Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hot Docs Kicks Off Sales, China: Land of the Rising Gross, Tribeca Roundup: Part 2, Imax Q1

Hot Docs Kicks Off Sales, China: Land of the Rising Gross, Tribeca Roundup: Part 2, Imax Q1

Kinosmith Kicks Off Hot Docs Sales

The 20th edition of Hot Docs begins today in Toronto, with 205 documentaries from 43 countries unspooling over eleven days, to an eager international buyers market. (VAR)

The Accidental Turitz: Land Of The Rising Gross?

A look at China’s 2012 box office numbers and the effects of globalization for filmmakers and creativity. (SSN)

Tribeca 2013 Roundup: Second Edition

SSN’s look at highlights from the festival as it heads into its final weekend. (SSN)

IMAX Q1 Earnings Miss Forecasts Despite Strong Box Office Results

In addition to the company’s detailed Q1 numbers, IMAX remains in discussions with the majors to match its release of 35 films last year, with 28 already in place. (DH)

The 'Bible' Effect and the Resurrection of TV Miniseries

The “event series” renaissance, spurred by total viewer ratings in the eight figures, revives the miniseries from a years-long dormancy, with more than 20 such projects in development across broadcast and cable. (THR)

Lawsuit Claims Paramount Stole 'Paranormal Activity 4' Ideas from Pitch Meeting

Michael Costanza, writer and director of the 2002 horror indie The Colllingswood Story, filed suit for breach of implied contract against Paramount in L.A. Superior Court yesterday. (THRE)

Yahoo Claims ‘Saturday Night Live’ Clip Library

Yahoo made the announcement, in advance of next week’s NewFronts, that it has acquired exclusive rights to SNL’s  entire clip library dating back to 1975, effective this September. (VAR)

Newly Released Books: ‘Amity & Sorrow,’ ‘Reconstructing Amelia’ & More

The NYT’s breakdown of the latest novel releases. (NYT)

YouTube to Hold First Star-Studded Comedy Week

The May 19-25 comedy bonanza, featuring live performances, pranks, new episodes from YouTube channels and collaborations, includes Vince Vaughn, Rainn Wilson, Sarah Silverman, Seth Rogen and Ed Helms, among others. (THR)

Why Is It So Hard to Be a Reality-TV Host?

In the era of the ‘Ryan Seacrest effect’ - a look at recent fumbles in a genre that doesn’t necessarily thrive on celebrities in the role. (TDB)

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