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The Safran Digital Group will produce scripted short-form content for the Xbox, according to reports. We’ll have more tomorrow, but for now the basics: Safran represents clients like the actor and producer Sean Combs, Nia Vardalos, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, but major movie stars are […]

The Safran Digital Group will produce scripted short-form content for the Xbox, according to reports. We’ll have more tomorrow, but for now the basics:

  • Safran represents clients like the actor and producer Sean Combs, Nia Vardalos, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, but major movie stars are not expected to participate.
  • The six shows are likely to be comedy, horror or science fiction.
  • Reports differ on whether the shows are debuting in the summer or fall.
  • Microsoft says this is the first of many Xbox content deals; it’s also talking to MySpace.
  • The shows will have an unspecified window of exclusivity on Xbox before they are available elsewhere.

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  2. New Scripted Shows for the Xbox Monday, March 31, 2008

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  4. Q&A: Safran Digital’s Jake Zim « NewTeeVee Monday, March 31, 2008

    [...] Safran Digital’s Jake Zim Safran Digital Group poked its head up today with the news it had cut a deal to produce the Xbox’ first original video content. We caught up with the [...]

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    [...] show up on YouTube within a few months (the shows will be available elsewhere after a certain “window of exclusivity” on the Xbox) does [...]

  6. ProGamingWorld Saturday, March 28, 2009

    Hey! Can I ask what’s this template you are using in your blog? thanks.

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