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Katzenberg’s Big Ask: $2 Billion for Short-Form Video Project

nytimes--Jeffrey Katzenberg is trying to raise $2 billion for his new television start-up that will provide short-form content of premium quality for mobile devices.
October 04, 2017 Go to nytimes

The 100 Best Screenwriters of All Time

Vulture--As chosen by working screenwriters.
October 03, 2017 Go to Vulture

FandangoNow Bridges the Theatrical Experience and Streaming

NYTimes.com--Going to the movies with Fandango and getting the movies at home with FandangoNow.
September 30, 2017 Go to NYTimes.com

NBC Starts Documentary Unit to Attract Younger Audience

WWD--Called Left Field, the new group gives NBC a way to court cord-cutting Millennials.
September 29, 2017 Go to WWD

Amazon Increases Production Spending for 2018, Developing 3 New Sci-Fi Series

Variety--Amazon is dramatically ramping up its production for next year, moving forward with three new high-concept series, Variety has learned. These new efforts represent a significant production investme…
September 28, 2017 Go to Variety

25 Essential Indies Shot on 16mm Film

IndieWire--Darren Aronofsky. Ryan Coogler. Wes Anderson. Kelly Reichardt. Chances are good that your favorite indie filmmaker has dabbled in the art of 16mm photography once or twice.
September 28, 2017 Go to IndieWire

Blocker is a Revolutionary AR Application for Filmmakers - VRScout

VRScout--Share TweetFilmmakers rejoice! Augmented Reality just made your job a whole lot easier. Much has been made of the storytelling capacities of VR and AR, but what about using them as tools to aid other storytelling media? The recent release of iOS 11 has ushered in a slate of new AR applications into the mainstream, …
September 25, 2017 Go to VRScout

Almost Nobody Watches Most Emmy-Nominated Shows, Survey Finds

Variety--Nearly all of the series nominated for best drama or comedy at the upcoming 69th Primetime Emmy Awards have been watched by fewer than half of all potential viewers, according to a new survey from …
September 15, 2017 Go to Variety

‘Star Wars’: With J.J. Abrams Directing ‘Episode IX,’ Hiring Minority Filmmakers Goes to a Universe Far, Far Away

IndieWire--The “Star Wars” universe is a machine rededicated to sure bets and seasoned pros, which is bad news for those who aren’t white men.
September 13, 2017 Go to IndieWire