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VFX Crossroads: Causes & Effects Of An Industry Crisis

Rhythm and Hues went bankrupt just before they won the vfx oscar for Life of Pi. This article explains why vfx has proved a dreadful business. http://magazine.creativecow.net/article/vfx-at-a-crossroads

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Tribeca: Future of Film: As Hollywood Shifts, Are Paradigms Colliding?

…the current shifts in the indie world—fewer indie distributors, smaller acquisition deals, and less money financing indie, especially artier, fare—align with where the studios are headed. As financing indies has become tougher, indie filmmakers who might otherwise be making more challenging work have moved toward genre filmmaking. via Tribeca: Future of Film: As Hollywood Shifts, […]

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Fox To Cease 35mm Film Distribution

The media giants plan to phase out 35mm film to make room for digital prints over the next two years, resulting in all its domestic distribution being on a digital format within two years. via Daily Bite: Fox To Cease 35mm Film Distribution | The Irish Film & Television Network.

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Animation Studio Bests Pixar With Solid Record for Nominations

Since its founding in 2008, GKIDS has received an Oscar nod for every film it has released. via GKIDS Animation Studio Hopes to Win an Oscar – WSJ.com.

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Movie Projector: 3 new pics could get sacked on Super Bowl weekend – latimes.com

Includes “The Woman In Black”, which is Dan Radcliffe’s first star-turn since the Harry Potter franchise ended…   Movie Projector: 3 new pics could get sacked on Super Bowl weekend – latimes.com.

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How To Have a Hit Franchise (Twilight) and still go out of business

Who says these film executives are geniuses? They’re just rolling the dice with other people’s money. Indie Shakedown | Opinion/Comment | Screen.

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George Lucas says Hollywood won’t support black films‎

Interesting backgrounder on Hollywood thinking and why Tyler Perry is one of the most profitable filmmakers “I showed it to all of them and they said, ‘No. We don’t know how to market a movie like this,’” he said. “They don’t believe there’s any foreign market for it, and that’s 60% of their profit,” he […]

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Analysis: SOPA and its effect on digital distribution for independents

Actually looks at the bill and gets pretty detailed, but the executive summary is this is a shitty piece of internet legislation that can only harm independents as it is probably bribed intended to do. According to opponents of the Act, the government and private authority granted by the legislation creates a number of complex […]

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10 Nagging Questions Left Open By Disney Movies

While the fantasy worlds of Disney are based on old fairy tales, they often introduce lots of weird twists of their own. Including a healthy serving of WTF. via 10 Nagging Questions Left Open By Disney Movies.

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Thanks for the memories: It’s the end of an era as 35mm film declines

In January 2012, there will be more digital-cinema screens in the world than 35mm ones for the first time since the technology conversion began in 1999. Link:  Thanks for the memories: It’s the end of an era as 35mm film declines.

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