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BuzzFeed Makes Major Expansion, Launches ‘BuzzFeed Motion Pictures’

BFBuzzFeed is expanding its brand in the editorial, video, and motion pictures area, the website announced today.

The viral news and video website, known for its listicles, GIFS, and in recent years, original news and reporting, will expand its video division to becomes “BuzzFeed Motion Pictures.” The new film division will focus on producing everything from GIFS to feature films.

Two new teams will be formed; BuzzFeed Live Development will create “mid-form serialized content” that focuses on characters and genres, while the “Future of Fiction” team will “explore the future of long-form, television and trans-media video,” according to the site.

The new motion pictures unit is getting some Hollywood firepower at the onset: producer Michael Shamberg, who produced “Pulp Fiction,” “Get Shorty,” and “Django Unchained,” and actor/comedian Jordan Peele, from Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele,” are joining the unit as advisors.

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BuzzFeed: Online media now has greater scale than TV

BmUsLAsIcAAZTUwLost Remote just attended BuzzFeed’s first NewFront event in NYC. The viral content platform packed the SVA Theater in Chelsea with reporters, brands, social network reps and more to unveil the success and future of their video business. BuzzFeed’s video business is just a year and a half old and is quickly becoming a major part of what they do. BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti even made a strong comparison to how online video has greater scale than the cable networks. Read more