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Marvel’s Victoria Alonso Keeps Budgets of Superhero Franchises From Soaring

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On a tentpole film, the visual effects credits often run longer than the trailers that preceded it, but only a few of those names have risen to positions of real power in Hollywood. One is Victoria Alonso, Marvel’s executive VP of visual effects and post-production. A former vfx producer, Alonso oversees Marvel’s vfx production and… Read more »

Will YouTube ‘Killers’ Dethrone the Video King? Don’t Bet On It

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YouTube rules over the ad-supported online-video realm. As “Game of Thrones” teaches us, everyone wants to steal the crown. Recent reports have cited several would-be challengers to Google’s dominance, including Yahoo and Comcast. Meanwhile, YouTube multichannel network partners like Maker Studios — which recently launched Maker.tv – and Fullscreen are developing initiatives to bring more audience… Read more »

Burbank Car Classic: Where the Cars Are the Celebrities

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In only its third year, the Downtown Burbank Car Classic has become an annual staple for Southern California automotive enthusiasts. Located near the Burbank Town Center, the celebration which takes place July 26 and is presented by the Downtown Burbank Partnership, is not without its luminaries (think, Jay Leno), but the real stars are the… Read more »

Hrithik Roshan Fans Rejoice in ‘Bang Bang’ Trailer

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Hrithik Roshan-Katrina Kaif starrer “Bang Bang,” long delayed by Roshan’s brain surgery, is to hit the bigscreen on Oct. 2. Fox India has released a trailer for the official Hindi remake of “Knight & Day,” which toplined Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz. It has already received 1 million hits on YouTube. “Bang Bang,” shot all over the… Read more »

Marvel Guards Its Properties But Isn’t Afraid to Take Chances With Its ‘Galaxy’

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Kevin Feige should be riddled with doubt. Each time the president of Marvel Studios has greenlit a movie, he’s been barraged by skeptics. “Iron Man” was considered too obscure. “Captain America” too American. And “Thor” too much of a fantasy figure. With each movie costing in the neighborhood of $200 million to produce, these questions… Read more »

Broadway’s ‘Of Mice and Men,’ Starring James Franco, Will Play Movie Theaters

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NT Live, the National Theater’s successful series of cinema broadcasts of theater performances, has tapped its first Broadway title with “Of Mice and Men,” the Broadway revival that stars James Franco, Chris O’Dowd and Leighton Meester. The production closes Sunday, but the cast will stick around for a private Tuesday performance that will be filmed for NT… Read more »