| Feb 1, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Cheryl Boone Issacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, clarified Saturday why the academy revoked the original song Oscar nomination of composer Bruce Broughton earlier this week.
"It's not about a punishment," Isaacs told...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 11:51 AM
The Motion Picture Academy released its first statement Saturday since revoking the Oscar nomination of Bruce Broughton, the composer of "Alone Yet Not Alone," which would have been one of the five contenders for original song at this year's Academy...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:03 AM
Cable giant Comcast Corp. proved why it is the envy of the cable industry Tuesday, announcing that profit soared 26% in the fiscal fourth quarter and that it had put the brakes on a troublesome trend of customer losses.
For the three months ended Dec....
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Animated films may dazzle with feats of artistic achievement, but it takes the voices of actors working in relative solitude in a sound booth to give the characters and the stories real depth. The process can take years of sporadic recording, and the...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Cable giant Comcast's move into selling movies via its Xfinity TV digital platform is off to a strong start.
According to a post on the company's website, Xfinity was the No. 1 seller of digital versions of "Despicable Me 2" for the week that ended Dec....
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:33 AM
This animated sequel was more than a raging success at the box office; it also has a place in film history ... as the most profitable movie in the history of Universal Pictures to date.
Steve Carell returns as the voice of the now-domesticated Gru,...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:30 PM
PARIS- The Ile de France Film Commission is joining forces with six other Gallic film orgs to launch the Paris Images Trade Show, a label dedicated to promoting French talent in all film and audiovisual-related fields through four different events.
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:30 AM
As feature animation becomes an increasingly crowded field, the pressure to create appealing and enduring characters with thrift and speed has intensified. Five directors recently came together for the Envelope Animation Round Table to discuss the...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:47 AM
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for its Golden Globes awards Thursday morning.
Actors Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana and Aziz Ansari shared the following list of nominees in TV and film. The 71st Golden Globe Awards, hosted...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:54 AM
It looks like plenty of stockings will be stuffed with minions DVDs this year.
The computer animated family film "Despicable Me 2" sold $80 million worth of DVDs, Blu-ray discs and digital copies in its first week in release, according to its...