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  • End of film: Paramount first studio to stop distributing film prints

    In a historic step for Hollywood, Paramount Pictures has become the first major studio to stop releasing movies on film in the United States. Paramount recently notified theater owners that the Will Ferrell comedy “Anchorman 2: The Legend...
  • Oscar best-picture nominees also boffo in public subsidies

    The nine films nominated for best picture Oscars have more in common than just the accolades they've earned. Every one of them also scores high marks when it comes to garnering subsidies from the public. The libertarian Manhattan Institute reported...
  • Telugu Film's A.N. Rao Dead at 91

    MUMBAI -- Legendary Indian actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao died in Hyderabad on Wednesday after a long battle with intestinal cancer. He was 91. Rao debuted in 1941 with "Dharmapatni" and went on to star in more than 250 films. Though he acted in the...
  • Dispute could shut down Ventura County railway used in film shoots

    Dispute could shut down Ventura County railway used in film shoots
    The local film industry's go-to location for shooting railway scenes could be nearing the end of the line. Fillmore & Western Railway Co. may be forced to shut down as a result of a legal dispute with the Ventura County Transportation Commission,...
  • Summer Films Must Win Back Apathetic Young Ticketbuyers

    This is the moment of truth for two sectors of the movie business that are at opposite ends of the spectrum -- opposite in terms of commerce and culture. For the Hollywood studios, it's launch time (and prayer time) for summer blockbusters, the wakeup...
  • Paramount, China Film Group Corp. to Produce 3D 'Marco Polo'

    BEIJING -- China Film Group Corp. and Paramount Pictures have struck a deal to produce the 3D sci-fi action film "Marco Polo." The companies signed the deal Friday at the Beijing International Film Festival with a traditional hand-printing ceremony....
  • New York Mayor De Blasio names new film commissioner

    New York Mayor De Blasio names new film commissioner
    New York City has a new film commissioner. Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Cynthia Lopez as the new head of the city's Office of Media and Entertainment. Lopez, formerly an executive vice president of PBS' award-winning "POV" (Point of View)...
  • Twelve directors and the movies that made them

    Twelve directors and the movies that made them
    Directorial acclaim never comes easy. When it hits, though, the results can be significant not only for the helmer but for cinema itself. We take a look back at the films that propelled some of today’s most celebrated directors to prominence....
  • Film Biz Can Learn a Few Things From the Music Industry When It Comes to Piracy

    Thank God we're in the music business. We've already been through the transition; we've already been pushed back to zero. We're in an era of rebirth so strong that if you think the music business is in trouble, you're not in it. Blockbuster acts make more...
  • General Assembly approves nearly $39 billion budget for Maryland

    General Assembly approves nearly $39 billion budget for Maryland
    The General Assembly fulfilled its state constitutional duty Saturday by wrapping up action on Gov. Martin O'Malley's nearly $39 billion operating budget. Final approval came as the House and Senate approved the agreement rreached by negotiators for the...
  • Film credit cash could come with strings attached

    Film credit cash could come with strings attached
    Maryland lawmakers tentatively set aside up to $18.5 million to reimburse the film industry next year, but they created a few ways to prevent the state from being bullied by Hollywood. The House Ways and Means Committee voted Saturday afternoon to allow...