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  • Film Academy’s New Board of Governors Includes Sony’s Amy Pascal and Filmmaker Alex Gibney
    Tuesday July 16th 2013

    Ten first-time governors — including Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal and Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney — have been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of governors, the organization’s governing body. Pascal will represent the executives branch, while Gibney will rep the documentary branch.[…]

  • Johnny Depp to star in Alice in Wonderland sequel
    Tuesday July 16th 2013

    Johnny Depp has signed up to star in a sequel to the 2010 $1bn fantasy blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, reports Deadline. Depp, who only last week agreed to play Charlie Mortdecai in a film based on Kyril Bonfiglioli’s books about the eccentric and debonair English art dealer, will once again[…]

  • Sharknado film creates Twitter storm
    Friday July 12th 2013

    Sharknado, a new made-for-TV film in which Ian Ziering and Tara Reid battle sharks falling from the sky, debuted in the US last night – and promptly became a major talking point on Twitter. Airing on Syfy, the channel responsible for such TV movies as Arachnoquake, Sharktopus and Aladdin & The Death Lamp, Sharknado was the top trending topic on Twitter, with viewers transfixed by its preposterous premise – a freak hurricane sucks sharks up from the ocean, hurling them at Los Angeles, causing the waterlogged populace to be terrorised by the flying predators.

  • James Cameron says film-makers are ‘not using 3D properly’
    Tuesday July 09th 2013

    Avatar director James Cameron has hit out at Hollywood’s dependence on 3D and suggested that two of the year’s highest-grossing films so far, Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel, did not need to use the format. Cameron, whose 2009 box-office hit Avatar opened the floodgates for movies using the effect, told a forum in Mexico City that Hollywood was “not using 3D properly”.

  • Why aren’t consumer TV shows giving value for money?
    Thursday July 04th 2013

    TV programmes mainly divide into two types: reflective shows, which try to make viewers pause and think and be surprised, and reflection projects, which transmit the audience’s own lives back to them. When budgets and audiences are short, you will tend to get more of the latter. And consumer series are among the most pure examples of television as a mirror: the standard stuff you do – shopping, eating out, family trips – is played back, though with the distorting angle of a presenter warning that you are being tricked.

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  • Film Academy’s New Board of Governors Includes Sony’s Amy Pascal and Filmmaker Alex Gibney
    Tuesday July 16th 2013

    Ten first-time governors — including Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal and Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney — have been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of governors, the organization’s governing body. Pascal will represent the executives branch, while Gibney will rep the documentary branch.[…]

  • Johnny Depp to star in Alice in Wonderland sequel
    Tuesday July 16th 2013

    Johnny Depp has signed up to star in a sequel to the 2010 $1bn fantasy blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, reports Deadline. Depp, who only last week agreed to play Charlie Mortdecai in a film based on Kyril Bonfiglioli’s books about the eccentric and debonair English art dealer, will once again[…]

  • Sharknado film creates Twitter storm
    Friday July 12th 2013

    Sharknado, a new made-for-TV film in which Ian Ziering and Tara Reid battle sharks falling from the sky, debuted in the US last night – and promptly became a major talking point on Twitter. Airing on Syfy, the channel responsible for such TV movies as Arachnoquake, Sharktopus and Aladdin & The Death Lamp, Sharknado was the top trending topic on Twitter, with viewers transfixed by its preposterous premise – a freak hurricane sucks sharks up from the ocean, hurling them at Los Angeles, causing the waterlogged populace to be terrorised by the flying predators.

  • James Cameron says film-makers are ‘not using 3D properly’
    Tuesday July 09th 2013

    Avatar director James Cameron has hit out at Hollywood’s dependence on 3D and suggested that two of the year’s highest-grossing films so far, Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel, did not need to use the format. Cameron, whose 2009 box-office hit Avatar opened the floodgates for movies using the effect, told a forum in Mexico City that Hollywood was “not using 3D properly”.

  • Why aren’t consumer TV shows giving value for money?
    Thursday July 04th 2013

    TV programmes mainly divide into two types: reflective shows, which try to make viewers pause and think and be surprised, and reflection projects, which transmit the audience’s own lives back to them. When budgets and audiences are short, you will tend to get more of the latter. And consumer series are among the most pure examples of television as a mirror: the standard stuff you do – shopping, eating out, family trips – is played back, though with the distorting angle of a presenter warning that you are being tricked.

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Archives for: July 20135
  • Film Academy’s New Board of Governors Includes Sony’s Amy Pascal and Filmmaker Alex Gibney
    Tuesday July 16th 2013

    Ten first-time governors — including Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal and Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney — have been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of governors, the organization’s governing body. Pascal will represent the executives branch, while Gibney will rep the documentary branch.[…]

  • Johnny Depp to star in Alice in Wonderland sequel
    Tuesday July 16th 2013

    Johnny Depp has signed up to star in a sequel to the 2010 $1bn fantasy blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, reports Deadline. Depp, who only last week agreed to play Charlie Mortdecai in a film based on Kyril Bonfiglioli’s books about the eccentric and debonair English art dealer, will once again[…]

  • Sharknado film creates Twitter storm
    Friday July 12th 2013

    Sharknado, a new made-for-TV film in which Ian Ziering and Tara Reid battle sharks falling from the sky, debuted in the US last night – and promptly became a major talking point on Twitter. Airing on Syfy, the channel responsible for such TV movies as Arachnoquake, Sharktopus and Aladdin & The Death Lamp, Sharknado was the top trending topic on Twitter, with viewers transfixed by its preposterous premise – a freak hurricane sucks sharks up from the ocean, hurling them at Los Angeles, causing the waterlogged populace to be terrorised by the flying predators.

  • James Cameron says film-makers are ‘not using 3D properly’
    Tuesday July 09th 2013

    Avatar director James Cameron has hit out at Hollywood’s dependence on 3D and suggested that two of the year’s highest-grossing films so far, Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel, did not need to use the format. Cameron, whose 2009 box-office hit Avatar opened the floodgates for movies using the effect, told a forum in Mexico City that Hollywood was “not using 3D properly”.

  • Why aren’t consumer TV shows giving value for money?
    Thursday July 04th 2013

    TV programmes mainly divide into two types: reflective shows, which try to make viewers pause and think and be surprised, and reflection projects, which transmit the audience’s own lives back to them. When budgets and audiences are short, you will tend to get more of the latter. And consumer series are among the most pure examples of television as a mirror: the standard stuff you do – shopping, eating out, family trips – is played back, though with the distorting angle of a presenter warning that you are being tricked.

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