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When Will Big Hollywood Studios Aggressively Produce Original Shows For Digital TV?

Netflix likely will spend around $3.3B next year on content, while Amazon ponies up $1.7B, and Hulu follows with $1.5B. And they’re hungry for original productions; they’ll probably account for 10% of Netflix’s outlay. more »

Terminator at 30: James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd on the Making of the Movie

The players recall what happened 30 years ago when a sci-fi movie no one expected to be a hit launched careers (including Arnold Schwarzenegger's), a couple of marriages and a franchise that has grossed $1.4 billion worldwide. more »

Banshee Chapter First Film Released on Oculus Rift

Digital studio Jamwix is essentially using Banshee Chapter as a way to show how Chimera can turn films into an immersive 3D experience on Oculus Rift devices. But Facebook is also likely to be keeping a close eye on it, considering it completed its $2 billion acquisition of the virtual reality headset maker in July and has been aggressive in courting content makers to develop entertainment for the device ever since. more »

Lenses and Accessories for the Sony a7S

Now that the Sony a7S is out in the field and shooting, we thought it would be a good time to put together a lens and accessory guide for this powerful new addition to the line of Sony mirrorless cameras. - See more at: more »

Inside the 27-Inch iMac with Retina 5K Display

Along with new iPads, last week Apple also unveiled a new 27-inch iMac featuring a Retina 5K display. So what is it that makes this pixel-pumping behemoth tick? more »

Yahoo’s Tumblr Enhances Video Player, But It’s Still No YouTube Killer

Tumblr, the micro-blogging site Yahoo acquired last year for $1.1 billion, has rolled out new features to make itself a better home for video. But despite speculation that it’s aiming to become a rival to Google’s YouTube, Tumblr still has a long way to go before it can credibly challenge the Internet’s No. 1 video site. more »

Boyhood Tops Gotham Award Nominations

Richard Linklater film receives four nominations; Birdman, Grand Budapest Hotel and Nightcrawler are also in the running. more »

Martin Scorsese and Amir Bar-Lev Truckin’ On Grateful Dead Documentary Film

The Grateful Dead will celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary with an authorized feature documentary that will be directed by Amir Bar-Lev, helmer of The Tillman Story and most recently the Penn State football scandal Happy Valley. more »

Goodfellas Actor Suing Fox for $250 Million Over Simpsons Mob Character

In what might be the wildest lawsuit of the year, actor Frank Sivero has filed a $250 million lawsuit against Fox Television Studios over one of the "wise guy" characters on The Simpsons. more »

MOX Open-Source Movie Format Crowdfunding Campaign

Imagine if ProRes wasn't controlled by Apple. Imagine a movie file that played back with the correct gamma on every computer. more »