• Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:52:21 +0000
    The rights market that accompanies the Tokyo International Film Festival is still abbreviated as TIFFCOM, but its remit now goes far wider than movie rights.
  • Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:41:36 +0000
    Attention to detail included reproduction of Nippon manholes. New software packages allowed better light control, denser crowds.
  • Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:22:41 +0000
    Matthew McConaughey cleared some misconceptions and shared a few lessons he’s learned in 22 years in Hollywood at the American Cinematheque gala Tuesday at the Beverly Hilton. “I did not get offered the ‘Titanic’ role,” said the night’s honoree, clearing that out of the way before getting to some of his lessons. “No. 1: The... Read more »
  • Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:02:36 +0000
    The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced that picture editors Alan Heim and Randy Roberts will receive the org’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014. Heim’s credits and awards span television and feature film work. He won an Academy Award for editing “All That Jazz” and has three ACE Eddies, most recently the 2010 statuette for “Grey Gardens.” Early... Read more »
  • Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:41:35 +0000
    Fox 2000 is developing the children’s photo book “What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night” as a movie, setting it up with producer Karen Rosenfelt. The toys-come-to-life tale, to be released next week by Little Brown and Co., is authored by parents Refe and Susan Tuma. The two began creating scenes each November for their children... Read more »
  • Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:35:47 +0000
    In a world where Twitter feeds net book deals (“Tween Hobo,” “White Girl Problems”) and a Meme-generated feline (“Grumpy Cat”) inks a movie contract, it’s no surprise that Quora, the community-powered Q&A site, is the latest idea pool to attract the attention of Hollywood. Hatched in 2009 by former Facebook CTO Adam D’Angelo, Quora is... Read more »
  • Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:21:38 +0000
    Doubling down on two TV trends — mining nostalgic movies for TV source materials and the new fall shows’ infatuation with romantic comedies — ABC has given a put pilot with a heavy penalty to a half-hour comedy anthology series based on the raunchy Tom Hanks comedy “Bachelor Party.” The project, which hails from Small... Read more »
  • Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:02:21 +0000
    Toys R Us is sending its “Breaking Bad” action figures on a trip to Belize, if you catch the drift. Following a Change.com petition from a Florida mom that called for the retailer to stop selling its line of action figures based on the AMC drama, the toy company announced it would pull the collection from... Read more »
  • Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:51:57 +0000
    Neil Patrick Harris has some big shoes to fill for his upcoming 2015 Oscar hosting gig, as a recent online poll finds he is generating less fan excitement than Ellen DeGeneres did when she announced last year. In comparing surveys done at the time of each of their official announcements, 31% of respondents said that DeGeneres... Read more »
  • Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:42:28 +0000
    Frank Sivero, a character actor who played Frankie Carbone in “Goodfellas,” filed a $250 million lawsuit against Fox on Tuesday, claiming that his likeness was ripped off for use as the wiseguy Louie character on “The Simpsons.” Sivero claims that he was “the originator of the idea and character” of Louie. He contends that “Simpsons”... Read more »
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