Category Archives: 4 – INDUSTRY NEWS
The filmmaker behind 45 Years and Weekend tells the story of a boy and the horse with whom he bonds, along with the young star of Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World.
Multiple WGA members are lobbying for an “Additional Writing By” credit section, naming everyone who had a hand in a film’s screenplay. The general concept behind this is that, if you were hired to write and you wrote, you should get credit for that work, whether or not said work was used. But is that really a good idea?
The rising Aussie actress talks about her new raunchy comedy, plus emojis, keg stands, inclusion riders and whether or not she reads her own reviews.
The high concept comedy stars Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena as the parents of three teen girls planning to lose their virginity on prom night.
Spielberg had his biggest opening at the box office in almost ten years, as he returns to the big screen adventure for which he became famous. Tyler Perry’s Acrimony took second place with $17.1 million.
Tyler Perry’s Acrimony looks to take second place with $7.3 million on Good Friday, while Pacific Rim: Uprising dive bombs in its second weekend.
Kathleen Gallagher replaces longtime Universal Pictures Home Entertainment exec Dick Longwell who is retiring after 20 years in senior sales and distribution. Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go.
Starring Jason Clarke as the Massachusetts politician, whose car went off a bridge into the bay, killing Mary Jo Kopechne (Kate Mara) and raising questions that affected the Kennedy family.
While insiders have denied that a deal is in the works, one would make sense since Apple is preparing to make a formidable entrance into Hollywood production, and it could use a library to build around.
The director of Humpday, You Sister’s Sister and more has been quite successful directing shows like Fresh Off the Boat, New Girl, and Netflix series Glow and Love.
Tyler Perry’s Acrimony and God’s Not Dead: Light in the Darkness will also open over the Easter weekend, and returning movies will have a hard time competing.
“Steven Spielberg doesn’t think that Netflix movies should be eligible for Oscars. So would Spielberg, who has been such an enormous supporter of the #MeToo movement, begrudge Mudbound cinematographer Rachel Morrison her history-making nomination? In the words of my therapist, ‘there’s a lot to unpack here,'” writes Neil Turitz.
Winner of the John Cassavetes Award for Land Ho!, Katz’s new noir thriller stars Lola Kirke (Mozart in the Jungle) as the personal assistant of a young starlet (Zoe Kravitz), who gets caught up in a murder mystery.
Surely David Fenkel and Daniel Katz have learned by now that there’s a ceiling for arthouse films these days. A24’s biggest success, Lady Bird, grossed $49 million domestically, so can that ceiling support the duo’s ambitions, or will a larger distributor make them an offer they can’t refuse?
Nelson’s leave of absence comes just as Justice League ends its theatrical run as the lowest-grossing entry in the DCEU. According to reports, she needs time to deal with personal matters, including recovering from a recent back surgery.
Four other wide releases disappointed, while Wes Anderson’s animated Isle of Dogs blew up with $1.6 million in just 27 theaters.
East Coast Editor Edward Douglas opines about the fact that sometimes having too many options means you’ll never have time to watch some of the less-publicized content.
The other four new wide releases are underperforming with last week’s surprise hit I Can Only Imagine holding up well in its second weekend.
From Close Encounters of the Third Kind to Gosford Park, Balaban has experience on both sides of the camera, and Isle of Dogs is his third time working with Anderson.
Five new movies open in wide release on Friday including a Soderbergh thriller, a Bella Thorne Y.A. romance, another Christian movie and the animated Sherlock Gnomes.
The star of The Blair Witch Project and Humpday talks about woring on Soderbergh’s latest low-budget thriller, starring Claire Foy, his next film as director and even a possible Humpday sequel!
Barber relaunched Orion Pictures, led the company’s $1 billion acquisition of Epix, cut costs across divisions, and squeezed every penny possible out of MGM’s library with the help of streaming platforms that were hungry for content. So what’s behind his abrupt exit?
The creator of Starz’s Spartacus series and showrunner for the first season of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix talks about following Guillermo del Toro on the giant robot (and monster) sequel.
The Brazilian filmmaker behind Elite Squad and Robocop goes back in time to document the ’77 Air France hijack that had many nations on edge.
The faith-based drama based on a popular Christian song came out just ahead of Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time over the weekend, while Tomb Raider disappointed in second place.
East Coast Editor Edward Douglas takes an early look at the box office prospects of what should be one of the year’s biggest blockbusters, and whether it will it do as well or better than Black Panther.
Faith-based film I Can Only Imagine might pull off a surprise fourth place win over Fox’s Love, Simon, as both receive positive responses from audiences.
In an attempt to broaden their appeal and do some damage control following sexual harassment allegations, Vice Media has hired Nance Duboc to replace CEO Shane Smith. Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go.
The first-time filmmaker talks about crafting a film around her friend Brandon Polansky and working with him and Samantha Elisofon to tell a beautiful, crowd-pleasing film.