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Netflix Crosses 50 Million Subscribers

The bulk of those subscribers – 36 million of them — live in the United States. Though subscriber numbers grew at their slowest pace since the same quarter a year ago, the numbers looked better overseas, where Netflix added 1.12 million customers. Its overseas subscriber base has grown 78 percent year over year. more »

Oscar-Nominated Film Now Aiming to Win an Emmy for Netflix – How Is It Eligible for Both?

The Square, a harrowing documentary about the Egyptian revolution as seen through the eyes of six of its participants, was Oscar-nominated in the 2013 Best Feature Documentary race. So how come it is suddenly a major contender at the Emmys too? more »

How Boyhood Editor Sandra Adair Helped Shape the Film’s 12-Year Evolution

You can't work with the same group of people for 12 years and not come to feel a certain kinship towards them. And indeed that's how the creative team behind Richard Linklater's decade-in-the-making film Boyhood have framed their experience. more »

Eyes Wide Shut at 15: Inside the Epic, Secretive Film Shoot that Pushed Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman to Their Limits

It was a huge story even before an extended production schedule and rumors of on-set frustration made it seem that the master director was merely torturing two of the world's biggest stars. more »

Convergent Design Odyssey7Q Updates and Odyssey7 Now Shipping

Having already proven itself as a powerful and reliable recorder, the Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q will now be getting several improvements and functions via a new firmware update, including advanced playback options, camera specific LUT support, new format support for the Sony FS700 and F3, and new frame rate support in ProRes 422. more »

Boyhood Sets Off on Awards Trek with Strong, Packed Weekend Screenings for Oscar and SAG Voters

The original plan for the release of the film was to go very slowly before hitting a much larger number of screens toward the end of August as students go back to school. But IFC is getting heavy pressure from theatre owners to expand now, particularly with the mounds of publicity it has been getting. more »

Harvey Weinstein Explains How Snowpiercer Became a Gamechanger

Weinstein's decision to open an action picture with major movie stars via autonomous subsidiary RADiUS with a video-on-demand release two weeks after its theatrical opening is rippling through the film community. more »

New NLE Color Features

As someone who does color correction as often within an NLE as in a dedicated grading application, it’s nice to see that Apple and Adobe are not treating their color tools as an afterthought. more »

Panna Rittikrai, Muay Thai Action Maestro, Dead at 53

His credits include directing Born to Fight (in 1986 and again in 2004) and Ong Bak parts 2 and 3 and action choreography on and Tom Yum Goong (aka The Protector). more »

James Garner, Witty, Handsome Leading Man, Dies at 86

James Garner, the wry and handsome leading man who slid seamlessly between television and the movies but was best known as the amiable gambler Bret Maverick in the 1950s western Maverick and the cranky sleuth Jim Rockford in the 1970s series The Rockford Files, died on Saturday night at his home in Los Angeles. more »