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  • Weta Digital: Peter Jackson's VFX Company is About 'Immersive Filmmaking'

    Weta Digital is observing its 20th anniversary this year, but the celebration is low-key, because the team is too busy to rest on its laurels. Top priorities include "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies," the culmination of 17 years and six films in...
  • Producers Say High Fees at L.A. County Parks Are Hurting Location Filming

    Few other places in Downtown Los Angeles have the vantage point of Grand Park: Stretching from the Music Center to the obelisk-capped City Hall, the park is a symbol of what many hope will be the revival of Downtown and, at last, give the region a sense...
  • Peter Jackson's Companies Offer Every Step for Filmmakers

    In the past two decades, Peter Jackson and his team have created five companies to service every aspect of filmmaking. These are among the most accomplished but misunderstood film companies in the world. That's because each was started without any...
  • Composer A.R. Rahman on His Transition to Hollywood and 'Slumdog Millionaire'

    Presumably, somewhere on the second floor of composer-songwriter-singer-multi-instrumentalist A.R. Rahman's Los Angeles house one might find a bedroom, or a television, or any of the other trappings of a residential home. But as for the ground floor, it's...
  • Kiwi Post-Production House: From Epics to Micro-Budget Works

    Of the five Peter Jackson companies in Wellington, Park Road Post wins the prize for the snazziest HQ. As each company started up, it took over warehouses or other spaces available in the suburb of Miramar. But Park Road, which debuted with 2003's "The...
  • With HBO and CBS Cutting the Cord, Which Networks Will Follow Suit?

    With two swift strokes, HBO and CBS have opened new doors to a future where you won't have to pay for a huge bundle of channels to get their TV shows. Now the questions are which networks will follow suit -- and how seriously the movement will threaten...
  • Review: 'Dracula Untold' ★★

    Review: 'Dracula Untold' ★★
    There's nothing new under the moon in "Dracula Untold," a decorous but dull origin story that attempts to turn history's most famous vampire into a kind of male Maleficent — a misunderstood husband/father/ruler who turned to the dark side out of the...
  • 'Lord of the Rings' Producer Barrie Osborne Launches Climate Change Movie via Kickstarter

    "The Lord of the Rings" producer Barrie M. Osborne is launching a Kickstarter to help fund "Talk Is Cheap," an environmental-themed family drama. Jim Jarrett is producing and directing from his own script. The story centers on an estranged father and...
  • Holiday Movies Try to Save the Year's Box Office

    Hollywood will spend the rest of 2014 trying to dig itself out of a very deep box office hole, with ticket sales sputtering behind last year's windfall. The difficulty is that the upcoming holiday season isn't just battling the ghosts of Christmases...
  • Andy Serkis: Beneath the digital makeup, a box-office powerhouse

    Andy Serkis: Beneath the digital makeup, a box-office powerhouse
    Andy Serkis may be the only top-billed star in a summer blockbuster whom you wouldn't recognize if you passed him on the street. A master of motion capture, Serkis has made his name breathing life into digitally rendered characters such as Gollum,...
  • Warner Bros. Taking 'The Hobbit,' 'Mad Max,' 'Jupiter Ascending' to Comic-Con

    Warner Bros. will present the films "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "Jupiter Ascending" during its studio presentation inside the San Diego Convention Center's massive Hall H at Comic-Con later this month. Missing...