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.
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