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FCC Approves New Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to implement new net neutrality rules designed to make sure Internet service providers treat all legal content equally. The historic vote on the proposal by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler elicited hearty cheers from a wide array of technology companies and consumer groups while setting the table for further legal challenges from Internet service providers. more »

New Head of Illinois Film Office Looks to Spur Film and TV Jobs

Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed GOP political consultant Christine Dudley, who steps into a job that primarily focuses on luring TV and film projects to Illinois. Dudley takes over for Betsy Steinberg, who ran the office for eight years before being replaced when the new administration took office. more »

Viewers Don’t Mean Profit for Google’s YouTube

The online-video unit posted revenue of about $4 billion in 2014, up from $3 billion a year earlier. But while YouTube accounted for about 6% of Google's overall sales last year, it didn't contribute to earnings. After paying for content, and the equipment to deliver speedy videos, YouTube's bottom line is "roughly break-even," according to a person with knowledge of the figure. more »

Arri Conquers the Academy Awards. RED? Not so Much.

Arri was the camera of choice for a majority of the 2015 Oscar nominees, while RED was noticeably absent for the second straight year. Let’s take a look at the major award categories and see who shot on what. more »

Bruce Sinofsky, Lauded Documentary Filmmaker, Dies at 58

Bruce Sinofsky, a filmmaker whose critically lauded documentaries tracked a notorious East Arkansas murder case and portrayed the heavy metal band Metallica as a dysfunctional family, died on Saturday at his home in Montclair, N.J. He was 58. more »

Dumb and Dumber To Piracy Leads to Copyright Lawsuits

The rights-holder of Dumb and Dumber To, last year's sequel starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, is the latest to jump aboard the legal stratagem of suing anonymous users of BitTorrent for sharing copyrighted work. At least five lawsuits were filed in Oregon federal court on Thursday with "Does" and their IP addresses listed as defendants. more »

The Lego Movie Sequel Gets Director and Title: The Lego Movie Sequel

The follow-up to the massively popular and irreverent animation will arrive in 2018 directed by Rob Schrab, following two spinoff movies. more »

Martin Scorsese Creates a List of 39 Essential Foreign Films for a Young Filmmaker

Eight or so years ago, young filmmaker Colin Levy got an opportunity of a lifetime. He got a one-on-one meeting with Martin Scorsese. more »

Apple Unveils MacBook Pro Repair Extension Program

Apple has unveiled a repair extension program for MacBook Pro notebooks exhibiting video problems. Apple "has determined that a small percentage of MacBook Pro systems may exhibit distorted video, no video, or unexpected system restarts" and will repair these systems free of charge. more »

How to Clean a Dirty Sensor

Dust and debris on your sensor can be a real problem when shooting with a closed down iris, particularly in bright environments, like a snowy exterior scene, or when shooting tabletop elements. Dust often shows up as soft dark spots in the image. more »