Similarly, UTA Online's Client Showcase gives viewers the opportunity to be introduced to exciting new artists in the early stages of their careers.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2007
Veoh Networks (http://www.veoh.com), the leading innovator in Internet television, today announced the official launch of two channels dedicated to UTA Online, the new broadband division of leading Beverly Hills-based talent & literary agency, United Talent Agency. Of the two channels, the Submissions channel (http://www.veoh.com/channels/UTAOnlineSubmissions) will allow amateur producers to submit their videos directly to UTA Online, where agents will evaluate their work for potential representation. The Submissions channel can be accessed through Veoh's home portal, or through UTAO's new website (http://www.utaonline.net)
In addition to the Submissions channel, UTA Online is launching a Client Showcase channel (http://www.veoh.com/channels/UTAOnlineshowcase) to highlight the work of many existing UTAO clients. Some of the innovative content being featured on the Client Showcase channel includes award-winning videos from Ask a Ninja; Davidjr's interviews with celebrities such as John Leguizamo and Wilmer Valderrama; and hilarious clips from independent, up-and-coming producers such as Handsome Donkey, Dutch West, Rednecks.tv, and Invisible Engine.
Both channels will feature videos presented in full-screen, DVD-quality utilizing Veoh's unique peer-to-peer technology. And the UTAO videos will be downloadable using the Veoh Player for viewing on any screen, online or off.
UTAOnline, launched in October of 2006, is the first dedicated online division to be launched by a major Hollywood agency, and it represents the first time a major agency has opened its doors to unsolicited submissions.
"As an agency, UTA Online wants to embrace the open access nature of today's digital media landscape. We are looking for new original creative voices, and we want undiscovered talent to have an easy mechanism for finding us," said Brent Weinstein, head of UTA Online. "The UTAO Submissions channel provides a safe, structured and legally sound environment for new filmmakers to submit videos for representation consideration."
"The UTA Online Submissions channel will be Hollywood's newest gateway to talent discovery, and it supports Veoh's mission of providing the most innovative platform for independent content creators online today and in the future," said Dmitry Shapiro, CEO of Veoh Networks, Inc. "Similarly, UTA Online's Client Showcase gives viewers the opportunity to be introduced to exciting new artists in the early stages of their careers."
Veoh's publishing tools allows budding video producers to easily upload, manage, and distribute videos with one-step uploading, giving them more time to spend on creating content. In addition to uploading their videos to the UTAO Submissions channel, publishers can easily reach the widest audience on the web since Veoh will automatically publish their videos to other sites they choose: YouTube, Google Video, MySpace, Facebook, even the publishers' own blog, and RSS feed syndicators.
The Player, Veoh's virtual digital video recorder, allows users to watch the best of the UTAO content at their leisure either on- or offline, or on an assortment of portable viewing devices such as an iPod. Viewers can also easily connect their Veoh Player to their television, allowing them to watch this programming with the same quality and comfort as a broadcast television show.
About Veoh Networks
Veoh Networks is a new, innovative Internet television broadcasting system that delivers broadcast-quality entertainment and informational content via the Internet, using unique distribution technologies to allow for unlimited capacity for both long- and short-form programming. Veoh allows content producers from major entertainment studios and television networks to independent video producers and enthusiasts to deliver high-quality, full-screen video directly to consumers without financial, geographical or capacity restrictions found in traditional broadcasting systems. This democratization of video distribution fundamentally changes the dynamics of television, creating unprecedented choice for consumers and a compelling marketplace for content providers and advertisers. Headquartered in San Diego, California with additional offices in Los Angeles, Veoh Networks is privately held company that is backed by leading technology and media investors, including Spark Capital, Michael Eisner's Tornante Company, Time Warner Inc. and Shelter Capital Partners.
About UTA Online
UTAOnline is the new broadband division of United Talent Agency, and is the first of its kind to be launched by a major Hollywood agency. UTA is one of the entertainment industry's premier talent and literary agencies, representing many of world's most widely-known figures in every current and emerging area of entertainment, including motion pictures, television, digital media, publishing, music, mobile and live entertainment. Collectively, UTA agents represent a significant cross-section of today's most acclaimed and inspiring artists and entertainers, including nominees and winners of Academy, Emmy, Grammy, Screen Actors Guild, Directors Guild, Writers Guild, Producers Guild, Golden Globe and People's Choice awards. The agency is also globally recognized in the areas of corporate consulting, branding & licensing, endorsements and the representation of production talent.