Ridley Scott, the acclaimed director behind Blade Runner and Alien, is partnering with top YouTube channel Machinima to produce a series of science fiction short films. The future is here. Not the dark, gritty one that Scott himself has envisioned, but rather one where the film industry takes seriously the potential of YouTube channels and other online video platforms. As the top YouTube channel, Machinima is leading the way with this significant partnership for original content from one of Hollywood’s most noteworthy directors. The collaboration is centered around the cretion of 12 original short films for distribution on the Machinima Network, which reaches beyond YouTube to Facebook, Twitter and mobile platforms. Ridley Scott’s production company (RSA) will work with Machinima to choose directors from among its group. Scott will act as executive producer, alongside RSA president Jules Daly.
Ridley Scott and Machinima to Create 12 Original Sci-Fi Short Films
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).