Movie backed by Irish tech investors is nominated for an Oscar

Are you an early-stage, technology investor? Is there a certain lack of glamour and red carpets in your life? Then follow in the footsteps of early-stage tech investors Lough Shore Investments who partly funded a short film called “The Shore”, which has just been nominated for an Oscar.

Amazon acquires LoveFilm, Europe’s Netflix, for approximately $200 million

Amazon today announced that it has acquired LoveFilm, Europe’s leading movie subscription service, for an undisclosed sum, but a figure of around $200 million is being bandied around. Amazon already owned 42 percent of Lovefilm. The LoveFilm service and website will remain live, but no other details of Amazon’s plans for the service have been released.

Amazon.com starts movie studio to fund budding filmmakers

Good news, aspiring film auteurs: Online retail giant Amazon.com has announced its plans to start Amazon Studios. The venture, part contest and part investment fund, is inviting filmmakers and scriptwriters to submit their movies and screenplays.

Facebook co-founder Moskovitz says movie overplays sex, booze

Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz seems to remember that the company’s beginnings had a lot more work and a lot less sex than the recently released trailer for David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin’s “The Social Network” depicts.