Genesis Evangelion (Anime): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: When violent monsters descend upon Earth to destroy humanity, a reluctant young man joins a small squad of pilots under the command of his cold and dictatorial father to drive back the menace...

NFL Draft Averages Record 8.4M Viewers Across 3 Days

Draft was must-see TV as the first significant live sporting event since the coronavirus pandemic ground everything to a halt. The draft averaged a record 8.4 million viewers over all three days, according to...

Hulu (May 2020): Every New Movie & Show

Check out the full list: May 1 Bloom: Complete Season 2 (Stan)A Life Less Ordinary (1997)Aeon Flux (2005)Assassination Tango (2003)Batman Begins (2005)Billy the Kid (2013)Brick Mansions (2014)Crooked Hearts (1991)Demolition Man (1993)Escape from Alcatraz (1979)Friday the 13th – Part III (1982)Friday the 13th Part IV: The...

Showtime: Which Shows Are Canceled? Which are Renewed?

Find out which of your favorite shows will live on and which you have to say goodbye to below. The Affair: Ended after five seasonsBack to Life: Renewed for Season 2 Billions: Renewed for Season 5...

Netflix (May 2020): Every New Movie & Show

Check out the full list:  May 1 All Day and a Night (Netflix Film)Almost Happy (Netflix Original)Get In (Netflix Film)Go! Go! Cory Carson: The Chrissy (Netflix Family)The Half of It (Netflix Film)Hollywood (Netflix Original)Into the Night (Netflix Original)Medici: The Magnificent Part 2...

Top 5 Lesser Known Movie Songs Of All Time

Some of our favorite songs also come from our favorite movies. But while much ink has been spilled on soundtracks and movie scenes scored with iconic songs, we’ve decided to highlight the songs not...

The Criterion Channel Is A Classic Movie Feast

The Criterion Channel, which launched last year in the wake of the shuttering of the Turner Classic Movies-Criterion Collection collaboration Filmstruck, is the streaming arm of the Criterion Collection, the highly regarded maker of robust...

“Deadpool”: Behind The Scenes (Video)

A look behind the scenes of “Deadpool.” Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein)...

Top 5 Rated Nintendo Switch Games

We’ve whittled that list of 30 down to seven absolute stone-cold must own games on the Nintendo Switch. In fact, we are just going to say it: These are the seven best Nintendo Switch...

Ford v Ferrari (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car...

HBO Max Launching May 27

The streaming service HBO Max will launch May 27. HBO Max will be among the most expensive streaming services, at a price of $14.99 a month. WarnerMedia is hoping a deep library of HBO...

Fox: Which Shows Are Canceled? Which are Renewed?

Find out which of your favorite shows will live on and which you have to say goodbye to below. 9-1-1: Airing Season 39-1-1: Lone Star: Airing Season 1Almost Family: Airing Season 1Beat Shazam: Renewed for Season 4Bless the...

Time For Hollywood To Take More Chances

This year’s uproar over the lack of diversity among nominations in the highest-profile awards categories is the latest example Hollywood’s failure to recognize artistic diversity. The milestone nominations for best picture for “BlacKkKlansman” and “Black Panther” or...

Check Out All The Free Entertainment Content Online

Companies like Pure Barre and Peloton are offering free access to fitness classes. Amazon is giving away book classics like “The Call of the Wild” and “Emma,” and MasterClass has experts offering their wisdom...

To The Moon (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: To the Moon is an interactive storytelling and adventure game developed and published by Freebird Games. It was originally released for Microsoft Windows, with ports later being released for Mac OS X, Linux,...

Believe In “Dragon’s Lair” As A Film

Nearly 40 years after the classic game debuted in arcades, Ryan Reynolds and Netflix are teaming to bring it to the screen, but why didn’t such a popular franchise get a movie sooner? When...

Ozark (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: This drama series stars Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde, a financial planner who relocates his family from Chicago to a summer resort community in the Ozarks. With wife Wendy and their two kids in...

10 Anchor Tools To Help You Make a Great Podcast

Podcasting has never been as simple—or accessible—as it is with Anchor. Whether you’re recording your fourth podcast or your first, check out 10 Anchor tools below that can ease you through the entire process....

CBS: Which Shows Are Canceled? Which are Renewed?

Find out which of your favorite shows will live on and which you have to say goodbye to below. All Rise: Picked up for full first seasonThe Amazing Race: Renewed for Season 32 Big Brother: Renewed for...

The CW: Which Shows Are Canceled? Which are Renewed?

Find out which of your favorite shows will live on and which you have to say goodbye to below. The 100: Renewed for seventh and final seasonAll American: Renewed for Season 3Arrow: Airing eighth and final seasonBatwoman: Renewed...

NBC: Which Shows Are Canceled? Which are Renewed?

Find out which of your favorite shows will live on and which you have to say goodbye to below. America’s Got Talent: The Champions: Renewed for Season 2A.P. Bio: Renewed for Season 3 and moving to...

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”: Behind The Scenes (Video)

A look behind the scenes of the award winning tv series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”. Detective Jake Peralta, a talented and carefree cop with the best arrest record, has never had to follow the rules too...

ABC: Which Shows Are Canceled? Which are Renewed?

Find out which of your favorite shows will live on and which you have to say goodbye to below. America’s Funniest Home Videos: Renewed through Season 31American Housewife: Airing Season 4American Idol: Renewed for Season 18 (Season...

First Cow (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: A taciturn loner and skilled cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee)...

Mattel, Hasbro and Lego Help Stressed Families with Donations

Lego, Hasbro and Mattel have all started initiatives to donate to family-focused organizations or inspire parents with fun activities for their kids while they’re stuck at home. Here’s what each of the companies are...

Hulu: Which Shows Are Canceled? Which are Renewed?

Find out which of your favorite shows will live on and which you have to say goodbye to below. The Bisexual: PendingCastle Rock: PendingDollface: Renewed for Season 2Future Man: Renewed for third and final seasonThe Handmaid’s Tale: Renewed for...

Bayonetta & Vanquish (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of two PlatinumGames cult classics with the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle. Bayonetta: Experience the genesis of the Bayonetta series with the cult classic, original action-adventure game. Vanquish:...

HBO: Which Shows Are Canceled? Which are Renewed?

Find out which of your favorite shows will live on and which you have to say goodbye to below. A Black Lady Sketch Show: Renewed for Season 2Avenue 5: Renewed for Season 2Ballers: Canceled after five...

The Good Fight (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: The series picks up one year after the events in the final episode of “The Good Wife.” After a financial scam destroys the reputation of young lawyer Maia Rindell and wipes out her...

Think About Becoming A YouTuber

Thing about starting a successful career on YouTube. To start your YouTube career you will need equipment that compliments the kind of content channel you’re promoting. For example a gaming channel you’ll need a...

Apple TV+: Which Shows Are Canceled? Which are Renewed?

Find out which of your favorite shows will live on and which you have to say goodbye to below. Dickinson: Renewed for Season 2For All Mankind: Renewed for Season 2Little America: Renewed for Season 2 ahead...

Top 5 Shows Online You Can Watch for Free Right Now

Clear your schedule for a bit and then check out the Top 5 best shows you can stream for free below. 1. “Battlestar Galactica” Watch it on: SyfyA reimagining of the kitschy original series, Syfy’s Battlestar...

Disney+: Which Shows Are Canceled? Which are Renewed?

Find out which of your favorite shows will live on and which you have to say goodbye to below. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: Renewed for Season 2The Mandalorian: Renewed for Season 2The World...

Top 5 Rated Books to Read Based on Popular TV Shows

Though a trying time, the beginning of April also marks a new chapter in spring reading, with new books offering similar storylines to current popular shows. 1. If You Love “Outlander”… Book to Read: A...

Netflix: Which Shows Are Canceled? Which are Renewed?

Find out which of your favorite shows will live on and which you have to say goodbye to below. 3%: Renewed for a fourth and final season13 Reasons Why: Renewed for fourth and final season1983: PendingAJ...

Rolling Thunder Revue, Dylan Story (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part...

Amazon Prime: Which Shows Are Canceled? Which are Renewed?

Find out which of your favorite shows will live on and which you have to say goodbye to below. Absentia: Renewed for Season 3Bosch: Renewed for seventh and final seasonThe Boys: Renewed for Season 2Carnival Row: Renewed for...

Disney Plus: More Originals Coming

The release timing of some Disney Plus originals is hazy. In some cases, the company has announced plans for originals without any indication of when they’ll come out:  She-Hulk series, a Marvel original about...

Persona 5 Royal (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Prepare for an all-new RPG experience in Persona 5 Royal based in the universe of the award-winning series, Persona! Don the mask of Joker and join the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. Break free...

Stadia’s Launch Was an Expensive Beta Test

We’ve been a Stadia optimist from the start. It had less to do with any particular faith in Google, a company infamous for starting ambitious projects and scuttling them when faced with short term...

Little America (TV Show) Tipstor® Pick

Summary: An anthology of funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring, and surprising stories about the lives of immigrants in the United States. Show: Little America Creators: Lee Eisenberg, Sian Heder Genre(s): Comedy REVIEW It’s a funny and bittersweet series,...

Media Giants Make Smaller Moves for Survival in Streaming Era

Over the past few months, a number of developments have emerged for traditional media companies that indicate a spirit of reinvention and experimentation is spreading across the industry. There’s a new willingness to take...

Disney Plus: Year One & Two Original Movies

Generally speaking, you can count on Disney Plus to be the exclusive streaming home for all of Disney’s theatrical releases in 2019 and beyond. It also has original shows and films, and a big library of...

Use Netflix Party To Watch Movies With Family & Friends

The free browser extension will let you play and pause Netflix shows in sync with your friends. Everyone in your group needs a Netflix account In order for this to work, everyone you send...

Now Is The Time To Launch A Hollywood Career

Last November, 400,000 writers from around the world agreed to spend a month with their friends writing novels. They met in libraries and cafés, cheered on by 1,000 volunteers. One writer, a 20-year-old college...

Disney Plus: Original Shows to Come in First Year

Within its first year, Disney will have more than 25 original episodic series and more than 10 original movies, documentaries and specials. The Mandalorian’s second season will premiere on the service within the first...

Pandemic Puts Spotlight on the Value and Importance of Local TV

Even in a hyperconnected and overheated media environment in which news is available online in a nanosecond, survey after survey by Pew Research Center and others confirm that nearly half the country still gets...

Nioh 2 (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Master the lethal arts of the samurai as a mysterious half-human, half-supernatural Yokai warrior, in this challenging action RPG sequel. Explore violent Sengoku-era Japan and the deadly Dark Realm, both plagued with grotesque, merciless...

Hulu (April 2020): Every New Movie & Show

Check out the full list:  April 1 Kabukicho Sherlock: Complete Season 1 (DUBBED) (Funimation) 60 Days In: Narcoland: Complete Season 1 (A&E) 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?: Complete Season 4 (TLC) Alone: Complete...

My Brilliant Friend (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Filmed in Italian, the eight-episode drama centers on elderly author Elena Greco, who learns that the most important friend in her life, Lila Cerullo, has disappeared without a trace. It causes Elena to reflect...

Netflix (April 2020): Every New Movie & Show

Check out the full list:  April 1 April 2 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll April 3 Coffee & Kareem  La Casa de Papel: Part...

New $292 Million Film & TV Studios to Be Built in England

The Creative District Improvement Company has teamed up with property developers Quinn Estates to invest £250 million ($292 million) in Ashford International Studios, a new film and TV studios in Ashford, South-East England, which they say...

When Will the Academy Start Acknowledging Asian Actors?

“Parasite” made history as the first foreign language film to ever win the Academy Award for best picture, in addition to taking home three other awards for best director, best international feature film and...

Disney Plus: Year One Library Highlights

Marvel will add at least another two movies to the catalog: Avengers: Infinity War – June 25 Ant-man and the Wasp – July 29 Star Wars will complete its full motion-picture library by adding: Solo – July...

Miss Americana (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: A look at iconic pop artist Taylor Swift during a transformational time in her life as she embraces her role as a singer/songwriter and harnesses the full power of her voice. Starring: Taylor Swift...

Late-night Talk Show Hosts Going Low Tech

Jimmy Fallon is doing mini-episodes from his house too, with cameos from his kids and video chat appearances from the likes of Lin-Manuel Miranda on Thursday’s show.  Similarly, Trevor Noah will be doing shortened versions of The...

“Vibe Check” TikTok Videos Taking the Internet by Storm

A series of short videos known as “Vibe Check” — originally posted to TikTok by Brigham Young University senior Daniel Spencer — has become a sensation. Suffice it to say, this is exactly the kind of ineffably...

“Pokemon Go”‘s Battle League Gears Up (Video)

Pokemon Go’s competitive player vs. player (PvP) scene is entering its first official season. Different leagues limiting the type of Pokemon that can enter, specifically the amount of CP (combat points, a monster’s strength)...

Global Entertainment Market Hit Record $100 Billion in 2019

The global entertainment market hit $100 billion for the first time in 2019 as streaming kept making huge gains, according to the Motion Picture Association’s annual snapshot.  While box office revenue was only up...

Doom Eternal (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: DOOM Eternal is the direct sequel to 2016’s DOOM. Developed by id Software, DOOM Eternal delivers the ultimate combination of speed and power, along with the next leap in push-forward, first-person combat. As the...

Disney Junior’s “Mira, Royal Detective” is India-inspired

The newest cartoon on Disney Junior, “Mira, Royal Detective” – an Indian girl, has all the hallmarks one would expect from a children’s show — a smart, resourceful lead character, entertaining sidekicks, and a...

Movies Getting Early Digital Releases

Several film studios are taking proactive measures to ensure their newest movie releases are still seen by as many people as possible. Here’s a rundown of movies that are hitting on-demand services ahead of...

Festivals Aren’t the End-All-Be-All of Distribution

There isn’t any one distribution model that fits all films. We liken it to the economy. You have the rich people in control, the poor people and then a huge middle class. There’s not...

Onward: Behind the Scenes (Video)

A look behind the scenes of “Onward” with Tom Holland and Chris Pratt. Two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on an journey to discover if there is still a little magic...

Apple Arcade Keeps Chugging Along

Although the number of games added to Apple’s subscription-based service has certainly died down, the weekly releases continue to go strong. Last month four new games were added. They include the food-based survival game Butter...

The Way Back (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) once had a life filled with promise. In high school, he was a basketball phenom with a full university scholarship, when suddenly, for reasons unknown, he walked away from the...

Marvel and Netmarble Partner For “Marvel: Future Revolution” (Video)

Marvel and Netmarble are pairing up once again for Marvel: Future Revolution, the comic giant’s first open world role-playing game exclusively on mobile. The game is a follow-up to 2015’s Marvel: Future Fight.  Future Revolution‘s story...

Make Room for Scrabble Go on Mobile

A team-up between Hasbro, Mattel and Scopely is bringing the Classic Scrabble board game to mobile. As a free-to-play game, Scrabble GO offers a classic mode that brings the traditional word assembling strategies to phones, while...

GWENT Arrives to Android

After a year since the initial mobile announcement, CD Projekt Red finally announced a released date of March 24 for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game on Android. The card-based game set in the world of The Witcher was...

Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: The little spirit Ori is no stranger to peril, but when a fateful flight puts the owlet Ku in harm’s way, it will take more than bravery to bring a family back together, heal...

Players in China Get Addiction Warnings For Too Much “Fortnite”

Fortnite players in China could soon be getting messages telling them to stop playing after three hours. This is part of the country’s clampdown on gaming addiction, and follows a previous law that stops children from gaming...

Visible, Out On Television (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: The documentary series narrated by Janet Mock, Margaret Cho, Asia Kate Dillon, Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Waithe features archival footage and new interviews to look at LGBTQ characters on television and the...

Marketing Tip: Start the Conversation

Reach out to these influencers by developing meaningful, on-going relationships. Someone who mentions your movie acts as a recommendation—and if they do it more than once it’s very sincere promotion. Be sure your movie...

Sonic At The Olympic Games

A Sonic-only version of Nintendo Switch title Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is headed to mobile. With the removal of the Mario-themed elements and characters, Sonic at the Olympic Games features 16 Sonic-based playable...

Nintendo Games Generate the Most Movie Interest from Hollywood

As Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog races past the $200 million mark at the global box office, Hollywood is looking ahead to a number of other video game adaptations on the horizon. Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. and Namco’s Pac-Man top the...

Onward (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: In a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers, Ian & Barney Lightfoot (Tom Holland & Chris Pratt), embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out...

“Mario Kart Tour” Multiplayer (Video)

After two trial runs, multiplayer is officially launching in Mario Kart Tour on Sunday. Three main modes will be included at launch. The first allows you to partner with friends online or with those nearby, while...

“Angry Birds” Hits the Tennis Court

A very different spinoff of the Angry Birds series sees the colorful avians grab their tennis rackets and hit the court. Angry Birds Tennis quietly released on iOS this past week as a free-to-play game, but only in...

Two Point Hospital (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Two Point Hospital is a business simulation game developed by Two Point Studios and published by Sega for Linux, MacOS and Microsoft Windows. Console versions are available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and...

Berlin Market Pushes for Environmental Sustainability

Alongside efforts to cut its carbon footprint, Berlin’s market and film festival are focusing on improving the mental well-being of people working in the industry. EFM took several concrete steps this year to reduce...

Netflix Strikes Deals With Six Anime Creators in Japan

Netflix is partnering with six different Japanese creators in order to expand its slate of original anime content. Among the deals are ones with Clamp, the female manga collective that was responsible for the “Cardcaptor Sakura” franchise....

Star Wars, The Rise of Skywalker: Behind The Scenes (Video)

A look behind the scenes of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” The surviving members of the resistance face the First Order once again, and the legendary conflict between the Jedi and the Sith...

Walmart Confirms Launch of Rival to Amazon’s Prime

Walmart confirmed it’s developing a competitor to Amazon’s juggernaut Prime membership program. The company declined on Thursday to offer details, but a spokeswoman said it will be called Walmart+. The initiative comes as Walmart...

The Invisible Man (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood...

Ecology Styles Grace Paris Fashion Week

Models wearing animal outfits joined the finale of Stella McCartney’s fur-free and leather-free show Monday, as the British-American designer continued to shine a light on the environment and animal cruelty in the industry. The...

Smithsonian Unleashes 3 Million Images into the Public Domain

The Smithsonian Institution is making 2.8 million high-resolution and 3D images available to all, the organization said Tuesday.    The images come from across the Smithsonian’s libraries, archives, museums, research centers and more, and are...

Kentucky Route Zero (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Kentucky Route Zero is a magical realist adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky. An antique furniture delivery man trying to make his small shop’s last delivery gets lost along...

AT&T Launches Online TV Service

AT&T is launching a new internet-delivered TV service Monday as it struggles with a shrinking DirecTV satellite business. The new service, AT&T TV, will have most of the same channels offered on DirecTV, but...

“Tomb Raider” (2018): Behind The Scenes (Video)

A look behind the scenes of the movie “Tomb Raider.” Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished years earlier. Hoping to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance,...

Spotify Launches Playlists For Pets

Spotify has made playlists and a podcast for dogs to listen to in their owners’ absence, after finding that nearly 74% of pet-owners play music for their animals. The Swedish audio-streaming business company said...

“Mulan”: Behind The Scenes (Video)

A look behind the scenes of “Mulan”. To save her ailing father from serving in the Imperial Army, a fearless young woman disguises herself as a man to battle northern invaders in China.

Jane Goodall’s “The Book of Hope” Coming in 2021

Jane Goodall’s next book will be a tribute to her enduring optimism. Celadon Books announced that Goodall’s “The Book of Hope” will be published in fall 2021. The project is a collaboration with Doug...

The Photograph (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: When famed photographer Christina Eames unexpectedly dies, she leaves her estranged daughter Mae Morton (Issa Rae) hurt, angry and full of questions. When a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box is found, Mae...

Why Your Brand Designer Asks So Many Questions

A Great Brand Design Is Built on a Solid Foundation The visual identity of a business can’t just be what someone thinks looks good. An effective brand must: accurately represent the business; engage positive...

CBS Streaming Service Adding Viacom, Paramount Videos

ViacomCBS is planning a new streaming service that will combine the existing CBS All Access service with Paramount movies and shows from Viacom channels such as MTV and BET. This means adding content from...

Greta Thunberg Book Details Her Autism Struggles

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was “slowly disappearing into some kind of darkness” as she struggled with autism in her pre-teen years, according to a new book written by her mother. Malena Ernman details her...

Alien: Isolation (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Game: Alien: Isolation Developer: Creative Assembly, Feral Interactive Genre(s): Action Adventure, Survival Rating: M REVIEW Alien:...

Better Call Saul (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Jimmy decides to practice law as Saul Goodman and it changes everything. The evolution of “Breaking Bad” lawyer Saul Goodman is the focus of this prequel to the hit series. Starring: Bob Odenkirk, Michael McKean, Jonathan Banks...

HBO on YouTube

Live TV streaming service YouTube TV has announced that premium channels HBO and Cinemax will be is coming to its service this spring.  AT&T and YouTube TV announced this morning that its newly expanded carriage agreement will also...

What is Byte?

Byte was developed by Vine co-founder Dom Hoffman. Since the app is still new, it’s currently only available on Android and iOS. Even though Byte had a run-in with bots shortly after launch, it still reported a promising first week...

Sonic The Hedgehog (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Sonic navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim...

“Tomorrow Never Dies”: Storyboards (Video)

You should always storyboard stunts for extra safety. It will help your coordinators too. Wardrobe decided to change both costumes. Scene: Banner Escape Storyboards by Martin Asbury for Roger Spottiswoode’s Tomorrow Never Dies. Synopsis: Media...

Europe Challenges for Global Digital Dominance

The EU recently unveiled a landmark digital strategy that it hopes will establish Europe as a global tech leader over the next decade and beyond. In the strategy, Europe outlined plans for boosting its “fair and...

Dreams (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Dreams is the space you go to where you go to play and experience the dreams of Media Molecule and its community. It’s also a space in which to create your own dreams, whether...

Marketing Tip: The Publicity Stunt (Video)

By definition, remarkable things get remarked upon. We are a strong believer that word of mouth is the most powerful form of marketing. If you want to leverage viral marketing of any sorts, you...

High Fidelity (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Rob, a record-store owner in the rapidly gentrified Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, revisits past relationships through music and pop culture while trying to get over her one true love. Starring: Zoë Kravitz, Jake...

The Average Budget of a European Film is $2.2 Million

The average mean budget of a European film was $3.53 million. However, the median figure of $2.2 million is more representative for the majority of European films. Average budgets differed widely among countries, and...

What is TikTok?

TikTok was developed by Chinese company ByteDance, and launched in the US in 2017. You can download TikTok for free on iOS, Android or from the Amazon app store. Videos will automatically start playing on the app and you...

Amazon is Ramping Up on Sci-Fi TV Shows (Video)

Amazon has recently found success with sci-fi programming like “The Boys” and “The Expanse,” and it’s part of the company’s larger TV strategy for its streaming component, Prime Video. Amazon appears to be ramping up its efforts in...

Birds of Prey (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley...

Film / TV Distribution Agreement Tip

In order to sell the right to distribute a film, a production company must enter into one or more acquisition and distribution agreements with a distributor. There are a number of different forms such...

Journey to the Savage Planet (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: In this colorful, co-op adventure game you play as the newest recruit to Kindred Aerospace. Dropped onto an uncharted planet with little equipment, you must determine if this planet is fit for human habitation...

BoJack Horseman (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: A humanoid horse, BoJack Horseman — lost in a sea of self-loathing and booze — decides it’s time for a comeback. Once the star of a ’90s sitcom, in which he was the...

China has Shut Most Movie Theaters

China has shut down most of its movie theaters in response to the Wuhan coronavirus and it could have massive repercussions on the film industry The deadly Wuhan coronavirus is taking a toll on...

Use Social Competitions & Quizzes to Promote your Project

It may not be the most innovative way of driving engagement online, but quizzes and competitions are a good balance of low risk and high reward. They virtually never fail to drum up buzz,...

The Gentlemen (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: The Gentlemen follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers...

Hollywood Dietitians Recommend Having Eggs For Breakfast On-Set

We have to have eggs every day. We like a farmer’s breakfast: two over-easy eggs, turkey bacon or pork sausage, sliced avocado, and grilled tomatoes. To keep your energy levels up until lunch, you...

Pre-sale Financing

Before or during production, a producer may go to various distributors for commitments to distribute the film after it is made. To work effectively, such commitments must include advances or minimum guarantees which may...

New Media, VOD & Streaming Distribution Tip

New media (such as Internet, mobile and over-the-top (OTT) devices), cable and satellite generate significant revenues. Due to the increasing penetration of smart phone subscriptions, availability of high-speed data connectivity, and the rise of...

The Walking Dead, Saints & Sinners (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Saints & Sinners is a game unlike any other in The Walking Dead universe. Every challenge you face and decision you make is driven by YOU. Fight the undead, scavenge through the flooded ruins...

Star Trek, Picard (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Retired admiral Jean-Luc Picard — still deeply affected by the loss of Lieutenant Commander Data and the destruction of Romulus — steps into the next chapter of his life. Starring: Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones ...

“Alien”: Storyboards (Video)

Ridley Scott did not draw stick figures here, and while he probably picked up some pretty slick storyboarding skills when he attended the Royal College of Art, it doesn’t mean you should throw in...

Distribution Tip: Hit The Festivals

First of all, you need to make a film that has a universal appeal if you want to venture out into the global market. After completely understanding the type and genre of film that...

How Digital Marketing Helps Promote Entertainment Projects

Search Engine Marketing (SEM) is one of the most effective ways to find interested clients. This form of advertising puts your brand in front of potential customers just as they are researching companies like...

Bad Boys for Life (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride. Starring: Alexander Ludwig, Anthony Molinari, Athena Akers, Carlos Guerrero, Charles Melton, D.J. Khaled, David Moretti, Derrick Gilbert, Emily Towles, Happy Anderson, Ivo Nandi, Jacob Scipio, Jaies Baptiste, Jennifer Badger, Joe...

How Hollywood Prepares Perfect Craft Service Steaks On-Set

Reverse-sear your steak: Start in a low heated oven and slow-roast to your desired doneness, then finish in a hot cast-iron skillet. It gives you better internal temperature control and produces an awesome brown...

Film Production Loans

Since most distribution agreements do not immediately result in up-front cash to the filmmaker to pay for the costs of principal photography and post-production, the production company must use the distribution agreement as collateral...

Television Syndication Pre-sale

Television syndication also provides a production company with pre-sale financing. If the distributor is a financially sound company, the production company can obtain a production loan using the syndication agreement as collateral. The amount...

Dragon Ball Z, Kakarot (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Relive the story of Goku in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot! Beyond the epic battles, experience life in the Dragon Ball Z world as you fight, fish, eat, and train with Goku. Explore the new...

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: After an unusual event, whip-smart computer coder Zoey Clarke magically begins to hear people’s innermost wants and desires through popular songs. Suddenly, strangers, friends, co-workers and family are unknowingly singing their feelings — just...

What is Standard Dolby Vision? (Video)

When you see that the movie is playing in Standard or Digital, this is your typical experience. If you pay the minimum rate at the theatre, and just ask for the regular ticket, this...

Movie Distribution Tip: Hire a Good Agent

Many-a-times it becomes absolutely impossible to find your market all on your own. You need to hire the right agent who can connect with markets all over the globe. This makes the film distribution...

Marketing Your Project is Everything

Marketing is such a huge element of his job that Mansfield refers to Monterey Media as a marketing company that is also an independent film distributor. “It’s not about getting the film on Amazon...

Just Mercy (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: After graduating from Harvard, Bryan Stevenson heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or those not afforded proper representation. One of his first cases is that of Walter McMillian, who is sentenced...

First-Look Film Deals

In a “first-look” deal, a movie studio, network, TV studio or production company may contract with an independent producer to get first dibs on the producer’s next projects. The first-look agreement gives the studio...

The Risk of Film Distribution Pre-sales

Pre-sale as a strategy to finance movies is risky business – to the producer on the one hand, and the distributor on the other (in particular, for independent foreign distributors who are worried about...

Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Luigi’s Mansion 3 is an action-adventure game developed by Next Level Games and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It is the sequel to Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and the third installment...

7 Hollywood Tips for Finding Cheap Flights

You probably already know this, but it bears repeating: buying your flights early can save you lots of money According to CheapAir.com’s annual airfare study, if you book between seven and 13 days ahead of...

The Outsider (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: The adaptation of Stephen King’s novel about the investigation into the murder of an 11-year-old boy in the Georgia woods by local police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn) and Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo), a...

“Jurassic Park”: Storyboards (Video)

The notes help lead you into each new shot. Multiple slides (or cells) for can be used for a single shot, especially if you plan to linger a bit. Scene: Raptor Attack Storyboards by...

Email Trends: Use Bold Typography to Market Your Project

Here are some examples of brands getting their message across with typography that’s big, bold, and beautiful. MADE Many retailers rely on the power of product imagery to catch subscribers’ attention. But does every...

Uncut Gems (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler, is always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall...

What is a Production-Financing-Distribution Agreement?

The Production-Financing-Distribution Agreement is used by a studio or mini-major to finance production of a film. In return for the financing, the studio acquires the distribution rights and substantial equity in the project. The...

International Film Sales Agent Tips

A good international sales agent is the conduit to the distribution of an indie film outside of its country of origin. An international sales agent will brand the film to the foreign markets, territories and all media...

Arise, A Simple Story (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Set out on an emotional journey through the bittersweet lives of two people where memories come alive and time bends to your will. Lose yourself in moments of happiness and overcome every hardship as...

Dracula 2020 (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to meet a new client and finalise the sale of a stately house in London, but finds himself trapped in a terrifying maze-like castle of undead brides with...

What is Aspect Ratio? A Formula for Framing Success

The shape of your image is dictated by its aspect ratio. In the early days, there was only one option while today there are many. Understanding the power of aspect ratio has on your...

Funding Tip: Form a Project LLC

We can’t stress enough that you are going to need real legal representation to help you through the process of garnering investors for your entertainment project.  This post will offer an overview, but the...

The Hollywood Diet Includes A Big Pot Of Veggie Soup

Stay away from over-processed meats. Inexpensive and unprocessed foods like beans, rice, nuts and grains are far healthier than modern convenience foods, like soda and processed breads and cheeses. We also suggests preparing for the...

Cheap Web Design Will Cost Your Project

Running a movie production is expensive. It seems like someone else has their hands in your pocket every time you take a step. Watching dollars fly out the door to your various service providers...

Spies In Disguise (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is … not. But when events take an unexpected turn, this...

Distribution Tip: Try The Unconventional

Do not stick to tried and tested methods when it comes to Film Distribution. Reach out to an unknown territory or a new online channel. Who knows you could get lucky! There are thousands...

The Legend Of Heroes, TCS III (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: The end of the civil war led to the turning point of a new era for the Erebonian Empire. Centering on Rean Schwarzer as the Ashen Chevalier, the young man who came to be...

Undone (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: The rotoscope animation from Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg follows 28-year-old Alma (Rosa Salazar) as she seeks answers to her father’s death after an accident nearly kills her and discovers an ability to travel...

Recipe for the Ideal Web Page To Market Your Project

Every movie website has its purpose. And, whether that’s to sell a product or enhance a brand, it needs to have the right mix of components to create the ideal web page. These ingredients, when...

1917 (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy...

Star Ocean, First Departure R (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Space Date: 346. From a power yet undiscovered, a new generation will be born. Our tale begins on the primitive planet of Roak where Roddick lives in the peaceful and uneventful town of Kratus....

The Witcher (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Monster hunter Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), sorceress Yennefer (Anya Cholatra), and Princess Ciri (Freya Allan) must learn to work together to survive as they journey through the Continent in the fantasy series based...

TV Commercials: Make Sure To Rehearse Blocking

When you move from scene to scene, you should consider running a rehearsal on-set for blocking (an actor’s movement through the scene). While full rehearsals can drain an actor emotionally before the camera rolls,...

Bootstrapping: Get Paid to Shop Online

Sign up for a MyPoints account, and you’ll earn points for every dollar you spend when you go to MyPoints Amazon. If you’re already shopping on Amazon, you might as well make money while...

10 Tips for Working With Hollywood Spokespeople

10 tips for brands who use celebrities as spokespeople: Be specific in your legal agreement with exactly what is expected of the celebrity. Establish the number of appearances and number of production dates.  Set a...

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: No one’s ever really gone… Rey’s journey continues and the Skywalker saga concludes in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Starring: Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Billie Lourd, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, Dominic Monaghan, Greg Grunberg, Ian McDiarmid, John Boyega, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly...

Low-Budget Filmmaker’s Ideal Equipment List

If you opened a low-budget director’s travel bag, you’d find the following:  Canon T2i DSLR Camera The whole film can be shot with this camera at 1080p, 24fps. While it’s not a high-end camera...

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Civilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against historys greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test...

The Mandalorian (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) travels the galaxy, out of reach of the New Republic after the fall of the Empire in Disney+’s first Star Wars live-action series. Starring:  Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers, Rio Hackford Show: The...

8 Websites to Find a Storyboard Artists

Looking to storyboard your project? A great storyboard not only excites talent, crew, and clients, but also aligns your production departments behind the vision. We’ve compiled our top 8 websites to help you find...

The 12 Slides you Need in Your Film Investment Pitch

There’s a certain formula for creating a successful slideshow for investors. These presentations (Generally referred to as “Decks” in Silicon Valley) have been honed to tell the story of your company. Investors are used...

Hosting A Stress-Free Hollywood Wrap Party

The hardest thing about dinner is getting everything to the table hot at the same time. I plan a menu that has one thing roasted in the oven (like rack of lamb), one thing...

Involve Your Audience In Making Your Film (Video)

In the months leading up to the launch of The Dark Knight, Warner Brothers launched the award-winning “Why so Serious?” campaign, which brought Gotham City to life. The video below shows how the campaign encouraged...

“Star Wars, A New Hope”: Storyboards (Video)

Scene: A Galaxy Far, Far Away George Lucas did a storyboard for the title sequence. C3PO looks really different in these. Tougher. Lucas knew how he wanted that final shot. Storyboards by George Lucas...

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist...

Challenges of Movie Distribution Pre-sales

Many independent films nowadays are already pre-sold by the time they have the actual festival premiere. Distributors are becoming more inclined to acquire movies at the script stage, because the competition for independent films...

Disney Classic, Aladdin and the Lion King (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Two Disney games make their long-awaited return to modern consoles in Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King. This package of Disney classics is filled with tons of new features, enhancements, game modes,...

Harley Quinn (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: The animated comedy series follows Harley Quinn (voiced by Kaley Cuoco) after her break up with the Joker as she looks to become the “Queenpin” of Gotham and join the Legion of Doom with...

How to Create a Teaser Trailer on a Budget

Low Budget Teaser Trailers Think about the type of teaser trailer you want to create. For low budget projects, videos can be used to build awareness, foster engagement (motivation to buy/rent, get involved, etc.) and educate. There are...

The Twilight Saga New Moon (Soundtrack): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: The soundtrack to the second movie of the teen vampire book series features a remixed song from Muse’s current album “The Resistance” and new songs from Death Cab For Cutie, The Killers, Bon Iver,...

Bootstrapping: Make Extra Cash On Amazon

You can sell items on Amazon through its Fulfillment by Amazon program, complete small tasks for others through Mechanical Turk or sell T-shirt designs on Merch by Amazon. How much can you make? Your income through Amazon will...

Knives Out (Movie): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From...

Terminator Resistance (Game): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: This story takes place in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, nearly 30 years after Judgement Day, and stars a brand new hero in the Terminator universe, Jacob Rivers, a soldier in the Resistance led by...

Dollface (TV Show): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: Recently dumped by her boyfriend, Jules (Kat Dennings) has to rebuild her relationships with the friends she had shut out before in this comedy created by writer Jordan Weiss. Starring:  Kat Dennings, Brenda Song, Shay Mitchell ...

6 Practical Tips to Creating Content with Greater Impact

1. Start with a purpose Creating content for a daily Facebook post or for an upcoming blog article? Either way, it’s important to take time to define your project goals before you begin designing...

Do Brand Guidelines Matter?

Yes. Wow, that was easy and you didn’t even have to read anything! Just for fun, let’s expand upon that answer. In order to truly understand how important brand guidelines are, you must first understand why they are...

How to Identify, Grow, and Retain Your Fan Base

Your Social Media Channels can help you to filter for anyone who has a lot of activity and engagement in your digital media messaging.  How can you identify your multichannel audience? Try filtering for...

13 Tips to Get Your Film Noticed

For small businesses operating on a shoestring budget, it can be tempting to save money by not setting aside funds for marketing. But if your marketing strategy is to rely on word of mouth...

5 Hollywood Networking Tips When You’re an Introvert

1. Network and make connections online Connecting with people online before you meet them can be really helpful.  Connect with other event attendees on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and social media platforms before an event....

Bootstrapping: Make Money Through Social Media Platforms

Consider becoming an Instagram influencer. You can make money from sponsored posts and affiliate marketing. Then branch out and make money through YouTube advertising. How much can you make? It’ll depend, but a fellow...

So Your New Website is Live. Now What?

You’ve had a whirlwind few months – going back and forth with designers, developers, writers, and project managers to ensure your new website is beautiful and functional. Every last icon, image, letter, and pixel has been...

Stay Fit In Hollywood, Stop Eating Sugar!

Alec Baldwin was a pre-diabetic when he met his then-girlfriend Hilaria, but he didn’t even know it. He admitted, however, that when he was done shooting 30 Rock he would eat pints of ice cream. He...

Blockchain for Charity Fundraising: Behind the Buzzword

Blockchain is a revolutionary technology that could have a huge impact on the charity sector and philanthropy, helping to manage and distribute funds in a secure and transparent way. Businesses and governments are already using...

3 Tips To Grow Your LinkedIn Network

We aren’t worried if we haven’t met you in person when connecting on LinkedIn. After all, we are almost at capacity with nearly 10,000 LinkedIn connections.  1. Help Me, Help You If you are...

8 Best Practices for Hollywood Event Fundraising

Some might think a celebrity charity event is a one-size-fits-all type of thing. But, in reality, celebrities and charities have many reasons for hosting an event. 1. Start with a clear goal. Maybe you’re...

Bootstrapping: Trade in Items on Amazon and Earn Cash Rewards

Use the Amazon Trade-In program to earn gift cards on items you no longer use. Instead of taking your books, toys, or video games to a secondhand store, add trade-in items to your account and earn...

3 Website Management Tips Made Easy

When we design a website, there are always two important people in mind: the person who visits the website and the person who manages the website. Of course, the site has to appeal to...

Website Looks Aren’t Everything

Whether it be informational, transactional, or measured by leads and inquiries, every website has an objective. You might have the most stunning layout and site design in the world; the pride of your brand...

What are the Differences Between an Agent and a Manager

This again falls under the category of, “The only stupid question is the one not asked.” To some, the differences between agent and manager are as starkly contrasting as night and day. But rest...

5 Tips For Studying Film Abroad For Free

For the more traditional folk, national scholarships are a great way to get most (if not all) of your study-abroad expenses covered. Some scholarships may have niche requirements. But, hey, the more niche the...

10 Tips to Get Financing for a Film Project

For entrepreneurs with not much experience under their belts, the most obvious place to obtain a business loan might not be the place to go.  1. Bootstrapping With bootstrapping, entrepreneurs launch their businesses using...

Extra Cash: 4 Steps to Get Started Investing

Saving money is tough. So what if you could do it in a way where you wouldn’t even notice? 1. Pay Down Your Debt One Coin At a Time An app called Qoins can help you...

Bootstrapping: 4 Easy Ways to Start Investing for Extra Cash

Financial experts diversify their portfolios. Besides stocks and bonds, they invest in tangible assets like real estate that can produce income and grow in value over time. 1. Invest Fee-Free The Robinhood app is best known...

4 Ways for Indie Filmmakers to deal with Debt Collectors

If you receive any more calls or are asked for any information other than your family member’s location, you can file a complaint. A credit counseling agency is a nonprofit financial institution that will...

6 Legal Documents for Every New Film Company

A common mistake startup founders make is failing to put the proper business structure in place. While time is a precious resource for any startup, founders should prioritize putting these agreements into place to...

9 Best Chatbot Platform Tools for Your Project

These platforms simplicity make it ideal for entrepreneurs and marketers in smaller companies, while its technology makes it suitable for enterprise customers. 1. ChattyPeople Chattypeople is the best chatbot platform for creating an AI chatbot...

2 Tips Using Snapchat to Promote a Film Project

Does your small business’s target audience align with Snapchat’s user demographic? 1. Your target audience Snapchat’s demographic is users ages 16 to 24, but I predict this age range will drastically shift to 18...

4 Tips Film Projects Can Leverage Local News

Reporters and journalists are being filmed constantly and some of them have a large number of subscribers on their personal channels, as well as their news channel. 1. Leverage a news channel’s YouTube page....

5 Ways to Follow and Measure Your Content Engagement

When you’re first tracking your data analytics, it can be difficult to make sense of all the numbers in front of you when you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. While some goals...

Top 5 (Free) Time-Tracking Apps for Filmmakers

These time tracking apps make it easy to organize your time and clients’ information by name, address, hourly rates, or even different currencies. 1. Due Time Tracking Price: Free for Life Due is an extremely...

12 Free Online Learning Sites For Every Filmmaker

Learning to code can help entrepreneurs fix bugs if they don’t have a developer, or even go down the road of building their own website or products (such as apps). 1. CodeAcademy This great resource offers free...