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  • Netflix to lose 475 films and TV shows in January
    Friday January 03rd 2014

    Almost 500 films and TV shows will disappear from Netflix’s service in the next week. The streaming service celebrates its first anniversary in Britain on January 9, which marks the expiration of numerous licences and agreements. New Year’s Day will see 66 titles vanish, including Spaghetti westerns For A Few[…]

  • Kickstarter enjoys a huge year financing film in 2013
    Thursday January 02nd 2014

    Kickstarter, the crowdfunding website launched in 2009, is a source of finance for film projects of all kinds, and it had a pretty good 2013. According to online news source Indiewire, 9516 film and video projects were launched last year through Kickstarter, with a total of $79,305,924 pledged. In a Hollywood context, this is pretty small potatoes. Think of it as equal to the reported budget for Grown Ups 2, or half of Star Trek Into Darkness, or twice that of American Hustle. There has been a certain amount of angst over the fact that high-profile filmmakers such as Spike Lee and Zach Braff have financed films this way, and that Rob Thomas, creator of the cult TV series Veronica Mars, was able to go to Kickstarter to raise $5 million for a Veronica Mars movie.

  • James Avery, ‘Fresh Prince’ father figure, dies at 65
    Thursday January 02nd 2014

    James Avery, who portrayed the commanding yet cuddly father figure on the hit 1990s sit-com “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” died at a Glendale hospital Tuesday night due to complications from open heart surgery, according to his manager. He was 65, according to public records. Avery was mourned by his[…]

  • Telefilm Canada and Palm Springs Film Festival to Present ‘Focus on Canada’ Showcase
    Wednesday January 01st 2014

    The Palm Springs International Film Festival has announced that Telefilm Canada will once again partner with the Festival as the sponsor of this year’s special Canadian Cinema showcase, “Focus on Canada” at the 25 th annual edition of the event. Telefilm Canada, the government cultural agency devoted to the development[…]

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Archives for: January 20145
  • Netflix to lose 475 films and TV shows in January
    Friday January 03rd 2014

    Almost 500 films and TV shows will disappear from Netflix’s service in the next week. The streaming service celebrates its first anniversary in Britain on January 9, which marks the expiration of numerous licences and agreements. New Year’s Day will see 66 titles vanish, including Spaghetti westerns For A Few[…]

  • Kickstarter enjoys a huge year financing film in 2013
    Thursday January 02nd 2014

    Kickstarter, the crowdfunding website launched in 2009, is a source of finance for film projects of all kinds, and it had a pretty good 2013. According to online news source Indiewire, 9516 film and video projects were launched last year through Kickstarter, with a total of $79,305,924 pledged. In a Hollywood context, this is pretty small potatoes. Think of it as equal to the reported budget for Grown Ups 2, or half of Star Trek Into Darkness, or twice that of American Hustle. There has been a certain amount of angst over the fact that high-profile filmmakers such as Spike Lee and Zach Braff have financed films this way, and that Rob Thomas, creator of the cult TV series Veronica Mars, was able to go to Kickstarter to raise $5 million for a Veronica Mars movie.

  • James Avery, ‘Fresh Prince’ father figure, dies at 65
    Thursday January 02nd 2014

    James Avery, who portrayed the commanding yet cuddly father figure on the hit 1990s sit-com “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” died at a Glendale hospital Tuesday night due to complications from open heart surgery, according to his manager. He was 65, according to public records. Avery was mourned by his[…]

  • Telefilm Canada and Palm Springs Film Festival to Present ‘Focus on Canada’ Showcase
    Wednesday January 01st 2014

    The Palm Springs International Film Festival has announced that Telefilm Canada will once again partner with the Festival as the sponsor of this year’s special Canadian Cinema showcase, “Focus on Canada” at the 25 th annual edition of the event. Telefilm Canada, the government cultural agency devoted to the development[…]

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Archives for: January 20145
  • Netflix to lose 475 films and TV shows in January
    Friday January 03rd 2014

    Almost 500 films and TV shows will disappear from Netflix’s service in the next week. The streaming service celebrates its first anniversary in Britain on January 9, which marks the expiration of numerous licences and agreements. New Year’s Day will see 66 titles vanish, including Spaghetti westerns For A Few[…]

  • Kickstarter enjoys a huge year financing film in 2013
    Thursday January 02nd 2014

    Kickstarter, the crowdfunding website launched in 2009, is a source of finance for film projects of all kinds, and it had a pretty good 2013. According to online news source Indiewire, 9516 film and video projects were launched last year through Kickstarter, with a total of $79,305,924 pledged. In a Hollywood context, this is pretty small potatoes. Think of it as equal to the reported budget for Grown Ups 2, or half of Star Trek Into Darkness, or twice that of American Hustle. There has been a certain amount of angst over the fact that high-profile filmmakers such as Spike Lee and Zach Braff have financed films this way, and that Rob Thomas, creator of the cult TV series Veronica Mars, was able to go to Kickstarter to raise $5 million for a Veronica Mars movie.

  • James Avery, ‘Fresh Prince’ father figure, dies at 65
    Thursday January 02nd 2014

    James Avery, who portrayed the commanding yet cuddly father figure on the hit 1990s sit-com “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” died at a Glendale hospital Tuesday night due to complications from open heart surgery, according to his manager. He was 65, according to public records. Avery was mourned by his[…]

  • Telefilm Canada and Palm Springs Film Festival to Present ‘Focus on Canada’ Showcase
    Wednesday January 01st 2014

    The Palm Springs International Film Festival has announced that Telefilm Canada will once again partner with the Festival as the sponsor of this year’s special Canadian Cinema showcase, “Focus on Canada” at the 25 th annual edition of the event. Telefilm Canada, the government cultural agency devoted to the development[…]

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