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How Gadget is inking SVOD original movie deals

Since launching last year, LA-based indie prodco Gadget Studios is batting 1,000 when it comes to greenlights from streaming services for its original live-action kids and family features. On November 1, the company’s 45-minute mixed media feature L.O.L. Surprise: Winter Disco debuted as an exclusive Amazon Prime Original movie. Gadget’s first original IP Adventure Force 5 (pictured), meanwhile, will […]

The FrankOne is a simple and portable coffee brewing gadget

The FrankOne coffee maker, fresh off a successful crowdfunding campaign, is now available for purchase, and I got a chance to test out one of the first run of these funky little gadgets. While it won’t replace my normal pourover or a larger coffee machine, it’s a clever, quick and portable way to make a cup. Designer Eduardo […]

At Venice Film Festival, Nate Parker’s American Skin is a Moving Take on Police Brutality on Blacks

Actor Nate Parker came to the Venice Film Festival in 2016 with his debut work, The Birth of a Nation. Fox snapped it in a record $17.5 million deal, and it would have knocked on the doors of the Academy. But the movie crashed at the box office, and did not roll into the Oscars race. […]