LONDON — Film and other parts of the creative communities escaped harsh cuts in the U.K. as the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced his spending plans. The British Film Institute heard that it would receive an 8% cut to its government funding over the next four years, which represents a reduction of £1.34… Read more »
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“The Martian” delivered a solid opening at the Chinese box office with a $5.91 million score on Wednesday (Nov 25.) With a day of previews worth another $1 million, that gave the Matt Damon-starring picture a $6.91 million total, according to preliminary figures from local data provider Ent Group. That fell short of the recent… Read more »
Two weeks after ISIS militants besieged the Nov. 13 concert of rock band Eagles of Death Metal, the group has opened up for the first time about the terror they experienced during the horrific attack. Lead vocalist Jesse Hughes, guitarist Eden Galindo, bassist Matt McJukins, drummer Julian Dorio and sound engineer Shawn London agreed to… Read more »
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read on if you have not watched the Nov. 25 episode of “Empire,” titled “Sinned Against.” “Empire,” known for welcoming a who’s who of famous guest stars, featured cameos from Alicia Keys and Rosie O’Donnell Wednesday night, along with series co-creator Lee Daniels, who stepped out from behind the camera for a small role. Vivica A…. Read more »
This year’s line-up is packed with intimate, personal storytelling.
Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot — which studies social data and box office trends — analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology behind the numbers is laid out in… Read more »
Thanksgiving weekend is most notably a holiday reserved for amazing food, quality family time and, for some, manic Black Friday shopping, but it’s also an extended weekend during which many cherish the opportunity to relax. Indulge in our Thanksgiving TV marathon suggestions to maximize your holiday enjoyment this weekend. “That ’70s Show” IFC (Thursday, Nov. 26,… Read more »
Revenues from its chain of theaters helped Chinese film studio Bona Film Group weather a weak quarter for its distribution activities.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has officially received a PG-13 rating, for content described as “sci-fi action violence.” This will mark the second “Star Wars” film to receive a PG-13 rating, following the most recent installment in the franchise, 2005’s “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.” All the other movies in the series were released with… Read more »
Amazon would like to be your next video service operator: The retail giant has been pitching the idea to add third-party video subscription services to its Prime subscription service to TV networks and online video services, offering them offering them Amazon’s huge Prime customer base with its existing billing relationships as an incentive. News of the initiative… Read more »
“Steve Jobs” director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin recently sat down with Variety to discuss their unconventional approach to bringing the Apple co-founder’s life to the big screen. Boyle said the biggest challenge he faced was translating 185 pages of dialogue that comprised three scenes with six characters into a coherent film. As far… Read more »