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Steven Spielberg, Weinstein Co. to Adapt The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner, who worked on Lincoln and Munich together, are looking to reteam for the film. more »

Cynthia Lopez, POV Co-Executive Producer, Will Be New York City Film Czar

Lopez will step in as commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting, replacing Katherine Oliver, who stepped down in January along with outgoing mayor Michael Bloomberg. more »

Hollywood Begs for a Tax Break in Some States, Including California

"There was a time when we actually made things,” said state lawmaker Raul Bocanegra, referring to the automobile and aerospace manufacturing plants that have left California. “Now, we make films here. If we’re not careful, we will lose it.” more »

Emanuel to Chicago Civic Leaders: Find Spot for Lucas Museum

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday gave a dozen civic leaders until mid-May to find an “accessible” site for a project with huge tourism potential: an interactive museum spearheaded by movie mogul George Lucas to house his formidable collection of artwork and filmmaking memorabilia. more »

Does AMD Have What It Takes to Make a Recovery?

AMD reported its first quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday and, on the whole, things aren't too bad: They reported a net loss of $20 million, beating analyst estimates. But getting losses down to $20 million is just the start. more »

Cannes 2014 Competition Presents Mike Leigh v. Ken Loach Showdown

The British directors will go head-to-head at the 67th Cannes film festival, which will also welcome new work from Jean-Luc Godard and the directorial debut of Ryan Gosling. more »

Megan Ellison Developing TV Series About Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich

Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures is producing its first major television project with writers from True Blood and The L Word, the company said Wednesday. more »

15 Cinematographers Turned Directors

This weekend, the Johnny Depp-starring Transcendence opens in all its technophobic glory, across the nation. The film is also the testing ground for the tricky horse-change pulled by its director, longtime Christopher Nolan director of photography Wally Pfister. more »

Kitting Out Your MoVI for Cinematic Capture

You see people using the MōVI with the Canon 5D, Canon 1DC or the Epic but I wanted to go about it a little differently. I wanted to shoot our movie on the Canon C500. The MōVI was not really ready for this style of cinematic capture. more »

Warren Forma, Documentary Filmmaker, Is Dead at 90

Warren Forma, a documentary filmmaker who profiled nearly two dozen artists for a series of television programs called “Artists at Work,” died on March 26 in Manhattan. He was 90. more »