Ridley Scott partners with Machinima to produce 12 science-fiction shorts

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British Producer Scott and his partner Facio pose for photographers at the world premiere of 'Prometheus' in London's Leicester SquareBy Greg Gilman LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Ridley Scott and his commercial company, Ridley Scott and Associates, have partnered with online network Machinima to produce 12 original sci-fi short films, Machinima announced on Monday. RSA's directing talent will helm "original high octane science fiction content" to be distributed through Machinima, which boasts the No. 1 entertainment channel on YouTube. Machinima CEO Allen DeBevoise hopes the partnership with Scott will result in new franchises for the genre. …