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Disney’s Clerks sitcom would have killed all goodwill for Kevin Smith’s film

Sometime in 1995 while Kevin Smith was in production on his major motion picture debut Mallrats, some ABC executives with Disney thought it would be a good idea to take Smith’s breakout independent […]

Nearly Identical Movies That Came Out At The Same Time

yesterdayHumor / odd : Neatorama

Hollywood movie promotions like to sell their movies as being “like nothing you’ve seen before” or “a fresh new take on blah blah blah”, but the more they make these claims the less original the film. Many motion picture companies are tapped out of ideas, and they’re always looking around for new ideas to imitate or just plain rip off. Show More Summary

Revisiting 'Waterworld': The Most Spectacular-to-Behold Flop of All Time

Waterworld was the most expensive motion picture ever produced at the time of its release on July 28, 1995. For the uninitiated, it's a post-apocalyptic, Mad Max-on-water epic starring Kevin Costner as a ruggedly stylish man-fish with...Show More Summary

Anti-Google smear campaign revealed in apparent MPAA email

An email has emerged that seems to show the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) discussing a media campaign against Google with lawyers in the office of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. Google, which was under investigation...Show More Summary

How Chris Dodd's MPAA Coordinated Attack On Google

TechDirt has the scoop on this shocking/not shocking BFD of a story about Google and the Motion Picture Association of America: Earlier this month, we noted that the Hollywood studios were all resisting subpoenas from Google concerning...Show More Summary

Beatles ‘Help!’ Memorabilia Sold At Auction

It has been 50 years since The Beatles were featured in the motion picture Help! And the accompanying soundtrack hit record store shelves. But as popular as the movie and the soundtrack were at the time of the 1960s release, no one could predict the value of some of the memorabilia connected to them. Show More Summary

Personal message from Net Objectives' new COO, Marc Danziger

Two months ago, I was contentedly leading my life as a singleton consultant down in Los Angeles. I’d managed to get to work for some pretty cool companies – Amgen, CarsDirect.com, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (the Oscars folks), NBC, International Lease Finance Corp. Show More Summary

Katie Couric, Ze Frank Talk The Power Of Social Video, How Motion Pictures Are Animated GIFs

5 days agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

VidCon 2015 featured a very high-profile interview conducted by Yahoo’s Katie Couric. At a fireside chat for the annual digital media event's industry track, Couric talked to BuzzFeed Motion Pictures’ Ze Frank about the social powerShow More Summary

Billy Bob Thornton To Star In The Trial After Kevin Costner Backs Out

It?s kind of amazing how big TV has really become in recent years. For so long TV actors tried to break through to make motion pictures. Today, some of the biggest names in film are looking for great TV roles. And these days they don?t even need to air on a channel.Click To Continue Reading

Movie Review: Staten Island Summer takes Saturday Night Live to summer camp

Colin Jost has not yet proven himself an all-time great Weekend Update anchor on Saturday Night Live, but with Staten Island Summer, he at least joins the elite club of Update anchors who have written feature motion pictures. StatenShow More Summary

The script for the 'Emoji Movie' doesn't sound half-bad

Sony recently announced its plans to turn our emotional icon texting friends into a full-blown animated motion picture While some were wondering how yellow blobs will convey a plot (ahem, Minions movie, anyone?), Jimmy Kimmel was completely on board with emoji heading to the big screen. Show More Summary

Uncovering the real pioneer of filmmaking

A little-known Frenchman working in England made the world's first motion pictures years before Thomas Edison and the Lumiere brothers of France

Hey Hollywood, Let's Stop Using Terms Like "Non-Actors." They're Actors Now

Dictionary.com defines the word "actor" it as “a person who acts in stage plays, motion pictures, television broadcasts, etc.” Articles about movies starring a debuting performer tend to complicate that definition. There are nonprofessionals, amateurs and, in the case of something like the just-released Tangerine, even non-actors. Tangerine is the...

Irrational Man

"Irrational Man," seemingly Woody Allen's 328th motion picture, stars Joaquin Phoenix as a philosophy professor named Abe who becomes obsessed with murdering a judge, and Emma Stone as the awestruck student he romances. It is not merely a bad film. Show More Summary

Not All Famous Faces Belong On The Big Screen! Check Out The Worst Movies Starring Non-Acting Celebs Here!

Who doesn't want to be a movie star!? Those who have a famous face don't always necessarily have to be a trained actor to star in a major motion picture — just ask Kim Kardashian West! LOLz! Sometimes non-acting athletes, musicians, or wrestlers end up being fantastic actors (Terry Crews, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Lady Gaga [...]

New members add much-needed diversity to Motion Picture Academy

The Motion Picture Academy is getting a dose of diversity. The Academy invited 322 newcomers late last month, the biggest incoming class yet, and a group that is significantly more diverse — at least in terms of race — than the Academy at large, according to research by The Hollywood Reporter. Show More Summary

Oscars Diversity Push Makes the Academy More International, but There’s Still Work to Be Done - Progress, though. Progress!

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

This year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences admitted a record 322 members, which should boost them over the 7,000-member mark. Academy president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs and CEO Dawn Hudson have both made diversifying the organization a priority, and this is certainly a step in the right direction. Show More Summary

The Oscars Are Trying to Be Less White, Are Still Very White

The Motion Picture Academy is making a small effort to be less (overtly) racist by diversifying its membership pool. Read more...

IN THE MAIL: From Charles Stross, The Annihilation Score . I read an advance copy of this, and it’s…

IN THE MAIL: From Charles Stross, The Annihilation Score. I read an advance copy of this, and it’s a great addition to the Laundry Files books. Plus, today only at Amazon: The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy, $27.99 (77% off). And, also today only: iRobot Roomba 595 Pet Vacuum Cleaning Robot, […]

ICM Partners Adds Four New Agents

The additions affect the motion picture production, motion picture literary and talent, and international television and media departments. read more

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