Thursday, April 18, 2013

Golden Globes Date & Deadlines Announced, Film Development News, YouTube Beats Viacom For 2nd Time In $1B Suit

Golden Globes Date & Deadlines Announced, Film Development News, YouTube Beats Viacom For 2nd Time In $1B Suit

Golden Globes Set 2014 Telecast Date

Sunday, January 12, 2014 is the NBC telecast date for the 71st Golden Globe Awards. All submission and announcement deadlines leading up to the ceremony are listed. (THR)

This Week's Film Development News: Robert Redford Joins ‘Old Man And The Gun’ 

Robert Redford joins Old Man and the Gun as part of SSN's latest film development news. (SSN)

Google's YouTube Beats Viacom In Copyright Case, Again

U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton, the same judge to dismiss the original 2010 lawsuit, threw out Viacom’s revived $1B suit for a second time citing “safe harbor" provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. (YAH)

CinemaCon: Movie Execs Have Done A “Horrible Job” Winning Fans

The International Cinema Technology Association’s panel wrought candid observations from studio & exhibition execs, including: the failure of movie execs to secure a theatrical fan base over the last 20 years, the possibilities of alternate content at theaters (concerts/live sports), the nebulous value of digital conversions, as well as concession fare and multi-story theaters accommodating aging boomers. (DH)

'Pacific Rim' Director Guillermo del Toro Responds to Michael Bay's 'Rip-Off' Comment

del Toro: “This is my movie. This is my universe and my creation, and I do not create through comparison." Bay referred to “rip-off” robot movies during his earlier session this week at ComicCon while touting Transformers 4 and Pain & Gain; insiders close to Bay doubt Bay was specifically calling out del Toro. (THR)

Showtime Confirms End of ‘Dexter,’ Offers Season 8 Sneak Peek Trailer

In an expected move, Showtime announced that season 8 will be the last for one of its original series game changers that has earned 25 Emmy nominations since its 2006 debut. Confirmation was made first to the show’s 13M Facebook fans in a show of appreciation. Season 8 begins June 30, 2014. (VAR)

Sci-Fi ‘Passengers’ To Star Keanu Reeves, With Brian Kirk Directing

Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire director Kirk will make his major feature film directing debut with the sci-fi love story Passengers. Keanu Reeves is attached as the lead, the female lead is uncast; Prometheus screenwriter Jon Spaihts wrote the screenplay. (DH)

The 2013 ‘Time 100’

Time has released its annual list of ‘The 100 Most Influential People in the World.’ Photo galleries and essays included here. (TIME)

How Pixar Used Moore’s Law To Predict the Future

Pixar and Altamira co-founder Alvy Ray Smith’s Wired piece about the way Pixar was able to navigate two decades between conceiving and executing their signature blend of computer science and art. (WIR)

CISPA Passes House Vote

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act would allow Internet companies to share user information with the government. CISPA passed the House with a 288-127 vote; the next steps are a Senate vote and a possible White House veto. (NBCN)


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