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BBC Releases Video Search Widget For Macs


BBC Motion GalleryBBC film-footage licensing arm, BBC Motion Gallery, has released a Dashboard widget for Mac OS X that allows users to search its online film archives without a browser. The widget is available now for download and BBC Motion Gallery says the release underlines its commitment to providing creatives with fast, easy access to its extensive catalogue of digital assets. The catalogue includes 300,000 hours of video. Topics range though natural history, news, art, music and much more.


The Meatrix 2 Premieres in New York

Meatrix II World PremiereThe sequel to one of the web's most popular  campaign films - the Meatrix, which looks at the reality behind modern farming practices - on Wednesday night premiered simultaneously in New York and online.

With over 10 million downloads, a 2005 webby award and translation into 25 languages, The Meatrix has vividly illustrated the potential of  funny virals on the web to create campaigns by groups that normally would never dream of spreading their memes so widely. The success has inspired films such as Store Wars, an animated Star Wars spoof that rewards viewers with some of the more cringeworthy puns in recent memory and Ecletech's  Swizz of the Cards. The long awaited sequel - Meatrix 2: Revolting - directed - as is the first one - by Louis Fox, this time takes on the dairy industry.


Mounties Monitor Murder Movie

Mounties always get their manCanadian Mounties, known by reputation that they "always get their man," are monitoring a website promoting a movie based on accused serial killer Robert Pickton. The families of several women who disappeared from Vancouver's downtown Eastside were told about the film in January. Since then the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has been checking the website to determine if any laws are being broken.