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President Barack Obama has nominated Danny Marti to be the new U.S. intellectual property enforcement coordinator, or “piracy czar.” Marti is the managing partner of Kilpatrick Townsend’s Washington, D.C., office.
The four-day fest, which starts Friday with a tribute to Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, includes the first showings of Reese Witherspoon’s Wild, Benedict Cumberbatch’s The Imitation Game, Jon Stewart’s Rosewater and Mia Wasikowska’s Madame Bovary — the 10th film adaptation of the French novel.
Ford injured himself on the set of Lucasfilm and Disney's project in June. According to sources, he broke his leg in an incident involving the Millennium Falcon, the spacecraft that his character pilots in the original films. Ford later underwent surgery and the production went on a two-week hiatus earlier in August to await his recovery.
Warner Bros. is moving forward with Acme (working title), a new Looney Tunes spin-off centered around the Acme Corporation, the fictional weapons supplier whose name was often seen in the original shorts.
In what is believed to be the biggest subscription video-on-demand deal for a TV series, Netflix has acquired the rights to hit NBC drama The Blacklist from Sony Pictures TV in a deal that will net $2 million per episode.
The measure calls for $330 million in incentives to be allocated to TV and movie producers — more than tripling the current $100 million that's available — and means that the state can strike back at the numerous states and countries that have gutted one of California's signature industries by luring projects with juicy tax breaks over the past decade. Funding would begin in fiscal year 2015-2016 and run through fiscal year 2018-2019.
The Omaha police chief said Wednesday that the fatal shooting of a crew member filming the television show Cops by one of his officers was an “unfortunate incident” and that it appeared that the three officers involved had acted professionally.
Metabones already has an impressive lineup of Speed Boosters — the lens adapters that can bypass crop factors, increase maximum aperture and more — but they made headlines yesterday when they added a much sought-after adapter to the lineup: the Canon EF to Micro Four-Thirds model.