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Preserving America's movie going history

Sep 21, 2017
Photographer Amy Davis talks about her photo book on the fate of historic movie theaters.
Filmgoers queueing to see Fritz Lang's film 'Man Hunt' in 1941.
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"Star Wars" movie directors are more brand shepherds than auteurs

Sep 6, 2017
Directors need to be creative but also be able to make a movie in the style that is already established.
(L-R) Actors Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Director Rian Johnson, actors Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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No big movie opening this holiday weekend? It was an "unfortunate series of events"

Sep 4, 2017
Pamela McClintock, senior film writer at The Hollywood Reporter, discusses the lackluster ticket sales at movie theaters this summer.
Moviegoers purchase tickets at an AMC theater in Arcadia, California, in August.

First there was "The Emoji Movie." Is Fruit Ninja next?

Jul 31, 2017
No. 1 at the box office this weekend was Christopher Nolan’s World War II film “Dunkirk.” Right behind it at No. 2 was “The Emoji Movie.” That’s right, a movie about those little pictures you use when you’re texting. It’s yet another in release in a developing trend in Hollywood of making films from sometimes […]

Movie theaters find new ways to lure kids

May 5, 2017
Cinemas are focusing on younger customers with rainbow-colored chairs, esports auditoriums and play gyms.
Features like brightly colored seats can set theaters apart, says Tim Barr, CEO of Ferco Seating.
Photo courtesy of Cinépolis USA

Sherry Lansing on the next 'chapter' of her career

Apr 24, 2017
After leaving Paramount, she followed another passion — philanthropy.
Life is about "rewiring not retiring." says Sherry Lansing.
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Will ‘Beauty’ be a blockbuster?

Mar 17, 2017
Disney’s new, live-action movie, “Beauty and the Beast,” opens this weekend. The movie has set a record for advanced ticket sales for a family film. And it could be one of the top March openings ever.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

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Hollywood updates its image of women on Wall Street

Jul 28, 2016
An unusual new movie has the untold story of a powerful female banker
Anna Gunn as Naomi Bishop, in a still from the movie "Equity."
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Can a diverse Academy change the entertainment industry?

Jun 30, 2016
The academy may now be more diverse, but most studio heads are still white men.
 Actor Michael B. Jordan attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.
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The empire orders re-shoots

Jun 1, 2016
How significant is it if, as reported, Disney wants re-shoots on the next Star Wars movie?
Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios Alan Horn.
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