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Vice declares its first slate of brief, scripted movies


Vice Media is transferring into scripted video programming, due to a partnership with digital media studio Blackpills.

Till now, Vice’s movies (whether or not on-line and on its each day information present for HBO), have been news- or documentary-focused. These new reveals, then again, embody applications like Playground, created by Fifth Aspect and The Skilled director Luc Besson. It’s a few teenage lady who joins a college for assassins, so it’s squarely in Besson’s wheelhouse, however not precisely the form of factor you’ll have anticipated to see on Vice.

Upcoming reveals embody work from Damaged English director Zoe Cassavetes and X-Males director Bryan Singer. And manufacturing studio Pulse Movies (the place Vice has a majority stake) can even be producing two reveals.

All of this content material might be produced with cellular viewing in thoughts, and might be distributed completely by Vice’s on-line video channel.

“As we proceed to develop and take our content material worldwide we have now been more and more experimenting with new video codecs,” stated Tom Punch, Vice’s chief business and inventive officer, in a press launch. “So when blackpills approached us with scripted collection which can be shot and optimized for small display viewing, we had been instantly hooked. We hope this new channel will plunge customers deep into cellular k-holes.”


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