“Spotlight” Shines At 17th Annual Golden Trailer Awards

Open Road’s independent biographical drama “Spotlight” has a few more prizes to place on its mantle next to the Best Picture Oscar it took home earlier this year. The Tom McCarthy film picked up two trophies at the Golden Trailer…

Can Filmmakers Really Help Kodak Craft A New Image?

The long standing uncertainty over the future of 35mm motion picture film was finally laid to rest this past week by the Eastman Kodak Co. causing the industry to heave a huge sigh of relief. That’s one way to look…

Multiplexes Set to Feast on Television Leftovers

Two movies hitting North American cinemas over the next three weeks are primed to do blockbuster business. Unlike most blockbusters however, they aren’t being released with the support of multi-million dollar marketing campaigns. Both are derived from properties that originated…

Warner Bros. Brings Looney Tunes Back To Cinemas

Just this past weekend I was shocked when my daughters, six and four-year-olds, asked who Bugs Bunny was. I’m not sure why I was so surprised, since they watch very little television and most of the movies they’ve seen feature…

Warner Bros. Scraps 3D For Next “Harry Potter”

After being heavily criticized for the poor 3D conversion on “Clash of the Titans” earlier this year, it seems Warner Bros. is being more cautious about making the same mistake on future blockbusters.  The Los Angeles Times reported on Friday that…

Universal and Disney Close To VPF Deal With DCIP

And then there were four.  Four studios that is.  Or so says the Wall Street Journal which broke a story today reporting that Universal Pictures and Walt Disney Company have reached a virtual print fee deal with Digital Cinema Implementation…

How digital cinema can make a difference (unleash your archive!)

The always readable Andreas Fuchs has an excelent piece in the latest issue of Film Journal International on the difference that the UK Film Council‘s Digital Screen Network has made. It was never intended to help the Hollywood blockbusters, though…

Warner Bros. Looking To Shed Titles

If you’re looking for a screaming deal on a finished film you should probably give Warner Bros. a call. In his Los Angeles Times column today Patrick Goldstein details an interview he conducted with Alan Horn, the studio’s top dog….

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