Movieclips, which just closed a $7 million Series B round of funding, and Google are partnering to bring more than 20,000 Hollywood movie clips to YouTube. The deal and funding were announced Tuesday.
Movieclips has the largest collection of licensed Hollywood movie scenes on the Web, all of which have been assigned up to 1,000 relevant data points from action to mood, setting, actors and even dialogue.
The partnership will enable YouTube users to access movie scenes licensed directly from the movie studios.
"There's a sea of content that can add to a YouTube user's movie experience thanks to Movieclips.com," said Camille Hearst, YouTube's product marketing manager for music, movies and shows. "We're excited to be working with Movieclips.com to provide users with exactly what they're looking for when they want to get more into movies on YouTube."
The Movieclips expansion has been supposed by a Series B funding round led by the venture capital firm MK Capital. Previous Movieclips investors, Shasta Ventures, First Round Capital, Richmond Park Partners, Jeff Clavier of SoftTech, Naval Ravikant, Jeff Kearl and Tom McInerney, also participated in the round. Allen DeBevoise, CEO of Machinima, and Gordon Rubenstein, co-Founder of Pacific Partners, also participated.
Mark Terbeek of MK Capital will join Sean Flynn (Shasta Ventures) and Adam Lilling (Launchpad LA) on the Movieclips Board of Directors. MK Capital's Yair Landau, who served as Vice Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, will become a Board Observer.
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