Weinsteins File Lawsuit Against Time Warner over Hobbit Sequels Profits
Harvey Weinstein has made good on his threat to file a lawsuit against Time Warner, studio Warner Bros. and its New Line division over claims to a percentage of revenue from the next two Hobbit films.
Paramount Moving Forward on World War Z with Helmer Juan Antonio Bayona
J.A. Bayona helmed the monsoon disaster pic The Impossible, but he might be taking on something close to that title as Paramount and Skydance have signed him to oversee figuring out a sequel to World War Z.
Why Paul Schrader May Not Open His Oscar Ballot This Year
In case you haven't noticed, the awards noise is reaching a crescendo about now. And writer-director Paul Schrader for one, is sick of it.
The Ordeal That Is Going to the Movies
It used to be you’d take your seat early, the theater was quiet, you relaxed and settled in. It was nice.
Subtitles Increase Traffic and Conversaion Rates. Make ‘Em.
We looked at data for artists on VHX and found that adding subtitles means more sales. Why? More traffic and a higher conversion rate.
Hobbit Sequel’s High Frame Rate Theaters Nearly Doubled, But WB Keeps It Quiet
Thousands of theaters will show Desolation of Smaug at director Peter Jackson’s preferred speed, but Warner Bros. and Jackson hope the divisive format stays out of the spotlight.
Bette Midler to Play Mae West in HBO Films Biopic from William Friedkin
The Divine Miss M. is taking on the great Mae West. HBO Films has put in development Mae West, a movie about the true Hollywood original, with Bette Midler attached to star and executive produce.
From Jesse’s Box to PCU2: The Evolution of a Phantom Control Unit
A few years ago, one of our Phantom customers asked us to solve a problem: how could handheld sports shooters using a Phantom v640, which lacked any on-board controls, perform basic functions without being tethered to a computer?
Scenes Not Safe for Work, Even for the Film Editor
The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese’s epic retelling of the story of Jordan Belfort, the infamous financier who built an ill-gotten empire on penny stocks, clocks in at two hours and 59 minutes — down from his original cut of nearly four hours.
Steven Soderbergh on Scorsese’s After Hours
I wanted to watch something fun, so I ordered up After Hours on Warner Instant Archive. It said it was in HD but the image was somewhere between SD and radio, although to be fair, I doubt the film has been remastered in a very long time.