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joblo.com – Chances are you went to go see Luc Besson's LUCY this past weekend judging from the almost $50 million in box office for the sleeper hit. The fun and bizarre trailers for the science fiction/action movie may not have prepared audiences for the type of movie they were about to see but director Besson knew what films he was drawing influence from to make the Scarlett Johannson action flick. 2 days 9 hours ago via brucelee
feedproxy.google.com – Guillermo del Toro, who's become quite the Comic-Con fixture, hugging fanboys and journos alike, admits that his gothic horror-romance, "Crimson Peak" (Oct. 16, 2015), is the biggest movie he's ever made."Not only the scope is bigger, but I'm going to use a word that I don't normally touch, and that's ambition," he told me after his profane-lacedLegendary Hall H panel. 2 days 9 hours ago via jackiechan
variety.com – Warner Bros. is launching development of a movie franchise based on the sci-fi series “Dragonriders of Pern.” The studio has optioned the 22-volume book series from the estate of American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey, who died in 2011. It has yet to set up the project with a producer. The books are set in a pre-industrial... 2 days 9 hours ago via brucelee
variety.com – For the first time, there’s a calculation of just how much coin California is losing as a result of runaway production — and it’s not a pretty picture. According to the California Film Commission, the state has lost $2 billion in production spending since 2010. The org’s just-released annual report on the state’s production tax-credit... 2 days 9 hours ago via jetli
variety.com – During its second quarter earnings call, DreamWorks Animation disclosed an ongoing investigation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the $13.5 million writedown of film inventories the studio took on “Turbo” in February. The studio’s stock was down 7.3% in post-market trading after the studio disclosed its losses. Immediately after the SEC announcement, shares... 2 days 9 hours ago via theothersenhman
variety.com – Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer received $63.6 million in compensation for the fiscal year ending March 31 — about two-thirds of that in stock options. The studio, which made the disclosure Tuesday in its proxy statement to shareholders, said that the five-fold jump in compensation from $12.6 million in fiscal 2013 stemmed from Feltheimer signing a... 2 days 9 hours ago via theothersenhman
variety.com – Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and more than two dozen other Democratic members of California’s congressional delegation are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that would expand film and TV tax credits. AB1839 passed the state Assembly 76-0 in June and is scheduled to come before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Aug. 2 days 9 hours ago via brucelee