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Melissa McCarthy’s Spy Clocks the Rock’s San Andreas with $30 Million at Box Office

Melissa McCarthy’s R-rated Spy captured the top spot at the North American box office this weekend with its $30 million debut, dethroning the earthquake epic San Andreas and holding off Jason Blum‘s micro-budget horror sequel Insidious: Chapter 3 and the big-screen version of the HBO TV hit Entourage. more »

Streaming Set to Overtake DVD Revenues—and Box-Office Take

The digital side of the media and entertainment business, led by Netflix, is booming and will soon outpace traditional distribution. more »

Christopher Dodd Stays On as Top Hollywood Lobbyist

Despite a tenure marred by a major legislative setback and a slow response to the Sony computer attack, Christopher J. Dodd, the leader of Hollywood’s top lobbying organization, was given a three-year contract extension on Friday. more »

Apple Announces OS X El Capitan

Available to developers today, and rolling out as a free upgrade in the fall. more »

Accessorizing Your MōVI Rig

The MōVI has had a huge impact on our industry. As a result, there is a lot of interest in how to build it to fit various production demands. more »

Windows 10: The Only Major OS Still Trying to Squeeze a Buck from Consumers

Putting a monetary obstacle in the way of people who want to jump to Windows 10 hampers Microsoft's vision for a service-centric, cloud-connected future for Windows. more »

Insidious 3 Edges Melissa McCarthy’s Spy with $1.6 Million at Box Office Thursday

Those two and Entourage, which had a $2 million second day, take on The Rock’s San Andreas this weekend. more »

Is Wall Street Ready to Let DreamWorks Animation out of the Dog House?

That’s the way it looks this morning: DreamWorks Animation shares are up more than 7%, and touched a 52-week high of $29.75 more »

Josh Trank Sets the Story Straight on Why He Left Star Wars

“Every misconception that could possibly be made about this has been made to a hilariously satirical degree." more »

The Internet Archive Wants to Digitize 40,000 VHS and Betamax Tapes

The Internet Archive has begun the long, grueling process of uploading to the Internet 40,000 tapes of television that a woman named Marion Stokes recorded in her home. more »