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ATSC 3.0: Where We Stand

In the past, video entertainment in the home was relatively simple, consisting of sitting in front of the TV to watch broadcasts when they were scheduled. Today, people want the capability to watch nearly anything they want, on any device, wherever they are—with content delivered over the air, over cable or satellite, via the Internet or locally stored. It is clear that the broadcast industry must evolve to accommodate this desire. more »

Lego Movie Wins Best Feature Film At BAFTA Children’s Awards

The LEGO Movie, directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, picked up the feature film prize at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Children’s Awards. LEGO Movie competed against Frozen, Maleficent, and How to Train Your Dragon 2. more »

Seven Films That Dominate the Visual Effects Oscar Race

With the VFX Oscar shortlist coming in the next week, I predict the race will come down to seven contenders: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Interstellar, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Godzilla, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Maleficent. Beyond that, look for the big battle between Caesar, Gargantua, and Groot. more »

Beautiful Photographs of Microscopic Plankton that Look Like Photos of Outer Space

When you look at the photographs in her series Into the Umbra, photographer Julia Bennett wants you to think you’re looking at outer space more »

These Ain’t Your Momma’s P2 Cards

The Panasonic P2 memory format has an impressive legacy. It was the first, widely-available, professional solid-state media format for cameras. Panasonic took a bold leap introducing this new ‘tapeless’ format back in 2004, and it caused quite a stir. more »

Hackers Shut Down Sony Pictures’ Computers and Are Blackmailing the Studio

Computers at the company have been completely unresponsive, showing a glowering CGI skeleton, a series of URL addresses, and a threatening message from a hacker group that identifies itself as #GOP. more »

Wonder Woman Movie Signs Michelle MacLaren to Develop, Direct

MacLaren’s extensive television credits include such prestige series as Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones; the Wonder Woman film would mark her big-screen directorial debut. more »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailers to Hit 30 Theaters Thanksgiving Weekend

Starting Friday morning, 30 movie theaters across the country will play the 88-second teaser ahead of every movie at chains including AMC, Regal, Cinemark and more. more »

The Economy of Web Series and Five Questions for This Is Not a Conspiracy Theory Director Kirby Ferguson

In addition to conspiracies, This is Not a Conspiracy Theory has one other subject matter: the economy of web series. Alongside the episodes are video updates on the project’s financial progress. more »

John Cleese on the Two Elements You Need to Empower Your Creativity

You have to create boundaries of space, and you have to create boundaries of time. It’s as simple as that. more »