| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:17 PM
Iranians have been portrayed on the big screen as pre-Revolution radicals in “Argo,” scary, bare-chested villains in “300” and video game characters come to life in “Prince of Persia.”
While these depictions can be...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Airing Monday night on HBO, "Seduced and Abandoned" is a meta-documentary in which actor Alec Baldwin and his filmmaker pal James Toback take a look at the arbitrary deal-making process behind today's movie business.
Toback and Baldwin roamed the Cannes...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix, might want to bring his own popcorn and soda the next time he goes to the movies or think about hiring a food taster if he decides to try his luck at the concession stand.
During a speech at the 2013...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Some jobs — catching fastballs, singing pop songs, dancing en pointe — are a lot easier when you're young.
Add to that list directing independent movies, where it's not the physical demands that wear out many filmmakers but the financial...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 11:00 AM
It would be easy for Feng Xiaogang to rest on his laurels. After all, the Chinese film director has churned out a string of wildly popular comedies, made China's first Imax movie, "Aftershock," and is now in the Oscar hunt for the second time with the...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Despite an action by Los Angeles County officials to temporarily lower filming permit fees for use of Grand Park, film producers have not flocked to the new downtown park.
According to a report presented to the board Tuesday by county Chief Executive...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:03 PM
The United Kingdom, already a leading international hub for filming, is doing even more to roll out the red carpet. The UK government on Thursday said it would strengthen tax credits for the film industry and offer new inducements to lure more visual...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:46 PM
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Universal Pictures' decision Wednesday to shut down production of "Fast & Furious 7" following the death of star Paul Walker is a blow to Georgia's burgeoning film industry.
| Dec 7, 2013
| 9:23 AM
The porn film industry faces another shutdown after it was announced Friday that a performer had tested positive for HIV.
The name and gender of the performer were not released. Officials with the Free Speech Coalition, an adult-film industry trade...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The coming of age of horror cinema in Thailand might seem like an odd subject for the Princess of Thailand to address.
But it was Halloween night, after all, and Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya had good reason to single out the Southeast Asian nation's...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Veteran TV director Michael Pressman got a surprising response when he asked students in his film directing class to describe their dream jobs.
“Your job,” he said they told him recently. “We want to be the director in charge of a TV...