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MTF Services Drop Three Lens Mount Adapters for the AJA Cion Camera

There will be a Nikon G, Canon EF in both electronic and manual options, and a B4 to Cion lens mount adapter. more »

Transformers: Age of Extinction Rules with $100 Million

Transformers: Age of Extinction dominated the global box office this weekend, debuting to an estimated $100 million in the U.S. and $301.3 million worldwide, while announcing itself as a box office blockbuster in a summer defined by welterweights. more »

Even With Transformers, Summer Box Office Is Down Nearly 13 Percent

With nothing like Iron Man 3, Fast & Furious 7 pushed and no animated breakout, the season has hit the skids. more »

HBO Makes Monday Documentary Night Year-Round

The announcement comes several months after HBO signed a multi-year deal with Susan Lacy, creator and executive producer of PBS’ American Masters series, to produce and direct docus. more »

Academy Goes Digital with New Rules

The Academy is clearly dealing with the transition to digital this year, as it gives digital designers eligibility in the production designer category—long overdue—and asks for online data submissions. more »

VFX House Hydraulx Aims to Expand Business Model With Production Services

Later this summer, the unit will support production of Beyond Skyline, which — like the original — will be financed by Hydraulx. more »

Academy Invites 271 New Members

Invitees include last year's Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong'o, Supporting nominees June Squibb, Sally Hawkins, Barkhad Abdi and Michael Fassbender, and more. more »

Where the Growth Business Is for Jeffrey Katzenberg: Online Video

After getting roasted by some competing studio heads (if not on Wall Street) earlier this year when he said movies are “not a growth business,” DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg traveled south to Anaheim to talk about online video. more »

First U.S. 4D Theater Opens in Los Angeles With Transformers 4

Moviegoers can rock, roll, get rained on and smell their movies at Regal Theaters L.A. Live. more »

WatchESPN’s Record 1.7M Concurrent World Cup Viewers Beats the Super Bowl

The WatchESPN app (or site, or however you access it) was the way that many Americans were watching the US vs. Germany World Cup match. So many, in fact, that the site had issues serving all of its users in the first half. more »