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Taco Bell's marketing team released a fake movie trailer starring Josh Duhamel in anticipation for its release of nacho fries. ... came to launching nacho fries, Thalberg's team completely immersed itself in the movie-making mindset, storyboarding a thriller conspiracy around the question of why the ... market

Saudi Arabia has set up its first national film industry entity and is expected to launch it internationally at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. ... Chris Fenton, the former motion picture group president of global media and entertainment company DMG, is reportedly in advanced talks to help manage a ... Arabia
... movies released by streaming services like Netflix and Amazon should not qualify for the Academy Awards. Spielberg called streaming services "a clear and present danger to filmgoers," and said that a film released by such companies should be considered a "TV movie" that could "deserve an Emmy, but not an ...
Amazon Studios, on the other hand, has partnered with Bleecker Street, Lionsgate and other entertainment companies to give its original movies a theatrical window of several weeks ahead of their internet release. The company is now accepted in the industry as a conventional movie studio, its ...
The producers of an upcoming film about the founding of gaming company Atari are looking to a cryptocurrency sale to lock down the movie's financing. Variety reports that media company Vision Tree plans to sell "Bushnell tokens" -- named after Atari founder Nolan Bushnell -- as part of an initial ...

"The Greatest Showman" continues to prove the critics and experts wrong: The soundtrack to the P. T. Barnum movie musical just hit No. ... Mr. Jackman, who at least until now was probably best known for his role as Wolverine in the "X-Men" movies, said that he was getting the best reviews of his life ...
Movie and TV industry regulation in China has been moved under the direct control of the propaganda department of the Communist Party, in a further centralization of power under Chinese President Xi Jinping. The move, announced Tuesday, follows last week's news that the State Administration for ...
"I don't think the industry predicted this," Erwin said. "They really dismissed the film prior to opening weekend -- almost called it a failure before we even got a chance to open it." The opening weekend success of "I Can Only Imagine" illustrates just how large the Christian audience is, and the movie ...
No not an Oscar, maybe one day, but a Razzie," Johnson says with a chuckle. The award, which is given to the industry's worst movies of the year, was awarded to Baywatch on Saturday for a special category the Razzie's and Rotten Tomatoes created called, "The Razzie Nominee So Bad You Gotta Love ...
He and his best friend, Lawrence Lamont, who has directed several of his videos, have started a film production company called Great Lakes Pictures, Anderson ... While he's still focused on his music and excited about acting – he's in Jaden Smith's new movie, “Life in a Year,” and he just played the lead ...
Director Alfonso Cuaron conceived the visceral scene, but it was London-based visual effects company Framestore that did the hard graft of turning it into reality. The firm won an ... Some have criticised the film industry for relying too heavily on digital effects, particularly in blockbuster action movies. But Sir ...
“I'm proud to have served there for 12 months with Alpha Company of the 39th Infantry. Anyone else?” Studi asked, to silence. “As a veteran, I am always appreciative when filmmakers bring to the screen stories of those who have served. Over 90 years of the Academy Awards, a number of movies with ...
Kenya has a nascent but vibrant film industry and has for decades been an important location for filmmaking. ... Watu Wote: All Of Us, a movie about a true story of terrorism in Kenya is nominated at the Live Action Short Film category— giving the relatively young film industry a boost on the global stage.
Welcome to the headquarters of Rotten Tomatoes. Even as the entertainment industry gathers tonight to see which of this year's films the Academy thought best, this company may be re-shaping the way we go to the movies -- and how we choose what we see. "Without a Rotten Tomatoes, I as an individual, ...
And then he won two — for Best Directing and Best Picture — and even Del Toro noted how strange it was that he got this movie made. During his Best Directing acceptance speech, he thanked his studio, Fox Searchlight, for thinking that his movie's weird blend of romance and fantasy and thriller and ...

“There is a strong aroma of marijuana here,” he joked. “It's true,” Gadot added, before adding with a hint of sarcasm, “I wouldn't know though…” “You're live on the Oscars right now,” Kimmel told the audience. “We were talking about our appreciation for people who go to the movies, and that is you guys.
There was zero reason to worry: “Eighth Grade,” directed by the 27-year-old comedian Bo Burnham, received sustained hoots of approval from the hipster attendees and universal raves from critics, likely setting up the film as another art house hit for A24, a little New York company that has — seemingly out ...
Contreras-Sweet released a statement that said her group planned to use the Weinstein assets to start a company "led by a board of directors made up of a ... The investors originally wanted to make Glasser the COO of the new company but Schneiderman considered him an enabler of Weinstein, and ...
Oscar-nominated cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, a regular collaborator with Alexander Payne, is to direct comedy “Good Company.” “Mudbound” producer Carl Effenson and Levan Koguashvili, director-producer of “Blind Dates,” are attached to produce, alongside Papamichael, Sergi Nakaidze ...
Years after being feted for his compassionate performance as transgender Maura Pfefferman on Amazon's Transparent, Jeffrey Tambor has found himself in a state of disgrace. Last fall, the veteran actor found himself on the still-growing list of powerful men accused of sexual harassment. Two trans ...
This all comes after a January 17 report that the Mark Gordon Company, which is behind Aaron Sorkin's Molly's Game, had acquired feature film rights ... When asked about the perceived threats against Mark Gordon employees, Guzze emailed us: “The Entertainment Industry is big business, and it usually ...
The Santa Monica Police Department is investigating threats made against employees of the Mark Gordon Entertainment Co., which is developing a movie about former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. According to various West Coast websites, the threats related to a rights issue for the film about ...
“Helios' capital investment has fueled our growth to approximately 2 million subscribers and enabled us to move closer to our vision of transforming the movie industry,” said MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe. “Our goal has always been to drive more people to the movies, while reinvigorating the entire ...
"This year we ran out of money a couple of months into our fiscal year," said Pearce, who told News4Utah the Commission is granted $8 million in incentive money to attract production companies (other states, like New Mexico, get much more). "Without incentive money, it's impossible to get big productions ...
Despite the rapid expansion of VR in all its forms, there are still no established distribution mechanisms that enable companies to recoup their investments in VR production, let alone generate profit. In fact, financial analysts have noted that overall, VR industry revenue was lower than expected for much of ...
One part of the holiday that shouldn't be too much of a slow-motion forehead-slap, though, is choosing a movie to watch. ... include meeting someone for the first time the day before Valentine's Day, thereby becoming so addicted to each other's company that social norms no longer apply–and that's about it.
“I think that what's happening tonight is not only meaningful to me but also to the Haitian movie industry. We need this. Haitian film needs ... “At the end of the day, this is a Haitian film, and it represents all Haitians who are making movies today and all Haitian movie fans. I'm glad they are here.” Among the ...
A federal judge in Oregon has told a movie company targeting a local Internet user that it won't be able to sue him for alleged movie piracy via BitTorrent. Judge Michael H. Simon informed the company behind the 2015 drama film Fathers & Daughters that since it didn't possess exclusive rights as required ...
Thai film company charged over 'pornographic' Indian movie scenes shot on Khaosan Road ... The filmmakers were charged with offences including not following authorities' orders, exporting or disseminating pornographic movies for commercial purposes, and acting indecently in public. - The Nation/Asia ...
With 20 film cooperation agreements signed with countries including India, Russia and Spain last year, China's movie industry gained vitality.Meanwhile, nearly 50 international film festivals promoting Chinese movies added momentum to cultural exchanges, according to the newspaper. Major international ...
Movie attendance in the United States and Canada fell even more than expected in 2017, as the average ticket price hit a record high, according to new data from the National Assn. of ... That's steeper than the 4% decline studio executives projected in December, and marks a 22-year low for the industry.
From this vantage point, I've clearly seen how Internet piracy has decimated the independent film industry. ... Congress, intending to assist the growth of a young industry, established what became known as “Safe Harbor” provisions, which protected Internet companies when their platforms were used to ...
This short documentary chronicles a unique collection of movie memorabilia ... In 1984, an antique store purchased the company's entire inventory. ... they've spent the last 17 years working to catalog and restore the collection to its original condition, which dates back to the beginnings of the film industry.
The global #MeToo movement cast a long shadow over the ceremony, the first major awards show since explosive allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein rocked the entertainment industry. In a virtually unprecedented display of activism, several presenters and winners proclaimed it was time ...
Gary Oldman confirmed his position as Oscar frontrunner by collecting the best actor award for his portrayal of Winston Churchill but the 2018 Golden Globes awards will be remembered for the way women dominated the ceremony, both protesting at injustices in the movie industry and scooping a string of ...
After years of raising subscriber costs to pay ever-increasing sports-rights fees, many cable subscribers have started to request packages without the expensive channel. In the last seven years, the company has lost roughly 13% of its total subscribers. On the other hand, Disney's movie studios have kicked ...
And with a substantial portion of TWC's film library already sold nearly a decade ago, even many seasoned industry observers have been wondering: What ... After a string of flops compelled a major debt restructuring in 2010, the Weinstein Company sold more than 200 titles from its 350-movie library to ...
With VR, it is once again leading the way, as more production companies explore the erotic potential of the medium. Optimism ... The Rochester, N.Y.-based company is one of the world's leading makers of VR porn movies, which it distributes through its sites, including the fanboy-themed VRCosplayX.
The two are only related in the long-term ripple effect each will have on the movie business, but it was interesting that in the 15 or so conversations with top industry players/prognosticators, I came away thinking it might be easier to hear a good word about Weinstein than about the Disney-Fox deal. At least ...
#BlackGirlMagic: Meet the Creative Gunning to Bring Black Movie-Streaming to the Diaspora .... The company is still mostly made up of a small team of dedicated producers and filmmakers united in their mission. Spencer herself says she invests her own salary back into the company. But with KweliTV's ...
'Huminodun' tells of the eponymous legendary goddess of Sabah. — Handout via CinemaOnlineKOTA KINABALU, Dec 3 — Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman commended producers of the Kadazan-language film Huminodun which premiered at a local cinema today, for their effort which ...
Those plans are finally becoming a reality, with the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures set to open in 2019. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is building the museum. .... He said they, too, will finally be able to visit a place that celebrates their own Hollywood movie industry. I'm Caty ...
In some theaters in California, families at the Disney movie “Coco” can feel the wind, smell a scent or shake in their chair. ... During a fight scene in “The Fate of the Furious,” a Universal release (owned by NBCUniversal, the company that owns NBC News), "you might feel a punch in the back," said Annelise ...
Among the American media companies, Fox has been most aggressive about expanding internationally. Analysts have said that Fox is most likely interested in a deal that would give it substantial stock holdings in Disney. The Murdoch family controls Fox with 39% of the company's voting shares.
The movie's existence highlights the curious relationship between the religious right and the second amendment. (There is a chance that Jesus would not have been a fan of assault rifles in non-combat situations.) Somehow, the producers can only make their point that guns belong to everybody, because ...
Among the cast are several Native American actors whose families had been directly affected by sexual assaults on reservation lands, Sheridan said, and the movie was financed by Acacia Entertainment, a company owned by the Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana, and producer Matthew George's ...
The Walt Disney Co. has sued Redbox to stop the home video kiosk company from selling digital versions of its movies, in a dispute that marks the latest feud between the two companies. Burbank-based Disney on Thursday accused Redbox of violating its copyrights by selling digital codes that allow ...
Movie audiences (and awards voters) had too many riches. The awards factor became a problem starting in 2004, when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences moved the ceremony a month earlier. When the Oscars were held in late March or early April, voters had plenty of time to view all the films ...


 

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