| Aug 20, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Netflix has struck a deal with Weinstein Co. for the exclusive U.S. pay-television rights to the independent film studio's first-run movies, beginning in 2016.
The arrangement represents a further step in the budding Internet television service's...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Major Hollywood studios have resolved a tax dispute in China that has held up hundreds of millions of box-office dollars since 2012.
The months-long dispute centered on a 2% value-added tax that state-owned distributor China Film Group insisted...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:10 PM
The animated film "Despicable Me 2" has been denied a release in China, a spokesperson for distributor Universal Pictures has confirmed.
The 3-D movie, a sequel to the 2010 hit, has grossed $584 million worldwide. And it has been a huge success...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:02 AM
Marvel's blockbuster superhero flick “The Avengers” and AMC's acclaimed series “Breaking Bad” led the 2013 Saturn Awards, winning in more […]...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Harvey Weinstein loves a good fight -- especially if it helps him promote one of his company's movies.
So when the MPAA's title registration bureau decided this week that the Weinstein Co. couldn't use the title "The Butler" on Lee Daniels' upcoming...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:00 AM
As Walt Disney Studio's "The Lone Ranger" limps off into the sunset after a bruising box-office encounter with the minions of "Despicable Me 2," it could be years before the studio gambles on a character unfamiliar to young moviegoers.
The new take on...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl, the female ensemble Trio Ellas will be among the top-billed acts at Mariachi USA Festival, a glittering annual showcase of charro-suited talent.
It'll make a nice change of pace for the three young Mexican...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Sometimes that queasy feeling when you say "action" is just the reality of directing your first short film.
Sometimes, as “Wild Horses” director Stephanie Martin found, it’s morning sickness.
The winner of the live action short/15...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 7:38 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out my vacation plans.
The Skinny: I'm thinking of taking a train ride across the country for a summer vacation. If anyone has any thoughts on it or suggestions, tweet at me (@JBFlint). Wednesday's roundup includes...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
In watching Marc Forster's new action drama "World War Z," it's hard not to be struck by how well Brad Pitt is aging.
Yes, there's the slightest of silver highlighting his long locks, and the added distinction those little lines are etching on his face,...