David Fincher Attacks Studios For Treating Films Like ‘Big Macs’

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) David Fincher has blasted Hollywood for using audiences "like cattle in a stockyard.” The Fight Club director, who is currently promoting new thriller Gone Girl, has lashed out at the industry and accused studios of viewing films like commodities. He said (via … [Read more...]

Cameron Considering HFR for Avatar Sequels

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And he may go three times farther than Peter Jackson By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Avatar Director James Cameron is a fan of high frame rate (HFR). He said a few months back that Hobbit director Peter Jackson was really onto something by shooting the Tolkien epic in 48p, and that he was likely … [Read more...]

California triples tax breaks for film production

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By Sharon Bernstein - SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Thursday tripling California's tax breaks for entertainment companies doing business in Hollywood's home state, in an effort to stop production moving elsewhere. Aimed at luring production back to California … [Read more...]

DC Comics’ Geoff Johns Champions Separate Universe Against the Marvel Film & TV Universe

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The summer superhero blockbuster season is coming to a close, and the battle for fall superhero television shows is about to begin. While DC Comics did not put out a new film this summer, and they have no film on the slate next year (Batman V Superman: Dawn of … [Read more...]

Tom Hiddleston Goes to Skull Island with Jordan Vogt-Roberts Directing

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Back at the end of July, Legendary made the surprise announcement that they were developing a new King Kong movie called Skull Island with Universal. The teaser did lead to a bit of confusion in the audience, as members who didn't understand the implication of … [Read more...]

The AJA CION Comes Closer To Joining 4K Game

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Footage Released Gets Rave Reviews By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Back at NAB, AJA introduced their CION 4K professional digital video camera, which looks to be largely aimed at the studio/ENG community. The camera was built around a 4 APS-C Sensor, flanked by a global shutter and an optical low … [Read more...]

Biography of late comedian Joan Rivers to be published in 2016

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NEW YORK (Reuters) A biography of legendary comedian Joan Rivers, who died earlier this month, will be published in 2016, publisher Little, Brown and Company said on Wednesday. "Joan Rivers: A Life" will be penned by Vanity Fair and New York Times journalist Leslie Bennetts and will also be … [Read more...]

H.265 Licensing Deal Saves Creators Royalty Fees

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Bar for Pay Per View fees high, HEVC will charge none By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The MPEG LA group, which controls management of royalties and fees pertaining to the ultra high definition codecs H.265 and HEVC, have ironed out a basic framework which will free content creators of the burden … [Read more...]

As it moves into Europe, Netflix orders Judd Apatow comedy series ‘Love’

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Netflix on Tuesday said it has ordered two seasons of a romance comedy by Hollywood hitmaker Judd Apatow as the online streaming service ramps up its original programming while it expands into France and Germany. "Love," which will star American actors Paul Rust and Gillian … [Read more...]

Red Giant Shooter Suite Review, Part 5: DeNoiser II

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) There’s this thing about video... If it is not well-lit, there’s a good possibility there’s going to be noise, and noise is ugly. Let’s take a look at Red Giant’s DeNoiser II, part of Red Giant’s Shooter Suite. Part one of our look at Shooter Suite, … [Read more...]

Sony Responds To F5 4K Hack With Licensing Scheme

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In response to a recent hack that opens 4K recording for the Sony F5, the manufacturer has approved an official roadmap to ultra high definition. But for users to get Sony's blessing to use 4K, it'll cost them. The hack, which involved adding a simple piece of code … [Read more...]

RED Shows Off New Touchscreen Monitor At IBC

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last weekend at IBC, RED rolled out a pair of new products including a 7-inch touch screen display. Also showcased are two new DSMC Interchangeable Optical Low Pass Filters, including one for Skin Tone-Highlight and one for Low Light Optimized conditions. … [Read more...]

Freefly Ships MŌVI M15

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Can Carry Camera Packages weighing 15 Lbs. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We saw it at NAB, and now, Freefly Systems has announced shipping of their new MŌVI M15 3 Axis camera stabilizer, which is takes the same game-changing technology and uses it to control heavier camera packages, like the … [Read more...]

Canon Finally Announces The 7D Mk. II

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Dual Digic 6 Processors Drive APS-C Sensor By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The rumors have been flying fast and furious for years, and now, it's time for the Canon 7D Mk. II to come out of the shadows and into the light. And while we were hoping that the 7D Mk. II would go full frame, apparently, … [Read more...]

Is An Obi Wan Kenobi Spin-off Movie In Development?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) With Star Wars: Episode VII currently in production, speculation surrounding the proposed standalone films is hotting up faster than Princess Leia in a gold bikini. The latest name to be linked with the spin-off treatment is Obi Wan Kenobi, who was played by Alec … [Read more...]

Rare Test Footage For 1983 Version Of Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Footage has emerged showing Disney's early attempt at producing Who Framed Roger Rabbit, with Paul Reubens voicing the titular character. The video is actually a 1983 episode of Disney Studio Showcase and features animator Mike Giamo and producer Marc Sturdivant. … [Read more...]

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