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Hobbit in 5



Xoanon
PTB


Jan 24 2011, 1:41pm


Views: 2931
Hobbit in 5

http://www.youtube.com/embed/Vk9_PBpkPvMTheOneRing.net and Galatia Films Come Together to Produce Unique Online Experience with 'Hobbit in 5'
All the news of TheOneRing.net condensed into 5 minute video segmets available on all platforms.
January 24th, 2011 - TheOneRing.net and Galatia films have joined forces to produce 'Hobbit in 5', a weekly video series of Hobbit movie news.
"The staff at TheOneRing.net have been eager to get news out to as many people as possible, producing original online videos and hosting them on YouTube is the best way of going about it" says Michael Regina, editor-in-chief and co-founder of TheOneRing.net. "The video format provides a unique experience to our fan base, while new viewers can easily catch up with the latest news about The Hobbit Movie". Galatia Films spokesman and Reclaiming the Blade director Daniel McNicoll co-produces the series with Regina.
"I'm excited to be working with Michael Regina and everyone over at TheOneRing.net, it's a fantastic website and a great group of individuals who really know their stuff." Reclaiming the Blade, a top documentary on iTunes and Netflix, was narrated by John Rhys-Davies and featured Viggo Mortensen, Karl Urban, Richard Taylor and Weta Workshop.
Hosted by ... .. ... Rebekah Platt 'Hobbit in 5' covers all the latest news from TheOneRing.net including casting, production, behind the scenes information news and rumors. "Discovering our host Rebekah Platt was quite a process. We worked with everyone, from the former head of casting for CBS prime-time, to small local casting directors. Eventually we met Rebekah and knew she was just right for the job. She is a very good presenter and a big Tolkien/Hobbit fan."
'Hobbit in 5' segments are set to air every Friday on the custom YouTube Channel 'hobbitin5' (http://www.youtube.com/hobbitin5), episodes are available to be embedded on any website and across all platforms.
'Hobbit in 5' is a co-production between TheOneRing.net and Galatia Films
About TheOneRing.net
Founded in 1999 by a group of like-minded Tolkien fans so anxious for the coming Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings films that they were gathering up every scrap of production information to be found, TheOneRing.net continues today in bringing fans the latest news on the beloved figures involved in the making of the wildly popular Lord of the Rings movies as well as the newest information available on upcoming productions, Tolkien-centered events, new publications, and fan gatherings.
Founders Michael Regina and Erica Challis started a small website publishing all the movie information they could get their hands on, including exclusive “spy” reports from Erica’s visits to the New Zealand set—activity that got her first escorted off the set, then graciously invited back to take an official look around and to meet Peter Jackson. Designer/coder Chris Pirrotta came across the site and asked if they would like some technical help to grow the site and make it a central web location for other fans eagerly awaiting word from the Jackson sets. He and William Thomas used their skill to do just that. With the addition of staff to explore the facts and themes of Tolkien’s written world, follow gaming developments, publish fan art and fan fiction, and answer fans’ questions, the site lived up in every way to its motto: Forged by and for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien.
In the years that followed, the site thrived and so did its unique relationship with Jackson’s production team—a relationship that enabled TORn to bring its readers some exclusive news and night-of-a-lifetime experiences including the famous Oscar parties that hosted the cast and crew after each Oscar-night victory, culminating in an incredible eleven-Oscar sweep for The Return of the King. Looking to the future with the support of its phenomenal community of fans, TheOneRing.net continues to be the most comprehensive Tolkien fan site on the web.
About Galatia Films
Galatia Films produces adventure documentaries, feature length movies and now web TV shows. The east coast based company includes writers, producers and technical people that have worked for various Hollywood studios and TV production companies including Warner Bros., BBC, The History Channel, ESPN, Sony, Disney and ABC. Galatia Films' scope includes both history and fantasy bringing legends from the past vividly into the forefront of audience imaginations.
About Michael Regina
Michael Regina has spent the better part of a decade deep within the internet fan boy zeitgeist. Directors such as Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong) and Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labrynth, Hellboy) rely on him to reach out to their fan base and be their mouthpiece in order to relay news and quash rumors. The fans flock to his scoop filled websites (TheOneRing.net, KongisKing.net) for behind the scenes goodies and spoiler filled stories. Straddling the line between ultimate geek and Hollywood insider, Michael has effectively brought A-List access to everyone's computer screen.


Michael Regina
Editor in Chief/Segment Producer
PH: 514.947.5221
http://www.TheOneRing.net
http://www.KongisKing.net
http://www.TheOneLion.net
http://www.gallifreyone.com


Earl
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jan 24 2011, 2:22pm


Views: 1283
I said it before and I'm saying it again...

... the best part (for me!) is from 5:17 until the end Sly

This is very awesome Xo. But what happens when there's more news than can be fit in 5 minutes? Tongue



Xoanon
PTB


Jan 24 2011, 2:25pm


Views: 1214
what happens?

Rebekah will have to talk fast!


Michael Regina
Editor in Chief/Segment Producer
PH: 514.947.5221
http://www.TheOneRing.net
http://www.KongisKing.net
http://www.TheOneLion.net
http://www.gallifreyone.com


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Jan 24 2011, 3:19pm


Views: 1179
Very, very cool!

Thanks for giving us weekly news updates in video format! Great idea.

The host is doing a good job. The end was pretty funny, even though i don't share her love for Orlando. Wink


SevekEssa
The Shire


Jan 24 2011, 3:43pm


Views: 1191
Orlando Bloom is not female!

You tell 'em Rebekah!

Great, very enjoyable and informing news video. Can't wait to see more. Everyone did such a good job!!


B.R.n
The Shire

Jan 24 2011, 6:28pm


Views: 1134
Whoa!!!She's pretty

Who is that hottie!!! I want herHeart


Otaku-sempai
Immortal

Jan 24 2011, 6:40pm


Views: 1168
Rest of cast announcements imminent?

So, I gather from this first segment that the rest of the major casting announcements/confirmations (Elrond, Bard, Thranduil, etc.) are expected to be made this week?


Xoanon
PTB


Jan 24 2011, 6:43pm


Views: 1173
no

H5 will be doing a rundown of known cast members and all characters. No planned announcements from WB that I know of...of course it is early in the week, who knows!


Michael Regina
Editor in Chief/Segment Producer
PH: 514.947.5221
http://www.TheOneRing.net
http://www.KongisKing.net
http://www.TheOneLion.net
http://www.gallifreyone.com


Pipe Dream
Gondor


Jan 24 2011, 6:45pm


Views: 1136
Funny!

I think someone probably forced her to wear that Zelda T-shirt.

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Xoanon
PTB


Jan 24 2011, 6:58pm


Views: 1134
nope

Rebekah is the biggest geek, writing about herself:

A LOTR fanatic, Rebekah's passion for all things Hobbit led her to New Zealand, where she played the flute in Hobbiton and scaled the slopes of Mount Doom. Rebekah is excited to share the inside scoop on the upcoming Hobbit production with like-minded fans through Hobbit in 5.


Michael Regina
Editor in Chief/Segment Producer
PH: 514.947.5221
http://www.TheOneRing.net
http://www.KongisKing.net
http://www.TheOneLion.net
http://www.gallifreyone.com


B.R.n
The Shire

Jan 24 2011, 9:04pm


Views: 1083
Raskolnikov

Maybe they're not in the movie...maybe they're the Tom Bombadils and Glorfindels of The Hobbit


The Grey Pilgrim
Lorien

Jan 24 2011, 11:50pm


Views: 1049
great idea!

Great idea! Now if I miss something I can just check back at the end of the week.


mulubinba
Rivendell

Jan 25 2011, 2:46am


Views: 968
Thanks !

Great idea! Smile


alienorchid
Lorien


Jan 25 2011, 9:20am


Views: 986
Agreed!

Cute girl + TH = AWESOME!

Also, great to have a short breakdown of what's been going down in the news, especially for reposting on social networking sites and that kind of thing :)


Pipe Dream
Gondor


Jan 25 2011, 11:02am


Views: 1009
Well then.


In Reply To
Rebekah is the biggest geek, writing about herself:

A LOTR fanatic, Rebekah's passion for all things Hobbit led her to New Zealand, where she played the flute in Hobbiton and scaled the slopes of Mount Doom. Rebekah is excited to share the inside scoop on the upcoming Hobbit production with like-minded fans through Hobbit in 5.


You can tell her I said thanks a lot for forcing me to have to find, re-install, and waste my entire morning and god knows how much of my future free time playing Zelda...all because of her T-shirt. Great...the music is stuck in my head now too.

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SevekEssa
The Shire


Jan 25 2011, 4:26pm


Views: 956
Wouldn't that just be a punch in the gut

I couldn't understand how they would even consider making the movie without Bard. What if they cast Legolas or Frodo to play the Bard part - or both!! Okay, now I'm thinking crazy. I've regrouped now. Everything's fine.

Wil Wheaton for Bard!


Otaku-sempai
Immortal

Jan 25 2011, 11:31pm


Views: 910
Oh well

Maybe the studio will make a new casting announcement or three regardless. One can hope.


M&M
Rivendell


Jan 27 2011, 12:18am


Views: 817
Wow

So much excitement. Laugh I cannot wait for next month!


(This post was edited by M&M on Jan 27 2011, 12:18am)


WilliamJESnider
Bree


Feb 16 2011, 10:20pm


Views: 771
Great show

I really appreciate the people who put this together. I've already subscribed on youtube.

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