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IFILM, Los Angeles, the Internet resource for film fans, filmmakers and film industry professionals, announced today the acquisition of ScriptShark.com, Hollywood, Calif., an online service that enables writers to have their scripts evaluated by professional entertainment industry readers.

Brilliant Digital Entertainment, Los Angeles, and 360HIPHOP.com, New York, the hip-hop Internet destination, announced a joint venture studio in Los Angeles for the creation of Internet content. Together the companies will produce and distribute full-screen 3-D and 2-D hip-hop content for deployment on the Web.

Event planner thePlunge.com, Gaithersburg, Md., has announced the availability of host and guest features, using telephone and wireless devices. Application service provider Everypath, Santa Clara, Calif., will translate the online experience offline to telephones and small screens. The new features enable consumers to manage their special events or RSVP to other events, even when they are on the road, traveling and far away from a desktop PC.

New York-based Insound, a vertical portal for independent "indie" culture, and iTurf, also New York, an online proprietary teen network, announced a content and commerce partnership for iTurf.com, the network's flagship site. Insound will become the exclusive provider of retail music offerings and music content on the flagship site.

L90, a Los Angeles-based online provider of interactive advertising, has partnered with RadicalMail, a Marina Del Rey, Calif.-based provider of streaming multimedia e-mail technology, to bring audio, video and animated graphics to its viral marketing services.

Flush with a second round of funding, Los Angeles-based TokyoPop.com, an Asian entertainment network, has acquired GoldenSilk.com, a Los Angeles-based site specializing in import cars, fashion and pretty girls