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Sony Earnings Improve; Pictures Division Jumps In Full-Year Results

Sony Pictures Entertainment saw operating income increase 13.4% to $488M, the parent company said while reporting its full fiscal year results this morning in Tokyo. The jump was due to the favorable impact of the depreciation of the yen against the greenback. The period also benefitted from the stronger performance of the film slate including hits like The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and 22 Jump Street, as compared to the under-performance of White House Down and After Earth during the previous year. more »

Sanjay’s Super Team Is Pixar’s First Project to Star Non-White Lead

Pixar is going ethnic with its next short. It announced today "Sanjay’s Super Team," directed by Pixar veteran and Indian-American artist Sanjay Patel. more »

David Letterman Reflects on 33 Years in Late-Night Television

Late-night television will feel the loss of Mr. Letterman, one of its most innovative and unpredictable broadcasters, who in 1982 took a sleepy NBC time slot following Carson’s Tonight show and transformed it into a ceaseless engine for Top 10 Lists, Stupid Pet Tricks and a decade’s worth of pioneering comedy bits. more »

Video Is About to Become the Way We All Visit the Doctor

UnitedHealthcare today is announcing a partnership with three telemedicine companies to cover video-based doctor visits just as it covers in-person visits. The tech set has for decades predicted that we would one day get our medical care via video chat, but it wasn’t until recently that forward-thinking physicians started taking the promise of telemedicine seriously. more »

NAB 2015 Impressions

When Blackmagic Design announced the URSA at last year’s NAB Show, I joked that they had finally created a “camera-shaped camera” — but that was before I saw one in person. The URSA is a 16+ pound behemoth. This year, Blackmagic showed that three years of making cameras has taught them a few things. The URSA Mini they showed off at this year’s show is truly a mature, smart camera design. I totally want one. more »

Hollywood Studios Win Landmark Court Victory Blocking Popcorn Time Sites

Popcorn Time has been called the "Netflix for piracy," an open-source torrenting app causing great frustration for copyright holders. The original app debuted in 2014 and was taken down for a while, but has since popped up again in new iterations from Popcorn Time IO, Flixtor, Movie Panda and others. more »

Super Troopers 2 Sets Indiegogo Crowdfunding Record

When Super Troopers 2 launched its crowdfunding campaign last month, writer/director Jay Chandrasekhar had a goal to raise $2 million to fund the long-awaited sequel to the 2001 cult comedy. The campaign officially closed on April 24, raising close to $4.5 million and in doing so, became the highest funded film and creative project in crowdfunding site Indiegogo’s history and fourth overall. more »

Director Cary Fukunaga Says Movie Fans Are “As Responsible for the Death of Cinema as the People Who Make It”

True Detective director Cary Fukunaga's upcoming movie Beasts of No Nation will be released on Netflix, but Fukunaga told a Tribeca Film Festival audience that he hoped people would still see it in and other movies like it in theaters. more »

A 4K Camera from Bradley, Altasens and JVC

The new 4K camera features a full Super 35 sensor from Altasens – as used in the JVC GY-LS300 camera - and a Micro Four Thirds lens interface which offers adaptors for B4 and PL mounts. MFT Zoom servo lenses are available and can be added, if required. more »

DJI Ronin-M Goes on Pre-Order at an Incredible Price

At NAB I was told the DJI Ronin-M would retail around $2K but hopefully as low as $1500. Well they went even lower to $1399. Thats a very competitive price for this 3-axis gimbal system. more »