Cinema’s are going to have to come up with some creative experiences to get folks back in the seats. Too comfy to grab a huge TV & Netflix.
A Steven Spielberg film will again be the biggest movie that Hollywood will promote at the box office this holiday weekend. Except this film is one he made 40 years ago — “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”
Major movie studios are barely offering any wide releases for Labor Day weekend, a very unhappy ending to a summer filled with blockbuster flops. The number of movie tickets sold this summer is likely to hit a 25-year low and this weekend’s take, while typically small, may hit the kind of record that makes studio executives sink in their chairs.
Wow – if this catches on, it could really be a game changer! I might actually start going to the cinema again!
Remember the days when going to the movies cost less than $10? Maybe you remember when it was less than $5.
These days, a trip to the theater can cost a pretty penny. While the national average is $8.65, in many cities, like Los Angeles and New York, a ticket can cost up to or more than $15.But thanks to one app, $10 can now go a lot further at the cinema.
MoviePass, run by Netflix co-founder Mitch Lowe, is offering subscribers a deal in which they can see one movie per day for $9.95 per month.
DC Entertainment is working on releasing a new animated feature called Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, featuring the caped crusader going head-to-head against Jack the Ripper. It’s set during the 19th century London, England, borrowing heavily from the one-shot comic book by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola.
A recent featurette was posted up online, featuring an eight minute behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming animated cartoon. They talk about how Batman during the Victorian depiction has him with loser fitt
Traveling can be difficult for a variety of artists & photographers
A photographer from London claims “jobsworth” staff at Heathrow Airport ruined her rare vintage films as she flew out to Los Angeles for work. Ruth Iorio, who once live Instagrammed her child’s home birth, said security at the west London hub put the unused photography equipment worth £200 through an x-ray scanner despite her begging them not to.
For an animated film to take on such real and harsh human experiences is unusual within itself; but The Prince of Egypt does so almost unflinchingly, without extra sugarcoating or condescension toward the presumably, and largely, youthful audience.
At this year’s D23 Expo, Disney’s version of Comic Con, Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and principal creative advisor of Walt Disney Imagineering, recalled the moment he decided to be a cartoonist.
As part of the anecdote, he recalls his mother encouraging him to pursue his goals and what he did in order to achieve his dream career.
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Great article detailing how to break into this market and just what it can do for an up-and-coming musician’s career.
Over the past few years, the Florida-based indie/pop musician has toured relentlessly on a shoestring budget, building a small but loyal fan base that helped her raise money to release a handful of singles and music videos.
But her big break came in January when Dudukovich’s song “War Paint” was featured in Fox’s network TV series “Lucifer.” In addition to the $3,000 paycheck, the high-profile song placement gave her legitimacy in the industry, making it easier to book gigs and find producers to work with.
Friday morning, Bloomberg reported that several Hollywood studios are planning to launch a premium video streaming service without asking movie theater chains for a thumbs-up first.
In an age of falling DVD sales and lower foot traffic at the box office, major studios including Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) division Warner Bros. and Comcast’s (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Universal Studios are discussing new streaming ideas with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and the cable side of Comcast, according to the report.
It all started with a tweet. Last week, after seeing a couple of other such tweets catch fire amidst the madness of real-world news, I posed a question to the denizens of Twitter. “What are your five favorite Disney animated films?” I thought it would be fun to tally up some of the responses, and see what film takes the day in an unscientific survey. Maybe I could even pit the top few vote-getters in an actual Twitter poll. Would The Lion King be the big favorite? Maybe the first Disney feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, would take the day. Alternatively, a dark-horse contender could surprise everyone and reach the top.