Apple casts itself as a Hollywood mogul

Nov 16, 2018
Deal with Oscar-winning film studio will produce streaming content to compete with Netflix, Amazon.
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Here's why some of Trump's policies have been pretty good for Hollywood so far

Jun 6, 2018
Motion Picture Association of America CEO Charlie Rivkin talks about the business of making movies and more.
“My industry and me in particular, we were one of the first out in support of the tax deal that [President Donald Trump] put forward," says Charlie Rivkin, CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America. Above, he speaks at CinemaCon in April in Las Vegas.
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Forget comic book movies — in Hollywood, horror pays

Apr 23, 2018
Recent scary movie hits like "Get Out" show that a movie doesn't need a big budget to be a hit.
Writer Jordan Peele, winner of the Best Original Screenplay award for 'Get Out,' poses in the press room during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. 
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For producer DeVon Franklin, Christian films merge his passion and his faith

Nov 16, 2017
DeVon Franklin didn't come to Hollywood over 20 years ago to make Christian films. But that's the genre where he made his name.
DeVon Franklin speaks during the MegaFest Leading Men In Hollywood Panel at the Omni Hotel on June 29, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.
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Disney's "Star Wars" terms are a financial burden for small theaters

Nov 7, 2017
Erich Schwartzel wrote about the tough tactics — like requiring 65 percent of ticket sales — for the Wall Street Journal.
 Rian Johnson, director of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," at Disney's D23 EXPO 2017 in Anaheim, California in July.
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Do filmmakers still go to the movies? Sometimes.

Oct 6, 2017
A group of film industry heavyweights discuss the state of the movie business.
From left, Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse; filmmaker Patty Jenkins; Donna Langley, chairwoman of Universal Pictures; and moderator Kai Ryssdal at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California, on Oct. 3.
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Why this filmmaker doesn't want Hollywood's $100 million

Aug 31, 2017
Nicolás Lopez used his "Chile-wood" to make "Hazlo Como Hombre" for less than a million dollars.
Ignacia Allamand as Luciana, Mauricio Ochmann as Raúl and Humberto Busto as Eduardo in "Hazlo Como Hombre."
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Virtual reality filmmaking moves forward

Jul 27, 2017
Google wants to make virtual reality films easier to create. It’s investing in a technology called VR180 — virtual reality in 180 degrees, rather than 360. The company is launching a new VR180 file format on its YouTube platform and partnering…

How did summer get to be such a make-or-break season for Hollywood?

Jul 21, 2017
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A poster advertising the anniversary collector's edition of the movie "Jaws" is posted on a lifeguard tower on Zuma Beach in Malibu, California, in 2000. 
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Ransomware: Should businesses pay up?

May 16, 2017
Hackers are holding up businesses for ransom. To pay or not to pay? That is the question.
An IT researchers shows on a giant screen a computer infected by a ransomware.
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