One “truth” that you hear quoted over and over is that there is no way to make money from user generated content. Paramount, to its delight, is currently finding out that this “truth” is actually a lie.
The conclusions are questionable, but the facts are very interesting…
The new indie horror movie has audiences screaming-and Hollywood drooling. How it got from one man’s digital camera to the big screen.
After another quarter of stunning growth, Netflix is preparing for a future in which its business may look very different.
On the way out: rentals of new DVDs. On the way in: more Internet streaming across a variety of devices.
What these folks are missing is “high speed internet” doesn’t seem very high speed when you start downloading DVD’s.
Neill Blomkamp, the South African effects whiz turned director whose modestly budgeted District 9 was the big sleeper hit of last summer, has obtained financing with few strings attached for his next sci-fi project, which he’ll prep, produce and release in 2010.
Keychest technology allows cross-platform access
As studios search for the Next Big Thing after DVDs, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is working on a system to offer consumers access to movies anywhere, anytime.
Hollywood’s biggest slasher story isn’t playing at any theater near you. It’s hitting the industry’s corporate suites, where the sacking of studio executives has reached epidemic level.
The end of the old business model…
Three years since its launch, the format still only generates about 6 percent of total home entertainment revenue.
Fall has started and most people have moved on from the summer blockbusters, but the dedicated Trek fans at Trek Movie are taking one last look at the box office receipts from this summer’s Star Trek, and have found that it finally surpassed Star Trek: The Motion Picture as the highest-grossing Trek film of all time.
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‘Pianist’ star steps into Schwarzenegger role
Now imagine a whole slew of “re-boots” in the future…
Producer Jason Blum spent nearly two years bringing the ultra-low-budget thriller “Paranormal Activity” to theaters. “It finally feels,” he says, “like we’re entering the third act.”