Tuesday, May 7, 2013

'Ice Station Zebra' Set For Remake, Discovery's Q1 Earnings, Inside Facebook's $1B Instagram Buy

'Ice Station Zebra' Set For Remake, Discovery's Q1 Earnings, Inside Facebook's $1B Instagram Buy

Cold War Classic ‘Ice Station Zebra’ Set For Remake

The Usual Suspects and Jack Reacher writer Christopher McQuarrie is set to write and direct the remake of the 1968 original for Warner Bros. (HV)

Discovery Communications Q1 Earnings Released

Revenues increased to $1.2B while Q1 net also rose, coming in at $231M. (B&C)

Inside The $1 Billion Dollar Facebook Acquisition Of Instagram

Vanity Fair’s feature report on Instagram founder Kevin Systrom’s sale last spring to Facebook of the photo sharing app he and business partner Mike Krieger launched in 2010.  (VF)

James Franco To Headline Wim Wenders’ 3D Feature

The family drama Everything Will Be Fine, with screenplay by Bjorn-Olaf Johannessen, was written with 3D in mind and is set for an August 2013 shoot start. (THR)

China Box Office: ‘So Young’ Breaks 2D Opening Numbers

Painted Skin and Shaolin Soccer actress Vicki Zhao Wei’s directing debut has beat former champ Lost In Thailand’s opening day numbers for a 2D feature. (DH)

$23M ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Lawsuit Filed By ‘G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra’ Writers

Hasbro Inc. is also named as a defendant in the 100-page complaint, citing breach of implied contract and copyright infringement, filed by screenwriters David Elliot and Paul Lovett. (VAR)

Video On Demand Tops DVR In Consumer Tracking Study

Q4 2012 study by Frank N. Magid Associates  and Vubiquity polled 1,700 consumers from 18-64; availability, quality and number of VoD options from wide range of MSOs surpassed HD, premium and DVR satisfaction. (MCN)

Lauryn Hill: Federal Prison Term In Tax Case

U.S. District Court Judge Madeline Cox Arleo sentenced the singer-actress to 3 months in federal prison, beginning July 8  in relation to $1.8M back taxes case. (LAT)

YouTube Debuts Video Filter Data In U.S.

Part of the YouTube Trends dashboard feature now allows results filter by gender, age, views and number of shares. (MASH)   

World 3-D Film Expo Set  For September In Los Angeles

The expo returns to Hollywood’s Egyptian Theater for a ten day screening of 20th century 3D classics, both iconic and camp. Lineup listing included. (TOH)

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