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Mobile Imagination Offers TV and Film Production Professionals Free doddle Premium Listings

2013-01-28 11:40:57

Mobile Imagination Engages Professional Production Community in Social Media Outreach Campaign to Expand Reach into Global Production Markets     Boulder, CO (January 28, 2013) – Mobile Imagination LLC (www.doddleme.com) today announced  it is offering Free Premium Listings in the doddle International Production Directory for all businesses and professionals offering services to the industry, including vendors, crew, talent, and locations for film and television production. As part of this initiative, any business or individual offering services to the production industry can take advantage of a Free Premium Listing Offer by promoting doddle’s offer and/or services across their Facebook and twitter social networks.   Upon verification, doddle will provide a free listing value at $129/year, and will promote each listing to the industry at large through doddle’s online and mobile production directory currently used across the world featuring listings across the US, Canada, UK, and South Africa.  doddle’s Premium Listings features a dynamic presence in the directory,  promoting each business or professional’s service with high definition photos, video and audio files, lengthy bios, PDF documents, ratings from their peers, dozens of keywords for accurate search matching, links to all social media presence, IMDB work history, and seamless integration into the doddlePRO call sheets and crew management system.   The doddlePRO mobile app for IOS also allows for the creation, editing, and distribution of call sheets, providing users with instantly refreshed weather and lighting conditions, turn by turn directions to locations and emergency resources, multiple communication options with other participants, GPS marking for location scouting, instant photo add to enhance locations, schedule items, talent, and more.   Since its introduction at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011, doddlePRO and its accompanying online production guide, doddle, quickly grew in popularity among indie filmmakers as a necessary tool for planning productions under tight budgets and with scarce resources. The professional television production community worldwide has also taken notice and is embracing doddlePRO as their new hub for all facets of production planning and logistics management.   Tight budgets and scarce resources are issues not solely unique to indie filmmakers, however. With pressures in Hollywood - and worldwide - to keep production costs in check, work under increasingly tight deadlines and the highest efficiencies, production managers from prime time television shows, major television networks and production companies are standardizing on doddlePRO. To date, doddlePRO has been used to manage the logistics of major television productions, such as EXTRA; commercials and promos for Toyota, NASCAR, NBC’s The Voice, TaylorMade golf shoes, and for the New York Knicks; stage productions like Billy Elliot; by entrants in the 48 Hour Film Festival; and at media production companies like Manhattan Place Entertainment. Additionally, doddlePRO is used by 5 Creative/Channel 5 UK to produce Big Brother UK, and is in trials at the BBC Scotland and is being considered for company-wide deployment.     What doddle is All About: The doddle Platform doddle is based on a powerful platform developed by Mobile Imagination to create collaborative, mobile and cloud-based efficiency tools for businesses and creative professionals.   Today, the Company provides four primary offerings for the professional production community:  

  • The doddle Directory for the iPhone: doddle is the first entirely free interactive, digital mobile production resource guide for the film and video industry. doddle is designed for anyone involved in the production process and provides easy access to key resources and information to help find anything and anyone required for a shoot - from producers, directors, photographers, grips, gaffers, sound and talent to information about hotels, restaurants, catering, transportation, even the local weather forecast.
 
  • doddlePRO is a mobile, collaborative call sheets and productions planning efficiency tool optimized for the desktop/browser, iPhone and iPad.
 
  • doddlePRO Online is a browser based version of the Company’s collaborative call sheets and planning tool, ideal for larger productions and teams coordinating efforts from a central location and communicating to its people in the field. doddlePRO Online automatically synchs with iOs devices and provides a powerful hub of logistical operations for the crew.
 
  • doddleNEWS is a free online news service with daily industry news for the production community, reported by creative production professionals. It includes industry news for pros, reported by pros with the primary goal of delivering credible, valuable and relevant content for the community.
      About Mobile Imagination, LLC Mobile Imagination develops collaborative mobile and cloud based apps and services for business and creative professionals that take the pain out of logistics and data management associated with just about any project. Today, the Company provides a family of solutions for the professional production, television and film community and have designed a family of mobile and cloud-based solutions to help create a paperless, highly collaborative workflow experience for the filmmaking and television production community. The Company’s solutions are tailored for everyone from indie filmmakers to the world largest broadcast operations. The company was founded in 2009 by software industry and professional production industry veterans Jim Robertson and Rich Kwiat. For more information, please visit www.doddleme.com.   ###

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