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‘Alien’ Director Scott Produces Sci-Fi Short Films for Machinima

March 12, 2013

Ridley Scott, the director of movies including “Alien” and “Gladiator,” will produce 12 short films for the website Machinima Inc.

Scott is the latest A-list talent to move into online video production, joining Tom Hanks, who produced a science-fiction series last year for, and Jerry Seinfeld, who starred in webisodes on Sony Corp.’s (SNE:US)

Machinima, which offers videos online for a young male audience, is the No. 1 entertainment channel on Google Inc.’s YouTube site, serving over 2.6 billion video views per month, the company said yesterday in a statement.

Los Angeles-based Machinima has been financed by MK Capital and Redpoint Ventures, according to the statement.

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