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  • Canadian director goes to the dogs
    Monday July 26th 2010

    Brad Peyton, 31, has moved from CBC claymation monsters to a megalomaniacal Hollywood feline, but he says his dark sense of humour remains consistent. So, too, does his “work ethic and maybe my blind stupidity of just putting your head down and pushing through it,” adds Gander, Nfld.-born Peyton, whose first big-budget movie, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, opens Friday. It’s quite a leap for a young producer-director probably best known to hip Canadian TV viewers as the creative force behind the darkly funny stop-motion claymation What It’s Like Being Alone, which ran on CBC in 2005.

  • N.Y. budget no lock despite legislature’s return
    Monday July 26th 2010

    The New York State budget, which includes a five-year film and TV production tax-credit program worth $420 million annually, already is 16 weeks late. Although industry folks here hope it will pass this week, there could be more delays, which could put a further drag on production activity. Gov. David Paterson has called Empire State lawmakers back to Albany for a 6 p.m. Wednesday special session that will interrupt the legislature’s summer break to approve the budget, which was supposed to be signed off on by April 1, as well as various other bills.

  • Will broadcasters start promoting on rival nets?
    Monday July 26th 2010

    As consumers continue to be exposed to an increasing array of media choices, the major broadcast networks still devote 85%-90% of their new program promotional efforts to spots that appear on their own air. The rest is spread across the traditional and new-media universe including print, radio, online, out-of-home and social networks. But now, with DVR penetration approaching 40%, according to Nielsen — and with more than 50% of ads skipped in DVR playback mode — some network executives acknowledge that they’re on-air promo efforts aren’t as effective as they once were.

  • Canada and U.S. Weekend Box Office – 07/23/10 to 07/25/10
    Monday July 26th 2010

    FilmTotalInception, WB$42,725,012Salt, Sony$36,011,243Despicable Me, Uni.$23,689,060The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, BV$9,651,495Toy Story 3, BV$8,917,512Ramona and Beezus, Fox$7,810,481Grown Ups, Sony$7,428,742The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Sum.$7,186,170The Last Airbender, Par.$4,217,021Predators, Fox$3,120,656

  • SAG, AFTRA presidents form merger forum
    Monday July 26th 2010

    That much-debated merger of SAG and AFTRA just got another nudge toward the front burner. SAG said Saturday it has agreed to an AFTRA proposal to form a small working group headed by their respective presidents to discuss the possibility of a merger of the actors unions. A larger joint[…]

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Archives for: July 20105
  • Canadian director goes to the dogs
    Monday July 26th 2010

    Brad Peyton, 31, has moved from CBC claymation monsters to a megalomaniacal Hollywood feline, but he says his dark sense of humour remains consistent. So, too, does his “work ethic and maybe my blind stupidity of just putting your head down and pushing through it,” adds Gander, Nfld.-born Peyton, whose first big-budget movie, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, opens Friday. It’s quite a leap for a young producer-director probably best known to hip Canadian TV viewers as the creative force behind the darkly funny stop-motion claymation What It’s Like Being Alone, which ran on CBC in 2005.

  • N.Y. budget no lock despite legislature’s return
    Monday July 26th 2010

    The New York State budget, which includes a five-year film and TV production tax-credit program worth $420 million annually, already is 16 weeks late. Although industry folks here hope it will pass this week, there could be more delays, which could put a further drag on production activity. Gov. David Paterson has called Empire State lawmakers back to Albany for a 6 p.m. Wednesday special session that will interrupt the legislature’s summer break to approve the budget, which was supposed to be signed off on by April 1, as well as various other bills.

  • Will broadcasters start promoting on rival nets?
    Monday July 26th 2010

    As consumers continue to be exposed to an increasing array of media choices, the major broadcast networks still devote 85%-90% of their new program promotional efforts to spots that appear on their own air. The rest is spread across the traditional and new-media universe including print, radio, online, out-of-home and social networks. But now, with DVR penetration approaching 40%, according to Nielsen — and with more than 50% of ads skipped in DVR playback mode — some network executives acknowledge that they’re on-air promo efforts aren’t as effective as they once were.

  • Canada and U.S. Weekend Box Office – 07/23/10 to 07/25/10
    Monday July 26th 2010

    FilmTotalInception, WB$42,725,012Salt, Sony$36,011,243Despicable Me, Uni.$23,689,060The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, BV$9,651,495Toy Story 3, BV$8,917,512Ramona and Beezus, Fox$7,810,481Grown Ups, Sony$7,428,742The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Sum.$7,186,170The Last Airbender, Par.$4,217,021Predators, Fox$3,120,656

  • SAG, AFTRA presidents form merger forum
    Monday July 26th 2010

    That much-debated merger of SAG and AFTRA just got another nudge toward the front burner. SAG said Saturday it has agreed to an AFTRA proposal to form a small working group headed by their respective presidents to discuss the possibility of a merger of the actors unions. A larger joint[…]

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ARCHIVES

Archives for: July 20105
  • Canadian director goes to the dogs
    Monday July 26th 2010

    Brad Peyton, 31, has moved from CBC claymation monsters to a megalomaniacal Hollywood feline, but he says his dark sense of humour remains consistent. So, too, does his “work ethic and maybe my blind stupidity of just putting your head down and pushing through it,” adds Gander, Nfld.-born Peyton, whose first big-budget movie, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, opens Friday. It’s quite a leap for a young producer-director probably best known to hip Canadian TV viewers as the creative force behind the darkly funny stop-motion claymation What It’s Like Being Alone, which ran on CBC in 2005.

  • N.Y. budget no lock despite legislature’s return
    Monday July 26th 2010

    The New York State budget, which includes a five-year film and TV production tax-credit program worth $420 million annually, already is 16 weeks late. Although industry folks here hope it will pass this week, there could be more delays, which could put a further drag on production activity. Gov. David Paterson has called Empire State lawmakers back to Albany for a 6 p.m. Wednesday special session that will interrupt the legislature’s summer break to approve the budget, which was supposed to be signed off on by April 1, as well as various other bills.

  • Will broadcasters start promoting on rival nets?
    Monday July 26th 2010

    As consumers continue to be exposed to an increasing array of media choices, the major broadcast networks still devote 85%-90% of their new program promotional efforts to spots that appear on their own air. The rest is spread across the traditional and new-media universe including print, radio, online, out-of-home and social networks. But now, with DVR penetration approaching 40%, according to Nielsen — and with more than 50% of ads skipped in DVR playback mode — some network executives acknowledge that they’re on-air promo efforts aren’t as effective as they once were.

  • Canada and U.S. Weekend Box Office – 07/23/10 to 07/25/10
    Monday July 26th 2010

    FilmTotalInception, WB$42,725,012Salt, Sony$36,011,243Despicable Me, Uni.$23,689,060The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, BV$9,651,495Toy Story 3, BV$8,917,512Ramona and Beezus, Fox$7,810,481Grown Ups, Sony$7,428,742The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Sum.$7,186,170The Last Airbender, Par.$4,217,021Predators, Fox$3,120,656

  • SAG, AFTRA presidents form merger forum
    Monday July 26th 2010

    That much-debated merger of SAG and AFTRA just got another nudge toward the front burner. SAG said Saturday it has agreed to an AFTRA proposal to form a small working group headed by their respective presidents to discuss the possibility of a merger of the actors unions. A larger joint[…]

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