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  • Filmmakers rush to get ready for Toronto International Film Festival
    Thursday August 28th 2014

    The curtain opens on the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in less than a week, and while the stars get ready for primping, some movie-makers are undergoing a far less-glamorous process — sitting bleary-eyed in editing rooms putting the final touches on their projects. “We’re not actually finished the movie yet,” Jeffrey St. Jules, writer-director of Bang Bang Baby, confessed earlier this month. “We’ll be finished the score and everything right before the festival.” Such is the harried situation that goes on behind the scenes before the fest, which is often viewed as a springboard to Oscar glory.

  • Emmy Awards 2014: ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Modern Family’ big winners
    Tuesday August 26th 2014

    “Breaking Bad” may have been off the air for nearly a year, but it was fresh in the minds of Emmy voters. At Monday night’s 2014 Emmy Awards, the series won five statuettes, including drama series, lead actor, supporting actor and actress, and writing.

  • Saturday Night Live Announcer Don Pardo Dies At 96
    Wednesday August 20th 2014

    Don Pardo, the Saturday Night Live announcer whose effusive baritone ushered in the show’s weekly episodes since 1975 — either live or as a prerecording — died on Monday evening at the age of 96.

  • Tax credits help B.C. pinch film projects from Seattle
    Tuesday August 19th 2014

    Give us your Microsoft, Seattle, your Starbucks and, while you’re at it, your film industry. Seattle’s pain is Vancouver’s gain when it comes to the film industry, thanks to B.C.’s tax credits, according to folks in the business. Take the new series Intruders, for example. The eight-episode TV series is set entirely in Seattle, yet except for a few establishing shots, the whole thing was filmed in Vancouver. BBC America, the producer, said the reason was simple: Economics. While B.C. spends about $285 million a year on tax credits for the industry, Washington state caps out at $3.5 million, which was used up by May.

  • What Aereo should do to stay alive and innovate the TV industry
    Monday August 18th 2014

    Most great businesses need to go though a moment of snatching victory from the jaw of defeat. Apple lost the PC race, only to innovate and win with portable music players and then phones over the last decade. Intel’s main business was selling RAM chips in the 80s until they rapidly lost market-share and pivoted to focus on commercial microprocessors as the age of the PCs started booming. Aereo can turn the fame it gained from its lost Supreme Court case into a vibrant (and legal!) business by becoming a hardware company. Earlier in the summer, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that Aereo, the free over-the-air broadcast TV service, violated the Copyright Act. Shortly after, the company suspended its service and has since been trying to stay alive.

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  • Filmmakers rush to get ready for Toronto International Film Festival
    Thursday August 28th 2014

    The curtain opens on the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in less than a week, and while the stars get ready for primping, some movie-makers are undergoing a far less-glamorous process — sitting bleary-eyed in editing rooms putting the final touches on their projects. “We’re not actually finished the movie yet,” Jeffrey St. Jules, writer-director of Bang Bang Baby, confessed earlier this month. “We’ll be finished the score and everything right before the festival.” Such is the harried situation that goes on behind the scenes before the fest, which is often viewed as a springboard to Oscar glory.

  • Emmy Awards 2014: ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Modern Family’ big winners
    Tuesday August 26th 2014

    “Breaking Bad” may have been off the air for nearly a year, but it was fresh in the minds of Emmy voters. At Monday night’s 2014 Emmy Awards, the series won five statuettes, including drama series, lead actor, supporting actor and actress, and writing.

  • Saturday Night Live Announcer Don Pardo Dies At 96
    Wednesday August 20th 2014

    Don Pardo, the Saturday Night Live announcer whose effusive baritone ushered in the show’s weekly episodes since 1975 — either live or as a prerecording — died on Monday evening at the age of 96.

  • Tax credits help B.C. pinch film projects from Seattle
    Tuesday August 19th 2014

    Give us your Microsoft, Seattle, your Starbucks and, while you’re at it, your film industry. Seattle’s pain is Vancouver’s gain when it comes to the film industry, thanks to B.C.’s tax credits, according to folks in the business. Take the new series Intruders, for example. The eight-episode TV series is set entirely in Seattle, yet except for a few establishing shots, the whole thing was filmed in Vancouver. BBC America, the producer, said the reason was simple: Economics. While B.C. spends about $285 million a year on tax credits for the industry, Washington state caps out at $3.5 million, which was used up by May.

  • What Aereo should do to stay alive and innovate the TV industry
    Monday August 18th 2014

    Most great businesses need to go though a moment of snatching victory from the jaw of defeat. Apple lost the PC race, only to innovate and win with portable music players and then phones over the last decade. Intel’s main business was selling RAM chips in the 80s until they rapidly lost market-share and pivoted to focus on commercial microprocessors as the age of the PCs started booming. Aereo can turn the fame it gained from its lost Supreme Court case into a vibrant (and legal!) business by becoming a hardware company. Earlier in the summer, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that Aereo, the free over-the-air broadcast TV service, violated the Copyright Act. Shortly after, the company suspended its service and has since been trying to stay alive.

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Archives for: August 20145
  • Filmmakers rush to get ready for Toronto International Film Festival
    Thursday August 28th 2014

    The curtain opens on the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in less than a week, and while the stars get ready for primping, some movie-makers are undergoing a far less-glamorous process — sitting bleary-eyed in editing rooms putting the final touches on their projects. “We’re not actually finished the movie yet,” Jeffrey St. Jules, writer-director of Bang Bang Baby, confessed earlier this month. “We’ll be finished the score and everything right before the festival.” Such is the harried situation that goes on behind the scenes before the fest, which is often viewed as a springboard to Oscar glory.

  • Emmy Awards 2014: ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Modern Family’ big winners
    Tuesday August 26th 2014

    “Breaking Bad” may have been off the air for nearly a year, but it was fresh in the minds of Emmy voters. At Monday night’s 2014 Emmy Awards, the series won five statuettes, including drama series, lead actor, supporting actor and actress, and writing.

  • Saturday Night Live Announcer Don Pardo Dies At 96
    Wednesday August 20th 2014

    Don Pardo, the Saturday Night Live announcer whose effusive baritone ushered in the show’s weekly episodes since 1975 — either live or as a prerecording — died on Monday evening at the age of 96.

  • Tax credits help B.C. pinch film projects from Seattle
    Tuesday August 19th 2014

    Give us your Microsoft, Seattle, your Starbucks and, while you’re at it, your film industry. Seattle’s pain is Vancouver’s gain when it comes to the film industry, thanks to B.C.’s tax credits, according to folks in the business. Take the new series Intruders, for example. The eight-episode TV series is set entirely in Seattle, yet except for a few establishing shots, the whole thing was filmed in Vancouver. BBC America, the producer, said the reason was simple: Economics. While B.C. spends about $285 million a year on tax credits for the industry, Washington state caps out at $3.5 million, which was used up by May.

  • What Aereo should do to stay alive and innovate the TV industry
    Monday August 18th 2014

    Most great businesses need to go though a moment of snatching victory from the jaw of defeat. Apple lost the PC race, only to innovate and win with portable music players and then phones over the last decade. Intel’s main business was selling RAM chips in the 80s until they rapidly lost market-share and pivoted to focus on commercial microprocessors as the age of the PCs started booming. Aereo can turn the fame it gained from its lost Supreme Court case into a vibrant (and legal!) business by becoming a hardware company. Earlier in the summer, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that Aereo, the free over-the-air broadcast TV service, violated the Copyright Act. Shortly after, the company suspended its service and has since been trying to stay alive.

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