Friday, April 19, 2013

4DX Eyes U.S. Exhibition Market, A Look At ‘Oblivion,’ The LA Times Book Fest Roundup

4DX Eyes U.S. Exhibition Market, A Look At ‘Oblivion,’ The L.A. Times Book Fest Roundup

CinemaCon: 4DX Targeting U.S. Market

The immersive technology that treats audiences to additional motion, wind, fog, lighting and scent-based effects has been used for Avatar, The Avengers and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and premieres in Japan with Iron Man 3. At an installation cost of $1M per theater auditorium, the fee would be split by exhibitors and 4DX; 4DX has its sights set on Los Angeles and Miami to start. (THR)

A Look At ‘Oblivion’ and Tom Cruise’s B.O. Profitability

SSN’s look at Cruise’s films by genre as well as domestic and international box office. (SSN)

The L.A. Times Festival of Books: A Roundup of Literary Inspiration

SSN highlights panels and authors worth checking out during the fest’s 48 hours of panels and interviews on the USC campus. The L.A. Times Festival of Books is one of the largest literary events in the U.S. and kicks off Saturday, April 20. (SSN)

David O Russell Named Guest Director For LA Film Festival

In his guest director role, Russell will discuss his career and host a screening of Three Kings. The L.A. Film Festival is scheduled to run June 13-23. (DH)

Media Coverage In Overdrive on Boston Manhunt

Coverage is both cautious and sprawling via new leads. The overnight bedlam in Watertown, Mass., left national viewers streaming local Boston affiliate news feeds for information before broadcast and cable news teams were on the scene and summarily sectioned off as the manhunt area widened. (VAR)

‘42' Star Chadwick Boseman In Talks for Ivan Reitman's 'Draft Day'

Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner are the cast leads in the NFL-centered story about a general manager’s travails in the 24-hour period of the NFL draft. Boseman would play a supporting role as a Southern linebacker. (THR)

Coachella 2013 Do-Over: How To Make Most Of Weekend Two

A hindsight look from Weekend One of Coachella with inside tips for this weekend’s finale. (MTV)

April 2013 Pitch Market Scorecard

The Scoggins Report of the spec market and pitch purchases thus far. (SCOG)

Kristen Wiig: Life After 'SNL'

Wiig, currently promoting The Secret Life of Walter Mitty at CinemaCon says leaving SNL, despite her decision from the start to only do seven seasons, was an adjustment: "The show was seven years of my life and a six-day work week, and you're constantly with your friends all day, all night." Wiig was nominated for Emmys during her SNL run. (LAT)

Prospect Park Sues ABC For Breach Of Contract In $25M Lawsuit

Taking seven One Life To Live characters on loan to General Hospital during the transition of OLTL’s network cancellation and planned April 29th Web revival - and sending two of them off a cliff to their fictional demise - is just one of the bad faith allegations behind the lawsuit. Prospect Park’s allegations that ABC undermined their efforts to relaunch OLTL and All My Children, despite license fees and storyline consultant agreements, include the request for a jury trial. (LAT)


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