New data claims to name the most popular actor in Hollywood — and it might not be who you expect.
Many filmmakers and film professionals spend their careers chasing the elusive “low-budget breakout” movie. i.e. A film made for pennies that rake in mega-bucks and in so doing transforms the careers, companies, and cars driven by those involved.
This kind of success is often written off as a random event. However, this is far from the case. While nobody can provide a surefire formula for success, there are patterns we see time and again among the highest performing low-budget movies.
You know it's way. way serious when they want to change the name of the company you founded.
Decades of Sexual Harassment Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein
Did the math.
9.5 Billion in economic impact to the state of Georgia. And the small minded buffoons in the Texas Legislature "did not want to give money to Hollywood". Give me a break! http://saportareport.com/georgias-gamble-film-industry-co…/…
Bob Berney, head of marketing and distribution for Amazon Original Movies, said giving films a theatrical run is critical for generating reviews, public awareness, and exposure and recognition for filmmakers. “These films become iconic out of the theatrical marketplace,” he said. In turn, this buzz is what creates anticipation for audiences in theaters, and later at home. “We are finding that it's important for our customers, the Prime customers, who really want to look for films that have been broadly released theatrically,” he said. Amazon does not have plans to do away with the window.
New CAA study says diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets
The ecommerce giant snagged the SXSW selections through Amazon Video Direct’s Film Festival Stars program, designed to be a streamlined, no-haggle way for independent filmmakers to get paid for digital distribution. Amazon acquired 15 films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival under the program; it extended a similar offer to entrants in the Tribeca Film Festival and plans to take it to the Toronto International Film Festival, too.
...predicting that global VR revenues will total close to $75 billion by 2021.
This time around, there are new obstacles to navigate, namely how to work with streaming platforms in a way that benefits both sides. While distribution models and production have rapidly evolved for companies like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, writers haven't seen that growing success reflected in their bottom line.
(Does this affect luzworks? In a word: yes)
So why aren’t film studios trying to target us? Why aren’t our stories told? Why hasn’t a Latina ever won the Oscar for best actress? Behind the camera, the Mexican director Alejandro Inarritu broke ground with his Oscar wins, but the onscreen visibility of Latinos just isn't there.
Oscars cut ties with the accountants involved with the best picture gaffe.
United Talent Agency is donating $250,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union instead.