Cannes 2013 Lineup Unveiled; American Auteurs Include Coen Brothers, Gray, Soderbergh, Payne
The complete lineup for the 66th Cannes Film Festival was revealed Thursday morning, with the official selection including many expected titles from familiar faces from Cannes past.
Movie Business Has Done a “Horrible Job” Winning Fans, Panel Told
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s Tim Reed made the observation this morning at the most refreshingly frank panel about the problems theaters face that I’ve seen so far at the industry event.
Pitch for a Coding Standard to Track Media Assets and Ads
For advertisers and media companies, keeping track and organizing the tonnage of media assets — from video clips to commercials — can be a challenge, particularly online. On Thursday, a media industry organization announced the findings of a two-year study that uses a coding system to monitor these assets, similar to how U.P.C. labels track consumer products from shipping to purchase.
Aptina 14 Megapixel One-Inch Sensor Does 4K 60 FPS
Aptina has announced a 14MP image sensor for digital cameras, the AR1411HS, in the increasingly popular one-inch format for mirrorless, bridge, high-end compact, and broadcast digital video cameras.
Slugline is Now Available at the Mac App Store
Slugline is an app for writing screenplays. It uses Fountain as its native file format. It brings the power and simplicity of plain text to screenwriting, without sacrificing features that screenwriters need.
MPAA Tweaks Movie Ratings System in Wake of Newtown School Shooting
National Association of Theatre Owners chief John Fithian also calls on Hollywood to make fewer R-rated films.
Studio Execs Agree Premium VOD Might Work with Other Changes in Movie Business
The controversial proposal is still alive — but will have to be part of a much bigger effort to restructure the studio-theater relationship — reps from both camps said at a CinemaCon panel this morning.
Annual Star Wars Films from 2015, Alternating Saga Stories and Spin-Offs
Disney’s Alan Horn made it very clear at Cinema Con in Las Vegas this afternoon: the studio will be releasing one Star Wars film every summer from 2015 onwards.
AMC Develops Futuristic Crime Series Ballistic City from Pacific Rim Screenwriter and Oblivion Director
Ballistic City centers on a former cop in the criminal underworld of a city inside a spaceship. The craft is destined for a new planet; the series is conceptually described as Chinatown meets Blade Runner.
Apple Stock Plunges on Fears of Missed Earnings
Apple's stock sank 5.6% in midday trading on Wednesday following a report from a key supplier that indicated sales could be slowing.