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Avengers 3D Firm Brings Patent Lawsuit Against Divergent 3D Firm

The conversion of 2D images to 3D continues to provoke litigation in the fourth dimension as a subsidiary of Prime Focus World has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against competitor Legend3D. more »

Hollywood Executive Pay 2014: Jon Feltheimer Soars, Sumner Redstone Sinks, Bob Iger Up

After a turbulent year for entertainment and media companies — the Sony hack, a net neutrality fight, attempted mergers and acquisitions — volatility in executive pay overall appears to have gone off script. more »

The Letterman Years: Stories From Behind the Scenes of the Show That Changed Comedy Forever

Before he ends his incredible run on May 20, longtime Late Show writer Tom Ruprecht shares a few funny stories from behind the scenes of the groundbreaking show. more »

Life After Life After Pi: The VFX Industry One Year Later

Released in February of 2014, the documentary Life After Pi chronicled the demise of major VFX studio Rhythm and Hues due to the non-sustainable practices existing between VFX houses and movie studios. Did the issues exposed in Life After Pi lead to positive change in the VFX industry? Let’s take a look at what we learned in the doc and what lies ahead. more »

At the Bench: Canon Cine-Servo 17–120 Multiple Camera Configurations

Canon’s Cine-Servo 17-120, with its versatile zoom range and 31.7mm image circle, has proven to be popular with clients. However, depending on what camera you are shooting with, there are extra items to take into consideration, such as adapters, power options, support, and more. more »

Trevor Noah to Be Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show Replacement

Noah, a biracial South African who grew up in Johannesburg's Soweto township, was a surprise pick. Though he has hosted his own program, Tonight with Trevor Noah, in his native country, the comedian joined The Daily Show as a contributor only in December. more »

Secrecy on the Set: Hollywood Embraces Digital Security

Not all that long ago, keeping tabs on Hollywood secrets was pretty simple. Executives could confiscate a crew member’s company-issued computer or cellphone once shooting ended. But personal smartphones that receive company emails, and apps that store data on cloud computers? That is not so easy to manage if your co-workers aren’t willing to play along. more »

Cinecittà Touts Italian Tax Credits to Hollywood

A small delegation from Cinecittà Studios toured Los Angeles this week to promote the revised Italian tax credit to Hollywood studios and production companies. more »

“To Remove What Feels Electronic in the Image”: While We’re Young DP Sam Levy

To be a contemporary cinematographer is to embrace the analog and the digital, the new and old, the 6K camera and the perfect imperfections of the vintage lens. more »

Alex Gibney on Going Clear’s Archival Scientology Footage, Using Drones, and Why More People Need to Speak Out Against the Church

"in another environment without drones, we would have been limited to a tripod on the street, which is not nearly as exciting as God’s Louma crane." more »