Academy Opens All 24 Categories to All Voting Members
For the first time ever, the Academy Governors have approved a plan to allow all voting members to vote in all 24 categories, new AMPAS president Hawk Koch told a Saturday meeting of the Academy’s members in Beverly Hills.
Spectacle: A Music Video Exhibition for the MTV Generation
Currently on display at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, Spectacle: The Music Video is the first ever exhibition to celebrate the artform that was once the bread and butter of MTV.
Surviving a 48 Hour Film Project
I spent much of the last couple of days following around a team working on the Boston 48 Hour Film Project. I intend to write more, but here's my initial impressions.
World War Z: Is Brad Pitt Making the Most Expensive Disaster of All Time?
The negative hype surrounding Brad Pitt's zombie epic is getting worse all the time, with news of rewrites, reshoots and a budget that has ballooned above $400 million.
Take That, Apple TV: Smart TVs Twice as Popular as Dedicated Streaming Boxes
Roku boxes and Apple TV streaming devices may be on everyone’s mind, but smart TVs with internet apps are actually a lot more popular.
Paramount Hopes New Star Trek Is a Global Crowd-Pleaser
Star Trek may be one of the biggest franchises in Hollywood history, but it has one surprising flaw: Captain Kirk doesn’t travel well.
Method Studios Opens Purpose-Built VFX Facility
Method Studios, which has offices in LA, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Sydney and Melbourne, has relocated from its Wardour Street shared space within Deluxe 142 to a purpose-built studio.
Five Scripts That Made Shane Black Hollywood’s Hottest Writer in the 1990s
Iron Man 3 is quite a coup for director/co-writer Shane Black, who, back in the '90s, during a kind of spec script arms race, was frequently topping himself as the most-paid screenwriter of all time.
Director William Friedkin on Rising and Falling and Rising in the Film Industry
In 1971 and 1973, William Friedkin found himself on top of the film world with the one-two punch of The French Connection and The Exorcist. Then things got interesting.