Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney Split


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Disney and blockbuster producer Jerry Bruckheimer will part ways in 2014, ending one of the most lucrative partnerships in Hollywood. And despite the Top Gun producer's insistence that the disastrous The Lone Ranger (budget: $250 million) was not a contributing … [Read more...]

Netflix Enjoys Emmy Gold with Fincher’s House of Cards Win


Takes best director nod By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) You know you've hit the big time when Emmy comes a calling. And that was never more true last night during the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards when director David Fincher made Hollywood history by winning the award for Best Director of a Drama … [Read more...]

HBO, AMC take top Emmy awards, holding off Netflix

By Lisa Richwine - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) While upstart streaming service Netflix Inc burst into the Emmy party this year, it was cable networks with the most to celebrate on Sunday night as HBO dominated and AMC grabbed the prestigious best drama prize for "Breaking Bad." Premium cable channel … [Read more...]

With swords and suds, Game of Thrones spurs sales for HBO

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By Ronald Grover and Lisa Richwine (Reuters) "Game of Thrones," HBO's blood-splattered fantasy series featuring dragons, castles and warring families, is turning into a franchise for the premium cable channel that may rival its biggest hit, the mobster drama "The Sopranos." Like "The Sopranos," … [Read more...]

At TV’s Emmy awards, gritty may prevail over glossy

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By Mary Milliken - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) If it was a good year for American television, Sunday's Primetime Emmy awards could make it a great year for the grittier side of the TV grid, led by a drama about a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher who cooks crystal meth. "Breaking Bad" is the show to … [Read more...]

AllThingsD team to sever ties with Dow Jones at end of the year

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By Gerry Shih - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) The team that produces technology blog AllThingsD will leave News Corp's Dow Jones publishing unit at the end of the year, the parties announced Thursday, severing a lucrative but sometimes rocky relationship between two of the most influential outlets in the … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature: Honest Trailer – Breaking Bad

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) As the final episodes of Breaking Bad air, it's time for an Honest Trailer! The guys over at Screen Junkies have done another hilarious one, and it's perfect for Friday's Funny Feature. Enjoy Honest Trailer - Breaking Bad! Have a great weekend. … [Read more...]

Marvel Developing Agent Carter TV Show

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Agent Carter One-Shot short film may become TV show By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Marvel are continuing to expand their universe across a number of different platforms. With Phase: Two of their multi-billion dollar tentpole film franchises well underway, the studio are currently developing … [Read more...]

FX Show Wilfred First To Use New Litepanels Sola 12

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The Litepanels Sola 12 makes its way onto the set of Wilfred By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The world of U.S. television drama is highly competitive. Unsurprisingly, shows are always looking at new technologies which could give them an extra edge. FX comedy series Wilfred, starring Elijah Wood … [Read more...]

ARRI Introduces Super 35 Documentary Camera AMIRA


Super 35 AMIRA Designed for on-the-go shooting By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Arriflex looks to be going after the documentary market with a new camera announcement at IBC 2013. The ARRI AMIRA uses the same Super 35 sensor as the flagship ALEXA, but in a more compact form factor that should … [Read more...]

LG, Samsung Display feel heat from little-known Chinese LCD makers


By Miyoung Kim - SEOUL (Reuters) Chinese flat screen makers, once dismissed as second-class players in the global LCD market, are drawing envious looks from big names such as LG Display Co Ltd and Samsung. While the Korean giants were busy developing next-generation organic light emitting diode … [Read more...]

Redbox operator Outerwall slashes forecast; shares slide


By Chandni Doulatramani (Reuters) Outerwall Inc, operator of the Redbox video rental kiosks, slashed its third-quarter and full-year earnings forecast as average transaction size fell below its expectations due to higher discounts, sending its shares down 20 percent. The heavy discounting drove … [Read more...]

Comedian Billy Connolly treated for cancer, diagnosed with Parkinson’s

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LONDON (Reuters) Comedian Billy Connolly has been operated on for prostate cancer and diagnosed with early-stage Parkinson's disease, a press statement posted on the 70-year old star's website said on Monday. Connolly, famous in Britain for his stand-up comedy shows and internationally for roles … [Read more...]

4K to be a Hot Topic at IBC

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Many Pros ask ... what's the rush? By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) begins in Amsterdam, the topic on everyone's mind is, of course, 4K. But not like you think. The topic is going to be a hot one at IBC because many video professionals believe … [Read more...]

Audio pioneer Ray Dolby of famed sound system dead at 80

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(Reuters) Ray Dolby, the engineer who pioneered the noise reduction in audio recordings that produced clearer sound for music and cinema, died on Thursday. He was 80. Dolby, whose name became synonymous with home sound systems and cinema and won an Oscar, a Grammy and two Emmys for his work, died … [Read more...]