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IATSE’s New Film & TV Contract Includes 3% Annual Raises, Pension Increases

A month after IATSE reached a tentative three-year film and TV agreement with producers, details of the deal finally are emerging. more »

Netflix Releasing Bill Murray Christmas Special Directed by Sofia Coppola

The special will be an homage to the classic variety show featuring Murray playing himself. more »

Brad Bird: ‘I Want to Do Another Hand-Drawn Animated Feature’

Bird revealed in an interview that he hopes to return to hand-drawn animation sometime after he finishes the second Incredibles. more »

How Watching 3D Movies Could Be Good for Your Brain

If you’ve been to a 3D movie in the last couple of years, since the format made its big return, you can probably appreciate that it creates a more immersive experience. more »

Look Away! Practical Horror Effects in Classic Films

These legendary practical horror effects inspired many a filmmaker, especially considering that a lot of these practical horror effects could be replicated in a suburban garage after a trip to the hardware store. more »

David Letterman Finale Draws Almost 14 Million Viewers in Ratings

David Letterman closed out his 33 years in late-night television on Wednesday with one of the highest-rated shows of his career. “The Late Show” brought in 13.7 million viewers, Mr. Letterman’s biggest audience since February 1994. It also beat every network show in prime time on Wednesday. more »

Johnny Depp’s Mortdecai Drags Lionsgate’s Q4 Down, But 2015 Strong

The numbers were hurt by a downtrend on the film side thanks to the box-office flop of the Johnny Depp film Mortdecai — offset to a degree by the success of the young adult sci-fi tale Insurgent — and was below the consensus estimate for earnings during the latest quarter at 34 cents per-share. more »

New York Times Changes Film Review Policy, Can’t Guarantee Coverage

The New York Times is changing its film review policies, with the paper telling distributors this week that it can no longer guarantee its critics will weigh in on every film that screens in the city. more »

Gaspar Noe’s 3D Porn Movie Love Lands In Cannes: “This Could Never Have Been Made In America”

Leave it to the Cannes Film Festival to try and raise a little controversy this year by presenting, as part of the official selection, the first 3D porn movie ever to play the festival. more »

It’s Now Easier to Buy Stuff from YouTube Video Ads. Huzzah?

The new system allows users to not only find out more about pre-roll products but also purchase them directly through the ad. And you thought drunk-buying stuff over the internet was easy enough already. more »