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The money behind 'The Great Gatsby:' From Fitzgerald to the adaptations

May 1, 2013
A look at the finances behind the author of "The Great Gatsby" and its film adaptations.
Posted In: film, The Great Gatsby

A whole different 'Iron Man' for the Chinese market

May 1, 2013
Disney is releasing two distinct versions of "Iron Man 3" this week: The international version and the Chinese version. How is Hollywood tailoring movies for the growing Chinese audience?
Posted In: Entertainment, film, China

No escapism at the movies this weekend

Apr 19, 2013
The latest Tom Cruise sci-fi thriller, "Oblivion," hits theaters this week. Will American audiences be in the mood to see it?
Posted In: movie, film, Entertainment, boston

The economics of PG-13 rated movies

Apr 17, 2013
The MPAA responds to calls for better policing of violence in movies, by increasing the TYPE SIZE on existing explanations. Why? To protect its business at the PG-13 level.
Posted In: MPAA, movie ratings, Entertainment, film

Oscar nominations are not the goal: Participant Media CEO

Feb 21, 2013
Participant Media made its name with thought-provoking films like "An Inconvenient Truth," "Fast Food Nation" and "Waiting for Superman." This weekend, the company is part of the team nominated for an Oscar for "Lincoln." Has the firm changed its vision over the years?
Posted In: Participant Media, Entertainment, film, Oscars

'Side Effects' tells a tale of medicine, big business and murder

Feb 7, 2013
Stephen Soderbergh's new psychopharmalogical thriller digs into the cozy relationship between doctors and drug companies.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, pills, Entertainment, film

A Hollywood job fades to black: Film projectionist

Feb 4, 2013
As movies go digital, a film projectionist talks about how it feels to be one of the last of his kind.
Posted In: film, movie, Jobs

Less biz from Hollywood has some L.A. companies scrambling

Jan 8, 2013
With more and more movies being filmed outside of Hollywood, Los Angeles businesses that once solely depended on the movie industry have to find new ways to make money.
Posted In: hollywood, california, film, Entertainment

Action figures for 'Django Unchained'

Jan 8, 2013
Quentin Tarantino's new film has some possibly controversial merchandise.
Posted In: film, Entertainment

First predictions for 'The Hobbit' at the box office

Dec 4, 2012
When 'The Hobbit' comes out next Friday, it'll be the first major outing for a new movie technology. It's the first major studio movie to be shot at 48 frames per second.
Posted In: film, movies

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