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Who pays for 3-D movie glasses?

May 23, 2012
The popularity of 3-D movies is growing. So is a battle over who should pay for them -- the studios or the theaters?
Posted In: Entertainment, film, 3-d

What makes a movie?

May 16, 2012
These days, a well-established brand can be as valuable as a screenplay. At least that's what the makers of the movie "Battleship" are hoping when the film version of the popular board game opens this weekend.
Posted In: Entertainment, film

Hollywood movies open abroad, then come home

May 4, 2012
"The Avengers" is expected to be a big hit this weekend. It’s already garnered more than $250 million overseas. Why didn’t it debut at home?
Posted In: Entertainment, film

When a movie gets no promotion

Apr 19, 2012
It's one way to market a movie, but it doesn't seem like it's building for success. The forthcoming Miley Cyrus movie called "LOL," according to the L.A. Times, will have no marketing budget to speak of and will be released first in just seven cities.
Posted In: Entertainment, Lionsgate, film, marketing

For first time, movie streaming to beat viewing by DVD

Mar 26, 2012
But consumers forgoing discs for online distribution could be bad for the industry.
Posted In: DVD, streaming, Entertainment, film

Disney digests a movie bomb with 'John Carter'

Mar 12, 2012
After a lackluster opening weekend, "John Carter" is on track to be a huge money loser. Disney could be facing a loss of $100 million or more.
Posted In: Entertainment, film, disney, John Carter, flop

Louisiana film investment could win Ocscar gold

Feb 24, 2012
Like most states, Louisiana wants to capture some of Hollywood's production business. An Oscar-nominated film from Shreveport may provide the ticket.
Posted In: Entertainment, film, movies, Oscars, academy awards, Louisiana

Theater owners' 'Mission: Impossible'

Dec 20, 2011
Boosting the box office after "Avatar"'s banner year.
Posted In: movies, film, hollywood, Entertainment

Happiness Economics & 'The Economics of Happiness'

Jan 11, 2011
Helena Norberg-Hodge would like to reclaim the word "happiness."...
Posted In: economics of happiness, economy 4.0, film

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