The Hollywood-based film industry has changed significantly over the last few decades. It has gravitated toward financing films with the following att...
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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.
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, ...
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.
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.
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.
It is appropriate that journalist and memoirist Allegra Huston conducts regular writing workshops called "The Imaginative Storm." If the name Huston...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's both the frustration accompanying trying to work in this business and the hope that, as it always has, anything can happen.
Contrary to popular belief, economic and other hardships usually cultivate the appetite for movies and other arts instead of diminishing it.
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.'
We can't afford to undervalue the contributions of the arts to our nation's economic renewal.
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.
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...
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...
Halloween is looking scarier than ever for Hollywood.
Studio executives and representatives of the Writers Guild of America abruptly ended talks Frid...
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