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Michael J. Critelli | Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment
Michael J. Critelli

The Hollywood-based film industry has changed significantly over the last few decades. It has gravitated toward financing films with the following att...

Are Studios Dead?

Jeffrey Korchek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeffrey Korchek

It's possible that the General Motors model of a movie studio where one studio and its executives try to make a steady stream of comedies, dramas, genre pictures and those $200 million-plus things that hold up tents, is over.

As Studios Cut Back, Wanna-Be Investors Flock To Hollywood

nytimes.com | MICHAEL CIEPLY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- When Timmy Thompson, who made a lot of his money in oil field services, took a close look at the movie business a couple of years ago, ...

Feds Sues Lucasfilm for Undermining VFX Artists

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lee Stranahan

The unions may have just gotten a Christmas present from two of the biggest, most well-known names in the worlds of animation and visual effects.

Give Megan Fox's Transformers Money To Artists Who Deserve It

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lee Stranahan

It's time for the studios to take care of the people who are making them money. It's time to stop underpaying the hard working talent that drives profits and overpaying the spoiled and irrelevant.

38 Ways the Film Industry Is Failing Today

Ted Hope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ted Hope

We still think of movies as things people will buy. We have to change our thinking about movies to something that enhances other experiences, and it is that which has monetary value.

Allegra Huston Aims Her Creative Storm at NASA's Mission Control

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Georgianne Nienaber

It is appropriate that journalist and memoirist Allegra Huston conducts regular writing workshops called "The Imaginative Storm." If the name Huston...

Adventures of Power: Air-Drumming in America

Ari Gold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ari Gold

The genesis of the movie was simple: air-drumming looks sublimely ridiculous. Yes, you've seen that guy at the concert, hitting his fists in the air, in perfect time with Judas Priest.

The Future of Cinema!

Chris Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Miller

People often ask us where we think the film industry is headed, next. And since we have made one whole movie before, we are definitely experts. Now we're finally ready to unleash our wisdom.

Mighty Movie Podcast: The Script That Kills: Austin Peck on The Blue Tooth Virgin

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

A TV writer tries his hand at a feature film. His friend reads the script, thinks it's an ungodly mess of muddled symbolism and Freud 101 anxieties. "Be honest," the writer says.

Movie review: It Might Get Loud

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a kind of guitar summit, with the three guitarists sitting around in overstuffed chairs on a platform in the middle of an L.A. soundstage, talking about electric guitars and playing them.

Reality TV Kills California's Budget

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

FilmL.A., the office behind film permits for the city, reported last month that the number of prime-time TV pilots shot in Los Angeles is down nearly 42 percent.

In Hollywood, Nobody Still Knows Anything

Bill Swadley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bill Swadley

It's both the frustration accompanying trying to work in this business and the hope that, as it always has, anything can happen.

Even in a Recession, We Need Provocative Independent Cinema

Asiel Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Asiel Norton

Contrary to popular belief, economic and other hardships usually cultivate the appetite for movies and other arts instead of diminishing it.

Will Hollywood Futures on the CantorExchange Kill Hollywood?

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Max Keiser

Futures contracts are NOT GOOD for Hollywood monopolists. What file sharing leaves behind will get blown apart by studios shorting each other's projects trying to drive 'perception.'

Stand Up for Creative Jobs

Dan Glickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Glickman

We can't afford to undervalue the contributions of the arts to our nation's economic renewal.

Hollywood Under Siege

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Why is traditional content losing its vigor? Everyone focuses on the culture of piracy, but there are other reasons as well. One is supply and demand.

Bad Economic News Means Big Weekend At The Movies

Epicenter | Betsy Schiffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

All this dire economic news could be good for Hollywood. Box office grosses for the weekend are projected to range between $130 million and $140 milli...

Selling Your Old Media Now: Internet Whiz Says To Get Out

DealBook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Internet pioneer Marc Andreessen, who now runs the social networking site Ning, kept up his death watch for old media Wednesday morning. In a morning...

Strike Fears Grow As Hollywood Labor Talks Break Down

Los Angeles Times | Richard Verrier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Halloween is looking scarier than ever for Hollywood. Studio executives and representatives of the Writers Guild of America abruptly ended talks Frid...