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  • Avatar tops Christmas box office in US and Canada
    Tuesday December 29th 2009

    The estimated $278m in weekend ticket sales broke the previous record of $253m set in July 2008, the weekend The Dark Knight was released. Sci-fi epic Avatar took $75m in its second weekend, according to early studio estimates.

  • Decade changed film biz
    Thursday December 24th 2009

    Back in 2000, studios were flush with cash and made movies for U.S. audiences first. New Line and MGM were still players. DVDs were new and had yet to turn into Hollywood’s cash cow. Watching a movie online was unrealistic. Brad Grey was still a talent manager. And Pixar was the little toon shop outside San Francisco that made cute movies on its computers. While digital has changed film distribution forever, the good news is that consumers are watching more movies than ever.

  • Forecasts that didn’t pan out
    Thursday December 24th 2009

    Hollywood is addicted to visions of the apocalypse, whether in movies like “2012” or in the pervading sense that the business is going to hell in a handbasket. While the real world in the ’00s delivered unimaginable tragedy and tumult, the truth is that entertainment doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to soothsaying, and nowhere does that hold more true than when it comes to the business itself…

  • Sony’s SRW-9000: a review from industry insiders
    Wednesday December 23rd 2009

    With the introduction of the new SRW-9000 HDCAM-SR Camcorder, Sony has taken what appears to be an evolutionary step toward accelerating the democratization of filmmaking. The new model marks a first for Sony, as the company has been eager to offer an upgradeable camera system, allowing filmmakers longevity of use, greater flexibility and creative freedom with film-camera style ergonomics. At a recent work-flow seminar, staged over two days at Sony’s Toronto offices, the attendees were treated to a veritable cornucopia of technical demonstration. 

  • Chris Albrecht named president, CEO of Starz
    Wednesday December 23rd 2009

    He’s back. Former HBO chief Chris Albrecht is the new president and CEO of Starz, the premium cable network’s parent company Liberty Media announced today. Albrecht spent more than 20 years at HBO (seven years as president of original programming) and was credited for launching series such as “The Sopranos”[…]

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Archives for: December 20095
  • Avatar tops Christmas box office in US and Canada
    Tuesday December 29th 2009

    The estimated $278m in weekend ticket sales broke the previous record of $253m set in July 2008, the weekend The Dark Knight was released. Sci-fi epic Avatar took $75m in its second weekend, according to early studio estimates.

  • Decade changed film biz
    Thursday December 24th 2009

    Back in 2000, studios were flush with cash and made movies for U.S. audiences first. New Line and MGM were still players. DVDs were new and had yet to turn into Hollywood’s cash cow. Watching a movie online was unrealistic. Brad Grey was still a talent manager. And Pixar was the little toon shop outside San Francisco that made cute movies on its computers. While digital has changed film distribution forever, the good news is that consumers are watching more movies than ever.

  • Forecasts that didn’t pan out
    Thursday December 24th 2009

    Hollywood is addicted to visions of the apocalypse, whether in movies like “2012” or in the pervading sense that the business is going to hell in a handbasket. While the real world in the ’00s delivered unimaginable tragedy and tumult, the truth is that entertainment doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to soothsaying, and nowhere does that hold more true than when it comes to the business itself…

  • Sony’s SRW-9000: a review from industry insiders
    Wednesday December 23rd 2009

    With the introduction of the new SRW-9000 HDCAM-SR Camcorder, Sony has taken what appears to be an evolutionary step toward accelerating the democratization of filmmaking. The new model marks a first for Sony, as the company has been eager to offer an upgradeable camera system, allowing filmmakers longevity of use, greater flexibility and creative freedom with film-camera style ergonomics. At a recent work-flow seminar, staged over two days at Sony’s Toronto offices, the attendees were treated to a veritable cornucopia of technical demonstration. 

  • Chris Albrecht named president, CEO of Starz
    Wednesday December 23rd 2009

    He’s back. Former HBO chief Chris Albrecht is the new president and CEO of Starz, the premium cable network’s parent company Liberty Media announced today. Albrecht spent more than 20 years at HBO (seven years as president of original programming) and was credited for launching series such as “The Sopranos”[…]

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Archives for: December 20095
  • Avatar tops Christmas box office in US and Canada
    Tuesday December 29th 2009

    The estimated $278m in weekend ticket sales broke the previous record of $253m set in July 2008, the weekend The Dark Knight was released. Sci-fi epic Avatar took $75m in its second weekend, according to early studio estimates.

  • Decade changed film biz
    Thursday December 24th 2009

    Back in 2000, studios were flush with cash and made movies for U.S. audiences first. New Line and MGM were still players. DVDs were new and had yet to turn into Hollywood’s cash cow. Watching a movie online was unrealistic. Brad Grey was still a talent manager. And Pixar was the little toon shop outside San Francisco that made cute movies on its computers. While digital has changed film distribution forever, the good news is that consumers are watching more movies than ever.

  • Forecasts that didn’t pan out
    Thursday December 24th 2009

    Hollywood is addicted to visions of the apocalypse, whether in movies like “2012” or in the pervading sense that the business is going to hell in a handbasket. While the real world in the ’00s delivered unimaginable tragedy and tumult, the truth is that entertainment doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to soothsaying, and nowhere does that hold more true than when it comes to the business itself…

  • Sony’s SRW-9000: a review from industry insiders
    Wednesday December 23rd 2009

    With the introduction of the new SRW-9000 HDCAM-SR Camcorder, Sony has taken what appears to be an evolutionary step toward accelerating the democratization of filmmaking. The new model marks a first for Sony, as the company has been eager to offer an upgradeable camera system, allowing filmmakers longevity of use, greater flexibility and creative freedom with film-camera style ergonomics. At a recent work-flow seminar, staged over two days at Sony’s Toronto offices, the attendees were treated to a veritable cornucopia of technical demonstration. 

  • Chris Albrecht named president, CEO of Starz
    Wednesday December 23rd 2009

    He’s back. Former HBO chief Chris Albrecht is the new president and CEO of Starz, the premium cable network’s parent company Liberty Media announced today. Albrecht spent more than 20 years at HBO (seven years as president of original programming) and was credited for launching series such as “The Sopranos”[…]

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