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Long Island City and Astoria, Queens NY: Unsung but Not for Long

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 02.10.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Unlike Huntington, Port Jeff, The Hamptons, and the rest of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island City and neighboring Astoria reside in the borough of Queens, one subway stop from mid-town Manhattan and right on the East River.

The Film Industry: Sliding Down the Razor Blade of Life

Joe Wallenstein | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Joe Wallenstein

Remember, you are not the only one who wants a career in film. The line behind you is long with people only too happy to step into your position should you falter. And remember the expression, "time is money." It is alive and well in the film business.

The Visual Effects (VFX) Paradox

John Tarnoff | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
John Tarnoff

How can it be that almost every movie (and every big-grossing movie!) out there is VFX-driven, and yet one of the top companies in the industry has to file Chapter 11?

'Who The F-- Is In The Room': Where Is Hwood's Next Generation?

2011-11-11-Screenshot20111111at3.30.52PM.png | Posted 10.10.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter and first appeared in the Oct. 19 issue of the magazine. They were part of Hollywood lore, the ...

Theater Stocks Down After Shooting

AP | Posted 09.19.2012 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shares of several movie theater chain owners fell Friday after a gunman killed 12 and injured at least 50 others during the midni...

For Those Who Consider Not Liking the Movie Business When the Grosses Aren't Enough

Jeffrey Korchek | Posted 07.07.2012 | Media
Jeffrey Korchek

Pity the poor movie business. Nobody likes it anymore. What the huge corporations that own the studios really don't like is the version of the movie business that they seem to be in, because it's just not working for them.

Movie Studio Asks Fans To Submit Sexy Mom Photos

Posted 03.15.2012 | Entertainment

Universal Pictures tweeted a controversial request to its 178,325 followers, asking them to send photos of themselves or other "hot moms" to

SOPA and PIPA Bills Threaten Job Creation and Innovation

Brett Greene | Posted 03.14.2012 | Denver
Brett Greene

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House of Representatives and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate are well meaning, but if passed, will be destructive to internet freedoms we've all come to expect.

Why the Movie Industry Can't Innovate and the Result Is SOPA

Steve Blank | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business
Steve Blank

The music and movie business has been consistently wrong in its claims that new platforms and channels would be the end of its businesses. In each case, the new technology produced a new market far larger than the impact it had on the existing market.

Gary Susman

Moviegoing And The Economy: Courting Adults In A Time Of Declining Film Attendance | Gary Susman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

This is the second in an occasional series examining the recession's impact on culture: The Recessionary Arts. Find out more about it here. If you ...

Netflix's Biggest Problem: Movie and Television Studios

Brett Greene | Posted 12.27.2011 | Denver
Brett Greene

The only thing that seems to be as popular as the Occupy Movement these days is bashing Netflix. A lot of this upset is warranted.

Jason Gilbert

Netflix Spreads The Wealth Around Hollywood (But For How Long?) | Jason Gilbert | Posted 10.08.2011 | Technology

If all of those angry customers really do flee Netflix in a rage over the recent price hike, will the big winner be Redbox? Or will some of the cash f...

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.

Blockbuster Closings: Up To 960 Stores May Be Closed

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Blockbuster Inc. may close as many as 960 stores by the end of next year, shedding more dead weight as the struggling video rent...