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New school Silicon Beach meets old school Hollywood

Aug 30, 2013
With Netflix reporting first quarter revenue of over $1 billion, others are seeing profit in original storytelling. And major tech companies are setting up production studios all over L.A.
Posted In: Silicon Beach, Tech, hollywood, YouTube

Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs movie opens tonight

Aug 16, 2013
Ashton Kutcher plays Apple CEO Steve Jobs in the first Hollywood film about the visionary Silicon Valley legend. It's a an opportunity to move Kutcher's career from TV to the big screen. But it could also impact his side vocation as a tech company investor if he doesn't get it right.
Posted In: ashton kutcher, steve jobs, Silicon Valley, hollywood

Why Hollywood loves sequels, adaptations and reboots

Jul 19, 2013
Blame television, blame the international audience, blame money, and blame yourselves.
Posted In: Entertainment, movies, hollywood

'World War Z': When movie tickets cost $50

Jul 5, 2013
What’s behind the movie ticket price creep?
Posted In: hollywood, movies, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas

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

No joke: The U.S. government says Kim Kardashian helps the economy

Jun 28, 2013
The U.S. government is set to begin calculating GDP in a way that factors in the economic value of entertainment, such as Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Angelina Jolie.
Posted In: hollywood, GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Man of Steel: It's a bird, it's a plane...no, it's Jesus?

Jun 17, 2013
You could say 'Man of Steel' had a super weekend. That’s thanks in part to some niche marketing. Warner Bros. Studios targeted Christian moviegoers.
Posted In: movies, marketing, religion, hollywood

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

'Die Hard 5': The end of the action movie?

Feb 14, 2013
It might be Oscar season, but there's always a few big blockbuster movies on the block. Today, the latest 'Die Hard' movie is released.
Posted In: movies, hollywood

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