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When a movie flops, marketing takes the blame

Nov 1, 2013
When box-office returns are lower than expected, it's often the marketing department that bare the brunt of the punishment.
Posted In: movies, film, marketing

Matt Damon, 'Elysium' and White Flight

Aug 9, 2013
Don't go see "Elysium" without expecting a cinematic lesson in income inequality, racism and global poverty.
Posted In: film

'Sharknado' -- How the low-budget flick went from Twitter to the big screen

Aug 2, 2013
Once upon a time a little low-budget movie about a tornado and sharks taking over Los Angeles became a hit on Twitter, and grew up to head to a movie theater near you.
Posted In: Sharknado, film, Entertainment

'Lone Ranger' is just one of summer's busts

Jul 23, 2013
After a summer of lackluster box office receipts, could Hollywood begin to find fault in blockbusters?
Posted In: film, summer, Entertainment

Why movie crews are headed to Ohio

Jul 4, 2013
Ohio's film tax credits have drawn movie crews back to Cleveland, but there's debate as to whether the tax breaks truly deliver.
Posted In: movies, film, hollywood, tax credit

The middle class through the Hollywood lens

Jun 28, 2013
Movies and television have sometimes reflected and sometimes shaped our ideas of how the American middle class lives.
Posted In: hollywood, film, Entertainment, middle class

'White House Down': Pairing Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx is no accident

Jun 27, 2013
Studios rely more and more on teams of heroes and dynamic duos in action films. Is the lone action man a thing of the past?
Posted In: Entertainment, film, summer, movie

Why do actors in France get paid so much? Subsidies

Jun 17, 2013
French win concession in Transatlantic trade negotiations.
Posted In: film, France

Who owns the happy birthday song?

Jun 14, 2013
Documentary filmmaker Jennifer Nelson is challenging the copyright to the happy birthday song after being asked to pay $1,500 to Warner Music to use the tune in her film.
Posted In: copyright, lawyers, Music, film

Sleepless in...Hollywood and the rise of the franchise

Jun 12, 2013
"Sleepless in Seattle" producer Lynda Obst explains why studios can't stop making sequels.
Posted In: hollywood, film, Entertainment

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