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  • Theatres head back to the future with 3D conversions of film classics
    Friday March 30th 2012

    There’s a time warp taking place at the multiplex, where past hits have been creeping back onto the big screen in an apparent bid to cash in on audience nostalgia and the 3D craze. James Cameron’s 3D reworking of “Titanic” is just the latest example, but Cameron’s hi-tech revisit comes on the heels of George Lucas’s 3D revamp of the “Star Wars” franchise, ahead of plans to put Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” in eye-popping 3D and follows the recent 3D reboots of animated classics “The Lion King” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Of course, the look back is much more than just a trip down memory lane – by most accounts it’s all part of Hollywood’s attempts to steer audiences towards the promise of 3D, where a movie can be an “event” and ticket prices can command hefty markups, says Jesse Wente, programming chief at Toronto’s preeminent arthouse theatre, TIFF Bell Lightbox.

  • Sony promotes film chief to larger role
    Thursday March 29th 2012

    (Reuters) – Sony Corp promoted film studio co-chairman Michael Lynton to a larger role overseeing U.S. operations, part of a reorganization as a new CEO prepares to take over the Japan-based electronics company. Lynton was named CEO of Sony Corporation of America, the company said in a statement on Thursday.[…]

  • Best year in a decade for Toronto’s film and television industry
    Thursday March 29th 2012

    2011 was the best year since 2002 for Toronto’s film, television and commercial production industry, with more than $1.13 billion in direct expenditures contributed to the local economy. The last time the industry spent more than $1 billion, the low Canadian dollar (averaging 63 cents versus the U.S. dollar that year) was a big help in attracting U.S. film productions. In 2011, the Canadian dollar was almost at par with the U.S. dollar.

  • Online-Film Viewing in U.S. to Top Discs in 2012
    Wednesday March 28th 2012

    Online-movie viewing in the U.S. will exceed digital video disc and Blu-ray use for the first time this year, according to researcher IHS Screen Digest. Legal online viewings of films will more than double this year, to 3.4 billion, IHS said in a statement. Physical viewings of DVDs and Blu-ray[…]

  • Apple, Amazon, Google or Comcast — Who Will ‘Win’ TV 2.0?
    Wednesday March 28th 2012

    Deep into your NCAA brackets, are you? Comparing with your friends about how your predictions are shaping up? Maybe over a beer and barbecue. Yeah, here’s how pathetic I am: I talk to my friends about the future of television. Not even light snacks are served. My best pal for these geek-a-thons is Steve Rosenbaum, who runs a vertically curated video-aggregation platform called Magnify.net. I’ll explain what that means presently, but you should know that Steve is what you call a visionary. In fact, let’s capitalize that. He’s a Visionary.

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  • Theatres head back to the future with 3D conversions of film classics
    Friday March 30th 2012

    There’s a time warp taking place at the multiplex, where past hits have been creeping back onto the big screen in an apparent bid to cash in on audience nostalgia and the 3D craze. James Cameron’s 3D reworking of “Titanic” is just the latest example, but Cameron’s hi-tech revisit comes on the heels of George Lucas’s 3D revamp of the “Star Wars” franchise, ahead of plans to put Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” in eye-popping 3D and follows the recent 3D reboots of animated classics “The Lion King” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Of course, the look back is much more than just a trip down memory lane – by most accounts it’s all part of Hollywood’s attempts to steer audiences towards the promise of 3D, where a movie can be an “event” and ticket prices can command hefty markups, says Jesse Wente, programming chief at Toronto’s preeminent arthouse theatre, TIFF Bell Lightbox.

  • Sony promotes film chief to larger role
    Thursday March 29th 2012

    (Reuters) – Sony Corp promoted film studio co-chairman Michael Lynton to a larger role overseeing U.S. operations, part of a reorganization as a new CEO prepares to take over the Japan-based electronics company. Lynton was named CEO of Sony Corporation of America, the company said in a statement on Thursday.[…]

  • Best year in a decade for Toronto’s film and television industry
    Thursday March 29th 2012

    2011 was the best year since 2002 for Toronto’s film, television and commercial production industry, with more than $1.13 billion in direct expenditures contributed to the local economy. The last time the industry spent more than $1 billion, the low Canadian dollar (averaging 63 cents versus the U.S. dollar that year) was a big help in attracting U.S. film productions. In 2011, the Canadian dollar was almost at par with the U.S. dollar.

  • Online-Film Viewing in U.S. to Top Discs in 2012
    Wednesday March 28th 2012

    Online-movie viewing in the U.S. will exceed digital video disc and Blu-ray use for the first time this year, according to researcher IHS Screen Digest. Legal online viewings of films will more than double this year, to 3.4 billion, IHS said in a statement. Physical viewings of DVDs and Blu-ray[…]

  • Apple, Amazon, Google or Comcast — Who Will ‘Win’ TV 2.0?
    Wednesday March 28th 2012

    Deep into your NCAA brackets, are you? Comparing with your friends about how your predictions are shaping up? Maybe over a beer and barbecue. Yeah, here’s how pathetic I am: I talk to my friends about the future of television. Not even light snacks are served. My best pal for these geek-a-thons is Steve Rosenbaum, who runs a vertically curated video-aggregation platform called Magnify.net. I’ll explain what that means presently, but you should know that Steve is what you call a visionary. In fact, let’s capitalize that. He’s a Visionary.

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Archives for: March 20125
  • Theatres head back to the future with 3D conversions of film classics
    Friday March 30th 2012

    There’s a time warp taking place at the multiplex, where past hits have been creeping back onto the big screen in an apparent bid to cash in on audience nostalgia and the 3D craze. James Cameron’s 3D reworking of “Titanic” is just the latest example, but Cameron’s hi-tech revisit comes on the heels of George Lucas’s 3D revamp of the “Star Wars” franchise, ahead of plans to put Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” in eye-popping 3D and follows the recent 3D reboots of animated classics “The Lion King” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Of course, the look back is much more than just a trip down memory lane – by most accounts it’s all part of Hollywood’s attempts to steer audiences towards the promise of 3D, where a movie can be an “event” and ticket prices can command hefty markups, says Jesse Wente, programming chief at Toronto’s preeminent arthouse theatre, TIFF Bell Lightbox.

  • Sony promotes film chief to larger role
    Thursday March 29th 2012

    (Reuters) – Sony Corp promoted film studio co-chairman Michael Lynton to a larger role overseeing U.S. operations, part of a reorganization as a new CEO prepares to take over the Japan-based electronics company. Lynton was named CEO of Sony Corporation of America, the company said in a statement on Thursday.[…]

  • Best year in a decade for Toronto’s film and television industry
    Thursday March 29th 2012

    2011 was the best year since 2002 for Toronto’s film, television and commercial production industry, with more than $1.13 billion in direct expenditures contributed to the local economy. The last time the industry spent more than $1 billion, the low Canadian dollar (averaging 63 cents versus the U.S. dollar that year) was a big help in attracting U.S. film productions. In 2011, the Canadian dollar was almost at par with the U.S. dollar.

  • Online-Film Viewing in U.S. to Top Discs in 2012
    Wednesday March 28th 2012

    Online-movie viewing in the U.S. will exceed digital video disc and Blu-ray use for the first time this year, according to researcher IHS Screen Digest. Legal online viewings of films will more than double this year, to 3.4 billion, IHS said in a statement. Physical viewings of DVDs and Blu-ray[…]

  • Apple, Amazon, Google or Comcast — Who Will ‘Win’ TV 2.0?
    Wednesday March 28th 2012

    Deep into your NCAA brackets, are you? Comparing with your friends about how your predictions are shaping up? Maybe over a beer and barbecue. Yeah, here’s how pathetic I am: I talk to my friends about the future of television. Not even light snacks are served. My best pal for these geek-a-thons is Steve Rosenbaum, who runs a vertically curated video-aggregation platform called Magnify.net. I’ll explain what that means presently, but you should know that Steve is what you call a visionary. In fact, let’s capitalize that. He’s a Visionary.

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