Lincoln, Les Miserables lead SAG film nominees

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By Jill Serjeant - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The actors of drama "Lincoln," musical "Les Miserables" and comedy "Silver Linings Playbook" led nominations for the Screen Actors Guild film awards on Wednesday, winning four nominations apiece, including best ensemble cast. Joining them among … [Read more...]

Redbox to launch video streaming service this month

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(Reuters) - Redbox kiosks owner Coinstar Inc and Verizon Communications Inc said they will launch a video streaming service later this month to take on video rental giant Netflix Inc. The companies are set to launch their Redbox Instant video streaming service more than ten months after they … [Read more...]

Apple TV Rumored To Get Bluetooth, Apps Support

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Rumored update paves way for Keyboards and other accessories By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With Tim Cook hinting strongly of an Apple-made television on the horizon, everyone is paying close attention to any update coming to the Apple TV. Now rumors abound that Steve Jobs' "hobby project" with … [Read more...]

Adobe Announces Creative Cloud for Teams, and Photoshop Features

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by Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Adobe announced new Creative Cloud features and new Photoshop features during an online event called Create Now. All users of Photoshop now have support for HiDPI (i.e. Retina) displays, such as displays on Apple’s MacBook Pro. Adobe Illustrator also now … [Read more...]

Why Netflix’s future is in House of Cards, Arrested Development – not Disney

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By Brent Lang and Lucas Shaw (TheWrap.com) - Netflix hailed as a "game-changer" its landmark deal last week to bring Disney movies to the streaming service. But while that deal may be significant, it pales in importance next to another looming development - the February debut of its original series … [Read more...]

Latest Apple TV Rumor comes from CEO

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Tim Cook: Television is an area of intense interest By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) You know, I'm beginning to think that Apple's tactic for conducting market research is to leak a vague rumor in several different forms and see if it 1) catches fire and 2) has legs. If said rumor refuses to die, … [Read more...]

TNT’s Leverage could end this month, producer warns

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By Tim Kenneally (TheWrap.com) - This could end up being a very un-merry Christmas for "Leverage" fans. Dean Devlin, executive producer of the TNT drama, penned an open letter to the show's viewers on Thursday, telling them that he and fellow "Leverage" executive producer John Rogers crafted the … [Read more...]

Film Convert Software adds Panasonic GH2 DSLR Support

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IndyMogul does GH2/GH3 comparison By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Film Convert isn't your average color correction utility because rather than just color correct according to what looks good or what the editor thinks it should be, it also color corrects according to the strengths and weaknesses … [Read more...]

Analysis: Hollywood sees licensing cash cow in Disney-Netflix deal

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By Ronald Grover and Peter Lauria (Reuters) - Cha-ching! That's the sound ringing in the ears of Hollywood studio executives after Walt Disney Co landed a rich deal with Netflix to stream its movies to television. Netflix's arrival as a bidder for the television rights to Hollywood movies means … [Read more...]

The Walking Dead: 4 things networks can learn from the cable show that’s beating them

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By Tim Molloy (TheWrap.com) - TV's top drama is a grisly, sometimes sorrowful series that kills off characters as fast as it introduces them and almost never slows down to explain what's happening. Networks could learn a lot from "The Walking Dead." The AMC series, which ended the first half of … [Read more...]

Sean Bean replaces Brendan Fraser in TNT pilot Legends

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By Tim Kenneally (TheWrap.com) - TNT's upcoming pilot "Legends" is getting a Stark makeover. Sean Bean, who played ill-fated Lord of Winterfell Eddard Stark in HBO's "Game of Thrones," has signed on to replace Brendan Fraser in TNT's upcoming pilot "Legends." Fraser dropped out of the … [Read more...]

VHX Founder: Internet Distribution Shatters Old Hollywood Business Models

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But there are many myths that surround it By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) VHX Founder Jamie Wilkinson is on the bleeding edge of Internet-based film distribution, and he love it there, especially when he gets to share his views about the myths of self distribution of films on the internet at … [Read more...]

New York Film and TV Tax Credits Support 28,900 Jobs: Study

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By Brent Lang (TheWrap.com) - New York's film and television production tax credits supported 28,900 jobs in the state and generated $6.9 billion in economic activity last year, according to a new study commissioned by Hollywood's main lobbying group. Overall, the state's film and television … [Read more...]

Disney, Netflix sign exclusive TV distribution deal

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By Ronald Grover and Sue Zeidler (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co agreed to give Netflix exclusive TV distribution rights to its movies, becoming the first major studio to stream its movies to TV viewers via Netflix instead of distributing them to HBO, Showtime or other premium TV channels. The … [Read more...]

News Corp to buy Cleveland Indians sports channel: sources

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By Ronald Grover and Jennifer Saba (Reuters) - News Corp is expected to announce as early as this week that it will buy SportsTime Ohio, a TV channel owned by the Cleveland Indians baseball team, for around $230 million, sources told Reuters, marking its second acquisition of a regional sports … [Read more...]

J.K. Rowling adult novel to be adapted for BBC One

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(Reuters) - British author J.K. Rowling's first adult novel "The Casual Vacancy" will be adapted for the small screen, the BBC announced on Monday, unlike her Harry Potter adventures which went on to become one of the biggest film franchises of all time. Public broadcaster BBC One and BBC Drama … [Read more...]

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