Source: Wall Street Journal April 2, 2014, 4:54 PM ET Is Amazon a Sleeping TV Ad Giant? By:  MIKE SHIELDS   Did Amazon just quietly make a huge play for TV advertising with the introduction of their over-the-top streaming device Fire TV? For years, in the TV advertising world, marketers and [...]

Source: STREAMDaily BY MELITA KUBURAS MARCH 21, 2014   Vuguru has brought its high-action thriller The Millionaire Tour to U.S. audiences on Hulu and Hulu Plus. The film, starring and produced by Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings), is aimed at 18- to 34-year-old men, an audience that the streaming video platform already [...]

Source: Videoink Sahil Patel / Mar 19, 2014   Vuguru, the independent studio founded by former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, is releasing its feature-length film “The Millionaire Tour” on Hulu and Hulu Plus — the first time the film has been made available in the US. Starring Dominic Monaghan (“Lost”), the [...]

Vuguru’s Feature Film to Make Domestic Premiere Today   BEVERLY HILLS, CA (DATE) – Vuguru, the leading independent multi-platform studio, will bring the high-action thriller The Millionaire Tour, to U.S. audiences on Hulu and Hulu Plus. Starring and produced by Dominic Monaghan, The Millionaire Tour is a favorite among action [...]

Source: The VideoInk What will be the biggest issue going into the 2014 Digital Content Newfronts? What are your thoughts on this year’s list of presenters? Larry Tanz, CEO, Vuguru: “The digital distributors need to create a scarcity of time and inventory around the shows presented during the Newfronts. That’s [...]

Source: The VideoInk / Sahil Patel Multi-platform production studio Vuguru has inked a deal with Flipps to distribute a couple of its existing original series directly to the TV screen. Flipps is a cloud-based streaming service that delivers over-the-top content from mobile devices to connected TVs inside the same wireless [...]

Source: The VideoInk / Sahil Patel It’s an important thing to keep in mind as the online video industry as a whole continues to improve its standing in the entertainment ecosystem. With that in mind, here are all of the winners (in bold) for the 2014 IAWTV Awards. The biggest winners? [...]

Source: Dawn C. Chmielewski / Los Angeles Times The first of four serialized programs and a miniseries will appear on Netflix in 2015, featuring lesser-known Marvel comic book characters Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. Netflix is bulking up its programming with a roster of new Marvel superheroes. [...]

Source: Todd Spangler / Variety Digital studio Vuguru recruited Lauren Corrao, former president of original programming at Comedy Central, as chief creative officer to head up development of long-form programming. Corrao, who reports to CEO Larry Tanz, will oversee all creative for Vuguru and will lead its expansion into half- [...]

Source: Cynopsis Vuguru is thrilled to be nominated in several categories for the upcoming Cynopsis: Digital Model D Awards: Digital Studio/Production Company Vuguru Branded Integration in a Web Series: Comedy Little Women, Big Cars (Season 2) Web Series: Comedy Little Women, Big Cars (Season 2)Web Series: Drama The Booth at [...]

Source: Forbes / Jeff Bercovici On the eve of its fervently-hyped IPO, the micro-messaging service has a radical plan for nabbing the ad dollars it needs to thrive: helping TV networks survive the digital media revolution. This is the cover story of the October 28, 2013 issue of Forbes. It’s [...]



Source: NY Mag The Fuzz makes it to #8 in NY Mag’s top things to see, hear, watch, and read this week! 8. Stream The Fuzz Puppet cops. Yahoo!’s latest attempt to reinvent itself is a potty-mouthed puppet crime show, set in a graffiti’d Brooklyn ghetto called “P-town,” where the [...]

Source: LA Times / Jim Peltz NASCAR’s popularity has dropped from its peak, and the sport’s entertainment marketing staff is seeking to attract the attention of a younger, more diverse audience. Driver Joey Logano is one of the young stars of NASCAR, and the racing series is eager to highlight [...]

Source: ESPN2 NASCAR Now Watch ‘Flat Out‘ star Dylan Kwasniewski on ESPN2′s NASCAR Now talking about the new show and what it means to be a teenage NASCAR driver: Watch ‘Flat Out’ on Aol On


Source: AP CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Las Vegas native Dylan Kwasniewski is into action sports, music and everything else that grabs the attention of a typical high school kid. He’s also the youngest driver to win the K&N Pro Series West championship. Seizing on an opportunity to introduce Kwasniewski to [...]

Source: Huffington Post What’s up everyone?? I’m Dylan Kwasniewski and my new show Flat Out launched today! You can watch all 10 episodes NOW only on AOL On at www.flatoutdk.com. The series follows me from this past spring and summer, capturing my life on and off the track as an [...]

Source: Variety Starting in November, Internet video site will let users download content for playback within 48-hour period Soon you’ll be able to order YouTube to go — and be able to watch videos even when you’re disconnected. Starting in November, a new feature for Google’s YouTube mobile apps will [...]

Source: Yahoo! Sports Editor’s note: Watch ‘Flat Out’ series here CHICAGO — It would be easy to look at Dylan Kwasniewski’s five-win season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and call it a seamless ride. That would be oversimplifying some very complex matters that reach outside the cockpit. In [...]


Source: Tubefilter Ghost Ghirls may be the most exciting (and, from what I’ve seen, the funniest) of Yahoo‘s fall comedy debuts, but the four other series that launched alongside it on September 9th deserve mention as well. Tiny Commando, The Fuzz, We Need Help, and Losing It With John Stamos [...]

Source: RedEye Yahoo! Screen premieres its fall comedy lineup beginning Monday at screen.yahoo.com with five new original comedies that range from silly to satirical. Yahoo also is launching new seasons of “SketchY!,” “The Flip Side” and “Sports Friends” as well as a mega-sized “Saturday Night Live” clip archive that includes [...]

Source: New York Times Bursts of Raw Comedy Holding Yahoo Hostage Yahoo! Screen Introduces Shows With Puppets and a Tiny Rambo Netflix and Amazon are working hard to get us used to the idea that online shows can look and feel just like prime-time television, but not everyone in the [...]

Vuguru is thrilled to see two of our shows launching today on Yahoo’s brand new Yahoo Screen platform. Months and months of hard work pay off today when we can finally share these two amazingly funny shows with audiences online. Take a look below for all the information about how [...]



Source: Variety Biggest slate yet could get a boost from ‘SNL’ library, binge viewing Braodcasters won’t be be the only place to boast new comedy series next month. In its most aggressive bet yet in original online video, Yahoo will launch eight shortform comedy series Sept. 9. Yahoo has tried [...]

Source: The Futon Critic Jack Black, John Stamos, Ed Helms, Zachary Levi, Cheryl Hines and Rachael Harris are among the featured auspices. Yahoo!’s Fall Comedy Lineup Set to Launch on September 9, 2013 with Eight Original Shows and the Exclusive “Saturday Night Live” Archive Clips Official Trailers for Tiny Commando, [...]

Source: VideoInk As part of YouTube’s Geek Week lineup, Stan Lee’s World of Heroes YouTube channel will release “Star Wars Speed Dating,” the final installment of the Speed Dating Trilogy, and two new shows: “8-Bit Stan Cameos” and “Marvelous Movie Shawarma.” The channel, which offers an array of comic-book and [...]

Source: Twitter, Southhampton Patch On Friday, July 26th, Deep Powder screened as part of Long Island’s 18th annual Stony Brook Film Festival to exceptional reviews, as well as the film’s producer Christine Vachon being presented with a Career Achievement Award. Read more about the evening and the ceremony at: http://bit.ly/DPStonyBrook

Source: Video Ink David Shall has been promoted to COO and general counsel at Vuguru. Previously, he was head of business operations and general counsel. He’s been at the studio for three years.

Source: Nerdist By Matt Cohen A few days after Comic-Con, anyone who was in San Diego this weekend can attest to the fact that the geeks are truly inheriting the world. From Game of Thrones, to Man of Steel, to The Walking Dead and The Avengers, mainstream America has gotten [...]

COMIC LEGEND STAN LEE JOINED BY “COSPLAY PIANO” STAR SONYA BELOUSOVA, YOUTUBE’S IJUSTINE, HOW IT SHOULD HAVE ENDED CO-CREATORS TINA ALEXANDER AND DANIEL BAXTER AND BAD DAYS CO-CREATOR JUNAID CHUNDRIGARANNOUNCING NEW MERCHANDISE DEALSBEVERLY HILLS, CA – July 18th, 2012 – Vuguru and POW! Entertainment are proud to celebrate the one [...]

Source: The New York Times By Leslie Kaufman and Tanzina Vega Everyone wants to be in show biz, and these days — on the Web at least — it seems as if everyone is. AOL has based “#CandidlyNicole,” an original online video series, on the Twitter comments of the celebrity [...]

Source: New Media Rockstars By Jeff Klima Larry Tanz, CEO of Vuguru (pronounced “Voo-guru” and rhymes with “Boogaroo” [as if that’s even a word either]) is a smart guy. I decided that because he did his research on me before our phone interview — and researching the interviewer before the actual interview, and [...]

NASCAR, Vuguru and AOL Announce 10 Episode Unscripted Docu-Series on Up-and-Coming Star Dylan Kwasniewski Shooting for “Flat Out” Underway; Series to Debut in Fall of 2013 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 30, 2013) — Sharing a stage with Nicole Richie, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hank Azaria and other Hollywood celebrities, up-and-coming NASCAR [...]

Innovation Takes Center Stage at Yahoo!’s 2013 NewFront   Yahoo! Unveils New Fall Programming, Premium Content Deals, and Innovations in Advertising   NEW YORK, NY — (April 29, 2013 — 7:00 pm ET) – A four-inch tall crime fighter, a pair of Hollywood starlets who abuse their personal assistant, and [...]

SECOND SEASON OF HIT SERIES LITTLE WOMEN BIG CARS AOL AND VUGURU PRESENT THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SECOND SEASON OF HIT SERIES LITTLE WOMEN BIG CARS   New York, NY – (April 15, 2013) – AOL and Vuguru, an independent studio founded by Michael D. Eisner that finances world-class story-driven content [...]

YAHOO! AND VUGURU ANNOUNCE FIRST SERIES IN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING PARTNERSHIP AT SXSW “The Fuzz”, a Puppet Crime Comedy, to Debut on Yahoo! Screen Summer 2013; Trailer available on Yahoo! Screen today Austin, TX (March 11, 2013) – Yahoo! Inc. and Vuguru, an independent studio that develops and finances award winning [...]

Source: The Video Ink By Liz Shannon Miller The biggest thing the web video world faces, in these current days, is the question of what the length of a video should be. Some companies have rules. Some companies treat it as flexible. And some companies, such as Vuguru, find a [...]

Source: The Hollywood Reporter By Mike Barnes Race car prodigy Dylan Kwasniewski, 17, is the focus of the 10-episode “Flat Out,” which will premiere this fall on the company’s premium video platform. Dylan Kwasniewski, a 17-year-old driving on a NASCAR minor-league circuit, will star in a 10-episode docuseries to premiere [...]

Source: TVGuide.com By Joyce Eng AOL is launching 15 new web series, including shows from such stars as Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Richie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria, Rocco DiSpirito, Anthony Anderson and Sofia Vergara‘s younger sister, the company announced Tuesday. Get the scoop on 39 must-watch finales “We’ve focused on [...]

Source: NASCAR By NASCAR ‘Flat Out’ to follow life of Dylan Kwasniewski DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Scheduled to share the stage with Nicole Richie, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hank Azaria and other Hollywood celebrities, up-and-coming NASCAR star Dylan Kwasniewski today will unveil at the 2013 Digital Content NewFront in New York [...]

Source: AdAge By Michael Learmonth The last time Yahoo threw an upfront — or NewFront, as they’re called when digital companies imitate TV’s annual pitches to ad buyers — it was a media company, or at least aspired to be. It was run by media exec Ross Levinsohn and threw [...]


Source: Sports Business Journal Zane Stoddard, who heads NASCAR’s Los Angeles office, was in the process of pitching an original Web series to a digital production company two years ago when he got an email with video of a teenage race car driver named Dylan Kwasniewski. The footage was gripping. [...]

Source: Deadline By The Deadline Team The web portal today announced a slate of new programming initiatives during its upfront-style NewFront event. Those include a new network partnership with WWE launching a new Yahoo WWE online hub hosting exclusive Monday Night Raw pre-show content, two new weekly 50-episode series per [...]

Source: Los Angeles Times By Dawn C. Chmielewski Yahoo brought out a star-studded line-up to tout a new programming slate, which includes shows about a pair of Hollywood starlets who abuse their personal assistant, a diminutive crime fighter and a former teen idol interviewing celebrities about their first sexual encounters. [...]



Source: AdWeek By Mike Shields Howard Hughes used to house some of his space-age airplanes in a hangar in an industrial area of Los Angeles. These days, a different kind of mad experimental genius can be found in Hughes’ old playground, which is now unofficially in Silicon Beach. Inside are cutting-edge green-screen [...]

Source: Financial Times By Matthew Garrahan There is a new kid on the block in the advertising world, with online video evolving rapidly and audiences on the rise. Forget about skateboarding cats and the amateur, user-generated videos that used to dominate YouTube: these days the internet is full of slick, [...]

Source: Tubefilter By Sam Gutelle One of AOL‘s biggest series is bringing back its big cars in a big way. Little Women, Big Cars, which follows four soccer moms as they navigate their suburban lives, has returned for a second season on the site’s AOL On video portal. The four [...]


05Jan

PLAYDATE

VUGURU AND AOL LAUNCH SCRIPTED MOMMY COMEDY “PLAYDATE” 13-Episode Series Premieres on AOL On Parenting January 7  Los Angeles, CA (January 7, 2013) – Vuguru, the independent multi-platform studio, and AOL announced today the U.S. premiere of “Playdate,” a scripted dark comedy series debuting on ‘AOL On Parenting’.  “Playdate,” marks [...]

Source: Celebuzz By Lauren Dimascio Newt Gingrich will be popping up on NBC’s Parks and Recreation and it was all by accident. The politican happened to run into filming of the comedy while in Indianapolis at the St. Elmo Steak House. According to the Indy Star, Mike Schur, the series [...]

03Dec

PRETTY TOUGH

***TUNE IN ALERT*** VUGURU DEBUTS EXCLUSIVE NEW SERIES BASED ON BEST SELLING NOVEL “PRETTY TOUGH” 5-Episode Series Premieres Today Exclusively on Hulu and Hulu Plus WHAT: “Pretty Tough,” based on the successful eponymous book by Liz Tigelaar, is set in the privileged and picturesque world of Malibu’s elite high school and [...]

CWD, THE CW’S DIGITAL STUDIO, ANNOUNCES U.S. PREMIERE OF PROM QUEEN: HOMECOMING AND ALL NEW DIGITAL SERIES CELEBTV ON THE CW October 17, 2012 (Burbank, CA) – CWD, The CW Network’s digital studio, announced today it is the exclusive home for the all-new season of the hit scripted online series, [...]

Source: Mashable By Bob Al-Greene Amid the swords, spears and spandex of the 2012 New York Comic-Con strides Stan Lee, the legendary co-creator of some of the greatest superheroes to ever grace a panel, including Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Hulk. To the multitudes wearing fake claws, plastic masks or [...]

Source: Huffington Post By Dan Persons The father of the Amazing Spider-Man is still pretty amazing himself — at NYCC, Stan Lee not surprisingly packed the house during his Saturday appearance, and managed to have journalists lining up afterward to speak with him. I was one of those lucky enough [...]

12Oct

Starr Report

Source: New York Post (PRINT) By Michael Starr Music-on-TV (and the Web) . . . “American Idol” winner Lee DeWyze is featured on Episode 9 of AOL’s “Greetings From Home,” the military-themed comedy Web series starring Dash Mihok (“I Am Legend”), Missi Pyle and Estelle Harris. You can find it [...]

FREMANTLEMEDIA ENTERPRISES BECOME VUGURU’S GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION PARTNER MIPCOM 8 October, 2012 – FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) and Vuguru LLC today announce a major new first-look deal for international rights to the independent studio’s original commission programming. The deal will see FME distribute Vuguru original content across all digital, linear and home [...]

VUGURU AND BERMANBRAUN TEAM UP WITH AOL TO LAUNCH FAMILY COMEDY “GREETINGS FROM HOME” 12-Episode Military-Themed Series Premieres October 1 New York, NY (October 1, 2012) Vuguru, an independent studio founded by Michael Eisner that develops and finances award winning scripted content for digital and international platforms, and AOL today [...]

SYFY DIGITAL LAUNCHES VUGURU’S NEW ORIGINAL SERIES NUCLEAR FAMILY EXCLUSIVELY ON XBOX LIVE OCTOBER 1 20-PART SCI-FI DRAMA STARS CORIN NEMEC (STARGATE SG-1), KINSEY PACKARD (SLEEPER CELL), RAY WISE (MAD MEN) AND SHARON LAWRENCE (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) NEW YORK – September 27, 2012 – For the first time ever, Syfy Digital [...]

Source: Huffington Post By Bill Robinson I’ve written about “Booth at the End” twice before in “Take A Seat In The Booth At The End” and “The Mind Behind The Booth At The End.” The all-new, second season of this series is not to be missed. (Booth can be seen [...]

VUGURU ANNOUNCES GLOBAL PREMIERE OF highly-anticipated SEASON TWO OF Psychological THRILLER “THE BOOTH AT THE END” Xander Berkeley Returns as “The Man” in 5-Part Multi-Platform Series Directed by Emmy® Award-Winner Adam Arkin “The Booth” Premieres Exclusively August 6 in the U.S. on Hulu and Hulu Plus; In Canada on Citytv.com and Two Additional Rogers Media [...]

VUGURU AND POW! ENTERTAINMENT UNVEIL PROGRAMMING LINEUP FOR STAN LEE’S WORLD OF HEROES YOUTUBE CHANNEL COMIC BOOK LEGENT STAN LEE, JOINED BY MARK HAMILL AND OTHER TALENT TO DISCUSS THE CHANNEL AT COMIC-CON BEVERLY HILLS, CA – July 9th, 2012 – Vuguru and POW! Entertainment today officially announced the programming [...]

AOL AND VUGURU ANNOUNCE ORIGINAL WEB SERIES: FETCHING Series Unleashes on June 18th to Celebrate International Take Your Dog to Work Day Previewed at AOL’s NewFront Event in New York City New York, NY (April 24th, 2012) – AOL and Vuguru, an independent studio founded by Michael Eisner that finances [...]


VUGURU, YAHOO! PARTNER TO DEVELOP AND RELEASE ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING Partnership Will Create Multiple Premium Scripted Series Exclusively for Yahoo!   BEVERLY HILLS, California, March 12, 2012 –  Vuguru, an independent studio that finances world-class story-driven multi-platform content announced today a deal with Yahoo!, the premier digital media company to develop and [...]

VUGURU PRESIDENT LARRY TANZ ELEVATED TO CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER   Seasoned Hollywood Veteran to Further Expand Vuguru’s Production and Partnerships   BEVERLY HILLS, CA February 21, 2012 Michael D. Eisner announced today that Larry Tanz has been appointed CEO of Vuguru, the independent studio founded under his Tornante Company. Tanz [...]

Source: Fast Company By Susan Karlin Michael Eisner’s newly restructured Vuguru studio has figured out how to profit from digital transmedia distribution without compromising story quality. The explosion came out of nowhere–a man flies across a hallway in the background, while a teenage girl cowers in the foreground, covered with debris. [...]

VUGURU NAMES SCOTT NOCAS HEAD OF DISTRIBUTION AND MARKETING   Former Sony and Microsoft Executive to Oversee Vuguru’s Multi-Platform Distribution and Marketing of Original Content   BEVERLY HILLS, CA November 29, 2011, In a move designed to bolster Vuguru’s capabilities in the global digital and multi-platform content market, the independent [...]

Source: Reuters By Joshua L. Weinstein Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment and Michael Eisner’s Vuguru are partnering to make original digital content, the companies announced Wednesday. They plan to make studio-quality movies, series and other content. and distribute across a variety of digital platforms. Those platforms include mobile devices, computers and video on [...]

Source: Variety By Andrew Wallenstein Stan Lee company partners with digital studio for array of content Stan Lee’s POW Entertainment is partnering with digital studio Vuguru to produce content across a range of platforms. Vuguru, which is owned by Michael Eisner’s Tornante and backed by Canada’s Rogers Media, will finance [...]

Source: Huffington Post By Bill Robinson First in a 3-part series about the Internet mini-series sensation, The Booth at the End. Part 1 will focus on this unique new program and what makes it special. There’s a new web-only series called The Booth at the End (Booth). If you haven’t seen it you [...]

MICHAEL EISNER’S VUGURU AND STAN LEE’S POW! ENTERTAINMENT JOIN FORCES TO PRODUCE ORIGINAL DIGITAL CONTENT   BEVERLY HILLS, CA October 26, 2011 – Comic book legend Stan Lee and his company POW! Entertainment Inc. (OTCQB: POWN) today announced a partnership to produce original digital content with Michael Eisner’s independent studio [...]

Source: GigaOm By Liz Shannon Miller Vuguru is one of those rarities in the web content world — a company that has been actively financing and producing web content since 2007 without going out of business, thanks to Rogers Media funding and an approach to creating truly multiplatform content with [...]

SnagFilms Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights To Vuguru Film Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, A Riveting Narrative Of Personal Stories Of People Impacted On Both Sides Of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”   North American Multi-Platform Roll Out Leads Up to Historic September 20th Repeal Date   Rogers Media to Launch Online in Canada WASHINGTON [...]

Source: Wall Street Journal By Dennis Nishi The interesting thing about Hulu’s push to move beyond second-run television is its limited budget to create original shows. Hulu can’t compete directly against the networks or even cable but can afford to take a few risks, such as “The Booth at the [...]

Source: Los Angeles Times By Dawn C. Chmielewski Digital studios such as Vuguru are adopting Hollywood rituals for their new media series and applying traditional business models to underwrite production costs. Nine studio executives sat in a glass-enclosed conference room in Beverly Hills, discussing potential snowy locales for filming later [...]

VUGURU ANNOUNCES U.S. PREMIERE OF highly-anticipated Psychological THRILLER   THE BOOTH AT THE END   5-Part Multi-Platform Series Starring Xander Berkeley & Directed by Jessica Landaw   Premiere Exclusively TODAY on Hulu     BEVERLY HILLS, CA  (July 11, 2011) – Independent studio Vuguru today announced the U.S. release of [...]

Source: New York Times By Brian Stelter In a deal to be announced Wednesday, Michael D. Eisner‘s Web studio, Vuguru, will produce half a dozen scripted Web video series for AOL. The partnership is the latest attempt by AOL, which has been struggling, to infuse its home page and its [...]

Source: The Hollywood Reporter By Andrew Wallenstein Michael Eisner-owned studio Vuguru has signed an international distribution deal with Fireworks International that marks an unprecedented commitment to multiplatform original programming. Fireworks, a division of ContentFilm, will pay an unspecified sum to Vuguru for first-look rights to its upcoming slate of 10 [...]

FIREWORKS INTERNATIONAL TEAMS WITH LEADING MULTI-PLATFORM STUDIO VUGURU IN EXCLUSIVE OUTPUT DEAL   London, September 23, 2010 — Fireworks International, the television and digital distribution arm of ContentFilm plc, and Michael Eisner’s leading US-based independent studio Vuguru are partnering in a significant output deal which will see the distributor acquiring [...]

Source: New York Times By Brian Stelter LOS ANGELES — When Illeana Douglas, long active in independent film, wanted to make a show about a Hollywood actress who becomes a cog in a blue-collar wheel, she turned to the Web and to an unusual ally, Ikea. She persuaded Ikea, the Swedish furniture [...]

Source: Los Angeles Times By Dawn C. Chmielewski Digital entertainment veteran Larry Tanz has been named president of Vuguru, a new media studio founded by former Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Michael Eisner. Tanz brings a long list of Internet and mainstream media credits to the studio, which is best [...]

Source: Variety By Cynthia Littleton Larry Tanz, a digital media vet and former CEO of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s LivePlanet shingle, has been tapped prexy of Vuguru, Michael Eisner’s Internet production venture. Tanz’s appointment comes on the heels of the deal between Eisner’s Tornante and Canada’s Rogers Media to [...]

MICHAEL EISNER’S VUGURU AND ROGERS MEDIA STRIKE INVESTMENT AND DISTRIBUTION DEAL   Studio to Ramp Up Production to 30 Self-Financed Series Per Year   LOS ANGELES – Oct. 26, 2009 – Michael Eisner’s new media studio, Vuguru, has secured an investment and distribution partnership with Canada’s Rogers Media, the two [...]

VUGURU LAUNCHES SECOND SEASON OF EMMY®-NOMINATED WEB SERIES BACK ON TOPPS STARRING RANDY AND JASON SKLAR   Co-Production with The Topps Company, Inc. Sponsored by  Dick’s Sporting Goods Premiere’s Today on FOXSports.com on MSN   BEVERLY HILLS, CA – (July 13, 2009) – Back on Topps,  the Emmy®-nominated original online [...]

THE TOPPS COMPANY, INC. LAUNCHES FIRST SCRIPTED INTERNET COMEDY BACK ON TOPPS STARRING AWARD WINNING COMEDIANS RANDY AND JASON SKLAR   Co-Production with Michael’s Eisner’s Vuguru the 17-Episode Series Premieres Today online at FOXSports.com on MSN and on Mobile Phones via MobiTV   BEVERLY HILLS, CA – (Sept. 29, 2008) [...]

Source: Los Angeles Times By David Sarno and Mario Russo Over the last half-decade, enterprising Web auteurs have created — and we’re ballparking, but this feels right — hundreds of original Internet TV series. There are production companies that churn them out, websites that warehouse them, and vast armies of [...]

16Mar

Suits

Source: New York Times By Dan Fost TECHNOLOGY MAKES LIFE EASIER? In a room packed with new-media devotees last week, Mark Cuban, the founder of the HDNet television network, emerged at one point as a digital doubting Thomas compared with Michael D. Eisner, the former chief of Disney. Mr. Eisner, who has reinvented himself [...]

HDNET TO PREMIERE GROUNDBREAKING NEW COMEDY SERIES “THE ALL-FOR-NOTS”   Multi-platform release of this series following a fictional indie band to premiere on HDNet Sunday, March 9 at 7:45 p.m. ET   DALLAS (March 3, 2008) – HDNet invites viewers along on a rowdy road trip through America with “The [...]

Source: New York Times By Brooks Barnes Michael D. Eisner has produced a new Web show, “The All-For-Nots.” It is his second Web series after leaving Disney and beginning a business in digital media. LOS ANGELES — When Michael D. Eisner left the Walt Disney Company in 2005 and set about remaking himself in [...]

MICHAEL EISNER’S VUGURU AND CYBER GROUP ANIMATION TO CO-PRODUCE GROUNDBREAKING PREQUEL LIVE ACTION WEB SERIES IN COLLABORATION WITH G.P. PUTNAM’S SONS, BASED ON NEW NOVEL FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES- BEST SELLING AUTHOR ROBIN COOK   Emmy Nominated Web Producers Big Fantastic to Develop & Direct       50 Episode Companion Series [...]

Source: Variety By Cynthia Littleton Vuguru, Michael Eisner’s new media production shingle, has partnered with publisher G.P. Putnam’s Sons and author Robin Cook to produce a 50-episode series designed to serve as a prequel to Cook’s latest novel, “Foreign Body.” In a bid for crossover tubthumping between new and old [...]

Source: New York Post By Peter Lauria Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner is helping propel the book-publishing industry into the digital age. In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, Eisner’s Internet production studio, Vuguru, and publisher G.P. Putnam’s Sons are expected to announce today that they are teaming up to create a digital [...]

THE TORNANTE COMPANY TO TAKE VUGURU’S “PROM QUEEN” & “PROM QUEEN: SUMMER HEAT” INTERNATIONAL WITH DISTRIBUTION DEALS IN FRANCE AND JAPAN Prom Queen To Be Made Available For All Media Platforms and Countries Around The World    Beverly Hills, CA – October 8, 2007 – The Tornante Company’s new media [...]


MICHAEL EISNER LAUNCHES NEW MEDIA STUDIO TO PRODUCE WORLD-CLASS CONTENT FOR THE INTERNET   Vuguru’s First Series Prom Queen To Premier Online April 2nd   ELLEgirl, FIJI Water, POM Wonderful and Teleflora.com To Be First Sponsors Veoh and YouTube to Distribute Online   (BEVERLY HILLS, CA) March 12, 2007 – [...]