It's summer tentpole season, and this summer has been a veritable groaning table for visual effects fans like me.
European funding may get easier for big U.S. productions.
Summer tentpoles "The Avengers," "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises," and bankable fall entries such as the final "Twilight" and first "Hobbit" pics have the biz looking forward to…
In a talk at the Siggraph conference Sunday, Walt Disney Animation Studios' chief technical officer laid out the thinking behind the studio's feature strategy. Bottom line: The average number of…
With studios focusing increasingly on tentpole franchises, producers of such titles face increasingly daunting challenges.
It's a Thursday morning at the Newman Scoring Stage on the Fox lot. Steven Spielberg has stopped by to listen to a 104-piece orchestra play Michael Giacchino's score for "Super 8," the J.J. Abrams…
The visual effects budget for Warner Bros.' "Green Lantern" has risen by $9 million, with new vfx houses recruited to bolster the team that's been working overtime to meet the film's June 17 launch.
On the eve of the 42nd annual NAACP Image Awards, the talk has turned to the significant lack of inclusion of African-American nominees in three previous awards shows: the Golden Globes, SAG Awards…
Despite their breathtaking costs, mega-budget tentpoles will remain the key component for major studios, according to DreamWorks CEO Stacey Snider.
George Lucas has a message for studios that are cutting their slates and shifting toward big-budget tentpoles and franchises: You've got it all wrong. The creator of "Star Wars," which stamped the…