AMC Entertainment Theater Chain Seeks $368 Million in IPO
The offering of Class A shares would return AMC, the second-largest U.S. theater chain by revenue, to a public listing for the first time in nine years.
MPAA Reaches $80M Settlement With File Sharing Site Hotfile
Just over three months after the Motion Picture Association of America won an important legal win finding file-sharing service Hotfile and its founder Anton Titov liable for copyright infringement, the site today took a fatal double blow.
Super Bowl TV Advertising Sold Out, Fox Says
Ad time for Fox Sports’ broadcast of Super Bowl XLVIII has sold out, a month earlier than ad time sold out for last year’s game, Fox announced.
Library of Congress Study Sees Troubling Loss of Silent Feature Films
Of the nearly 11,000 silent feature films that were produced and distributed in the United States from 1912 to 1929, the report says, only 3,311 are known to exist today — and fewer than half of those, 1,575, exist in their original 35mm release format.
Pixar vs. Disney Animation: John Lasseter’s Tricky Tug-of-War
Frozen's success shows the house that Walt built can compete with a sibling rival that is enduring layoffs and criticism of its sequel strategy even as box-office booms.
Inside Llewyn Davis Earns Best Feature at Gotham Awards
The win comes at a fortuitous time for distributor CBS Films as the movie opens in limited release this weekend.
Middle Earth Comes to Hollywood for The Desolation of Smaug Premiere
“Last year, there was a lot of focus on the frame rate and the technology drove a lot of the reviews," Peter Jackson said. "This time around we made a conscious decision that all the press screenings will be in 24, the premiere at 48."
FX Inks Exclusive TV Series Pact with Louis C.K.
FX Networks has locked up Louis C.K.’s services as a writer and director on TV series for the foreseeable future, inking a multi-year overall deal with the hyphenate’s Pig Newton banner.
Camera Operators Unveil Lifetime Achievement Honorees
The Camera Operator Award goes to Chris Haarhoff, whose credits include Saving Private Ryan, Fight Club and Almost Famous.
The Essay Structure of Video Editing
A good way to plan and edit a nonfiction piece is to structure the storyline like you would a formal essay. In this post, we'll take our cues from writing fundamentals and show you how.