Tuesday, April 16, 2013

CinemaCon: Film Vs. Digital, Paramount & Imax Make Five-Picture Deal, DreamWorks Signs Carla Hacken To First Look Deal

CinemaCon: Film Vs. Digital, Paramount & Imax Make Five-Picture Deal, DreamWorks Signs Carla Hacken To First Look Deal

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CinemaCon: The End of Film Distribution in North America Is Almost Here

75% of the world’s cinema screens had gone digital by the end of 2012. In North America, 85% of theaters have made the switch vs. 67% in Europe and 49% in Latin America. (THR)

Paramount and IMAX Make Five-Picture Deal That Includes 'Transformers 4' & 'Interstellar'

Paramount will continue its partnership with Imax, releasing five of its upcoming tentpole features on IMAX screens. (EW)

DreamWorks Signs Carla Hacken To First Look Deal

Hacken, the former president of production at New Regency, as well as Fox 2000 EVP and ICM agent, has entered a first look deal with DreamWorks via her Paper Pictures banner. Hacken’s deal joins Mark Sourian and Kennedy/Marshall’s first look deals at the studio. (VAR)

Boston: Resilience Will Follow The Horror

The  Atlantic’s take on the communal and worldwide impact of yesterday’s tragedy and endurance of the human spirit. (ATL)

Twitter In Talks With Viacom & NBCU On TV Content Deals

Twitter is in reportedly close to deals with NBCUniversal and Viacom to stream videos on the site and split ad revenue. Twitter has existing partnerships with ESPN, Weather Channel and TBS. (DH)


New Mexico’s New & Generous TV/Film Production Rebates Begin

New Mexico’s increased state rebate for media spending on productions there, known as the “Breaking Bad” law, took effect yesterday. (DH)

A Madman, But Angelic

Robin Williams’ guest piece for the New York Times, remembering co-star and friend Jonathan Winters. (NYT)

Digital Music: Can Streaming Save Music Sales?

Streaming sales in Sweden have returned that music market to levels not hit since 2005. A look at streaming vs. downloads worldwide and its percentage of digital revenue for 2012. (BBC)

‘Matilda’ Star Mara Wilson Reviews ‘Matilda the Musical’

As Matilda the Musical wins raves on Broadway, the original Matilda in the 1996 feature adaptation, Mara Wilson, discusses what it took to make the film and life after Hollywood. (TDB)

Media Roundup: Multiple Changes in Movie Coverage

In the wake of Roger Ebert’s death, a look at the state of veteran film critics and where they’re landing. (TOH)

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