Rockefeller to Introduce Bill Aimed at Boosting Online Video
Sen. Jay D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee, is introducing a bill aimed at giving a boost to new digital video services that are trying to compete against established pay-television distributors.
Cord-Cutting Slows in Third Quarter, But Pay TV Is Still Shrinking
The U.S. pay TV sector collectively dropped 113,000 subscribers in the third quarter — capping the worst 12-month period of losses for the industry — but the pace of consumers cutting the cord has slowed down.
Behind the Scenes at Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki’s Oscar-Contender The Wind Rises
A contender for the animated feature Oscar, the subtitled The Wind Rises is now playing a one-week Oscar qualifying run in Los Angeles and New York in its Japanese subtitled version.
Typemonkey Kinetic Text Generator for After Effects
We’ve all seen this current design trend for TV spots and marketing videos. The copy is presented via animated words, which move into position on screen.
Hollywood Legends Gather at Paramount to Remember A.C. Lyles
Mickey Rooney and Arnold Schwarzenegger were among the Hollywood figures who came out to pay their respects to a man who was eulogized as "Mr. Paramount."
Thor Bashes Box Office, Ender’s Game Collapses
Led by a strong performance by 3-D enhanced Thor: The Dark World, overall grosses came in about equal to last year, keeping pace with the 2012 year-to-date total.
Gun Violence in American Movies Is Rising, Study Finds
The level of gun violence in the top-selling PG-13 movies has been rising, and it now exceeds that in the most popular R-rated films.
Congresswoman Judy Chu: Too Many Americans Think Piracy is OK
Since the defeat of the Stop Online Piracy Act, better known as SOPA, congresswoman Judy Chu has intensified her efforts to eradicate piracy. To succeed, Chu and her allies in the entertainment industry need to win the public back.
Blockbuster, Netflix and the End of Movies As a Product
Blockbuster going out of business isn’t just about Netflix winning over DVD rentals — it’s about the end of movies as a product.
Gravity: Two Characters Adrift in an Experimental Film
Back in mid-September, I mentioned that I had watched one of the trailers for Gravity and thought it looked like “the most exciting new piece of filmmaking this year.” The trailer reminded me of Michael Snow’s brilliant Central Region, but with narrative, with the earth and stars spinning past a close-up of Sandra Bullock as the marooned, panicky astronaut protagonist.