Archive for category Studio

Amazon to increase film production in their bid to ‘win an Oscar’

AFP, Berlin US online retail giant Amazon announced on Sunday that it is planning to produce 16 feature films a year, throwing down the gauntlet to Netflix, whose African war drama “Beasts of No Nation” may be headed for Oscar glory in February. “We want to win an Oscar,” Amazon boss Jeff Bezos told Sunday’s […]

No Comments

NETFLIX TO DOUBLE PRODUCTION IN 2016 ADDING 10 NEW FEATURE FILMS

BY IAIN ALEXANDER  Netflix is ramping up its production slate for 2016 in a bid to drive subscriber growth. The movie streaming giant is about to take original programming to the next level with 31 new scripted shows along with 30 brand new series for children and a production slate of 10 feature films. Netflix recently axed 100s […]

No Comments

Videogame maker Activision launches film studio

Activision Blizzard has launched a film and TV studio to create original content based on its popular videogame franchises such as “Call of Duty” and “Hearthstone” in its latest push to expand beyond console-based games. Activision Blizzard Studios’ first production will be “Skylanders Academy,” an animated TV series based on the company’s toys-to-life videogame “Skylanders”, […]

No Comments

Warner Bros inks film production tie-up in China

Warner Brothers Entertainment and China Media Capital are forming a joint venture to develop Chinese-language movies for global and domestic markets. http://media.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/entertainment-news/warner-bros-inks-film-production-tieup-in-china-6895638.html

No Comments

DGA Six-Year Study: TV Hiring Pipeline Disadvantages Women and Minority Directors at Point of Entry

Employers Hire Just 18% Female and 14% Minority First-Time Episodic TV Directors LOS ANGELES –(SPW)– Recognizing the fundamental role that a “first break” in the television business can play to increase diversity, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) today issued the results of a six-year analysis of the gender and ethnic diversity of directors who […]

No Comments

For Hollywood, the road to China is littered with broken deals

By RICHARD VERRIER Hollywood talent agent Jeff Berg flew to Shanghai last summer to celebrate one of his biggest deals — a partnership with Chinese investors in Resolution, his new agency in Century City. Two hundred business executives, government officials, actors and journalists gathered at the swank Hotel Shangri-La to mark the occasion. Celebrities posed for […]

No Comments

Entertainment Partners Makes Acquisition

By Business Journal StaffThursday Payroll and production services provider Entertainment Partners has acquired competitor Ease Entertainment Services, the companies announced Thursday. Terms of the deal between Entertainment Partners, in Burbank, and Ease Entertainment, in Beverly Hills, were not disclosed. With the acquisition, Entertainment Partners will create a new division, Movie Magic Scenechronize Technologies. It will […]

No Comments

Pixar Animation Studios Licenses NVIDIA Technology for Accelerating Feature Film Production

SANTA CLARA, CA, Aug 07, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — To accelerate production of its computer-animated feature films and short film content, Pixar Animation Studios is licensing a suite of NVIDIA NVDA, +12.37% technologies related to image rendering, the companies announced today. The multi-year strategic licensing agreement gives Pixar access to NVIDIA’s quasi-Monte Carlo (QMC) rendering methods. These […]

No Comments

FILM STUDIO RELATIVITY MEDIA FILES FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY

BY IAIN ALEXANDER Relativity Media has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid reports it has up to $1 billion in liabilities to nearly 5000 creditors. The studio’s debt mountain has become unsustainable and it also failed to find a new lender in the past several months. Relativity Media is behind some of the most successful films […]

No Comments

Netflix makes the jump towards the film industry with four big-name movies in the works

Chris Newbould There is no doubt that ­Netflix changed the way we watch ­television. The online streaming service has already established itself as a pioneer of the new era of non-linear TV viewing. Thanks to the production of its own high-quality, original content such as the acclaimed dramas House of Cardsand ­Orange is the New Black, Netflix […]

No Comments