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  • Digital cinema still a work in progress
    Wednesday October 28th 2009

    ORLANDO – Execs seem almost embarrassed about the prospect of promising too much too soon regarding digital cinema. Too late. A decade into a planned industrywide conversion to digital projection, the effort remains a work in progress, with the protracted credit crunch reducing the rollout of d-cinema hardware to a[…]

  • Canadian producers, writers secure new deal
    Wednesday October 28th 2009

    As Canada’s no-drama labor talks continue to forge showbiz peace, local producers have shaken hands on a new two-year contract with the Writers Guild of Canada. WGC members secured a 2% annual increase on minimum script fees as part of a new Independent Production Agreement with the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA), representing indie producers, and their French-language counterpart, the Quebec Film and TV Producers Association.

  • Studios on list of Canwest Global creditors
    Tuesday October 27th 2009

    The Canadian arms of major Hollywood studios are among the biggest unsecured creditors of Canwest Global Communications after the restructuring Canadian broadcaster put parts of its business into creditor protection. FTI Consulting, Canwest Global’s court-appointed monitor, reported program supplier E! Entertainment Television is owed CAN$1.6 million ($1.4 million), and Buena Vista International has a claim for just over CAN$1 million ($955,000).

  • Ricky Gervais to host Golden Globes
    Tuesday October 27th 2009

    Add Ricky Gervais to the list of new faces fronting major kudocasts. The move to recruit the Brit comic as host of the Jan. 17 Golden Globe Awards comes as another sign of producers looking to shake up the basic formula for televised kudofests — just as Hugh Jackman and Neil Patrick Harris repped departures from the norm as host of this year’s Oscars and last month’s Emmy Awards, respectively. The Globes haven’t had a host since John Larroquette and Janine Turner did the honors in 1995.

  • Canada and U.S. Weekend Box Office – 10/23/09 to 10/25/09
    Tuesday October 27th 2009

    FilmTotalParanormal Activity, Par.$21,104,070Saw VI, LGF$14,118,444Where the Wild Things Are, WB$14,019,406Law Abiding Citizen, Over.$12,403,888Couples Retreat, Uni.$10,620,685Astro Boy, Sum.$6,702,923Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, Uni.$6,293,205The Stepfather (2009), SGem$6,230,969Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Sony$5,250,541Zombieland, Sony$4,205,812

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Archives for: October 20095
  • Digital cinema still a work in progress
    Wednesday October 28th 2009

    ORLANDO – Execs seem almost embarrassed about the prospect of promising too much too soon regarding digital cinema. Too late. A decade into a planned industrywide conversion to digital projection, the effort remains a work in progress, with the protracted credit crunch reducing the rollout of d-cinema hardware to a[…]

  • Canadian producers, writers secure new deal
    Wednesday October 28th 2009

    As Canada’s no-drama labor talks continue to forge showbiz peace, local producers have shaken hands on a new two-year contract with the Writers Guild of Canada. WGC members secured a 2% annual increase on minimum script fees as part of a new Independent Production Agreement with the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA), representing indie producers, and their French-language counterpart, the Quebec Film and TV Producers Association.

  • Studios on list of Canwest Global creditors
    Tuesday October 27th 2009

    The Canadian arms of major Hollywood studios are among the biggest unsecured creditors of Canwest Global Communications after the restructuring Canadian broadcaster put parts of its business into creditor protection. FTI Consulting, Canwest Global’s court-appointed monitor, reported program supplier E! Entertainment Television is owed CAN$1.6 million ($1.4 million), and Buena Vista International has a claim for just over CAN$1 million ($955,000).

  • Ricky Gervais to host Golden Globes
    Tuesday October 27th 2009

    Add Ricky Gervais to the list of new faces fronting major kudocasts. The move to recruit the Brit comic as host of the Jan. 17 Golden Globe Awards comes as another sign of producers looking to shake up the basic formula for televised kudofests — just as Hugh Jackman and Neil Patrick Harris repped departures from the norm as host of this year’s Oscars and last month’s Emmy Awards, respectively. The Globes haven’t had a host since John Larroquette and Janine Turner did the honors in 1995.

  • Canada and U.S. Weekend Box Office – 10/23/09 to 10/25/09
    Tuesday October 27th 2009

    FilmTotalParanormal Activity, Par.$21,104,070Saw VI, LGF$14,118,444Where the Wild Things Are, WB$14,019,406Law Abiding Citizen, Over.$12,403,888Couples Retreat, Uni.$10,620,685Astro Boy, Sum.$6,702,923Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, Uni.$6,293,205The Stepfather (2009), SGem$6,230,969Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Sony$5,250,541Zombieland, Sony$4,205,812

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Archives for: October 20095
  • Digital cinema still a work in progress
    Wednesday October 28th 2009

    ORLANDO – Execs seem almost embarrassed about the prospect of promising too much too soon regarding digital cinema. Too late. A decade into a planned industrywide conversion to digital projection, the effort remains a work in progress, with the protracted credit crunch reducing the rollout of d-cinema hardware to a[…]

  • Canadian producers, writers secure new deal
    Wednesday October 28th 2009

    As Canada’s no-drama labor talks continue to forge showbiz peace, local producers have shaken hands on a new two-year contract with the Writers Guild of Canada. WGC members secured a 2% annual increase on minimum script fees as part of a new Independent Production Agreement with the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA), representing indie producers, and their French-language counterpart, the Quebec Film and TV Producers Association.

  • Studios on list of Canwest Global creditors
    Tuesday October 27th 2009

    The Canadian arms of major Hollywood studios are among the biggest unsecured creditors of Canwest Global Communications after the restructuring Canadian broadcaster put parts of its business into creditor protection. FTI Consulting, Canwest Global’s court-appointed monitor, reported program supplier E! Entertainment Television is owed CAN$1.6 million ($1.4 million), and Buena Vista International has a claim for just over CAN$1 million ($955,000).

  • Ricky Gervais to host Golden Globes
    Tuesday October 27th 2009

    Add Ricky Gervais to the list of new faces fronting major kudocasts. The move to recruit the Brit comic as host of the Jan. 17 Golden Globe Awards comes as another sign of producers looking to shake up the basic formula for televised kudofests — just as Hugh Jackman and Neil Patrick Harris repped departures from the norm as host of this year’s Oscars and last month’s Emmy Awards, respectively. The Globes haven’t had a host since John Larroquette and Janine Turner did the honors in 1995.

  • Canada and U.S. Weekend Box Office – 10/23/09 to 10/25/09
    Tuesday October 27th 2009

    FilmTotalParanormal Activity, Par.$21,104,070Saw VI, LGF$14,118,444Where the Wild Things Are, WB$14,019,406Law Abiding Citizen, Over.$12,403,888Couples Retreat, Uni.$10,620,685Astro Boy, Sum.$6,702,923Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, Uni.$6,293,205The Stepfather (2009), SGem$6,230,969Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Sony$5,250,541Zombieland, Sony$4,205,812

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