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South Park Re-Ups with Massive Hulu, Comedy Central Deals

The streaming service will pay $192 million to the network’s owner Viacom and the show’s creative team for a three-year extension. more »

Louisiana Scales Back Film Tax Credits, Roiling the Industry

Many fear the new law will encourage major studios to take big budget movies to Georgia and other states competing for Hollywood's business. more »

What’s Happened to U.K. Low-Budget Film Production?

Between 2011 and 2014, the number of domestic UK films has fallen by half, from 306 in 2010 to 154 in 2014. Almost all of this decline has been limited to films budgeted under £500,000. more »

VideoStitch Grabs $2.25 Million To Produce 360 Video In Real Time

This isn’t your average video editing software, as the company is able to output a live 360 feed using multiple action cameras, making it perfect for virtual reality headsets. more »

Blackmagic Studio Cameras Finally Support 720p!

Now ±41 720p networks in the US —plus countless others in other countries— may consider using Blackmagic studio cameras. more »

Showtime’s Web-Only Service Goes Live on Apple TV

You can now watch “Ray Donovan” and the rest of Showtime’s lineup without paying for cable: CBS’s premium pay-TV channel has launched its Web-only service on Apple TV, and it should be available on other outlets shortly as well. more »

Relativity Media’s Latest Investment Partner May Solve Debt Crisis, for Now

A Toronto-based private equity firm has agreed to bail out cash-strapped Relativity Media, according to a source familiar with the arrangement, though it remains unclear how the entertainment company will satisfy other creditors so that it can lay its financial challenges to rest. more »

Netflix, Amazon Reject Hannibal; Bryan Fuller ‘Still Investigating Possibilities’ for Season 4

Showrunner tweets update after NBC canceled Hugh Dancy-Mads Mikkelsen drama after three seasons. more »

Orson Welles’s Last Film Hits a Bump in Production, but Project Continues

The producers behind an effort to finish The Other Side of the Wind, the incomplete final film of Orson Welles, are moving on to Plan C after coming up short on an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. more »

Legendary Producer Jerry Weintraub Dies at 77

Jerry Weintraub, the colorful and controversial producer whose films included Nashville, Diner, The Karate Kid and the trio of Ocean’s Eleven films, died Monday of cardiac arrest in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 77. more »